Australia have had a dominating session in the second session of the second day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. With Australia moving steadily, Tigers are in search of wickets.
Australia were one wicket down with the loss of Maty Renshaw in the second over. Skipper Steve Smith and deputy David Warner watched the rest of the first session safely. The duo developed a steady partnership after the lunch.
The session was in nice control of the Aussies as Tigers battled hard to find a wicket. Smith reached his 21st Test half-century.
Being capable of converting 50s into big scores, the Australian skipper missed out on his first century against Bangladesh. He was bowled by Taijul Islam for 58 runs off 94 balls with eight boundaries. The 93-run second-wicket partnership was broken finally just at stroke of tea.
Australia have dominated this session 96 runs was scored for one wicket in 30 overs in this session. Australia are 111/2 in 34 overs at tea and trailing by 194 runs. Warner has been batting steadily and is unbeaten on 85-ball 42 with just two boundaries. Peter Handscomb is on 5* (18).
Bangladesh 305 allout
Australia 111/2 in 34 overs (Smith 58, Warner 42*, Handscomb 5*; Taijul 1/5)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com