Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 4

721dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Shakib's quest for excellence inspires Bangladesh

He may not be seen in the same light as the legendary quartet of allrounders from the 1980s, but Shakib's contributions towards raising Bangladesh's game and sustaining their progress is reason enough to consider him one of the greats

721dESPNcricinfo staff

'Test cricket is thriving'

West Indies beating England. Bangladesh beating Australia. The cricket world celebrated two incredible Test results on Twitter

721dGaurav Sundararaman

Shakib joins Hadlee in rare club

The Bangladesh allrounder emulates New Zealand great in scoring a half-century and taking a ten-for in the same Test more than once

721dBrydon Coverdale

'Bangladesh are dangerous at home' - Smith

Following their first-ever loss to Bangladesh in Test cricket, the Australia captain says it's vital for his team to make better use of their first batting innings in the next game

Day 3

722dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Warner, Smith, Lyon set up thrilling finish

Nathan Lyon claimed six wickets to help bowl Bangladesh out for 221, before David Warner and Steven Smith added an unbeaten 81 runs for the third wicket in Australia's chase of 265

Day 2

723dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

Spinners write another chapter in Bangladesh's growth story

The emergence of Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan as a potent trio of spinners, coupled with a move towards result-oriented pitches, has helped Bangladesh grow into a formidable side in home conditions

723dGaurav Sundararaman

Shakib emulates Murali, Steyn and Herath

Stats highlights from the second day's play between Bangladesh and Australia in Mirpur, where Shakib Al Hasan became the fourth bowler to take five-wicket hauls against nine different Test teams

Day 1

724dDaniel Brettig

Lyon's persistence leaves only Warne ahead

While measuring up-and-coming Australian spinners against Shane Warne effectively sets them up for failure, Nathan Lyon has shown himself to be an example worth looking up to

Others

718dDaniel Brettig and Adam Collins

Renshaw to keep playing the line

Matt Renshaw's commitment to protecting his stumps is central to his batting approach and he is firm on adhering to it, despite his second-innings lbw dismissal in Dhaka

725dBrydon Coverdale

Australia seek to rekindle Pune spark

They have endured away defeats to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India, but they need to only look as far back as February for inspiration ahead of their first Test in Bangladesh since 2006

725dThe Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Teams set to renew Test vows after 11 years

Australia enter the series without a warm-up game in Bangladesh and with a poor recent history in Asia. The hosts are quietly confident after their recent upturn in Tests

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.