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Bangladesh and England Toe-to-Toe in Two Coruscating Test Matches

October 30, 2016

Cricket at Its Best ! Close  fought Encounters swinging This Way and That Way!  Making nonsense of the Two-Tier Plans of the Mighty!

England beat Bangladesh by just 22 runs in the First Test at  CHIITAGONG earlier 20-24th October

Bangladesh beat England by 108 runs in the Second Test at Mirpur — a difference that was not developed till late in the day because England were 99 for no wickets at one point and the game was in the balance THEN.

Mehedi Hasan Mirza was Man of the Match after taking  6 for 82 at in innings one (at 2.92) and 6 for 77 (at. 3.58) in innings two  

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AT MIRPUR Bangladesh win by 108 runs, The series is shared 1-1, and this is the most famous day in Bangla history. They have been a Test nation since 2000 and this is their eighth victory overall, but none come as close to this for the size of scalp. The players are back out in the middle and burst into further celebrations. Fully deserved. What character after coming so close in Chittagong just a week ago. They have taken all ten wickets in the session. Remember, England were 100 for 0 at tea. Then Ben Duckett fell first ball of the final session and, well, the rest is history.

England won by 22 runs
20,21,22,23,24 October 2016 (5-day match)

England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* b Shakib Al Hasan 4 39 26 0 0 15.38
10.2 75.4 kph, Cook on the sweep, over-balances, and blimey, he’s played onto his own stumps! He departs the crease in an indignant heap, after toppling backwards, and looping the ball off his forearm and into the timbers. Undone by the sharp spin and aggression of Bangladesh’s close field. And that is an utterly vast wicket! The captain’s gone, no agenda-setting 173 for him on this visit to Chittagong! 18/2
View dismissal BM Duckett b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 14 34 35 2 0 40.00
9.5 85.1 kph, bowled him! A maiden wicket from the debutant to the debutant! Duckett was offering up his stumps as a target, in exchange for room to play his shots, and he’s paid the price, beaten off the deck by another delivery that grips and turns, and pings into his middle and off stumps! 18/1
View dismissal JE Root c Sabbir Rahman b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 40 97 49 5 0 81.63
29.2 83.4 kph, edged and gone, and that is utterly huge! A thin nick, playing for turn but this one goes straight on, and took a deflection off Mushfiqur’s knee into the grateful hands of slip! Root was a class apart in the morning session, but he’s gone before he can bed back in! 83/4
View dismissal GS Ballance lbw b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 1 8 7 0 0 14.28
11.6 91.3 kph, huge appeal, does this hit the pad first? Mushfiqur is reviewing! It was a more round-arm delivery, really skidding on, and if that is pad first, then Ballance is in a lot of bother … yes, it is smashing the stumps, and off he goes! 21/3
View dismissal MM Ali c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 68 217 170 8 1 40.00
67.6 86.2 kph, he’s done it again! Mehedi’s day gets better. Lovely piece of bowling, not much Moeen could have done. From round the wicket, drifted in at off stump, he had to play, then it spun to take the outside edge and a neat take by the keeper 194/6
View dismissal BA Stokes b Shakib Al Hasan 18 33 34 0 1 52.94
40.4 80.6 kph, goodness me, that is brilliant! An absolute ripper from Shakib, perfectly flighted, dipping late, in front of an somewhat delayed forward press, then exploding as if springloaded back through the gate and into the top of off stump! There’s not a lot you can do as a batsman, except appreciate the skill and trudge back to the pavilion 106/5
View dismissal JM Bairstow b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 52 156 126 8 0 41.26
81.6 85.1 kph, bowled him, that’s Mehedi’s five! Quicker delivery, the new ball skidding on, rattles off stump and Bairstow’s a goner! Needed to be forward to that ball… What a display by the teenager, he’s become the youngest Bangladeshi to take a five-for on debut and the seventh overall 237/7
View dismissal CR Woakes c Mominul Haque b Taijul Islam 36 95 78 5 0 46.15
92.1 81.0 kph, gone! Angled into the right-hander, given a bit of air, Woakes propped uncertainly forward, and squeezed an inside-edge into the hands of short leg! A classic spinner’s wicket, and what a start for Bangladesh! 258/8
View dismissal AU Rashid c Sabbir Rahman b Taijul Islam 26 68 54 3 0 48.14
100.3 87.6 kph, he’s gone this time! Made himself some room outside off to drill through the covers off the back foot, but Sabbir at short cover pounces expertly, low to his left, to intercept and send Rashid on his way! 289/9
View dismissal SCJ Broad c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 13 47 37 2 0 35.13
105.5 87.0 kph, another huge appeal, and Bangladesh have reviewed immediately. The tenth review of the innings (a record), and did this graze Broad’s edge through to the keeper? There is a tiny spike on Snicko, and the decision is overturned! 293/10
GJ Batty not out 1 21 19 0 0 5.26
Extras (b 14, lb 4, w 2) 20
Total (all out; 105.5 overs; 413 mins) 293 (2.76 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
Shafiul Islam 9 1 33 0 3.66 39 5 0
View wickets Mehedi Hasan Miraz 39.5 7 80 6 2.00 190 5 1
9.5 to Duckett, 85.1 kph, bowled him! A maiden wicket from the debutant to the debutant! Duckett was offering up his stumps as a target, in exchange for room to play his shots, and he’s paid the price, beaten off the deck by another delivery that grips and turns, and pings into his middle and off stumps! 18/1
11.6 to Ballance, 91.3 kph, huge appeal, does this hit the pad first? Mushfiqur is reviewing! It was a more round-arm delivery, really skidding on, and if that is pad first, then Ballance is in a lot of bother … yes, it is smashing the stumps, and off he goes! 21/3
29.2 to Root, 83.4 kph, edged and gone, and that is utterly huge! A thin nick, playing for turn but this one goes straight on, and took a deflection off Mushfiqur’s knee into the grateful hands of slip! Root was a class apart in the morning session, but he’s gone before he can bed back in! 83/4
67.6 to Ali, 86.2 kph, he’s done it again! Mehedi’s day gets better. Lovely piece of bowling, not much Moeen could have done. From round the wicket, drifted in at off stump, he had to play, then it spun to take the outside edge and a neat take by the keeper 194/6
81.6 to Bairstow, 85.1 kph, bowled him, that’s Mehedi’s five! Quicker delivery, the new ball skidding on, rattles off stump and Bairstow’s a goner! Needed to be forward to that ball… What a display by the teenager, he’s become the youngest Bangladeshi to take a five-for on debut and the seventh overall 237/7
105.5 to Broad, 87.0 kph, another huge appeal, and Bangladesh have reviewed immediately. The tenth review of the innings (a record), and did this graze Broad’s edge through to the keeper? There is a tiny spike on Snicko, and the decision is overturned! 293/10
Kamrul Islam Rabbi 8 0 41 0 5.12 33 7 0 (2w)
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 19 6 46 2 2.42 91 5 1
10.2 to Cook, 75.4 kph, Cook on the sweep, over-balances, and blimey, he’s played onto his own stumps! He departs the crease in an indignant heap, after toppling backwards, and looping the ball off his forearm and into the timbers. Undone by the sharp spin and aggression of Bangladesh’s close field. And that is an utterly vast wicket! The captain’s gone, no agenda-setting 173 for him on this visit to Chittagong! 18/2
40.4 to Stokes, 80.6 kph, goodness me, that is brilliant! An absolute ripper from Shakib, perfectly flighted, dipping late, in front of an somewhat delayed forward press, then exploding as if springloaded back through the gate and into the top of off stump! There’s not a lot you can do as a batsman, except appreciate the skill and trudge back to the pavilion 106/5
View wickets Taijul Islam 24 11 47 2 1.95 118 6 0
92.1 to Woakes, 81.0 kph, gone! Angled into the right-hander, given a bit of air, Woakes propped uncertainly forward, and squeezed an inside-edge into the hands of short leg! A classic spinner’s wicket, and what a start for Bangladesh! 258/8
100.3 to Rashid, 87.6 kph, he’s gone this time! Made himself some room outside off to drill through the covers off the back foot, but Sabbir at short cover pounces expertly, low to his left, to intercept and send Rashid on his way! 289/9
Sabbir Rahman 3 0 11 0 3.66 11 1 0
Mahmudullah 2 0 17 0 8.50 7 4 0
Mominul Haque 1 1 0 0 0.00 6 0 0
Bangladesh 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c †Bairstow b Batty 78 221 179 7 0 43.57
54.4 91.2 kph, he’s struck! Batty has added to his Test wicket collection. Round the wicket, pushed through with a touch more pace on the ball, goes on with the arm, Tamim is aiming to play through the off side and gets a thin top edge. Gaz has his celebration-face on. (Worth adding it was Dharmasena who gave the decision) 163/4
View dismissal Imrul Kayes b Ali 21 55 50 3 0 42.00
13.2 bowled him, that’s a beauty! Moeen strikes second ball, fizzing a quicker delivery past the outside edge to tickle the top of off stump with the tenderest caress and send Imrul on his way! Excellent stuff from Moeen, on the money straight away and it pays out for England 29/1
View dismissal Mominul Haque c Stokes b Ali 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
13.5 90.7 kph, got him, off the shoulder of the bat and taken at gully! What an intervention from Moeen, two in four balls and Mominul departs for a duck, turn and bounce again as he pushed forward on off stump, possibly deflecting off Bairstow’s leg after brushing the edge – lunch on that! 29/2
View dismissal Mahmudullah c Root b Rashid 38 122 66 3 0 57.57
43.2 79.0 kph, edged and taken, no doubt about this one! Rashid strikes, on the brink of the break again! A regulation legbreak, Mahmudullah drawn into pushing away from his body as the ball left him, a clear low deflection straight to slip and Robert’s your mother’s brother – England have been desperate for another and they finally break the stand 119/3
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim*† c †Bairstow b Stokes 48 124 77 6 0 62.33
71.3 139.3 kph, another legcutter, did that kiss the edge… and more importantly did it carry to Bairstow? England are celebrating the wicket, the umpires are going to send it up to S Ravi, but the soft signal is out… Yes, taken on the juggle low down by YJB! That’s a bingo! Mushfiqur’s spunky little knock comes to an end with the Chittagong sun setting as England again land a late blow. Tickled the edge and then hit Bairstow on the wrists, but he clutched the ball as he tumbled forward 221/5
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan st †Bairstow b Ali 31 99 62 3 0 50.00
74.2 82.0 kph, brainless, brainless, brainless! Second ball of the morning, Shakib has gone on the charge! He’s missed the ball by a mile as he twirled into a slog over long-on, and off come the bails as Jonny Bairstow can barely believe his fortune! That is an unforgivable loss of nerve from such an experienced character, or was it too much nerve? Reminiscent of Ian Botham to Trevor Hohns in the 1989 Ashes … 221/6
View dismissal Shafiul Islam c Broad b Rashid 2 45 29 0 0 6.89
80.2 83.0 kph, slogged on the up, and plops into the hands of mid-on! A classic legspinner’s dismissal, tempting the tail and picking them off. Credit to Cook for delaying the new ball. Rashid could get stuck in against nine, ten and jack… 238/7
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman c Cook b Stokes 19 61 32 3 0 59.37
85.3 129.9 kph, edged, and gobbled up at slip! Or so Stokes thinks. Alastair Cook doesn’t look entirely sure, but the soft signal is out as they are sent up to the TV umpire for confirmation. He went a bit wider on the crease, and found just enough lift off the deck to kiss the splice. Lots of deliberation from S Ravi, as this is a tough one to call. The fingers look like they are under the ball, and the umpire agrees! 248/9
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz lbw b Stokes 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
81.1 135.4 kph, reverse swing again from Stokes, and up goes the finger! Mehedi reviews, but he had shuffled a long way across his stumps to counter Stokes’ movement, and sure enough, that was hitting leg 239/8
Taijul Islam not out 3 31 11 0 0 27.27
View dismissal Kamrul Islam Rabbi b Stokes 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
85.6 134.5 kph, timbeeeeeeeeer! Short and not-so-sweet from Rabbi, who leaves a straight ball and loses his off stump. Just enough reverse swing bring the ball back and knock over the pole with a satisfying “splut”… So Stokes finishes it, a fine four-for in unremittingly hostile conditions to bowl seam and England have a 45-run lead 248/10
Extras (b 2, lb 4, w 1) 7
Total (all out; 86 overs; 385 mins) 248 (2.88 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
SCJ Broad 8 2 12 0 1.50 42 1 0
View wicket GJ Batty 17 1 51 1 3.00 71 4 0
54.4 to Tamim Iqbal, 91.2 kph, he’s struck! Batty has added to his Test wicket collection. Round the wicket, pushed through with a touch more pace on the ball, goes on with the arm, Tamim is aiming to play through the off side and gets a thin top edge. Gaz has his celebration-face on. (Worth adding it was Dharmasena who gave the decision) 163/4
CR Woakes 7 2 15 0 2.14 31 1 0 (1w)
View wickets AU Rashid 16 1 58 2 3.62 63 6 0
43.2 to Mahmudullah, 79.0 kph, edged and taken, no doubt about this one! Rashid strikes, on the brink of the break again! A regulation legbreak, Mahmudullah drawn into pushing away from his body as the ball left him, a clear low deflection straight to slip and Robert’s your mother’s brother – England have been desperate for another and they finally break the stand 119/3
80.2 to Shafiul Islam, 83.0 kph, slogged on the up, and plops into the hands of mid-on! A classic legspinner’s dismissal, tempting the tail and picking them off. Credit to Cook for delaying the new ball. Rashid could get stuck in against nine, ten and jack… 238/7
View wickets MM Ali 22 4 75 3 3.40 89 8 0
13.2 to Imrul Kayes, bowled him, that’s a beauty! Moeen strikes second ball, fizzing a quicker delivery past the outside edge to tickle the top of off stump with the tenderest caress and send Imrul on his way! Excellent stuff from Moeen, on the money straight away and it pays out for England 29/1
13.5 to Mominul Haque, 90.7 kph, got him, off the shoulder of the bat and taken at gully! What an intervention from Moeen, two in four balls and Mominul departs for a duck, turn and bounce again as he pushed forward on off stump, possibly deflecting off Bairstow’s leg after brushing the edge – lunch on that! 29/2
74.2 to Shakib Al Hasan, 82.0 kph, brainless, brainless, brainless! Second ball of the morning, Shakib has gone on the charge! He’s missed the ball by a mile as he twirled into a slog over long-on, and off come the bails as Jonny Bairstow can barely believe his fortune! That is an unforgivable loss of nerve from such an experienced character, or was it too much nerve? Reminiscent of Ian Botham to Trevor Hohns in the 1989 Ashes … 221/6
View wickets BA Stokes 14 5 26 4 1.85 71 4 0
71.3 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 139.3 kph, another legcutter, did that kiss the edge… and more importantly did it carry to Bairstow? England are celebrating the wicket, the umpires are going to send it up to S Ravi, but the soft signal is out… Yes, taken on the juggle low down by YJB! That’s a bingo! Mushfiqur’s spunky little knock comes to an end with the Chittagong sun setting as England again land a late blow. Tickled the edge and then hit Bairstow on the wrists, but he clutched the ball as he tumbled forward 221/5
81.1 to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 135.4 kph, reverse swing again from Stokes, and up goes the finger! Mehedi reviews, but he had shuffled a long way across his stumps to counter Stokes’ movement, and sure enough, that was hitting leg 239/8
85.3 to Sabbir Rahman, 129.9 kph, edged, and gobbled up at slip! Or so Stokes thinks. Alastair Cook doesn’t look entirely sure, but the soft signal is out as they are sent up to the TV umpire for confirmation. He went a bit wider on the crease, and found just enough lift off the deck to kiss the splice. Lots of deliberation from S Ravi, as this is a tough one to call. The fingers look like they are under the ball, and the umpire agrees! 248/9
85.6 to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 134.5 kph, timbeeeeeeeeer! Short and not-so-sweet from Rabbi, who leaves a straight ball and loses his off stump. Just enough reverse swing bring the ball back and knock over the pole with a satisfying “splut”… So Stokes finishes it, a fine four-for in unremittingly hostile conditions to bowl seam and England have a 45-run lead 248/10
JE Root 2 0 5 0 2.50 10 1 0
England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c Mahmudullah b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 12 28 23 1 0 52.17
8.1 84.1 kph, fast spin, Cook prods, snapped up at slip! Mehedi strikes, his seventh wicket of his debut Test, got this one in the perfect area, the batsman hanging back but it fizzed off a full length and turned a good way, clipped the outside edge and well held a few inches above the turf. Anothe relative failure for England’s Asian master (which tells you plenty about the conditions) 26/1
View dismissal BM Duckett c Mominul Haque b Shakib Al Hasan 15 42 34 1 0 44.11
11.2 86.0 kph, gloved on to the thigh pad, short leg takes a simple catch! Chris Gaffaney gives it straight away and Duckett bucks the trend of the match by walking straight off… No doubt about it, the ball straightening and flicking the glove before looping up, England are three down and this is turning into a proper bun fight! 28/3
View dismissal JE Root lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 1 6 4 0 0 25.00
9.2 79.5 kph, full and straightening, Root sweeps and is struck on the pad… up goes the finger! After a brief chat with his partner, Root reviews but this looks like a bit of a punt. No bat involved, pitching on middle and going straight on, Hawk-Eye has it giving middle stump a punch in the kidneys! That’s out, out, out! Huge wicket for Bangladesh, England two down – their big beats slayed – and the lead 72 27/2
View dismissal GS Ballance c Imrul Kayes b Taijul Islam 9 37 25 1 0 36.00
18.2 85.1 kph, swept, but straight into leg slip’s bread-basket! Ballance was looking vulnerable in the leg trap, but not in that manner. He chose the right shot but maybe didn’t commit fully. Kayes did well to stand his ground and wear the ball as it came at him hard off the face 46/4
View dismissal MM Ali c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 14 59 50 0 0 28.00
27.1 85.0 kph, swept, and gone! Moeen lined it up alright, outside off, but somehow managed to under-edge the ball onto his pads, then lob it back up off his gloves! Mushfiqur was alert as he dived forward to gather … game on! 62/5
View dismissal BA Stokes lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 85 186 151 6 3 56.29
64.2 80.9 kph, full and dipping as Stokes sweeps, strikes the pads – and Dharmasena gives it! Stokes remains on his knees while discussing whether to review with Woakes but by the time he asks for it, the umpire tells him it’s too late. Looked pretty plumb on the replay, pitching on middle and off and straightening, Shakib gets his fourth and brings to an end a fantastic knock from Stokes 197/7
View dismissal JM Bairstow b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 47 141 95 6 0 49.47
61.4 135.2 kph, bowled ‘im, YJB plays on! Kamrul Rabbi celebrates his maiden Test wicket with a roar! The stand is broken, almost out of nowhere… Can Bangladesh round up the rest? Not quite room to cut and Bairstow’s angled bat only diverted the ball into his stumps 189/6
CR Woakes not out 19 86 47 1 0 40.42
View dismissal AU Rashid lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 9 23 18 2 0 50.00
68.4 81.2 kph, gentle lbw appeal here, Rashid defending with bat next to pad… Mushfiq asks his bowler if it was pad first and then, with a grin on his face, asks for the review. It’ll be close if it was pad then bat… Lots of rocking and rolling on the replay, looks like it did kiss the front leg before thudding into the bat, so we go to Hawk-Eye, impact in line and hitting middle stump! Another decision is overturned, Shakib has a five-for and England are eight down 213/8
View dismissal SCJ Broad run out (Mehedi Hasan Miraz/†Mushfiqur Rahim) 10 38 27 2 0 37.03
77.5 Shakib Al Hasan to Woakes, squared up on off stump, sharp turn, and they gallop for a quick single to gully, but Broad is struggling here … yes, he’s gone! Run out by two metres as he flings himself full length. That’s a sloppy dismissal, but it was Woakes’ uncertainty against Shakib that caused it. Sharp glovework from Mushfiqur to grab the shy and smash the stumps. 233/9
View dismissal GJ Batty lbw b Taijul Islam 3 12 8 0 0 37.50
80.2 very full, pins Batty on the shin, and up goes the finger! England are reviewing, it definitely hit pad first but did it straighten enough? Certainly did! So, good job from Taijul. Dharmasena confirms the decision, but everyone has already the field! 240/10
Extras (b 3, lb 8, pen 5) 16
Total (all out; 80.2 overs; 331 mins) 240 (2.98 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket Mehedi Hasan Miraz 20 1 58 1 2.90 82 5 0
8.1 to Cook, 84.1 kph, fast spin, Cook prods, snapped up at slip! Mehedi strikes, his seventh wicket of his debut Test, got this one in the perfect area, the batsman hanging back but it fizzed off a full length and turned a good way, clipped the outside edge and well held a few inches above the turf. Anothe relative failure for England’s Asian master (which tells you plenty about the conditions) 26/1
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 33 7 85 5 2.57 146 8 1
9.2 to Root, 79.5 kph, full and straightening, Root sweeps and is struck on the pad… up goes the finger! After a brief chat with his partner, Root reviews but this looks like a bit of a punt. No bat involved, pitching on middle and going straight on, Hawk-Eye has it giving middle stump a punch in the kidneys! That’s out, out, out! Huge wicket for Bangladesh, England two down – their big beats slayed – and the lead 72 27/2
11.2 to Duckett, 86.0 kph, gloved on to the thigh pad, short leg takes a simple catch! Chris Gaffaney gives it straight away and Duckett bucks the trend of the match by walking straight off… No doubt about it, the ball straightening and flicking the glove before looping up, England are three down and this is turning into a proper bun fight! 28/3
27.1 to Ali, 85.0 kph, swept, and gone! Moeen lined it up alright, outside off, but somehow managed to under-edge the ball onto his pads, then lob it back up off his gloves! Mushfiqur was alert as he dived forward to gather … game on! 62/5
64.2 to Stokes, 80.9 kph, full and dipping as Stokes sweeps, strikes the pads – and Dharmasena gives it! Stokes remains on his knees while discussing whether to review with Woakes but by the time he asks for it, the umpire tells him it’s too late. Looked pretty plumb on the replay, pitching on middle and off and straightening, Shakib gets his fourth and brings to an end a fantastic knock from Stokes 197/7
68.4 to Rashid, 81.2 kph, gentle lbw appeal here, Rashid defending with bat next to pad… Mushfiq asks his bowler if it was pad first and then, with a grin on his face, asks for the review. It’ll be close if it was pad then bat… Lots of rocking and rolling on the replay, looks like it did kiss the front leg before thudding into the bat, so we go to Hawk-Eye, impact in line and hitting middle stump! Another decision is overturned, Shakib has a five-for and England are eight down 213/8
View wickets Taijul Islam 15.2 2 41 2 2.67 71 2 2
18.2 to Ballance, 85.1 kph, swept, but straight into leg slip’s bread-basket! Ballance was looking vulnerable in the leg trap, but not in that manner. He chose the right shot but maybe didn’t commit fully. Kayes did well to stand his ground and wear the ball as it came at him hard off the face 46/4
80.2 to Batty, very full, pins Batty on the shin, and up goes the finger! England are reviewing, it definitely hit pad first but did it straighten enough? Certainly did! So, good job from Taijul. Dharmasena confirms the decision, but everyone has already the field! 240/10
View wicket Kamrul Islam Rabbi 8 0 24 1 3.00 33 3 0
61.4 to Bairstow, 135.2 kph, bowled ‘im, YJB plays on! Kamrul Rabbi celebrates his maiden Test wicket with a roar! The stand is broken, almost out of nowhere… Can Bangladesh round up the rest? Not quite room to cut and Bairstow’s angled bat only diverted the ball into his stumps 189/6
Mahmudullah 1 0 6 0 6.00 3 1 0
Shafiul Islam 3 0 10 0 3.33 12 1 0
Bangladesh 2nd innings (target: 286 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c Ballance b Ali 9 36 33 0 0 27.27
9.5 87.4 kph, no argument about this one! Turn and bounce from an off-stump line, takes the inside-edge, lobs off the knee-roll, and Tamim departs to a sharp catch from Ballance at short leg! 35/1
View dismissal Imrul Kayes c Root b Rashid 43 83 61 6 0 70.49
20.1 85.2 kph, goes for the sweep, loops up over the keeper and taken by Root, moving across from slip – up goes the finger! That could be a huge wicket, definitely came off the glove and it was a simple catch in the end. Rashid strikes and the ground goes silent! 81/2
View dismissal Mominul Haque lbw b Batty 27 77 47 4 0 57.44
27.5 86.7 kph, down on one knee to sweep, and England review! Batty is adamant that there’s something in this … is it lbw, or an under-edge to bat-pad? Doesn’t seem to be bat involved … the bat hits the ground, but not the ball. Over to HawkEye then, did it pitch inside the line of leg stump? It hit! A huge roar from England as they watch the replay on the big screen, and England have their third wicket! 103/3
View dismissal Mahmudullah lbw b Batty 17 40 36 0 0 47.22
29.6 86.2 kph, big appeal from round the wicket, pinned on the shin, and up goes the finger! Mahmudullah reviews but unless he’s grazed this, there’s no reprieve likely… once again, he’s scuffed the ground with his bat, hence the disruption on Snicko, and sure enough, HawkEye shows that that is splattering middle stump! 108/4
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c †Bairstow b Ali 24 54 39 1 1 61.53
40.5 93.2 kph, spins on off stump, flicks the edge, Bairstow pouches it – gone! Moeen gets Shakib again, although there wasn’t all that much he could do about this one. Beautifully flighted, drew him forward and then burst off the pitch to tickle the willow on its way through… Pretty much the perfect offbreak to a left-hander and England are halfway to their target 140/5
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim*† c Ballance b Batty 39 168 124 3 0 31.45
67.5 86.2 kph, spin and bounce, off the handle, was it? Short leg tumbles, up goes the finger… and Mushfiqur walks! More drama, just as Bangladesh looked to be grabbing this chase by the collar, Gareth Batty has dusted himself down and landed a massive blow. The captain heads off looking disconsolate, though it was a jaffa of a delivery, ripping and leaping off a length to be snapped up as he fended it away. Batty’s gone puce as he celebrates! 227/6
Sabbir Rahman not out 64 200 102 3 2 62.74
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz lbw b Broad 1 15 9 0 0 11.11
70.5 139.8 kph, nip-backer, struck on the pads – given! Broad was wagging his finger as soon as the ball thundered into the knee roll… but Mehedi is going to review, he has to, really, given what’s to come. Not sure it’s going to help him much, though. It came back unerringly off a length, struck in line with off… and thudding into leg stump, according to Hawk-Eye! England get two in rapid succession and again the game swings in the wind (if there’s anything approaching a sea breeze in Chittagong this evening) 234/7
View dismissal Kamrul Islam Rabbi c Ballance b Broad 0 12 3 0 0 0.00
72.4 138.7 kph, full and flicked off the pads… straight to short leg! Given straight away and Broad screams in celebration, England are two wickets away! Rabbi wanted to review but the umpires inform him that Bangladesh have none left. Looked like it scraped the inside edge and then ricocheted off the front pad straight to Ballance, but we’ll have to wait for the replays to be sure. There’ll be no reprieve, though 238/8
View dismissal Taijul Islam lbw b Stokes 16 42 33 2 0 48.48
81.1 131.9 kph, on the stumps, flicks the pad playing across the line, loops past the diving Bairstow… Stokes wanted the lbw and England have reviewed (they were topped up at 80 overs remember). Looked a bit speculative to me but here we go… Past the inside edge, struck in line, Hawk-Eye has it hitting leg stump! England are ecstatic, I thought they had gambled but Stokes just had a feeling it was adjacent and Taijul has to go! In this match of reviews, another dramatic reversal! 263/9
View dismissal Shafiul Islam lbw b Stokes 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
81.3 136.1 kph, props forward, hit on the front pad, Dharmasena gives it! He’s decided that Shafiul was not playing a shot and although he reviews, for the umpteenth time in the match, the odds are not in the batsman’s favour now… Struck outside the line but ball-tracker has it hitting off, umpire’s call, Shafiul is a goner and England have snatched a famous 22-run win! Stokes is indeed the man for England, he’s got a pretty decent script-writer, this lad 263/10
Extras (b 9, lb 13, w 1) 23
Total (all out; 81.3 overs; 370 mins) 263 (3.22 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets GJ Batty 17 3 65 3 3.82 70 7 0
27.5 to Mominul Haque, 86.7 kph, down on one knee to sweep, and England review! Batty is adamant that there’s something in this … is it lbw, or an under-edge to bat-pad? Doesn’t seem to be bat involved … the bat hits the ground, but not the ball. Over to HawkEye then, did it pitch inside the line of leg stump? It hit! A huge roar from England as they watch the replay on the big screen, and England have their third wicket! 103/3
29.6 to Mahmudullah, 86.2 kph, big appeal from round the wicket, pinned on the shin, and up goes the finger! Mahmudullah reviews but unless he’s grazed this, there’s no reprieve likely… once again, he’s scuffed the ground with his bat, hence the disruption on Snicko, and sure enough, HawkEye shows that that is splattering middle stump! 108/4
67.5 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 86.2 kph, spin and bounce, off the handle, was it? Short leg tumbles, up goes the finger… and Mushfiqur walks! More drama, just as Bangladesh looked to be grabbing this chase by the collar, Gareth Batty has dusted himself down and landed a massive blow. The captain heads off looking disconsolate, though it was a jaffa of a delivery, ripping and leaping off a length to be snapped up as he fended it away. Batty’s gone puce as he celebrates! 227/6
View wickets MM Ali 14 2 60 2 4.28 53 6 2
9.5 to Tamim Iqbal, 87.4 kph, no argument about this one! Turn and bounce from an off-stump line, takes the inside-edge, lobs off the knee-roll, and Tamim departs to a sharp catch from Ballance at short leg! 35/1
40.5 to Shakib Al Hasan, 93.2 kph, spins on off stump, flicks the edge, Bairstow pouches it – gone! Moeen gets Shakib again, although there wasn’t all that much he could do about this one. Beautifully flighted, drew him forward and then burst off the pitch to tickle the willow on its way through… Pretty much the perfect offbreak to a left-hander and England are halfway to their target 140/5
CR Woakes 7 3 10 0 1.42 36 1 0
View wicket AU Rashid 17 2 55 1 3.23 63 1 1
20.1 to Imrul Kayes, 85.2 kph, goes for the sweep, loops up over the keeper and taken by Root, moving across from slip – up goes the finger! That could be a huge wicket, definitely came off the glove and it was a simple catch in the end. Rashid strikes and the ground goes silent! 81/2
View wickets SCJ Broad 15 4 31 2 2.06 70 2 0
70.5 to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 139.8 kph, nip-backer, struck on the pads – given! Broad was wagging his finger as soon as the ball thundered into the knee roll… but Mehedi is going to review, he has to, really, given what’s to come. Not sure it’s going to help him much, though. It came back unerringly off a length, struck in line with off… and thudding into leg stump, according to Hawk-Eye! England get two in rapid succession and again the game swings in the wind (if there’s anything approaching a sea breeze in Chittagong this evening) 234/7
72.4 to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 138.7 kph, full and flicked off the pads… straight to short leg! Given straight away and Broad screams in celebration, England are two wickets away! Rabbi wanted to review but the umpires inform him that Bangladesh have none left. Looked like it scraped the inside edge and then ricocheted off the front pad straight to Ballance, but we’ll have to wait for the replays to be sure. There’ll be no reprieve, though 238/8
View wickets BA Stokes 11.3 2 20 2 1.73 57 2 0 (1w)
81.1 to Taijul Islam, 131.9 kph, on the stumps, flicks the pad playing across the line, loops past the diving Bairstow… Stokes wanted the lbw and England have reviewed (they were topped up at 80 overs remember). Looked a bit speculative to me but here we go… Past the inside edge, struck in line, Hawk-Eye has it hitting leg stump! England are ecstatic, I thought they had gambled but Stokes just had a feeling it was adjacent and Taijul has to go! In this match of reviews, another dramatic reversal! 263/9
81.3 to Shafiul Islam, 136.1 kph, props forward, hit on the front pad, Dharmasena gives it! He’s decided that Shafiul was not playing a shot and although he reviews, for the umpteenth time in the match, the odds are not in the batsman’s favour now… Struck outside the line but ball-tracker has it hitting off, umpire’s call, Shafiul is a goner and England have snatched a famous 22-run win! Stokes is indeed the man for England, he’s got a pretty decent script-writer, this lad 263/10

Match details


Toss – England
Series – England led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debuts – Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Sabbir Rahman (Bangladesh); BM Duckett (England)
Player of the match – BA Stokes (England)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and CB Gaffaney (New Zealand)
TV umpire – S Ravi (India)
Match referee – RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire – Sharfuddoula
England 244 & 164 (45.3 ov)
Bangladesh won by 108 runs
28,29,30,31 October, 1 November 2016 (5-day match)

Bangladesh 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal lbw b Ali 104 174 147 12 0 70.74
41.1 86.1 kph, flat trajectory, angled in and Tamim again pads up – Dharmasena gives it! Third time he’s tried that and although Tamim reviews, it looks like a misjudgement from the batsman. Struck just outside the line, which doesn’t matter as he wasn’t playing a shot, and Hawk-Eye has it clipping the top of off stump, umpire’s call. DRS can’t save him on this occasion and, after a wonderful knock, Tamim goes! 171/2
View dismissal Imrul Kayes c Duckett b Woakes 1 9 3 0 0 33.33
2.2 126.6 kph, short and wide, Imrul cuts… straight to point, he’s thrown it away! England are a-whoopin’ and a-hollerin’ in celebration at the breakthrough and Woakes has his first wicket of the tour. Certainly not his best ball but Imrul made little attempt to keep it down and picked out the fielder, Duckett jumping to take the catch just above head height 1/1
View dismissal Mominul Haque b Ali 66 184 111 10 0 59.45
45.3 91.3 kph, done him! Lovely bowling from Moeen. This slides on with the arm from round the wicket, Mominul misjudges the length, goes back to what was quite a full delivery and the ball skids past the inside edge 190/3
View dismissal Mahmudullah c Cook b Stokes 13 40 26 1 1 50.00
50.4 reward for Stokes! This has been a superb spell. Back of a length outside off and that’s a really weak prod, without any footwork, from Mahmudullah which offers a simple catch to the lone slip. Poor shot, but created by Stokes’ work in this spell. 196/4
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan c †Bairstow b Woakes 10 69 32 0 0 31.25
60.4 138.4 kph, width, outswing, full length, a pitiful waft outside off, and another edge to the keeper! Shakib was steering a sinking ship to be fair, but that was a limp way to depart 215/9
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim*† c Cook b Ali 4 14 12 0 0 33.33
53.1 89.2 kph, what a grab! Cook at leg slip, with a juggle. Mushfiqur came down the pitch, went to flick the ball to leg, the inside edge travels very quickly to leg slip. It rebounds off Cook’s hand, goes upwards, gives him the chance to grab it again as it comes off his chest 201/5
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman c †Bairstow b Stokes 0 5 6 0 0 0.00
54.3 139.5 kph, and another! What an afternoon for England…nibbles at a full delivery outside off, feet caught in the crease, sends a regulation edge to Bairstow’s right. Takes it neatly 202/6
View dismissal Shuvagata Hom c †Bairstow b Woakes 6 13 18 1 0 33.33
58.2 136.1 kph, a bit of width, a wide half-volley really, but Hom was never in position for a swooshy drive. A simple nick through to Bairstow and Bangladesh’s collapse continues! 212/7
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz lbw b Ali 1 7 6 0 0 16.66
59.3 94.1 kph, huge appeal as Mehedi sweeps! Round the wicket and very, very full! England review and little wonder, this could be in line with leg. Certainly no bat involved … indeed, it’s another one for poor Dharmasena to have to overturn! 213/8
Taijul Islam not out 5 17 12 1 0 41.66
View dismissal Kamrul Islam Rabbi c Root b Ali 0 11 10 0 0 0.00
63.5 86.4 kph, edged, gone! Five for Moeen, and completed with a sharp diving catch at slip from Joe Root! Bangladesh have lost their last nine wickets for 49 in 22.5 overs. Gosh 220/10
Extras (b 1, lb 9) 10
Total (all out; 63.5 overs; 297 mins) 220 (3.44 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets CR Woakes 9 3 30 3 3.33 43 6 0
2.2 to Imrul Kayes, 126.6 kph, short and wide, Imrul cuts… straight to point, he’s thrown it away! England are a-whoopin’ and a-hollerin’ in celebration at the breakthrough and Woakes has his first wicket of the tour. Certainly not his best ball but Imrul made little attempt to keep it down and picked out the fielder, Duckett jumping to take the catch just above head height 1/1
58.2 to Shuvagata Hom, 136.1 kph, a bit of width, a wide half-volley really, but Hom was never in position for a swooshy drive. A simple nick through to Bairstow and Bangladesh’s collapse continues! 212/7
60.4 to Shakib Al Hasan, 138.4 kph, width, outswing, full length, a pitiful waft outside off, and another edge to the keeper! Shakib was steering a sinking ship to be fair, but that was a limp way to depart 215/9
ST Finn 8 1 30 0 3.75 35 4 0
View wickets MM Ali 19.5 5 57 5 2.87 91 7 0
41.1 to Tamim Iqbal, 86.1 kph, flat trajectory, angled in and Tamim again pads up – Dharmasena gives it! Third time he’s tried that and although Tamim reviews, it looks like a misjudgement from the batsman. Struck just outside the line, which doesn’t matter as he wasn’t playing a shot, and Hawk-Eye has it clipping the top of off stump, umpire’s call. DRS can’t save him on this occasion and, after a wonderful knock, Tamim goes! 171/2
45.3 to Mominul Haque, 91.3 kph, done him! Lovely bowling from Moeen. This slides on with the arm from round the wicket, Mominul misjudges the length, goes back to what was quite a full delivery and the ball skids past the inside edge 190/3
53.1 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 89.2 kph, what a grab! Cook at leg slip, with a juggle. Mushfiqur came down the pitch, went to flick the ball to leg, the inside edge travels very quickly to leg slip. It rebounds off Cook’s hand, goes upwards, gives him the chance to grab it again as it comes off his chest 201/5
59.3 to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, 94.1 kph, huge appeal as Mehedi sweeps! Round the wicket and very, very full! England review and little wonder, this could be in line with leg. Certainly no bat involved … indeed, it’s another one for poor Dharmasena to have to overturn! 213/8
63.5 to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 86.4 kph, edged, gone! Five for Moeen, and completed with a sharp diving catch at slip from Joe Root! Bangladesh have lost their last nine wickets for 49 in 22.5 overs. Gosh 220/10
ZS Ansari 6 0 36 0 6.00 19 5 0
View wickets BA Stokes 11 5 13 2 1.18 57 1 0
50.4 to Mahmudullah, reward for Stokes! This has been a superb spell. Back of a length outside off and that’s a really weak prod, without any footwork, from Mahmudullah which offers a simple catch to the lone slip. Poor shot, but created by Stokes’ work in this spell. 196/4
54.3 to Sabbir Rahman, 139.5 kph, and another! What an afternoon for England…nibbles at a full delivery outside off, feet caught in the crease, sends a regulation edge to Bairstow’s right. Takes it neatly 202/6
AU Rashid 10 0 44 0 4.40 36 2 1
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* lbw b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 14 17 12 3 0 116.66
4.1 89.8 kph, zipping on! Cook is pinned on the back foot and Bangladesh are reviewing this! He’s so far back, but all three stumps are visible. This is leg stump or bust … and it’s bust for Cook! And, poor old Kumar, another overrule! 24/2
View dismissal BM Duckett c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 7 5 5 0 1 140.00
1.5 75.2 kph, turning sharply down the leg side and Duckett has been strangled! Closing the face as he followed the spin and grazing a catch straight into Mushfiqur’s gloves! 10/1
View dismissal JE Root lbw b Taijul Islam 56 155 122 4 0 45.90
43.3 82.6 kph, huge moment! This skids on and traps him on the back foot. Doesn’t bother with the review. Perhaps wasn’t as short as Root thought, he was playing deep in the crease, the ball slides past the bat and crashes into the back pad in front of middle leg 144/8
View dismissal GS Ballance c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 9 19 18 2 0 50.00
10.2 89.4 kph, this time he’s edged it! The perfect length, full outside off, draws him forward, ball straightens enough to take the edge. Ballance didn’t chase it. Just a lovely piece of bowling 42/3
View dismissal MM Ali b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 10 13 17 1 0 58.82
14.3 88.0 kph, bowled him, straight through as Moeen sweep, first of the day! An ill-judged shot, perhaps pre-meditated, but the delivery was slightly wide of off and skidding on, no turn this time and it goes under the bat to clip off stump. Mehedi bellows in celebration! 64/4
View dismissal BA Stokes c Mominul Haque b Taijul Islam 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
15.4 79.6 kph, stays back, edged on to pad, short leg plunges forward… Umpire Ravi wants to check it carried but Stokes it already heading off! Yes, replays confirm Mominul got his hands under the ball, sharp spin for Taijul and Stokes could only jam it on to his thigh pad, gone for a duck. Bangladesh have another, England on the ropes here! 69/5
View dismissal JM Bairstow lbw b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 24 58 48 0 0 50.00
32.1 86.4 kph, darted on the stumps, Bairstow plays across the line – pinned in front! Immediate success for Bangladesh’s wunderkind and there’ll not be a review, not the wisest choice of shot to a fresh line of attack and Mehedi got it to scuttle on, a bit like Bairstow’s first-innings dismissal in Chittagong. Rapped him on the knee plumb in front of off stump 114/6
View dismissal ZS Ansari c Shuvagata Hom b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 13 33 31 1 0 41.93
40.6 87.4 kph, this time the edge carries and is held! Another five for Mehedi. Probing away outside off, brings Ansari forward, grips another to take the edge and is well caught by the second slip which had just been brought in after those previous edges. Good captaincy, good bowling, good catching 140/7
View dismissal CR Woakes c Shuvagata Hom b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 46 139 122 4 0 37.70
80.4 85.9 kph, and that’s the breakthrough! Mehedi again (and the new ball). Woakes going to flick this off his pads, gets a thick inside edge which flies quickly towards leg slip who holds a sharp catch. Stand ends at 99 243/9
AU Rashid not out 44 132 107 2 0 41.12
View dismissal ST Finn c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Taijul Islam 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
81.3 84.8 kph, and that’s that! A regulation outside edge as Finn props forward and a neat catch. Did Rashid get that right? Lovely delivery, asking a lot of the No. 11 against the new ball 244/10
Extras (b 13, lb 7, nb 1) 21
Total (all out; 81.3 overs; 296 mins) 244 (2.99 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets Mehedi Hasan Miraz 28 2 82 6 2.92 118 9 0
4.1 to Cook, 89.8 kph, zipping on! Cook is pinned on the back foot and Bangladesh are reviewing this! He’s so far back, but all three stumps are visible. This is leg stump or bust … and it’s bust for Cook! And, poor old Kumar, another overrule! 24/2
10.2 to Ballance, 89.4 kph, this time he’s edged it! The perfect length, full outside off, draws him forward, ball straightens enough to take the edge. Ballance didn’t chase it. Just a lovely piece of bowling 42/3
14.3 to Ali, 88.0 kph, bowled him, straight through as Moeen sweep, first of the day! An ill-judged shot, perhaps pre-meditated, but the delivery was slightly wide of off and skidding on, no turn this time and it goes under the bat to clip off stump. Mehedi bellows in celebration! 64/4
32.1 to Bairstow, 86.4 kph, darted on the stumps, Bairstow plays across the line – pinned in front! Immediate success for Bangladesh’s wunderkind and there’ll not be a review, not the wisest choice of shot to a fresh line of attack and Mehedi got it to scuttle on, a bit like Bairstow’s first-innings dismissal in Chittagong. Rapped him on the knee plumb in front of off stump 114/6
40.6 to Ansari, 87.4 kph, this time the edge carries and is held! Another five for Mehedi. Probing away outside off, brings Ansari forward, grips another to take the edge and is well caught by the second slip which had just been brought in after those previous edges. Good captaincy, good bowling, good catching 140/7
80.4 to Woakes, 85.9 kph, and that’s the breakthrough! Mehedi again (and the new ball). Woakes going to flick this off his pads, gets a thick inside edge which flies quickly towards leg slip who holds a sharp catch. Stand ends at 99 243/9
View wicket Shakib Al Hasan 16 5 41 1 2.56 72 2 1
1.5 to Duckett, 75.2 kph, turning sharply down the leg side and Duckett has been strangled! Closing the face as he followed the spin and grazing a catch straight into Mushfiqur’s gloves! 10/1
View wickets Taijul Islam 25.3 3 65 3 2.54 109 4 0
15.4 to Stokes, 79.6 kph, stays back, edged on to pad, short leg plunges forward… Umpire Ravi wants to check it carried but Stokes it already heading off! Yes, replays confirm Mominul got his hands under the ball, sharp spin for Taijul and Stokes could only jam it on to his thigh pad, gone for a duck. Bangladesh have another, England on the ropes here! 69/5
43.3 to Root, 82.6 kph, huge moment! This skids on and traps him on the back foot. Doesn’t bother with the review. Perhaps wasn’t as short as Root thought, he was playing deep in the crease, the ball slides past the bat and crashes into the back pad in front of middle leg 144/8
81.3 to Finn, 84.8 kph, and that’s that! A regulation outside edge as Finn props forward and a neat catch. Did Rashid get that right? Lovely delivery, asking a lot of the No. 11 against the new ball 244/10
Kamrul Islam Rabbi 3 0 16 0 5.33 9 2 0
Shuvagata Hom 4 0 8 0 2.00 19 0 0
Sabbir Rahman 5 0 12 0 2.40 21 0 0 (1nb)
Bangladesh 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Tamim Iqbal c Cook b Ansari 40 47 47 7 0 85.10
12.5 84.2 kph, inside edge, onto the bat, and snaffled at leg slip, for Ansari’s maiden Test wicket! That leg-side line pays off in the end, as Tamim is cramped for room and can’t keep his clip down 65/1
View dismissal Imrul Kayes lbw b Ali 78 183 120 9 0 65.00
45.1 91.6 kph, Imrul sweeps, misses the ball – given! England finally get one, looked pretty plumb on the replay, hitting the front pad in line with middle stump. Excellent knock from Imrul, though he would have loved to convert it to a hundred 200/4
View dismissal Mominul Haque c Cook b Stokes 1 2 2 0 0 50.00
13.1 136.0 kph, round the wicket, banged in short, a loose flinch outside off, and a low snaffle at slip from Cook! Stokes cannot stay out of the action for long, and suddenly England are surging. He was very very wide on the crease there, so wide that they checked for that rarest of beasts, the back-foot no-ball. But it’s all clear. And it’s all gone quiet in Mirpur 66/2
View dismissal Mahmudullah b Ansari 47 82 57 5 0 82.45
30.6 80.9 kph, what a shot to play with three minutes to play! What was he doing?! Sweeps across the line of a full ball, misses, and the stumps are clattered. Can only be a brain fade from Mahmudullah. And, in fact, that has turned out to the last ball of the day…jeepers 152/3
View dismissal Shakib Al Hasan b Rashid 41 94 81 6 0 50.61
54.5 82.4 kph, chopped on! Big spin. Round the wicket, this grips out of the footmarks, rags in at Shakib who is playing back. Gets cramped for room trying to cut and bottom edges into his off stump 238/5
View dismissal Mushfiqur Rahim*† c Cook b Stokes 9 50 29 1 0 31.03
55.6 136.9 kph, edged, taken! Stokes again. In the channel outside off, back of a length, Mushfiqur feeling for it and a healthy edge travels quickly to Cook who takes a smart catch 238/6
View dismissal Sabbir Rahman lbw b Rashid 15 27 17 3 0 88.23
60.3 82.5 kph, trapped him lbw! The quicker, straighter delivery and Sabbir is playing back. Caught right in front of all three. Well bowled by Rashid, did the batsman with the length 268/7
Shuvagata Hom not out 25 47 28 4 0 89.28
View dismissal Taijul Islam c †Bairstow b Stokes 5 4 4 1 0 125.00
61.3 131.1 kph, there’s another one, nicked low to the keeper! Not much in the way of celebration from Stokes, he knows the real battle is to come… Pitched up outside off, got Taijul driving and Bairstow did well to snaffle a low grab 273/8
View dismissal Mehedi Hasan Miraz c Root b Rashid 2 5 8 0 0 25.00
62.6 Mehedi charges, the ball ends up at slip… another one gone! Looked initially like it might have been a stumping chance but there was actually a thickish edge as Mehedi swung for the hills and Root was alive to it and held the chance this time 276/9
View dismissal Kamrul Islam Rabbi c & b Rashid 7 14 9 0 1 77.77
66.5 75.8 kph, swiped straight up in the air and Rashid takes the catch! Rabbi’s top-edges his way out of it, he wasn’t suggesting permanence but at least he hung around for a bit. Rashid finishes with a four-for 296/10
Extras (b 17, lb 7, w 1, nb 1) 26
Total (all out; 66.5 overs; 282 mins) 296 (4.42 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
ST Finn 3 0 18 0 6.00 10 3 0
View wicket MM Ali 19 2 60 1 3.15 79 6 1
45.1 to Imrul Kayes, 91.6 kph, Imrul sweeps, misses the ball – given! England finally get one, looked pretty plumb on the replay, hitting the front pad in line with middle stump. Excellent knock from Imrul, though he would have loved to convert it to a hundred 200/4
View wickets ZS Ansari 19 0 76 2 4.00 71 10 0
12.5 to Tamim Iqbal, 84.2 kph, inside edge, onto the bat, and snaffled at leg slip, for Ansari’s maiden Test wicket! That leg-side line pays off in the end, as Tamim is cramped for room and can’t keep his clip down 65/1
30.6 to Mahmudullah, 80.9 kph, what a shot to play with three minutes to play! What was he doing?! Sweeps across the line of a full ball, misses, and the stumps are clattered. Can only be a brain fade from Mahmudullah. And, in fact, that has turned out to the last ball of the day…jeepers 152/3
View wickets BA Stokes 12 2 52 3 4.33 47 7 0 (1nb, 1w)
13.1 to Mominul Haque, 136.0 kph, round the wicket, banged in short, a loose flinch outside off, and a low snaffle at slip from Cook! Stokes cannot stay out of the action for long, and suddenly England are surging. He was very very wide on the crease there, so wide that they checked for that rarest of beasts, the back-foot no-ball. But it’s all clear. And it’s all gone quiet in Mirpur 66/2
55.6 to Mushfiqur Rahim, 136.9 kph, edged, taken! Stokes again. In the channel outside off, back of a length, Mushfiqur feeling for it and a healthy edge travels quickly to Cook who takes a smart catch 238/6
61.3 to Taijul Islam, 131.1 kph, there’s another one, nicked low to the keeper! Not much in the way of celebration from Stokes, he knows the real battle is to come… Pitched up outside off, got Taijul driving and Bairstow did well to snaffle a low grab 273/8
View wickets AU Rashid 11.5 1 52 4 4.39 47 7 0
54.5 to Shakib Al Hasan, 82.4 kph, chopped on! Big spin. Round the wicket, this grips out of the footmarks, rags in at Shakib who is playing back. Gets cramped for room trying to cut and bottom edges into his off stump 238/5
60.3 to Sabbir Rahman, 82.5 kph, trapped him lbw! The quicker, straighter delivery and Sabbir is playing back. Caught right in front of all three. Well bowled by Rashid, did the batsman with the length 268/7
62.6 to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mehedi charges, the ball ends up at slip… another one gone! Looked initially like it might have been a stumping chance but there was actually a thickish edge as Mehedi swung for the hills and Root was alive to it and held the chance this time 276/9
66.5 to Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 75.8 kph, swiped straight up in the air and Rashid takes the catch! Rabbi’s top-edges his way out of it, he wasn’t suggesting permanence but at least he hung around for a bit. Rashid finishes with a four-for 296/10
CR Woakes 2 0 14 0 7.00 7 3 0
England 2nd innings (target: 273 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c Mominul Haque b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 59 129 117 5 0 50.42
33.5 80.9 kph, off the face of the bat and pocketed at silly point! That was a snaffle worthy of Eknath Solkar, just watching like a hawk as Cook loomed forward and keeping his hands soft on impact. Amazing scenes, and that is ten in the match for Mehedi! 127/5
View dismissal BM Duckett b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 56 82 64 7 1 87.50
23.1 85.9 kph, skids through and Duckett is gone first ball! Stunning riposte from Mehedi, pushes through quicker, Duckett was playing for turn but was trapped on the back foot and in no position to save his stumps from being splattered! 100/1
View dismissal JE Root lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 1 4 2 0 0 50.00
24.1 80.4 kph, tossed up, nailed on the shin, and that’s out! Root was non-committal on the front foot, he thinks for a moment then shakes his head and trots off to his death-bed. Should he have fronted up so soon after his illness? It’s academic now … 105/2
View dismissal GS Ballance c Tamim Iqbal b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 5 26 14 0 0 35.71
31.2 82.0 kph, good grief, that is awful! A filthy long-hop, Ballance panicked himself into an aggressive response, and spanged a horrible leading edge high to mid-off! He traipses off in disgust, and Bangladesh have prised another opening! 124/3
View dismissal MM Ali lbw b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
31.6 86.1 kph, on the front foot, doesn’t spin, spanks the pad and up goes the finger! Moeen reviews but this looked plumb to the naked eye. Halfway up the front foot, and no inside edge. Hitting leg and England are in strife once more! 124/4
View dismissal BA Stokes b Shakib Al Hasan 25 50 36 2 1 69.44
42.3 80.3 kph, done it! Shakib gets past Stokes outside edge with a straight delivery into off stump. Stokes goes down on his knees and Shakib brings out the salute celebration! Stokes just seemed to play down the wrong line. Straighter deliveries on this surface, offering so much, are dangerous 161/7
View dismissal JM Bairstow c Shuvagata Hom b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 3 18 8 0 0 37.50
37.3 84.4 kph, big inside edge, loops to leg slip for a dolly of a catch! Was a straight delivery, which gripped and turned to take the inside edge. Then flew off the pad for an easy catch. Another five-for for Mehedi 139/6
CR Woakes not out 9 41 17 0 0 52.94
View dismissal AU Rashid lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
42.4 82.1 kph, first ball! With a ripper. This is quite full, Rashid is playing back, gets completely squared. Hits the back leg. But he reviews. Has it pitched in line with leg stump? That’s the only question. Waiting for the graphics. Pitches in line. All over! 161/8
View dismissal ZS Ansari c Imrul Kayes b Shakib Al Hasan 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
42.6 three in four balls! Amazing scenes in Dhaka! Ansari flicks the ball off his pads and it’s grabbed by short leg, one of three men catching on the leg side. Actually, it’s even more amazing. It’s a bobble from Mominul at short leg which is grabbed on the rebound by Imrul who is next to him 161/9
View dismissal ST Finn lbw b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 0 9 8 0 0 0.00
45.3 83.4 kph, it’s all over! Finn flicks across the line, gets taken on the back leg and Dharmasena raises the finger for one last time in this series. He was going to ask for a review, but England have none left. Mehedi finishes with 12 in the match, what a performance 164/10
Extras (b 4, lb 2) 6
Total (all out; 45.3 overs; 189 mins) 164 (3.60 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets Mehedi Hasan Miraz 21.3 2 77 6 3.58 85 7 1
23.1 to Duckett, 85.9 kph, skids through and Duckett is gone first ball! Stunning riposte from Mehedi, pushes through quicker, Duckett was playing for turn but was trapped on the back foot and in no position to save his stumps from being splattered! 100/1
31.2 to Ballance, 82.0 kph, good grief, that is awful! A filthy long-hop, Ballance panicked himself into an aggressive response, and spanged a horrible leading edge high to mid-off! He traipses off in disgust, and Bangladesh have prised another opening! 124/3
31.6 to Ali, 86.1 kph, on the front foot, doesn’t spin, spanks the pad and up goes the finger! Moeen reviews but this looked plumb to the naked eye. Halfway up the front foot, and no inside edge. Hitting leg and England are in strife once more! 124/4
33.5 to Cook, 80.9 kph, off the face of the bat and pocketed at silly point! That was a snaffle worthy of Eknath Solkar, just watching like a hawk as Cook loomed forward and keeping his hands soft on impact. Amazing scenes, and that is ten in the match for Mehedi! 127/5
37.3 to Bairstow, 84.4 kph, big inside edge, loops to leg slip for a dolly of a catch! Was a straight delivery, which gripped and turned to take the inside edge. Then flew off the pad for an easy catch. Another five-for for Mehedi 139/6
45.3 to Finn, 83.4 kph, it’s all over! Finn flicks across the line, gets taken on the back leg and Dharmasena raises the finger for one last time in this series. He was going to ask for a review, but England have none left. Mehedi finishes with 12 in the match, what a performance 164/10
View wickets Shakib Al Hasan 13 1 49 4 3.76 46 4 1
24.1 to Root, 80.4 kph, tossed up, nailed on the shin, and that’s out! Root was non-committal on the front foot, he thinks for a moment then shakes his head and trots off to his death-bed. Should he have fronted up so soon after his illness? It’s academic now … 105/2
42.3 to Stokes, 80.3 kph, done it! Shakib gets past Stokes outside edge with a straight delivery into off stump. Stokes goes down on his knees and Shakib brings out the salute celebration! Stokes just seemed to play down the wrong line. Straighter deliveries on this surface, offering so much, are dangerous 161/7
42.4 to Rashid, 82.1 kph, first ball! With a ripper. This is quite full, Rashid is playing back, gets completely squared. Hits the back leg. But he reviews. Has it pitched in line with leg stump? That’s the only question. Waiting for the graphics. Pitches in line. All over! 161/8
42.6 to Ansari, three in four balls! Amazing scenes in Dhaka! Ansari flicks the ball off his pads and it’s grabbed by short leg, one of three men catching on the leg side. Actually, it’s even more amazing. It’s a bobble from Mominul at short leg which is grabbed on the rebound by Imrul who is next to him 161/9
Shuvagata Hom 6 0 25 0 4.16 25 3 0
Taijul Islam 5 2 7 0 1.40 24 0 0

Match details


Toss – Bangladesh, who chose to bat
Series – 2-match series drawn 1-1
Test debut – ZS Ansari (England)
Player of the match – Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh)
Player of the series – Mehedi Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire – CB Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Match referee – RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire – Anisur Rahman

Close of play

  • day 1 – England 1st innings 50/3 (JE Root 15*, MM Ali 2*, 12.3 ov)
  • day 2 – Bangladesh 2nd innings 152/3 (Imrul Kayes 59*, 31 ov)
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