It is the second session of the Day 3 in the on-going match between Australia and Bangladesh. The visitors are trailing behind the host's tally by less than 50 runs. Australia's defeat in the previous match gave an impetus to fight back with some renewed vigor. In 78.4 overs, the Aussie batsmen steadied the inning with strong runs. The early stretch, Captain Steven Smith scored a half century beating 58 runs. The batsman paired with David Warner, the striker at the other end. Warner plundered a century in the inning. Before he reached the feat, Peter Handscomb delivered a strong strike of 82 runs. Australia had only a single early blow, which was of Matt Renshaw.
Bangladesh bowlers are trying to conjure something similar to the previous game, but the pitch seem to favor Australia. The Aussies could be looking ahead for a big target to challenge Bangladesh in their second inning. In the inning so far, Shakib Al Hassan remained docile without any wickets so far. Mustafizur Rahman and Taijul Islam took a single wicket each.
In the previous inning, middle order batsmen Mushtafiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman knocked the best runs. Rahim scored 68, while Rahman scored 66. Also, Nasir Hasan tallied a strong score of 45 adding up to the middle order cameo. Earlier in the inning, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan contributed to the score. The inning was struck in the morning session by Nathan Lyon, who came up with a seven-wicket haul. He scalped the top four wickets in the line-up, all in the similar fashion. Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque were trapped with lbw. Nathan Lyon also took down both Rahman and Rahim. Australia's attack was bolstered in the first inning with Lyon and Agar. While the former was successful to topple almost the whole team, the latter took out two wickets.
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