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Bangladesh defeat Australia by 20 runs in 1st Test Match

31 August 2017

Skipper Smith led a charmed life at the other end, spilled at mid-on by Tamim Iqbal, but Australia's most assured weapon against Bangladesh's rampaging spinners could not make the most of his reprieve.

David Warner has buried his subcontinent demons to give Australia the chance to pull off a miracle win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Dhaka.

It wasn't all Maxwell's fault as only three Aussies managed to record a score over 20, but the wicket changed the tide and the fingers are being pointed in his direction. Against England (last year) also, we were very close in the first test and beat them in the second test.

Cummins belted offspinner Mehedy Hasan for two sixes in one over to reduce the deficit but it was all over when Taijul Islam trapped Josh Hazlewood lbw for a duck.

"I think we probably let ourselves down in the first innings with the bat", Smith said.

Apart from Shakib, fellow spinners Taijul and Mehidy Hassan took the remaining wickets and helped their side register their 10th-victory in 101 Tests.

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Shakib first trapped Warner leg-before for 112 and, four overs later, had Smith caught behind for 37 to pile the pressure back on Australia. "They were in front but we always knew that we have to pick two wickets to get hold of the match".

Cummins is not anxious, though, and says Bird is primed to fill the void in Australia's bowling attack. Shakib who had also scored a half-century in the first inning was awarded the Man of the match award.

Set 265 in the fourth innings at the Shere Bangla Stadium, Australian captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner had guided the tourists to 2-158 on Wednesday morning, but both departed in quick succession as Australia lost 8-86.

It was later confirmed that Hazlewood would fly home following the match, but he is not doubtful for this summer's Ashes series.

"We've still got a long way to go to rise up in the rankings and hopefully as a group we can continue to improve and get better".

Hazlewood suffered the strain on his left side after bowling just seven deliveries on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh, and left the ground without taking further part.

Bangladesh defeat Australia by 20 runs in 1st Test Match