After thrashing Australia in the first Test, Bangladesh cricket team is riding high on confidence. Shakib al Hasan was the star from the first Test and is expected to play a humongous role in the series. Bangladesh won the toss in the second Test and expectedly opted to bat first. They did not get off to their best start as they lost their big player Tamim Iqbal early on in the game for 4 runs. It was Sabbir Rahman and the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim who took Bangladesh to a respectable score by hitting 66 and 68 respectively. Bangladesh folded out for 305. Nathan Lyon was the star performer for the visitors, picking seven crucial wickets.
Australia began their pursuit and like Bangladesh, they did not have a good opening as they lost Renshaw early for 4. It was then David Warner and Steven Smith who steadied the ship by stitching a partnership of 93 runs before Smith was dismissed for a well made 58. David Warner did not stop there, he kept up the good work by scoring runs along with Peter Handscomb. But the moment in the match that could have turned things in the favour of the hosts was when David Warner was on 73 in the 57th over.
Mehedi Hasan was the bowler, bowling in an attacking field. David Warner, in an attempt to take on the spinner, advanced down the track and had a wild slog at the delivery. He couldn’t quite determine the pitch of the ball and missed hitting the ball. Warner being out of his crease, all Mushfiqur Rahim had to do was clip the bails, but he failed to gather the ball and dislodge the bails in the nick of time.
Mushfiqur Rahim had missed a sitter and gave the ever-so-dangerous David Warner a second life.