Disaster start for Aussies in Bangladesh test

Disaster start for Aussies in Bangladesh test

Ronald Pratt
August 28, 2017

DHAKA Australia bowled out Bangladesh for 260 and then suffered a spectacular top-order collapse to be left reeling at 18 for 3 after the spin-dominated opening day of the first Test. Bangladesh had slumped to 10-3 before Shakib Al Hasan (left) and Tamim Iqbal raised 155 runs to help them post a competitive total.

From 10 for three on a hard pitch, that had enough early-morning moisture to encourage Australia's pace attack while offering turn at pace for the spinners, opener Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan carried the team to 165 without further loss, and they did so in just 41.3 overs, both striking half-centuries in their 50th Tests.

Australia travel to Bangladesh to play a Test series after a gap of 11 years.

The opening Test will be the first between the two countries since Ricky Ponting's side toured Bangladesh in 2006, clean-sweeping the series 2-0.

Speaking after play, Lyon said he he hadn't seen the Khawaja run out, but while he acknowledged that it was not ideal, the off-spinner insisted Australia remained well and truly in the hunt.

Cummins, Lyon and Agar picked up three wickets apiece, while Maxwell chipped in with one.

After failing to improve his middling overseas record earlier this year in India, Warner was also unable to start this series on the right note, trapped LBW by Mehedi Hasan Miraz for eight.

The other concerning element for Australia is having three left-handers at the top of the order in Matt Renshaw, David Warner and the normally disgusting against spin Usman Khawaja. Shane Warne is the only Australian spinner to have now claimed more Test scalps than Lyon.

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Now that Nathan Lyon has secured admittance to that exclusive and shoulder-weary collective of spinners who can boast 250 Test wickets, he will once more be evaluated alongside the past practitioners of the slow bowling craft. We all make errors - I misjudged one.

Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal starred with the bat for Bangladesh as they made 84 and 71 respectively. To overtake him in the wickets column is something pretty special.

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson and Jackson Bird.

Herath has claimed nearly 70 per cent of his wickets on home tracks in Sri Lanka while Ashwin was proved even more dominant in familiar climes with greater than 71 per cent of his victims falling on Indian soil.

"Those teams rely on those two, and we've got a few bowlers that tend to try and take our wickets".

Nasir Hossain is playing a Test after a two years while pacer Shafiul Islam also returned to the fold.

"I think the two guys batted very courageous", Lyon said. Not in all conditions but in Bangladesh, we are better than them.