Bangladesh clinch 5-wicket win against Australia to stretch lead in T20 series


Sports desk, Aug 04: Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan guided Bangladesh through a tricky chase and took them to a five-wicket win over Australia in the second Twenty20 to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.

The Tigers restricted the Aussies to 121 for seven after the visitors chose to bat. Mustafizur Rahman picked up three and Shoriful Islam grabbed two in the 5-wicket victory at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Bangladesh’s chase of a small target wobbled midway with Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah back in the hutch. But youngsters Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan rose to the occasion and get Bangladesh over the line with an unbeaten 56-run stand.