Shakib does the star turn as Bangladesh posts its first-ever win over Australia
Warner’s century in vain as Australia comes up 20 runs short
It was Bangladesh’s 10th Test win. It has victories over Australia, England, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe
Only two of Warner’s 19 hundreds have come in Asia but both in losing causes
Bangladesh spun its way to a first Test victory over Australia on Wednesday, with Shakib Al Hasan’s second five-wicket haul of the match securing a memorable 20run win inside four days at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Overnight batsman David Warner struck a belligerent 112 and added 130 runs with skipper Steve Smith but their efforts were in vain as the host took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Chasing 265 to win, Australia lost five wickets in an eventful morning session, and whatever hopes it had were snuffed out when Shakib bowled Glenn Maxwell with the first delivery after lunch.
Pat Cummins scored an unbeaten 33 down the order to inject some drama but it was not enough in the end as Australia was all out for 244.
Shakib (five for 85) celebrated his 50th Test appearance by scoring 84 in the first innings and finishing with a 10-wicket match haul, a performance worthy of his status as the world’s topranked Test all-rounder.
Australia will slip one place to fifth in the Test rankings even if it levels the series by winning the second Test in Chittagong from Monday.
Bangladesh, meanwhile, has named an unchanged squad for the Test.