Australia tour of Bangladesh – BAN vs AUS 5th T20: Bangladesh eye dominance, Australia aim to find respectability in series finale – Bangladesh will aim to wrap up their series and continue their dominance while visitors Australia will aim to find some respectability when the two teams clash in the fifth and final T20I of the series. Having already lost the series, Matthew Wade and Co. will fight for lost pride and potentially clinch only their third win in the last 10 T20Is. As for the hosts, Mahmudullah’s side will hope to continue building momentum as they prepare for the T20 World Cup qualifiers.
BAN vs AUS 5th T20: On slow, turning tracks at the Shere Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh created history after clinching their maiden series win over a depleted Australian outfit. The hosts clinched the first three T20s by strangling the visiting Aussies with spin, as they struggled to fight their way through the conditions. Bangladesh defended with grit and determination in their first and third T20s, while showed great application to clinch the second game and put the series beyond doubt.
BAN vs AUS 5th T20: Australia did fight back on Saturday, clinching their first win of the tour thanks to efforts from Daniel Christian and Ashton Agar. Chasing 105 to win, Christian smacked Shakib for five sixes in an over to get them going, but the Aussies soon struggled and were reduced to 66/6. Agar then chipped in with a handy 27 to see Australia through the finish line and clinch their first win of the tour. Matthew Wade and Co. will hope to put in a similar showing in the final T20I and use their final chance to make a claim for a place in the T20 World Cup squad.
BAN vs AUS 5th T20: Predicted XIs
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Nurul Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed
Australia: Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Dan Christian, Alex Carey, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Swepson, Mitchell Starc.
BAN vs AUS 5th T20: Date, time and venue
The final game of the Bangladesh vs Australia T20 series will be played at the Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The match will kick start at 5:30 PM IST on Monday, August 9.
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