Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs to take series lead

Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs to take series lead

Kerry Wise
August 31, 2017

The win gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the two match series.

"We made a few errors, a few guys getting out in ways they've got out before and not learning from their mistakes, which was a bit disappointing", Smith told reporters after play.

Chittagong hosts the second Test from September 4, while Australia play five one-dayers and three Twenty20 Internationals in India, starting on September 17.

It was a memorable outing for Shakib, who became only the second player to score a half-century and take 10 wickets in a test on two or more occasions.

Not since Ricky Ponting guided his team to a target of 307 against Bangladesh in nearby Fatullah in 2006 has Australia scaled such heights in the region.

Australia spinner Steve O'Keefe has been handed a recall to the Test squad following an injury to paceman Josh Hazlewood.

At this stage there's no reason to panic about any of them - Starc and Pattinson also appear on track - but part of the reason Australia feel so confident they can blaze down England's door is the super form of Cummins.

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Maxwell had the chance to wind down, think about how he would approach the next session and speak tactically with his skipper Steve Smith in the break to avoid an embarrassing loss.

The likes of Shakib and Tamim Iqbal, who was unbeaten on 30, have proven to be adept at playing spin but left-arm offspinner Agar backed Australia's tweakers to make an impact on day three.

Having compiled a match-defining 155-run stand with Tamim in the first innings, southpaw Shakib dazzled with his 5-85 in the second innings to follow up his 5-68 in the previous to celebrate his 50th Test appearance by notching the Man-of-the-Match award.

The off-spinner accounted for the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman, whose straight drive Lyon deflected onto the stumps at the non-striker's end to get Mushfiqur run out for 41. Smith also was dismissed to a similar delivery which he edged to the wicketkeeper and ended his innings on 37.

Islam got Peter Handscomb (15), forcing him to edge to slip where Soumya Sarkar completed a tough catch.

"We've still got a long way to go to rise up in the rankings and hopefully as a group we can continue to improve and get better".