Hazlewood out of final Test against Bangladesh

Australia's Ashton Agar bowls during practice in Dhaka on Saturday. Pic  Getty Images

David Warner has buried his subcontinent demons to give Australia the chance to pull off a miracle win over Bangladesh in the first test in Dhaka.

Having claimed a 43 run first-innings lead on a viciously turning track, Bangladesh further consolidated their position and were 45-1 at the close on the second day.

Australia's tricky chase got off to a poor start with Matt Renshaw, who had top-scored for the team in the first innings with 45, trapped leg-before to Mehidy Hasan for five and Khawaja fell for one for the second time in the match.

At Stumps on Day Three, Australia were 109-2 with Warner and skipper Steve Smith (25*), requiring 156 more runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Mehedi was again denied the following over when Imrul Kayes dropped Smith at short leg.

Warner finished on 75 off 96 balls, which included 11 boundaries and a six, while Smith remained undefeated on 25 off 58 deliveries, which included a solitary boundary.

It means that less than three months out from the first ball of the Magellan Ashes, three of Australia's centrepiece quartet of fast bowlers are injured, with paceman Pat Cummins - somewhat ironically, given his history of ailments - the only fit member of the "Big Four".

"He got his 50 rapidly and I think it just changes the whole momentum, but also the mindset for the other batsmen who are to come in".

Tamim led the charge with his 155-ball innings but his dismissal off Cummins for 78 triggered a collapse. Umpire Aleem Dar turned down a muted appeal from the bowler but Smith made a decision to review.

So Australia might already be doomed if not for the tireless Nathan Lyon, who took 6-82 in the second innings to finish with 9-161 for the match, the second best match figures of his career.

Shakib was next out for five, hoisting a catch to Cummins at extra cover off Lyon.

The off-spinner accounted for the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman, whose straight drive Lyon deflected onto the stumps at the non-striker's end to get Mushfiqur run out for 41.

But Tamim was still confident the hosts could secure victory.

"We're positive. We've had a pretty good fightback today and anything can happen on this wicket". We have to be patient because one wicket has brought two or three in a cluster.

In the ongoing opening Test between Bangladesh and Australia at Dhaka, Aussie speedster delivered a weird delivery after the ball slipped through his hands.



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