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Cricket-Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs to take series lead
August 30, 2017 / 7:34 AM / 4 months ago

Cricket-Bangladesh beat Australia by 20 runs to take series lead

DHAKA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Bangladesh recorded a first test victory over Australia with a 20-run victory in the opening test on Wednesday, the hosts taking 1-0 lead in the two-match series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Chasing 265 to win the spin-dominated contest, Australia were all out for 244 in the post-lunch session on the penultimate day.

David Warner (112) top-scored for Australia with his 19th test century, while Shakib Al Hasan was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers with figures of 5-85.

Chittagong hosts the second and final test from Monday. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by John O‘Brien)

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