Second Test: Smith out for 58; Aussies 111-2 in reply to Bangladesh's 305

Fresh from his maiden century in the subcontinental Asia, Warner was batting on 42 with Peter Handscomb on 5 at tea on Tuesday.

Published: 05th September 2017 03:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2017 03:09 PM   |  A+A-

Australia's captain Steven Smith acknowledges the crowd after scoring fifty runs during the second day of their second test cricket match against Bangladesh in Chittagong. | AP

By Associated Press

CHITTAGONG: Skipper Steve Smith scored his 21st test half century to help guide Australia to 111-2 at tea on day two, reducing Bangladesh's first-innings lead to 194 runs in the second cricket test.

Smith led the charge with 58 from 98 deliveries after the early loss of Matt Renshaw (4) to steady the innings as he and his deputy David Warner combined for a 93-run second-wicket stand.

Fresh from his maiden century in the subcontinental Asia, Warner was batting on 42 with Peter Handscomb on 5 at the second interval on Tuesday.

Left-arm spin bowler Taijul Islam (1-5) broke through in his first delivery of the innings by bowling Smith just as Australia appeared to on course to survive the session without losing any wicket.

Offspinner Nathan Lyon earlier claimed 7-94 as Australia wrapped up Bangladesh's innings for 305 late in the morning session.

Renshaw was out in the dismissed in the four overs before lunch, chasing a leg-side delivery from Mustafizur Rahman (1-30) and giving Mushfiqur Rahim a diving catch behind the stumps.

But Lyon remained the pick of the bowlers early in the test. He struck with his second ball of the day, dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim for 68, after Bangladesh resumed the on 253-6.

Rahim was surprised by the sharp turn and bounce that Lyon extracted from the pitch. In chanceless innings, lasting for 166 balls, Rahim hit five boundaries.

Rahim and Nasir Hossain combined for a 43-run partnership for the seventh wicket before Ashton Agar (2-52) struck, having Hossain caught behind for 45.

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