2nd Test: Australia on top against B'desh
Australia bundled out Bangladesh for 197 before making a strong start to their own innings on the opening day of the second Test.india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 10:29 IST
Australia bundled out Bangladesh for 197 before making a strong start to their own innings on the opening day of the second Test on Sunday.
The visitors were 76-1 at stumps with opener Phil Jacques (38) and night-watchman Jason Gillespie (five) the not out batsmen.
The world champions, who encountered stiff resistance in the first Test before prevailing by three wickets, looked determined to dominate proceedings after their off-colour display in Fatullah.
Paceman Gillespie inflicted the early damage on the home side and then leg-spinners Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill held centre stage as Bangladesh collapsed after electing to bat.
The trio bagged three wickets each and debutant off-spinner Daniel Cullen took his first Test scalp as the Aussies tormented the hapless home side.
Bottom-ranked Bangladesh had raised hopes for the two-game series with a spirited effort in the first match. But on Sunday they displayed the kind of batting that has seen them struggle at Test level.
Rajin Saleh (71) was the only one to play with confidence, hitting seven fours during his sixth half-century before being bowled by MacGill.
Warne, the world's top wicket-taker in Tests, and first-match bowling hero MacGill shared the spotlight after Gillespie had grabbed 3-11 in five overs in the first session.