Slum visit hits Aussies hard ahead of first Test

Shakib Al Hasan in action for Bangladesh

Australia are not panicking despite a hard opening day in the first Test against Bangladesh, according to Nathan Lyon. "Then they just beat Sri Lanka a few months ago, and we all know how (Australia) went in Sri Lanka (0-3 loss) past year - so that tells you something", Jones told The New Daily.

Bangladesh have no shortage of self-belief, having beaten England in their most recent home Test and Sri Lanka in their most recent away Test.

THE Australian Test team, fresh from a bitter contract standoff, has prepared for tomorrow's first Test against Bangladesh by visiting slums in the capital Dhaka.

Much of the build up from an Australian perspective had surrounded Ashton Agar's return to the Test side for his first match in more than four years. And then in 2015, Australia were all set to depart for a Test tour when they (sensibly) delayed the trip on security advice from the Australian government.

But off-spinner Nathan Lyon got the prized scalp of Shakib in the second session while Glen Maxwell dismissed Tamim. It was the kind of cricket that has made Bangladesh an exciting team to watch.

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The visitor is also expected to rely heavily on spinners in Dhaka by playing left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, for his first Test in four years, alongside veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

Mushfiqur Rahim appears likely to keep wickets, which would mean Liton Das misses out. It was apparent that he wanted to make sure he batted there for as long as possible.

With the dismissal of Mehedy, Lyon surpassed Richie Benaud's tally of 248 wickets, which put him in second place for the most wickets taken by an Australian spinner in Test cricket.

"I think we can learn as a partnership from our first innings going forward", Lyon said.

Khawaja was out for one, before Shakib Al Hasan dismissed nightwatchman Nathan Lyon for a duck, leaving Australia in trouble, with not out batsmen Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw tasked with a recovery mission. Not in all conditions but in Bangladesh, we are better than them.

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Asked which team he thought was ahead in the game, Lyon said that that the contest was "in the balance". I want to win in India, that's big on my bucket list.

Tamim and Shakib each rode their luck on occasions as Australia's bowlers found assistance from a lively surface, but the two experienced batsmen also produced flashes of brilliance.

"I think the two guys batted very fearless", Lyon said.

"I've always said that I'm not about personal success but I woke up to a message from my mum and dad, and they said, 'go out and do us proud.' So you get those type of messages and you reflect on your career and where you stand in the game".

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