BAN vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Score: Bangladesh aim to continue dominant bowling show, inexperienced Australia look to bounce back; Toss at 5 PM – Follow Live Updates – Bangladesh started the Australia series on high with a stunning performance in the first T20I of the five-match series here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Mahmudullah led side will look to continue their winning momentum in the 2nd T20I while the inexperienced Australian batting order will aim to bounce back and level the series. (Australia tour of Bangladesh)
BAN vs AUS 2nd T20I
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Rain is not expected on Wednesday. The temperature will be between 27 to 33 degrees celsius in Dhaka. It is expected to stay in the mid-20s.
All the matches will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium so naturally, it is expected that the pitch will get slower. The pitch will once again assist spinners as was the case in the first game. Pacers will opt for slower ones more as it will be easy for batsmen if the ball comes hard on the bat.
Last time they met
A spirited bowling performance helped Bangladesh stun Australia in the first T20I. Bangladesh defeated Australia by 23 runs in the first T20I and with this win, the hosts have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Skipper Matthew Wade (13) struggled at the crease and his vigil finally came to an end in the 10th over as he was dismissed by Nasum Ahmed, and Australia was reduced to 49/4, still, 83 runs away from the target. Wickets kept falling at the other end, and it all boiled down to Mitchell Marsh to take Australia over the line. However, Marsh (45) perished in the 16th over and in the end, Australia stumbled to a 23-run loss in the first T20I. Nasum Ahmed was the star for Bangladesh as he scalped four wickets.
Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan (36) played an anchor role as Bangladesh posted a total of in the allotted twenty overs. Sent into bat first, Bangladesh got off to a bad start as the side lost both its openers inside the powerplay. Soumya Sarkar (2) and Mohammad Naim (30) both failed to stay at the crease for a long haul. Mahmudullah (20) and Nurul Hasan (3) also departed cheaply and it all boiled down to Shakib to guide Bangladesh to a defendable total. However, in the 17th over, Josh Hazlewood got the prized scalp of Shakib and Bangladesh was reduced to 104/5.
In the final three overs, Bangladesh managed to add 27 more runs, taking the total past the 130-run mark. For Australia, Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with three wickets.
Australia tour of Bangladesh – Live Streaming
Indian fans can watch the BAN vs AUS 2nd T20 matches live on the FanCode app. The matches are set to be telecast on Fox Sports in Australia. In Bangladesh, the matches will be telecast on Gazi TV, T Sports and BTV.
Predicted Playing XI
Bangladesh Playing XI: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed
Australia Playing XI: Josh Philippe, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood