Bangladesh secure historic win against Australia


Mirpur, 30 August(Wishav Warta) Bangladesh held their nerve to secure a tense 20-run win and register their first-ever Test win against Australia on the fourth day of the first Test in Mirpur on Wednesday. The game was evenly poised at lunch on Day 4 with Australia at 199/7, needing a further 66 runs. However, Shakib continued his record-breaking match when he cleaned up Glen Maxwell in the first ball of the session. Bangladesh was closing in on victory but Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins had other ideas. Lyon notched up the 200 by sweeping Shakib while Cummins hung in to reduce the deficit. Lyon tried to employ the sweep to counter Shakib as Australia hung in. The 30-run stand was broken when Lyon top-edged a sweep off Mehedi Hasan.

Pat Cummins gave Bangladesh fans some anxious moments when he launched Mehidy Hasan for two sixes to reduce the deficit to 21 runs. However, the game ended in dramatic style when Josh Hazlewood was trapped LBW by Taijul. The batsman opted for a review but umpire Richard Kettleborough informed the batsman that the team had no reviews.The credit for Bangladesh’s historic win must go to Shakib, who became the first Bangladesh bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test against Australia. He had earlier scored an attacking 84 on the first day on a tough pitch and following it up by becoming only the fourth Test bowler in history to take a five-wicket haul against all current Test playing nations.



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