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

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    Bangladesh v Australia

    Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, September 4-8, 2017

    2nd Test - Bangladesh v Australia Test Series 2017

    Bangladesh 1st Inn 305 all out
    Australia 1st Inn 377 all out
    Bangladesh 2nd Inn 157 all out
    Australia 2nd Inn 3/87
    Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
    Australia win by 7 wickets
    Australia Over: 15.3  RR: 4.97
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    P.S.P. Handscomb 16 14 2 0 114.29
    G.J. Maxwell* 25 17 2 2 147.06
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    S. Al Hasan 6.0 1 35 1 5.83
    M.N. Hossain* 0.3 0 10 0 20.00
    Last Wicket: M.T. Renshaw, 22 (c. Rahim b. Al Hasan) - 3/48

    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).

    The two-Test series got underway in Dhaka, with Bangladesh recording a historic first ever win over Australia by just 20 runs.

    » Follow the Day 2 action between Australia and Bangladesh with our live coverage

    It went all the way down to the death, and while the hosts always felt in control of the situation, things got tense at the end with Australia’s tail putting on some runs to get them close to the target of 265.

    Alas, they didn’t get there and Bangladesh now have a chance to win the series, something that, while not unprecedented given their improvement over the last 18 months, would still send shockwaves through the cricketing world.

    The Tigers have problems though. While their spin bowling, led by Mehedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan was fantastic, the same can’t be said of their top order. Apart from Tamim Iqbal, it collapsed in a heap both innings, with only Shakib and captain Mushfiqur Rahim providing Tamim any support.

    Big partnerships were the order of the day in the middle and lower order for Bangladesh as they squeezed out enough runs, and it puts enormours pressure on the tourists’ spinners in Chittagong.

    They struggled for line, length and control during the Dhaka Test and will need to improve to ensure the middle order doesn’t get away again.

    Australia have a forced change with Josh Hazlewood injured, and with Stephen O’Keefe flying to Bangladesh, it’s thought he won’t spend the match sitting on the sidelines.

    So long as Ashton Agar isn’t dropped from the side, Australia will field three spinners with Hilton Cartwright likely to claim a spot in the top order as a second pace bowling option.

    Even then, Australia’s top order must improve. It’s no good spinning a web if the top order don’t score runs, and in the first Test, with the exception of a David Warner second innings century, they didn’t.

    Australia finished 43 runs behind on first innings and with Usman Khawaja and Matthew Wade not contributing to either innings, there could be a change.

    If Australia’s top order learn from their mistakes though, it will take them a long way towards winning.

    Provided we get enough play through the weather – and we will probably only need three to three and a half days of it, maybe less if the teams get aggressive – the Australian’s should have learnt enough in Mirpur to apply themselves in a much more convincing way.

    Whether the Tigers can answer any improvement remains to be seen, but Australia should draw the series.

    Be sure to join The Roar for live coverage of Day 1 from 2pm (AEST) and don’t forget to add a comment in the section below.

    One of the mainstays of The Roar, Scott Pryde has written over 1200 articles covering everything from rugby league to basketball, from tennis to cricket. You can follow him on Twitter @sk_pryde.

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    • Roar Pro

      Rafiqul Ameer said | 10:18pm | ! Report

      good recovery by the tigers. Mushfiq leading from the front.
      Lyon the man of the day. But not enough support for him.

    • 9:21pm
      Not a tweetotaler atgm said | 9:21pm | ! Report

      Oz ahead on day 1.anything less than 400 will be a job well done.
      Thanks for the blog scott!

      • Roar Guru

        Scott Pryde said | 9:26pm | ! Report

        Cheers mate.

      • 9:40pm
        Nudge said | 9:40pm | ! Report

        Oz far from ahead unfortunately. 200 is a decent first innings score against us in the first innings of the match. If Bangladesh score 300 in the first innings Australia need 360 for the match to be even. That’s a tough ask. Needed to win the toss to win

        • 10:30pm
          Basil said | 10:30pm | ! Report

          This is a road. Aussies doing well.

    • 9:20pm
      peter chrisp said | 9:20pm | ! Report

      Thanks Scott for all the details

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 9:13pm | ! Report

      Well, that’s going to wrap up our live coverage of Day 1 here on The Roar. Thanks for tuning in today to what is a very evenly poised Test Match.

      I hope you enjoyed the coverage.

      I’ll be off for the next couple of days, but will return on Thursday for Day 4, and at this point, you’d have to assume the match is going to go that far. Suneer Chowdhary will be in the chair tomorrow for Day 2, starting from 2pm (AEST) right here on The Roar.

      Tomorrow morning, I’m going to be live with the US Open as Roger Federer battles Philipp Kohlschreiber in the fourth round. Join me from 9am (AEST).

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 9:10pm | ! Report

      Bowling Scorecard

      Bowler name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
      Patrick Cummins 17 4 0 33
      Nathan Lyon 28 6 5 77
      Steve O’Keefe 20 0 0 70
      Ashton Agar 17 6 1 46
      Glenn Maxwell 3 0 0 6
      Hilton Cartwright 5 1 0 16
    • 9:09pm
      danwain said | 9:09pm | ! Report

      What’s the story with Cummins, hasn’t picked up an injury has he?

      • Roar Guru

        Scott Pryde said | 9:11pm | ! Report

        Not an injury, he just struggled with the heat today. Had heat stroke after tea and was really struggling in his final three-over spell there.

        He did appear to be favouring his right side walking back to the mark though, so I don’t know if there’s anything to read into there.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 9:09pm | ! Report


      Pos. Batsman name How out Runs Balls faced 4’s 6’s
      1 Tamim Iqbal LBW Lyon 9 34
      2 Souyma Sarkar Not Out 33 81 2 1
      3 Imrul Kayes LBW Lyon 4 11
      4 Mominul Haque LBW Lyon 24 52 1
      5 Shakib Al Hasan Caugth Wade, Bowled Lyon 24 52 3
      6 Mushfiqur Rahim Not Out 62 149 5
      7 Shabbir Rahaman Stumped Wade, Bowled Lyon 66 113 6 1
      8 Nasir Hossain Not Out 19 33 3
      8 Mehidy Hasan
      10 Taijul Islam
      11 Mustafizur Rahman

      Sundries: 5 (b: 5, lb: 0, w: 0, nb: 0)

      TOTAL: 6/253 (90)

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 9:07pm | ! Report

      Scorecards to come in a moment.

      Thoughts on the first day’s play then Roarers?

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 9:06pm | ! Report

      Bangladesh then, finish Day 1 in a reasonably good position. After being four down for very little early on, they have done a superb job to get back on the front foot here. Mominul Haque, Soumya Sarkar and Shakib Al Hasan all got starts, but failed to go on with it.

      It was then over to Shabbir Rahaman, who ended up with a really strong 66 and Mushfiqur Raham, who is not out at stumps on 62 having spent nearly four hours at the crease. The pair put on more than 100 to drag the Tigers back into the contest, before Nasir Hossain saw things out to stumps.

      Nathan Lyon was the pick of the bowlers. He took four LBW’s on his way ot a five for, but there’s plenty of questions for Australia. Patrick Cummins looks to be struggling for fitness, while Ashton Agar, Steve O’Keefe and Hilton Cartwright failed to build pressure consistently during the second half of the day’s play as Rahim and Shabbir took the game away from Australia, who were in such a dominant position.

      Bangladesh 6/253 (90)

    • 9:06pm
      Ian Whitchurch said | 9:06pm | ! Report

      Very even day of Test cricket.

      If the Bangladesh tail gets cleaned up, the pitch isnt doing much and Australia’s batsmen could make runs and put the mentally fragile Tigers under pressure.

      On the other hand, if the tail wags for another 70 runs, then Australia basically needs to score 400 to have a chance of winning the test.

      And then there’s the rain …

      • 9:19pm
        peter chrisp said | 9:19pm | ! Report

        And if we don’t get quick wickets early a score of over 300 plus and if the Aussie’s can make runs & put the Bangas under pressure? The Aussie’s put them under pressure and the chances of that? It’s only the first day and our first test when we scored 217 & 244 or thereabouts & if the Bangas get a score above 300 & the chances look good we would have to improve a hell of a lot in our batting to get anywhere near their score? Well let’s wait & see.

        • 9:28pm
          Ian Whitchurch said | 9:28pm | ! Report

          This pitch is far more road-like than the one in the first test.

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