Lyon’s triple strike restricts Bangladesh to 70-3


PV Desk : Australia’s Nathan Lyon struck three times in the first session to wreck Bangladesh’s top order, reducing the hosts to 70 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second and final test on Monday.
Humbled inside four days in Dhaka, Australia drafted in Steve O’Keefe in a three-pronged spin attack, a strategy they did not need since 1978, and Lyon was rewarded for his clever change of pace on a pitch where the ball kept low.
Mominul Haque, who replaced paceman Shafiul Islam in the lone change to the Bangladesh squad which had triumphed in Dhaka, was batting on 24 at the break.
He raised 49 runs with Soumya Sarkar who fell for 33 on the stroke of lunch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.