Chittagong - Australian spinner Nathan Lyon claimed three
wickets on a turning pitch to restrict Bangladesh to 70 for three at lunch on
the opening day of the second Test in Chittagong.
Lyon removed Bangladesh's top order, including opener Tamim
Iqbal trapped in front, as Australia pegged back the hosts in the first
Australia suffered their first-ever Test defeat against
Bangladesh last week and must win in Chittagong to draw the series.
Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar reached 33 before he was out
on the stroke of lunch. Mominul Haque was the not out batsman on 24.
The pair had added 49 in 16 overs before Soumya was plumb in
front to a skidding delivery by Lyon.
Tamim, one of the architects of Bangladesh's historic 20-run
victory over Australia, was dismissed for just nine.
He never looked comfortable at his home ground, and was
dropped at third slip by Glenn Maxwell off fast bowler Pat Cummins.
Imrul Kayes made just four before he was sent back to the
pavilion after Australian skipper Steve Smith reviewed a not-out decision by
English umpire Nigel Llong.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to
Bangladesh brought in Mominul in place of pace bowler
Australia, trying to save the series, deployed a
three-pronged spin attack with Steve O'Keefe replacing injured fast bowler Josh
Hilton Cartwright replaced out-of-sorts batsman Usman
Khawaja who scored just one run each in his two innings in the first Test.