Australia 193-8 against Bangladesh

Australia 193-8 against Bangladesh

Australia are at risk of another subcontinental let-down after handing Bangladesh the ascendancy with a dismal batting performance on day two of the first cricket Test in Dhaka. But that is getting ahead of proceedings. However, Bangladesh went on to lose that Test.

It was a day that began brilliantly for Bangladesh.

Tamim and Shakib each rode their luck on occasions as Australia's bowlers found assistance from a lively surface, but the two experienced batsmen also produced flashes of brilliance.

Thanks to Ashton Agar's unbeaten 41 and his 49-run ninth-wicket stand with Pat Cummins, Australia crossed the 200-run mark.

Opener Tamim Iqbal was batting on 30 with nightwatchman Taijul Islam yet to open the account. Only Ian Botham has done so on more occasions (11), though from more than twice as many Tests. With this, he became only the fourth player in history to hold 5-fors against all the nine Test-playing nations, after Muttiah Muralitharan, Dale Steyn and Rangana Herath.

Shakib finished with 5 for 68, and created a couple more chances besides.

After resuming in the morning at 3-18, Australia suffered a major early blow when captain Steve Smith was bowled through the gate for eight as he danced down the wicket to Mehedi Hasan, leaving Australia in disarray at 4-33.

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As strong as he was with the bat in Bangladesh's first innings - notching up 84 runs - Hasan also took to dominating Australia in his 50th International Test with the ball.

Shakib got Glenn Maxwell stumped for 23 but Cummins, who survived a dropped catch and got a caught-behind decision against him overturned, and Agar showed tremendous grit to frustrate the hosts.

"Cummins and Agar took those reprieves and used them to bat together for 25.2 overs, displaying impressive patience and technique that some of their top-order colleagues might learn from".

Bangladesh could nevertheless be satisfied with making it to 260 and their total soon looked even healthier.

Agar was superb with bat to nearly top score on 41 not out off 97 balls but had a sitter Cummins bunted into the sky when on 11 been held onto, Tigers would have accumulated nearly 100 runs lead in the first innings.

Australia headed to lunch at 6-123, and Matthew Wade had barely returned to the middle after the break when he was again walking back towards the boundary, out leg-before to a straight ball from off-spinner Mehedi Hasan for five.

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