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Persistent Drizzle Ensures No Play Before Lunch
Incessant drizzle ensured that the players were confined to their dressing rooms on the third day of the second Test at Chittagong. While there was rain forecast on the first couple of days as well, it only made an appearance on Wednesday (September 6) with covers staying firmly on the square throughout the entire duration of the first session. As early Lunch was taken, Australia remained on 225 for 2, trailing by 80 runs, with David Warner unbeaten on 88 and Peter Handscomb giving him company on 69.

Australia had a field day at the office on the second day with Nathan Lyon adding two scalps to his existing tally of five as the tourists bowled Bangladesh out for 305. Lyon ended with a seven-fer, as Bangladesh could add only 52 runs. Although the hosts staged a quick retaliation with the wicket of opener Matt Renshaw, David Warner continued with his fine form from the Dhaka Test to compile a stodgy partnership with skipper Steve Smith first, before stitching an unbeaten 127-run stand for the third wicket with Handscomb. While Smith was dismissed for 58, Handscomb struggled through a bout of cramps to a fighting unbeaten half-century.

Brief Scores at Lunch: Bangladesh 305 (Mushfiqur Rahim 68, Sabbir Rahman 66; Nathan Lyon 7-94) lead Australia 225/2 (David Warner 88*, Peter Handscomb 69*; Mustafizur Rahman 1-45) by 80 runs.

Source © Cricbuzz

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