Steve O'Keefe joins Australia for second Test in Chittagong
Aug 30 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Shakib showed how it was done, scoring 84 in the first innings and claiming a 10-wicket match haul as Bangladesh won inside four days to lead the series 1-0.
At lunch on the fourth day, the visitors were 199-7, requiring another 66 runs to win with only three wickets remaining. Chasing a victory target of 265 on a track offering considerable assistance to the spinners, David Warner held the Australian innings along with Smith. With one more test left to be played between these two teams, the excitement has already taken to another level.
"Warner has worked very hard, he played particularly well to score a hundred".
Australia still appeared in decent shape within 100 runs of victory and only three wickets down with captain Steve Smith at the crease.
The Stuart Law-coached Windies' hero was 23-year-old Shai Hope, who finished unbeaten on 118 - just his second Test century.
Only one of the Australian wicket fell to a run out in first innings.
After West Indies historic win over England yesterday, Bangladesh, yet another low-ranked test Cricket nation has beaten a top-ranked test cricket country.
Australia on Wednesday added left-arm slow bowler Steve O'Keefe to their squad for the second Test against Bangladesh starting next week.
Seventeen years since granted the test status, there are still whispers whether Bangladesh belong in the elite group but skipper Mushfiqur Rahim remains satisfied with the progress the team has made under his leadership. Our spinners - Taijul [Islam] and Shakib - were brilliant.
First slip Soumya Sarkar caught Handscomb, at the second attempt, after initially showing excellent reflexes to stop a boundary before diving to catch the rebound and spark wild celebrations.
With Jackson Bird already in the squad as a backup pace option, Australia have decided against flying in another quick to replace Hazlewood, with O'Keefe set to rejoin incumbent spinners Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar and leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, all of whom O'Keefe toured with in India. He struck two huge sixes but Taijul Islam got the wicket of tailender and an injured Josh Hazlewood to wrap up the proceedings and avoid any twists in the story.
It was always going to be an uphill task for the Australians once they conceded a first innings lead of 43 runs. The flamboyant batsman found detractors on the field too as the close-in fielders and the 'keeper tried to get under his skin with a few words and taunts.