Bangladesh eyes happy ending

Bangladesh are standing a good chance to wrap up the five-match series, with two matches to go, as they take on Australia in the third T20 International on Friday.

The match starts at 6 pm  at National Cricket Stadium and will be aired live on Gazi TV and T Sports. The Tigers are leading the series now by 2-0 thanks to their 23-run victory in the first and five-wicket win in the second game. A win in the third game will give Tigers the series victory in the first bilateral T20 series between the two sides.

In both matches, Australia’s batting line up found them wanting in slow pitch and the batting woes looked unlikely to be solved. In the first match, the visitors were all out for 108 runs, while chasing the target of just 132. In the second match, they were in relatively good position till 16th over before Mustafizur Rahman’s cutter and slower floundered them as they were restricted to 121-7.

Australia captain Matthew Wade however cautioned his side to fix the batting issue ahead of the crucial third match in which a defeat would cost them the series. And a defeat at the same time would pose a threat to them to be whitewashed in the series.

“Unfortunately we struggled with the bat in the last four overs in the second game which was very disappointing. We were in a good position to get 130s-140s, a good score on this track,” Wade said.

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