Whatever destruction Nathan Lyon has done upon Bangladesh batting line up in the first day of the second and last Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, captain Mushfiqur Rahim and hard hitter Sabbir Ahmed curtailed a bit to lift the Tigers’ spirit at the end.
Sabbir Rahman, after failed repeatedly in the longer version cricket in earlier occasions, have produced a wonderful half century with fluent strikes of shots around the ground.
The partnership between Sabbir and skipper Mushfiqur stood for 105 runs that was the backbone of Bangladesh innings after initial disaster made by the spin duo Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar.
Sabbir’s dismissal in the 82nd over of the day was rather unfortunate; attempting a pull shot off Lyon, Sabbir lost his balance and Mathew Wade performed a timely stumping from behind the wicket.
The 113 ball 66 run innings came to an end abruptly with a strike rate of 58.40. Sabbir hit 6 shots of four and a single six in his innings.
Visiting Australia, came down with an extra spinner in the bag for the last Test leaving Pat Cummins the sole pace man. Among the 6 wickets Bangladesh lost in the first innings at stumps of the first day, Nathan Lyon captured 5 whereas Ashton Agar took the other.
Watch below Sabbir Rahman 66 and his wicket