Cricket: David Warner has registered his 19th Test century against Bangladesh in a difficult run chase during the first Test.
AUSTRALIA has crumbled to a disastrous first ever loss to Bangladesh after a David Warner century was not enough to save the tourists from a crippling collapse in Dhaka.
With a stirring comeback story in sight, Australia’s batsmen instead fell in a heap to deliver cricket’s ninth-ranked minnows a thrilling victory that will go down as one of the all-time great upsets.
Australia went to luch at 7-199 before finally being dismissed for 244 to lose by 20 runs.
Our hopes basically extinguished when Glenn Maxwell (14) was dismissed first ball after lunch. Some late hitting from Pat Cummins (33no) couldn’t get the Aussie home.
Earlier, Warner smashed a superb drought-breaking hundred in the sub-continent – arguably the finest of his decorated career – but his dismissal opened the floodgates as Australia capitulated to lose 5-37 in rapid time.
Chasing 265 to win in the fourth innings on a treacherous pitch was always going to be a huge challenge, and so far Australia’s middle order has made a complete meal of the chase with Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon unable to be relied upon for much batting.
Australia are now on the verge of…
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