World Twenty20: Tigers suffer defeat despite fighting show
— March 22, 2016
DHAKA: Despite a fighting all round performance, Bangladesh suffered a shocking three-wicket defeat to mighty Australia in the crucial super 10 group 2 match of the World Twenty20 held on Monday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India.
Chasing a winning target of 157 runs set Bangladesh, Australia got off to a good start and finally reached home for the loss of seven wickets with nine balls remaining.
Earlier, Bangladesh, rode on Mahmudullha’s breezy knock of unbeaten 49 runs, piled up a competitive total of 156 for 5 from their allotted 20 overs, after they were forced to bat first by Australia.
Adam Jampa of Australia was named the player of the match for his impressive bowing performance.
Brief score: Bangladesh- 156 for 5 in 20 overs, Mahmudullah 49 n.o, Shakib 33, Mithun 23, Mushfiqur 15 n.o, Zampa 3/23 and Watson 2/31.
Australia- 157 for 7 in 18.3 overs, Khajawa 58, Maxwell 26,Watson 21, Shakib 3/27. Mustafizur 2/30.