Chittagong Test: Handscomb loses 4.5kg in two-and-a-half hours!

Both teams reached the ground safely on Tuesday morning for the second day's play after Bangladesh were 253/6 at the end of the first day.

In the 16 years of its Test history, the Bangladesh has just three series victories - against Zimbabwe (twice in 2005 and 2014) and a second-string West Indies (2009) team affected by a player strike.

This is the first Test series that Australia are playing in Bangladesh since Ricky Ponting's side visited there back in 2006. We'll leave it with the medical team to get them right for tomorrow (Day Three) but a very special day and, hopefully, tomorrow they can kick on.

"That's up there with the hardest Test match cricket days I've ever had", Lyon said.

But in response to last week's embarrassment in Dhaka, Australia's top order for once looked entirely comfortable and confident when the ball spun and the temps soared.

He said an investigation team had been formed and the route for the Australian team had been changed.

MATTHEW HAYDEN - Sharjah (2002): The burly Queenslander batted for more than seven hours in oven-like conditions to hit 119 against a Pakistan attack comprising Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar and Saqlain Mushtaq.

It certainly isn't the first time an Australian has felt the full force of the subcontinental heat, and former captain Allan Border saw his chance to rekindle a hilarious feud with fellow legend Dean Jones. It will start spinning as the game goes on.

"It's massive. We talk about having energy and intent when we go out on the field there. he got good reward from that stumping today", Lyon said.

Peter Handscomb then continued where Smith had left off with an unbeaten 69 despite appearing to struggle with the heat as stumps approached.

"The way he's adapted. and actually gone about in a different way in the last couple of innings has been spectacular", the coach said after day two.

Warner's opening partner Matt Renshaw departed early, dismissed by fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman for four before the lunch break. Another collapse and a lead of less than 75 to 100 runs might not help too much - batting through most part of the day needs to be their immediate target.

Warner's productive tour has boosted his record in Asia - he arrived for this series with only one century from 26 previous Test innings on the continent.

After heavy rain washed out more than a session of the day's play, Australia eclipsed Bangladesh's first innings total of 305 by tea before the hosts retaliated in the final session to reduce the tourists to 377-9.

He was given a life on 52 as well, but was dropped at short leg.

  • Julie Sanders