Bangladesh authorities increase security after Australia team bus incident

Tuesday, 05 Sep, 2017

With the first Australian wicket falling on five, skipper Steven Smith joined David Warner and hit a couple of attractive fours to take the team to lunch on 15 for one off four overs. They were in a spot of bother as Nathan Lyon wrecked havoc in the middle.

No injuries were reported after what is believed to be a small rock was thrown at a window as Australia travelled back to their hotel following day one of the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Monday. Lyon became the first Aussie spinner since Bill O'Reilly in 1938 to open the bowling on the first morning of a Test.

Bangladesh were reeling at 117-5 when Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman combined to take them to tea without any further damage with an unbroken 38-run partnership at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Rahman made his career best 66, a fourth half-century, with six fours and one six off 113 balls.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) issued a statement on Tuesday, on the second day's play, stating they were co-coordinating with the security agencies to ascertain facts.

"We think there was no major incident", Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner Iqbal Bahar said. Lyon, however, is the first since O'Reilly to bowl very first innings of the Test match.

"(Handscomb) certainly has kept and we've seen him keep before and he's done a good job, so, if we go that way we are confident that he will do a good job", Smith added.

Australia started the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong in promising fashion but the hosts bounced back to ensure the spoils were shared come stumps on day one.

Rahim and Nasir Hossain kept the runs flowing with an unbeaten 31-run stand before stumps was called.

Lyon (4-58) also trapped out-of-form Imrul Kayes for 4, with a straight delivery that skidded to baffle the batsman. The visitors will feel justified in attempting to distract the world's No. 1 allrounder after Shakib got a thin edge when fiddling at an Agar delivery outside the off stump, leaving Wade to take a very good catch, staying low with the chance and keeping his footing.

The Australians dropped batsman Usman Khawaja, picked three spinners and brought in allrounder Hilton Cartwright as a seam bowling backup for Cummins in a revamped lineup that is trying to avoid a first-ever test series defeat to Bangladesh.