Bangladesh record first ever Test win over Australia with Shakib Al Hasan stealing the show

Hasan took his second five-wicket haul of the match to inspire Bangladesh to a famous 20-run win over Australia in a thrilling first Test in Mirpur

Wednesday 30 August 2017 09:22 BST
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Bangladesh's victory sparked wild celebrations
Bangladesh's victory sparked wild celebrations (Getty)

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Shakib Al Hasan took his second five-wicket haul of the match to inspire Bangladesh to a famous 20-run win over Australia in a thrilling first Test in Mirpur.

A day after West Indies stunned England at Headingley, Bangladesh provided Test cricket with another shot in the arm by beating Australia for the first time.

Shakib was the home side's hero with match figures of 10 for 153, in addition to a first-innings 84.

David Warner completed his 19th century - his first in the sub-continent - but he received little support as Australia suffered their 12th defeat in their last 14 Tests in Asia.

Australia resumed on 109 for two in pursuit of 265 with Warner and Steve Smith at the crease, and the pair quickly brought up their 100 partnership.

Warner went to his ton off only 121 balls but was trapped lbw by Shakib soon after to depart for 112.

Australia suffered another major blow when Smith (37) edged Shakib behind and were 187 for five after Peter Handscomb was brilliantly caught by Soumya Sarkar to give Taijul Islam his 50th Test wicket.

Bangladesh provided Test cricket with another shot in the arm
Bangladesh provided Test cricket with another shot in the arm (Getty)

Matthew Wade could only contribute four before he was trapped in front by Shakib and Australia were still 70 runs short of their target when Ashton Agar was caught and bowled by Taijul.

Glenn Maxwell represented Australia's last real hope but Shakib bowled him with the first ball of the afternoon session to leave Bangladesh on the brink.

Pat Cummins added 29 with Nathan Lyon and then hit two sixes from a Mehidy Hasan over to give Australia the scent of victory.

But Josh Hazlewood, who will miss the rest of the series with a side strain, was lbw to Taijul (three for 60) for a duck to leave Cummins stranded on 33 and spark wild celebrations.

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