Australia's Lyon triggers Bangladesh collapse in final Test

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Overnight batsman David Warner backed up his drought-breaking triumph in Dhaka with another subcontinent century before pacer Mustafizur Rahman had him caught by a juggling Imrul Kayes at leg gully at his individual score of 123. Australia took a 72-run first-innings lead and steered the momentum towards them in the following innings.

Lyon also picked up seven wickets in the first innings and therefore, the spinner set a new record of best bowling figures by an Australian in Asia.In total, Lyon ended the match with impeccable figures of 13/154 and he surpassed teammate Steve O'Keefe's existing record of 12/70, which the spinner picked in the Pune Test against India a year ago.

With that Bangladesh had slumped to 5-43, still needing 29 runs to make Australia bat again.

Prolific opener Tamim then had a brain fade, dancing down the wicket to a springing Lyon delivery and being stumped by Matthew Wade.

"It is satisfying for myself but at the end of the day we're here to win games". Bangladesh, who elected to bat first, made 305.

Bangladesh managed to remove Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steve Smith in the final session but Glenn Maxwell (25*) and Peter Handscomb (16*) took their team over the line and sealed victory for the visitors. Mustafizur Rahman and Pat Cummins both gained useful lift, but it was Lyon who sent Bangladesh's top order tumbling with offspin of the highest quality.

Warner had also struck a hundred in second innings of the first Test but he still ended up on the losing side. Sabbir Rahman and captain Mushfiqur Rahim dug in, at least ensuring an innings loss was avoided, with the Tigers reaching lunch at 5-83, but Sabbir fell to Lyon for 24 shortly after the break.

Australia were 377 for 9, a lead of 72, when bad light stopped play. Adding to it, he is the only bowler from a visiting side, apart from England's Ian Botham, to take 13 wickets in Asia. Adding to it, he now nas 41 wickets from sixe Test matches on Asian soil in 2017, and thus leapfrogged fellow Aussie Warne who had scalped a total of 40 wickets in six matches in 2004.

Though the Bangladesh bowlers tried their best bagging 3 Australian wickets, the runs they were defending were insufficient and Australia eased their way to victory with a six from Maxwell. But Australia spinners, especially Lyon, used better use of the pitch than the hosts.

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