CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 04: Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Tamim Iqbal Khan of Bangladesh during day one of the Second Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on September 4, 2017 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Lyon keeps Australia in the hunt on day one

Spinner Nathan Lyon has taken five wickets in trying conditions on day one of the second Test against Bangladesh Test to keep Australia in the match.

At stumps on day one, Bangladesh reached 6-253, with Lyon finishing with figures of 5-77 from 28 overs, while Ashton Agar claimed the only other wicket.

Australia went into the match with three specialist spinners and just one recognised fast bowler in Pat Cummins. It proved immediate dividends with Lyon, who opened the bowling alongside Cummins, grabbing two early wickets to have the hosts sitting at 2-21.

Lyon in fact grabbed the first four wickets, but Soumya Sarkar (33), Mominul Haque (31) and Shakib Al Hasan (24) all made starts and had the score moving along on the turning deck.

Mushfiqur Rahim (62 not out) and Sabbir Rahman (66) then shared a 105-run partnership to put Bangladesh in a solid position, before Rahman was removed late in the day.

Lyon’s five-wicket haul is his fourth of 2017. If he can take one more, he will be the first Australian to take five five-wicket hauls in a year since Shane Warne in 2005.

The 29-year-old is now seventh on the all time list of Australian Test wicket takers, after overtaking former paceman Jason Gillespie.

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