Bangladesh humble Aussies
DHAKA. — Bangladesh spun their way to a first Test cricket victory over Australia yesterday, with Shakib Al Hasan’s second five-wicket haul of the match securing a memorable 20-run win inside four days at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
Overnight batsman Davi Warner struck a belligerent 112 and added 130 runs with skipper Steve Smith but their efforts were in vain as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Chasing 265 to win, Australia lost five wickets in an eventful morning session, and whatever hopes they had were snuffed out when Shakib bowled Glenn Maxwell with the first delivery after the lunch break.
Pat Cummins scored an unbeaten 33 down the order to inject some drama but it was not enough in the end as Australia were all out for 244.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was delighted to record the country’s first victory over Australia.
“Obviously a great feeling, beating Australia,” he said at the presentation ceremony. — Reuters