Australia beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in the second and final Test

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon was the hero as Australia beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in the second and final Test in Chittagong to level the series at 1-1 on Thursday.

Chasing 86 for victory on a deteriorating day four pitch, the visitors lost their top three batsmen before Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell steered the team home in the final session.

Glenn Maxwell, who hit the winning six to take his score to 25, and Peter Handscomb, on 16, made sure Australia bounced back from their loss in Dhaka last week. But off-spinner Lyon set up the win for the Steve Smith-led side after returning career-best match figures of 13-154.

Lyon claimed 6-60 to dismiss Bangladesh for 157 in their second innings. The hosts lost their grip after bowling out Australia for 377 in their first innings without adding a run to the overnight total.

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim managed a top score of 31 off 103 balls. But none of the other batsmen could cope with a pitch that brought joy to Lyon.

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