Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.1 pins him lbw. Lovely change of pace from Lyon! This is quicker, having spent much of the morning tossing the ball up. Tamim is too late in bringing his bat down. Worse, his front pad is right in front of middle and off, and that means he has to bring it across to have any hope of meeting the ball. Can't do so. And the ball has a free path to skid on and strike low on the front pad. 13/1
    29.4 traps him lbw and umpire Llong says off you go. Sarkar comes down to chat with his partner, but if he has to be doing that, he knows he hasn't hit it. What a strike from Australia's lead spinner. Right on the stroke of lunch, he unleashes one of his quicker balls, and it skids on so much that it hits the back pad in line with all three stumps. Sarkar is just too slow to bring his bat down. He's also expecting the ball to turn, when it just hasn't done so all morning. 70/3
    13.4 huge appeal for lbw, umpire Llong says no, but Smith has called for the review And Australia celebrate again. Lyon on song. He is testing both edges of the bat by varying his pace and flight - when its slow and loopy, the ball straightens from around the wicket to the left-hander. When its quicker, it skids on, and at that point batsman can't be playing across the line. Kayes doesn't care for that. He's under pressure and he wants to dispel it. Goes for the big slog sweep. Doesn't connect. Struck low on the front pad, replays indicate its in line with off stump, and this pitch doesn't have the bounce for the ball to lob over the stumps 21/2
    33.6 and again! Fourth lbw for Lyon, four dismissals. Lyon gets this to drift on, like he has been doing through the morning. Flat and straight, Mominul goes back, looking to flick this through the leg side, but the ball drifts on, beats the inside edge and hits the front pad in front of middle. Mominul looks at his partner in hope, but Shakib sends him on his way. Just being regularly beaten on the inside edge are Bangladesh here. Plumb. 85/4
    46.4 he's walking! Agar has instant vindication as Shakib nicks behind! This is again a very quick delivery, angling across the left-hander. The only problem is, it doesn't have the kind of width the batsman is looking for. Shakib still tries to force it away, perhaps through cover, but only ends up offering a catch to Matthew Wade, who collects it gleefully. Excellent take from the under-fire wicketkeeper. Came off a very thick edge (No 10-for for Lyon) 117/5
    97.2 bowled him. Lyon finds turn straightaway. Five wickets on the first day and he strikes with his second ball on day 2. Loopy delivery woth just enough flight to draw the batsman forward. Mushfiqur presses forward but the ball spins in very sharply to take the inside edge and whip the bails off 265/7
    81.2 Wade thinks he's pulled off a stumping here, and he might well be right. The third umpire comes in and this might be a pretty unfortunate dismissal. Sabbir, trying to pull a ball darting sneakily past his thighs, overbalances! He is pivoting through his shot, and during the course of that, his back leg ends up being on the crease - only by a hair's breath - while his front leg is up in the air even though it was behind the crease line. Wade senses his chance and breaks the stumps. Oh and Lyon has a five-for. Niiiiice, Garry. Three back-to-back five-wicket hauls in Tests 222/6
    110.1 Agar draws a thick edge, Wade completes another fine catch. Umpire Gould raises his finger. This was flatter and speared outside off. The length is short enough for a cut but it's a bit too close for the shot. Nasir can only nick it behind. Wade shows off his sharp reflexes 293/8
    111.5 Warner splatters the stumps at the keeper's end. Mehidy is caught short by a metre or two. Tossed up, on a length, drifts away and bounces outside off, takes the outside edge as Mehidy plays for turn. Mehidy hesitates on the second, even looks back at his partner, and plays the price. Warner hunts the ball down from backward point, picks up the ball swiftly, and nails the stumps. Great effort 296/9
    113.2 Niiiiiice Gary! Lyon's seven-wicket haul wraps up Bangladesh for 305. This was the tossed-up offbreak outside off, Taijul swishes at it and sends an outside edge to the right of Smith at first slip 305/10
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    5 (b 5)
    305 all out (113.2 Overs, RR: 2.69, 458 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Tamim Iqbal, 9.1 ov), 2-21 (Imrul Kayes, 13.4 ov), 3-70 (Soumya Sarkar, 29.4 ov), 4-85 (Mominul Haque, 33.6 ov), 5-117 (Shakib Al Hasan, 46.4 ov), 6-222 (Sabbir Rahman, 81.2 ov), 7-265 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 97.2 ov), 8-293 (Nasir Hossain, 110.1 ov), 9-296 (Mehidy Hasan, 111.5 ov), 10-305 (Taijul Islam, 113.2 ov)
    PJ Cummins2254602.0900
    NM Lyon36.279472.5800
    SNJ O'Keefe2307903.4300
    AC Agar2395222.2600
    GJ Maxwell401303.2500
    HWR Cartwright511603.2000
    1.3 Mushfiq dives full-length to his right - down the leg side - and takes a belting catch! This was an innocuous length ball sliding just outside leg, Renshaw aims a glance, but does not get enough bat onto it. He tickles it off the face, and Mushfiq throws himself to his right and comes out with the ball in his right hand. Stunning one-handed catch and the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium raises itself to a big roar 5/1
    87.4 The birthday boy breaks through! Jugging take from Kayes at leg gully. Warner walks back for a sublime 123! Mustafiz cuts his fingers across this chest-high short ball on middle. He cramps the opener for room. Warner looks away and aims to shovel it over Kayes. No dice. He ends up helping it in the air for an overhead catch. Kayes snatches at the ball and ultimately pouches it on the third attempt. Happy birthday, Fizz 298/4
    28.1 and the left-arm spinner bursts through the gate and strikes with his first delivery. Arm ball, slides in, full in length, Smith searches for turn but it isn't there. The ball sneaks through the bat-pad gap to hit the middle stump. Big breakthrough for Bangladesh 98/2
    73.3 how's that? Handscomb needs a dive to make his ground, has the bat bounced? He's gone by a distance. It's extremely unfortunate for Handscomb, end of a terrific knock. It's flat down leg, Warner works the ball towards square leg. Handscomb is a bit too eager to help Warner to 100, but he is sent back after he made quite a few strides. Shakib picks up ad hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end. That is exceptional fielding. Handscomb can't make it even with a full-length dive. 250/3
    106.3 is there glove? Yes, says umpire Llong, but he wants to check if it has carried. Maxwell doesn't think it has hit glove at all. A big inside edge into the pad, the ball lobs up, Mushfiqur dives forward - to his right - and collects it easily. Two replays showed to the TV umpire - neither very clear - but it looked like Mushfiqur got his hands underneath that. He did. Good game awareness from Mushfiqur, but more instinctive, you see a ball coming towards you, you catch it. Just enough spin from Mehedi. Maxwell wanted to review that, used the T signal. He did review, which is why they used UltraEdge to check if there was an edge, but I've seen those checked without the review. I'm confused. 346/7
    94.6 Mehidy has Cartwright nicking off to slip at the stroke of tea. Full and looped up outside off, the flight draws Cartwright forward. He pushes a long way away from the body and edges it to Sarkar at slip. Good, low catch from Sarkar (he did not have to juggle for this catch) 321/5
    105.3 full, straight and later! Plumb in front. Wade misses a straight delivery and reviews. Both pads, that one seamed back in late to beat the inside edge. Is it drifting down leg? 'There is a gap between bat and ball,' says the third umpire. Three reds and Wade has to trudge off. Did not look like a great review from the outset. There may be just a hint of reverse swing? 342/6
    116.6 Shakib finally adds his name into the wickets column. He does it all by himself. He tosses it on the rough outside off, this spins in sharply, breaks through Agar's gate and crashes into leg stump. Lovely 376/9
    108.6 74 kph, big appeal. No says Llong. Mushfiqur reviews. Now, that's not a bad review. 'No shot offered,' says the third umpire. It was flat and wide outside off, Cummins did not expect as much spin as there was, and left it, the ball spun back and struck Cummins well outside off. There is one green - impact, but that doesn't matter because he did not play a shot - and two reds (hitting off stump). And the decision is overturned. 364/8
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    119.5 that's the innings! You could see this coming. Sticks to his slant across the right hander, gets that slight movement away from a length. Lyon chases to drive on the up, gets a nice healthy edge that sails straight into fly slip's hands 377/10
    12 (b 8, lb 3, w 1)
    377 all out (119.5 Overs, RR: 3.14, 519 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Matt Renshaw, 1.3 ov), 2-98 (Steven Smith, 28.1 ov), 3-250 (Peter Handscomb, 73.3 ov), 4-298 (David Warner, 87.4 ov), 5-321 (Hilton Cartwright, 94.6 ov), 6-342 (Matthew Wade, 105.3 ov), 7-346 (Glenn Maxwell, 106.3 ov), 8-364 (Pat Cummins, 108.6 ov), 9-376 (Ashton Agar, 116.6 ov), 10-377 (Nathan Lyon, 119.5 ov)
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz3869332.4400
    Mustafizur Rahman20.528444.0310
    Shakib Al Hasan3138212.6400
    Taijul Islam2117813.7100
    Nasir Hossain621402.3300
    Mominul Haque20603.0000
    Sabbir Rahman10909.0000
    12.6 he does make too much room this time! Doesn't get to the pitch once again. He hasn't got to the pitch all morning, but he's been down the track quite a few times. Lyon gets one to turn away this time. It bounces and nearly takes Wade out. Like an awkward bouncer, it heads for his chest. He contorts slightly, and manages to hold on to it. A slight pause as he does all this, but Tamim is miles down the wicket. Enough time to take the bails off. Good work 32/2
    4.5 taken at first slip. Impressive Test bowling. He's pinned Sarkar on the back foot. Goes slightly fuller with his length this time and gets it to move slightly away from the off stump. Sarkar plays for the angle, without any feet. it's a hanging bat, and it's an invitation to take the outside edge. Cummins finds it 11/1
    16.1 he's bunted it straight to extra cover! A nothing shot. No feet, no intent, no power. Maxwell takes it in slow-mo. This is back of a length, it sits in the pitch and turns away. Kayes once again falling towards the leg side and feeling for it away from his body. Lyon's speed has been perfect. Hurries him, makes him push with hard hands and it's all worked out for Australia 37/3
    19.4 taken at first slip. This is all real. Bangladesh are five-down. Good length, regulation away spinner outside off. He's shown no propensity for leaving a ball out there today. Goes after another one. Doesn't get to the pitch. Outside edge taken easily 43/5
    18.3 doesn't need to dive this time! That's 10 wickets for Lyon in this Test! Sensational offspin bowling. Dip and rip. Shakib sees this coming for his middle, so he has to play. Slightly in front of his body. He follows the ball with his hands. Gets the outside edge high on the bat, and it is straight to Warner 39/4
    52.3 caught behind! Pace has done it. Back of a length, straight through outside off. Fends away from the body and it's a healthy edge, no doubt at all 129/7
    39.1 that's the end of Sabbir and you have to say this was coming. What was he trying to do? He'll do well to look into the coach's eyes. 20th wicket in the series for Lyon. Skips down the pitch but what does he do after? Lunge further to defend. This delivery pitches and scoots low on the bounce, but Wade stays nice and low, gathers the ball cleanly and disturbs the stumps. He was in complete control. If you ever needed reassurance about Wade's glove work, here's another endorsement. Brain freeze from Sabbir 97/6
    59.1 Cummins' brilliance has ended Mominul's stay. Lyon becomes the highest wicket-taker in 2017. This one was tossed up outside leg from over the wicket, it gripped and spun away sharply, Mominul looks to sweep against the turn but didn't get under the delivery and ended up top-edging it towards deep backward square. The error was induced alright, but Cummins, who has pranced in without losing intensity, was super quick to charge in and then dive forward to complete a low catch. Mominul's defiance is over, it's a wicket Bangladesh dearly didn't want to lose at the stroke of tea. 149/8
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    68.4 arm ball smashes off stump out. Slides this one through, good length ball outside off, and it's quite a sight if you're a bowler. Stumps in all sorts of trouble. This is the highest match-haul by an Australian in Asia 156/9
    71.2 off stump takes a battering again. Tossed up at off stump. His bat comes from leg side, trying to jab at it. Not good enough to do that. Gets stuck inside the line and the ball skids past the outside edge to smash the stump and end the innings 157/10
    12 (b 12)
    157 all out (71.2 Overs, RR: 2.2, 283 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Soumya Sarkar, 4.5 ov), 2-32 (Tamim Iqbal, 12.6 ov), 3-37 (Imrul Kayes, 16.1 ov), 4-39 (Shakib Al Hasan, 18.3 ov), 5-43 (Nasir Hossain, 19.4 ov), 6-97 (Sabbir Rahman, 39.1 ov), 7-129 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 52.3 ov), 8-149 (Mominul Haque, 59.1 ov), 9-156 (Taijul Islam, 68.4 ov), 10-157 (Mustafizur Rahman, 71.2 ov)
    PJ Cummins1132722.4500
    NM Lyon33116061.8100
    SNJ O'Keefe22.264922.1900
    AC Agar51901.8000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number


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

Close of Play

  • Mon, 04 Sep - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 253/6 (Mushfiqur Rahim 62*, Nasir Hossain 19*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 05 Sep - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 225/2 (DA Warner 88*, PSP Handscomb 69*, 64 ov)
  • Wed, 06 Sep - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 377/9 (SNJ O'Keefe 8*, NM Lyon 0*, 118 ov)
  • Thu, 07 Sep - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 87/3 (15.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Tough Ask ahead


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

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.

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.

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.



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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.