Bangladesh once again proved their detractors wrong by producing a historic win over Australia in the first Test match played at Mirpur. Many thought that winning against England in Dhaka last year was just a fluke, but Bangladesh proved that they are becoming a quality Test side by every passing year.
Shakib Al Hasan was the chief architect of Bangladesh’s first win over Australia. He bowled splendidly well to take a 10-wicket haul in the game. David Warner was the only batsman in the Australian side, who showed grit to notch up a splendid hundred, while the rest of the batting crumbled due to pressure applied by Bangladeshi bowlers.
Earlier in the game, Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and decided to bat first. Shakib and Tamim scored crucial half centuries to see the side post 260 on the board. Australia got off to poor start and were in deep trouble from the beginning and were bundled out for 217 runs. Shakib took five wickets in the first innings followed by Mehedi Hasan Miraaz who chipped in with three.
Bangladesh batted again with 43-run lead under their belt as Tamim and Rahim led the way with the bat to see side post a target of 265 runs for Australia. Nathan Lyon bagged six wickets in the innings.
Australia lost Matt Renshaw and Usman Khuwaja early in the chase. David Warner and Steven Smith played well to see the side placed at 109 for 2 at the end of Day 3. Warner looked class apart as he attacked the bowlers and never allowed them to settle in their spells. He was dismissed by Shakib for 112 runs. Smith also departed after scoring 37 runs. Shakib ran through the lower order to see Australia get dismissed for 244 runs to see Bangladesh script a historic win over the visitors.
Bangladesh take 1-0 lead in the two-Test match series as second game will be played on 4th September in Chittagong.