The nightmare of Bangladeshi spinners have continued to keep hunting Australia at the Sher – e – Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka for the second day. Resuming the overnight score of 18 for the loss of 3 wickets, Australia lost 3 more wickets in the first session of day – 2 of the first Test in Dhaka.
Bangladesh uprooted dangerous Steve Smith who was reckoned as the biggest threat by Shakib Al Hasan after the first day, within a short time in the morning, once again young Mehedi Hasan Miraz produced the gem of a delivery to claim the Aussie skipper.
Smith stood for 8 in 16 deliveries. The fifth wicket partnership between Peter Handscomb and Matt Renshaw helped the visiting team cruised past hundred run mark after they lost 4 wickets in 33.
After a few unsuccessful attempt, Taijul too picked up his first wicket of the match. In set Peter Handscomb has been trapped leg before wicket against a typical spinning delivery. Handscomb’s hardship ended after he accumulated 33 runs in 67 deliveries with 6 boundaries.
Bangladesh almost totally wrecked Australia when Shakib Al Hasan came back into the attack with grandeur claiming the wicket of highest run getter Matt Renshaw.
Renshaw had no clue to face Shakib, edged the ball to Soumya Sarkar in short fine leg. Renshaw scored 45 off 94 deliveries.
At the end of the first session of the second day, Australia scored 123 runs for the loss of 6 wickets.