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Bangladesh vs Australia: Shakib inspires hosts to historic Test win

Australia are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh's ninth in ICC Test ranking

AFP | PTI  |  Dhaka 

Bangladesh's cricket team captain Mushfiqur Rahim, second left, and his teammates celebrate their victory against Australia during the fourth day of their first test cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh's cricket team captain Mushfiqur Rahim, second left, and his teammates celebrate their victory against Australia during the fourth day of their first test cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: PTI

registered their first ever win over in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith's men by 20 runs in a thrilling opening game in Dhaka on Wednesday.

All-rounder took five wickets for 85 runs to help the hosts bowl out for 244 shortly into the second session on the fourth day.


top scored with 112 for the tourists, who were chasing a target of 265 after bowling out for 221 in the second innings.

Shakib lived up to his billing as the world's number- one Test all-rounder, finishing with a match haul of 10 wickets and making 84 in Bangladesh's first-innings total of 260.

appeared to be coasting towards their fifth consecutive Test win against when Warner and Smith resumed the day on 109 for two.

But left-arm spinner Shakib brought back into the game, dismissing both Warner and Smith (37) to put pressure on the former number-one Test side.

are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh's lowly ninth.

Shakib's spin partner Taijul Islam chipped in with three wickets to cap a memorable day for the side dubbed the Tigers.

Pat Cummins hit a valiant 33 not out with three fours and two sixes in a late charge but failed to stop the inevitable.

The second Test will be held in from September 4-8.

First Published: Wed, August 30 2017. 16:56 IST
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