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Confident of chasing anything – Ashton Agar

Agar added to his wicket tally by prising out Soumya Sarkar in the second innings. © Getty

We’re positive. We’ve had a pretty good fightback today and anything can happen on this wicket. Things happen so quickly when the ball is spinning and turning and as you saw tonight a few of them really jumped, so we’re confident that if we get on a bit of a roll tomorrow we can knock them over,” Agar said after the second day’s play.

The 23-year-old made the most of a stumping miss off his first ball and went on to become the second-highest scorer for Australia in the innings, behind Matt Renshaw’s 45. On a surface on which most of the visiting batsmen struggled, Agar faced the most number of deliveries (97) and ensured that Bangladesh picked up just a 43-run first-innings advantage .

“After my first ball, which I had a bit of luck on, I thought I may as well try and make them pay and take some time out of the game. Pretty much watch the ball and make good decisions. Hit mostly with the spin. They bowled quite well to their credit, their spinners were really accurate, it was quite tough out there at times and you just have to wait for a bad ball and something you can capitalize on,” he added.

“It’s definitely getting a bit harder. Off the good stuff though, it’s not too bad, although it is starting to spin a bit more off the good part of the wicket. It’s going to be some pretty tough Test cricket over the next couple of days.

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