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Bangladesh pick three Australian wickets after posting 260

Tamim Iqbal scored 71 runs in the opening day
Tamim Iqbal scored 71 runs in the opening day

Bangladesh 260 (Shakib 84) beat
Australia 18-3 (Shakib 1-3)
First Test, Mirpur, day one

After Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh post 260 in their first innings, Australia lost three quick wickets and were restricted to 18 runs at stumps on day one of the first Test in Mirpur.

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. Pat Cummins (3-63) provided a perfect start for Australia as he claimed three wickets in his first two overs that included Soumya Sarkar (8), Imrul Kayes (0) and Sabbir Rahman (0).

However, Tamim (71) and Shakib (84) counterattacked the Australian attack and brought their 50-run stand in the 21st over and at lunch, Bangladesh were positioned 96 for three in 28 overs.

In the first over of the second session, Shakib completed his 22nd Test fifty and soon the 100-run stand between the duo also came. Tamim stepped up gears and smashed a six and a four to reach his half-century.

Tamim continued to apply pressure as he plundered back to back boundaries in the 40th over. The 155 run stand finally ended when Glenn Maxwell (1-15) had Tamim caught at backward point and just at the stroke of tea, Shakib was accounted by Nathan Lyon (3-79).Bangladesh ended the session with a score of 190 for five.

Ashton Agar (3-46) took control in the final session with a three wicket haul but knocks from Mushfiqur Rahim (23), Mehedi Hasan (18) and Shafiul Islam (13) helped Bangladesh post 260 runs before they were bowled out in the 79th over.

There were also a brief spell of rain during the final session but it did not play spoilsport as the allotted 90 overs of play were possible.

In the brief nine overs of play, Australia lost David Warner (8) and Nathan Lyon (0) to Mehedi (1-7) and Shakib (1-3) while Usman Khawaja (1) was run out. Matt Renshaw (6 not out) and Steven Smith (3 not out) negated two overs of play between them as Australia reached 18 for three at stumps. They still trail Bangladesh by 242 runs.

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