MIRPUR, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 27: Steve Smith and Matthew Renshaw of Australia walk off the ground at the end of play during day one of the First Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Mirpur, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Aussies on the ropes against Bangladesh after day one

Australia is teetering on the edge of an embarrassing first innings deficit after losing three late wickets on day one in the first Test against Bangladesh.

The tourists got off to the perfect start to the series, thanks to three early wickets from Pat Cummins to have Bangladesh sitting at 3-10.

However, the hosts rallied, with a 155-run partnership from Tamim Iqbal (71) and Shakib Al Hasan (84) to even up the contest.

Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar, who each took three wickets, then tidied up the middle and lower order, to have Bangladesh all out for 260.

Lyon claimed his 250th Test wicket, overtaking Richie Benaud and becoming Australia’s second highest wicket-taking spinner, behind only Shane Warne.

With nine overs left to play in the day, Australia went out to bat and had the worst possible start.

Warner was dismissed LBW for just eight in the sixth over, before No.3 Usman Khawaja followed the very next over, run out for just one in calamitous circumstances.

Warner successfully overturned an incorrect LBW decision that he had cleared edged onto his pads, only to be out the very next ball.

In the next over, Khawaja did not offer a shot, before then bizarrely opting to take off for a run, only to be called back, before being caught short of his crease.

Nightwatchman Nathan Lyon was then also removed LBW for a duck just five balls later.

At stumps, Matt Renshaw is six not out, while captain Steve Smith is not out on one run.

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