Bangladesh claims their first-ever series win against Australia

The Australia tour of Bangladesh ends with a 3-0 lead to the hosts in the 5 day series of the T20 format. A hat-trick for Nathan Ellis on his debut.

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first in the third T20 International against Australia. There was a delay of almost 90 minutes due to rain and wet outfield conditions. While the hosts remained unchanged, the Aussies handed a debut to the right-arm faster bowler Nathan Ellis who came in for Mitchell Starc. 

The other two changes include Ben McDermott and Dan Christian coming in for Josh Philippe and Andrew Tye in what was a must-win game for Australia.


Bangladesh set up a final score of 127 runs in the 20 overs while losing 9 wickets. The skipper of the Bangladeshi side Mahmudullah scored 52 runs which included four 4s and zero 6s in 53 balls during the 19th over. Mahmudullah was bowled out by the debutante Nathan Ellis. 

Nathan Ellis picked up two more wickets in his next two deliveries getting Mustafizur Rahman and Mustafizur Rahman out to get himself a hat trick on the debut. 

Australia started the first over in the second innings in good form but soon lost their opener, Matthew Wade in the 1st over. Since the dismissal of Wade, the Aussies were on the back foot and were unable to get many runs. At a point in the game, the only thing that changed in the scorecard was the required run per over for the Aussies. Finally, Mitchell Marsh had made it to his half-century and seemed like the one to stay in the middle and get Australia over the line to keep them in the series. Not soon later in the 17th over Marsh lost his wicket. Australia went on to and tried to see themselves through but fell short by 10 runs in the end.