Australia Won All Sessions of Day Two


PV Desk : Australia 225 for 2 (Warner 88*, Handscomb 69*, Smith 58) trail Bangladesh 305 (Mushfiqur 68, Sabbir 66, Lyon 7-94) by 80 runs.
On a hot humid summer day when crows even dared staying in the sun Victorian youngster Peter Handscomb surviving sunstroke painstaking partnered with his vice-captain David Warner to stich together a 127 runs unbroken third wicket partnership. Australia was firmly placed at 225/2 replying to Bangladesh score of 305 in the first innings. Wicket had occasional sharp turn , some balls bounced but over all a far better wicket to bat on .Third day first session would give clear idea which direction the match would be heading . But the usual determination of Australia in energy sapping second day indicated that it will not be a series white wash possibly for Bangladesh.
The second morning started as usual with Mushfique and Nasir negotiating well the first few overs thrown at them by Cummins and O’Keefe.It was not that runs were coming thick and fast . Smith fell back on his tramp card Llyon who immediately delivered. Mushfique failed to keep an over spinning delivery and was played on. Two youngsters Nasir and Miraj were looking good for a while till Nasir tried to cut an Ager delivery too close to his body . Mehedy got run out attempting an unnecessary second run. Finally, Llyon picked his 7th wicket enticing Taijul to a lofted shot. Bangladesh got all out for 305 which in our feelings was at least 45 runs short.