India Vs Sri Lanka 2017

1st Test: Shakib Al Hasan scripts Bangladesh's historic victory over Australia

Shakib Al Hasan bagged five-wicket hauls in both the innings as Bangladesh won the first Test by 20 runs to record their first-ever win over Australia in Tests.
Bangladesh vs Australia 2017 Source: AP IMAGE
Edited by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi August 30, 2017 14:17 IST

Shakib Al Hasan's 10-wicket match haul helped Bangladesh script history as they recorded their first-ever Test victory over Australia, winning the first Test in Dhaka by 20 runs on Wednesday. Shakib became only the fourth Bangladesh bowler to bag a 10-wicket match haul in Tests when he bowled Glenn Mazwell in the first ball after lunch break to scalp his fifth wicket of the second innings, which left Australia tottering at 199/8 and with two wickets in hand and 63 more to get.

Later on, young spinner Mehidy Hasan removed Nathan Lyon while another left-arm spinner Taijul Islam got rid of Josh Hazlewood to complete the historic victory for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh's 10th victory in 101 test matches - and their first over Australia - gave them a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

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.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam's 3-60 and offspinner Mehidy Hasan's 2-80 helped in the win.

Australia was comfortably placed at 158-2 thanks to opener David Warner's first century on the subcontinent, resuming the day on 109-2 and needing 156 runs on the fourth day.

But Shakib got the vital wickets of Warner and captain Steven Smith, who combined for 130 runs, within 13 runs.

Warner hit 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, lasting for 99 balls.

The crucial two wickets triggered a collapse as Islam joined Shakib to turn the match around.

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

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

Glenn Maxwell was the only final obstacle and Shakib completed his five-wicket performance, disturbing the batsman's wicket with a delivery that kept low and spun sharply in the first ball after lunch.

Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins combined for 29 runs in a ninth-wicket stand to provide Australia with some hope before offspinner Mehidy Hasan broke through, dismissing Lyon for 12.

Ignoring his side strain which will force him to return to Australia and not play in the second test, Josh Hazlewood came in to bat but Islam trapped him leg before wicket to end the match.

Bangladesh set Australia a 265-run target after being dismissed for 221 in their second innings.

 

The second match in Chittagong is scheduled from Sept. 4.

(With AP inputs)

 
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