Bangladesh lose three wickets in quick succession against Australia

Bangladesh lose three wickets in quick succession against Australia

With openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw back out in the centre for their second innings, Australia's hopes of victory were entirely within its own hands.

The win gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the two match series. In a match which nearly came right down to the wire, the hosts Bangladesh won the Test at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. He took the vital wickets of Warner and Steven Smith, the captain.

"With Jackson Bird in the squad we are comfortable with our fast-bowling options for the second Test and have elected to add an additional spinner given the conditions we are likely to face in Chittagong", cricket.com.au quoted Hohns, as saying. A planned tour of Bangladesh by Australia in 2015 was cancelled due to security concerns after an Italian charity worker was shot dead in Dhaka, and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

"A great effort by the boys, especially Shakib and Tamim (Iqbal) were outstanding", he said of the duo, who featured in a 155-run partnership to rescue Bangladesh from a top order collapse in their first innings.

Tamim celebrated his 50th test appearance by hitting his second fifty of the match, his fluent 78 including eight boundaries.

The pressure is now on Australia's batsmen to improve on their dismal first-innings performance after being bowled out for 217 on day two.

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Man-of-the-Match Shakib ended up with a match haul of 10/153 - 5/85 in the second innings and 5/68 in the first.

Steve Smith, who survived a tight stumping decision from his first ball on day three and had twice been dropped, finally ran out of lives a short time later.

"Smithy and Dave look like they had really good game plans out there and they were in control".

Pat Cummins, the lone paceman to taste success in the spin-dominated duel, blasted an unbeaten 33 but was left stranded as Australia folded for 244.

Australia's mission on day three is to take early wickets and limit the hosts to ensure a gettable victory target on a deteriorating pitch that will only get harder to bat on as the game wears on. "It's disappointing. I think we probably let ourselves down in the first innings with the bat", Smith said.

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