Bangladesh eye series triumph after maiden Australia win

Aug 31, 2017, 01:18
Bangladesh eye series triumph after maiden Australia win

Warner instantly reviewed Aleem Dar's decision but replays confirmed it was hitting middle and leg.

The credit for Bangladesh's historic win must go to Shakib, who became the first Bangladesh bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test against Australia.

Mushfiqur said the first innings partnership of 155 between Man-of-the-Match Shakib Al Hasan and opener Tamim Iqbal had been crucial to the victory with the former also taking 5-85 with his spin-bowling to help wrap up the win on Wednesday. Smith said Australia would consider playing three spinners in Chittagong - including Steve O'Keefe, who replaces the injured Josh Hazlewood - if the conditions were suitable.

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Smith assisted in the strong finish as Australia scored 40 runs off the last 10 overs to finish the day on 109-2, walking off the square with 25 runs on the board to continue alongside Warner in the morning. When Australia was reduced to 9 wickets with 37 runs to win, Cummins switched gears and tried to finish the match on his own.

But the left-handed Agar frustrated the Bangladesh bowlers during a 97-ball stay at the crease that included two fours and a six.

Bangladesh suffered a middle-order collapse but their overall lead ballooned to 248 runs over Australia by tea on the third day of the first test on Tuesday. "In this test, the wicket was pretty tough to bat on, that has to be said, because the top order also found it hard to bat".

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Hazlewood's contribution to the Bangladesh tour may not be over yet, despite the left side strain that team physiotherapist David Beakley said would require "several weeks of rehabilitation". After Tamim's dismissal, skipper Muhfiqur Rahim has taken the responsibility for the hosts as they have extended their lead to 222 runs. But Shakib got the vital wickets of Warner and captain Steven Smith, who combined for 130 runs, within 13 runs. Islam then removed Ashton Agar (2) with a return catch before Shakib trapped Mathew Wade (4).

"I thought we did pretty well to be fair to get (244) on this wicket in the second innings".

Nathan Lyon earlier spun Australia back into contention with 6-82 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 221 shortly after tea.

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