BAN 305, 157
AUS 377, 87/3 (15.3 Ovs)
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
PLAYER OF THE SERIES
PLAYER OF THE SERIES
– 13/154 by Nathan Lyon – Second best match figures for a visiting bowler in Asia after 13/106 by Ian Botham against India at Mumbai(WS) in 1980. The previous best for AUS was 12/70 by Steve O’Keefe in Pune earlier this year.
– Most wkts in a two-Test series:
23 R Herath v Pak, 2014
22 Muralitharan v SA, 2006
22 Nathan Lyon v Ban, 2017
Steven Smith: I thought we played some good cricket at times in this Test match. The first innings, our bowling to restrict them to what we did was a real good effort. Lyon took 22 wickets in this series and that’s incredible, it was a good wicket and there wasn’t much for him. We could have taken a bigger lead in the first innings but credit to Bangladesh, they really made us fight in this series. For us, the batting collapses have become a regular occurrence and it is something we need to rectify. We get ourselves in good positions and cannot go on with it. It is nice to get to a 1-1 draw. The conditions here are a bit different to what we are going to get back home; we know the conditions back home for the Ashes pretty well. We are going to India and then home for the Ashes. Pat Cummins cranked it up today which is a great sign for us. Davey Warner was exceptional in the second innings in Dhaka and out here as well. Handscomb too was excellent too and that partnership set up the game for us. Thank you for having us.
Musfiqur Rahim: Credit goes to the Australians, we know that they are a strong side and we knew that they would come back hard. The wicket in the first innings was pretty good and a couple of soft dismissals cost us out there. We had to score around 350-400 in the first innings and that cost us the game. There are plenty of areas for improvement whether we win or lose. When we go to South Africa the conditions would be very different and we’d need to adjust, come up with new plans and execute well. I thought Lyon bowled brilliantly, got bounce from the rough and did not give us free balls. The other bowlers also kept things very tight. If the situation comes up again, we would look to adjust and learn from this. It is a team game and a couple of guys put their hands up. Sadly a couple of them did not do it in this game. It can happen in Tests. Shakib and Tamim are positive signs, Mustafizur bowled superbly in the first innings and hopefully we would go well in South Africa.