So, twice in two days we have seen the underdog teams coming out on top. If it was West Indies toppling the Englishmen last night, then it's Bangladesh today who have surprised the world. They have now won a Test match against 5 Test playing nations - Zimbabwe, West Indies, Sri Lanka, England, and now Australia. They continue to rise and the near future looks bright for them. These two sides will meet again for the second Test in Chittagong on September 4, at 1000 local (0400 GMT). Can the hosts create another history by winning the series? Or will Australia come back hard to level it? We shall find out. Till then, Adios! Cheers!
Man of the Match, Shakib Al Hasan (translated from Bengali) is really delighted to contribute for his side. Gives a big round of applause to the crowd that came in huge numbers to support them. Tells us about the incident that happened last night, how his wife showed immense confidence in him while he was the one who felt that they won't be able to beat Australia today.
Mushfiqur Rahim says that it is a great feeling beating Australia. Recalls that they lost the first Test against England but came back stronger to beat them in the second. Credits the boys for playing really well. Mentions that their performances in the home conditions have been consistent. Applauds the performances of Shakib and Tamim in the first innings for laying the platform for them. Feels that there is a lot of room for improvement. Reckons that the wicket was a tough one to bat on. Praises his bowlers for getting 8 wickets on the final day. Also thanks the crowd for turning out in huge numbers.
Steven Smith says that it was a great Test match. Credits Bangladesh for playing very well. Adds that the partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan laid the platform for the hosts. Mentions that they did well to reach 240 on a track like this. Lauds his tail for batting brilliantly and trying really hard. Adds that they won't give any excuses and also mentions that they practiced well. Feels that the wicket turned a lot more compared to the practice wickets. Praises Warner for scoring a century on this tough wicket. Ends by saying that they were never able to adjust to the conditions and the pitch. Emphasizes on the fact that they are looking forward to the next game.
The home side got a lead of 43 runs and once again the veteran opener, Tamim Iqbal delivered for his side. Had it not been for Nathan Lyon's 6-fer, Australia would have had a challenge even more steeper. They kept the hosts to 265 and after losing two quick wickets early yesterday, they still were pretty much into the contest until their weakness against the spin prevailed and that ultimately led to their downfall. Stay tuned as the presentation is coming up in a short while...
The Bangladeshi spinners kept the pressure on even when Pat Cummins was threatening to take his team over the line. In the end, Australia fell short by 20 runs and now find themselves 0-1 down in the series. Earlier in the game, Bangladesh won a good toss but were rocked early at 10-3 on day 1. They recovered well through a 155-run stand between Tamim and Shakib which helped them to get 260 on the board. Australia's reply was pretty ordinary with the bat but the way their tail bailed them out is something that they will be happy about.
Australia came into day 4, requiring 156 to win with their two set batsmen out in the middle. David Warner and Steven Smith did the job commendably in the first hour as the former registered his ton and all was rosy for the visitors until the no. 1 all-rounder in the world stepped on the gas. Yes, Shakib Al Hasan turned the match upside down by removing Warner and from thereon the men from Down Under got exposed. They succumbed to pressure, kept losing wickets in clusters and thereby gave an opening to the hosts.
Bangladesh have pulled off their first ever Test win against the mighty Aussies. It's their greatest achievement and their expressions say it all. The packed Dhaka crowd is screaming at the top of their voices, their PM is all smiles in the stands with the national flag in her hand. Rahim leads the way. Well done, Bangla Tigers! They have proved yet again, they aren't the underdogs anymore, especially in their own den.
Taijul Islam to Josh Hazlewood
OUT! Bangladesh have created history! The crowd is going bonkers. Amazing scenes in Dhaka and the Bangladeshi players are absolutely ecstatic. Taijul Islam goes around the wicket, lands it around middle. Hazlewood prods forward and tries to defend but gets beaten only to be pinged on his pads. The hosts appeal and Nigel Llong raises his finger. Josh wants the review but the umpire tells him that they don't have any left. It's all over. BANGLADESH WIN BY 20 RUNS!
Floats it up outside off, defended by coming forward.
A loud shout for an LBW! Floated outside off, turning in, Josh presses across to defend but seems to have missed it. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Replays show, there was an inside edge.
Flighted delivery outside off, the southpaw jams it out.
Tossed up on off, Hazlewood leans across to keep it out.
A slight delay here. Rahim is taking his time to set the field. Can Bangladesh strike?
Shakib Al Hasan to Pat Cummins
A bit short, around middle, punched back to the bowler. A maiden from Sahkib which means Hazlewood will be on strike in the next over.
The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
Takes a stride forward and defends it with his bat close to the pad.
Pat presses forward and kills it into the ground.
Hangs back to not let the ball skids in. He's playing spin quite well here.
Quicker one around off, skidding in, Cummins stabs it off the back foot.