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Australia beat Bangladesh to tie Test series

Friday, September 08, 2017

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CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AFP) — Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was the hero as Australia beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in the second and final Test here to level the series at 1-1 yesterday.

Chasing 86 for victory on a deteriorating day four pitch, the visitors lost their top three batsmen before Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell steered the team home in the final session.

But it was Lyon who set up the win after claiming a match haul of 13 wickets. His 6-60 helped dismiss Bangladesh for 157 in their second innings.

SCOREBOARD

Bangladesh first innings 305 (Mushfiqur Rahim 68, Sabbir Rahman 66; N. Lyon 7-94)

Australia 1st innings

M Renshaw c Rahim b Mustafizur 4

D Warner c Imrul b Mustafizur 123

S Smith b Taijul 58

P Handscomb run out 82

G Maxwell c Rahim 38

H Cartwright c Soumya b Mehedi 18

M Wade lbw b Mustafizur 8

A Agar b Shakib 22

P Cummins lbw b Mehedi 4

S O'Keefe not out 8

N Lyon c Imrul b Mustafizur 0

Extras (b8, lb3, w1) 12

Total (all out; 119.5 overs) 377

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Renshaw), 2-98 (Smith), 3-250 (Handscomb), 4-298 (Warner), 5-321 (Cartwright), 6-342 (Wade), 7-346 (Maxwell), 8-364 (Cummins), 9-376 (Agar), 10-377 (Lyon)

Bowling: Mehedi 38-6-93-3, Mustafizur 20.5-2-84-4 (w1), Shakib 31-3-82-1, Taijul 21-1-78-1, Nasir 6-2-14-0, Mominul 2-0-6-0, Sabbir 1-0-9-0

Bangladesh 2nd innings

Tamim Iqbal st Wade b Lyon 12

Soumya Sarkar c Renshaw b Cummins 9

Imrul Kayes c Maxwell 15

Nasir Hossain c Smith 5

Shakib Al hasan c Warner b Lyon 2

Mushfiqur Rahim c Wade b Cummins 31

Sabbir Rahman st Wade 24

Mominul Haque c Cummins b Lyon 29

Mehedi Hasan not out 14

Taijul Islam b Lyon 4

Mustafizur Rahman b O'Keefe 0

Extras (b12) 12

Total (all out, 71.2 overs) 157

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Soumya Sarkar), 2-32 (Tamim Iqbal), 3-37 (imrul Kayes), 4-39 (Shakib Al Hasan), 5-43 (Nasir Hossain), 6-97 (Sabbir Rahman), 7-129 (Mushfiqur), 8-149 (Mominul), 9-156 (Taijul), 10-157 (Mustafizur)

Bowling: Cummins 11-3-27-2, Lyon 33-11-60-6, O'Keefe 22.2-6-49-2, Agar 5-1-9-0

Australia 2nd innings (target 86)

M Renshaw c Mushfiqur b Shakib 22

D Warner c Soumya b Mustafizur 8

S Smith c Mushfiqur b Taijul 16

P Handscomb not out 16

G Maxwell not out 25

Extras 0

Total (3 wickets, 15.3 overs)87

Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Warner), 2-44 (Smith), 3-48 (Renshaw)

Did not bat: H. Cartwright, M. Wade, A. Agar, P. Cummins, S. O'Keefe, N. Lyon

Bowling: Mustafizur 5-1-16-1, Shakib 6-1-35-1, Taijul 4-0-26-1, Nasir Hossain 0.3-0-10-0

Toss: Bangladesh

Result: Australia won by seven wickets

Series: Two-match series drawn 1-1

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Nigel Llong (ENG)

TV Umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)

Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)

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