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

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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

    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.

    When Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first, the Australian goose looked to be cooked. Batting last on crumbling Asian pitches has been Australia’s bane for some time now, as was evident in the first Test of this series.

    But Bangladesh lost a couple of early wickets and were five down for just over 100, before a fightback came from the lower middle-order to see them 6-253 at stumps.

    In hot, humid and sapping conditions, the hosts looked like they could run over the opposition with 400 in the first innings. Instead, Australia clawed back into the game, seeing Bangladesh all out for just 305 before lunch on Day 2.

    Still, those were runs on board and Australia have had issues in such conditions – Nathan Lyon picking up a seven-for was an obvious pointer to the pitch being spin-friendly.

    The early loss of Matt Renshaw pushed the tourists down, made worse by the fact it came in the short session before lunch and to a seam bowler. It was only after that the Aussies slowly turned things around.

    Riding on the confidence that David Warner and Steven Smith had shown in the previous Test, the batting came together. Warner showed his doughty side. Smith was his usual fidgety but confident self. And the pair almost added another 100.

    Taijul Islam managed to break the partnership, but one wicket did not bring a second. Instead, it brought Peter Handscomb to the crease and after a slow and scratchy start, he began to flower with his shot-making.

    The longer the pair batted, the tougher it became for the bowling side. Warner got two lives in the process as well.

    By stumps, Handscomb was on his haunches, literally, thanks to the saturating weather but he refused to be dislodged from the crease. Warner looked only slightly better as he approached his second century in as many innings.

    The deficit was down to just 80 and with eight wickets standing, Australia will be feeling very, very good about their position.

    The job’s only half done. Another collapse and a lead of less than 75 to 100 runs might not help too much – batting through most part of the day needs to be their immediate target.

    As for Bangladesh, they need to show more imagination in the field. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim looked lost for ideas, bringing in part-timers when they needed the main bowlers to test the knackered Australian batsmen was bit of a surprise.

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

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    • 10:56pm
      Abdul Razzak said | 10:56pm | ! Report

      To day Good start Australia but I hope that bangladesh win

    • 9:54pm
      peter chrisp said | 9:54pm | ! Report

      Bangas have done quite well think the game is 50/50, and to get 7 wickets is excellent i look @ it in the grand scheme of things 6 dropped catches were we let off the hook?

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Good day of cricket. It was hard-fought, it was bit like a boxing match where both boxers were looking to suss each other out instead of going flat out and managed to throw in their shares of punches at each other.

      Australia had begun the day two wickets down, and have lost seven wickets for 127 runs. That Warner-Handscomb stand was obviously a saviour and in the end, might even be the difference between the two teams.

      Handscomb missed his century, Warner got to his but the rest of the batting, bar Maxwell to an extent, didn’t hold up to the challenge.

      Mustafizur bowled well while Mehedi, after having struggled almost all day, came back reasonably well to pick up three.

      Back tomorrow with what could be an interesting day’s play. Have a good evening.

      • 11:09pm
        nickbrisbane said | 11:09pm | ! Report

        Why isn’t John Holland in this team? I believe in Darwin at one stage he took four wickets for 1 run????

    • 9:47pm
      doogs said | 9:47pm | ! Report

      not the lead we wanted. shame really but at least its a lead. Even if they get 80 ahead. I wanted 100 but still close.Just depends how we bowl. The one against Cummins spun a mile. Interesting to see what Lyon can do if that is the case. Good reply from Bangladesh . They are a good team on their homesoil. Shaping up as another great test match

      • 9:48pm
        doogs said | 9:48pm | ! Report

        Amazing we got any cricket. Should be a magic test

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:44pm | ! Report

      So that’s stumps.Australia will go back nine down.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:42pm | ! Report

      Scratch what I just said. Shakib isn’t continuing. Nobody is, in fact.

      They are going off.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:41pm | ! Report

      The light might have gone south. The umpires are having a chat about it but for now, they will continue.

      The floodlights have been switched on.

      Shakib continues.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:40pm | ! Report

      A single off the fifth ball of the Mehedi Hasan over gets SOK off strike. Lyon defends out the final ball.

      9/377 in 118.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:38pm | ! Report

      Nathan Lyon is in at 11.

      SOK is on strike though and Mehedi Hasan will be bowling.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:34pm | ! Report

      Bowled him! Shakib has Agar…

      …that’s turned from the rough and Agar was looking to drive it through the covers. Against the turn. Misses and it takes the leg-stump. Not the best shot to play but he’s a number nine in the end.

      Lead’s 71, nine down.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:31pm | ! Report

      Dropped! Sitter!

      Shakib comes on to bowl, Agar looks to jog down the pitch and ends up poking at it. Flies straight to the first slip, Saumya Sarkar, who gets it at a very good height, and it’s put down. Shoddy.

      They take a single too.

      8/373 in the 117th

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:30pm | ! Report

      Single from the Taijul Islam over.

      8/372 in 116.

      15 overs remaining in the day’s play today.

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