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04-Sep-2017 11:24:00 GMT
Bangladesh v Australia, 2nd Test, Chittagong, day 1

Mushfiqur, Sabbir leads Bangladesh fightback after Lyon five-fer

Chittagong: Bangladesh were 253/6 at stumps against Australia on the opening day of the second Test at Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Monday.

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed five wickets on a turning pitch to restrict Bangladesh to 253 for six.

Lyon removed the first four batsmen -- all trapped lbw -- and left-arm spinner Ashton Agar got one as a three-pronged Australian spin attack took the battle to the hosts, who are up 1-0 in the two-Test series.

Matthew Wade claims brilliant stumping of Sabbir Rahman, breaks a century partnership for sixth wicket with new ball. .

Australia suffered their first-ever Test defeat against Bangladesh last week, and they dropped a fast bowler in this match to strengthen their spin attack.

Two wickets fell in the post-lunch session as Lyon sent back Mominul Haque, who boasts the highest batting average of the Bangladesh team.

Agar got Shakib Al Hasan, whose heroics earned him man of the match in the first Test, before he could put on a repeat performance.

Skipper Rahim and middle-order batsman Nasir Hossain took the side to stumps without any further losses as they remained unbeaten on 62 and 19 respectively.

Brief scores:
Bangladesh 253 for 6 (Sabbir 66, Rahim 62*, Lyon 5-77) against Australia

Opener Soumya Sarkar is Bangladesh's top scorer so far with 33, before he was out on the stroke of lunch.

Soumya and Mominul added 49 in 16 overs before Soumya was plumb in front to a skidding delivery by Lyon.

Tamim Iqbal, one of the architects of Bangladesh's historic 20-run victory over Australia, was dismissed for just nine.

Despite opening at his home ground, he never looked comfortable and before being dismissed, he was dropped at third slip by Glenn Maxwell off Pat Cummins, Australia's lone fast bowler.

Bangladesh captain won the toss and opted to bat first. Bangladesh brought in Mominul in place of pace bowler Shafiul Islam.

Australia, attempting to draw the series, included spin bowling all-rounder Steve O'Keefe, who replaced injured fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.

Hilton Cartwright replaced out-of-sorts batsman Usman Khawaja, who scored just one run each in his two innings in the first Test.


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