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Bangladesh overcome Warner century to create history in Mirpur

Shakib Al Hasan (centre) claimed a 10-wicket haul in the game
Shakib Al Hasan (centre) claimed a 10-wicket haul in the game
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Bangladesh 260 & 221 (Tamim 78) beat
Australia 217 & 244 (Warner 112) by 20 runs
First Test, Mirpur, day four
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Shakib Al Hasan completed a 10-wicket haul as Bangladesh overcame a blistering century from David Warner to win the first Test against Australia in Mirpur by 20 runs.

This is also Bangladesh's first ever win over Australia as they take an unassailable lead of 1-0 in the two match series with the second game to be played in Chittagong between 4th and 8th September.

Chasing 265 to win the game, Australia started day four with a score of 109 for two. Warner (112) continued his aggressive play and plundered three boundaries in the 37th over that brought the 100-run stand with Steven Smith (37).

In the next over, Warner survived a review from Bangladesh for a caught behind and soon completed his second century in Asia. With the score going past the 150-run mark, Australia looked comfortable but Shakib (5-85) struck twice in quick succession to remove both Warner and Smith.

The wickets continued to tumble as Taijul Islam (3-60) accounted for Peter Hanscomb (15) and Ashton Agar (2) while Shakib sent Matthew Wade (4) back as Australia ended the first session with a score of 199 for seven.

Needing 66 more runs to win, a lot of onus was on Glenn Maxwell (14) but he failed to live up to the expectation as he was castled by Shakib in the first ball after lunch.

Pat Cummins (33 not out) tried to bring Australia closer with a 29 run stand with Nathan Lyon (12) before the latter was accounted by Mehedi Hasan (2-80).

With a couple of sixes in the 69th over, Cummins brought down the target to 21 runs but Bangladesh held their nerve and dismissed Josh Hazlewood (0) when he was trapped by Taijul to complete a historic victory as they continue to build on their impressive home record.

Shakib was awarded the player of the match for scoring 84 runs in the first innings and picked a 10-wicket haul in the game as well.

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