Highlights: Bangladesh vs Australia, 2nd Test, 1st Day

Bangladesh have finished the first day of the second Test in a better position against Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The Tigers have finished day one on 253/6. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: পালটা জবাব দিচ্ছে বাংলাদেশ]

Bangladesh started the last session at 155/5, recovering from top-order collapse. Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman continued on from where they left on. The partnership reached 50.

Sabbir, who was under critics for his place in the Test XI, reached his fourth half-century in 62 balls. But the hard-hitting batsman couldn’t convert it into a ton as he was stumped off Nathan Lyon for career-best 66 runs off 113 deliveries in including 6 fours and a six. The 105-run partnership for the sixth-wicket was finally broken.

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Lyon picked his 11th Test five-wicket haul. He has done it in three consecutive matches.

Watchful Mushfiqur scored his 18th Test fifty in 124 balls. Nasir Hossain needed 6 runs to complete his 1000 Test runs. On 2*, he cut Lyon for a boundary to become the joint-fourth fastest Bangladeshi to reach 1000 runs.

Mushfiqur and Nasir saw the rest of the day safely. Nasir hit three boundaries in his 33-ball 19*. Captain Mushfiqur is on 62* off 149 balls with five fours.

98 runs were scored in this session. Sabbir’s wicket was the only scalp for Aussies. Bangladesh ended the day on 253/6 in 90 overs. Earlier, Bangladesh elected to bat first on a batting friendly pitch in Chittagong.

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