Bangladesh have had more than their fair share of good fortune in the series but their luck finally betrayed them here.
Having put their guests in trouble again, they just could not find their way past the Aussie tale and lost their first match of the series.
The man largely responsible for the defeat was the man often responsible for their wins. Shakibal Hasan was woeful with the ball, giving away 50 runs in his four overs, which is super expensive for a match that sees 400 runs scored collectively. For a match that saw a combined score of just 209 runs, it was outrageously poor by the star allrounder. He gave away nearly half of the 105 Australia scored.
His performance was in stark contrast to Mustafizur Rehman’s. The Fizz again was super miserly, giving away just nine runs in his four overs and also picked up two wickets.
Australia finally managed to get off the mark on this tour, but still only barely managing to beat their hosts, even when all they had to do was chase down another measly target, which this time was just 105.
They were 65-6 during the run chase, and had it not been for their tale keeping their cool, they’d have gone down 4-0 in the series.
With the World Cup just months away, the Aussies fans and selectors must be extremely nervous about this team and how it’s going to fare in the UAE.
Their batting, as has been said so many times, is a supreme mess and desperately requires the return of Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and David Warner.
The only thing Aussie-like in this rendition of the Australian team is their bowling, which again impressed in the 4th T20I, restricting Bangladesh to 104-9. Mitchell Starc didn’t play but he didn’t need to as his namesake Mitchell Swepson and Andrew Tye picked up three wickets a piece and Josh Hazlewood grabbed a pair.