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1st Test, Mirpur, August 27 - 30, 2017, Australia tour of Bangladesh
260 & 221
(T:265) 217 & 244

Bangladesh won by 20 runs

Player Of The Match
84, 5/68 & 5/85
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Scores: Sanjay Murari | Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 260/10(78.5 overs)
3/79 (30)
71 (144)
3/46 (12.5)
Australia 217/10(74.5 overs)
45 (94)
5/68 (25.5)
Bangladesh 221/10(79.3 overs)
78 (155)
6/82 (34.3)
2/55 (20.5)
Australia 244/10(70.5 overs)
112 (135)
5/85 (28)
37 (99)
3/60 (19.5)

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.

Taijul 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

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

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

Taijul 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!"

Taijul to Hazlewood, no run

length ball, breaks back in, Hazlewood squirts an inside edge onto the front pad. Gloved it, in fact

Taijul to Hazlewood, no run

floated just a shade outside off, defended to slip with soft hands

Taijul to Hazlewood, no run

angled in on off, full, from over the wicket, dead batted

Taijul has been brought back.

end of over 70Maiden
AUS: 244/9CRR: 3.48 
Pat Cummins33 (55b 3x4 2x6)
Josh Hazlewood0 (5b)
Shakib Al Hasan 28-7-85-5
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 19-3-80-2
Shakib 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..."

Shakib to Cummins, no run

faster and flatter, heading towards off, Cummins stops it in its tracks

Swapneel : "This test reminds every run scored is important no matter how they come"

Shakib to Cummins, no run

looped up on off, capably defended stubbornly into the pitch

Shakib to Cummins, no run

dangled up outside off, opens the face and glides it behind square on the off side

Shakib to Cummins, no run

pushed through on off, run away to cover point off the back foot

Shakib to Cummins, no run

length ball, slides in on off, Cummins plays back and defends it

end of over 6915 runs
AUS: 244/9CRR: 3.53 
Pat Cummins33 (49b 3x4 2x6)
Josh Hazlewood0 (5b)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 19-3-80-2
Shakib Al Hasan 27-6-85-5
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Cummins, 1 run

full and outside off, slogged across the line. Off the inside half to deep midwicket

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Cummins, SIX runs

Launched into the stands beyond midwicket again! Flighted and outside off, Cummins stretches out and clatters a slog sweep with the break. That's dimissive

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Cummins, no run

length ball, breaks in just outside off, Cummins solidly blocks it

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Cummins, 2 runs

pushed through on the leg stump, Cummins sweeps it away through backward square leg

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Cummins, no run

pitches on middle and breaks down leg, Cummins misses a pull as the ball rolls behind square

hsd: "This stuff is better than a super over in T20. Classic."

Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Cummins, SIX runs

Bam! Tossed up liberally on middle, Cummins sizes up the flight and walllllllops it into the grandstand over midwicket. Australia need five such hits

end of over 681 run
AUS: 229/9CRR: 3.36 
Josh Hazlewood0 (5b)
Pat Cummins18 (43b 3x4)
Shakib Al Hasan 27-6-85-5
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 18-3-65-2

Troy Merritt: "Whats going to be the final difference between the sides? Number of byes conceded by Matthew wade, or Usman Khawajas Australian batting average minus his subcontinental batting average?"

Shakib to Hazlewood, no run

dips on leg stump, prodded to midwicket

Nguyen: "Australia may just regret the exclusion of Shaun marsh. He may not be the top candidate for home tests but he was smith's equal if not the best batsman in SL and played calmly in India too ( 3rd test especially) He also doesn't look ruffled after a big turner unlike some of the others."

Shakib to Cummins, 1 run

lobbed up on a fourth-stump line, solidly pushed down to long-off

Shakib to Cummins, no run

slides in, grips, and turns, takes the outside edge but skitters to the left of silly point

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
DA Warner
112 runs (135)
16 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
24 runs
4 fours0 six
Shakib Al Hasan
84 runs (133)
11 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
20 runs
5 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
NM Lyon
Shakib Al Hasan
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultBangladesh led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2272
Hours of play (local time)10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days27,28, 29,30 August 2017 - day (5-day match)
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