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

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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

    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.

    A five-wicket haul for the off-spinner against a left-hand-heavy Bangladesh side had left them gasping for runs in the first half of the day’s play before Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman ensured the hosts ended day one on a note of respectability.

    Having reduced Bangladesh to 5/117, Australia would have hoped for a better ending to the day but gruelling conditions and a lack of support from the other end for Lyon left them with a challenging day two ahead.

    Already there are signs the pitch in Chittagong will slowly and steadily assist more and more spin – Lyon got a few with his straighter ones – and a score of 300 plus could be a challenging one. Bangladesh recovered from losing half their side for 117 to post 6/253 by stumps with Rahim still at the crease.

    Captain Rahim was the stodgier of the two involved in their 105-run stand for the sixth wicket with Sabbir happy to take on the Australian bowlers. His 66 from 113 balls earned him comparisons with Virat Kohli by Lyon and took Bangladesh out of their early-day woes.

    Ashton Agar was the only other wicket-taker with Stephen O’Keefe’s surprise recall to the squad – and to the playing XI – resulting in 20 wicketless overs on day one.

    For a few moments, the team and the Aussie fans around the world would have held their collective breaths when their only fast bowler in the game, Pat Cummins, did not take the field after the tea break but it turned out to be a heat-related issue more than anything serious.

    Lyon confirmed how tough it had been in sapping conditions.

    “That’s up there with the hardest Test match cricket days I’ve ever had. This would be my 69th Test match and I don’t think I’ve been tested like that physically.”

    He claimed the surface was good to bat without too much turn, but over time it can be expected to crumble a tad in those conditions.

    By then, however, Australia will hope they can get down to the business of batting and get as close as possible to the Bangladesh first innings score.

    Follow the live scores and blog of the second day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Australia from 2pm (AEST) here on The Roar.

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    • 1:46am
      Alex L said | 1:46am | ! Report

      I’ve heard people suggest Warner has lost some of his power since he started doing more training focussed on cardiovascular fitness, I would suggest it’s paying off for him here — he’d been out there longer than Handscomb who looked about ready to keel over.

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      Rafiqul Ameer said | 9:36pm | ! Report

      Australia’s day no doubt. Feel a bit sorry for Handscomb. It’s pretty hot and humid.
      Weather at Dhaka has cooled a bit. surely rain is coming in a day or two.

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      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:14pm | ! Report

      Handscomb is walking back to the pavillion, wouldn’t have been surprised had a golf cart come out for him. He is in THAT bad a shape.

      But what’s not bad is the Australian position – in fact they find themselves in a position they haven’t in this series. Out and out their day today. First they bowled Bangladesh out for 305 and then have piled on 2/225 despite losing Matt Renshaw very early in the innings.

      Steven Smith retaliated with a half-century and then David Warner continued from where he had left off in the second innings of the Dhaka Test. He is batting on 88, gunning for back to back Test centuries, and giving him solid company in gruelling conditions is Handscomb on 69.

      Bangladesh need to do a lot more than they have with the ball today. Need a lot more bite, need a lot more spice…without which they might struggle even more tomorrow.

      Hope to see you tomorrow. Ciao.

      • 9:18pm
        Worlds Biggest said | 9:18pm | ! Report

        Great job thanks Suneer, poor old Hanscombe struggling out there, reminded me a little of Dean Jones on 86 tour of India. Anyway it will be interesting if the Aussies can continue on, they have fought there way back into it.

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      Scott Pryde said | 9:12pm | ! Report

      Australia well on top now. Handscomb may not come back and bat tomorrow morning – he looked awful.

      Cheers Suneer.

      • 9:26pm
        doogs said | 9:26pm | ! Report

        He looked pretty crook Scott. He desperately wanted to see it through

      • 10:02pm
        Jameswm said | 10:02pm | ! Report

        Disagree Scott. He’ll be fine once he gets some fluids, electrolytes, food etc into him.

    • 9:12pm
      Ouch said | 9:12pm | ! Report

      Great day for us. Well impressed with Smith, Warner and Handscomb

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      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:10pm | ! Report

      Taijul will bowl the last over. Warner walks out and pushes him down to long-on for a single…

      …Handscomb literally has to shrug himself out of a walk. Gets forward and defends the next ball, and repeats the same shot off the next. And then jumps down the track and defended off almost the middle of the pitch.

      Blocks out the fifth, and then leaves the final ball alone.

      Australia end day two at 2/225 in 64.

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      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:07pm | ! Report

      Two singles from the Mehedi Hasan over. Absolutely no bite for him.

      2/224 in 63. One more over to go for the day’s play.

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