Leggie's career-best as Aussies end losing streak

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Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson claimed a career-best 3-12 arsenic Australia ended its losing tally successful Bangladesh with a hard-fought three-wicket triumph successful the fourth Twenty20 connected Saturday.

Swepson, 1 of the 2 changes by Australia, utilized his googly and quicker deliveries to perfection to bounds Bangladesh to 9-104.

Bangladesh, which had already clinched the five-match series, created a accidental to marque it 4-0 by reducing Australia to 6-65 successful the 11th implicit but Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner batted sensibly to assistance the broadside overhaul the people with six balls remaining.

Agar was cardinal successful the 7-105 winning total, making a run-a-ball-27 with 2 fours and 1 six.

After combining for a match-changing 34 runs with Turner, Agar was dismissed by accelerated bowler Shoriful Islam erstwhile the broadside was six runs from victory. Australia won with Turner connected 9 and Andrew Tye connected four.

Mitch Swepson (R) with Matthew Wade. (Getty)

Off-spinner Mahedi Hasan broke done successful the archetypal over, dismissing skipper Matthew Wade for two.

But Dan Christian appeared acceptable to triumph the lucifer connected his ain erstwhile helium struck Shakib Al Hasan for 5 sixes successful his 1 over.

The accomplishment of accelerated bowler Mustafizur Rahman shifted the momentum erstwhile helium removed Christian aft his 39 disconnected 15 balls.

"We've worked hard implicit the past fewer games and not had the effect spell our way. It's hard enactment retired there," Australia skipper Matthew Wade said.

"The mode Dan played, that's the quality betwixt moving and losing sometimes. We needed large runs up top, and that changed the match."

Australia, for the 4th consecutive match, failed to woody with Mustafizur's cutter and slower deliveries.

Mustafizur baffled Alex Carey (one) with a slower cutter, past Mahedi (2-17) and left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed (1-17) made further inroads.

Mustafizur finished with much singular figures of 4-1-9-2.

"We didn't measure the wicket good capable batting first," Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah said. "Having said that, the bowlers did a bully occupation to instrumentality it to the 19th over. Today's wicket was the hardest among all. Dan Christian changed the full scenario."

Bangladesh besides had nary reply to Swepson's disciplined bowling. Opener Mohammad Naim top-scored with 28 earlier falling to Swepson's quicker delivery.

Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood (2-24) continued his bully form, giving the broadside aboriginal occurrence by dismissing Soumya Sarkar connected 8 and Shakib connected 15.

Swepson past dismissed Mahmudullah and Nurul Hasan — some for ducks — successful consecutive deliveries.

Bangladesh managed to get past 100 acknowledgment to Afif Hossain's 20 and Mahedi Hasan's 23.

The 5th and last T20 is connected Monday.

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