Bangladesh stun Australia for historic Test win in Dhaka

Bangladesh registered their first ever win over Australia in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith's men by 20 runs in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Published: 30th August 2017 01:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2017 04:49 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was watching from the stands, waved the nation's flag as the jubilant players embraced and celebrated their historic win.

Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan celebrates with his teammates after pulling a fifer in the first Test against Australia in Dhaka (AP)


DHAKA: Bangladesh Wednesday registered their first-ever win over Australia in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith's men by 20 runs in a thrilling match in Dhaka.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took 5-85 to help the hosts dismiss Australia for 244 shortly into the second session on the fourth day.

David Warner top-scored with 112 for the tourists, who were chasing a victory target of 265 after dismissing the hosts for 221 in their 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 with his left-arm spin and making 84 in Bangladesh's first-innings total of 260.

Australia - who are touring Bangladesh for the first time in more than a decade - are currently ranked fourth to Bangladesh's lowly ninth in ICC Test rankings.

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

Warner, who was unbeaten on 75 overnight, reached his 19th Test century off 121 balls with two runs off spinner Taijul Islam.

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