1st ODI Old Trafford, Manchester 19 September 2017

England vs Windies

England : 210/3 (30.5);

Ben Stokes* 23(10);Jonny Bairstow 100(97);

Ashley Nurse* 8.5-0-48-0;Kesrick Williams 6-0-50-2

England won by 7 wkts (Match reduced to 42 ovs per side due to wet outfield)

23rd Match,
Intercontinental Cup, 2015-17, Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea vs Scotland

01 October 2017 05:30 (IST)

1st practice match,
New Zealand tour of India, 2017, Mumbai

TBC vs New Zealand

17 October 2017 09:00 (IST)

2nd Test, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, 04 September 2017

Bangladesh vs Australia

Australia 4th Inn:87/3 (15.3)

Peter Handscomb 16 (14);Glenn Maxwell 25 (17);
Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-35-1; Nasir Hossain 0.3-0-10-0;

Last bat: Matt Renshaw

Result: Australia won by 7 wkts.

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Australia 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Matt Renshaw c Rahim & b Shakib 22 40 2 1 55
David Warner c Soumya Sarkar & b Mustafizur 8 13 1 0 61.54
Steven Smith(c) c Rahim & b Taijul Islam 16 9 3 0 177.78
Peter Handscomb not out 16 14 2 0 114.29
Glenn Maxwell not out 25 17 2 2 147.06
Hilton Cartwright dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Matthew Wade(wk) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ashton Agar dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Pat Cummins dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Steve O'Keefe dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nathan Lyon dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 0, w - 0, nb - 0)0
Total(87 for 3 in 15.3 overs)87 (5.61 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/13 (David Warner, 4.5 ov.) 2/44 (Steven Smith, 9.1 ov.) 3/48 (Matt Renshaw, 10.4 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mustafizur Rahman 5 1 16 1 3.2  
Shakib Al Hasan 6 1 35 1 5.83  
Taijul Islam 4 0 26 1 6.5  
Nasir Hossain 0.3 0 10 0 20  
               

Bangladesh 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal st Wade & b Lyon 12 38 2 0 31.58
Soumya Sarkar c Renshaw & b Pat Cummins 9 16 2 0 56.25
Imrul Kayes c Maxwell & b Lyon 15 35 3 0 42.86
Nasir Hossain c Steven Smith & b O'Keefe 5 18 1 0 27.78
Shakib Al Hasan c Warner & b Lyon 2 8 0 0 25
Mushfiqur Rahim(c) & (wk) c Wade & b Pat Cummins 31 103 1 0 30.1
Sabbir Rahman st Wade & b Lyon 24 59 2 0 40.68
Mominul Haque c Pat Cummins & b Lyon 29 61 2 0 47.54
Mehidy Hasan not out 14 54 1 0 25.93
Taijul Islam b Lyon 4 32 0 0 12.5
Mustafizur Rahman b O'Keefe 0 4 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 12, lb - 0, w - 0, nb - 0)12
Total(157 all out in 71.2 overs)157 (2.2 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/11 (Soumya Sarkar, 4.5 ov.) 2/32 (Tamim Iqbal, 12.6 ov.) 3/37 (Imrul Kayes, 16.1 ov.)
4/39 (Shakib Al Hasan, 18.3 ov.) 5/43 (Nasir Hossain, 19.4 ov.) 6/97 (Sabbir Rahman, 39.1 ov.)
7/129 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 52.3 ov.) 8/149 (Mominul Haque, 59.1 ov.) 9/156 (Taijul Islam, 68.4 ov.)
10/157 (Mustafizur Rahman, 71.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Pat Cummins 11 3 27 2 2.45  
Nathan Lyon 33 11 60 6 1.82  
Steve O'Keefe 22.2 6 49 2 2.19  
Ashton Agar 5 1 9 0 1.8  
               

Australia 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Matt Renshaw c Rahim & b Mustafizur 4 7 1 0 57.14
David Warner c I Kayes & b Mustafizur 123 234 7 0 52.56
Steven Smith(c) b Taijul Islam 58 94 8 0 61.7
Peter Handscomb runout (Shakib) 82 144 6 0 56.94
Glenn Maxwell c Rahim & b Mehidy Hasan 38 98 3 0 38.78
Hilton Cartwright c Soumya Sarkar & b Mehidy Hasan 18 28 2 1 64.29
Matthew Wade(wk) lbw Mustafizur 8 31 1 0 25.81
Ashton Agar b Shakib 22 35 4 0 62.86
Pat Cummins lbw Mehidy Hasan 4 8 1 0 50
Steve O'Keefe not out 8 34 1 0 23.53
Nathan Lyon c I Kayes & b Mustafizur 0 6 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 8, lb - 3, w - 1, nb - 0)12
Total(377 all out in 119.5 overs)377 (3.15 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/5 (Matt Renshaw, 1.3 ov.) 2/98 (Steven Smith, 28.1 ov.) 3/250 (Peter Handscomb, 73.3 ov.)
4/298 (David Warner, 87.4 ov.) 5/321 (Hilton Cartwright, 94.6 ov.) 6/342 (Matthew Wade, 105.3 ov.)
7/346 (Glenn Maxwell, 106.3 ov.) 8/364 (Pat Cummins, 108.6 ov.) 9/376 (Ashton Agar, 116.6 ov.)
10/377 (Nathan Lyon, 119.5 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mehidy Hasan 38 6 93 3 2.45  
Mustafizur Rahman 20.5 2 84 4 4.03 (1w)
Shakib Al Hasan 31 3 82 1 2.65  
Taijul Islam 21 1 78 1 3.71  
Nasir Hossain 6 2 14 0 2.33  
Mominul Haque 2 0 6 0 3  
Sabbir Rahman 1 0 9 0 9  
               

Bangladesh 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal lbw Lyon 9 34 0 0 26.47
Soumya Sarkar lbw Lyon 33 81 2 1 40.74
Imrul Kayes lbw Lyon 4 11 0 0 36.36
Mominul Haque lbw Lyon 31 67 2 0 46.27
Shakib Al Hasan c Wade & b Agar 24 52 3 0 46.15
Mushfiqur Rahim(c) & (wk) b Lyon 68 166 5 0 40.96
Sabbir Rahman st Wade & b Lyon 66 113 6 1 58.41
Nasir Hossain c Wade & b Agar 45 97 5 0 46.39
Mehidy Hasan runout (Warner) 11 45 0 0 24.44
Taijul Islam c Steven Smith & b Lyon 9 12 0 1 75
Mustafizur Rahman not out 0 2 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 5, lb - 0, w - 0, nb - 0)5
Total(305 all out in 113.2 overs)305 (2.69 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/13 (Tamim Iqbal, 9.1 ov.) 2/21 (Imrul Kayes, 13.4 ov.) 3/70 (Soumya Sarkar, 29.4 ov.)
4/85 (Mominul Haque, 33.6 ov.) 5/117 (Shakib Al Hasan, 46.4 ov.) 6/222 (Sabbir Rahman, 81.2 ov.)
7/265 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 97.2 ov.) 8/293 (Nasir Hossain, 110.1 ov.) 9/296 (Mehidy Hasan, 111.5 ov.)
10/305 (Taijul Islam, 113.2 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Pat Cummins 22 5 46 0 2.09  
Nathan Lyon 36.2 7 94 7 2.59  
Steve O'Keefe 23 0 79 0 3.43  
Ashton Agar 23 9 52 2 2.26  
Glenn Maxwell 4 0 13 0 3.25  
Hilton Cartwright 5 1 16 0 3.2  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

to Renshaw, FOUR, he was strangled down leg in the first innings, not this time. targets the stumps and goes a bit too straight, Renshaw moves across and glances it fine. Actually it was close had Renshaw missed that, he was right in front of the stumps

4

to Warner, FOUR, no half measures from Warner. Fetched the flighted delivery from outside off and swings it away over mid-wicket. He didn't bother to run, knew that had come off the meat

W

to Warner, out Caught by Soumya Sarkar!! First one down. It is the in-form Warner, who is undone for the second in the Test by a short delivery. The ball kept rising awkwardly on Warner and unlike the first innings where he played a half-hearted pull, he went full-throttle this time with his eyes not on the ball, skied it up and Sarkar at deep mid-wicket didn't have to move much to gobble that. Excellent bowling from . To get a top player out twice with similar deliveries - superb stuff. Warner c Soumya Sarkar b 8(13) [4s-1]

4

to Smith, FOUR, a gentle steer and Smith is off and running. 's angle takes it outside off, Smith stands in the crease and opens the bat face, bisects slip and gully expertly

4

to Renshaw, FOUR, lovely use of the feet, Renshaw dances down and gets right to the pitch of the ball, once he had done that the rest was easy, lofted over mid-on for a one bounce four

6

to Renshaw, SIX, Renshaw seems to be in a hurry. It is the right way to approach a small target. Uses his feet and once more gets to the pitch and then goes bang over mid-on. This time all the way

4

Islam o Smih, FOUR, las ime hese wo faced off, aijul go he beer of Smih, his ime he Ausralian skipper is down he wicke and lofing back over he bowler's head, one bounce and ino he fence

4

Islam o Smih, FOUR, gorgeous! Flighed ouside off, Smih leans across and caresses he drive pas he diving exra cover fielder. I is a packed off-side field and Smih pierced i. I was all iming from him as he ball bea he chasing fielder

W

Islam o Smih, ou Caugh by Rahim!! he break has is breakhrough. So very predicable his. A nohing delivery really, shor, dishing ou widh and Smih goes hard a i, looking o cu i away. A ouch lazy, a ouch slow and a ouch on he oe-end of he ba for Mushy o pouch. So, Bangladesh, even in a dire siuaion have managed he bes of he wo Aussie bas. Smih c Rahim b Islam 16(9) [4s-3]

W

to Renshaw, out Caught by Rahim!! Another. And Bangladesh explode. The crowds continue egging them on. The ghosts of defending on turners, crumblers rather in the sub-continent coming back to haunt the Australians, even in a possible cakewalk. continues his flights outside the line of off, Renshaw too continues his shuffles across the stumps to push it through the line. Jabs, very meekly, gets a kiss and Mushy returns the favour. A twist? At least a mini one? Renshaw c Rahim b 22(40) [4s-2 6s-1]

6

Islam o Maxwell, SIX, ypically. Breaks he pressure buil up, o bring up a massive 50 for his side. Unleashes he long leveres, doesn' boher wih he defences, reaches forward and onks i down

4

to Handscomb, FOUR, the dancing moves, gets down, close to the pitch and inside-outs it through extra cover

OT

to Handscomb, no run, Mushy appeals. oohs, turns back and grabs his cap. But guess who the skipper is? He's decided to take things upstairs, after all the thinking. And ump Llong allows him to go there too. Okay, it started off with Handscomb rocking back for the cut, looked to play for the turn. Just that there was none this time. Is cramped up big time with the slide in and just about slaps it out, slmost taking it from the top of the stumps. Yes - flush off the bat. The pad isn't even close

4

Islam o Maxwell, FOUR, akes on he sweep. Once again doesn' boher geing close o he line, well you need no when your hands impar power such as his. A huge sride in reaching forward as he nails i in fron of square

4

to Handscomb, FOUR, on the last lap now. It's been the hallmark, the feet use. He runs down again, moving away in the same motion. Gives his arms the breathing space and muscles it through extra cover

4

Hossain to Maxwell, FOUR, the angry wrists. A savage cut. Laps up the half tracker, with no pace at all on it. Compounds the misery on it further, going back and hammers it in front of point

6

Hossain to Maxwell, SIX, a slog. A slog that snatches victory. On a knee, under the length toss up and the free-flowing long levers put it into the sky and parabolic over cow corner. Australia have their 144th overseas Test victory - the most equaling the Poms. What's more, they level equations

4

to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, a loose adventure. Encouragement from the rough chips outside off, Sarkar throws the bat out on the flashy drive. A massive chunk on the outside half and has the first runs of the day

4

Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, 144.6kph, generous width on a sitting up length, the pace on the bat as well. Stands up, rides the bounce, and lays into a cracking cut

W

Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, out Caught by Renshaw!! That's the reward. The reward for some serious test with fire. Pushed him back, further and further and pinned him on the crease with a quick slipper on the poking length. Flat feet, playing it off the back foot when he ideally should've been forward, sticks the bat out rather tamely. Squared up too. Gets the healthy edge and for a change a slipper takes a catch. First slip i.e.. The first for Cummins in the match, and some top setting up to get there. Soumya Sarkar c Renshaw b Cummins 9(16) [4s-2]

4

Cummins to Kayes, FOUR, squared up, big time. Sharply in with the angle, straightening away at the very last moment and there is nothing more Kayes could've done with it. Looks to play for the line, gets a fat outside edge - runs through the gap between the keeper and a wide first slip. Neither dive

4

to Tamim, FOUR, now the dance. Spots the dip, skips away and unleashes a mighty inside-out loft over the covers. Streakily brave

4

Cummins to Kayes, FOUR, a deliberate edge. Goes away from the body in flirting with a wide length delivery, keeps the hands soft and opens up his bat face just about. And guides the edge induced wide of second slip

4

to Tamim, FOUR, half-tracker, without the pace to do anything extravagant and sits up to be slapped. Powered away in the form of a back footed cut through the covers. 43 behind now

W

to Tamim, out Stumped!! Overtly expansive. Overtly adventurous. And that's the ultimate price he has to pay. has toyed around with the ego of the big fish to hook him out. Gives it the loop, spots Tamim's dance down the track and pulls his length back too. Beaten comprehensively, with the ball spinning past the dab, well down the track in it too. Wade, quickly up in time, takes it cleanly under his helmet and whips the bails out. Tamim st Wade b 12(38) [4s-2]

4

to Kayes, FOUR, pounces on the long hop. 's customary bad ball of the over. A nothing delivery really and Kayes puts in all his might as he swivels and heaves it behind square

W

to Kayes, out Caught by Maxwell!! Another for . Kayes hangs his head back and walks. The top-order succumbs again. The surface aided there. He shortened the length and the ball held up on the surface, Kayes was on the back foot because of the length, but had to check his shot as the ball didn't arrive, chips a dolly to Maxwell at cover. Australia bossing the game now. Kayes c Maxwell b 15(35) [4s-3]

W

to Shakib, out Caught by Warner!! Bangladesh are crumbling. is spinning a web around them. First 10-fer in Asia for the Australian offie. Nothing much Shakib could have done there. The ball landed on middle and drew him forward to block, then the spin took over to catch the outside edge, went sharply to Warner, who reacted quickly and went low to grab that. The deficit is still 32 and Bangladesh have lost four key batsmen. Shakib c Warner b 2(8)

4

to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, half tracker and Hossain makes him pay. A real drag down by , almost near chest level, Hossain swivels and pulls it over mid-wicket. Not off the middle but enough to fetch him four

W

to Nasir Hossain, out Caught by Smith!! This is excellent spin bowling. deserved that wicket. He kept probing away around the off-stump line, now gets one to turn. Flighted up around off, Hossain leans across to defend and once more a batsman does not counter the spin, pushes at the ball and the outside edge settles neatly into Smith's hands at slip. Five down and Bangladesh are in all sorts of trouble. Nasir Hossain c Smith b 5(18) [4s-1]

4

to Sabbir Rahman, byes, FOUR, strays down leg, Rahman can't meet with the tickle. The ball rolled past Wade, did not bounce at all and hence made it difficult to stop

OT

to Sabbir Rahman, no run, the arm-bal from , Rahman prods forward to defend, the ball skews off the inside edge to hit the pad, umpire Llong's finger went up as soon as the Australians appealed, but Rahman knew he had some bat and challenged the decision rightaway

OT

to Sabbir Rahman, no run, wasn't sure with the appeal. It might have been Wade who prompted Smith to take the review. The quicker slider and Rahman left the crease, isn't to the pitch and has to block. Is hit on the pad before the bat. Luckily he had got outside the line of off-stump. aborted midway through the shout, but Wade kept going

D

to Rahim, no run, dropped? Rahim is rubbing his shoulder. But the Australians reckon it came off the bat. He pressed forward to defend and the ball lobbed to the right of silly point. Too quick for Handscomb to react and cling on. Replays show that there was some glove and it then deflected off the right shoulder, through Handscomb's outstretched right hand

4

to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, a successful reverse sweep from Rahman. Waits for the ball to turn and then unleashes the sweep powerfully behind square on the off-side, raced away

4

to Rahim, FOUR, "catch" shouted someone of the Australian close-in fielders. Well away from deep mid-wicket. Rahim chose the right delivery to sweep, on a length and just outside off, broomed towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder was undone by the overspin and beaten to his right

4

to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, Bangladesh take the lead. At one stage (43/5) it looked far fetched. Flighted just outside off, Rahman sinks down and belts the sweep in front of square, raced away

4

to Sabbir Rahman, byes, FOUR, and again. This one does not bounce and hence Wade can't glove it. Rahman attempts the reverse sweep and fails to make contact by a mile, the turn takes it agonisingly close to leg-stump, through Wade's legs

W

to Sabbir Rahman, out Stumped!! 20th wicket for Nathan in the series. He had already racked up the most number of wickets for an Australian in a two-match series. Rahman was living by the sword and he dies by it. The partnership has been broken. The charge given by Rahman and he is deceived in flight, the ball turns and sneaks past the bat-pad gap, there was a slight deflection off the pad and hence the ball went on the bounce to Wade. He collected and whipped the bails off in a flash. Rahman was well short of the crease. Sabbir Rahman st Wade b 24(59) [4s-2]

4

to Mominul, FOUR, delicately played. Quicker, shorter and just outside off, Mominul waits until the last second to play the late cut, almost played it off Wade's gloves, past second slip and also beating Renshaw's chase

4

to Mominul, FOUR, poor delivery. Long half volley outside off, Mominul meets it with a ferocious drive square of the wicket, he didn't even bother to run. Stood there and admired the shot

4

to Mominul, byes, FOUR, where did that come from? Mominul suddenly does a Sabbir. Goes for a reckless reverse sweep and is lucky that the ball turned past leg-stump. Wade did not move across to glove it and four bonus runs for Bangladesh

W

Cummins to Rahim, out Caught by Wade!! A bowling change, a drinks break and a wicket. The tern continues. It is the big fish this time, the whale rather. Just the perfect ball from Cummins, on a good length, in that fourth stump channel and Mushy, with flat feet, has a flirt. The dangerous flirt. A feather on the outside face and steers it to the keeper. Is that the Bangladeshi hope with it? Rahim c Wade b Cummins 31(103) [4s-1]

D

to Mominul, 1 run, and put down. The ricochet too lands up safely. An awkward/desperate/beaten jab from Mominul, away from his body, searching for the spin rather. Guides it off the face in the end to Maxwell at second slip, who is blinded by the speed at which it comes to him. Gets his hands in front of his face and parries it over first slip as well. A life

4

Cummins to Mehidy Hasan, FOUR, now the sucker ball. Just what Mehidy was waiting for. Misses the blockhole by a couple of inches and he steals out a mile. A one-leg-in-the-air drill down the ground

W

to Mominul, out Caught by Pat Cummins!! The number 12. now becomes the highest wicket taker in 2017 - 45 wickets in the year to show off. Entices the sweep, tossing it up on leg and into the rough. Mominul takes it on, can barely control, gets another top-edge. And who said Cummins needed a cooling down after he was spitting out fire at the other end? He runs in from fine leg, spots the ball dipping on him and dives forward with a tumble as well to pluck it out. Mominul c Pat Cummins b 29(61) [4s-2]

W

to T Islam, out Bowled!! There's the wicket. It was only a matter of time. The runs were not coming and the pressure of dots was getting to Taijul. Instead of presenting the full bat face, he tries to dab and loses his off-stump in the process. 13th wicket for - career-best figures for him in Tests. The quicker arm delivery, Taijul attempts to dab it with an angled bat, the ball rushed past him to uproot the off-pole. T Islam b 4(32)

W

to Mustafizur, out Bowled!! That's it. Bangladesh have been bowled out. The Australians shake hands and walk out with a smile on their faces. A flighted delivery that turns in a bit, Mustafizur plays down the wrong line, does not have stride forward, the ball beats the outside edge and crashes into off-stump. Mustafizur b 0(4)

4

Hasan to Renshaw, FOUR, nice free-flowing on-drive to get Renshaw off the mark. tosses it up and overpitches, Renshaw presents the full face of the bat and strokes the drive straight of mid-on

W

to Renshaw, out Caught by Rahim!! Stunner from Rahim. The crowd enjoyed it. The flags are waving and the small crowd are making a lot of noise. Early breakthrough for Bangladesh and it is off a pacer. An unlucky way to go. Full delivery slanted down leg, Renshaw shuffles across, gets inside the line and tickles it fine, very fine for his liking. Rahim dives full length to his right and takes it with one hand. He was parallel to the ground. His team mates mob him after that. Renshaw c Rahim b 4(7) [4s-1]

4

to Smith, FOUR, Smith is off and running. A long half volley to welcome him to the wicket, Smith crashes the drive straight to cover and misfield allows the ball to race away to the fence

4

to Smith, FOUR, very small margin of errors against Smith. pitched up but provided width outside off, Smith opened the bat face on the drive and placed it past the diving backward point fielder

4

Hasan to Smith, FOUR, poor from . Stays round the wicket and aims for Smith's pads, that is easy peasy for the Australian skipper, glanced it fine and collected a boundary

4

Hasan to Smith, FOUR, is inconsistent with his line and length, overpitches outside off, Smith moves across and drives it square on the off-side, no one stopping that

4

to Warner, FOUR, edged and four. Short of length nipping in, Warner is on the back foot trying to force it through the off-side, gets cramped up and the outside edge flies wide of Mehidy at gully

4

to Smith, FOUR, edged and four. Full and outside off, Smith does not move his feet as he tries to squeeze a drive out, the ball takes the outside edge and flies wide of the slip fielder

4

to Smith, FOUR, long half volley and Smith has those deliveries for breakfast. Leans forward and drives it square on the off-side. No need to run for those

4

to Warner, FOUR, a dancing drive. Running down the pitch, right to the point of contact that the ball makes and cuts off all the turn at the source, swinging his arms through the line and drilling it through the cover gap

4

to Smith, FOUR, the greed in searching for the rough outside leg. Gets it too full in the process and Smith swivels, doesn't sit down and nails the standing upright sweep

OT

Hasan to Smith, 1 run, head falling on ball, whipping it through square leg. A very workman-like half-century. All the shuffling in it though

4

to Smith, FOUR, another standing sweep. Slipping down leg to help matters. Smith stands, lets it drift down and does a Dhoni of sorts in smashing the backward forehand

W

Islam o Smih, ou Bowled!! You hid him for 28 overs and he srikes firs ball! A lapse of concenraion, big ime. Smih looks o play for he urn, wih he ba venuring well away from he body. Jus ha, here is none of i. Slides on wih he arm, saring on off and hrough he defence o peg he middle of middle ou. So, ou of nowhere, a bol srikes. In he form of a sraigher one. Smih b Islam 58(94) [4s-8]

OT

to Warner, 1 run, fifty for Warner. Fourth slowest for him in Test. A gentle raise of the bat followed by a handshake with Handscomb. He needs to kick on. Hangs back to the flatter delivery to nurdle it round the corner - to square leg

4

Islam o Handscomb, FOUR, delicae. Seems like his go-o sho. ossed up delivery on leg-sump, Handscomb sinks low and dinks i fine. Enough speed on he ball o fech him four his ime

D

Islam o Warner, no run, dropped! ough chance for Mominul a shor leg. Bu you expec hose o be aken. his one bies off he surface, Warner camps back and is undone by he exra bounce. He ucks i sraigh o shor leg, Mominul was low and had less ime o reac. He go his righ hand bu he ball did no sick

4

Islam o Warner, byes, FOUR, ha bea everyone - Warner and Rahim. Flighed delivery ouside off, Warner presses across o defend, he ball goes sraigh and says low, beas Warner on he ouside edge and numegs Rahim

OT

Islam o Handscomb, no run, aijul was very confiden. Rahim ook his ime and assessed every possibiliy before challenging umpire Llong's decision. Handscomb came ou of he crease and was deceived in lengh, bu forunaely for him here was some wood before he ball hudded ino he pad. He was no a long way down and he impac was also no an issue. Lucky ha here was ba, else he was a goner

4

to Handscomb, FOUR, this is excellent batting. He using his feet to negate the spinners. Jumps out of the crease and is not to the pitch, but uses the long levers to tonk it over mid-wicket. No half measures this time

4

Islam o Warner, FOUR, back-o-back boundaries. Rank long hop from aijul and Warner ain' missing ou, rocks forward and back o nail he slap in fron of square on he off-side, raced away

4

to Handscomb, FOUR, a short sitter up. Handscomb climbs into it, staying up tall on top of the bounce and crashes it through sweeper. The cutter going wrong

4

Islam o Handscomb, FOUR, gloves he sweep. Some forune now. Jus no full enough o be sweeping his and he bounce akes he ickle off he ba as well before i lobs over he keeper and ino no man's land. he land where you ge a boundary

OT

to Handscomb, 1 run, chopped down. Lines up for the dab and ramps it down into the ground before it goes to a falling wide slip. What's more - it is a half-century as well

4

to Handscomb, FOUR, cashes in. Throws up a lose full toss, a juicy one and Handscomb instead of powering it away puts his deft dabs to use. Places it to bisect the gap between gully and point

OT

to Warner, 1 run, piles in on the turn coming in to glance it off the pads through square leg. The 100 between the two of them is up

4

Rahman to Warner, FOUR, now an overcompensation. A full toss, juicy, loose and Warner eats into it with a drilling cover drive

4

Hasan to Handscomb, FOUR, long hop from and Handscomb puts it away. That short delivery barely rose to knee level, Handscomb swiveled and pulled it square. No one in the deep there to stop that

OT

Hasan to Handscomb, 1 run, running has been the major point in this 150-run partnership. Both are quick and excellent judges of a run. Handscomb pushes it to mid-off and sets off immediately, makes it with ease

W

Hossain to Warner, out Handscomb Run Out!! That was very selfless from Handscomb. He was searching for the single that would give Warner his hundred and in the process loses his own wicket. Big blow for Australia as the 152-run stand has been broken and Bangladesh have an opening. Flatter delivery on middle and leg, Warner tucks it towards mid-wicket and took one step out before sending Handscomb back. He was a long way down and Shakib did extremely well to hit the target, moved to his left, collect the ball and aimed right. Even a dive from Handscomb could not save him. Nonetheless, a top knock from Handscomb which has laid the platform for Australia to gain a big lead. Handscomb run out (Shakib) 82(144) [4s-6]

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to Maxwell, FOUR, that should break the shackles. String of dot balls and the pressure was building, especially on Warner. Maxwell sees the flight and goes through the line on the loft, miscues it over mid-on and collects his first runs

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Hossain to Warner, FOUR, finally, hundred for Warner. Consecutive tons for him on sub-continent wickets. It has been a sensational turn around for him on turning tracks. This innings will give him the confidence of playing in Asia going forward. He came out with a gameplan and has played accordingly - some of the shots that could get him out have been kept in the cupboard, while he has not thrusted his pad forward to the offspinner. Celebrates with a roar and fist pump and follows it with a typical Warner jump. The kiss of the badge on the baggy green as well. Hossain gifted him a full toss outside off, Warner was looking for a loose delivery and he got it, opened the bat face and drove it through extra cover

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to Maxwell, no run, another one down. This is serious tragedy. Rahman sets him up beautifully with the short one on the earlier delivery and now goes for the full one. Maxwell looks to open up the bat and steers it straight down the throat of gully. Mehidy out there, is caught napping

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Islam o Warner, FOUR, he's swiching gears. All he power, all he boom hand and all he runs. Runs down, ges righ o he pich of his floa up, akes on he invie and goes airy wih he drill down he ground

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to Warner, byes, FOUR, good aggression. Gives it his everything in banging it short..too much of it in fact with the ball flying well over Warner's attempted hook. And over the timy li'l man behind him

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to Maxwell, FOUR, very outside-edging now. Throws his hands out at the width, hard. But hardly in control. Runs away bisecting the gap between a wide slip and gully

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Islam o Warner, FOUR, a flashy cu. Wih simple dollies going down, his one canno even go down as a chance. he fee hardly move, he hands say super hard and ges a genuine ouside edge, flying jus wide of slip. oo quick for him o reac eiher

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to Warner, out Caught by Kayes!! In, out, in, out and in. Here's the birthday present after all the bullying he's got. And perhaps the best knock Warner's ever played comes to an end. Another back-bender, throwing up the bouncer, at a nice height as well, one that forces Warner to play at it. And he does so compulsively, looking away and fending it away in the air. Just that leg-gully is right there. Some juggling before the catch is finally taken. Warner c Kayes b 123(234) [4s-7]

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Islam o Carwrigh, FOUR, and now Islam overcooks one. oo full, on middle as well and Carwrigh hrows everyhing in i as he hammers i down

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Hasan to Cartwright, no run, a broken finger. A broken rib perhaps as well. Cartwright runs down, unleashes a mighy bat swing, drills it back in the air to the left of , who gets his hands up. Takes the impact off a deflection of the fingers, flush on the ribs. Oh dear. He's in pain, on the floor. A clear red mark on his chest. And yes, in an ideal world, that is a drop

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Islam o Carwrigh, FOUR, a punish. aijul gives i he air, and Carwrigh very quickly plans he fron leg forward, slides he back foo away and inside-ous he carpe-drive hrough he covers

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Islam o Carwrigh, SIX, boom! A charge down, inside he line, akes i from he rough and unleashes his long levers o onk i over long-on

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Hasan to Cartwright, out Caught by Soumya Sarkar!! That's the revenge for the rib-smack. And once again it is possibly the final delivery before the break that does another batsman in. Drawn out with the drift going away, and Cartwright doesn't quite commit himself into his defence. Jabs the bat out, away from the body, with pretty hard hands as well. Gets the tickle and Sarkar, at first slip, gets really low and plucks it out. Cartwright c Soumya Sarkar b Hasan 18(28) [4s-2 6s-1]

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Hossain to Maxwell, FOUR, five good balls followed by a half tracker outside off, Maxwell had the width to work with and he slaps the cut to the vacant sweeper cover region

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Hasan to Wade, FOUR, similar delivery to the previous one, but Wade made room to place it in the gap. He even opened the bat face at the last instant to power it through cover-point

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Hasan to Wade, no run, Bangladesh have asked for a review. and Rahim had a long chat before the 'T' was signalled. Fair delivery. Wade was too far down the wicket. No bat involved. Impact is umpire's call as it is more than 3 meters. The crowd got excited as Llong gave a thumbs up to Aleem Dar and they thought he raised his finger. Waste of a review from Bangladesh

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to Wade, out Lbw!! Poor review from Wade. Similar to the one Bangladesh took a few overs ago. Third wicket for the Fizz and he's deserved each one of them. Good length ball with a hint of nip, Wade is caught in no man's land - neither forward nor back, is beaten on the inside edge and pinged in front of middle. The impact looked good and the ball would have crashed into the leg-stump. Wade lbw b 8(31) [4s-1]

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to Agar, FOUR, on a length and outside off, Agar leans across and drives it on the up through extra cover. The ball had enough legs to beat Tamim's chase. Nice way to open your account

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Hasan to Maxwell, out Caught by Rahim!! Back-to-back wickets for Bangladesh and they are right back in it. The lead is still minimal - 41. Turn and bounce for . Flighted outside off, Maxwell lunges forward to defend, the ball spins in to take the inside edge, hits the pad and deflects off the right elbow. It was dropping in front of Rahim, who reacted and went low quickly to gobble that up. In fact, Maxwell reviewed that decision. He went up straightaway. So it was not an umpire referral for catch. Australia have lost both their reviews. Maxwell c Rahim b Hasan 38(98) [4s-3]

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to Agar, FOUR, Agar is more than a capable batsman. Short of length delivery that set up nicely for Agar, who transfers his weight quickly onto the bat and hammers the pull wide of mid-on. No one bothered to move

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to Agar, FOUR, poor delivery from . 127.9kph half tracker outside off, Agar hangs on the back foot and punches it past extra cover. Made nice connection as the ball raced away

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to Agar, FOUR, third boundary for Agar and these are important runs. The lead stretches past 50. The yorker goes down leg, Agar gets enough bat to beat the man at fine leg. He gets a pat from Cummins

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Hasan to Pat Cummins, FOUR, long half volley and Cummins cashes in. Big step forward to get to the pitch of the ball and drives through the line, no one at cover or extra cover to stop that

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Hasan to Pat Cummins, out Lbw!! The crowd as umpire Llong raises his finger. Australia folding quickly here. Top spell this from . Bad judgement from Cummins. The ball lands on the rough and turns square, Cummins shuffles across and does not offer a shot. The impact was outside off but since there was no shot played, it did not matter. The ball was hitting off-stump and Llong reversed his decision. Pat Cummins lbw b Hasan 4(8) [4s-1]

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to O'Keefe, FOUR, it took him 15 balls to show some aggression. And connect with the aggression. A gentle tired wide floater from , lays into the drive to crash it through sweeper

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to Agar, 1 run, another drop. Well I've lost count. This has to be the easiest of them all. The sixth I guess. Agar runs down, closes the bat, fails to read the spin (the lack of it), gets the leading edge and Sarkar has the simplest job at slip. And he fails to do it

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to Agar, out Bowled!! Through the gate. You wily old fox . Loops it over the eyeline, into the rough way outside off, draws Agar into the tempted drive and snakes back in. Bites and rips square to go through the flashy bat and pad to knock the leg-pole out. Sarkar has the biggest smile you'd see. Agar's life lasts five balls. Agar b 22(35) [4s-4]

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to Lyon, out Caught by Kayes!! Nothing on the board today - and the man newly turned 22 has another moment to celebrate the start of his new year. Quite the perfect result for Bangladesh. After a couple of beauties, which were too good to get the edge, Lyon goes hard on the drive at an angler away this time. Only a thick edge eventually and right into the hands of the wide slip. Lyon c Kayes b 0(6)

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to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, edged and through Wade. Tough chance. Flattish and the length was short, Sarkar goes back to force it through the off-side, the inside edge nutmegs Wade and runs away to the boundary

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Cummins to Tamim, no run, dropped! Maxwell the culprit. Steven Smith immediately kicks the surface. This might be a costly miss. Short of length on off, Tamim is squared up by the swing, hangs his bat in front and the outside edge flies to third slip. Maxwell goes with two hands and was a bit casual in his approach, the ball pops out rightaway. A regulation catch which Maxwell would have taken on most days

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to Tamim, out Lbw!! There's the breakthrough Australia wanted badly. The dropped catch does not cost them much. Umpire Llong had his finger up in a flash and Tamim also knew he was gone, started walking immediately. The slider from , Tamim has the habit of plonking his front foot across before the ball is bowled, he commits that mistake and plays down the wrong line. The ball beats the inside edge and strikes him in front of middle. Ball-tracking shows it to be hitting leg-stump. Tamim lbw b 9(34)

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to Kayes, out Lbw!! An excellent review by Australia. Not sure who convinced Smith there as thought there was an inside and gestured the same to his skipper. But Smith still decided to go for the review and got it spot on. Another failure for Kayes. He is running out of opportunities. Second wicket for and giving him the new ball is already paying dividends for Australia. With the ball not turning, it is the straighter one that is bringing him wickets. The slider which goes on with the arm, Kayes kneels to sweep and gets into a bit of a tangle, misses and is struck on the front pad. The impact was in front of off-stump and ball-tracking showed it to be hitting middle. Kayes lbw b 4(11)

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to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, so very Kohli. Those wrists come into use, getting the width and the toss up to take it on as he flashes a whippy-drive through the covers

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to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, some aggression. Emphatic rather. Starts with a dance, intercepts it right at the pitch of it, and then unleashes a mighty bat swing. Downtown

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to Mominul, FOUR, the dancing boots on. Gets the bat down off a high backlift, biffs it over mid-wicket. Utmost control, without bothering to keep it down

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to Soumya Sarkar, out Lbw!! That'll spice up the lunch. Add an entire bottle of flavour. Precisely what playing for lunch does to you as a batsman..and Sarkar falls to being overly circumspect. Thinks long and hard in a conversation with his partner on the review, mind you there were a couple of noises. Certainly not the bat given Sarkar's doubts in the first place. The front pad and then the back pad as the ball straightens on and goes past the inside edge on the tentative forward defence resulting in him playing down the wrong line. Only one way post that. Soumya Sarkar lbw b 33(81) [4s-2 6s-1]

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Cummins to Shakib, FOUR, Shakib is off and running. Tad overpitched and Shakib goes through the line, a small stride forward to drive it on up straight of mid-off. Warner dives to his left in vain

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Cummins to Shakib, FOUR, Shakib will be aggressive. Anything in his half and he will go after it. Cummins offered width on this occasion, Shakib went down on one knee and slapped it uppishly through extra cover. No half measures

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to Mominul, FOUR, bad delivery from , but it was nicely played by Mominul. Short and wide outside off, Mominul had to counter the bounce, he did that by rolling his wrist and then cut it in front of square, past extra cover for a boundary

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to Mominul, out Lbw!! Fourth for . Fourth LBW in the innings. 260th wicket for , goes past Jason Gillespie in Australia's leading wicket-takers list, he is number 7 now. Mominul has a quick word with Shakib before making the walk back to the pavilion. It was nicely set-up by the offie, tossed up a few and now slipped in the quicker arm-ball, it skidded off the surface and Mominul was caught in the crease, beaten for pace and struck right in front of the stumps. Doesn't get easier than that for the umpire. Umpire Llong obliged once more. chipping away at the wickets. Mominul lbw b 31(67) [4s-2]

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to Rahim, FOUR, overcooks the flighted delivery and lands it in the half volley zone, Rahim drills the drive through extra cover. He went hard at it and the weight was on the back foot. Warner gave up on the chase quite quickly

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to Shakib, FOUR, a long hop. Rank. Gives him the width as well for a rock back and then a flay through sweeper. Too easy

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to Shakib, out Caught by Wade!! There's the feather. A fat feather. And Wade has surely put his bad keeping days from Dhaka well behind him. With the shortness of the earlier delivery playing on his mind, Shakib decides to go onto the back foot yet again and punch one out. Realizes the length isn't there, still stays lazy with the feet just not moving. Jabs the bat out away from the body too to compound the misery. A kiss on the outside edge does him in. A massive, massive blow. Shakib c Wade b 24(52) [4s-3]

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to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, dishes width. And a drag down with that too. Rahman walks across, cashes in and throws his bat at it to crash it through sweeper

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to Sabbir Rahman, SIX, charges down and compulsively takes it on with a full bat swing. With long-on in position. Hardly the middle of the bat either. But such is the power, and we are in the pre-October 1st area. Flies over

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to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, never the ideal start. A heap of goodies all packaged in this full toss. Rahman leans in, eats into it with the meatiest of creamings through the covers

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to Rahim, FOUR, add some more. Overcooked outside off and Mushfiqur stalks it unleashing his long levers as he drills it away through the covers

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to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, this time he gets to the pitch of the ball, goes through with the loft and connects well to clear the mid-on fielder. Sabbir starts off from where he had left

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to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, shouts of "catch" from the Australians, but Sabbir got it just over the short extra cover fielder. Danced down and wasn't to the pitch, still went through with the inside out loft and evaded the leaping fielder

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to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, lovely shot! Sabbir picked the right delivery to play the sweep, his judgement of length was perfect and the roll of the wrist kept the ball along the ground - bisecting the two fielders in the deep

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to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, fifty for Sabbir. The crowd find their voice and appreciate an important knock. Came in with his side in trouble and has added a crucial partnership. Raises the bat and soaks in the applause. Sliding down leg, Sabbir nurdles it square on the leg-side and hares back for the second

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to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, elegance! Overpitched outside off, Sabbir strides forward with a bent back knee and then unleashes the cover-drive through extra cover. The balance, position and placement - perfect

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to Rahim, FOUR, Rahim has been good with his shot selection. Tossed up delivery around off, he kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket, couple of bounces and over the rope

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to Rahim, FOUR, fabulous shot! Flighted delivery close to off, Rahim stays on leg-stump and opens himself up to carve the drive inside out, played all along the ground through extra cover

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to Rahim, 2 runs, a nice eye-pleasing caress, leaning in, swinging through the line and everything that goes with the territory. What's more it is Mushy's 18th Test half-century. And the 100 of the stand too

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Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, byes, FOUR, slips out. Loses his radar darting it way down leg. The angle keeps getting bigger by the second and there is nothing Wade can do with it either

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to Sabbir Rahman, out Stumped!! Falls over. Very, very ugly. Where did this come from. Wade meanwhile has started his celebrations. And it is a long hop that is hoping for to get his fifer. Here's how it started - Sabbir takes it on his ego to smash the half tracker into its rightful place. Swivels, flashes the pull, misses all ends up. Falls over too. Wade, intercepts the sharp spin down leg, collects and just when Rahman's back leg was falling over, whips the bails off. Fell over twice, couldn't survive the second fall. The front leg was lined up with the line of the crease - Alas! Sabbir Rahman st Wade b 66(113) [4s-6 6s-1]

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to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, puts it away. Gets the width again, this time enough of it. Sits up too. And the power in the cut was always there. Wide of cover and into the fence

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to Rahim, FOUR, a delight. A half volley and Rahim is quick in getting his front leg out of the way, staying low and drilling it, in some version of an inside-out slap

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to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, takes silly point with the power. Finds him hopping around as he spanks the overcooked delivery with all the flight in it as well. The extra cover fence wearing the brunt yet again. All that after racing down the track

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to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, 250 up now. A tired, given up delivery. Floated up with all the width for Nasir to cash in, and he does it with interest. Low, stoopy, flashy flat bat and punishes it square

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to Rahim, out Bowled!! All it took was a couple of deliveries. Oh you beaut! Looks for the footmarks outside the off-stump and gives it a rip as he tosses it up there. Mushfiqur, meanwhile looks to get right close with his striding defence - something he's been doing all innings. Just doesn't get close enough, gives the ball the gap to spin in, take a part of the inside edge that trickles it onto the stumps. His #6. Rahim b 68(166) [4s-5]

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Cummins to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, width. A rather tired delivery. Sits up nicely for a violent full-blooded cut. Gets the bat flat and smashes it square

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Cummins to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, sheds the power for a deft touch now. An overcooked float up outside off - the obvious yorker going wrong - and Hossain delicately guides it, opening his bat at the very last moment. Once again behind point

OT

to Nasir Hossain, no run, a desperate review. Smith really wants this one. A sharp turner from outside off, and the Aussies want to send this one upstairs in enquiring for an LBW. Very tough for NL onfield, was it bat first on the forward defence? Okay here are the slo mos for us - pad first it is. And the impact is just outside off. A question of micrometers, get out the screw guage. But orange on the screen. The ball was obviously going on to hit the stumps post that. Not out it stays

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to Nasir Hossain, out Caught by Wade!! This was coming. The Australian spin duo were causing all sorts of problems and it was only a matter of time before they were rewarded. Another set batsmen does not convert his start. The quicker delivery that skids on after pitching, Hossain saw the shortened length and went back to cut, the ball rushed across to take the outside edge. It was also too close to be playing the cut. Nasir Hossain c Wade b 45(97) [4s-5]

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to Mehidy Hasan, out Mehidy Hasan Run Out!! 1 run completed. Brilliance from Davey Warner. Never chance a second run when Warner is giving chase. The straight roller close to off, Hasan plays for the turn and the ball squirts off the outside edge towards third man. Warner from backward point hunts the ball down, picks up the ball, turns and hits the bulls-eye at the striker's end. Hasan was caught well short of the crease. It was his call and he paid for it. Mehidy Hasan run out (Warner) 11(45)

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to T Islam, SIX, well why not have some fun while you are at the wicket, might be Taijul's feeling. Shimmies down the wicket and is nowhere to the pitch of the ball, goes through with the loft and clears long-on with ease

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to T Islam, out Caught by Smith!! Seventh for the GOAT. Bangladesh have been bowled out for 305. Smith clings on to a relatively easy catch. The Australian players congratulate as he leads him off the park with the ball in his hand. Flighted delivery and Taijul like he did for Maxwell advanced down the wicket to go big, but got it to dip and turn, the outside edge went to Smith's right and he gobbled it up. T Islam c Smith b 9(12) [6s-1]