Spinners reigned in both Tests of the series between Bangladesh and Australia. Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam of the host team and Nathan Lyon, Ashton Agar of the opponent put their swords through the heart of batting line up of Australia and Bangladesh respectively.
Bangladesh premier pacer Mustafizur Rahman bowled only 14 overs in Dhaka without any success whereas ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan claimed fifers in both innings.
In Chittagong, Mustafizur Rahman fired back and produced important breakthroughs; at the end the young master has had 5 wickets in two innings of the series decider Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chittagong.
Regaining of some form by Mustafizur Rahman satisfied pace bowling coach Courtney Walsh. As the tour to South Africa is approaching, Walsh has found it highly satisfactory to watch pacers delivering.
“Mustafizur did excellent job; his aggressiveness speared out in the match. Along with that, Mustafizur showed that his bowling is under control. I think, after the wickets he gained against Australia in the last Test will bring him more confidence in the tour to come,” Walsh said.
When Walsh was asked about the wicket of David Warner which Mustafizur grabbed in both innings of the second Test, he said, “Taking the wicket of David Warner in two innings doesn’t mean it took him to a different height. Warner, of course, a world class batsman. And taking his wicket is significant because both of them were team mates in the Indian Premier League (IPL).”