Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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.

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

Goes around the wicket

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

15 | 8 Runs | AUS: 77/3

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

goes back to around the wicket

Shakib Al Hasan to Maxwell, 2 runs, full outside leg stump, swats it to deep point with a reverse sweep
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, 1 run, back of a length at leg stump, whipped to square leg
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, no run, full at leg stump, defended into the leg side
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, no run, good length at leg stump, defended to short leg
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, FOUR runs, glorious shot. Shakib from over the wicket, tosses it up at middle stump. Handscomb down the track, makes room, reaches the pitch and creams it through extra cover

14 | 6 Runs | AUS: 69/3

  • Glenn Maxwell12 (12b)
  • Peter Handscomb11 (10b)
  • Taijul Islam4-0-26-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan5-1-27-1
Taijul Islam to Maxwell, no run, could've so easily gloved that reverse sweep to the keeper. Beaten. Turn and bounce from Taijul
Taijul Islam to Maxwell, FOUR runs, he's picked the bones out of that. Sweeps in front of square from outside off. Tracer bullet stuff
Taijul Islam to Maxwell, no run, drifts back in to cramp Maxwell for room as he looks to cut, rolls off a thick inside edge back to the bowler
Taijul Islam to Maxwell, no run, tossed up on middle, Maxwell stretches forward and defends
Taijul Islam to Handscomb, 1 run, slides back into middle and leg from around the stumps, worked to square leg
Taijul Islam to Maxwell, 1 run, touch short on off, he rocks back and cuts this straight to cover

13 | 8 Runs | AUS: 63/3

  • Peter Handscomb10 (9b)
  • Glenn Maxwell7 (7b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan5-1-27-1
  • Taijul Islam3-0-20-1
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, no run, appeal for lbw, not sure why though. He smashed this off the bat as he attempted to cut. Mushfiqur reviews, just for the heck of it, I'd assume. He chopped this straight off the bat. They all had a laugh as they went upstairs.
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, no run, stabs away an in-drifter wide of short leg
Shakib Al Hasan to Handscomb, FOUR runs, skips down the pitch and caresses this full delivery through extra cover. So good to watch. Too much flight from Shakib

Lyon joins Botham


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


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

Terrific Lyon


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


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


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


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


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


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

Sixth Wicket Stand


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



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


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


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


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


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