After the end of day 3, Australia are well ahead as their best two batsman David Warner & Steven Smith are well set at the crease after they lost couple of wickets quickly. The day could have belong to Bangladesh, but their poor fielding and famous batting collapse let them down once again.
The tigers were off to a good start on day 3 as in form Tamim Iqbal scored his 24th test fifty and was guiding the team to a healthy lead. But that couldn’t happen as wickets kept tumbling at the other end.
Mehedi Hasan’s little cameo in the end helped Bangladesh to set target of 265 runs. In reply, Australia lost two early wickets and could have lost more if Steven Smith & David Warner’s catches weren’t dropped.
A team has to surely suffer if they drop catches of the best batsman of that team, Steven Smith & David Warner proved it once again as their partnership reached 50 runs and they both looking solid at the crease.
Both of them failed to score big in the first innings, so they will be looking to guide their team to victory. Bangladesh on the other hand have to depend a lot on their dynamic duo Shakib Al Hasan & Mehedi Hasan to turn it around for them on day 4.
Picking up quick wickets in the morning session can change the momentum of the game. The morning session might be the decider of this test match. 156 runs for Australia, 8 wickets for Bangladesh, all eyes will be on this cracker of a test match what looks like could be yet another historical day for Bangladesh team or yet another heartbreak in the end.
Saif Ahmed Chowdhury