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  • 4:43 PM IST

    STUMPS!!!! That’s it for this day, as Bangladesh finish the day on top following a shaky start to theday, thanks to twin half-centurions Sabbir Rahman and the unbeaten skipper Mushfiqur Rahim, while Australia’s Nathan Lyon did give some tough day to the BAN batsmen. How will things pan out on Day 2? Will catch up tomorrow.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    No harm done following the falls of Sabbir’s wicket as both the batsmen look to make sure that they stand out until the EOD’s play. Can they do it, or shall AUS get another breakthrough?

  • 4:00 PM IST

    GONE!!!! Sabbir falls for a healthy 66, as he is stumped by Wade as he seemed just to have lost his balance off Lyon’s delivery. The third umpire confirms it as out after it was found that his foot was on the line when the bails were dislodged, while it was also Lyon’s fifth wicket in this innings so far. Nasir Hossain is the new man in, as AUS get the all-importnant breakthrough of this stand. Can they get rid of the innings by EOD?

  • 3:48 PM IST

    Still no harm done, as Mushfiqur now gets to his half-century, while he along with Sabbir bring-up the much needed 100-run stand for the sixth wicket. Good partnership in pressure situation as this is ought to ease some pressure off the hosts, while Australia should start to thing how to get rid of this pair.

  • 3:16 PM IST

    No harm done in the post-tea session so far as both the batsman have contributed more than 80 in this stand, while Sabbir goes past his half-century.

  • 2:15 PM IST

    TEA!!!! Mot so fruitful half for either of the sides, but Bangladesh continue to sruggle as they lose five wickets just over 150. What can we expect from the post-tea session, a BAN domination or the innings interval?

  • 1:47 PM IST

    No harm done following the dismissal of Shakib as both the batsmen look to play steady innings for now.

  • 1:26 PM IST

    GONE!!!! Just as I was saying, Australia get another breakthrough as Shakib falls for 24 to Ashton Agar after being caught behind by Matthew Wade, while Sabbir Rahman is the new man in. BAN just can’t get the partnerships going.

  • 1:12 PM IST

    Bangladesh comfortably get past 100 runs. Can they capitalise on this innings or shall Australia find another way towards another breakthrough?

  • 12:53 PM IST

    100 runs up for Bangladesh as currently Shakib and Mushfiqur take control of the innings, while the Aussies continue to bowl good.

Can Bangladesh secure historic series victory over Australia? © Getty Images
Can Bangladesh secure historic series victory over Australia? © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the second Test, Day One between Bangladesh and Australia at Chittagong. I am Paulami Chakraborty and I will be providing with the live updates and some nice tweets from the Twitter world. Bangladesh set up a historic victory against Australia for the first time in the previous match. Although they have won against the level-headed teams like West Indies and Zimbabwe, winning against Australia was spectacular. Meanwhile, Australia are caught in solving their internal conundrum with Usman Khawaja and Matthew Wade under scrutiny in this final clash. Josh Hazlewood’s absence would hurt the Australia camp which brings to Pat Cumming spearheading the pace attack. 

Australian captain Steve Smith said Sunday he was considering fielding three spinners in the must-win Test against Bangladesh after their shock loss on a turning wicket in the series opener. Australia suffered their first-ever Test defeat against Bangladesh and are desperate to restore some lost pride. Bangladesh, ranked ninth in the ICC Test rankings to Australia’s fourth, are hoping to shed their underdog status with a series sweep against Smith’s men. If Australia lose this clash, they would dip to all-time low ranking at No. 6, since 1988. Australia have recalled left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe for the injured Hazlewood and could play him alongside their frontline spinners Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar.

Bangladesh came agonisingly close to beating England in Chittagong last year when they needed 33 runs on the fifth day with two wickets in hand.

All the focus will be on the spinners after their splendid show in the first Test. The only way Australia can keep this series alive is by leveling it ahead of the bigger event – The Ashes.

Squads: 

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c &wk), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed

Australia: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb (wk), Matthew Wade (wk), Steve O’Keefe, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson and Jackson Bird.