Published: Thu, August 31, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Fought Australia in equal measure for four days: Mushfiqur Rahim

Fought Australia in equal measure for four days: Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh was just one wicket away from victory when Soumya Sarkar took an excellent catch running backwards from slip after Nathan Lyon gloved Mehedi Hasan on the sweep, but Cummins provided some late drama.

Australia have been known to be a team full of bold and brash players but Bangladesh have a more understated approach.

"You've got to keep trying to learn and keep trying to get better in these conditions". At the morning, they made heavy start and team Bangladesh was disappointed.

Shakib - who finished with 10 wickets for the match - quickly added the wicket of Smith when he edged behind attempting a cut shot and the same stroke brought Peter Handscomb (15) undone shortly after.

Shakib Al Hasan, the face of Bangladesh cricket, was at the forefront of the home side's triumph over the Aussies. Warner has worked very hard, he played particularly well to score a hundred. David Warner and Steve Smith looked in great touch and they looked like sealing the game on the fourth day itself.

Australia's spin duo of Lyon (3-79) and Ashton Agar (3-46) shared six wickets between them to bowl out the hosts for a modest total.

"It's a great feeling, credit to the boys especially to Shakib", Mushfiqur Rahim said.

The 30-year-old further revealed that at home, Bangladesh have the confidence that they can beat any side.

O'Keefe impressed during this year's four-Test series in India, taking 19 wickets, including a match-winning 12-wicket haul in the first Test in Pune in February.

Even though Cummins struck another 16 runs by himself, it went in vain as Bangladesh completed their historic win when Josh Hazlewood, who has been ruled out for the rest of the series and the upcoming ODIs in India, was given out lbw off the bowling of Taijul for a duck.

Matthew Wade (5) lasted just nine balls, while Glenn Maxwell's (23) departure had the visitors staring down the barrel of a 100-run plus first-innings deficit.

Bangladesh were reeling at 10-3 in the first innings when Shakib rescued them with his 155-run stand with Tamim Iqbal. We have many batsmen to bat still in the second innings, so I think we have the edge.

Less than 24 hours after Shai Hope's second century of the match secured a series-leveling victory for West Indies against England at Leeds, the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka was the venue of another upset.

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