Nathan Lyon completed 10-wicket-haul in the Test    Getty Images
Nathan Lyon completed 10-wicket-haul in the Test Getty Images

Bangladesh, after wrapping up Australia for 377 giving away a 72-run lead, were reduced to 83 for 5 on Day Four of the second Test. Australia dominated the first session of Wednesday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong, courtesy Nathan Lyon who completed a 10-wicket-haul in the Test, having surpassed Jason Gillespie s tally of 259 wickets in the list of most successful Test bowlers for Australia. Later, Shabbir Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim provided Bangladesh with hopes and some crucial runs to keep them going. Bangladesh lead by 11 runs at lunch with Sabbir and Mushfiqur unbeaten.

Mustafizur Rahman did not waste much time on Wednesday morning to clear up Nathan Lyon for a duck, not letting Australia add any run. It was a seemingly positive start to the day for the day but what followed was contrasting to it. Bangladesh, capable of getting a big lead, kept on losing wickets in quick succession. Pat Cummins drew first blood, getting rid of Soumya Sarkar for 9. Sarkar’s poor form continued as he got his bat down late, edging the ball to Matt Renshaw at first slip.

Tamim threw his wicket away in a manner least expected from him. Lyon had started getting ample turn and bounce already and Tamim took a risk of going down the crease. Lyon beat him with turn, and Matthew Wade took no time to dislodge the bails to send the batsman back for 12.

Imrul Kayes was the next to depart, again throwing his wicket to Lyon. With his team 2-down at an early stage, Kayes’ shot seemed unnecessary. He played the short ball to Glenn Maxwell at cover, disappointing his team to depart for 15.

Mushfiqur Rahim had sent Nasir Hossain up the order in an attempt to stop the landslide and with 3 wickets lost, it was time for Shakib Al Hasan to arrive and save the side. The ploy did no work, as both departed in quick succession. Lyon’s third was the crucial wicket of Shakib. The ball spun late, and got an edge off Shakib’s forward defence to land in the safe hands of David Warner. With the wicket, Lyon completed his 10-wicket-haul in the match. Nasir was also dismissed in a similar fashion, failing to play the spin off a Steve O’Keefe delivery.

Australia kept producing chances. The spinners got massive turn and produced bounce to confuse the hosts batsmen but somehow they either kept falling short or were put down. Australia and Bangladesh took one review each. One Nigel Llong decision to give LBW to Sabbir was overturned as the batsman had inside-edged the O’Keefe delivery while Australia’s review off the next ball also went in favour of Bangladesh, as the impact was outside off-stump and Sabbir stood not out.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 305 and 83 for 5 (Sabbir Rahman , Mushfiqur Rahim; Pat Cummins 1 for 13, Nathan Lyon 3 for 30) lead Australia 377 (David Warner 123, Steven Smith 58, Peter Handscomb 82; Mehedi Hasan 3 for 93, Mustafizur Rahman 4 for 84, Taijul Islam 1 for 50) by 11 runs.