Tamim, Shakib in recovery stand after Cummins' early blows

Shakib Al Hasan starred with both bat and ball as Australia collapsed against Bangladesh on the opening day of the first Test in Dhaka

Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar took three wickets apiece as the Baggy Green skittled their hosts for 260 but Bangladesh hit back in the final nine overs of the day to limit the tourists to 18 for three at stumps.

Both players have regularly appeared in limited overs matches against Australia, and Shakib has played in the Big Bash League, however the passing Australian fan could understandably have been relatively unfamiliar with the pair.

The visitors trained in Darwin, a tropical city in northern Australia, ahead of the Bangladesh tour to adjust to the hot and humid conditions expected for the two-Test series.

But Lyon insisted that while Bangladesh had the momentum, the game remained in the balance.

"You have to remind him that he's taken so many wickets because he acts like he's playing in his first Test every time he walks on to the field", Lyon's Australia teammate Mitchell Starc told cricket.com.au's "Unplayable Podcast" last week.

Spinner Mededi Hasan Miraz - who destroyed England late previous year - ensured David Warner's poor record on the subcontinent continued, removing the Australian vice-captain LBW for eight.

Skipper Steven Smith and Matt Renshaw were batting at scores of 6* and 3* respectively at the close of play, with Australia still trailing by 242 runs.

Tamim was the slower of the two, especially in the first session, but even then he attacked Lyon - the main threat as the first-choice off-spinner on a spinning wicket.

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On his way to joining the 250-club, Lyon overtook Richie Benaud's career tally of 248 Test wickets to become the second-best spinner in Australian Test history behind Shane Warne.

Glenn Maxwell's part-time offspin finally earned Australia the breakthrough with Tamim lobbing one to backward point to fall for a 71 which included three sixes off Lyon's bowling. It is to be noted that none of the members of the Australian cricket team, who resolved their long-standing pay dispute with their cricket board recently, have played a Test against Bangladesh in the past. We need to bat well, bat in partnerships and bat deep.

Australia's most recent trips to the subcontinent ended in defeat.

"They've got some really good spinners and they've got some really good batsmen", Khawaja said.

For the hosts, Shakib and Mehidy Hasan picked up one-one wicket while one Australian wicket fell through run-out. To overtake him in the wickets column is something pretty special.

The squads: Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed.

But with tea approaching, Australia responded again through some good finger spin bowling.

"We have seen them do it before in Sri Lanka and India".

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