Shakib led Bangladesh to magical victory against Australia at Mirpur Test

Shakib led Bangladesh to magical victory against Australia at Mirpur Test

Before heading into lunch seven wickets down, the Aussie batsmen fell to the spin of Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam for the remainder of the morning. Bangladesh ended up winning that Test by 108 runs.

Australian spinners Nathan Lyon, Agar and Glenn Maxwell combined to take 15 wickets in the first Test, raising the possibility O'Keefe could be a shock selection for the second Test next week.

Bangladesh then finished the day 45-1, increasing their advantage as they look to record a first win against Australia in six attempts.

Khawaja bowled the first over after the lunch break - his first deliveries in global cricket - but it was Lyon, who dented Bangladesh after lunch.

Steve Smith contemplates his Australian team's defeat to Bangladesh. But in this match the wicket was very tough to bat. The 28-year-old attempted to slash Shakib Al Hasan but was clean bowled, leaving Australia's tail wide open with over 70 runs to make.

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. David Warner started the day at 75 not out alongside captain Steve Smith.

Another loss in next week's second Test in Chittagong will send Australia to their lowest ever Test ranking of sixth.

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Bangladesh have now won Tests against England, Sri Lanka and Australia within the past year.

"At home we believe that we can beat any side, and we have that confidence".

After their historic win over Australia in the first Test in Dhaka on Wednesday, Bangladesh have made a decision to continue with the winning squad for the second Test against the same opponents which begins next week.

David Warner earlier helped Australia steady their innings with 112 runs after losing two early wickets in the second innings on Tuesday.

"It was a great Test match, credit to Bangladesh the way they played", he added.

In the first innings of the Mirpur Test, Shakib cracked a crucial 84 before bagging 5-62 to sign up beside rare elites with the feat of achieving five-wicket hauls against the nine other top Test teams.

Bangladesh scripted a historic win over Australia in the opening Test in Dhaka to underline their growing stature in world cricket. We have many batsmen to bat still in the second innings, so I think we have the edge.

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