Ban vs Aus 2nd T20I Highlights today Wednesday, 8-4-2021 – 2nd T20I (N), Australia tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
Australia win the toss and bat first today.
Bangladesh team: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed.
Australia team: Alex Carey, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, AJ Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Post Match Presentation.
Matthew Wade, losing captain: “We were in a good position today (with the ball), but unfortunately we struggled the bat in the last four overs. Very disappointing. We were in a good position to get 130s-140s, a good score on this track. Their quicks took pace off well, and we’ll look to do better there. The bowlers from both teams have been terrific, we are happy with how they are going. Agar was terrific again. Our bowling is definitely not the problem. We’ve had a game where the top wasn’t great, and this time our bottom half with the bat wasn’t.
Afif Hossain is the Player of the Match for his match-winning innings: “When I came, I thought I have to stay in the wicket till the end. Whatever the required rate may be, I knew I could manage. We knew we had to stay calm, keep wickets in hand. Sohan (Nurul) Bhai played well so there was no pressure on me either.
Mahmudullah, winning captain: “It’s very pleasing to see Afif and Sohan stand up, carry us to the end. Showed maturity. And upfront our bowlers did very well to restrict them to 120. But Shakib was very important with bowling and batting, which shows how important he is to the team. Losing few early wickets causing tension in the dressing room, but the way Afif and Sohan (Nurul batted). It was a lot of relief. I think Mustafizur has always been there in these conditions, and effective too. Shoriful bowled really well and all the bowlers chipped in too. We are taking it game by game.”