Warner, Handscomb put Australia in control of Chittagong Test
- Author: Angelo Rivera Sep 07, 2017,
Sep 07, 2017, 1:27
Following the match Handscomb was praised by coach Darren Lehmann described as 'really gutsy'.
In brutal heat that Australia players have nearly universally declared the most oppressive they've played in, Warner struck just five boundaries on the way to his hundred. "They are in the ice bath now, I'll leave it to the medical team to get them right for tomorrow". It was a very special day and hopefully they can kick on. "Bangladesh did that against us last week and it's just a nice option to change your bowlers around so you never really settle against anyone". I thought they used their feet really well, they played forward and back, made good decisions.
Lyon took the new ball and made an immediate impact, trapping Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumyar Sarkar and Mominul Haque leg before.
No-one was hurt but the team has met before the start of the second day's play to ensure that the appropriate security measures are in place for players heading to and from the venue.
The Victorian pushed for the century-sealing single after Warner played one to the leg-side, but a dead-eye Shakib Al Hasan threw down the stumps at the non-striker's end after Warner sent him back, ending Handscomb's superb knock of 82.
But in response to last week's embarrassment in Dhaka, Australia's top order for once looked entirely comfortable and confident when the ball spun and the temps soared. Cricket Australia (CA) security manager Sean Carroll said that, when the team was there on the route heading towards the hotel, the window of the bus was broken by a stone rock.
The road to the Australia team hotel is under fix and filled with pebbles and such a possibility is taken into consideration. "Me and Patty spoke about needing to be the spearheads for the bowling attack and lead from the front", Lyon said.
"Obviously it's a different wicket to be fair".
Bangladesh resumed on 6/253 and were dismissed for 305, Nathan Lyon finishing with figures of 7/94.
"It is satisfying for myself but, at the end of the day, we're here to win games".
Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman drew first blood after getting Matt Renshaw caught behind for four.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman had shared a century stand on the first day to steady the Bangladesh innings.
Handscomb did unbelievably well to remain standing let alone not out by stumps, as he sought treatment from Australian doctor Geoff Verrall.
The Australian cricket team bus was struck by a rock that damaged a window on its way to the hotel following the first day's play in the ongoing Test match in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
In steamy, sweltering conditions, the two batsmen lost five kilos or more each. He's got to be confident in his game plan.