'Hats off to Tamim and Shakib'

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Matt Renshaw and Australia skipper Steve Smith survived the last two overs of the day and accumulated an unbeaten four-run partnership before stumps was called.

Steve Smith's team has not played a Test in Bangladesh in more than a decade and its preparations were hampered when its only practice game was washed out because of flooding in Fatullah.

Earlier, the Tigers were all out for 260 despite fifties from Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, as the other batsmen were subdued by a controlled Australian bowling. "If our guys get into the mind-set that we went well in India, so we should be able to handle Bangladesh, then they will be in big trouble", Jones said about Australia's performance in Asia.

Nafees became a house hold name by cracking a century against Australia during their last visit in Bangladesh in 2006 and though both, Shakib and Tamim, failed to translate their score into a big hundred, the knocks were worth more than individual milestones.

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Australia's Pat Cummins was among the wicket takers against Bangladesh on day one.

And, in true Australian cricket style, the players have been busy posing for a string of cringeworthy travel snaps. But it was Cummins - another to make a stunning Test debut as a teenager - who stole the show early.

Mushfiqur Rahim appears likely to keep wickets, which would mean Liton Das misses out. "They batted with goal and chose their bowlers very precisely unlike before when we were not sure what we really wanted to achieve".

Soumya Sarkar was responsible for a brilliant run out to remove Usman Khawaja for one in the next over, before left arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan dismissed nightwatchman Lyon for a duck.

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"Everyone has their ups and downs depending on how "Mother Cricket" looks down upon you on the day". Rain is predicted on all five days of the Test, so the chances of a result will depend on how quickly the newly-laid outfield can dry - usually, the drainage is good.

Upon winning the lbw verdict that pulled him into the 250-wicket zone, Nathan Lyon paused briefly on his haunches before arising as Australia's second most prolific spin bowler after Shane Warne. "I won't say in all conditions, but in our conditions, we are better than them", said Shakib. They said go out and do us proud.

"I have always said from my first game to this game, I am not about personal success", Lyon told reporters in Dhaka.

Herath has claimed nearly 70 per cent of his wickets on home tracks in Sri Lanka while Ashwin was proved even more dominant in familiar climes with greater than 71 per cent of his victims falling on Indian soil. Four years' time back in India it's something I want to achieve while I'm captain. "We need to do well in all aspects if we want to win the Tests".

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