first_img(REUTERS) – Nathan Lyon claimed six for 60 to bowl Australia to an emphatic series-equalling seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second and final Test yesterday.The 29-year-old off-spinner completed a career-best match-haul of 13-154 to help bundle out the hosts for 157 on day four at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.Chasing 86 for victory, Australia suffered a mini-collapse of their own, losing openers David Warner and Matt Renshaw as well as captain Steve Smith before reaching the 50-mark.Glenn Maxwell made a breezy 25 not out, though, and sealed the victory with a six off Nasir Hossain to avenge Australia’s 20-run loss in the series-opener in Dhaka.“I thought we played some good cricket at times in this Test match,” Smith said at the presentation ceremony.“I‘m proud of the way the boys got over the line here in the end to get the 1-1 draw.”Earlier, Australia were not able to add to their overnight score as Lyon fell for a duck and were all out for 377 – a first-innings lead of 72.Paceman Pat Cummins drew first blood for the tourists by dismissing opener Soumya Sarkar before Lyon’s three-wicket burst in the morning session unhinged the home side.By the time they had erased the first -nnings deficit, Bangladesh had lost the top half of their batting lineup and the lack of a partnership down the order effectively condemned them to defeat.Captain Mushfiqur Rahim – with 31, while Mominul Haque (29) and Sabbir Rahman (24) also got starts but none of them were able to move on to the sort of big knock that might have set Australia a bigger Test total in the fourth innings.Lyon claimed a third successive six-wicket haul to take his series tally to 22 wickets, the most by an Australian bowler in a two-Test series.“I thought Nathan Lyon was remarkable in that first innings. There wasn’t much in the pitch for him, and I think he got 22 wickets for the series, really good effort,” Smith said of his spin spearhead.Lyon won the man-of-the-match award and shared the man-of-the-series honour with team mate Warner who scored back-to-back centuries in the series.Despite the draw, Australia slipped to fifth place in the official Test rankings.Home captain Mushfiqur said his team should have batted better in the first innings when they scored 305.“Credit goes to Australia. We knew they are a very strong team and will come at us harder,” the stumper-batsman said.“If we could score 350-400, a target of 150-200 in the fourth innings, you never know. Our first innings cost us the game.”BANGLADESH first innings 305 (M. Rahim 68, S. Rahman 66; N. Lyon 7-94)Australia 1st innings (Overnight 377-9)M. Renshaw c Rahim b M. Rahman 4D. Warner c Kayes b M. Rahman 123S. Smith b T. Islam 58P. Handscomb run-out (Al Hasan) 82G. Maxwell c Rahim b M. Hasan 38H. Cartwright c Sarkar b M. Hasan 18M. Wade lbw b M. Rahman 8A. Agar b Al Hasan 22P. Cummins lbw b M. Hasan 4S. O’Keefe not out 8N. Lyon c Kayes b M. Rahman 0Extras: (b-8, lb-3, w-1) 12Total: (all out, 119.5 overs) 377Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-98, 3-250, 4-298, 5-321, 6-342, 7-346, 8-364, 9-376.Bowling: Mehidy Hasan 38-6-93-3, Mustafizur Rahman 20.5-2-84-4 (w-1), Shakib Al Hasan 31-3-82-1, Taijul Islam 21-1-78-1, Nasir Hossain 6-2-14-0, Mominul Haque 2-0-6-0, Sabbir Rahman 1-0-9-0.BANGLADESH 2nd inningsTamim Iqbal st Wade b Lyon 12Soumya Sarkarc Renshaw b Cummins 9Imrul Kayes c Maxwell b Lyon 15Nasir Hossain c Smith b O’Keefe 5Shakib Al Hasan c Warner b Lyon 2Mushfiqur Rahim c Wade b Cummins 1Sabbir Rahman stp. Wade b Lyon 24Mominul Haque c Cummins b Lyon 29Mehidy Hasan not out 14Taijul Islam b Lyon 4Mustafizur Rahman b O’Keefe 0Extras: (b-12) 12Total: (all out, 71.2 overs) 157Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-32, 3-37, 4-39, 5-43, 6-97, 7-129, 8-149, 9-156.Bowling: P. Cummins 11-3-27-2, N. Lyon 33-11-60-6, S. O’Keefe 22.2-6-49-2, A. Agar 5-1-9-0.AUSTRALIA 2nd innings (Target: 86 runs)M. Renshaw c Rahim b Al Hasan 22D. Warner c Sarkar b M. Rahman 8S. Smith c Rahim b T. Islam 16P. Handscomb not out 16G. Maxwell not out 25Extras: 0Total: (for 3 wickets, 15.3 overs) 87Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-44, 3-48.Bowling: Mustafizur Rahman 5-1-16-1, Shakib Al Hasan 6-1-35-1, Taijul Islam 4- 0-26-1,Nasir Hossain 0.3-0-10-0.last_img

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