Bangladesh, on the other hand, are on the cusp of a historic victory and will give it their all to wrap up their first series triumph against Australia. Rain is forecast for all five days but the silver lining for cricket fans is that, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, showers are not likely to be lengthy enough to cause major delays.
After winning the toss and electing to bat under sunny skies, Bangladesh lost opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar, and number three Imrul Kayes to leg before wickets decisions.
The only two times Bangladesh have swept a series were against an under-strength West Indies side in 2009 and against a struggling Zimbabwe in 2014.
The Australians dropped batsman Usman Khawaja, picked three spinners and brought in all-rounder Hilton Cartwright as a seam bowling backup for Cummins in a revamped lineup that is trying to avoid a first-ever test series defeat to Bangladesh.More news: Belgium become first European side to qualify for World Cup
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"We got to work on our lengths and obviously first innings runs are important as well". Lyon's third scalp of the day also moved him ahead of Glenn McGrath into second - behind only Shane Warne - for the most Test wickets taken by an Australian in Asia. For starters he did something he'd never done in his previous 68 Tests: take the new ball in the first innings. Chappell said that the Australians cannot be compared to India who could play only two warm-up games in the run up to their tour of Sri Lanka and still dominated the Test series.
Mominul Haque, who replaced paceman Shafiul Islam to bolster Bangladesh's batting, was out in the 34th over and left-arm spinner Ashton Agar (1-19) had Shakib well caught behind by Matthew Wade in the 47th.