Shakib Al Hasan now has 5-fors against all Test-playing teams    Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan now has 5-fors against all Test-playing teams Getty Images

The first Test between Bangladesh and Australia has turned out to be a neck-and-neck fight. Australia bundled Bangladesh for 260 in the first innings. It was a seemingly a low score, but the hosts made a comeback, restricting the visitors at 217. Bowlers from both sides have son far stolen the show, while individual heroics have saved the respective sides from getting all-out for paltry totals. Bangladesh, at the end of Day Two, are in a good position with an 88-run lead and 9 wickets in hand. Here are the top highlights from the day s play:

Bangladesh do further damage

After reducing Australia to 18 for 3 on the opening day, Bangladesh inflicted further damage, as they did not let the middle-order settle. They got rid of the big fish, Steven Smith early on to put further pressure on the heavyweight visitors.

Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb hold fort

Amidst the landslide of wickets, Renshaw stood like a rock. It was not until Handscomb joined him at the crease that he found proper support from the other end. The duo revived Australia from a score of 33 for 4 to take it past 100. However, none of them could score a half-century. Handscomb was dismissed for 33 and Renshaw for 45. Their 69-run stand was the biggest of the innings.

Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar come to rescue

After the Renshaw-Handscomb partnership was broken, Australia lost a few more wickets in quick succession as Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade were removed for very little contributions. Cummins (25) and Agar (40*) formed a brief yet effective partnership down the order. They added 49 runs, but more importantly, took the team s score past 200.

Shakib Al Hasan s unique record

Shakib ran through the Australian batting line-up, bagging a 5-wicket-haul. With this, he became only the fourth player in history to hold 5-fors against all the nine Test-playing nations, after Muttiah Muralitharan, Dale Steyn and Rangana Herath.