Published: Mon, August 28, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Disaster start for Aussies in Bangladesh test

Disaster start for Aussies in Bangladesh test

Now that Nathan Lyon has secured admittance to that exclusive and shoulder-weary collective of spinners who can boast 250 Test wickets, he will once more be evaluated alongside the past practitioners of the slow bowling craft. Shakib's 84 included 11boundaries. "Then they just beat Sri Lanka a few months ago, and we all know how (Australia) went in Sri Lanka (0-3 loss) previous year - so that tells you something", Jones told The New Daily.

He averages 40 with the bat, 33 with the ball, and is No.1 on the ICC's rankings for Test allrounders, yet because he doesn't play for one of the so-called "big teams" often, Shakib Al Hasan still probably doesn't get the worldwide recognition he deserves.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said on Thursday he wants no less than a clean sweep for Bangladesh when the Test minnows face a strong Australian side in their first series in more than a decade.

Despite their lack of match practice, Maxwell, who suffered a heatstroke during training this week, believes the tactic will help the Australians against an upbeat Bangladesh unit, that has won two of their last three Tests. He was a legend of the game ... someone very special to the Australian cricket team.

Australia used all their main bowlers to try and get the breakthrough, but they kept on coming up empty. "I hope they will do well in this series as well".

Usman Khawaja came in to join Matt Renshaw, but he tried to take a insane quick single only to be sent back and was run out for 1 to leave the tourists 2-14. In India earlier this year, Smith showed his patience and skill against high quality spin bowling and scored centuries in three of the four Test matches.

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The half was meandering to a close when Swansea scored with the first on-target attempt of the game. They have failed to score a single goal, conceding five in two home matches.

Smith's counterpart Mushfiqur Rahim said Bangladesh were capable of surprising the visitors in the two-test series.

Full pitch: Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal at the crease on day one of the first test in Dhaka. The selectors will have a tough decision to make between Taskin Ahmed and Shafiul Islam, but Shafiul might just get the nod.

Australia will need to rely on Nathan Lyon to provide plenty with the ball, especially if their pace bowlers fail to pick up early wickets.

The pitch is not expected to be too similar to the one that England encountered on this ground past year, but it will be on the slower side with spin expected from day two. The wicket of Mehedi, who gifted a simple catch to Peter Handscomb at short leg, meant Lyon moved past Richie Benaud as Australia's second most prolific Test spinner, behind only Shane Warne.

"I would say it's in the balance; the momentum is with Bangladesh and it's not ideal losing three wickets". Not in all conditions but in Bangladesh, we are better than them.

The Aussies are looking for their first series victory on the sub-continent since beating Sri Lanka 1-0 in 2011. "I'll look back at my achievements at the end of my career".

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