The tour of Bangladesh was very embarrassing for the Australia cricket team. The Kangaroo team, which lost the series by losing three consecutive matches, succumbed to just 62 runs in the last T20 match. With 60 runs winning the fifth T20 match of the series, the hosts clinched the series 4-1. Batting first, Bangladesh had scored 122 for 8 wickets, in response, the entire team of Australia was reduced to 62 runs.
In the fifth and final T20 match, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and decided to bat first. In front of Australia’s slow bowling, the hosts could only score 122 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Opener Mohammad Naeem scored the highest 23 runs while the captain scored 19 runs. Nathan Ellis and Dan Christian took two wickets each.
Bangladesh’s most experienced player Shakib Al Hasan went on to chase the score of 123 runs. In 3.4 overs, this star spinner took four important wickets giving 9 runs. Australia’s batting seemed a complete failure and only batsmen captain Matthew Waite (23) and Ben McDermott (17) could reach double digits. The entire team was bundled out for just 62 runs in 13.4 overs.
Bangladesh defeated Australia for the first time in T20 by winning the first match of the 5-match series. After this won two consecutive matches and for the first time in any bilateral series, defeated the Kangaroo team. Bangladesh won the first match of the series by 23 runs. Won the second match by 5 wickets and defeated Australia by 10 runs in the third match to capture the series. While Australia won the fourth match by 3 wickets, they lost the last match by 60 runs.