Bangladesh spinners have positioned the Australian toporder to the sword after being bowled out for 260 on the hole day of the Mirpur Test.
A magnificent collapse left the vacationers reeling at 18 for three after the spin-ruled day noticed 8 wickets fall inside the very last consultation at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
On an afternoon of fluctuating fortunes, Bangladesh slumped to 10-three before Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal raised 155 runs to help them put up a competitive total.
Australia witnessed a comparable crumble in their respond and slumped to 14-3 as Bangladesh roared again into the competition within the eventful final consultation when eight wickets fell.
Matt Renshaw become batting on six at stumps with skipper Steve Smith on three. Australia now face a daunting challenge on a spin-pleasant song in which gradual bowlers have claimed nine of the thirteen wickets that fell on the outlet day.
After opting to bat, Bangladesh had been left gasping for breath after Pat Cummins reduced them to 10-three interior 4 overs with a high-quality show of fast bowling.
The paceman gave a demonstration of things to return with his 0.33 delivery, which flew off the shoulder of Soumya Sarkar’s blade and soared over the agitated slip fielders.
Two balls later, the batsman was stuck within the gully by way of Peter Handscomb
Cummins back to have Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman off successive deliveries, the leaden-footed batsmen perishing stuck in the back of without scoring
With two left-handers on the crease, Smith pressed off-spinner Nathan Lyon into service but Shakib and Tamim, playing their fiftieth Tests, refused to retreat into a defensive shell and batted undoubtedly.
Both batsmen used their feet against the spinners, steadying the innings and reaching 1/2-centuries inside the procedure.
Glenn Maxwell’s part-day without work-spin sooner or later earned Australia the breakthrough with Tamim lobbing one to David Warner at backward point to fall for a seventy one which blanketed three sixes off Lyon’s bowling.
Lyon then claimed the crucial wicket of Shakib with an additional little bit of bounce from the song when the batsman edged him to Smith inside the slips. Shakib’s 84 protected 11 barriers.
Australia’s spin duo of Lyon (three-seventy nine) and Ashton Agar (three-forty six) shared six wickets among them to bowl out the hosts for a modest general.
The sturdy begin Australia expected from their openers, however, did not materialise.
Warner fell lbw to Mehidy Hasan for eight, a transport after effectively reviewing and overturning a similar leg-before attraction.
Usman Khawaja then ran himself out chasing a non-existent single and nightwatchman Lyon fell lbw to Shakib to in addition complicate Australia’s crisis.