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Australia Vs Bangladesh: 2nd Test

Australia Vs Bangladesh: 2nd Test


BAN 253/6 (90 Ovs)

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Stumps, Day 1: Attritional Test cricket. Both sides keeping things conventional and tight all through the day. But Bangladesh take the pole position at the end of it all. We could’ve been in for a deviation from the script when Sabbir fell to a moment of extravaganza, but Nasir Hossain ganged up with his skipper to ensure that there were no further surprises. It started off well for the Aussies, with three wickets inside the first session – but couldn’t quite keep the foot on the gas. Lyon starred with yet another fifer, and Cummins bowled his heart out. Sadly, the rest couldn’t quite back them up. Nevertheless, the match looks well poised for another super day lined up tomorrow. Do join us then and hope that the clouds don’t.

89.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run
89.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run
Round the wicket now for the final two deliveries
89.4
Lyon to Rahim, no run, on middle, adopts the line with an opened up front leg. The bat’s response doesn’t change though
Three balls to see out the day. A day that would go into the team’s kitty who succeeds in these three balls
89.3
Lyon to Rahim, no run, now a sniff of the leather too as he indulges in killing a few more
89.2
Lyon to Rahim, no run, quickly sliding behind, staying up tall, showing the full bat face and dropping it right under his eyeline
89.1
Lyon to Rahim, no run, shuffles, inside the line, blocked out
Nathan Lyon [27.0-5-77-5] is back into the attack

88.6
Agar to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, 250 up now. A tired, given up delivery. Floated up with all the width for Nasir to cash in, and he does it with interest.
88.5
Agar to Rahim, 1 run, continues milking the singles. This time behind square with his tickle
88.4
Agar to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, some turn. Off the outside edge on the defence playing for the angle to run past the man at slip
88.3
Agar to Nasir Hossain, no run, bat-pad, with all the inseparable glue to defend
88.2
Agar to Rahim, 1 run, doesn’t control the drift. Down leg and Rahim quickly lines up to sweep it very fine
88.1
Agar to Rahim, no run, allows Rahim to rock back, and he does it to punch it into the off-side

87.6
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, no run, a wrist roll on it to turn it to mid-wicket
87.5
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, takes silly point with the power. Finds him hopping around as he spanks the overcooked delivery with all the flight in it as well. The extra cover fence wearing the brunt yet again. All that after racing down the track
87.4
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, no run, reintroduces it back into the turf. Takes it right at the point of contact and nails it further down
87.3
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, no run, a nice full bat flow in a punish to extra cover
87.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, 1 run, too straight now. Rather defensive lines these. Turned away around the corner
87.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, FOUR, a delight. A half volley and Rahim is quick in getting his front leg out of the way, staying low and drilling it, in some version of an inside-out slap

86.6
Agar to Nasir Hossain, no run
86.5
Agar to Nasir Hossain, no run
86.4
Agar to Nasir Hossain, no run, a yorker of sorts. Hossain walking forward does himself no favours with it. Jammed out in the end
86.3
Agar to Nasir Hossain, no run, quicker through on the sticks. Blunted back
86.2
Agar to Nasir Hossain, no run, toe-rise straight closed bat and a knock to mid-on
86.1
Agar to Nasir Hossain, no run, airy as it dips on off. Forward and blocked
Ashton Agar [15.0-5-39-1] is back into the attack

85.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, a mini shuffle, with a punch, on-sided
85.5
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, 3 runs, flows through the bat swing now. Quite an overpitch outside off with the width as well for Hossain to free his hands. And he does it in creaming a cover drive
85.4
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, no run, checks his drive through the line, chipping it to mid-off eventually
85.3
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets SOK to field off his own bowling, polite-driving it back
A silly point jumps in
Nimit says: What is the par score on this track? — 300-320 will be a par score.
85.2
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, no run, 80.1kph, continues the toss up. More of the defences
85.1
O’Keefe to Nasir Hossain, no run, drawn out on the drive, stays low in a push to mid-off
Steve O’Keefe [18.0-0-58-0] is back into the attack
Five overs to go. Cummins in all likelihood has bowled out..he’s run out of energy rather. SOK comes back in. Can he make Chittagong even half a Pune?

84.6
Pat Cummins to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, lays into the drive. Holds the pose as well as he caresses it through the covers
84.5
Pat Cummins to Nasir Hossain, no run, a push-drive, checked past the bowler to mid-on
Pat Cummins is struggling here. Struggling in his followthrough, struggling to get back to his mark. And he still manages to bowl over 135 clicks. Sapping conditions these
84.4
Pat Cummins to Nasir Hossain, no run, 136.9kph, pushed through fuller. Nasir stays solidly behind it in defence
84.3
Pat Cummins to Rahim, 1 run, 136.7kph, slanter on the hips. Glanced down to keep fine leg busy
84.2
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, high backlift, high elbows and a punch to short cover. Cummins meanwhile is stuck to his tight length deliveries
84.1
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 133.5kph, hits the good length spot in the probing channel. A shuffling leave

83.6
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, no run, ripping in, perhaps off the footmarks outside off. A crouched tuck to square leg
83.5
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, puts it away. Gets the width again, this time enough of it. Sits up too. And the power in the cut was always there. Wide of cover and into the fence
83.4
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, no run, an angry cut. Not quite the width but enough muscle on it. Finds point
83.3
Lyon to Rahim, 1 run, an ungainly pull. Decides to walk down, and realizes the length was just not there. Crouches and showcases an awkward half-pull
83.2
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, turn, enticing him to nudge. Gets just that. Off the inside half of the bat through mid-wicket
83.1
Lyon to Rahim, 1 run, with the spin and along the ground in a whip to long-on

82.6
Pat Cummins to Rahim, 1 run, the softest of hands. Drops it wide of mid-wicket with a wrist roll
Kashid says: Can leg spin do something special for Aussies in the shape of their captain?? — Not right now. The regular bowlers are doing the job.
82.5
Pat Cummins to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, an airborne jump inside the line in glancing it to fine leg
82.4
Pat Cummins to Nasir Hossain, no run, 139.7kph, drags the length back. On the tummy for Hossain to settle in a back footed defence
82.3
Pat Cummins to Nasir Hossain, no run, 134.6kph, sticking the bat mid-way to intercept one that was tailing in on middle
82.2
Pat Cummins to Nasir Hossain, no run, 134.2kph, stays low off a length as it nips back in on off. Bunted out
82.1
Pat Cummins to Rahim, 1 run, sliding in on leg. A tickle on the glance getting it down to fine leg

81.6
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, no run
81.5
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, no run, oh my. He’s putting up a show here. Has a new ball too, one that has some fizz and this one has more than enough.
81.4
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, no run, shortened in length again, allows Hossain to punch it back with a glide deep inside the crease
81.3
Lyon to Nasir Hossain, no run, an on-punch. High elbows and all to knock it to mid-on
Nasir Hossain, right handed bat, comes to the crease
81.2
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, out Stumped!! Falls over. Very, very ugly. Where did this come from. Wade meanwhile has started his celebrations. And it is a long hop that Lyon is hoping for to get his fifer. Here’s how it started – Sabbir takes it on his ego to smash the half tracker into its rightful place. Swivels, flashes the pull, misses all ends up. Falls over too. Wade, intercepts the sharp spin down leg, collects and just when Rahman’s back leg was falling over, whips the bails off. Fell over twice, couldn’t survive the second fall. The front leg was lined up with the line of the crease – Alas! Sabbir Rahman st Wade b Lyon 66(113) [4s-6 6s-1]
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, THAT’S OUT!! Stumped!!
81.1
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, walks down, trusts the turn, or the lack of it rather in easing it to mid-on
Nathan Lyon [25.0-4-70-4] is back into the attack
The familiar old pair to share the second new ball as well. Some things never change..quite what experience gives you

80.6
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 134.9kph, returns and ends with a full sucker punch. The bat comes mid-way to drive it out to mid-off
80.5
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, back to the fifth stump lines. A square punch follows
Nakul Babumoshai says: Good to see so much depth in Bangladesh’s batting. — They still have Nasir Hossain
80.4
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, byes, FOUR, slips out. Loses his radar darting it way down leg. The angle keeps getting bigger by the second and there is nothing Wade can do with it either
80.3
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 134kph, well down on pace. A gentle floater, very un-Cummins, outside off. Left alone
80.2
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, shouting out loud in appeal. And the worst possible time to consider having to go for a review – only a couple of balls old. Was a full inswinging delivery, does Rahman in for pace and movement as he falls over in looking to flick it away. Thick inside edge onto the pad
80.1
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, tight lined good length start. Just the hint of movement getting it back in. Stays behind in defence
Pat Cummins [14.0-4-27-0] is back into the attack
So, the new ball on display. Ump Gould shows it to all parts of the ground. Cummins, who else, to get the first bite. A couple of slips in..

79.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run
79.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, lets the ball get close, waits on it in a downward smother
79.4
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, trusts the line to be wide enough to start, doesn’t bother interering
79.3
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, plunges the front leg further, the bat continues to remain dead
79.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, strings it just outside off. Well at the source to cut it off
79.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, 2 runs, a nice eye-pleasing caress, leaning in, swinging through the line and everything that goes with the territory. What’s more it is Mushy’s 18th Test half-century. And the 100 of the stand too

78.6
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 133.7kph, ends with a wide floater. Too wide to interest Sabbir
78.5
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 125.4kph, fullish on middle, veers in from the wide of the crease angle as well. Drilled away to mid-off
78.4
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 127.1kph, plonks the front leg across to cover the off-pole. And indulges in a defence
78.3
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, a flashy drive. Another carrot dangled asking for a drive. Sabbir cannot resist any longer. Chases, throws the bat out, connects with nothing
78.2
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, the military medium lines. Top of off and Sabbir is quickly behind it to see it out
Aniruddh Singh Rathore says: Bangladesh should not get complacent even after crossing 300, I say “put your heads down, toil hard, grind the opposition down with a daunting first innings total, blow their spirits away and then make the kill”. But let us get to 300 first.
78.1
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, quite wide, off a good length. Ignored

77.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, searches for the turn, with the bat hung away from the body. There’s none of it. A chunk on the inside edge onto the boot
77.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, opens up his defence in a squeezy-push
77.4
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, skips down, and keeps walking over to the other wnd with a straight push
77.3
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, a lunge, a reach out, a smother
77.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, 1 run, takes on the sweep. Hardly in control of it as he looks to drag it from well outside off. Top-edges it in the process but well short of fine leg
77.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, 79kph, all the air on it as it dips in on middle. A wristy close faced tuck

Time for drinks. Excellent partnership this for Bangladesh. It has helped them recover from a precarious 117/5. Sabbir has had his nervy moments, but has settled in nicely. Rahim, on the other hand, has looked solid. Australia need to break this stand to restore back the advantage.

76.6
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, low full toss close to off, Sabbir squeezes the drive to extra cover
76.5
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, fullish and on off, Sabbir drives it gun-barrel straight, Cartwright dives to his right in his followthrough and deflects it to mid-on, might have saved a few there
76.4
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, dibbly-dobbly delivery outside off, Sabbir lifts his bat and lets it go
76.3
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, back of a length on off, Rahman blocks off the back foot
Chetan says: “Must say that Bangladesh cricket has grown multiple folds in recent year or two. The whole attitude and their field presence has a huge difference from what it was in the past.”
76.2
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, too casual from Sabbir. Sees the space outside off and throws his hands at that, sliced over backward point and picks up a couple. He’s living dangerously against Cartwright
76.1
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, fuller and just outside off, Sabbir plays the textbook off-drive to mid-off

75.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, very slow and O’Keefe extracts awkward bounce once again, Rahim does well to play it with loose hands. The ball strikes the sticker on the bat and goes to ground quickly
75.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, tossed up just outside off, Rahim taps it towards point and wants a single, sent back
Ravindra says: “Will Aussies go for New ball when its due – three spinners in the side.” — They’d jump at it. This ball has surely lost its fizz
75.4
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, drifting onto leg-stump, Sabbir kneels and sweeps to deep backward square leg
75.3
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, more bite on this one and Sabbir handled it well with the bat on top of the ball
75.2
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, another big stride forward to negate the flighted delivery
75.1
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, looped up close to off, Sabbir lunges forward to smother

74.6
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, five dots is all it took to induce a false shot from Sabbir. Full delivery and with his feet nowhere he decides to drive, slices it off the outer half to extra cover
Ankita says: “Test cricket is a game of sessions, and if you need to win it you have to dominate as many as you can. That’s what is missing in the current Australian team as they are easily losing the control over game. Failed to build pressure after taking wickets..!!!” — To be fair this Bangladesh side are no pushovers
74.5
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, Cartwright has managed to keep it tight in this over, another length delivery that is defended into the off-side
74.4
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, speared into the blockhole, Sabbir jams it out to backward point
74.3
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, good length ball in and around off, Sabbir presses it to short cover
74.2
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, on a length close to off, Sabbir offers a watertight forward defence
74.1
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, very full and almost in the yorker length, squeezed out to extra cover

73.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, slower and on off, Rahim is forward and defending
73.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, FOUR, fabulous shot! Flighted delivery close to off, Rahim stays on leg-stump and opens himself up to carve the drive inside out, played all along the ground through extra cover
73.4
O’Keefe to Rahim, FOUR, Rahim has been good with his shot selection. Tossed up delivery around off, he kneels down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket, couple of bounces and over the rope
73.3
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, bit of extra bounce, Rahim is surprised as he jerks his bottom hand away from the bat handle
73.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, sliding on with the arm, Rahim blocks it down the surface
73.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, floaty full delivery and Rahim almost squeezes the drive to extra cover

72.6
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, elegance! Overpitched outside off, Sabbir strides forward with a bent back knee and then unleashes the cover-drive through extra cover. The balance, position and placement – perfect
72.5
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, low full toss and Sabbir is generous enough to push it gently to mid-off
72.4
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, an encore of the previous delivery, Cartwright lands it in the same area and gets the same response from Sabbir
72.3
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, good length ball close to off, Sabbir presses forward and defends with his head right over the ball
72.2
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, on a length outside off, Sabbir drives on the rise and the ball was in the air. Warner collected it on the bounce
72.1
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, no run, gentle back of a length delivery outside off, Sabbir punches softly to short cover
Romel says: “This rebuilding job would be vital in the context of the game.”
Hilton Cartwright [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

71.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run
71.5
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, excellent running. Sabbir comes down the track and works it to mid-on, he had a lead and continued running. The throw was to Rahim’s end and he too had made it in
71.4
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, slides on with the arm, Sabbir smothers it with a stride forward
Vaibhav says: “How much is the good score on this pitch? 225?” — Certainly not. It hasn’t developed any demons as of now. Something around 325 should be Bangladesh’s aim
71.3
O’Keefe to Rahim, 1 run, lobbed up on off, Rahim drives inside out along the ground to long-off
71.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, slower and around off, Rahim ensures that he blocks with the bat close to the body
71.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Rahim push-drives to extra cover

70.6
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, Cummins is back on the field and any question regarding his fitness should be put to rest with this effort. Sabbir lofts it inside out over extra cover. Cummins from long-off runs to his left, dives across and keeps the ball in play. His feet touch the ad cushions
70.5
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, drifting in and Sabbir tucks it to the right of short leg
70.4
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, fired in full on the stumps, pushed cautiously back to the bowler
70.3
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, once more Sabbir backed away but Agar followed him, defended off the back foot
70.2
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, tad short and around off, Sabbir makes a bit of room and cuts to backward point
70.1
Agar to Rahim, 1 run, tossed up on a fullish length, Rahim drives to long-off

69.6
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, tossed up on off, Sabbir offers a dead-bat in defence
M Raja Venkata says: “Why didn’t Smith try himself to bowl rather than going with Maxwell?” — Australia already have a two bowlers taking the ball away from right handers. Smith is another one of them. Maxwell provides something different
69.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, 1 run, nice floaty delivery and Rahim eases it down to long-off
69.4
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, uses his feet and gets a bit too close to the ball, squeezed out to mid-on
69.3
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, flighted around off, Sabbir defends to silly point
69.2
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, chops the cut to extra cover
69.1
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, looped up outside off, on a driveable length and Sabbir obliges, bends the back knee and places it wide of short extra cover, long-off gets across to tidy up

68.6
Agar to Rahim, no run
68.5
Agar to Rahim, no run, quicker and close to off, Rahim gets behind the line and knocks it to the off-side
68.4
Agar to Rahim, no run, plays within himself as he defends the flatter delivery
68.3
Agar to Rahim, no run, short and outside off, a long hop, Rahim triggers forward and back before unleashing the cut shot, picks out Warner at extra cover. Should have put that away
68.2
Agar to Rahim, no run, slower through the air and the length was short, Rahim stays back and bunts it out
68.1
Agar to Rahim, no run, too full and outside off, Rahim drives to short extra cover

67.6
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, slower and around off, Sabbir blocks off the front foot
67.5
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, flighted delivery on a fullish length, Sabbir drills the drive right into silly point’s shin
67.4
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, fifty for Sabbir. The crowd find their voice and appreciate an important knock. Came in with his side in trouble and has added a crucial partnership. Raises the bat and soaks in the applause. Sliding down leg, Sabbir nurdles it square on the leg-side and hares back for the second
67.3
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, dead-batted into the leg-side
67.2
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, sloppy from Maxwell. Sabbir push-drives it to short extra cover. Maxwell fires a wayward throw which Wade had no chance of collecting, the ball runs away to fine leg
67.1
O’Keefe to Sabbir Rahman, no run, lots of revs on this one, Sabbir blocks off the splice of the bat
Steve O’Keefe [11.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack
Short leg moves to silly point

66.6
Agar to Rahim, no run, once more trusting his hand-eye coordination to keep the flighted delivery out
66.5
Agar to Rahim, no run, Rahim is half-forward to smother the tossed up delivery
66.4
Agar to Rahim, no run, defended from the crease
66.3
Agar to Rahim, 2 runs, in the air and lands safely. Rahim goes to his favourite shot – the sweep. The height of Agar extracts more bounce and the top-edge flies over the square leg umpire. Lands yards away from the deep backward square fielder
66.2
Agar to Rahim, no run, teased up around off, Rahim negotiates with a front foot press
No injury for Cummins, that’s good news for Australia. Just a heat stroke which is being taken care of.
66.1
Agar to Rahim, no run, floaty delivery on off, Rahim is content with a forward block

65.6
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, lovely shot! Sabbir picked the right delivery to play the sweep, his judgement of length was perfect and the roll of the wrist kept the ball along the ground – bisecting the two fielders in the deep
65.5
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, tossed up on off, Rahman negates with the bat and pad close to each other
65.4
Lyon to Rahim, 1 run, dipping in front of Rahim, who clips it with the turn to deep mid-wicket
Back over the wicket
65.3
Lyon to Rahim, no run, flat and on off, Rahim camps back and turns it to short leg
65.2
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, quicker and around off, Sabbir sinks low and paddles it to long leg
65.1
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, uses the angle Lyon is bowling from and steers it past slip, adds two more to his tally. Opened the bat face at the last instant did Sabbir and played it close to his body

64.6
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, Sabbir eases it down to long-off
64.5
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, floated up outside off, Sabbir whips the drive ala Kohli to extra cover
64.4
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, slower through the air and Rahman defends with his head right on top of the ball
64.3
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, pushed off the front foot and Agar dives to his left to save a run
64.2
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, drifting across and Rahman has his bat and pad close together to defend
64.1
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, shouts of “catch” from the Australians, but Sabbir got it just over the short extra cover fielder. Danced down and wasn’t to the pitch, still went through with the inside out loft and evaded the leaping fielder

63.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run, tossed up outside off, Rahim takes a step out and bunts it in front of cover
63.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run, and again. Rahim uses the depth of the crease to keep Lyon out
63.4
Lyon to Rahim, no run, flighted delivery on off, blocked from the crease
63.3
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, teased up outside off, Sabbir was shaping to play the drive on the drive, aborts at the last second and pushes it wide of mid-off. The ball held up on the surface
63.2
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, slows it up and Sabbir carefully taps it into the off-side
63.1
Lyon to Rahim, 1 run, continues from round the wicket, fraction short and Rahim is on one knee to play the sweep/pull to deep mid-wicket. He was undone a bit by the bounce

62.6
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, very full and Sabbir almost falls over on the flick shot, the inside edge hits the pad and rolls to the right of Agar
62.5
Agar to Rahim, 1 run, flatter and close to off, Rahim opens the bat face on the point of impact and sends it wide of point
62.4
Agar to Rahim, no run, shortens the length and gets bit more bounce, Rahim rides it and knocks it to backward point
62.3
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, jumps out of the crease and eases the drive to long-off
62.2
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, too straight, Sabbir leans across and tickles it fine for a couple
62.1
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, drifting across off, Sabbir plonks his front foot forward to block

61.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run
61.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run, flatter and on off, Rahim hangs back and just about brings his bat down. Not a length to stay back and that got Rahim into a tangle, handled it well in the end
61.4
Lyon to Rahim, no run, tossed up outside off, Rahim lunges forward to negate any turn on offer
61.3
Lyon to Rahim, 2 runs, flighted on a fullish length and Rahim brings out the broom, swept to deep square leg
61.2
Lyon to Rahim, no run, angles across off and Rahim has it covered with a front foot block
61.1
Lyon to Rahim, no run, starts from round the wicket, Rahim watches it closely before turning it to short mid-wicket
Nathan Lyon [22.0-4-58-4] is back into the attack

60.6
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, to third man
60.5
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run
60.4
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, this time he gets to the pitch of the ball, goes through with the loft and connects well to clear the mid-on fielder. Sabbir starts off from where he had left
60.3
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, Wade and Smith are interested in an LBW shout. Agar is not though. He reckons that it was sliding down. Sabbir comes down the track and is struck on the pad first, the bat then hits the ball and it rolls to the off-side. He was not a far way down and hence the appeal. They had a lengthy discussion and decide against the review
60.2
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, a quickened up accurate one on middle. Hurries into a defence
60.1
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, sliding a touch straight. Turned away in front of square

And we’re back live. One final session to see off what has been an interesting day. Not a dull moment mind you. Pat Cummins hasn’t come out after the break – let’s hope his luck with injuries isn’t back. Bird is on for him. Here we go..

Tea, Day 1: Another gruelling session of Test cricket. Australia will be the happier of the two sides. Lyon sent back Mominul early in the session to go past Jason Gillespie’s 259 Test wickets, then Ashton Agar induced a false shot from the in-form Shakib to hand the advantage to Australia. Bangladesh will hope that their skipper can continue to hold fort along with Sabbir Rahman, who has been a bit fidgety in his stay. The last session should be as intriguing as the first two. So, don’t go anywhere.. Back soon..

59.6
Cartwright to Rahim, no run, a whippy drive, flicked out to mid-on. Off you disperse..tea it is
59.5
Cartwright to Rahim, no run, on the stumps, off a good length. Quickly covered to tap it to one of the mid-wickets
59.4
Cartwright to Rahim, FOUR, add some more. Overcooked outside off and Mushfiqur stalks it unleashing his long levers as he drills it away through the covers
59.3
Cartwright to Rahim, no run, a walking drive, knocking it back past the bowler to a cleaning up straight mid-off
A couple of mid-wickets come in
59.2
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, too straight now. Clipped wide of mid-wicket
59.1
Cartwright to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, never the ideal start. A heap of goodies all packaged in this full toss. Rahman leans in, eats into it with the meatiest of creamings through the covers
Hilton Cartwright, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Should be the final over before the break. And as the norm goes, a new bowler comes in to spring up a surprise. Cartwright it is..with the keeper up to the stumps. Gets a fly slip

58.6
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 129kph, staying low as it cuts back in off a good length. Mushy gets into a crouch in digging it away
58.5
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 139kph, the usual. Rahim is on the back foot, waiting for the ball to get on close, drops it right at his feet with the straightest of blades
58.4
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 137.7kph, pitches it up looking for the reverse. Nothing much to write home about for now. All too easy for a squeezing defence in the end
58.3
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 140.7kph, closing in on off, makes Rahim play. And he does with a push to cover
58.2
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 138kph, the good length spot in that channel around the fifth stump. An extravagant leave
58.1
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, cutting in on the hips. The glance comes to his rescue

57.5
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run
57.4
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run
57.3
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, a hint of rip. Too full to be expecting a surprise. Right at the pitch of it with the head falling over in defence
57.2
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, down leg. Goes for the sweep. Misses with the ball sneaking under
57.1
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, draws him forward with the loop on middle. Has to pick the ball up himself with Sabbir uninterested in taking it on

56.6
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 141.2kph, the top-of-off stuff is back. Shuffles and kills it down
56.5
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, 116kph, another slower one. Takes an eternity in getting to Sabbir, who stays committed on his airy flick. Loses his shape, loses his timing as he chips it uppishly to deep square leg on the bounce
56.4
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 121.6kph, the slower variation. Off-cutters it on off. Spotted and knocked back
56.3
Pat Cummins to Rahim, 1 run, balances himself as he falls over in a flick in front of square. Dragging it from the line of off to start off with
56.2
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, 141.3kph, back to setting him up with the yorker. Misses it by a couple of inches making the adjustment all the more easier
56.1
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, walks in on the defence, right into the line and down the track in popping it back to the bowler

55.6
Agar to Rahim, 1 run, ends with a leg-drifter. Works it through square leg
55.5
Agar to Rahim, no run, now a cobra. Surprise, surprise. Takes off a length, gets Rahim airborne as he punches it out in the end
55.4
Agar to Rahim, no run, beats the bat. Finds the pad. But the appeal doesn’t hold good. Doesn’t quite come back a long way as Rahim looks to play for the turn. Yup, sliding down
55.3
Agar to Rahim, no run, a wide of the crease, low arm dart coming in. Smashed down
55.2
Agar to Rahim, no run, does himself no favours walking down the track. Yorks himself in the process. Jammed out on the drive eventually
55.1
Agar to Rahim, 2 runs, too straight. Helped on its way with a tickle around the corner
Rajat Maheshwari says: Will there be any change in team rankings if Bangladesh whitewashes Australia??? — Yes. Australia will drop to six, while Bangladesh’s position will depend on England-Windies outcome.
Ashton Agar [7.0-3-16-1] is back into the attack
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54.6
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, hangs back, lets the ball get close and frees his arms in a steery-drive. Gives sweeper a chase to his left to bag a couple
54.5
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 144.1kph, on a back of a length cutting in on the tummy. An angle-batted nudge to leg
54.4
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 140.4kph, goes yorker. Jammed out. This is some setting up. What’s coming? A short one?
54.3
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 137kph, late nip going in through the air. Could well be first hints of reverse. Pushed back
54.2
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 136.2kph, pitches it up a touch. A beautiful off-drive, on the up going through the line. Mid-off found to perfection
54.1
Pat Cummins to Sabbir Rahman, no run, bang on the money first up. Top of off at decent clicks. A blunt follows
Pat Cummins [11.0-3-23-0] is back into the attack
A 54-over old ball and Cummins is back looking for some reverse. A wide slip for him

53.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run, opens up his defence, in the form of the bat to guide it to point
53.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run, a drift on middle. Straightens to put the head on it in defence
53.4
Lyon to Rahim, 2 runs, the latest of dabs. Chopped down to third man
53.3
Lyon to Rahim, no run, he ain’t shedding his defences. A shuffle across and behind in the same motion before that
53.2
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, some cheek. Laps it away ramping it down to fine leg
53.1
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, teases him with a wide carrot dangle. Rejects the bait with a push into the turf

52.6
Agar to Rahim, no run, bat next to pad. Guess why
52.5
Agar to Rahim, no run, low on the bat with the quicker one scooting along. All after Rahim settles into a defence
52.4
Agar to Rahim, no run, keeps cover-point busy this time with the steery-defence finding him
52.3
Agar to Rahim, no run, a lot straighter. Confident this time in defence
52.2
Agar to Rahim, no run, a neither here nor there length. Rahim decides it is to be handled from behind. Jams it into his pads in the end
52.1
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, a loop up outside off, asking for a drive. Gets a delightful one after the feet take him running to the pitch of it

51.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run, much fuller, leaning out to squeeze the defence
51.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run, plays around with the angle, taking it away and turning it back in at the very last moment. Read off the pitch in a square punch
Switches sides – round the wicket now
51.4
Lyon to Rahim, no run, a drifter away. A pushy-drive follows
51.3
Lyon to Rahim, no run, forward, restores some calm with the block
51.2
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, now the sweep. The crowds are egging him on. There’s protection behind square
51.1
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, SIX, charges down and compulsively takes it on with a full bat swing. With long-on in position. Hardly the middle of the bat either. But such is the power, and we are in the pre-October 1st area. Flies over

50.6
Agar to Rahim, no run, darted down leg. Slides on with the arm too in evading the glance
50.5
Agar to Rahim, no run, soft hands, opened up bat face and a guide in defence
50.4
Agar to Rahim, no run, a trigger taking him across. Sticks the bat down, vertically in defence
50.3
Agar to Rahim, no run, on middle, rather full to allow a keep out off the front foot
50.2
Agar to Rahim, no run, the quick one. Nice variations on display here. Skids onto the back foot defence
50.1
Agar to Rahim, no run, stalks the line with the front foot, the bat follows to drive it into the off-side

49.6
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, a tad wider, the response doesn’t change
49.5
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, a longer stride, all to blunt out the fizz, into the turf
49.4
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, back to tossing it up, Rahman is back to the bat-pad stuck stuff
49.3
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, FOUR, dishes width. And a drag down with that too. Rahman walks across, cashes in and throws his bat at it to crash it through sweeper
49.2
Lyon to Rahim, 1 run, half a pull, half a sweep. Stays up on a knee to flat bat it behind square
49.1
Lyon to Rahim, no run, 91.9kph, a forward press and then balances himself on his back leg to show the maker’s name in defence

48.6
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, plays out a maiden. Courtesy another forward smother
48.5
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, darts it in closer to off, gives it a sniff in his block
48.4
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, ditches his earlier intention to go in with a drive settles behind the line in defence
48.3
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, a whippy slap. Inside-out, along the ground in hammering it to extra cover
48.2
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, runs down, takes it on a full toss and drills the toe end back to Agar
48.1
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, full, dipping in on the feet. Squeezes it out

47.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run, nimble feet, going behind this time. All in presenting the full face of the bat as he steers it square
47.5
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, 1 run, a violent sweep. Just not full enough to be bringing out the broom for these. Top-edges eventually but wide of a squarish fine leg. Helped by Renshaw out there losing sight of the ball as well
47.4
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, 90.3kph, keeps giving it the air, counters the turn coming in with the bat and pad stuck to negate
47.3
Lyon to Sabbir Rahman, no run, draws him forward with the float, dealt with an opened up forward defence
47.2
Lyon to Rahim, 1 run, leans out, head on ball to drag-flick it from outside the line of off to mid-wicket
47.1
Lyon to Rahim, 2 runs, waits, and waits some more. Lets the ball get parallel to his eyeline as he dabs it behind gully
Nathan Lyon [18.0-4-39-4] is back into the attack

46.6
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, no run, quickens in on off. Opens up his defence for a square punch
46.5
Agar to Sabbir Rahman, 2 runs, a freebie on the pads first up. Wrists it around the corner to pocket his first runs. Courtesy a brace
Sabbir Rahman, right handed bat, comes to the crease
46.4
Agar to Shakib, out Caught by Wade!! There’s the feather. A fat feather. And Wade has surely put his bad keeping days from Dhaka well behind him. With the shortness of the earlier delivery playing on his mind, Shakib decides to go onto the back foot yet again and punch one out. Realizes the length isn’t there, still stays lazy with the feet just not moving. Jabs the bat out away from the body too to compound the misery. A kiss on the outside edge does him in. A massive, massive blow. Shakib c Wade b Agar 24(52) [4s-3]
Agar to Shakib, THAT’S OUT!! Caught!!
46.3
Agar to Shakib, FOUR, a long hop. Rank. Gives him the width as well for a rock back and then a flay through sweeper. Too easy
46.2
Agar to Shakib, no run, a quick-slider on off. Goes on with the arm as Hasan waits deep inside the crease in a punch to cover
46.1
Agar to Rahim, 1 run, a safe soft handed tuck, thanks to the leg-stump line. Gets it wide of the man at short leg
Ashton Agar [3.0-1-8-0] is back into the attack
Drinks are on the field now. Another hour that Australia will be happy with. They got the wicket of Mominul early in the session and have also been tight with their bowling. The spinners are doing bulk of the work, especially Lyon who has accounted for all four wickets. This partnership will be crucial from both sides point of view.

45.6
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, flighted on off, Shakib blocks off the front foot
45.5
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, flatter and on off, Shakib knocks it to short cover
45.4
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, quicker and on the stumps, Shakib brings his bat down at the last moment and chops it to backward point
45.3
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, stays low but it was slow in the air and Shakib had time to adjust, bunted to the off-side
45.2
Maxwell to Shakib, 2 runs, fraction short and outside off, Shakib slashes the cut past backward point and Warner once again in action, hunts it down and keeps it to a brace
45.1
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, tossed up close to off, Shakib is well forward to keep that out

44.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, flighted around off, Rahim leans forward to smother the spin
44.5
O’Keefe to Shakib, byes, 1 run, turning down leg and Shakib does not meet with the glance, Wade does not glove and Rahim races across
44.4
O’Keefe to Shakib, no run, slower and gently turned into the on-side
44.3
O’Keefe to Shakib, no run, takes a step out and works it to mid-wicket
44.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, 1 run, flatter and on the stumps, Rahim gets inside the line and tucks it to the left of the square leg umpire
44.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, tossed up on off, Rahim defends off the inner portion of the blade
Short leg has moved to silly point

43.6
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, delays his cut shot and places it behind square. Warner swoops down on the ball
43.5
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, flatter and just outside off, Shakib knocks it to backward point
43.4
Maxwell to Rahim, 1 run, uses the smidgen of turn on offer to nurdle it to fine leg
43.3
Maxwell to Rahim, no run, attacks the stumps and Rahim drops it near his feet with soft hands
43.2
Maxwell to Rahim, no run, shortens the length and Rahim directs it to backward point with an open bat face
43.1
Maxwell to Shakib, 1 run, teased up outside off, Shakib strides forward and pushes it past cover

42.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, tossed up around off, Rahim prods across and defends to the off-side
42.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, 2 runs, overpitches the flighted delivery and Rahim drives him through extra cover. A very quick Warner keeps it to a double
42.4
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, floated up outside off, Rahim pushes it to extra cover and yells a loud no for the single. Warner was the fielder and he was on the ball like a flash
42.3
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, very slow and Rahim had plenty of time to turn it to short mid-wicket
42.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, flatter and on the stumps, Rahim is back in the crease to block
42.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, tossed up on off, Rahim lunges forward to negate the turn

41.6
Maxwell to Shakib, no run
41.5
Maxwell to Rahim, 1 run, to mid on
41.4
Maxwell to Shakib, 1 run, throws it up outside off, Shakib drives to the man sweeping on the off-side
41.3
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, touch quicker and on off, Shakib stays in the crease and bunts it out
41.2
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, flighted on a fullush length, Shakib eases it to mid-on
41.1
Maxwell to Shakib, no run, tossed up on off, Shakib pushes it back to the bowler
Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Surprising! Lyon was in the middle of a good spell and Smith has decided to take him off. On comes Maxwell. Smith has changed his bowlers a lot and used them in small spells. Something to do with humid conditions..

40.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, slider and Rahim should have been forward to that, instead hangs back and brings his bat down just in the nick of time
Shuvo Habib says: “Test cricket is not only about scoring runs it’s about winning sessions. Soumya needs to learn it..”
40.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, quicker and on off, Rahim pushes it firmly to short cover
40.4
O’Keefe to Shakib, 1 run, wristed to long-on
40.3
O’Keefe to Rahim, 1 run, slight turn and that is the first one all morning. O’Keefe slows it up considerably and Rahim is stuck on the back foot, he played it with soft hands and hence the outside edge did not carry to Smith at slip, rolled past him
40.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, drifting in with the angle, Rahim turns it to short leg
40.1
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, floaty delivery outside off, Rahim pushes it to extra cover and sends Shakib on the single

39.6
Lyon to Rahim, 1 run, not all that short and hence no timing on the pull shot, Rahim was quick to rock back but since the length wasn’t there, he mistimed the pull to deep mid-wicket
39.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run, and again Rahim is on the back foot to play Lyon
Raja says: “Why Maxwell hasn’t been used yet? He bowls well to Left-handers and Aus need Shakib’s wicket quickly.” — Well they have three regular spinners. Plus Lyon doesn’t look like he wants a break
39.4
Lyon to Shakib, 1 run, guided with an open bat face to the right of point
39.3
Lyon to Shakib, no run, oh! That was close. Lyon knows it and has his hands on his head. The slider once more causing problems, Shakib is on the back foot to defend, the drift catches the inside edge and the ball goes past the stumps. Handscomb reacts quickly, moves to his left to stop the single
39.2
Lyon to Shakib, no run, bit more air on this one and Shakib negates it with a big stride forward
39.1
Lyon to Shakib, no run, hangs back to a slider and tucks it to the right of short leg

38.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, tossed up on off, Rahim smothers it with a stride forward
38.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, skids through the surface, Rahim is late in bringing his bat down and the inside edge escapes past leg-stump. Went through his legs and was very close to kissing the stumps
38.4
O’Keefe to Rahim, 2 runs, flatter, shorter and around off, Rahim stands tall and punches it past extra cover. Lyon keeps it to a brace
38.3
O’Keefe to Shakib, 1 run, Shakib uses his wrists and works it from outside off to long-on
38.2
O’Keefe to Rahim, 1 run, short and down leg, Rahim helps it along the way with a pull to long leg
38.1
O’Keefe to Shakib, 1 run, pushed across the left-hander, Shakib waits and back cuts it late behind point. The fielder dives to save a few

37.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run, slower and around off, Rahim crouches low and keeps it out
37.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run, quicker and around off, Rahim dabs it with an open blade to backward point
37.4
Lyon to Shakib, 1 run, looped up outside off, Shakib eases it to deepish mid-off
37.3
Lyon to Shakib, no run, flighted on off, Shakib pushes it towards short cover
37.2
Lyon to Shakib, no run, bit more bounce and Lyon hits the sticker on the bat as Shakib presses forward to defend
37.1
Lyon to Shakib, no run, flatter and on off, Shakib drops it to the off-side and looks for a single, Rahim is not interested

36.6
O’Keefe to Rahim, FOUR, overcooks the flighted delivery and lands it in the half volley zone, Rahim drills the drive through extra cover. He went hard at it and the weight was on the back foot. Warner gave up on the chase quite quickly
36.5
O’Keefe to Rahim, no run, flighted on the stumps, Rahim defends with the bat in front of the pad
36.4
O’Keefe to Shakib, 1 run, good batting. Shakib lunged forward and blocked it with soft hands in front of short cover. He had a look at Rahim and off went the pair, beat the throw with ease and stole the run
36.3
O’Keefe to Shakib, no run, shortens the length and Shakib knocks it towards point
36.2
O’Keefe to Shakib, no run, drifted across the left-hander, Shakib leans forward to defend
36.1
O’Keefe to Shakib, no run, round the wicket and tossed up, Shakib turns it past short leg. No chance of a single
Steve O’Keefe [6.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

35.6
Lyon to Rahim, no run, and again. This time with a more open bat face and hence the ball rolls to point
35.5
Lyon to Rahim, no run, Rahim prefers to handle Lyon off the back foot, camps back to block
35.4
Lyon to Shakib, 1 run, flatter and around off, Shakib opens the bat face and taps it wide of point
35.3
Lyon to Shakib, no run, flighted just outside off, Shakib eases it off the front foot to cover
35.2
Lyon to Shakib, no run, shortens the length and Shakib goes back to knock it to point
35.1
Lyon to Shakib, no run, tossed up on off, Shakib pushes to the left of Lyon

Vasu says: “Is 2-0 considered as a whitewash?” — Oh yes. 1-0 in a one-match series is a whitewash too
34.6
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, much better. Similar kind of delivery to the previous one, Rahim is right behind the line of the ball with the bat close to the body, blocked back down the wicket
34.5
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, back of a length with a bit of inward movement, Rahim leaves his bat hanging away from the body and the inside edge hits his pad and dribbles to the off-side
34.4
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, good length ball on off, Rahim defends to short cover
34.3
Pat Cummins to Rahim, no run, fuller and on off, Rahim push-drives it back to Cummins, who has a go with a throw. Pings Rahim on the pad and has his hand up quickly to apologise. The ball deflects to backward square and Shakib wanted a run, but his partner sends him back
34.2
Pat Cummins to Shakib, 1 run, back of a length and sliding on, Shakib tucks it to fine leg
34.1
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, short of length in and around off, Shakib stands tall and drops it in front of cover
Mushfiqur Rahim, right handed bat, comes to the crease

33.6
Lyon to Mominul, out Lbw!! Fourth for Lyon. Fourth LBW in the innings. 260th wicket for Lyon, goes past Jason Gillespie in Australia’s leading wicket-takers list, he is number 7 now. Mominul has a quick word with Shakib before making the walk back to the pavilion. It was nicely set-up by the offie, tossed up a few and now slipped in the quicker arm-ball, it skidded off the surface and Mominul was caught in the crease, beaten for pace and struck right in front of the stumps. Doesn’t get easier than that for the umpire. Umpire Llong obliged once more. Lyon chipping away at the wickets. Mominul lbw b Lyon 31(67) [4s-2]
Lyon to Mominul, THAT’S OUT!! Lbw!!
33.5
Lyon to Mominul, no run, flighted on off, Mominul plunges forward and blocks
33.4
Lyon to Mominul, FOUR, bad delivery from Lyon, but it was nicely played by Mominul. Short and wide outside off, Mominul had to counter the bounce, he did that by rolling his wrist and then cut it in front of square, past extra cover for a boundary
33.3
Lyon to Mominul, no run, quicker and on the stumps, Mominul is neither forward nor back as he knocks it to mid-on
33.2
Lyon to Mominul, no run, smidgen short in length and Mominul camps back to turn it to backward square
33.1
Lyon to Mominul, no run, looped up on off, Mominul leans forward and defends with soft hands

32.6
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, this one straightens a tad, Shakib waits for the ball to do its bit before blunting it into the off-side
Shubham Yadav says: “Lyon has been a great find for Australia , he has been hitting the right areas consistently and been the pick of bowlers in the subcontinent, out-shadowing likes of Ashwin, Jadeja, Shakib, Hearth at times.” — He’s perhaps been the best Australia have ever had in Asian conditions
32.5
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, Cummins keeps it there and thereabouts, Shakib hangs back to keep it out
32.4
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, back of a length around off, Shakib goes on his toes and knocks it towards gully
32.3
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, full and angled in from round the wicket, Shakib presents a straight bat on the on-drive and it needed a diving save from O’Keefe at mid-on to stop that
32.2
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, Shakib is right behind the back of a length delivery. Blocked to short cover
Mangesh D says: Was it really a good decision to play only one fast bowler? — So far it has worked
32.1
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, short of length around off, Shakib opens the bat face on the dab to gully

31.6
Lyon to Mominul, no run, now finds the same fielder with a back foot punch
31.5
Lyon to Mominul, 2 runs, floated up outside off, Mominul delays the drive to place it square on the off-side. The extra cover fielder does the cleaning up job
31.4
Lyon to Mominul, no run, drifting onto the pads and Mominul whips it to backward square, straight to Cummins
31.3
Lyon to Mominul, no run, flatter in trajectory and Mominul is hurried into his back foot block
31.2
Lyon to Mominul, no run, attacking the stumps is Lyon, Mominul prods forward and defends to short leg
31.1
Lyon to Mominul, no run, slower and on the stumps, turned gently to the left of short leg

30.6
Pat Cummins to Shakib, FOUR, Shakib will be aggressive. Anything in his half and he will go after it. Cummins offered width on this occasion, Shakib went down on one knee and slapped it uppishly through extra cover. No half measures
30.5
Pat Cummins to Shakib, no run, back of a length around off, Shakib offers the full face of the bat to defend
30.4
Pat Cummins to Shakib, FOUR, Shakib is off and running. Tad overpitched and Shakib goes through the line, a small stride forward to drive it on up straight of mid-off. Warner dives to his left in vain
30.3
Pat Cummins to Mominul, 1 run, “first run in 19 deliveries for Bangladesh,” informs Brian Murgatroyd on air. Fuller and outside off, Mominul bunts it with soft hands wide of mid-off
30.2
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, good length ball on off, Mominul prefers to block it off the back foot
30.1
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, starts the spell with a yorker around off, Mominul brings his bat down to jam it out
Pat Cummins [8.0-2-13-0] is back into the attack
Pace from the other end. Round the wicket comes Cummins. Two slips and a gully to assist him

29.6

Lyon to Shakib, no run, straight roller on middle, Shakib crouches forward and defends off the inner portion to short leg

29.5

Lyon to Shakib, no run, tossed up outside off, a firm forward push from Shakib to cover

Back again.. Australia could not have asked for a better session after Bangladesh decided to bat. Spin might have picked three wickets, but the ball has barely spun for Lyon and Co., all the wickets came off straighter ones. However, Bangladesh’s cream of batting starts now with Shakib and Australia have to stay focused. Out walk the players. Lyon to complete his over. Shakib the new batsman. And off we roll..

 

And lunch it is. On a track and a day that couldn’t have been better for batting, Bangladesh have managed to get themselves in a pickle. It looked pretty much a joy to bat on over the last half of the session, but once again it was the stroke of lunch that brought about the nervy-faulty defences. Nathan Lyon, not only opened the bowling on the first day of a Test – getting an 79-year old record to himself – he asked all the right questions from time to time and reaped
29.4
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, out Lbw!! That’ll spice up the lunch. Add an entire bottle of flavour. Precisely what playing for lunch does to you as a batsman..and Sarkar falls to being overly circumspect. Thinks long and hard in a conversation with his partner on the review, mind you there were a couple of noises. Certainly not the bat given Sarkar’s doubts in the first place. The front pad and then the back pad as the ball straightens on and goes past the inside edge on the tentative forward defence resulting in him playing down the wrong line. Only one way post that. Soumya Sarkar lbw b Lyon 33(81) [4s-2 6s-1]
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, THAT’S OUT!! Lbw!!
29.3
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, on the toes, squeezed out with a twitch of the wrists
29.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, short enough to take it off the back foot, straight batted out in the end
29.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, drawn forward, knocked down

28.6
Agar to Mominul, no run, an appeal. An enquiry rather. Jams it to short leg, who seems interested. The umpire isn’t. Neither is Smith. Never an edge on it
28.5
Agar to Mominul, no run, on the shorter side again. Dealt with a lot more control this time. In a block of course
28.4
Agar to Mominul, no run, an airy wrist, looking to force it with the bottom hand. All the luck coming to his rescue as the ball doesn’t roll back onto his stumps..just past
28.3
Agar to Mominul, no run, turning back in from middle. Tucked out
Smith now summons Agar for a long chat. Some of his pre-batsman-conversion advice being passed one perhaps. A slip and a leg-slip in..
28.2
Agar to Mominul, no run, shuffling well across, adjusts to the lck of bounce in a low bunt out
28.1
Agar to Mominul, no run, 96.4kph, a soft hand to nudge it around. Just past the pitch

27.6
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, a flat one to end. 93.9kph. Calm in seeing it out
27.5
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, back to the treks inside the crease. Back to the punches to cover
27.4
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, skips behind the line for a change, knocks it back
27.3
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, rocks back, waits for the ball to get close, in a punchy steer
27.2
Lyon to Mominul, 1 run, the inward edge yet again, this time rolls past the stumps to go behind square to allow a quick one
27.1
Lyon to Mominul, no run, drawn forward, not close enough to the pitch of it. Inside-edges the defence eventually

26.6
Agar to Soumya Sarkar, no run
26.5
Agar to Mominul, 3 runs, to sweeper cover
26.4
Agar to Mominul, 2 runs, slipping down leg, spinning further down. A fierce sweep, fine and the fielder running to the fence does well to pull it back in
26.3
Agar to Mominul, no run, 96kph, the pulled back length allows Haque to continue to deal with it off the back foot. All in a soft hand, once again to short leg
26.2
Agar to Mominul, no run, the softest of nudges, dropping it onto the pitch and then to short leg
26.1
Agar to Mominul, no run, gentle toss up on off. 93.2kph. Harly threatening. The defence is always on

25.6
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, wider to start from Lyon, looking for all the drift that there is. Gets enough to dip it on off as Sarkar is forward in a block
25.5
Lyon to Mominul, 1 run, sweeps, full-blooded, avoids short leg’s hands and feet for a change
25.4
Lyon to Mominul, no run, now behind, just not short enough to start off with. Does well to stay low and keep the bat mid-way
25.3
Lyon to Mominul, no run, lunges a longer stride out. The defences continue to remain textbook worthy
25.2
Lyon to Mominul, no run, a hint of inward drift. The lack of spin on it as well to go away. Countered off the inside half, all conventionally though off the front leg
25.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, through the line, full faced to a deepish mid-off

24.6
Agar to Mominul, 2 runs, plants the front leg down, swoops the back leg across and whips the cover drive. Ahh, those wrists
24.5
Agar to Mominul, no run, goes flatter. 95.1kph on off. Adjusts with a push back
24.4
Agar to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, too close for comfort with the feet use in getting down. Squeezes it out in the end to long-on
24.3
Agar to Soumya Sarkar, no run, closes the bat face, way too early in a glance. Ends up blunting it onto his own pads in the end
24.2
Agar to Soumya Sarkar, no run, slows it up through the air. Takes it in fuller as well. The stoopy defence follows
24.1
Agar to Soumya Sarkar, no run, 82.9kph, spinning back in from wide outside off. An open faced dab behind point
Timothy says: Mominul is justifying his inclusion. The Bangladeshi fans were right. Sometimes wisdom of common people is better than experts! — Bit early to call it justified.
Ashton Agar, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

23.6
Lyon to Mominul, 2 runs, arches away, sticks the bat out on a jab, guides it through gully to pocket a brace
23.5
Lyon to Mominul, no run, a tad shortened. Allows Haque to adjust in a straight bat
23.4
Lyon to Mominul, no run, behind the line this time, the feet move a bit thankfully. Drops it down eventually
23.3
Lyon to Mominul, no run, the off-skid again. And Haque emulates his partner. Decides to go behind, find himself in a tangle and poke it out
23.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, slipping down leg now. Releases the pressure, releases the strike with a glance around the corner
23.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, a quick slider. Sarkar stays lazy, refusing to move his feet, deals with it off the back foot when he ideally should have been on its head. Stabs it out..just about
Nathan Lyon [9.0-3-23-2] is back into the attack

22.6
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, 140.5kph, ends with a tease outside off. Fullish, asking for a drive, gets an ignore
22.5
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, another short one. Without the venom the earlier one had. Rolls his wrists on the pull behind square
22.4
Pat Cummins to Mominul, 1 run, now the sucker delivery. Fullish on the pads, nicely anticipated to clip it away in front of square
22.3
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, a brute of a bouncer. Perfect plan, executed to further perfection. Quicker, half way down the track and hurrying onto Haque’s nose. Surprisingly he takes it on as well, eyes looking elsewhere and the bat up on the fend. Off the badge to balloon to short of mid-wicket
22.2
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, overcooked. A one-kneed drive to sweeper. Elegance personified
22.1
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, wobbly seam, going across off a good length. Dabs away from his body to point

21.6
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run
21.5
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run,
21.4
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run, lunging forward, all in getting back to his blocking mode
21.3
O’Keefe to Mominul, 2 runs, chopped away
Mohan says: Cartwright is a medium pacer???? — Yes.
21.2
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run, now forward. Draws him out with the dip, beats the edge this time. The foot though stays grounded for the stumping appeal to not hold ground
21.1
O’Keefe to Mominul, 2 runs, a wafty poke. Toys around with the angle going across. Goes deep, looks to dab it away. Outside-edges in return with the ball refusing to spin back in. Past slip

20.6
Pat Cummins to Mominul, 1 run, a nice crunch. An equally loud tap as he lays into the drive. All timing as he places it wide of cover
20.5
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, 138.3kph, back to the fullish length on off. Solidly behind is Haque in defence
20.4
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, 140kph, cross seamed. But down the wrong line. Off a deflection of the pad past the glance, finds a diving Wade
20.3
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, 144.5kph, lines up across the stumps, treats the slanter with a leave
20.2
Pat Cummins to Mominul, no run, a shuffle, tall behind with the bat hung down in defence
20.1
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, on a length just outside off, knocks the circumspect defence past the bowler to pinch a quick one

19.6
O’Keefe to Mominul, FOUR, to deep mid wicket
19.5
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run, stays beside the line, low as always in a slap to cover
19.4
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run, drifting in with the breeze blowing across. Loses his shape on the drive with the ball finding the inside half of the driving bat as he keeps it out
19.3
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run, forward, in a smother down
19.2
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, 80kph, with the turn this time, once again stooping forward to the pitch of it. Long-on it is
19.1
O’Keefe to Mominul, 1 run, all the toss up. Feet use from Haque as well, nimble rather, getting to the pitch of it as he drills it down to long-on
Steve O’Keefe [4.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

18.6
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, 2 runs, 143.4kph, cramps him up with the angle getting big on him as Sarkar shapes up for the open-faced punch. Does well to adjust and intercept the cover gap
18.5
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, nipping away at 133.7kph, ends up on off. Firmly behind it, bat close to pad
18.4
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, 136.5kph, goes for the ribs. Sarkar takes him on with a pull. All the swivel in it too. Spanked out to square leg
18.3
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, 136kph, top-of-off stuff now. Sarkar is in a trance of blocks
18.2
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, 2 runs, an airy chip. Looks to flick, checks his shot as the ball sticks in on the surface. Lobs over mid-wicket fortunately
18.1
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, pounds a back of a length as he angles it in from wide of the crease. Bunted out
Pat Cummins [5.0-2-4-0] is back into the attack
Back to pace. In the only form that it is available. Round the wicket to start off with and a couple of slips lurking around too..

17.6
Lyon to Mominul, no run, all very textbookish. A long stride, bat stuck to the pad and a smother
17.5
Lyon to Mominul, no run, 94kph, even quicker, a lot fuller though. Allows Haque to ditch his cuts for a forward block
17.4
Lyon to Mominul, no run, opens up the punch, all off the back foot as Lyon continues to dart them in. Steered to point
17.3
Lyon to Mominul, no run, goes flatter. Slanting in on off. 91.9kph. Punched the skidder off the back foot
17.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, back to his sweeping ways. Nailed to backward square leg
17.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, drags the length back. Spills it onto the pads as well. A swivelling pull doesn’t connect

16.6
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, another pad-liner. Glanced away to the man at 45 behind square
16.5
O’Keefe to Mominul, 1 run, a sweep onto backward short leg’s forearm. Is fortunate the pop up goes where no one is
16.4
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run, short mid-wicket this time. With another one of his checked-flicks
16.3
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, a polite clip, using all the turn that there is to take it through mid-wicket
16.2
O’Keefe to Mominul, 1 run, quickly on a knee. To pile on the poor line way down leg to start off with. A disdainful broom behind square
16.1
O’Keefe to Mominul, no run, tossed up from wide of the crease. A forward block follows

15.6
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, some aggression. Emphatic rather. Starts with a dance, intercepts it right at the pitch of it, and then unleashes a mighty bat swing. Downtown
15.5
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, straightening off middle, takes it off the pads as he tucks it out
15.4
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, a wide tease again. And Sarkar cannot resist. Flays and slices it to point
15.3
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, keeps the hands soft, deep inside the crease and a drop down
15.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, so very Kohli. Those wrists come into use, getting the width and the toss up to take it on as he flashes a whippy-drive through the covers
15.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, a hint of air on off. Bat-pad stuck, right forward, head on it and nailed down

14.6
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, a lot more deliacte. Waits for the line to get close, before flicking it behind square
14.5
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, sinks on the sweep. Finds short leg in the firing line. On the shin. Ouch!
14.4
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, behind the line, full faced and blocked out
14.3
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, a whip, once again getting to the pitch of the delivery in taking it to short leg
14.2
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, wow! A top take from Wade. The pitch-sleeper. Refuses to get up, scoots low and Sarkar somehow manages to crouch and throw his bat on the cut. There was a noise as well. Yup, bat hitting ground
14.1
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, a skip down, using the feet to get to the pitch of the delivery as he wrists it away to mid-wicket

13.6
Lyon to Mominul, no run, a plonking block, failing to counter for the drift. Keeps coming in, takes the inside edge and flies behind short leg
13.5
Lyon to Mominul, no run, a trek backwards with the bat hung down looking for a straight batted defence. Under-edges it to the keeper. All on the bounce
Mominul Haque, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Time for drinks. It has been Australia’s hour. They got rid of the in-form Tamim Iqbal and followed it up with the wicket of Kayes. Lyon has been top class today, given the new ball in the first innings of a Test match for the first time. They would look to keep picking wickets at regular intervals. Bangladesh have plenty of batting, but will need a partnership to set them up for a big score..
13.4
Lyon to Kayes, out Lbw!! An excellent review by Australia. Not sure who convinced Smith there as Lyon thought there was an inside and gestured the same to his skipper. But Smith still decided to go for the review and got it spot on. Another failure for Kayes. He is running out of opportunities. Second wicket for Lyon and giving him the new ball is already paying dividends for Australia. With the ball not turning, it is the straighter one that is bringing him wickets. The slider which goes on with the arm, Kayes kneels to sweep and gets into a bit of a tangle, misses and is struck on the front pad. The impact was in front of off-stump and ball-tracking showed it to be hitting middle. Kayes lbw b Lyon 4(11)
Lyon to Kayes, THAT’S OUT!! Lbw!!
Australia review for LBW. There was a long discussion between Lyon and Smith before they challenged Llong’s decision. Fair delivery. UltraEdge does not spot any bat. Ball-tracking coming up: Pitching – Outside off, Impact – In-Line. Wickets – Hitting. OUT!
13.3
Lyon to Kayes, no run, short in length and Kayes stays on leg-stump to defend it into the off-side
13.2
Lyon to Kayes, no run, quicker and on the stumps, Kayes knocks it to mid-wicket
13.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, drifting on with the angle, nurdled to backward square leg

12.6
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, jumps out of the crease to mow O’Keefe over mid-wicket, is beaten by the length and the inside edge ricochets off the pad to deep square leg
12.5
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, dragged back length and Sarkar tucks it towards short leg
12.4
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, defended off the front foot
12.3
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, flighted outside leg, Sarkar kneels to sweep and the under edge almost deflects onto the stumps. Wade got his pads across to stop that
12.2
O’Keefe to Kayes, 1 run, sliding across, Kayes brings his bat in front to keep it out, the ball squirts off the outside edge to short third man
Backward short leg added
12.1
O’Keefe to Kayes, no run, flattish and around off, Kayes hangs back and defends

11.6
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, slider outside off, Sarkar makes a late decision to play that, chopped to backward point
11.5
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, pushed it through on a fullish length, Sarkar drives without much conviction to Lyon
11.4
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, better from Lyon. Tosses it up and draws Sarkar into a forward block
11.3
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, the length is short and that allows Sarkar to camp back and defend
11.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, quicker and on off, Sarkar goes back and across to block
11.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, slower and on the stumps, patted to the left of short leg

10.6
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, bit of hesitation, but the pair complete the single with ease. Tossed up on the stumps, Sarkar crouches low and works it backward of square. Handscomb gives chase and can’t prevent the single
10.5
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Sarkar lunges forward to defend
10.4
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, blocked off the front foot
10.3
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, no run, turned to short leg
10.2
O’Keefe to Kayes, 1 run, in the air and past Handscomb. Slows it up considerably, Kayes was early into the flick and lobs it to the right of short leg, Handscomb stretched his hand but the ball was well away from him
10.1
O’Keefe to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, round the wicket and drifting onto the pads, tucked past short leg
Steve O’Keefe, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

9.6
Lyon to Kayes, no run, flatter and on off, Kayes stays back and knocks it to cover
9.5
Lyon to Kayes, no run, short of length around off, Kayes goes on his toes to defend that
9.4
Lyon to Kayes, 2 runs, short and plenty of bounce for Lyon. Rises around the chest level, Kayes gets into an awkward position as he attempts the pull, splices it wide of mid-wicket and collects a brace
9.3
Lyon to Kayes, no run, nice loop on the off-break and Kayes blocks it with an open blade to point
9.2
Lyon to Kayes, no run, tossed up on off, Kayes is forward and defending
Imrul Kayes, left handed bat, comes to the crease
9.1
Lyon to Tamim, out Lbw!! There’s the breakthrough Australia wanted badly. The dropped catch does not cost them much. Umpire Llong had his finger up in a flash and Tamim also knew he was gone, started walking immediately. The slider from Lyon, Tamim has the habit of plonking his front foot across before the ball is bowled, he commits that mistake and plays down the wrong line. The ball beats the inside edge and strikes him in front of middle. Ball-tracking shows it to be hitting leg-stump. Tamim lbw b Lyon 9(34)
Lyon to Tamim, THAT’S OUT!! Lbw!!

8.6
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, back of a length just outside off, Sarkar leaves his bat hanging away from the body and is beaten on the outside edge. That might be the last over for Cummins in this spell
8.5
Pat Cummins to Tamim, 1 run, drifts on the hips and Tamim whips it down to fine leg
8.4
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, on a length outside off, left alone
8.3
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, short and wide outside off, Tamim’s eyes lit up on seeing the width, he does not bother to move his feet as he has a wild slash at that. Luckily for him the ball misses the outside edge
8.2
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, good length ball close to off, Tamim is well forward to defend
8.1
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, short of length on off, Tamim taps it with soft hands into the off-side and searches for a non-existent single

7.6
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, stays a touch low, but since the length was short, Sarkar was able to adjust and knock it to cover
7.5
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, flatter and on off, Sarkar forces it off the back foot to a deepish cover-point
7.4
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, slower and the line remains the same, Sarkar drops it near his feet
7.3
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, flighted on off, Sarkar blocks with the bat and pad close together
7.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, floats it up outside off, Sarkar lunges forward and defends to point
7.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, tad quicker and on off, Sarkar has his bat in front to keep it out

6.6
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, bouncer to end the over, Tamim ducks and evades it comfortably
6.5
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, on a length and close to off, Tamim opens the bat face to direct it to gully
6.4
Pat Cummins to Tamim, 2 runs, strays too straight and is picked up, on middle and leg, Tamim tucks it backward of square and collects a brace
6.3
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, lifter from Cummins, gets it to rise on Tamim, who sways away from the line of the delivery. Wade jumps up to glove that. Nice heat from the fast bowler
6.2
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, good length ball on the stumps, Tamim clips it towards square leg
6.1
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, dropped! Maxwell the culprit. Steven Smith immediately kicks the surface. This might be a costly miss. Short of length on off, Tamim is squared up by the swing, hangs his bat in front and the outside edge flies to third slip. Maxwell goes with two hands and was a bit casual in his approach, the ball pops out rightaway. A regulation catch which Maxwell would have taken on most days

5.6
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, flighted and bit more bounce, the ball hits the splice as Sarkar lunges forward to defend. Still no turn on offer for Lyon. All balls have gone straight and none have misbehaved
5.5
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, tossed up on off, Sarkar offers a dead-bat in defence
5.4
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, touch slower and on off, blocked off the front foot
5.3
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, quicker and attacking the stumps, since the length was fuller, Sarkar was forward to defend
5.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, flatter and on off, Sarkar jams it onto the pad and the ball rolls to the off-side
5.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, fraction short in length, Sarkar turns it past short leg, the duo decide against the single

4.6
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, pegs away in the channel around off, Tamim plays inside the line and lets it pass
4.5
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, on a length and outside off, Tamim hides his bat behind the pad as he lets it go
4.4
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, superb bowling from Cummins. He is mixing his length up nicely and Tamim is clearly struggling. Short of length in the corridor around off, Tamim pokes and is beaten past the outside edge
4.3
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, fullish and on the stumps, Tamim maintains a low base and turns it to square leg
4.2
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, nasty! Australians appeal for a catch, but umpire Gould shakes his head. Sharp short delivery and Tamim took his eyes off the ball, left his gloves hanging up and luckily for him the ball missed it, struck him on the shoulder and lobbed to Maxwell at third slip. That will hurt
4.1
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, fuller and outside off, Tamim presses forward to drive. Mistimes to mid-off. He was rushed for pace and hence the timing was off

3.6
Lyon to Tamim, 1 run, flatter and drifting onto the legs, tucked to deep square leg
3.5
Lyon to Tamim, no run, shout for LBW. But there were too many things going against it. Tamim steps out of the crease and is deceived by the dragged length, blocks it with the pad. The impact might have been outside off and he was too far down the wicket
3.4
Lyon to Tamim, 2 runs, flighted around off, Tamim leans forward and uses soft hands to block, the outside edge rolls behind square. Warner makes an acrobatic dive, but the ball evades him, two more
3.3
Lyon to Tamim, no run, tossed up on off, Tamim plunges forward and defends down the wicket
3.2
Lyon to Tamim, no run, uses his feet and is not to the pitch of the delivery, uses his pad as a second line of defence
3.1
Lyon to Tamim, 2 runs, inside edge and through the vacant leg slip region, Tamim prods across and tries to cover for the spin, the ball slides on take the edge, flew away to fine leg and the batsmen scamper back for a second

2.6
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, short of length on off, defended off the back foot to point
2.5
Pat Cummins to Soumya Sarkar, no run, now beats Sarkar. Back of a length and just outside off, there is a hint of swing that is forcing the batsman to make mistakes. Sarkar hangs his bat out and is beaten on the outside edge
2.4
Pat Cummins to Tamim, 1 run, Tamim is off the mark. Good length ball on middle, Tamim closes the bat face to flick it through the on-side, the leading edge rolls through cover and Warner from mid-off tidies up
2.3
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, angled well outside off, Tamim has his bat tucked with him as he sees it through
2.2
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, back of a length outside off, Tamim hoists his bat up and lets it go
Tamim stops Cummins just before his load-up. There was someone walking near the sightscreen. Umpire Gould telling them to move now. Still trying to sort it out. Meanwhile, Cummins catches his breath. Ready to resume..
2.1
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, Cummins is hitting a good spot. Short of length in the channel around off, Tamim does not have to play that, but he goes searching for the ball and is beaten on the outside edge

1.6
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, once more the length is short enough for Sarkar to camp back to and see it out
1.5
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, edged and through Wade. Tough chance. Flattish and the length was short, Sarkar goes back to force it through the off-side, the inside edge nutmegs Wade and runs away to the boundary
1.4
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, shout for LBW and Lyon himself signalled it was sliding down leg. The quicker delivery that hurries across the surface, Sarkar is beaten on the inside edge and is rapped on the pads. The angle was taking it down leg
1.3
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, slower and on off, Sarkar leans forward and defends with a straight bat
1.2
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, skids on and Sarkar is up to the task, well forward to block it out
1.1
Lyon to Soumya Sarkar, no run, round the wicket and the new cherry slides across, Sarkar has his stumps covered and shoulders arms
Nathan Lyon, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Lyon to share the new ball

0.6
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, on a length slanted outside off, Tamim keeps his bat inside the line and lets it pass
0.5
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, off the outside edge, but the ball bounced before going to Maxwell at third slip. Low full toss outside off, Tamim jams his bat down and the ball grazes the edge, bounces on the surface and then goes to Maxwell’s right. He dives and makes a good save
0.4
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, good length ball angled across the left-hander, Tamim is not interested in playing that – left alone
0.3
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, full and on the stumps, Tamim stays low and flicks it to square leg
0.2
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, jaffa! Top knut from Cummins. Back of a length delivery lands on off and the late away movement leaves Tamim bemused, he was on the back foot to defend, the ball whizzes past the outside edge
0.1
Pat Cummins to Tamim, no run, very full delivery outside off, Tamim has a good sighter and decides to ignore

ICC 2017: India Vs Bangladesh Live

ICC 2017: India Vs Bangladesh Live


Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

LIVE UPDATES:

21:38 hrs IST: AND IT’S OVER! INDIA WIN BY NINE WICKETS TO SET UP FINAL VS PAKISTAN

21:36 HRS IST: Shakib comes to bowl, Can India finish off it in this over? No they take five runs. India 261/1 in 40 overs

21:34 hrs IST: Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 800 runs in ODIs as India need less than 10 runs to enter final. IND 256/1 in 39 overs

21:30 hrs IST: FOURS! Indian batsmen seem to be in a hurry as both Kohli and Rohit take Shakib to task. IND 249/1 in 38 overs

21:27 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit hits one towards backward square leg fence. His stand with Kohli has crossed 150 run mark. IND 239/1 in 37 overs

21:25 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli hits Taskin towards deep backward point to move to 77.

21:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit gets his 13th boundary as his shot beats the fielder at mid-off. IND 224/1 in 35 overs

21:16 hrs IST: FOUR! That’s poor fielding. The Bangladesh player doesn’t dive as Kohli gets another four off Shakib and India get closer to win. IND 218/1 in 34 overs

21:12 hrs IST: Rohit completes 11th ODI century with a six off Mustafizur. What an innings! IND 212/1 in 33 overs

21:09 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli hits Mustafizur towards long-off fence. He is in 60s now. A chanceless knock so far.

21:07 hrs IST: Rohit is batting on 96 and is just four runs short of his 11th ton. IND 201/1 in 32 overs

21:05 hrs IST: FOURS! Rohit pulls Mahmudullah to square leg fence and then Rohit cover-drives for a four. IND 198/1 in 31 overs

21:01 hrs IST: Kohli and Rohit’s stand has crossed 100 run mark. IND 188/1 in 30 overs

20:58 hrs IST: FIFTY comes up for Kohli as he hits a four off Taskin. IND 185/1 in 29 overs.

20:54 hrs IST: Rohit chips one up, Bangladesh sense a chance but there is no fielder at exra cover.IND 177/1 in 28 overs

20:52 hrs IST: Taskin bowls a good over and gives away just one run. But India are still on course for win. IND 173/1 in 27 overs

20:46 hrs IST: ELEGANT! Kohli comes up with his most favourite shot – the cover drive – against Mosaddek as he strikes his fifth boundary. IND 172/1 in 26 overs

20:44 hrs IST:India reach 164/1 in 25 overs (Rohit 81*, Kohli 37*)

20:38 hrs IST: Though Indian batsman have looked elegant, Bangladesh bowlers have lacked the sting too. Their short deliveries have failed to rattle the Indians. IND 161/1 in 24 overs

20:36 hrs IST: BACK TO BACK BOUNDARIES! Rohit is crusing towards his 11th century. A 17-run over of the Men in Blue. IND 156/1 in 23 overs

20:32 hrs IST:FOUR! Kohli strikes Rubel through deep extra cover. He is getting into groove and has upped the ante. He is in 30s now.

20:28 hrs IST: WHAM! Kohli goes after Mustafizur again with successive fours. First he shows his wrist work to flick the fast bowler and then operates a beautiful cover drive. IND 139/1 in 22 overs

20:25 hrs IST: FOUR! Kohli gets his first boundary with a straight drive against Mustafizur.

20:22 hrs IST: India have reached 124/1 in 20 overs and need 141 runs more in 30 overs. Required Run Rate – 4.70

20:18 hrs IST: FOURS! Rohit first pulls Rubel towards square leg and then edges, but there was no fielder at slips. ball goes pat boundary on both occasions. IND 118/1 in 19 overs

20:12 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is taking his time to settle in the middle. Rohit is set at the other end. India won’t mid a couple of boundary-less overs. IND 106/1 in 18 overs

20:06 hrs IST: India cross 100 run mark in 16.2 overs.

20:03 hrs IST:Rohit brings up his 32nd half-century with a single off Shakib. He look to be in deft touch. IND 99/1 in 16 overs

19:58 hrs IST: WICKET!Dhawan (45) departs. IND 87/1 in 14.4 overs

He misses his 20th fifty as Mortaza strikes.Dhawan looks to take Mortaza over mid-off but is caught by Mosaddek.

19:54 hrs IST: Shaib Al Hasan introduced. He is the first spinner for Bangladesh so far. IND 83/0 in 14 overs

19:50 hrs IST: Bangladesh would happily take the over bowled by Mortaza. The Bagladesh captain uses all his experience and gives away just three runs. IND 77/0 in 13 overs

19:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan directs Rubel’s poor delivery towards leg-side. IND 74/0 in 12 overs

19:36 hrs IST: Dhawan (666*) has now become India’s top-scorer in Champions Trophy, surpassing Sourav Ganguly. He is in 30s now. IND 67/0 in 11 overs

19:33 hrs IST: Bangladesh are playing with a four-pronged pace attack today – Mortaza, Rubel, Mustafizur and Tasking. All have been used so far but no wickets. Indian openers are playing them pretty well. IND 63/0 in 10 overs

19:30 hrs IST: This is the third over without a boundary. IND 60/0 in nine overs

19:26 hrs IST: Dhawan doesn’t stop at that. He strikes a four and a huge six as Taskin goves away 16 runs in the over. IND 56/0 in 8 overs

19:23 hrs IST: Bangladesh is all at sea here as the Indian openers have managed a boundary in all the overs so far. This time Dhawan jabs Taskin Ahmed towards backward point.

19:20 hrs IST: YET ANOTHER FOUR! Rohit again picks the short length delivery early four a boundary against Mortaza. IND 40/0 in 7 overs

19:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan is also relentless today. The left-hander opener gets into position early against Taskin’s short ball and gets a boundary. IND 36/0 in 6 overs

19:14 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed into the attack now!

19:10 hrs IST: FOUR! ROHIT IS ON FIRE! The right hander directs Mortaza’s cutter to on-side as the ball races to boundary. He judged the short ball really well. IND 31/0 in 5 overs

19:07 hrs IST: FOUR! A boundary to end the over as Rohit hits Mustafizur to mid-off boundary with an elegant drive. IND 25/0 in 4 overs

19:06 hrs IST: FOUR! What a square drive by Rohit. This will make Indian dressing room happy.

19:04 hrs IST: India are 13/0 in three overs. Dhawan will regain his spot as top run score in this edition of ICC Champions Trophy if he reaches 23.

19:00 hrs IST: So Mortaza now has a man for Dhawan in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg.

18:58 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. India are 11/0 after 2 overs.

18:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan punishing anything short. Mustafizur needs to hit the correct length before it gets too late.

18:56 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Mustafizur and Dhawan times it well past the fielder at cover point for his first boundary.

18:54 hrs IST: Mustafizur Rahman comes into the attack. Surely, the ‘Fizz’ will hold the key to Bangladesh’s chances here.

18:53 hrs IST: Tidy start from Mortaza. India are 2/0 after first over.

18:52 hrs IST: Length ball from Mortaza, Rohit works it to square leg to get off the mark with a double.

18:51 hrs IST: Dhawan and Rohit to open. Mortaza to start the proceedings for Bangladesh.

18:50 hrs IST: Welcome back!

18:20 hrs IST: Bangladesh end on 264/7 in 50 overs

18:16 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar is down! He has hurt his leg in his follow through in the last over. Bangladesh, meanwhile, has crossed 260.

18:11 hrs IST: FOURS! Turning out to be a costly over for India as MOsrtaza goes after Bumrah. BAN 258/7 in 49 overs

18:10 hrs IST: FOUR! Lucky there! Tasking edges to Bhuvneshwar as the flies away to the boundary. BAN 248/7 in 48 overs

18:04 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! Bumrah Yorker is edged by Mortaza and goes left of Dhoni to boundary. BAN 244/7 in 47 overs

18:01 hrs IST: FOUR! Mortaza gets some crucial runs as his mistimed pull gets the ball over Dhoni’s head towards four. BAN 231/7 in 46 overs

17:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Mahmudullah out

Bumrah strikes

17:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Mashrafe Mortaza goes for the big one against Bhuvneshwar Kumar. BAN 226/6 in 44 overs

17:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Mosaddek Out, BAN BAN 218/6 (42.3)

Bumrah gets his first wicket as Mosaddek mistimes pull is caught y the bowler himself.

17:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Now Mahmudullah reverse sweeps Ashwin for a boundary.

17:38 hrs IST: Bumrah is back in the attack and gets hit for a four by Mosaddek Hossain at mid-off. BAN 212/5 in 41 overs

17:35 hrs IST: Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain have handled the collapse pretty well. BAN 206/5 in 40 overs

17:30 hrs IST: DROPPED! Mahmudullah is let off by Ashwin at third man off Pandya. BAN 197/5 in 39 overs

17:26 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja now has 16 wickets

17:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Mosaddek cuts Jadeja to ease the pressure a bit. BAN 188/5 in 37 overs

17:19 hrs IST: WICKET!Rahim (61) out! BAN 179/5 in 35.2 overs

Bangladesh feels the heat as Jadhav gets his second. Rahim tries to take the spinner through mid-wicket but is caught by Kohli, who is excited and is not shy of expressing it. he makes a funny face and the crowd the love it.

17:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib (15) departs! BAN 177/4 in 34.2 overs

Jadeja gets his first wicket as Shakib tries got for a cut against the spinner and is caught behind by Dhoni. A brilliant attempt.

17:10 hrs IST: FOUR! A boundary after a long time for Bangladesh. Shakib slashes Jadeja for a four. BAN 175/3 in 33 overs

17:07 hrs IST: Jadhav continues from the other end. He has essayed the role of the third spinner pretty well. But Bangladesh have a deep batting line-up. BAN 167/3 in 32 overs

17:04 hrs IST: Jadeja has been miserly so far. He has given 33 runs in seven overs so far. BAN 164/3 in 33 overs

17:00 hrs IST: The drying up of boundaries mounted the pressure on Bangladesh. Still, Tamim looked set but a wild drive did him in. Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman at the crease. BAN 161/3 in 30 overs

16:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Tamim Iqbal (70) departs! BAN 154/3 in 28 overs

The set batsman goes a wild drive but misses Kedar Jadhav’s line. He tried to take him over mid-wicket but is bowled.

16:54 hrs IST: The Edgbaston is basking in sunlight after a long time. No boundary for Bangladesh in the last three overs.

16:50 hrs IST: Rahim scores 26th half-century as Bangladesh reach 150-run mark in 26.2 overs

16:46 hrs IST: Jadeja bowls his fourth over as Mushfiqur Rahim is just four runs short of his half-century. BAN 142/2 in 25 overs

16:42 hrs IST: Tamim and Rahim’s stand has now crossed 100 run mark. They have handled the spin duo Ashwin and Jadeja pretty well. BAN 137/2 in 24 overs

16:37 hrs IST: THREE STRAIGHT FOURS! Tamim is on fire! He goes after Ashwin. First the left-hander cuts four a boundary, then hits through the covers and then flicks towards leg. BAN 123/2 in 22 overs

16:34 hrs IST: HUGE APPEAL! Rahim goes for a slog sweep and misses the line of the delivery as Dhoni removes the bails. Replays show he was inside the line. BAN 110/2 in 21 overs

16:32 hrs IST: Ashwin gives away just one run! BAN 105/2 in 20 overs

16:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Tamim gets to his 38th half-century with a reverse sweep off Jadeja. BAN 104/2 in 19 overs

16:26 hrs IST: Raviundra Jadeja into the attack now.

16:24 hrs IST: Ashwin continues from the other end. This partnership is like a thorn for India. The earlier they get one of them out, the better for Kohli’s men. BAN 96/2 in 18 overs

16:20 hrs IST: It’s the drinks break. Both teams have something to take from the first hour of play. Bangladesh have shown the confidence and playing to a plan.

16:18 hrs IST: SIX! Tamim Iqbal takes Pandya over square leg. He has moved to his 40s. BAN 90/2 in 17 overs

16:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Tamim directs Ashwin delivery towards third man!. This is intelligent batting by Bangladesh’s most senior batsman. BAN 83/2 in 16 overs

16:12 hrs IST: Ashwin starts his second over on a poor note as he bowls a wide. He covers quickly and goves away just three more runs. BAN 66/2 in 14 overs

16:08 hrs IST: Meanwhile, India’s squad for West Indies limited overs series has been announced. Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant included in the squad while Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested.

16:04 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya gets an inside edge off Tamim, as the ball hits the stumps. No danger, however, as it’s called a no ball. Tough luck! BAN 62/2 in 13 overs

16:02 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya comes from the other end. His no ball gives Bangladesh a free-hit. Only two runs from it .

16:00 hrs IST: First bowling change for India! R Ashwin comes in to bowl the 12th over and gives away two runs. BAN 49/2 in 12 overs.

15:58 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar continues from the other end and gives away just one run. BAN 47/2 in 11 overs

15:57 hrs IST: Bumrah bowls another tight over. He is keeping up the pressure from one end. BAN 46/2 in 10 overs

15:48 hrs IST: RAHIM ON FIRE! The ex-skipper continues his attack as he gets straight fours. First he produces an elegant cover drive and then cuts through point. BAN 45/2 in 9 overs

15:47 hrs IST: THAT WILL HURT! Rahim goes for a wild heave against Bhuvneshwar, the ball gets an inside edge but misses the stumps and goes past Dhoni for a boundary.

15:41 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman. This partnership will be crucial for Bangladesh. The duo is their most in-form batsmen. Bumrah gives away just one run in the eighth over. BAN 32/2 in 8 overs

15:39 hrs IST: WICKET!Sabbir (19) gone! BAN 31/2 in 6.5 overs

15:35 hrs IST: A Maiden over after a long time. Bumrah’s over will give Kohli’s India breathing space after the mayhem by Sabbir. BAN 31/1 in 6 overs

15:33 hrs IST: Bangladesh have so far got boundaries in every over except the first one. Indian pacers need to find a quick answer to their onslaught.

15:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Bhuvneshwar gets a leading edge off Tamim. But the ball flies away from the fielder at second slip. Bangladesh fans are rejoicing. BAN 31/1 in 5 overs

15:27 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! Sabbir is ripping apart the Indian pacers. He is taking full advantage of the powerplay overs as there are no fielders in the outfield. This time he hits over long off against Bumrah. BAN 26/1 in 4 overs

15:22 hrs IST: MORE FOURS! Rahman is essaying his pinch-hitting role pretty well. First he lofts Bhuvneshwar over mid-off and then gets another boundary with a beautiful cover drive. BAN 21/1 in 3 overs

15:16 hrs IST: FOURS! Bangladesh makes a strong comeback Tamim and No.3 Sabbir Rahman goes after Jasprit Bumrah. First Tamim directs the ball towards square leg and then Rahman gets off the blocks with an elegant square drive and then BAN 11/1 in 2 overs

15:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Soumya Sarkar gone. BAN 1/1 in 1 over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar rattles Soumya stumps. The length delivery took Soumya’s inside edge and then his the leg stump.

15:12 hrs IST: Bangladesh get off the mark as Tamim Iqbal takes a single off Bhuvneshwar. The Indian pacer is bowling a tight line!

15:11 hrs IST: Action starts!

 

ICC 2017: New Zealand Vs Bangladesh Live

ICC 2017: New Zealand Vs Bangladesh Live


If England beat Australia then the winner between New Zealand and Bangladesh will go through. But if Australia win, then the two Ashes rivals will progress to the semi-finals.

Both Bangladesh and New Zealand had lost to hosts England while their match against Australia was abandoned due to rain.

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0023 hrs IST: That’s it from us for tonight. Thank you all very much for joining us!

2259 hrs IST: And that’s a wrap! Centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Mahmudullah steered Bangladesh to an amazing victory that seemed improbable after they were 33/4 at one point. Now all eyes will be on the England vs. Australia game.

2257 hrs IST: CENTURY FOR MAHMUDULLAH! He brings it up with a four.

2253 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib is cleaned up by Trent Boult, bringing the curtains down on what was a very fine innings. Job all but done for Bangladesh now.

2251 hrs IST: BACK-TO-BACK FOURS! Shakib wants to finish off the innings in style, it seems. 9 runs needed off 22 balls.

2249 hrs IST: CENTURY FOR SHAKIB! What an amazing knock from the experienced all-rounder. Bangladesh need 17 runs off 24 balls to win.

2244 hrs IST: 26 needed off 30 balls. The game is slipping away from the Blackcaps.

2243 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib with an excellent hit in the long off area. New Zealand have all but given up at this point.

2240 hrs IST: Only 34 needed in 36 balls. Pretty doable at this point for the Tigers, whose fight back through Shakib and Mahmudullah has been excellent.

2237 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah places it over the keeper’s head. Excellent batting.

2235 hrs IST: Bangladesh need 41 runs from 42 balls.

2233 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib creams one through the off side field.

2227 hrs IST: Bangladesh need 51 off 48 balls to win.

22:25 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 130/4 after 28 overs.

22:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Santner’s ball misses everything and it’s four byes. Not that Bangladesh will complain.

20:22 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 120/4 after 27 overs.

22:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah creams Milne through the long on area for a boundary.

22:17 hrs IST: Another good over from Santner, who concedes just two runs. Bangladesh are 111/4 after 26 overs.

22:14 hrs IST: Bangladesh are now 109/4 with half the overs done.

22:12 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib gets closer to his 50 with another fine shot in the midwicket area that goes to the boundary.

22:10 hrs IST: Bangladesh 104/4 after 24 overs.

22:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah pulls Anderson over fine leg.

22:04 hrs IST: Another tight over from Santner, with only 4 runs coming from it. Bangladesh are 94/4 after 22 overs.

22:00 hrs IST: Decent first over for Corey Anderson; just 5 off it. Bangladesh are 90/4 after 21 overs.

21:57 hrs IST: Good first over for Santner; only 3 off it. Bangladesh are 85/4 after 20 overs.

21:54 hrs IST: Good over for Bangladesh; can they build on this and put up a fight? They are now 82/4 after 19 overs.

21:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah follows that up with a four, putting serious pressure on the bowler.

21:51 hrs IST: SIX! The first maximum of Bangladesh’s innings comes courtesy of Mahmudullah, who charges down and smashes Neesham.

21:49 hrs IST: FOUR! Once again it’s Shakib, waging a lone battle for the Tigers at this point. Bangladesh are 69/4 after 18 overs.

21:45 hrs IST: Tidy over from Neesham.Bangladesh are 63/4 after 17 overs.

21:42 hrs IST: After the 16th over, Bangladesh are 59/4.

21:40 hrs IST!: FOUR! Shakib is looking to get a move on here, now smashing Milne on the leg side.

21:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib ends Neesham’s first over by smashing him for a boundary. Bangladesh are 53/4 after 15 overs.

21:30 hrs IST: Good second over from Milner, just three runs off it. Bangladesh are 47/4 after 14 overs.

21:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah now dispatches Southee to the fence. Bangladesh are 44/4 after 13 overs.

21:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib al Hasan with his first boundary of the game, off Tim Southee’s bowling.

21:21 hrs IST: Bangladesh are now 35/4, and in major trouble.

21:18 hrs IST: WICKET! This was a perfect response by Milne, who cleans up Mushfiqur with a brilliant delivery. Bangladesh are 33/4.

21:17 hrs SIST: FOUR! Mushfiqur hits Adam Milne down the ground for a welcome boundary.

21:15 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 29/3 after 11 overs.

21:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahim edges one to slip but is dropped by Taylor and the ball runs away to the boundary.

21:06 hrs IST: Southee is now halfway through his overs. Bangladesh are 20/3 after 9 overs.

21:01 hrs IST: This is clinical bowling from New Zealand’s lead pacers. Bangladesh are 18/3 after 8 overs.

20:57 hrs IST: Yet another good over from Tim Southee, who is having an excellent game. Bangladesh are 15/3 after 7 overs.

2053 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 14/3 after 6 overs.

2048 hrs IST: Wicket-maiden for Tim Southee. Bangladesh are 12/3.

20:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee strikes again, this time getting Soumya Sarkar lbw. Bangladesh are 12/3.

20:42 hrs IST: Another excellent over from Trent Boult. Bangladesh are 12/2 after 4 overs.

20:40 hrs IST: New Zealand are bowling well here, looking to attack and take wickets. It’s their best hope of winning this game.

20:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee strikes again! Sabbir is caught behind trying to play a beautiful ball outside off stump. Bangladesh are 10/2.

2030 hrs IST: Trent Boult’s first over is a good one, giving just 1 run. Bangladesh are 9/1 after 2 overs.

2025 hrs IST: After an eventful 1st over, Bangladesh are 8/1.

2024 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! This time Sabbir plays Southee through the offside field. This has been an action-packed first over.

2024 hrs IST: FOUR! Southee straying down the leg side and Sabbir flicks him off the pad for four.

2023 hrs IST: Sabbir Rehman comes to the crease for the Tigers.

2020 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee traps Tamim Iqbal for a duck. This is just the start NZ needed.

2019 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the 2nd innings. Tim Southee will open the innings for NZ.

19:49 hrs IST: That’s all for now. Join us in a few minutes for the start of the second innings!

19:48 hrs IST: After looking likely to register a target of 300+ comfortably, a middle order collapse means they end the first innings with 265/8.

19:43 hrs IST: With one over to go, NZ are 257/8.

19:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Tim Southee with a boundary, although Bangladesh probably won’t mind that too much.

19:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur bowls a superb yorker that goes through Adam Milne’s legs and sends the middle stump flying. NZ are 252/8 after 48.3 overs.

19:35 hrs IST: Bangladesh are keeping it tight towards the end of the innings. Rubel’s over yields 3 runs, and NZ are 250/7 after 48 overs.

19:30 hrs IST: Mortaza ends his spell with another decent over. NZ are 247/7 after 47 overs.

19:28 hrs IST: At this point, even 270 would be a decent target for NZ to set, given their best batters are back in the dressing room.

19:24 hrs IST: WICKET! Neesham charges down the ground but misses the ball completely, leaving himself open to an easy stumping. This is Mosaddek’s 3rd wicket of the match; definitely a game changing spell from him.

19:21 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Mashrafe Mortaza. NZ are 235/6 after 45 overs.

19:17 hrs IST: NZ are 231/6 after 44 overs.

19:12 hrs IST: ANOTHER WICKET! This time it’s the dangerous Corey Anderson who departs for a golden duck. New Zealand are in deep trouble here.

19:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Broom top edges one off Mosaddek’s bowling and Tamim makes no mistake with the catch. NZ are 228/5 after 43.1 overs.

19:08 hrs IST: After 43 overs, NZ are 228/4.
19:07 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! This time Neesham plays him down the ground. Is this the final flourish NZ need to get to 300?

19:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Neesham hooks Roubel hard for a much-needed boundary.

19:04 hrs IST: Mosaddek, bowling his first over of the game, starts well. NZ are 216/4 after 42 overs.

19:01 hrs IST: NZ are 211/4 after 41 overs. Anything below 300 will be a welcome sight for Bangladesh.

19:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Good ball from Rubel takes Neesham’s outside edge and goes to the boundary.

18:56 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mustafizur, only 2 runs from it. NZ are 203/4 after 40 overs.

18:52 hrs IST: At the end of the 39th over, NZ are 201/4.

18:50 hrs IST: James Neesham is the new man in for the Blackcaps.

18:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Ross Taylor attempts a slog behind the wicket off Taskin but gives a simple catch to Mustafizur. NZ are 201/4.

18:45 hrs IST: Mustafizur’s 7th over yields 5 runs. NZ are 197/3 after 38 overs.

18:41 hrs IST: After the 37th over, NZ are 192/3.

18:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Taylor now follows suit with a lofted shot down the ground.

18:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Neil Broom is looking to up the ante and hits Taskin for a boundary through the off side.

18:36 hrs IST: Mustafizur’s 6th over goes for only 3 runs. NZ are 181/3 after 36 overs.

18:33 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Taskin. NZ are 178/2 after 35 overs.

18:30 hrs IST: 50 for Taylor! He gets the 37th fifty of his career. He now needs to be around for the last 10 or so overs.

18:29 hrs IST: Shakib’s final over goes for 8. NZ 173/2 after 34 overs.

18:21 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mortaza. Just two runs off it. NZ 166/3 after 33 overs.

18:18 hrs IST: Decent over from Shakib. Seven runs off it. NZ are 164/3 after 32 overs.

18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Neil Broom, the new man to the crease, gets off the mark with a superb straight drive. NZ are 157/3 after 31 overs.

18:10 hrs IST: WICKET! A bit of confusion left Kane Williamson stranded in the middle of the pitch and Mosaddek’s throw to Shakib Al Hasan gets rid of the skipper. NZ are 152/3 after 30 overs.

18:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib with a rare bad ball pitched outside leg, and Taylor swivels and hits him for a four to bring him closer to a half-century of his own.

18:07 hrs IST: Bangladesh need a wicket, and soon. Mashrafe’s 6th over is a good one and yields only the one run. NZ are 148/2 after 29 overs.

18:02 hrs IST: Given how he’s bowled, surely it’s only a matter of time before Shakib gets a wicket? Another good over for him sees NZ end the 28th over at 147/2.

18:00 hrs IST: New Zealand’s strategy seems to be to hit the bad balls to the boundary, rotate the strike and also conserve wickets to go hard in the final 10 overs. They are 144/2 after 27 overs.

17:56 hrs IST: Shakib, who short of getting a wicket has been solid, bowls another good over. NZ are 138/2 after 26 overs.

17:53 hrs IST: NZ are 134/2 after 25 overs.

17:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Taylor smacks Rubel through the leg side. He will no doubt be looking to get a big score of his own.

17:51 hrs IST: 50 for Kane Williamson! The skipper brings up his half century with a single off Rubel. Can he kick on and make another big score today?

17:47 hrs IST: Shakib’s 5th over goes for only 4 runs. NZ are 126/2 after 24 overs.

17:45 hrs IST: New Zealand end the 23rd over at 122/2.

17:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Williamson drives Mustafizur down the ground to inch closer to his 31st half-century in ODI cricket.

17:42 hrs IST: Shakib continues to keep things tight, giving only 4 runs. NZ are 116/2 after 22 overs.

17:39 hrs IST: Mustafizur pulls things back with an over that only yielded 3 runs. NZ are 112/2 after 21 overs.

17:36 hrs IST: NZ are 109/2 after 20 overs.

17:33 hrs IST: Mustafzur goes for another expensive over; his current economy rate is 8.33. NZ are 105/2 after 19 overs.

17:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Williamson drives Mustafizur through the off side for a boundary. New Zealand are looking to get going once again.

17:28 hrs IST: An expensive over from Shakib which saw him get hit for a boundary by Ross Taylor. NZ are 99/2 after 18 overs.

17:25 hrs IST: Rubel’s 4th over yields only 4 runs. NZ are 91/2 after 17 overs.

17:21 hrs IST: Shakib’s firs over goes for 6 runs. NZ are 87/2 after 16 overs.

17:17 hr IST: Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack.

17:14 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain with another good over. Having gotten just a run off it, NZ are 80/2 after the end of the second powerplay.

17:09 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! Ross Taylor ends the 14th over with an exquisite straight drive. NZ are now 79/2.

17:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Ross Taylor gets off the mark with a well-driven shot that goes for 4.

17:04 hrs IST: New Zealand are 70/2 at the end of the 13th over.

17:02 hrs IST: Ross Taylor joins his skipper in the middle.

17:00 hrs IST: WICKET! The dangerous Martin Guptill is given out lbw. Excellent ball from Rubel. NZ are now 69/2.

16:59 hrs IST: FOUR! You knew that would come eventually. Williamson with a well-timed shot through the leg side and he finally ends Bangladesh’s short spell of tight bowling.

16:57 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed follows it up with another over that yields just one run. NZ are 62/1 after 12 overs.

16:52 hrs IST: Good first over from Rubel. NZ are 61/1 after 11 overs.

16:49 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain to bowl his first over.

16:48 hrs IST: The end of the 10th over sees New Zealand at 60/1.

16:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Kane Williamson is no mood to stop the runs flowing. He hits Taskin for his second four of the game so far.

16:44 hrs IST: Another good over sees NZ steady at 54/1 after 9 overs.

16:40 hrs IST: NZ are 48/1 after 8 overs.

16:35 hrs IST: Kane Williamson is the new man in.

16:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Guptill tries to slog Taskin on the leg side but is caught by Mustafizur at wide mid-on. NZ 46/1 after 7.1 overs.

16:32 hrs IST: Another good over for New Zealand. They are 46/0 after 7 overs.

16:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Mortaza and Guptill rightfully punishes him with a strong shot through the off side.

16:28 hrs IST: New Zealand are 38/0 with 6 overs played.

16:26 hrs IST: FOUR! It’s that man again; Martin Guptill didn’t take long to attack Taskin Ahmed, who’s bowling his first over. The opener looks like he means business today.

16:24 hrs IST: Mortaza’s 3rd over yields 11 runs. New Zealand are getting a move on here, and are 31/0 after 5 overs.

16:19 hrs IST: Guptill is done waiting, and promptly hits Mortaza for a six and a four off consecutive balls.

16:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Mustafizur’s second over – which was going ell – ends with another boundary from Martin Guptill’s bat. NZ are 20/0 after 4 overs.

16:14 hrs IST: Maiden over from Mortaza, who is bowling quite well so far. NZ are 12/0 after 3 overs.

16:10 hrs IST: New Zealand are clearly here to play some attacking cricket, and it showed in the way Guptill went after Mustafizur. New Zealand are 12/0 after 2 overs.

16:07 hrs IST: ANOTHER FOUR! More of the same from Mustafizur, who is bowling too far outside the off stump. Guptill duly punished him.

16:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Mustafizur starts with a wide-ish delivery and Guptill promptly dispatches him to the boundary.

16:05 hrs IST: Good first over for Mortaza, only one from it. NZ are 1/0 after the first over.

16:01 hrs IST: And we’re underway at Cardiff.

15:59 hrs IST: Luke Ronchi and Martin Guptill will open the batting for New Zealand. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will take the new ball.

15:49 hrs IST: Here’s something Bangladesh fans will love to see – in their only previous appearance at this venue, they beat Australia by five wickets back in 2005.

15:44 hrs IST: Stat attack – New Zealand and Bangladesh have met before in the Champions Trophy, with the Black Caps recording a 167-run win during the 2002 edition of the competition. Will history repeat itself today?

15:38 hrs IST: Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

15:35 hrs IST: New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

15:32 hrs IST: New Zealand win toss, choose to bat first.

15:21 hrs IST: Good news. We’ll have the toss in 10 minutes. Play begins at 1600 hrs with no overs lost.

ICC 2017: Australia Vs Bangladesh Live Updates

ICC 2017: Australia Vs Bangladesh Live Updates


LIVE UPDATES:

01:55 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!

01:50 hrs IST: Match abandoned. So rain forces Australia to split points, again!

01:20 hrs IST: Rain is getting heavier and heavier.

00:49 hrs IST: Oh wait! It’s raining again. Covers coming back on.

00:44 hrs IST: Restart at 1:00 am if there’s no more rain!

00:32 hrs IST: Umpires are out there. We’ll get an update soon.

00:12 hrs IST: The covers are coming off. Hopefully, we’ll have a start soon. Inspection in another 20 minutes.

00:01 hrs IST: Even if it’s a washout, Bangladesh would still be in the frame for a spot in the semi-finals. Then they must win their last game against New Zealand and hope Australia lose to England.

23:35 hrs IST: It’s still raining. Not a good news for either teams.

23:14 hrs IST: Covers are coming back on. It’s a steady drizzle. We are just four overs away from a result. We’ll keep you posted.

23:08 hrs IST: Not a good sight. It’s drizzling at The Oval.

23:03 hrs IST: Overall, Warner is the third quickest to the 4000-run mark. The other two are Amla and Viv Richards.

23:01 hrs IST: Double and that’s 4000 ODI runs for Warner. Way to go Australia’s little ripper!

22:57 hrs IST: Eight runs off Rubel’s third. Australia are 75/1 after 13 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – As many as 220 players have represented Australia in ODIs. There have been 24 captains, 45 centurions while 41 have taken at least one four-wicket haul.

22:45 hrs IST: Australia are 57/1 after 10 overs. Warner 26*, Smith 10*

22:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Full and wide from Mustafizur and Smith slices it through cover point for his first boundary.

22:36 hrs IST: Australia will hope the rain stays away till the 20th over. They’re going at a good rate and are ahead of the par score.

22:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Finch LBW Rubel 19(27). Bangladesh need more of these.

22:28 hrs IST: Eleven balls since the last boundary. Australia are 40/0 after 7 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – The last time Australia failed to chase a target of 183 or less was against South Africa, way back in 1997.

22:15 hrs IST: Australia are 21/0 after 4 overs. Finch 11*, Warner 9*

22:12 hrs IST: Two boundaries for Finch. Looks in top form!

22:08 hrs IST: Tidy over from the Bangladesh skipper. Just a run off it. Australia are 8/0 after 2 overs.

22:05 hrs IST: Mortaza now

22:04 hrs IST: Three runs off the final delivery. Australia are 7/0 after first over.

22:02 hrs IST: First runs for Warner. Fullish length from Mustafizur, the Australian vice-captain works it to deep mid-wicket and runs four.

21:59 hrs IST: And we’re underway. Warner to take strike. Mustafizur to bowl the first over for Bangladesh.

21:50 hrs IST: Covers are coming off. Play to restart at 22:00 hrs

21:35 hrs IST: Bad news folks. It’s raining currently, doesn’t seem too heavy though.

21:10 hrs IST: BOWLED! And that’s it. Bangladesh all out for 182. Mitchell Starc finishes with 4/29. Australia well on top. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.

21:07 hrs IST: Maiden over from Cummins. Australia’s pace battery at its very best!

21:03 hrs IST: And, Starc misses the hattrick by a whisker. What a bowler! The best in limited-overs currently. Bangladesh are 181/9 after 43 overs.

21:02 hrs IST: ‘Stupendous’ Starc on a hattrick. Two yokers from around the wicket and Mortaza, Rubel have no answer to it.

20:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Heartbreak for Tamim. Departs five short of another well deserved ton. Starc gets his first.

20:53 hrs IST: Quite a few matches face the rain threat this time around.

20:47 hrs IST: Hazlewood finishes with the figures of 1/40. Bangladesh are 171/6 after 40 overs.

20:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Zampa, Mehedi goes back into the crease and helps it in the gap between fine leg and deep square leg boundary.

20:40 hrs IST: Six runs off Hazlewood’s ninth over. It’s drizzling at The Oval. Play could be stopped anytime.

20:36 hrs IST: OUT! Second wicket for Zampa. Mahmudullah also falls with making any significant contribution. Bangladesh are 153/6 after 37 overs.

20:33 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 150/5 after 36 overs. Tamim 80*, Mahmudullah 7*

20:31 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Maxwell, Mahmudullah steps out and lofts it over long on.

20:28 hrs IST: Maxwell now. Three spinners from Australia and that too in an ODI – rare sight.

20:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Zampa strikes in his very first over. Sabbir goes for 8(14). Has Smith been too late in introducing the leggie into the attack?

DO YOU KNOW – India is now the second team to hit 500 or more fours in Champions Trophy

20:08 hrs IST: Have to admit that Tamim has grown in stature in the past one and a half years. Should look to stay till the end here.

20:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib LBW Head 29(48). Bangladesh are 124/4 after 30 overs.

20:00 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Head, Tamim dances down the track and smacks it over deep extra cover for a maximum. What shot!

19:58 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 109/3 after 29 overs. Partnership between Tamim and Shakib worth 56 runs.

DO YOU KNOW – Tamim Iqbal has four fifty plus scores in his last six innings.

19:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Low full-toss from Starc and Shakib hits it well through backward point for his first boundary.

19:48 hrs IST: Head proving to be an extremely useful fifth bowler (6-0-14-0). Bangladesh are 95/3 after 26 overs.

19:45 hrs IST: Just six runs off the last two overs. Bangladesh are 94/3 after 25 overs.

19:40 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Tamim, his 37th in ODIs and third against Australia. Brilliant innings!

19:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Fifth boundary for Tamim. Moves to 49. Costly over from Henriques. 16 runs off it. Bangladesh are 88/3 after 23 overs.

19:36 hrs IST: SIX! Too wide from Henriques, Tamim charges down the track and lofts it over covers for a maximum.

19:34 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 72/3 after 22 overs. Tamim 34*, Shakib 13*

19:31 hrs IST: Starc comes back into the attack.

19:30 hrs IST: Double off the last ball for Shakib. Henriques completes four overs. Bangladesh are 69/3 after 21 overs.

19:27 hrs IST: Shakib works a fuller delivery to mid-off for a quick single. Moves into double figures.

19:24 hrs IST: Just three runs off Henriques’ third. Bangladesh are 62/3 after 19 overs.

19:19 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Henriques. Bangladesh are 59/3 after 18 overs.

19:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Henriques and Tamim slashes it through backward point for his first boundary.

19:15 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan now. Needs to hang in and provide able support to Tamim.

19:13 hrs IST: WICKET! In-form Mushfiqur departs cheaply. First wicket for Henriques. Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble now.

19:09 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 53/2 after 15 overs. Tamim 28*, Rahim 9*. Time for drinks.

DO YOU KNOW – Australia have won at least one ODI game in 101 venues, 10 at home and 91 outside Australia.

19:04 hrs IST: Henriques comes in as the third change.

19:03 hrs IST: Magnificent start from Head. Concedes just two runs. Bangladesh are 47/2 after 14 overs.

19:01 hrs IST: Offie Travis Head comes into the attack.

18:59 hrs IST: Solid from Cummins. 48 balls since the last boundary now. Bangladesh are 45/2 after 13 overs.

18:55 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Tamim. Moves to 25. Bangladesh are 43/2 after 12 overs.

18:52 hrs IST: Extended spell for Hazlewood. Tamim has found it difficult to score against him.

18:51 hrs IST: Great over from Cummins. Two runs and a wicket. Bangladesh are 39/2 after 11 overs.

18:48 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim is in at No. 4. He scored a fifty in the first game against England.

18:46 hrs IST: OUT! Loose delivery and an even poor shot from Kayes. Looks to hit it on the up but Finch completes a neat catch at cover point.

18:43 hrs IST: Five overs since the last boundary. Bangladesh are 37/1 after 10 overs. Tamim 23*, Kayes 6*

18:40 hrs IST: Just 13 runs in the last four overs. Disciplined start from Mitchell Starc and Co..Wonder Smith’s comments after the NZ game have been taken seriously. Bangladesh are 35/1 after 9 overs.

18:36 hrs IST: Hazlewood continues to keep it tight. Tamim needs to attack here. Bangladesh are 33/1 after 8 overs.

18:32 hrs IST: Decent start from Cummins. Bangladesh are 29/1 after 7 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – Australia’s winning percentage against Bangladesh in ODIs in 95.

18:29 hrs IST: Here comes the first change in bowling – Pat Cummins

18:28 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Tamim. Bangladesh are 24/1 after 6 overs.

18:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Hazlewood strikes. Soumya Sarkar departs for 3(11). Seventh wicket for the Australian seamer in the tournament.

18:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Tamim is in some form. Short and wide from Starc and cuts it past the fielder at point. Bangladesh are 22/0 after 5 overs.

18:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Starc, towards leg, Tamim gets into position early and works it extremely well in the gap past mid-on.

18:18 hrs IST: Double off the last ball for Starc. Bangladesh are 14/0 after 4 overs.

18:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Back of a length delivery from Hazlewood, Tamim comes down the track – makes room – and slaps it past mid-off for his first boundary.

18:14 hrs IST: Maiden over from Starc. Just what Australia need at this stage. Bangladesh are 6/0 after 3 overs.

STAT ATTACK – This is the 20th ODI and second Champions Trophy game between Australia and Bangladesh.

18:11 hrs IST: Starc to continue

18:09 hrs IST: Tidy start from Hazlewood. Sticking to the right lengths. Bangladesh are 6/0 after 2 overs.

18:06 hrs IST: Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack.

18:05 hrs IST: Excellent start from Starc, except for the third delivery – that strayed down leg and went for four leg byes. Bangladesh are 5/0 after first over.

18:02 hrs IST: Straightaway some movement for Starc.

18:00 hrs IST: And it’s time for live action. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar make their way out in the middle. Mitchell Starc to start the proceedings for the Aussies.

17:56 hrs IST: Time for the national anthems.

17:40 hrs IST: One change each for both sides. Adam Zampa comes in for John Hastings while Mehedi Hasan replaces Mosaddek Hossain.

17:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

17:32 hrs IST: Bangladesh have won the toss and have chosen to bat.

DO YOU KNOW – Australia, who’ve played 899 ODIs since 1971, will become the second team after India (908 matches) to play 900 ODI games.

17:20 hrs IST: Toss in a short while.

Can Mustafizur keep up the success?

Can Mustafizur keep up the success?


Mustafizur Rahman Health

 

Mustafizur Rahman is going to have to work harder if he wants his bowling to be more successful, as batsmen have begun reading him better. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who made this observation, has also said that Mustafizur’s early accomplishment’s in his career was “extraordinary”, and urged that it would be counterproductive to put him under too much pressure.

“What he got in the early stage of his career was extraordinary so what is happening to him now is what is supposed to happen to any bowler…”

– Mashrafe said before Bangladesh’s departure to England for a preparatory camp ahead of their Champions Trophy campaign.

“… It is unbelievable that he got so many wickets in the first few games of his international career. Now he has to work hard to take wickets. Batsmen are reading him better. Every team has top-quality computer analysts who find out his strengths and weaknesses.

Mustafizur’s injuries have bothered him in the past, and he has only recovered from the latest injury a few months ago. At only 21 with everything in consideration, he is having a tough time off as of late. So we also shouldn’t put him under pressure. He has already proved that he is to be a strong part of Bangladesh’s future. If we can keep him relaxed by not weighing him down with expectations, he’s certain to be a wonderful asset over the next ten years.”

After coming back from a shoulder surgery towards the end of last year, Mustafizur wasn’t in full form against New Zealand and was dropped for the Hyderabad Test in India in order to allow more time to recuperate. He bowled reasonably well in patches in Sri Lanka, especially during the Test series, but certainly wasn’t at his best in the two completed ODIs and the first T20I.

As for the second T20I against Sri Lanka however, he took 4 for 21, but was expensive in his only appearance for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2017, conceding 34 runs in 2.4 overs. He has been benched since then, which has raised concerns over his playing form and mental state.

Mustafizur was scheduled to join the team on Tuesday but has been postponed until May 4th. In spite of his recent inconsistent form, he remains an essential cog in Bangladesh’s pursuit for a strong result in the Champions Trophy. Mashrafe said that the tournament will be challenging for the team, as they are situated in the same group as hosts England, Australia and New Zealand.

Apparently, the preparatory camp in Sussex does not guarantee success but will give the players a sounder understanding of local pitches and overhead conditions.

“Realistically, it is going to be a difficult tour,” Mashrafe said.

“The Champions Trophy won’t be easy when you look at our opposition. We have defeated England in that condition. We beat Australia in Cardiff once and, although this is history, I think it is still possible. A lot will depend on how we prepare our mentality…

“… The camp will give us an inkling about the pitches. Weather conditions change quickly in the early part of the English summer. We had a good World Cup after an early camp in Australia in 2015 but the same didn’t pan out in 2016 when we prepared for the New Zealand tour.”

Mashrafe has concern over the team’s fatigue towards the end of a long tour. Considering that the Champions Trophy falls in the latter half of their tour, the team will have to devise ways to avoid falling into that mental hole.

“This is not the first time we have been on such a long tour,” said Mashrafe.

“But we do have that problem of becoming fatigued at the end of such tours. History tells us that we have a really bad session after a good one in the latter part of a tour…

“… in Australia [during the World Cup] we didn’t feel too bad as we were always on the hunt. Winning in the early stage could help us fight fatigue, which we can start in Ireland. It is important to keep everyone together, in our group of 17-18 players, especially those who won’t go through a good time in the early stages. Keeping them tight-knit, like a family.”

Bangladesh leaves’s for the Sussex camp on April 26th.

Their tri-nation series, against Ireland and New Zealand, is to be played May 12th – 24th, then returning to London for the final leg of their tour.

Dhaka League under investigation

Dhaka League under investigation


dhaka-league-investigation

“We have to strengthen our umpires for the sake of Bangladesh cricket’s future” – Nazmul Hassan

The BCB has formed a three-member committee to investigate the second division Dhaka League match between Lalmatia Club and Axiom Cricketers at the City Club ground, where a bowler conceded 92 runs off just four legal deliveries on April 11.

Sujon Mahmud, playing for Lalmatia, gave away 65 wides and 15 no-balls in an over as a form of protest against biased umpiring. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said the incident was “harmful” for Bangladesh cricket and that the board’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) had looked into it. In addition, BCB directors Jalal Yunus, Akram Khan and Sheikh Sohel would speak to all parties involved in the incident – the captains, coaches and the umpires – and deliver a report by the end of the week.

“The BCB’s ACSU looked into the matter of the 4-ball 92 game, and will present their report soon,” Hassan said.

“We have also formed a three-member umpires’ committee consisting of Sohel, Akram Khan and Jalal Yunus who will report to us in three days about the same incident.”

The umpiring standards were also criticised during last year’s Dhaka Premier League, the premier tournament in the Dhaka league system. In response, the board set up three cameras at each venue in this season’s competition. Hassan said the next two tiers – the first and second division – would also have cameras from next season.

“We said last year that we would do something about the umpiring problem, so this year we fitted three cameras in every Dhaka Premier League venue.”

“I haven’t heard any complaints about umpiring so far this year. From next season, we will do a similar thing in the first and second divisions too. We will assess the umpires.”

Hassan also said the umpires were scared of board directors, many of whom are directly related to several Dhaka clubs participating in the four-tier league.

“We have to strengthen our umpires for the sake of Bangladesh cricket’s future. We won’t reach a right decision if we keep sacking umpires based on complaints. They are, in any case, afraid of the board directors.”

Sheikh Sohel was named as the umpires’ committee chairman after Nazmul Karim passed away on April 18.

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