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07-Sep-2017 11:22:00 GMT
Bangladesh v Australia, 2nd Test, Chittagong, day 4

Lyon 13-for helps Australia to series-levelling win

Australia 377 (Warner 123, Handscomb 82, Smith 58, Mustafizur 4-84) and 87 for 3 (Maxwell 25*) beat Bangladesh 305 (Mushfiqur 68, Sabbir 66, Lyon 7-94) and 157 (Lyon 6-60) by seven wickets

Chittagong: Steve Smith-led Australian side beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets to level the two-Test series 1-1 in at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Chittagong on Thursday.

The visiting team were handed a target of 86 runs and they started the chase in an aggressive manner.

Though, Australia lost three wickets after David Warner, Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw were sent back in the hut, Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell made sure that they don’t lose further wickets.

Handscomb remained unbeaten on 16 while Maxwell finished off the proceedings in style after smashing a maximum over long on.

Earlier, off-spinner Nathan Lyon took six wickets Thursday to bowl out the hosts for 157 after tea on day four.

Lyon claimed 6-60 to flatten the Bangladesh batting after Australia were bowled out for 377 in their first innings without adding a run to their overnight total.

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim managed a top score of 103-ball 31 but none of the other Bangladeshi batsmen showed much application on a deteriorating pitch.

Bangladesh started the day on a high, dismissing number 11 batsman Lyon in the second over of the day.

But Lyon returned to trouble the hosts by picking regular wickets as Bangladesh slipped to 83-5 at the lunch interval.

A 54-run sixth-wicket stand between Mushfiqur and Sabbir Rahman steadied the innings briefly but an unrelenting Lyon got Sabbir stumped for 24.

Mushfiqur fell to fast bowler Pat Cummins after being caught behind, leaving his side in dire straits.

Mominul, who made a 61-ball 29, became Lyon's fifth victim of the innings.

Cummins and Steve O'Keefe, who combined with Lyon to wipe off the tail in the final session of play, took two wickets each.

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