Bangladesh have been bowled out for 305 runs in the first innings of the second Test against Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Aussies have lost a wicket just before lunch on day two.
Bangladesh started the day with 253 runs for six wickets having skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain at the crease. The duo added 43 runs for the seventh wicket as success came early for the Aussies on second day.
Mushfiqur, who reached his 18th Test fifty, made 68 runs off 166 deliveries with five fours. He was inside-edged and got bowled off Nathan Lyon, who delivered his second ball of the day.
Nasir thick-edged Ashton Agar to wicket-keeper Matthew Wade which gave Australia much control in the game. Nasir shone with the bat for his 45 runs off 97 balls hitting five boundaries.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz contributed 11 before getting run out. Taijul Islam hit a six off Glenn Maxwell to take Bangladesh’s total to 300+. In the end, Lyon sent him back for 9 to end Bangladesh’s first innings.
Bangladesh posted 305 runs in 113.2 overs. Lyon scalped seven wickets for 94 runs in 36.2 overs including two maidens.
In reply, Matt Renshaw started off with a boundary against Miraz in the first over. Mustafizur Rahman bowled the second over and found Renshaw edging a loose ball outside leg-stump to keeper Mushfiqur, who took a stunning catch to his right. For the first time in this series, a Bangladeshi fast bowler has taken a wicket.
Captain Steve Smith was looking comfortable as he struck to boundaries so far. Australia are 15/1 in four overs at lunch.
Bangladesh 305 allout in 113.2 overs (Mushfiqur 68, Sabbir 66, Nasir 45; Lyon 7/94)
Australia 15/1 in 4 overs (Smith 8*, Renshaw 4, Warner 2*; Mustafizur 1/9)
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com