Bangladesh vs Australia T20
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Australia are touring Bangladesh for a five-game T20I series. Read the entire article to know every detail surrounding the Bangladesh vs Australia 2nd T20I.

When is Bangladesh vs Australia 2nd T20I?

Australia will take on Bangladesh today (August 4) at 5:30 pm Indian Time. Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium will host the clash.

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How to live stream Bangladesh vs Australia 2nd T20I?

You can catch the live action on Fancode app and website. Rabbitholebd Sports YouTube channel will also live stream the game in the US, UK and Australia.

Match prediction

Bangladesh won the opening game against the Kangaroos by 23 runs. Australia had never lost a T20I to the Tigers before since the inception of the shortest format of the sport.

Matthew Wade did not get an ideal start to the series on his captaincy debut, but the Aussies are likely to make it 1-1 in the second clash.

Bangladesh Cricket
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Probable line-up

Bangladesh

Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (w), Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam.

Australia

Matthew Wade (c & wk), Josh Philippe, Ben McDermott, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Dan Christian, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

BAN vs AUS T20 Fixtures

Australia vs Bangladesh 5 Match series. Every match will be held at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Now, let’s Check the T20 fixtures.

DateMatchTime
Aug 03, 2021, Tue
1st T20I Match
11:00 AM GMT / 05:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 04, 2021, Wed
2nd T20I Match
11:00 AM GMT / 05:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 06, 2021, Fri
3rd T20I Match
11:00 AM GMT / 05:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 07, 2021, Sat
4th T20I Match
11:00 AM GMT / 05:00 PM LOCAL
Aug 09, 2021, Mon
5th T20I Match
11:00 AM GMT / 05:00 PM LOCAL

What happened in the first T20I?

Mitchell Marsh was the sole performer for the entire kangaroos when it came to chasing the meagre 132-run target. His 45 off 45 kept the Aussies hopes alive only until the domino effect had not hit them.

All the low target demanded from the visitors was to spend some time on the wicket, but Marsh kept on losing his partners from the other end.

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In the end, the entire team returned to the hut on 108.

Nasum Ahmed was Player of the Match for his exception figures of 4-19. The 26-year-old chipped in with wickets when it mattered the most for Mahmudullah’s men.

Mathew Wade, who scored a sluggish 13 (23), felt that the batsmen let the team down.

“The bowlers did a terrific job. 130 was chaseable. You lose 3-10, you need to rebuild which Mitch Marsh and I tried to do, but it didn’t work out. You need to find a way to score runs on these wickets,” the Australia captain said in the post-game interview.

“You’re always disappointed when you’re bowled out for 100 or so, need to find ways to score. We knew they’d bowl a lot of spin at us. If our bowlers can keep giving us 130 to chase, we will mostly find ways to score. In West Indies, the wickets spun but the skid into the wicket wasn’t there. We didn’t execute as well as we should have.”

On the flip side, the Bangladesh captain loved to see his men spring to action in the second inning.

“It was outstanding, the hunger and energy was there. The bowlers executed their plans really well. You need to have an attacking mindset with the ball early on, that’s what we did,” Mahmudullah remarked.

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