Australia is no more the same conquoring team it once were under Steve Waugh first and Ricky Ponting thereafter, but they still are one of the top Test teams in the world.
Australia is no more the same conquoring team it once were under Steve Waugh first and Ricky Ponting thereafter, but they still are one of the top Test teams in the world. Keeping this in mind no one ever thought that Australia would become the fifth team to be defeated by Bangladesh. On the other hand, Bangladesh had pulled off one of the greatest upsets of the years when they defeated the ‘Kangaroos’ in the first of the two match Test series. Following the defeat, Australia was determined to make amends for that loss in the second Test and Peter Handscomb epitomised that huge effort on the second day.
Handscomb came in when Bangladesh was proving to be a threat to the Kangaroos. They had managed to get Australian captain Steve Smith out and were pretty much on top of Australia. But Handscomb along with David Warner brought host’s momentum to a grinding halt. He stood like a wall in front of the wicket and ended the day with 69 runs off 113 balls. As per Indian Express report, during his mammoth innings he lost 4.5 kgs through the course of the day. On many occasions, Handscomb was down on his knees. The last half hour was especially punishing for the Australian as he doubled over quite a few times in an attempt to vomit, the only reason why he didn’t was because he lacked enough body fluids.
Although Handscomb was shortly dismissed after the resumption of play on day 3, Australia made a comeback and are now at a stage where they can win he match.