Bangladesh create history, beat Australia for the first time in Test match!
- Author: Joey Payne Aug 31, 2017,
Aug 31, 2017, 1:20
Shakib, who finished with five for 68 and also top-scored in Bangladesh's first innings with 84, was ably supported by off-spinner Mehedi Hasan.
Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O'Keefe, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade.
Having claimed a 43 run first-innings lead on a viciously turning track, Bangladesh further consolidated their position and were 45-1 at the close on the second day.
Renshaw survived nearly two sessions, facing 94 balls for his 45 runs while Australia lost five wickets, until he edged to Soumya Sarkar at slip.
Shakib finished with the figures of 85/5 while Taijul Islam picked up three wickets as well.
The first Test between the two sides in more than a decade had loomed as an opportunity for Australia to overcome their awful record on the subcontinent and notch their first series win in Asia since beating Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011.
Smith said Australia's first innings total of 217 had been their undoing.
It was a memorable outing for Shakib, who became only the second player to score a half-century and take 10 wickets in a test on two or more occasions.
Australia will be without fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who suffered a side strain on day three in Dhaka and is set to miss Australia's limited-overs tour of India. "Credit to Bangladesh, the way they played", Smith said.
The loss of the hardiest of Australia's pace bowlers just a few months before they host England in an Ashes series around the New Year is a blow, however.
Steve O'Keefe will join up with the Australia squad for the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong, which starts next week.
"We're confident that if we get on a bit of a roll tomorrow we can knock them over".
"Naturally our spinners can do much better than they did and it would release pressure from Shakib", he said.
The skipper was dismissed on 37 after attempting a cut shot which caught the edge and was taken by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.
"I thought we did pretty well to be fair to get (244) on this wicket in the second innings".