Day 2 of the first Test belonged to Bangladesh as the hosts extended their lead to 88 runs before the stumps were called. Riding on Shakib Al Hasan’s five-wicket haul, 16th in Test cricket, Bangladesh bowled out Australia for 217. The visitors started their day with a positive approach but soon lost skipper Steve Smith. Shakib and Mehedi struck at regular intervals, Pat Cummins and Ashton Agar forged a 49-run ninth wicket partnership. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar gave a steady and solid start to the hosts before Khwaja completed a catch on fourth attempt to dismiss Soumya. Bangladesh will begin Day 3 with Tamim and Taijul Iqbal.
Bangladesh vs Australia, 1st Test Day 2
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasir Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Mominul Haque.
Australia XI: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood