BAN vs AUS: Low scores & sluggish strike rates, Bangladesh vs Australia T20 series registers 3 unwanted records, Check out: The ongoing T20I series between Bangladesh and Australia has been one of the slowest shortest format series ever witnessed in the cricketing history. Barring Daniel Christian’s five sixes off Shakib al Hasan’s over in the fourth T20I, the rest of the series has witnessed cricketing action at a snail’s pace. Though the two sides are set to clash in the fifth and the final T20I on August 9, the series matches at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka has registered many unwanted records.
BAN vs AUS: Three unwanted records were etched in the ongoing T20I series between Bangladesh and Australia.
- Below 6 run rate: The series will be the first-ever consisting of at least three games that recorded an overall run rate of less than six an over, which currently stands at 5.93 in the precise numbers.
- Fewest runs scored: The ongoing series has recorded the fewest runs ever scored in a five-match T20 series between two cricket nations. The two countries have aggregated 936 runs in the four matches of the series held till now. Prior to this, 1,594 was the lowest total recorded in the five-match T20I series between South Africa and West Indies held earlier this year.
- Strike rate: Even in the shortest format of the game that often witnesses bizarre strike rates, only 7 batsmen of the 22 featured in the series have a strike rate exceeding 100.
The series is of paramount importance for both these nations in the build to the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled during October-November in the UAE. While it was the last T20I series for Australia ahead of the prestigious ICC tournament, Bangladesh still have a series scheduled against New Zealand during September this year.
BAN vs AUS: T20I series between Bangladesh and Australia registers 3 unwanted records, Check out
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