The late assault by Bangladesh spinners hurled three front line wickets of visiting Australia in the first day of the first Test at the Sher – e – Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ স্মিথকে হুমকি মানছেন সাকিব]
Opener David Warner, one down batsman Usman Khawaja and night watchman Nathan Lyon departed at the score of 18.
Skipper Steven Smith is unbeaten to resume the second day; ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan reckoned Smith as the biggest threat in front of the home team now.
Talking after the day’s play, Shakib, who grabbed a single wicket today, said, “We have only taken three wickets, seven more to go yet.”
“Our main headache is captain Steve Smith. He is the best batsman in Australia team. In many past incidents, Smith performed wonderfully well even when his team failed. His wicket is vital. Our main target in the second day is to uproot him as quickly as possible,” he said.
About the wicket of the first day of the Test, Shakib remarked the pitch was not easy not at all.
“Wicket condition was quite difficult actually. We could revive the innings for our experience even after losing three early wickets,” Shakib Al Hasan said.