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Peter Handscomb falls ill as Aussies reach 2-225

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.

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Nathan Lyon: From near zero to hero

Ten months ago Nathan Lyon’s Test career was hanging by a thread.

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Australia fail to capitalise in Bangladesh

After having Bangladesh in big trouble at 5-117, Australia couldn’t press home their advantage as Pat Cummins melted down in the heat and spinner Steve O’Keefe turned in a very rusty performance.

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Nathan takes the Lyon’s share to keep Aussies in second Test

Offspinner Nathan Lyon claimed another five-wicket haul to shift the momentum Australia’s way on day one of an evenly-poised second Test in Chittagong.

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Six questions for Australia’s batsmen in Bangladesh

Major batting collapses in both innings of the first Test saw Australia lose by 20 runs to Bangladesh. They also raised the following questions about each member of Australia’s top six.

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County clash abandoned after arrow fired

An English County Championship clash between Surrey and Middlesex has been abandoned and declared a draw due to a “crossbow bolt” landing on the square at The Oval.

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Wade’s Ashes spot almost gone

Matthew Wade’s Ashes spot hangs by a thread after he conceded a whopping 30 byes and failed with the bat in the first Test against Bangladesh. But Australia’s wicket keeping stocks are worryingly low, with no strong alternative.

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The Liebke Ratings: Bangladesh vs Australia first Test

When Michael Jackson told Quincy Jones that he wanted very little orchestral sheet music for the follow-up to his 1979 studio album Off The Wall, the legendary music producer understood straight away.

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Australia should play three spinners in Bangladesh

Australia have a host of problems to deal with as they head towards the second Test in Bangladesh at serious risk of a humiliating 2-0 series loss.

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It’s the week Test cricket needed

The past week has breathed life into Test cricket, the sport’s venerable old lady.

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Forget the Ashes, the highly-paid Australians can’t beat the minnows Bangladesh

The heading is a consensus of news bulletins reporting Bangladesh’s historic win over the Australians at Mirpur by 20 runs.

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Australia vs Bangladesh 1st Test: Five talking points from Australia’s loss

Another Test in the sub-continent, another loss for Australia. It was not the start to the tour of Bangladesh Steve Smith’s men were after, with the tourists collapsing in a heap on the final day to hand victory from the hosts.

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Bangladesh record historic victory over Australia

Bangladesh have recorded their first ever Test victory over Australia in dramatic circumstances at Mirpur, with the tourists failing by just 20 runs.

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Australia unveil shock selection to replace Hazlewood for Bangladesh tour

Australia has made the sensational decision to recall left-arm spinner Stephen O’Keefe for the remainder of the Bangladesh tour after Josh Hazlewood was ruled out with a side strain.

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Hilton Cartwright must replace Usman Khawaja in Bangladesh

A measured knock from David Warner and some bloody-minded batting from Steve Smith has revived Australia and given them a chance of a comeback win in the first Test in Bangladesh.

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Nathan Lyon deserves more respect

Offie Nathan Lyon moved past legendary leggie Richie Benaud in the wicket-taking stakes as the Australians fought back into contention in the first Test against Bangladesh.

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England's bowler James Anderson grimaces in frustration

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Australian batsman David Warner leaves the field

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Australian captain Steve Smith

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Nathan Lyon of Australia looks on

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David Warner celebrates his second century in Adelaide

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Australia's Ashton Agar celebrates his half century during the second day's play of the first cricket Test match of the 2013 Ashes series between England and Australia at Trent Bridge. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES

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Steve Smith Usman Khawaja

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Australian batsman Usman Khawaja

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Bangladesh vs Australia: Cricket live scores, blog, 2nd Test – Day 4 Highlights

A fighting comeback from Bangladesh wasn’t enough to prevent Australia from taking a lead, but has it reached substantial enough proportions? Follow all the action of the fourth day of this Test match from the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from 1:20pm (AEST) right here on The Roar.

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Dave Warner shows he has the game for the subcontinent

David Warner has been one of the best openers in world cricket for few years now. His ability to dominate attacks and take the game away from the opposition makes him one of the most dangerous batsman in world cricket.

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Bangladesh vs Australia highlights: Cricket live scores, blog, 2nd Test – Day 3

Australia took control of the second Test match against Bangladesh on Day 2 at Chittagong and will now look to drill home the advantage. Follow all the action of the third day from the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from 2pm (AEST) here on The Roar.

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Hail Peter, the rock upon which we built this Aussie Test team

The time of Peter Siddle has past. It pains me (if no one else) to say it, but it is true.

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Bangladesh vs Australia highlights: Cricket live scores, blog, 2nd Test – Day 2

Nathan Lyon ran through the hosts’ top-order but Bangladesh found a way to come back on day one of the first Test against the visiting Australia. Follow all the action of the second day this Test match from the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong from 2pm (AEST) right here on The Roar.

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Nathan Lyon: Mr Underrated

By Lachlan Ballingall, 5 Sep 2017
Nathan Lyon: Mr Underrated

It is pretty hard to dislike Nathan Lyon. Let’s be real, he is a great story.

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Bangladesh vs Australia: Cricket live scores, blog, 2nd Test – Day 1

Bangladesh will be out to pick up where they left off against Australia when the second and final Test gets underway in Chittagong. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 1 from 2pm (AEST).

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Australia needs a new ‘keeper, but it’s not Peter Handscomb

Since the retirement of Brad Haddin, Australia have simply not had a wicketkeeper of Test standard.

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England look for their Ashes questions to be answered at Lord’s

This Thursday at Lord’s, England remarkably have a deciding Test match against the West Indies.

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Bangladesh vs Australia: Second Test preview and prediction

Bangladesh may have recorded their first ever victory over Australia, but the Tigers will look to make it a series victory when the teams move to Chittagong for the second and final Test.

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What to do about Australia’s side for the second Test in Bangladesh?

It’s never easy picking a Test side after a defeat, particularly a defeat that exposed a systemic problem, i.e. how to win in Asia and is right before another big series – the Ashes.

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The batsmen who just missed 300

By Ritesh Misra, 3 Sep 2017
The batsmen who just missed 300

A Test match 300 is a Mount Everest climbed by only 26 batsmen. Even all time greats like Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Ricky Ponting do not have it.

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Groundhog Day all over again for Australian cricket

Australia’s cricketers boarded the plane to Bangladesh a fortnight ago and they could have been forgiven for thinking that order had finally been restored and that the cricketing Gods were once again smiling.

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Spinning triumphs: Bangladesh’s victory over Australia

The cricket punter will be delighted by this result. Those favouring the status quo and sides with long stretches of dominance will not.

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Five negatives from Bangladesh’s historic win at Dhaka

The first Test match at Dhaka witnessed a nail-biting finish as the Tigers recorded a famous victory. However, there were negatives to the home side’s effort.

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Victories to Bangladesh and the West Indies mean this is a time to celebrate, not mourn

The events which transpired on the stage of world cricket in the past 48 hours carry much greater significance than they would had the results been reversed.

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Hilton Cartwright of Australia bowls

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Australia's David Warner and Steve Smith

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Australian bowler Mitchell Starc with the pink ball

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Pat Cummins Cricket Australia 2017

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Australia's Joe Burns celebrates scoring a century

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Australia's David Warner

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Mehedi Hasan Miraz Bangladesh Cricket 2017

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