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2nd Test, Chattogram, Sep 4 - 7 2017, Australia tour of Bangladesh
305 & 157
(15.3 ov, target 86)377 & 87/3
Australia won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
7/94 & 6/60
nathan-lyon
Player Of The Series
251 runs
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• The 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

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh305/10(113.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Nathan Lyon7/94(36.2)
Ashton Agar2/52(23)
Australia377/10(119.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Bangladesh157/10(71.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
Nathan Lyon6/60(33)
Steve O'Keefe2/49(22.2)
Australia87/3(15.3 overs)2nd INNINGS

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 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

15.2
4
Nasir to Maxwell, FOUR runs

short and wide, slapped to the cover boundary off the back foot

15.1
Nasir to Maxwell, no run

full at off stump, driven to mid-off

end of over 158 runs
AUS: 77/3CRR: 5.13 
Glenn Maxwell15 (14)
Peter Handscomb16 (14)
Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-35-1
Taijul Islam 4-0-26-1
14.6
1
Shakib to Maxwell, 1 run

good length, in at leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket

goes back to around the wicket

14.5
2
Shakib to Maxwell, 2 runs

full outside leg stump, swats it to deep point with a reverse sweep

14.4
1
Shakib to Handscomb, 1 run

back of a length at leg stump, whipped to square leg

14.3
Shakib to Handscomb, no run

full at leg stump, defended into the leg side

14.2
Shakib to Handscomb, no run

good length at leg stump, defended to short leg

14.1
4
Shakib 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

end of over 146 runs
AUS: 69/3CRR: 4.92 
Glenn Maxwell12 (12)
Peter Handscomb11 (10)
Taijul Islam 4-0-26-1
Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-27-1
13.6
Taijul to Maxwell, no run

could've so easily gloved that reverse sweep to the keeper. Beaten. Turn and bounce from Taijul

13.5
4
Taijul to Maxwell, FOUR runs

he's picked the bones out of that. Sweeps in front of square from outside off. Tracer bullet stuff

13.4
Taijul 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

13.3
Taijul to Maxwell, no run

tossed up on middle, Maxwell stretches forward and defends

13.2
1
Taijul to Handscomb, 1 run

slides back into middle and leg from around the stumps, worked to square leg

13.1
1
Taijul to Maxwell, 1 run

touch short on off, he rocks back and cuts this straight to cover

end of over 138 runs
AUS: 63/3CRR: 4.84 
Peter Handscomb10 (9)
Glenn Maxwell7 (7)
Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-27-1
Taijul Islam 3-0-20-1
12.6
Shakib 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.

12.5
Shakib to Handscomb, no run

stabs away an in-drifter wide of short leg

12.4
4
Shakib 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

12.3
Shakib to Handscomb, no run

lunges forward and smothers the spin of the delivery

12.2
1
Shakib to Maxwell, 1 run

driven wide of the cover fielder

Best performances - batters
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
123 runs (234)
7 fours
0 six
Control91%
Productive shot
cover drive
24 runs
3 fours
0 six
910141013141538
Peter Handscomb
PSP Handscomb AUS
82 runs (144)
6 fours
0 six
Control94%
Productive shot
flick
24 runs
2 fours
0 six
914931711118
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Nathan Lyon
NM Lyon AUS
O
36.2
M
7
R
94
W
7
ECO
2.58
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W4W
Player portrait, Nathan Lyon
NM Lyon AUS
O
33
M
11
R
60
W
6
ECO
1.81
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
3W
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of Bangladesh
Season2017
Player Of The Match
Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon
Player Of The Series
David Warner
David Warner
Nathan Lyon
Nathan Lyon
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2273
Hours of play (local time)10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days04,05,06,07 September 2017 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
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