Bangladesh Holds The Record For the Lowest Total Defended in T20I in the 5th Match Against Australia
Besides winning the last T20 of the five-match series, Bangladesh won the series 4-1. Not only did the series win, but Bangladesh has also made history in the T20 internationals. Bangladesh now holds the record for the lowest total 122 runs defended in the T20I as Australia got all out on 62 runs which is also the Lowest total of Australia in terms of runs and balls.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Monday (August 9). Openers Mahedi Hasan and Naeem Sheikh gave the team a flying start. However, after Mahdi’s departure, Bangladesh started losing wickets at regular intervals. In the end, Bangladesh’s innings stopped at 122 runs.
Australia went down to bat for 123 runs. With the exception of captains Matthew Wade and Ben McDermott, no one was able to run in the double digits. The Aussie batsmen returned to the pavilion one by one with Shakib’s bowling cannon.
In the end, Australia’s innings stopped at 72 runs. Australia’s lowest team collection in the International Twenty20. Australia has been bowled out for less than 100 runs four times before. Earlier, Australia was all out for 79 runs against England in 2005. This was Australia’s lowest team collection before Monday.
Bangladesh picked up the second-highest run-scoring win against Australia on Monday. In terms of runs, Bangladesh’s biggest win was 61 runs. The Tigers picked up the win against Ireland in Belfast in 2012. Earlier, Bangladesh held Afghanistan to a minimum of 72 runs. That incident was also against Afghanistan in 2014 in Mirpur.
Bangladesh holds the record for the fewest overs bowled in the last T20 against Australia. The Tigers have never been able to stop the opponent so fast before. Bangladesh bowled only 13.4 overs in this match.