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Bangladesh-Australia Series

Mustafiz impresses Agar with revolutionary bowling


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Australia spinner Ashton Agar said during a press conference that pacer Mustafizur Rahman was incredible in the second T20I, he also admitted that they had difficulty playing the slower balls of the cutter-master.

In the press conference with Cricket Australia, Agar praised Mustafiz's bowling. He said Australia's batters were totally outplayed by Mustafizur's deceptive slower balls, who struck three important wickets while allowing only 23 runs in four overs.

"He is really good. His ability to bowl that slow ball, if you watch it in slow motion, pretty much with his wrist and fingers, it is like incredible. Incredible skill," Agar said.

"It's a great slow ball because it's not too slow and it's a lot of revolution, it keeps quite a bit off the surface, might spin a lot or might not, it's super variable,"

"He is bowling a majority of his balls as slow balls that we have to play," he said.

Mustafizur has picked up five wickets in two matches, playing a central role in Bangladesh's 23-run win in the first game and victory by five wickets in the second.

Agar also said the Bangladesh pitches were very "foreign" to Australian players and it had been hard to judge what a winning score might be.

"After the first game Bangladesh got 131, we thought we bowled well. We were quite confident, to be honest, going out there with the bat. But you can see how much the pitch comes into play," said Agar.

"They now know that 130 to 140 is often the "winning total", he added.