Shakib Set Historic Test Win For Bangladesh

A sensational bowling performance from Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh to complete a historic first-ever Test win over Australia in Dhaka.Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan claimed his second 10-wicket haul as Bangladesh sealed a landmark 20-run victory over Australia in the series-opening Test on the fourth day of 1st test.

Resuming day four on 109-2, Warner batted with calculated aggression, while Smith was content to play second fiddle as they continued the good work they had started on Tuesday evening with some generous assistance from lady luck.The opener was on 106 when he pulled a Shakib Al Hasan delivery and the ball flew past leg-slip before he could put his hands together. Smith was on 28 when Tamim Iqbal spilled him at mid-on but Shakib (4-68) was lurking round the corner with his left-arm spin to change the complexion of the match.

On a turning track where their frontline batsmen have struggled against Bangladesh’s three-pronged spin attack, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade, and Ashton Agar all fell in quick succession prior to lunch.

 Shakib’s spin partner Taijul Islam chipped in with three wickets to cap a memorable day for the side dubbed the Tigers.
Pat Cummins hit a valiant 33 not out with three fours and two sixes in a late charge but failed to stop the inevitable.
It’s the first victory for Bangladesh against Australia in five clashes in Test matches. Overall, this is their 10th win in 101 matches.

 

 

Smith was on 28 when Tamim Iqbal spilled him at mid-on but Shakib (4-68) was lurking round the corner with his left-arm spin to change the complexion of the match.

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