Brief Scores: Australia 321/5 (David Warner 123, Peter Handscomb 82; Mustafizur Rahman 2-60) lead Bangladesh 305 (Mushfiqur Rahim 68, Sabbir Rahman 66; Nathan Lyon 7-94) by 16 runs.
Warner stayed on 99 for as many as 16 balls before he broke the shackles to lift one over mid on to raise his second hundred on the trot. Chances continued to be spilled as Maxwell benefitted from one this time, when he shoved his bat at an away-going ball from Mustafizur Rahman, and Mehidy Hasan at gully dropped a sitter. Maxwell continued to jab at Mustafizur’s deliveries but continued to survive too. While the left-armer should have had Maxwell, he nipped out the prized wicket of Warner when he swatted one straight to leg gully where Imrul Kayes juggled a few times before grabbing the chance.
Cartwright, the new man, walked in to bat on top gear and offered a caught and bowled opportunity to Mehidy, who went on to drop his second of the day. Wincing in pain after being hit on the ribs by that straight punch, Mehidy continued to bowl and got his revenge for the spilled catch at the stroke of Tea. Cartwright was drawn forward to a turning ball, which he edged to first slip. Despite the late blows, Australia gathered a lead of 16 runs.