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Bangladesh take 88 run lead as Shakib completes five wicket haul

Shakib Al Hasan (right) picked a five wicket haul
Shakib Al Hasan (right) picked a five wicket haul

Bangladesh 260 & 45-1 (Tamim 30) v
Australia 217 (Shakib 5-68)
First Test, Mirpur, day two

Shakib Al Hasan went into record books as he now has a five wicket haul against all Test playing nations allowing Bangladesh to dismiss Australia for 217 runs in the first innings and later extended the lead to 88 runs with nine wickets in hand at stumps on day two in Mirpur.

Australia resumed the day at 18 for three. In the third over of the day, Mehedi Hasan (3-62) castled Steven Smith (8). In the 15th over, Peter Handscomb (33) survived a review from Bangladesh for LBW and in the next over Matt Renshaw (45) used a review to overturn a decision after he was given out.

The pair added 69 runs between scoring occasional boundaries as well to take the total past the 100 run mark before Handscomb was trapped LBW by Taijul Islam (1-32).

In the last over before lunch, Shakib (5-68) accounted for Renshaw as well with Australia ending the session at 123 for six.

Things turned from bad to worse for the visitors when Matthew Wade (5) was LBW in the first over of the second session with Mehedi being the bowler.

Contributions from Glenn Maxwell (23), Ashton Agar (41 not out) and Pat Cummins (25) helped Australia recover a bit at the end and post 217 runs on the board before Shakib claimed the final three wickets to complete his five-fer as well.

Having a handy lead of 43 runs, Bangladesh looked confident and the openers, Tamim Iqbal (30 not out) and Soumya Sarkar (15) added a solid 43 run stand.

Just when two overs were left in the day, Agar provided something to cheer for Australia with the wicket of Sarkar but Tamim along with night-watchman Taijul (0 not out) ensured there were no more causalities. Bangladesh now lead Australia by 88 runs with nine wickets in hand.

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