Tigers finish 2nd innings with small 85 runs lead

Tigers finish 2nd innings with small 85 runs lead

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Dhaka – The Tigers posted an easy target of 86 runs giving the Aussies opportunity to chase in more than three sessions of the 2nd Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Thursday.Opening the 2nd innings, having 305 runs in the 1st innings, Tigers finished amid the 3rd session on day four at 157 for all in 71.2 overs.Aussies will open the 2nd innings in 3rd session having score of 377 their 1st innings. On the day, Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim scored the highest for the side with 31 off 103 balls, including one boundary, while number-8 Mominul Haque added 29 off 61 balls with two boundaries before he was caught by Patrick Cummins off Nathan Lyon at 149/8 in 59.1 overs.Mushfiq was caught behind by Matthew Wade off Patrick Cumminsat at 129/7 in 52.3 overs.Opening the 2nd innings in the 1st session, the Tigers batsmen were likely to hell-bent to depart from crease as early as possible in the first session as they let the Aussies to get five wickets for 43 in 19.5 overs while the Tigers in a trail of 72-run what has taken by Australia.Soumay Sarkar (9 off 16b; 2×4), Tamim Iqbal (12 off 38; 2×4), Imrul kayes (15 off 35b; 3×4), Shakib Al Hasan (2 off 8b) and Nasir Hossain (5 off 18b; 1×4) dismally departed from the crease in gradual interval respectively.Later on, Mushfiq and young hitter Sabbir showed a bit resistance to turn the game as they contributed 54 in 19.3 overs in the 6th pair, starting from distress of losing five wickets for 43 in19.4 overs, before Sabbir (24 off 59b; 2×4) was stumped by keeper Matthew Wade off Nathan Lyon at 97/6 in 39.1 overs,Number-9 batsman Mehedi Hasan Miraz was another double digit scorer with unbeaten 14 off 54 balls, including a boundary.Nathan Lyon, who captured seven wickets in the Bangladesh 1st innings, captured six wickets for 60 runs in 33 overs while Patrick Cummins and Steve O’Keefe bagged two wickets each for27 and 49 runs in 11 and 22.2 overs respectively in the innings.Earlier, Australia resumed the 1st innings on day four with an overnight score of 377 for 9 in 118 overs and failed to add any more runs on the day as Mustafizur Rahman sent overnight batsman Nathan Lyon back for duck. Lyon was caught by Imrul Kayes.Aussies faced just 11 balls in the day’s first session to finish their first innings with their overnight lead of 72 runs. Steve O’Keefe was unbeaten on 8 runs.
Brief score:
Bangladesh 1st innings: 305/10 in 113.2 overs; Mushfiqur Rahim 68, Sabbir Rahman 66, Nasir Hossain 45,Soumya Sarkar 33, Mominul Haque 31, Shakib Al Hasan 24, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 11, Taijul Islam 9, Nathan Lyon 7/94, Ashton Agar 2/52.
Bangladesh 2nd innings: 157/10 in 71.2 overs; Mushfiqur Rahim 31, Mominul Haque 29, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 14*, Sabbir Rahman 24, Imrul Kayes 15, Tamim Iqbal 12, Soumya Srakar 9, Nasir Hossain 5, Taijul Islam 4, Shakib Al Hasan 2, Nathan Lyon 6/60, Patrick Cummins 2/27, Steve O’Keefe 2/49.
Australia 1st innings: 377/10 in 119.5 (overnight 377/9 in118 overs); David Warner 123, Peter Handscomb 82, Steven Smith 58, Glenn Maxwell 38, Ashton Agar 22, Hilton Cartwright18, Steve O’Keefe 8*, Nathan Lyon 0, Mustafizur Rahman 4/84, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 3/93, Taijul Islam 1/78, Shakib Al Hasan 1/82.UNB news agency

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