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Peter Handscomb falls ill as Aussies reach 2-225

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    Peter Handscomb fell ill in stifling heat as Australia reached 2-225 at stumps, trailing Bangladesh by 80 runs, on day two of the second Test in Chittagong.

    Handscomb received medical treatment but played through Tuesday’s last session to finish on 69 not out as the visitors took control of the match after dismissing Bangladesh for 305.

    David Warner was unbeaten on 88, delivering another big subcontinent score after making a century in the first Test in Dhaka.

    Nathan Lyon earlier took his tally for the innings to seven wickets to continue his excellent series.

    Play was paused for about five minutes late in the final session when Handscomb pulled up on his haunches, looking clearly unwell after running between the wickets.

    The 26-year-old sat on the ground and was examined by team doctor Geoff Verrall, who applied cold towels to his head and neck.

    The Australians have struggled with the conditions throughout the match, with sole quick Pat Cummins receiving treatment on Monday for a heat-related illness.

    Handscomb, who showed sublime footwork during his stylish knock, faced 113 deliveries in the difficult conditions, while Warner dealt with 170.

    After scoring an aggressive ton in Dhaka, Warner changed gears with a patient and composed knock to bring up his 25th Test half-century from 98 balls.

    The left-hander was dropped on 52, with Mominul Haque putting down a difficult chance at short-leg off the bowling of Taijul Islam.

    He also benefited from a bungled stumping on 73, with Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim fumbling the ball when Warner danced down the pitch and missed an attempted slog.

    Mushfiqur, who top-scored for Bangladesh with 68, had earlier taken a spectacular diving catch off the bowling of paceman Mustafizur Rahman to dismiss Matt Renshaw (4).

    It was an excellent afternoon session for the Australians, who had looked somewhat vulnerable when skipper Steve Smith threw his wicket away shortly before tea.

    The Australian skipper was on 58 when he was clean-bowled by a straight delivery from left-arm spinner Taijul shortly before tea.

    Smith fumed as he walked from the ground after leaving an inviting gap between bat and pad for Taijul to exploit in his first ball of the innings.

    He had looked in imperious touch, reaching his half-century from 81 balls and twice dispatching dangerous left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan for four with audacious standing sweep shots.

    Lyon earlier finished with 7-94 – his fourth seven-wicket haul and the equal-second best figures of his career after claiming 8-50 against India earlier this year in Bangalore.

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    The Crowd Says (14)

    • September 5th 2017 @ 10:07pm
      Jameswm said | September 5th 2017 @ 10:07pm | ! Report

      I’m backing he’ll be there at start of play tomorrow.

      • September 5th 2017 @ 10:17pm
        Damo said | September 5th 2017 @ 10:17pm | ! Report

        Yep. Just dehydration(unless they’ve said otherwise). He’ll basically be on a drip all night ready to go tomorrow.

        • September 5th 2017 @ 10:23pm
          Carltonian said | September 5th 2017 @ 10:23pm | ! Report

          Drink plenty of beer in the dressing sheds at the end of the day’s play and he’ll be like new.

    • September 5th 2017 @ 10:54pm
      BrainsTrust said | September 5th 2017 @ 10:54pm | ! Report

      They need to avoid quick running between the wickets , backing up, pressuring the fieldsmen by running the first hard etc.
      Take a leaf out of Ranatunga did he ever get heat stroke.
      It was fitness fanatic Dean Jones that did.

      • September 6th 2017 @ 8:50am
        Chui said | September 6th 2017 @ 8:50am | ! Report

        No, but a few of Ranatunga’s runners probably got fatigue

        • September 6th 2017 @ 9:13am
          Basil said | September 6th 2017 @ 9:13am | ! Report

          …as well as his personal chef.

    • Roar Pro

      September 5th 2017 @ 10:56pm
      Rafiqul Ameer said | September 5th 2017 @ 10:56pm | ! Report

      20 to 30 years ago Cricket was just a winter sports in Bangladesh. Now they play it all year around. pretty tough conditions there for everyone.

    • September 6th 2017 @ 1:23am
      Chris Love said | September 6th 2017 @ 1:23am | ! Report

      The kid obviously has learned a thing or two being shown faith for the full test series in India. Tough kid with great skills agains spin. Good to see him put it together. I hope he goes on to make a big ton tomorrow, it will give him a hell of a lot of confidence going forward. Pity such short sightedness from selectors meant that Usman wasn’t shown the same treatment.

    • September 6th 2017 @ 4:20am
      Ross said | September 6th 2017 @ 4:20am | ! Report

      The reason khawaja was taken out by Trevor Hohns was because this pitch is good to bat on and they didn’t want him showing the selectors up again

      • Roar Guru

        September 6th 2017 @ 8:10am
        Ryan H said | September 6th 2017 @ 8:10am | ! Report

        But…the Gabba is generally good to bat on, and you can all but guarantee he will be picked there.

        • September 6th 2017 @ 9:04am
          jameswm said | September 6th 2017 @ 9:04am | ! Report

          Some people love a conspiracy theory…

          • Roar Rookie

            September 6th 2017 @ 9:48am
            Lancey5times said | September 6th 2017 @ 9:48am | ! Report

            It’s amazing isnt it. And see the comment below from Ross. He is just too easy to bait. He understands so little it’s remarkable

    • September 6th 2017 @ 8:56am
      Ross said | September 6th 2017 @ 8:56am | ! Report

      Lance hohns is the selector on duty for this tour

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