Nasir Hossain sledged by O'Keefe after the former mimicked the umpire's decision

Nasir Hossain sledged by O’Keefe after the former mimicked the umpire’s decision

Australia are in the driver seat after Nathan Lyon scalped yet another five-wicket haul.

Steve O'Keefe
Steve O’Keefe. (Photo Source: BCCI)

What goes around, comes around. Bangladesh batsman Nasir Hossain’s mimicry of umpire Nigel Llong on day three, didn’t go down too well with the visitors. Hossain stood next to the umpire in unison, as the official gave pacer Pat Cummins out, after the Australian was judged lbw on review. Australia only managed to get a lead of 72 runs with one wicket left at the end of day three.

The first session of the third day’s play was washed out. But the hosts came back, picking important wickets. The visitors were all-out for 377, but didn’t let the match slip, as spinner Nathan Lyon once again picked up a five-for. Hossain was dismissed by comeback man Steve O’Keefe for just 5 runs. The spinner then brought out his ‘closed mouth’ celebration, which silenced the batsman and gave him a dose of his own medicine.

Warner had no clue

“I wasn’t watching, so I don’t know much about that,” Australia vice-captain David Warner said on Wednesday. “It’s one for obviously the umpires to look at and deem if it was a send-off or not. “From my past track records, I know that the heat can get to you sometimes. “I’m not making excuses for him, but yeah.” he added.

Bangladesh in reply, are eight wickets down with 154 runs on the board. They have managed to get an 80-plus runs lead in the second innings, but it will be tough for them to post a competitive total from here on. Sabbir Rahman scored 24 runs, lower down the order, which is basically the top score by an individual in their second innings. Bangladesh have earlier won the 1st Test match by 20 runs, and they came into the second Test with an intent to clean sweep Steve Smith’s men. But a phenomenal come back by the visitors have turned the table around.