Sachin, Sehwag Lead Congratulations After Bangladesh Score First Test Win Over Australia
- Author: Megan Austin Aug 31, 2017,
Aug 31, 2017, 1:22
With Bangladesh earning a 73-run lead, they started their second innings comfortably as they finished Day 2 on 45 for the loss of a wicket.
Glenn Maxwell tried to break the shackles by slamming 15 runs, including two boundaries off Shakib but any chances of a counter-attack were snuffed as Bangladesh continued to take wickets regularly.
Host Bangladesh had won the toss and opted to bat.
A dejected Smith said his men could have performed better with the bat in the first innings when they scored 217, since the bounce and spin proved especially devilish the second time around.
Australia will slip one place to fifth in the Test rankings even if they level the series by winning the second match in Chittagong from Monday.
Lyon removed Nasir Hossain (0) and Ashton Agar sent back Sabbir Rahman (22) to pull back the hosts further.
Bangladesh squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Mominul Haque.
Mickey: Clear to partly cloudy skies for today's eclipse!
But some good news: Total eclipses can actually improve local weather conditions in the moments before totality. The overnight lows will be in the upper 70's and near 80 along the coast with inland spots in the middle 70's.
The match unravelled for Australia in a disastrous hour before lunch when they lost five wickets after reaching a competitive 3-166.
At this stage there's no reason to panic about any of them - Starc and Pattinson also appear on track - but part of the reason Australia feel so confident they can blaze down England's door is the super form of Cummins.
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan celebrates the dismissal of Australia's Matthew Wade.
Australia spinner Steve O'Keefe has been handed a recall to the Test squad following an injury to paceman Josh Hazlewood.
However, Hazlewood's departure means Steve Smith's side now have a big problem with the Ashes only a few months away, the seamer joining Mitchell Starc (foot) and James Pattinson (back) on the sidelines.
Smith also was dismissed by a similar delivery which ended his innings of 37 of 99 balls.
Pat Cummins scored an unbeaten 33 down the order to inject some drama but it was not enough in the end as Australia were all out for 244. It was pretty hard batting here in the second innings and I thought we did pretty well to get 240 in the end.