Independent UK – Shakib Al Hasan took his second five-wicket haul of the match to inspire Bangladesh to a famous 20-run win over Australia in a thrilling first Test in Mirpur.

Summary

  • Shakib Al Hasan took his second five-wicket haul of the match to inspire Bangladesh to a famous 20-run win over Australia in a thrilling first Test in Mirpur.
  • A day after West Indies stunned England at Headingley, Bangladesh provided Test cricket with another shot in the arm by beating Australia for the first time.
  • David Warner completed his 19th century – his first in the sub-continent – but he received little support as Australia suffered their 12th defeat in their last 14 Tests in Asia.
  • Australia suffered another major blow when Smith (37) edged Shakib behind and were 187 for five after Peter Handscomb was brilliantly caught by Soumya Sarkar to give Taijul Islam his 50th Test wicket.
  • Glenn Maxwell represented Australia’s last real hope but Shakib bowled him with the first ball of the afternoon session to leave Bangladesh on the brink.


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