Shakib proved it preciously on his 50th Test, propping up his game in as usual phenomenal fashion in both batting and bowling. He led the victory claiming his second 10-wicket haul and a total of 89 runs, including an invaluable 84 runs in the first innings. The best all-rounder of all format of the current international cricket senior tiger Shakib continued his continued his march on the corridor of excellence in his 50th test. After being top scorer (84) in the first innings his yet another five (5/68) wickets haul has put Bangladesh on the driver’s seat at stumps of day two of the eventful first test of Australia Bangladesh series.
Bangladesh went on to secure their maiden Test win over Australia by 20 runs midway through the second session of the penultimate day, thanks to a match-defining allround display by Shakib. The brief altercation is just an example of the tense chemistry between the teams all through the Mirpur Test. The Aussies have a reputation for their infamous sledging traits. But the Tigers no longer have the timid attitude; now they are happy to respond in kind with not only bat and ball, but also verbally and with their body language.