Australia were 225/2 overnight. There was no play possible in the morning session due to rain. The third day’s play started at 1:15 pm and the play was reduced to 67 overs. The partnership between David Warner and Peter Handscomb lasted for 152 runs.
When Warner was on 99*, Handscomb was run out by a brilliant throw from the man with golden arm, Shakib Al Hasan. The right-hander scored 82 runs off 144 balls with five fours.
Warner reached his 20th Test century in 209 balls. It was his slowest century of all. It was his second consecutive ton in this series and his third in Asia. He was dismissed by his Sunrisers Hyderabad team-mate Mustafizur Rahman for 234-ball 123 runs hitting just seven fours. Imrul Kayes took a stunning catch at leg gully.
Glenn Maxwell was provided a life off birthday boy Mustafizur. He remained not out for 25 off 63 with two fours. Hilton Cartwright fell to Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 28-ball 18 with two fours and a six.
Australia are into the tea break with 321 runs for five wickets in 95 overs. They are leading by 16 runs with five wickets remaining.
Australia 321/5 in 95 overs (Warner 123, Handscomb 81; Mustafizur 2/60), leading by 16 runs
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com