Bangladesh defeated Australia in the 1st T20I match by a margin of 23 runs with the help of great bowling display from Nasum Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman. Initially, Bangladesh managed to post just 131/7 in the span of 20 overs but they managed to defend the small total with a superb effort from their bowling attack. From the Australian team, only Mitchell Marsh fought hard. There was no support from other batsmen as Australia failed to chase the below-par total.
Numbers and stats from Ban vs Aus 1st T20I:
1 - Bangladesh defeated Australia for the first time in T20I history. Overall Bangladesh has defeated Australia only for the 3rd time in international cricket.
Instances of Bangladesh defeating Australia in international cricket:
ODIs : Ban defeated Aus by 5 wickets in Cardiff, 2005
Tests : Ban defeated Aus by 20 runs in Dhaka, 2017
T20Is : Ban defeated Aus by 23 runs in Dhaka, 2021
1 - For the first Time Bangladesh is playing a 5 match T20I series and for the first time Australia and Bangladesh are playing a T20I series (Last 4 T20I meetings between Aus and Ban were in T20 WC)
131 - 131 is the lowest total defended by Bangladesh in T20Is.
Lowest total successfully defended by Ban in T20Is:
131/7 vs Aus, 2021
133/8 vs UAE, 2016
146/6 vs Ire, 2012
50 - Mitchell Starc became the first Australian player to pick 50 wickets in T20Is and also the 5th Australian player to pick 500 wickets in international cricket.
Australian Players to pick 500 wickets in international cricket :
4 - Nasum Ahmed's 4/19 is 4th best bowling figure by any bowler in T20Is against Australia.
Best bowling figure in T20Is vs Australia
Ajantha Mendis - 6/16 in Pallekele, 2011
Umar Gul - 4/8 in Dubai, 2009
Ravi Ashwin - 4/11 in Dhaka, 2014
Nasum Ahmed - 4/19 in Dhaka, 2021
50 - Mahmudullah becomes first Bangladeshi player to record 50 sixes in T20Is.
108 - Australia's 108 is their 4th lowest total in T20Is while batting 2nd.
Lowest total for Aus in T20Is while batting 2nd:
79 vs Eng in Southampton, 2005
86 vs Ind in Dhaka, WT20 2014
89 vs Pak in Abu Dhabi, 2018
108 vs Ban in Dhaka, 2021