Bangladesh have collapsed horribly in their first innings as five wickets fell in their second innings of the second Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. Tigers are still hoping for a fightback. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাব্বির-মুশফিকের ব্যাটে লড়ছে বাংলাদেশ]
Australia survived only 1.5 overs early in the day without adding any runs from overnight score. Mustafizur Rahman dismissed Nathan Lyon to pick his fourth wicket in the innings. Aussies were bundled out for 377 runs in 119.5 overs with a lead of 72 runs.
Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar made a steady start in the second innings. Soon, Pat Cummins got the better of Soumya as he made nine runs only. Spinners were operating from both ends when Cummins was taken out of the attack.
A dramatic collapse started. Tamim came down the track to defend Nathan Lyon but he missed it and got stumped for 12. Imrul Kayes, who scored 15, gave an easy catch to Glenn Maxwell at extra cover. Shakib Al Hasan stayed for only eight balls for two runs as Lyon completed his second ten-wicket haul in a match.
Nasir Hossain was promoted to number four. He was sent back by Steve O’Keefe for 5 runs. Bangladesh were in deep trouble at 43/5 in 19.4 overs as Australia had the full control of the game.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman have started to rescue Bangladesh again. They added 40 runs till now. The Tigers are 83/5 in 34 overs. Mushfiqur is on 16* off 46 with a four. Sabbir also remains unbeaten on 43-ball 20 with two fours. Bangladesh are leading by 11 runs at lunch.
Bangladesh 305 and 83/5 in 34 overs (Sabbir 20*, Mushfiqur 16; Lyon 3/30, Cummins 1/13), leading by 11 runs
Australia 377 allout (Warner 123, Handscomb 82; Mustafizur 4/84, 3/93)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com