1. Bangladesh vs Australia: Shakib Al Hasan shines as spirited Ban script historic win; beat Oz by 20 runs

Bangladesh vs Australia: Shakib Al Hasan shines as spirited Ban script historic win; beat Oz by 20 runs

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became only the second player in history after Richard Hadlee to take fifer in each innings of his 50th Test as Bangladesh defeated Australia for the first time in Test cricket.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 30, 2017 1:23 PM
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All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became only the second player in history after Richard Hadlee to take fifer in each innings of his 50th Test as Bangladesh defeated Australia for the first time in Test cricket. Chasing a target of 265, the Australian side was bowled out for 244 runs in the second innings. Bangladesh won the match by 20 runs. David Warner played a lone hand for the visitors. The opener scored 112 runs but didn’t get any support from the middle-order as the second highest score came for Steve Smith (37). Shakib finished with the figures of 85/5 while Taijul Islam picked up three wickets as well.

Bangladesh had played Australia in the longer format just five times before this since getting the Test status in 2000 but never managed to win. David Warner started the day at 75 not out alongside captain Steve Smith. He reached his 19th Test ton from 121 balls before being trapped by Shakib. It also ended Warner’s 130-run partnership with Smith, who was dropped by Tamim Iqbal on 29 at mid on. But he failed
to make most of the reprieve, edging Shakib behind the wicket for 37.

Taijul then dismissed Peter Handscomb for 15 and Ashton Agar for two while Shakib added the wicket of Matthew Wade (four) to his kitty. Australia failed to recover from these quick blows and surrendered in front of spinners. At 199/8, things were over more the visitors before Pat Cummins gave some hope through his big-hitting.

However, the tall Australian fast bowler fell short of support and remained not out on 33 on one end as wickets fell from other. Shakib who had also scored a half-century in the first inning was awarded the Man of the match award.

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