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

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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.

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