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Bangladesh claim first ever Test victory against Australia

31 August 2017

Shakib was also adjudged the Man of the Match for his 10-wicket haul in the entire match.

So much so that the skillful left-arm spinner who could also dazzle with the bat has now become the world's top-ranked all-rounder. New Zealand great Richard Hadlee achieved the feat three times.

After the match, Shakib took the microphone and spoke to the crowd in Bengali, saying it was their belief and the faith of their supporters that carried them through.

Bangladesh had failed to win their previous five Tests against Australia.

Bangladesh displayed a remarkable performance on day four of the first Test, restricting Australia to 244 in the second innings, despite David Warner and captain Steve Smith's solid 130-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Then, when the opener was on 106, he pulled a Shakib delivery and the ball flew past leg-slip before the fielder could put his hands together. However, Shakib had other ideas and he proceeded to change the course of the match.

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So often Australia's saviour, Smith made it to just the third over before throwing his wicket away.

Bangladesh squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Mominul Haque.

Tailender Pat Cummins fought valiantly, belting offspinner Mehedi Hasan for two sixes in one over on the way to an unbeaten 33, but it was all over when Taijul Islam trapped Josh Hazlewood lbw for a duck. He only managed to score five runs after just eight overs to leave Australia at 1 for 27. Bangladesh has won tests against England, Sri Lanka and Australia in the past year. "I think it's a big statement", said Mushfiqur after the historic win over Australia in the first Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. In a match which nearly came right down to the wire, the hosts Bangladesh won the Test at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

"But we let ourselves down in the first innings, we needed to get a lead there and we weren't able capitalise on that and get in front of the game at any point". I hope we will get a wicket that will help us to win the series, ' he added.

With the ODI five-match series in mind, the selectors have brought in fast bowler Kane Richardson to replace Hazlewood when Australia travel to India for their four-week tour which starts on September 17.

Bangladesh claim first ever Test victory against Australia