Bangladesh beat Australia for first time in Twenty20 cricket

Bangladesh celebrate the wicket of Matthew Wade


The five-match series is preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup that is due to take place in United Arab Emirates and Oman from 17 October
First Twenty20, Mirpur
Bangladesh 131-7 (20 overs): Shakib 36 (33); Naim 30 (29); Hazlewood 3-24
Australia 108 all out (20 overs): M Marsh 45 (45); Ahmed 4-19
Bangladesh won by 23 runs

Bangladesh picked up their first ever Twenty20 win over Australia in the first game of their five-match series.

After being put into bat in Mirpur, Bangladesh made 131-7, with Shakib Al Hasan top scoring with 36 and Josh Hazlewood taking 3-24.

Alex Carey was bowled first ball of the chase, before Australia limped to 11-3.

They recovered to 71-4, leaving 61 to win from 42 balls, but lost regular wickets to be bowled out for 108, 23 runs adrift, from the final ball.

Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed recorded career-best figures of 4-19, with Mitchell Marsh top scoring with 45.

Eight Australia batters were out for single-figure scores, with three of those dismissed…