Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs in first Test

Lucy Bush
August 31, 2017

But Smith settled himself and shrugged off the early nerves while Warner played what is already one of his best - if not the best - knock in such conditions.

Australia go into day four of the Test at Shere Bangla National Stadium needing 156 more runs to win with eight wickets in hand and Hazlewood will bat if necessary.

Shakib lived up to his billing as the world's number-one Test all-rounder, finishing with a match haul of 10 wickets and making 84 in Bangladesh's first-innings total of 260.

Warner survived a review before bringing up his 19th Test century, a second in Asia, although he was eventually trapped by Shakib, who had Smith caught behind four overs later.

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Chasing a target of 265, the Australian side was bowled out for 244 runs in the second innings.

Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh ushered in a famous test victory over Australia.

The first Test between the two sides in more than a decade had loomed as an opportunity for Australia to overcome their awful record on the subcontinent and notch their first series win in Asia since beating Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011.

At this stage there's no reason to panic about any of them - Starc and Pattinson also appear on track - but part of the reason Australia feel so confident they can blaze down England's door is the super form of Cummins.

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"Smithy and Dave look like they had really good game plans out there and they were in control".

Skipper Smith led a charmed life at the other end, spilled at mid-on by Tamim Iqbal, but Australia's most assured weapon against Bangladesh's rampaging spinners could not make the most of his reprieve. Smith also was dismissed to a similar delivery which he edged to the wicketkeeper and ended his innings on 37.

Glenn Maxwell was the final obstacle and Shakib completed his five-wicket performance, disturbing the batsman's wicket with a delivery that kept low and spun sharply in the first ball after lunch.

Steve O'Keefe will join up with the Australia squad for the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong, which starts next week. It was pretty hard batting here in the second innings and I thought we did pretty well to get 240 in the end.

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