Bangladesh’s landmark victory against Australia
August 30th, 2017 at 2:53 pm
Bangladesh’s landmark victory against Australia

Dhaka – Bangladesh have  made yet another history by defeating Australia by 20 runs on the fourth day of first cricket test against Australia leading the series by 1-0.

The spectators cheered when Australia were all-out at 244 on the second innings on Wednesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

[Scores: Bangladesh 260 and 221, def. Australia 217 and 244 (David Warner 112, Steve Smith 37; Shakib Al Hasan 5-85, Taijul Islam 3-60) by 20 runs.]

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was on the gallery, waved the players and the spectators on the victory.

She stood on her feet to wave the national flag as soon as Taijul Islam trapped Josh Hazlewood leg before wicket to end the match.

Josh Hazlewood came in to bat but Taijul Islam trapped him leg before wicket to end the match.

Shakib Al Hasan claimed his second 10-wicket haul day in Bangladesh’s 10th victory in 101 test matches and its first over Australia.

Shakib returned figures of 5-85, following his 5-68 in the first innings, to help Bangladesh bowl out Australia for 244 runs one hour after the lunch break.

Taijul Islam’s 3-60 and Mehedi Hasan’s 2-80 helped Bangladesh a lot to make the apparently difficult match easy for the Tigers.

Australia was comfortably placed at 158-2 thanks to opener David Warner’s first century on the subcontinent. They resumed the day on 109-2 when they was in demand for only 156 runs on the fourth day.

But Shakib made the devastation on Australia. He took the vital wickets of Warner and Steven Smith, the captain.

Warner scored 112 off 135, including 16 fours and one six, his 19th century before being baffled by delivery that kept low.

Smith also was dismissed by a similar delivery which ended his innings of 37 of 99 balls.

Taijul Islam got Peter Handscomb (15), forcing him to edge to slip where Soumya Sarkar made a tough catch possible in his second attempt.

Ashton Agar (2) was removed by Taijul Islam with a return catch before Shakib trapped Matthew wade (4) in front.

Shakib removed Glenn Maxwell, who was considered the only final difficulty.

Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins combined for 29 runs in a ninth-wicket stand.

But Australia’s hope was by offspinner Mehidy Hasan making the breakthrough to dismiss Lyon for 12. Bangladesh set Australia a 265-run target after being dismissed for 221 in its second innings.

The second match will be held in Chittagong on September 4.