Shakib led Bangladesh to magical victory against Australia at Mirpur Test

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 | 0

Australia was once very powerful team in long format cricket and still regarded as one of the top and after eleven long years, they have played a test match against the Tigers which started four days ago. Consists of five days match, the Tigers beat Australia for the first time in just for days by just twenty runs so far which is amazing and also historic at Mirpur.

Taijul took the last wicket when Shakib was closer to him. He just came to his partner and started to celebrate the victory. Though, Taijul took the last wicket but the original hero of the victory was Shakib.

Shakib scored 84 runs at the first innings in Mirpur test and took ten wickets totally where five wickets in each innings, However, the Tigers were about to miss the test at fourth day but in the meantime, Shakib showed his true colors with balls. He colored his 50th test match in career with great performance.

Along with Shakib, Tamim Iqbal was also great in both innings and it was the 50th test match for both Shakib and Tamim. Earlier the test skipper of Bangladesh Mushfiq stated that they will play for this two hero of Bangladesh. But this two greats have provided a present to the team as well as to the entire country. Shakib showed his best all round performance where in tough wicket, Tamim scored good runs in both innings.

Last year, in the same venue, team bangladesh defeated England by 108 runs, later in last March, they beat Sri Lanka and now Australia.

In 4th day, Australia needed to score 156 runs to get victory and they had eight wickets in hand. At the morning, they made heavy start and team Bangladesh was disappointed. First fifty minutes, the could not pick any wickets but Aussie team scored good runs. Warner scored his first century in Asia. Before in last eleven tests his batting average was 25.04. His highest score was 71 with four fifties.

He thought his century took his team to victory but failed. He was taken by Shakib. Taijul and Miraz were in pressure but Shakib made a breakthrough. Warner scored 112 runs with 135 balls. He made partnership with Smith of 130 runs so far.

Finally Shakib took another five wickets in second innings and played most important role to victory. So, he was announced as the player of the match at the end.

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