Bangladesh need eight wickets in fourth day

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Score after third day

Bangladesh (1st innings) : 260 in 78.5 overs (Shakib 84, Tamim 71, Nasir 23; Agar 3/46, Cummins 3/63, Lyon 3/79)

Australia (1st innings) : 217 in 74.5 overs (Renshaw 45, Agar 41*, Handscomb 33; Shakib 5/68, Mehidy 3/62, Taijul 1/32)

Bangladesh (2nd innings) : 221 in 74 overs (Tamim 78, Mushfiqur 41, Mehidy 26; Lyon 6/82, Agar 2/55, Cummins 1/38)

Australia (2nd innings) : 109/2 in 30 overs (Warner 75*, Smith 25*, Renshaw 5; Shakib 1/28, Mehidy 1/51))

 

Another enthralling day of Test cricket comes to an end with Australia require 156 more runs to win the match with eight wickets in hand and Bangladesh need 8 wickets.

Bangladesh started the third day on 45 for 1. In the early morning, Taijul Islam was gone after scoring 3 and Imrul Kayes departed for 2. Nathan Lyon picked up both wickets. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim joined with Tamim and added 66 runs partnership in the 4th wicket. Tamim was caught behind the wicket just after the lunch on 78.

Shakib Al Hasan was the next man to be dismissed on 5. Mushfiqur was unfortunate to get run out on 41 after Sabbir’s straight drive hit the opposite wicket before touching some part of Nathan Lyon’s hand. Soon Sabbir Rahman and Nasir Hossain followed him which put Bangladesh in deep trouble on 186 for 8.

Mehidy Hasan and Shafiul Islam’s 9th wicket partnership of 28 runs heed Bangladesh to surpass 250 runs lead. Lyon broke the partnership and got rid of both Shafiul and Mehidy. Bangladesh were bowled out for 221 runs. Lyon was the most successful bowler with 6 for 82.

Defending 264, Mehidy gave the early breakthrough by dismissing Matt Renshaw on 5. Shakib Al Hasan grabbed the wicket of Usman Khawaja in the next over.

But David Warner continued the counter attack and made an unbeaten 81 runs partnership with skipper Steven Smith. Warner remained not out on 75 and Smith on 25 at the end of the day.