Tiger spinners oozed the Australian batting line up under the fading light of the first day at the Sher – e – Bangla national stadium, engulfed the show claiming 3 wickets of the mighty Aussie team after a poor batting show at the beginning of day 1. Playing 9 overs of the first innings, Australia scored 18 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ শেষ বিকেলের আলোতে উজ্জ্বল বাংলাদেশ]
Young Mehedi Hasan Miraz and experienced Shakib Al Hasan launched the assault to Australian batting.
Things started tumbling down for the visitors once Miraz came to the attack. He picked up the wicket of dangerous David Warner when Australia was at 9 run.
High drama presumed at the Sher – e – Bangla Stadium; Warner survived from a close call from Mehedi Hasan Miraz through a review but he immediately fall in the next delivery of the youngster, trapped plumb in front. Warner scored 8 off 15
Tamim was a little slower in approach scored 33 runs in 91 deliveries.
One down batsman Usman Khawaja ran short of the crease amidst a pack of fielders surrounding him; wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar dismantled his stumps and Australia lost their second wicket at the score of 14.
The visitors fetched the night watchman Nathan Lyon after that but the decision was ruined by Shakib Al Hasan. Restricting 5 balls all together, Lyon added no run in the board before being trapped in front by the world number one all-rounder.
Earlier in the day, spin duo Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar curtailed the tail of Bangladesh whereas the visiting Australia have able to restrict the home team at a below par score of 260 runs in their first innings.
Australia is now trailing by 242 runs from the first innings of the Tigers. The match, despite heavy overnight downpour, being played full overs in the opening day of the two match Test series at the home of cricket, Sher – e – Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
Bangladesh innings, after the breaking down of the 155 run fourth wicket partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, has had nothing to show. The rest of the middle and tail enders became the easy prey of Aussie spinners.
Nasir Hossain is the third highest scorer of the team, his 23 came off 61 deliveries with 3 fours.
Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan Miraz scored 18 runs each in the thick of the Australian spin attack, Lyon and Agar shared last 6 wickets between them.
Score in brief:
Bangladesh 1st innings 260 all out (78.5 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 71, Shakib Al Hasan 84
Nathan Lyon 3/79, Ashton Agar 3/46, Pat Cummins 3/63
Australia 1st innings 18/3 (9 overs)
Matt Renshaw 6*, David Warner 8
Mehedi Hasan Miraz 1/7, Shakib Al Hasan 1/3