Aussies lose three in three overs
The Tigers were making a game out of it as Australia lost three top-order batsmen in the first three overs in chase of Bangladesh's 131 for 7 in the first T20I as Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.
Bangladesh were off to a great start when Mehedi Hasan castled Alex Carey out for a duck in the very first delivery of the innings with a delivery that skidded in. The batsman played for the turn but was bamboozled by the youngster.
Nasum Ahmed was pulled to deep mid-wicket for six in the second over but then Josh Phillip decided to come down the track only to find the ball turning away sharply and was stumped by Nurul Hasan.
Bangladesh then brought in Shakib to the attack next over and it paid immediate dividends as the Tigers' ace all-rounder removed the experienced Moises Henriques with his very first delivery. It was evident that the slow nature of the wicket did not stop the spinners from getting good purchase off it. Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade then took Australia to 28 for 3 as the Powerplay ended.