Bangladesh bowlers toil in the second day

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

Australia (1st innings) : 225/2 in 64 overs (Warner 88*; Handscomb 69*, Smith 58; Mustafizur 1/45, Taijul 1/50)


Bangladesh failed to capitalize the early success as Australia dominated the second day of  Chittagong Test thanks to half-centuries from David Warner and Peter Handscomb.

Bangladesh started the day on 253 for 6 in 90 overs with two unbeaten batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain on the crease. Mushfiqur was gone after playing a gutsy innings of 68. Nathan Lyon picked up his wicket.

Then Ashton Agar got rid of Nasir on 45. Tigers lost their last two wickets in quick succession and eventually all out for 305 in 113.2 overs. Lyon took 7 wickets for 94.

Mustafizur struck in the second over by dismissing Matt Renshaw for 4. Mushfiqur took a stunning catch behind the wicket. Then David Warner and Steve Smith added 93 runs in the 2nd wicket partnership. Taijul finally broke the partnership in his first ball of the match. He bowled Smith out on 58.

But a unbeaten 127 runs partnership between David Warner and Peter Handscomb in the 3rd wicket helped Australia to rebuild their innings. Warner was lucky on two occasions, first it was Mominul Haque who dropped a catch at short leg and then Mushfiqur missed stumping chance.

Warner not out on 88 and Handscomb on 69 at the end of the day’s play. Mustafizur and Taijul shared one wicket each for Bangladesh.