Shakib, Tamim create history for Bangladesh


PV Sports Desk : Another stunning show of left-arm spin bowling from Shakib Al Hasan, complemented by resolute knocks from Tamim Iqbal, has propelled Bangladesh to a memorable Test triumph over Australia.
Bangladesh spun their way to the historic win in the opening Test inside four days, securing the 20-run win midway through the second session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Only one of the Australian wicket fell to a run out in first innings. Bangladesh spinners claimed the rest of all the 19 wickets to help the Tigers go 1-0 up in the two-match series.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was delighted to record the country’s first victory over Australia.
“Obviously a great feeling, beating Australia,” he said at the presentation ceremony.
“A great effort by the boys, especially Shakib and Tamim (Iqbal) were outstanding,” he said of the duo, who featured in a 155-run partnership to rescue Bangladesh from a top order collapse in their first innings.