Bangladesh pressed ahead with another favourable session of cricket in Dhaka on Tuesday (August 29), as Tamim Iqbal scored his second half-century of the game to push the team’s lead past 150 by Lunch on Day 3. Nathan Lyon bowled tirelessly from one end (10-over spell), picked two wickets to try and force an incision into the batting line-up, only for Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim to stonewall the bowler’s ideas with an undefeated 66-run partnership.
When the teams went off for the Lunch break, Bangladesh had added 88 runs to their overnight total to reach 133 for 3.
Tamim didn’t waste any time in conveying it to Australia that Bangladesh weren’t going to squander away a good position. The first ball of the day from Pat Cummins – a full and wide loosener – was sent away to the fence behind square. The over fetched another boundary as Bangladesh combated the prospect of complacency rather effectively. Tamim led Bangladesh’s charge with a sound technique, particularly against the spin triumvirate of Lyon, Ashton Agar and Glenn Maxwell, as he kept bringing his bat in front of pad to nullify LBW chances.Via