Bowlers lead Bangladesh’s fight back on day 3


Bangladesh (1st innings) : 305 in 113.2 overs (Mushfiqur 68, Sabbir 66, Nasir 45; Lyon 7/94, Agar 2/52)

Australia (1st innings) : 377/9 in 118 overs (Warner 123, Handscomb 82, Smith 58; Mustafizur 3/84, Mehidy 3/93, Taijul 1/78)


Bowlers led the fight back for Bangladesh in the third day of second Test after the first session was washed out due to heavy rain at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong. At the end of the day’s play, Australia lead by 72 runs with one wickets in hand.

Australia started the day on 225 for 2 in 64 overs. 152 runs partnership between Warner and Handscomb in the 3rd wicket was finally broken by Shakib Al Hasan who got Handscomb run out from a direct through.

Centurion Warner was gone after scoring 123 runs. Mustafizur grabbed his wicket thanks to a stunning catch of Imrul Kayes at leg slip. Mehidy struck for the first time in the match just before the tea break to dismiss Cartwright on 18.

Mustafizur grabbed the wicket of Matthew Wade on 8. Next over Mehidy got the big wicket of Glenn Maxwell on 38. Soon Mehidy removed Pat Cummins after a successful review. Just before end of the day’s play, Shakib Al Hasan took his first wicket of the match. Ashton Agar was the victim who scored 22.

Australia ended the day on 377 for 9 in 118 overs. Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon are the two unbeaten batsmen at the crease. Mustafizur and Mehidy both picked up 3 wickets each for the Tigers.