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

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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

    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.

    By stumps on day two, Australia had got themselves into a position from which they could have batted Bangladesh out of the game.

    It wasn’t the most spiteful of pitches. And the sapping weather, as much it had affected Peter Handscomb on the second day, looked like it had taken the juice out of the Bangladeshi bowling as well. Meanwhile, that early morning shower would have not only cooled things down a tad but also given the batsmen some extra recovery time.

    Instead, Australia were left with another collapse that restricted their lead to 72 by stumps, and with just one wicket standing it might not be much more than that. What was interesting to watch was that the batsmen would come in, get themselves set, and when it looked like the danger of falling away quickly had elapsed, they fell.

    Handscomb should have kicked on to get to his 100. Instead, he backed up too far in a bid to help David Warner through to his century and was left run-out.

    Hilton Cartwright made 18 confident runs and then departed to a poorly-executed drive to a wide ball outside off.

    Matthew Wade knew there was a reverse-swinging yorker coming but failed to get his bat down in time.

    Even Ashton Agar battled his way through to 22 – that needed 35 balls – and then attempted a drive against the turn and from the rough. Bowled.

    Glenn Maxwell battled hard for his 38, eschewing risk after having been once early in the innings before one snuck through, got some inside edge and was unfortunate to have been caught the way he was.

    The good news, however, is that Australia are in the lead. If they can try and push it up to 100, there looks to be enough in the surface for the slow bowlers. If pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s spell is anything to go by, Pat Cummins could well be relishing bowling a few in short bursts as well.

    There is that rain factor too. Rain is predicted on both the remaining two days, which could allow Bangladesh the leeway of batting for much a shorter time to save the game. At this stage, however, Australia need to think of trying to bowl their opposition out quickly.

    They will take heart from the fact that Bangladesh haven’t been extraordinary with the bat in the series, with scores of 260, 221 and 305 to their name.

    Follow the live scores and blog of the fourth day of the second Test between Bangladesh and Australia from 1:20pm (AEST) here on The Roar.

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    • 11:34pm
      Matting wicket said | 11:34pm | ! Report

      I think it’s important to give some credit to the much maligned Mat Wade, I thought his work was outstanding this game. A couple of his stumpings were brilliant. It’s very clear that he has worked very hard on his keeping and Haddin must take some credit for that also. Interesting that his batting has slipped as his keeping improved.

      • 12:00am
        Don Freo said | 12:00am | ! Report

        He just did what every keeper does…took his chances. He still conceded byes and scored nothing.

        That’s a really low bar, Matting Wicket.

    • Columnist

      Ronan O'Connell said | 10:35pm | ! Report

      Now that was a cracking series. Such a pity there isn’t a third Test. Bangladesh played well and the Aussies showed that they are bunnies in Asia no longer.

      • 12:02am
        Nudge said | 12:02am | ! Report

        In fact, Australia have been nothing short of outstanding since the overhaul after the second test against RSA. Won that dead rubber, as underdogs smashed Pakistan 3-0 had an absolute cracking series against India and were favourites to win that series at some stage during the 4th innings of the 4th test and after having a poor first test in Bangladesh bounced back strong to level the series. Thinks are heading skywards.

    • 9:49pm
      Ouch said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Well done lads

    • 9:36pm
      Simon said | 9:36pm | ! Report

      What started as a nothing series threatened by a pay dispute, security and the weather ended up being absolutely fascinating and I loved every second of it. Bangladesh have become a good cricket side and I’d love to see more of them

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:23pm | ! Report

      So that’s that. End of a good Test series, an exciting series that could have gone either way in both games. Given good pitches, surfaces that help bowling, you are bound to get such games and the talks of a dying format can be put to bed.

      I am done for now, but hope to be back for the ODI series between Australia and India that begins from September 17. Till then, ciao.

      • 9:49pm
        Ouch said | 9:49pm | ! Report

        Thanks for the call mate

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 9:21pm | ! Report

      That was the most disorganised presentation I’ve ever seen.

      • 9:26pm
        Worlds Biggest said | 9:26pm | ! Report

        And a cast of thousands to boot ! Really good series by both teams. Bangladesh are much improved and tough to beat at home. Well done to the Aussies on a good win, Lyon and Warner both fantastic and deserved players of the series.

      • 9:39pm
        Simon said | 9:39pm | ! Report

        Don’t forget the crest!

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:20pm | ! Report

      Warner credits his former opener, Chris Rogers for being able to work his game-plan in these conditions. And is candid enough to add, “it’s taken me just 15 Test matches to work things out.” Ha.

    • 9:20pm
      Nate said | 9:20pm | ! Report

      Great performance to bounce back after the first test. Lots of positives to be taken from it. Warner, Handscombe, even Wade with some tidy work with the gloves, and Cummins toiling hard. Lyon outstanding.

      • 9:23pm
        doogs said | 9:23pm | ! Report

        so true. well said Nate. Warner, Handscombe Cummins and Lyon outstanding. Also kudos to Wade. He normally drives me mad but felt he was excellent in this test

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:19pm | ! Report

      Nathan Lyon has been declared the man-of-the-match. The man-of-the-series award will be shared by David Warner and Nathan Lyon.

      Nine wickets in the first game, 13 wickets in the second Test for him. 22 wickets at 14 odd for Lyon. Back to back centuries in the two Tests for Warner.

      This reminds of the game that was played yesterday. A one-off T20I between Sri Lanka and India.

      There was a Most Valuable Player award, a Man-of-the-Match award and then a Man-of-the-Series award. All for a one-off T20I.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:15pm | ! Report

      Steve Smith:

      Restricting Bangladesh in the first innings was crucial, credit to Lyon for picking up wickets on a pitch where there wasn’t too much in it. Batting collapses have become quite regular, something we need to fix up. Good preparation for the India series and then the Ashes, but obviously different conditions.

      Praises Cummins and Warner for their effort too.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:11pm | ! Report

      The presentation ‘party’ has EIGHT people apart from the commentator. Should have added a couple more and played a game of cricket.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:05pm | ! Report

      As a result of this 1-1 scoreline, Australia have fallen to fifth in the ICC Test Rankings. India, South Africa, England and New Zealand are the top four.

      Bangladesh will tour South Africa next, while Australia head to India for a five-match ODI series.

      • 9:09pm
        Worlds Biggest said | 9:09pm | ! Report

        It can be a slippery slope, early last year Australia were ranked Number 1 and now 5. Good comeback win for the Aussies and a great series overall, well done to both teams.
        Great job once again thanks Suneer ?

        • Roar Guru

          Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:12pm | ! Report

          Thanks for following as always, WB.

          India now travel abroad – South Africa and England over six months in 2018. It won’t be easy to hold on to those rankings. Expecting a lot of spice in those pitches.

          • Roar Guru

            Scott Pryde said | 9:14pm | ! Report

            Yep, Cheers Suneer. Great stuff.

            Thanks for picking up today!

          • 9:17pm
            doogs said | 9:17pm | ! Report

            Thank you Suneer. Appreciate your efforts. You’ve done really well. Great series. I really enjoyed it as I did the Indian series.

            • Roar Guru

              Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:27pm | ! Report

              Thanks Scott, doogs. Real pity any Test series consists of just two Tests but more so ones like these that are so well-fought.

          • 6:03am
            DavSa said | 6:03am | ! Report

            Bring it on . We here in SA seldom see India on our own patch. Quite sad really as SA have the largest Indian population in the world outside of India and as a result interest is always high if they tour . But yes they must not expect any favors and expect all wickets to be green and ripe.

      • 9:51pm
        republican said | 9:51pm | ! Report

        …….a tad farcical that NZ are ranked higher than us in ICC.
        They very rarely compete with us at this version of the game.
        That said they are more than competitive and in fact superior at the truncated versions of Cricket………..

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