Player of the Match
Player of the Match
145dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Shakib stars with ten-for in historic Bangladesh win

For the second day running, cricket's world order was upset as Bangladesh carved a maiden Test win against Australia

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
112(135) 16x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 24 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
4 12 12 9 16 17 14 28
Shakib Al Hasan
84(133) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 20 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
8 7 27 12 14 0 4 12

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Lyon
O34.3
M10
R82
W6
Eco2.37
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
3W
Shakib Al Hasan
O25.5
M7
R68
W5
Eco2.63
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

1.35pm Second belting finish in two days. Test cricket - you beauty! About 14 hours after West Indies stunned England, Bangladesh have toppled Australia. Taijul jumps onto Shakib. The Mirpur crowd goes wild. Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also in attendance, watching the players rejoice. Tamim Iqbal, who set it up for his side with a measured 71 on the first day, flashes a big smile.

Australia entered the fourth day needing 156 with eight wickets in hand. Australia's captain Steven Smith and his deputy David Warner pressed onto add 130 - the side's highest stand in a fourth innings in Asia. Enter Shakib Al Hasan. He dismissed both the big runs and went onto carve up the middle order. He marked his 50th Test with a match haul of ten wickets to add to his crucial 84 in the first innings. From 158 for 2, Australia slumped to 199 for 8. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon then resisted briefly before Taijul Islam provided the finishing kick. Landmark moment for Bangladesh cricket. They came close in Fatullah in 2006. Eleven years later, they have beaten Australia.

Bangladesh have now won Tests against England, Sri Lanka and Australia within the past year. The red sun keeps rising

"Yeah, it was a great Test match," Steven Smith says. "Credit to Bangladesh - the way they played in the first innings. We fought back after the Tamim-Shakib partnership. We let ourselves down in the first innings. I thought it was pretty difficult to bat in the second innings with the variable bounce. The tail helped the batters around - no excuses for us [lack of match practice]. The practice wickets were fantastic. The wicket spun from the first day, as I said we let ourselves down with the bat in the first innings. Warner has worked very hard, he played particularly well to score a hundred. It is one of those wickets where you are never really in. We were not able to stick to our game plan as long as we could in the first innings. Looking forward to the second game in Chittagong."

"Great feeling beating Australia, especially Shakib and Tamim were outstanding," Mushfiqur says. "The performance has been consistent. Our spinners - Taijul and Shakib - were brilliant. Tamim and Shakib partnership set it up for us. There is a lot of room for improvement. 150 runs and eight wickets to take today, the boys showed character. Hopefully, in the next Test we will come harder and seal the series. It is like a snake moving all around [Keeping on this pitch?]. Thanks to the crowd, we shall wish them ."

Shakib, of course, is the Player of the Match: It feels great to contribute for the team. I thank the crowd for coming in and supporting us.

Shakib then takes the mike and speaks to the crowd in Bengali. "Don't know who believed in us today or not, but during the drinks break, I told the rest of the team that 'whoever has come to the ground today believes that we will win, so we can't let these guys down.'"

"Last night, I did not believe that we can win today. I really did not. But my wife told me that 'Shakib, you will make Bangladesh win tomorrow.' So, thanks to my wife for believing in me."

Many thanks for your company and comments. Hope you enjoyed the Mirpur rollercoaster as much as we did. Do come back for post-match stuff from Mohammad Isam and Adam Collins. From Sanjay Murari, Shashank Kishore, and Deivarayan Muthu, it's goodbye and cheers

Raviraj Arora: "Time has come for Australian selectors to look beyond Mathew Wade. He has been given enough chances now and with Ashes so close, Australia need a WK who can perform in all conditions."

Venkatachalam: "What a Week for Test Cricket.. Just goes to show there is no need for glamour in form of Night test and all. More you try bring in change, more it fails. How this one and the Windies test has naturally grown beautiful. Long live Test cricket."

Hassan Alamin: "Now, both the team will realise that they should have one more batsman or a spinner instead of a fast bowler.

70.5
W
Taijul Islam to Hazlewood, OUT, #Scenes in Mirpur! Taijul pins Hazlewood in front and wraps up a famous win for Bangladesh. They beat Australia for the first time ever in Test cricket! Tossed up and turns into the left-hander, from around the wicket, Hazlewood plays down the wrong line and is rapped on the front pad in line with middle. That's plumb. Hazlewood signals for a review, but Australia have none left. It's all over in Mirpur. What a match

JR Hazlewood lbw b Taijul Islam 0 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Steven Farrell: "Come on Cummins, Come on!"

70.4
0
Taijul Islam to Hazlewood, no run, tossed on off, presses forward and smothers it. He's got a decent defensive technique

Sharang Dhaimad: "I don't have nails left!"

70.3
0
Taijul Islam to Hazlewood, no run, length ball, breaks back in, Hazlewood squirts an inside edge onto the front pad. Gloved it, in fact
70.2
0
Taijul Islam to Hazlewood, no run, floated just a shade outside off, defended to slip with soft hands
70.1
0
Taijul Islam to Hazlewood, no run, angled in on off, full, from over the wicket, dead batted

Taijul has been brought back.

END OF OVER:
70 | (maiden) | AUS: 244/9

  • PJ Cummins33 (55b)
  • JR Hazlewood0 (5b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan28-7-85-5
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz19-3-80-2
69.6
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Cummins, no run, short and slid in on off, punchily blocked back to the bowler

Mustafa Moudi: "Cummins has crossed his previous Highest Test Score..."

All round Shakib

2

Cricketers to score a half century and take ten wickets in a match on more than one occasion. Shakib al Hasan (2 times) joins Richard Hadlee (3 times) to this unique feat.

Rare Partnership

130

Runs added by Steven Smith and David Warner - Highest fourth innings stand in Asia. There have been only four century stands for Aus in Asia in the 4th innings.

3 Year Wait

5

Centuries for David Warner away from home. He has 14 in Australia. Last time when Warner scored a century away was in 2014 against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi

Poor in Asia

14.62

Usman Khawaja's average in Asia from 9 innings. His highest score is 26. He averages 63.73 at home though.

Long time coming

1

Number of five-wicket hauls for Nathan Lyon in the second innings of a Test in Asia. He has five 5-wicket hauls in Asia out of the 10 he has taken in his career.

Tough Ask

1

Instance of Australia chasing in excess of 200 to win a test in Asia.The only time they achieved it was against Bangladesh in 2006 at Fatullah.

Tamim in form

6

Instances of Tamim Iqbal scoring a fifty in each innings of a Test. This is his 50th Test as well.

Spinners dominate

47

Wickets taken by Bangladesh Spinners out of the 48 wickets to fall to bowlers in the last three Tests played at home.

Elite list

4

Number of bowlers to take a five wicket haul against all Test playing nations. Shakib joins Murali, Steyn and Herath to this feat

Failing to convert starts

8

Instances where Peter Handscomb has crossed 15 runs from his 9 innings in Asia. In 7 of those knocks he has been dismissed between 15 and 35.

Unlucky Number 8

4

Single digit scores for Steven Smith in his last 23 innings. 3 of those times he has been dismissed for 8.

Second Best

1

Number of spin bowlers from Australia to take more wickets than Nathan Lyon. Shane Warne leads the pack with 708 wickets while Lyon is on 249.

Poor start

2004

Last instance of Bangladesh losing three wickets for less than 10 runs to start a Test.. This was against New Zealand at Dhaka.

Poor in Asia

11

Losses for Australia from their last 13 Tests in Asia .They have 1 and drawn 1.

11 year wait

2006

Last time Australia and Bangladesh played a Test series before this.Australia beat Bangladesh 2-0.