Live Updates

  • 4:46 PM IST

    Australia win 2nd Test: Despite losing David Warner, Matt Renshaw and Steven Smith, Australia eased their way to a 7-wicket victory. Australia finish the series in a draw.

  • 3:29 PM IST

    Australia need 86 to win: Australia have successfully bundled Bangladesh within a gettable total. 86 is their target to win the match and they have four sessions to do it.

  • 2:25 PM IST

    It’s tea at Chittagong: Bangladesh failed to build any other partnership apart from the one between Mushfiqur and Sabbir. Mominul also failed to convert his promising start to a bigger knock. Australia are dominating the Test now.

  • 1:31 PM IST

    Bangladesh lose two more: Australia clear Sabbir and Mushfiqur soon after they have a 50-run partnership. Mominul has been tactically down the order to bat along with the tail.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    It’s lunch: Bangladesh managed to take the lead but they have a long way to go if they are willing to save the Test. Mushfiqur and Sabbir’s wickets will be precious than diamonds for the hosts now. Australia spinners kept troubling the hosts throughout the session.

  • 11:03 AM IST

    Sabbir is saved by review: Bangladesh almost lost another wicket as Nigel Llong gave in to Australia’s appeal. Review shows Sabbir had inside-edged the ball before it hit the pad. Another review off the next delivery, this time it is Australia. However, this too goes in favour of Bangladesh as the impact is way outside off-stump.

  • 10:42 AM IST

    Bangladesh neck deep in trouble: Shakib fails to save Bangladesh this time, departing for 2. Nasir soon follows him for 5. Hopes now lie on Mushfiqur and Sabbir.

  • 10:25 AM IST

    Bangladesh 3-down: Yet another landslide of wickets. Bangladesh are losing wickets one after another. After Sarkar, they lose two of their most crucial batsmen – Tamim and Kayes. Shakib Al Hasan at the crease, hoping to lift his side.

  • 10:04 AM IST

    Tamim, Kayes look to strengthen Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar’s poor form continues. It is time for Imrul Kayes to make a mark with his performance at No. 3. Tamim, too, will have to take responsibility as he did in the first Test of the series.

  • 9:58 AM IST

    Bangladesh lose their first wicket. The speed at which Cummins was racing, Sarkar was pushed back. Edged and caught comfortably by Renshaw at the first slip. Bangladesh are one down

  • 9:36 AM IST

    Soumya Sarkar and Tami Iqbal have given a heads up for Bangladesh with their start. Pat Cummins is almost bowling at 145kph. Phew, some fierce contest happening.

  • 9:26 AM IST

    Good Morning. So Bangladesh needed just 11 deliveries to bundle out Australia for 377. They have taken a lead of 72 and Mustafizur was the star ending the his innings with figures of 4 for 84.

    It is over to Bangladesh now.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Day Four of the Bangladesh-Australia 2nd Test at Chittagong. I am Paulami Chakraborty and I will be providing you with the live updates from the day’s play. Australia have managed to get an upper hand in the contest courtesy their top-order but on the rain-marred Day Three, Bangladesh had their moments as they managed to comeback in the game.

Australia are 377 for 9, and have managed a vital 72-run lead. It would not be easy for Bangladesh on a Day Four wicket in their second innings, so the key for them will be to restrict Australia under 400. Mustafizur Rahman and Mehedi Hasan were the most successful bowlers from the Bangladesh camp, bagging 3 wickets each. It was once again David Warner, who made the difference for the visitors, striking a composed 123. Steven Smith and Peter Handscomb chipped in with 58 and 82 respectively. The Australian middle-order failed to capitalise on the good start. Apart from Glenn Maxwell’s 38, there was little application with the bat from others. Matthew Wade continued his horrendous form, getting trapped leg before again for 8.

This is a must-win game for Australia, who are looking for a subcontinent triumph, something that has eluded them for 6 years now. Nathan Lyon, who claimed a 7-for with the ball will be expected to hang around for more time and make good contribution with the bat too.