Player of the Match
Player of the Match
136dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Lyon, Warner power series-saving Australia victory

Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell took charge of a small target in fading light, after Lyon had made the sprint finish possible by scooping his third six-wicket haul in succession

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
123(234) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 24 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
9 10 14 10 13 14 15 38
PSP Handscomb
82(144) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 14 9 3 17 11 1 18

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Lyon
O36.2
M7
R94
W7
Eco2.58
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W4W
NM Lyon
O33
M11
R60
W6
Eco1.81
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
3W

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

04,05,06,07 September 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorecard Summary

BANGLADESH 305(113.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 377(119.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 157(71.2 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 87/3(15.3 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

5.00pm It's a real pity that this isn't a three-Test series. This has been an evenly-fought series with both sides not holding back. There's been plenty of needle, plenty of barbs, words and gestures. But all that is forgotten as both sides come together to shake hands. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. I'll say goodbye on behalf of Varun Shetty. Cheers!

Darren Lehmann has a big smile on his face. Phew, finally I think he'd be relieved at not having to go to a press conference and offer "I have no explanation." Despite the win, Australia slip one place to No. 5 in the Test rankings. Bangladesh, at No. 9, are one point behind eighth-placed West Indies.

Bangladesh will look back at the mad morning session with plenty of regret. Sure, Australia had a big lead but there's still no justification for their approach. Came out playing million-dollar strokes when the need of the hour was solidity. But they'll learn. They could've so easily sat back and pushed fields back to delay the inevitable, but they came out, attacked and nipped out three Australia wickets. Wonder if Mehedi, who couldn't bowl because of an injured finger, could've made a difference. Also can't help but think what may have been had Bangladesh pushed forward to a lead of 150.

Razzak: "Have to say congratulations on a well-deserved victory by the Aussies, hope our country was as hospitable as possible to your lot (sorry for the incessant sledging, all in fun). Hope our boys learn from your lot on determination and off-cricket qualities. We have a lot of talented individuals who can't show that talent purely because of mental flaws. Thanks for giving us two good games to enjoy."

Nathan Lyon and David Warner have been named the Men of the series.

"I've taken a leaf out of Chris Rogers," says Warner. "It's taken about 15 Tests to work out my game. I hadn't had much success in these conditions, I had to overcome battles in my mind. We fought back hard, to come here and stick to my game plan and being patient paid off."

Nathan Lyon is the Man of the Match for his 13-154, his best in Tests. "Really good wickets to bowl on, especially for spinners," he says. "Special bowling performance by our group today. It was important to come up in these conditions and stand up. Bangladesh are a classy side, it was always going to be tough. The goal is to just win games for Australia.

Steven Smith: We played some good cricket, at times. To restrict them to what we did in the first innings was great. There wasn't a great deal in the surface for Lyon, but he was remarkable. Credit to Bangladesh, they made us fight throughout the series. For us, just those batting collapses have become a regular occurrence. That's something we have to rectify. It's nice to get the 1-1 draw.

Mushfiqur Rahim: Credit to Australia. The wicket was pretty good to bat on, we missed out in the first innings. That's what cost us. We should've got 350 at least. Win or lose, there are a lot of areas of improvements. Our batsmen made things tough for themselves, hopefully we'll learn.

15.3
6
Nasir Hossain to Maxwell, SIX, tossed up at middle stump, brings the batswing down and slogs it over the midwicket boundary to square the series

Goes around the wicket

15.2
4
Nasir Hossain to Maxwell, FOUR, short and wide, slapped to the cover boundary off the back foot
15.1
0
Nasir Hossain to Maxwell, no run, full at off stump, driven to mid-off

END OF OVER:
15 | 8 Runs | AUS: 77/3

  • GJ Maxwell15 (14b)
  • PSP Handscomb16 (14b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan6-1-35-1
  • Taijul Islam4-0-26-1
14.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Maxwell, 1 run, good length, in at leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket

goes back to around the wicket

14.5
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Maxwell, 2 runs, full outside leg stump, swats it to deep point with a reverse sweep
14.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, 1 run, back of a length at leg stump, whipped to square leg

Lyon joins Botham

13

Wickets taken by Nathan Lyon in this Test. Lyon and Ian Botham are the only two bowlers to take 13 wickets in a match in Asia.

Lyon tops the charts

45

Wickets taken by Nathan Lyon in Tests in 2017 - Leading wicket taker going past Ashwin and Jadeja who have taken 44 each.

Terrific Lyon

2

Ten-wicket hauls for Nathan Lyon in Tests.This is his first in Asia.Lyon is only the second off-spinner for Australia since Hugh Trumble to take two ten-wickets hauls in Tests

Lyon at the Top

19

Wickets for Nathan Lyon this series - Most for Australia in a two-match Test series going past Stuart Macgill who took 17 against Bangladesh in 2003

Warner does the Double

6

Cricketers from Australia to score consecutive centuries in Asia - Warner joined Micheal Clarke, Mike Hussey,Damien Martyn, Bob Simpson and Allan Border to this rare feat.

Long innings

174

Most balls faced by David Warner in an innings in Asia before today. Warner scored 133 of 174 balls against Pakistan in UAE.

Mr Consistent

18

Consecutive Test series since debut in which Steven Smith has scored a half century. Joint second highest along with Sir Len Hutton in the last 100 years. Only Trescothick has more scoring a fifty in each of the 22 Test Series he played.

Lyon at his best

4

Spinners to take 7 or more wickets in an innings against Bangladesh - Lyon joins Herath, Macgill and Kaneria to this feat.

Sixth Wicket Stand

2013

Last instance of Bangladesh having a 100 run stand for the sixth wicket - Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain added 106 vs SL at Galle.

LBW JINX

1

Instances of the top 4 being dismissed LBW to the same bowler in Tests - Lyon has dismissed Tamim, Imrul, Mominul and Soumya

Left Handed Top order

4

Specialist Left Handed batsmen in the top four - First time for Bangladesh in Tests. They did have four in the previous innings at Dhaka but that was with a nightwatchman.

Starting with Spin

1938

Last instance of Australia opening with a spinner in the first innings of a Test. Bill O'Reilly bowled the second over versus England at Nottingham.

Rare Team Combination

3

Number of specialist spinners that Australia are playing in this Test. Last instance Australia played three spinners was also at Chittagong against Bangladesh in 2006.

Tough Ask ahead

2006

Last instance of Australia winning a Test after losing the toss in Asia. Incidentally this was against Bangladesh at Chittagong.