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Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 18:23
Lyon bags 13 wickets, helps Australia win Chittagong Test by 7 wickets
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Australia recorded a 7-wicket win in the 2nd Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong today (07).Chasing 87 runs to win, the visitors scored the required runs losing just 3 wickets.

Bangladesh scored 305 and 157 respectively in their two innings and the Australians made 377 in their first innings.

The Australian off-spinner, Nathan Lyon bagged 13 wickets in the match and it was the best bowling figures recorded by an Australian bowler in Asia.

He took 22 wickets in the 2-match series. It is the joint second-most wickets in a 2-match Test series along with Muttiah Muralitharan. Only Rangana Herath has taken more (23).

Bangladesh needed only a draw to claim their first ever series win over Australia and only the fourth in their 17 years as a Test match nation, but ultimately lost control of proceedings when the Australians pressed.

Victory for Smith's side prevented the visitors from sinking to sixth in the ICC world rankings ahead of a home Ashes series.

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