England, after setting Bangladesh a 286-run target earlier in the day, reduce the hosts to 253/8 when umpires called Stumps on the fourth day of the first Test. Sabbir Rahman, on Test debut, is unbeaten on 59 and he has Taijul Islam for company. Bangladesh made an inspired start to the chase but lost way with regular wickets. Mushfiqur Rahim steadied the ship with Rahman before the skipper was dismissed for 39. The morning session promises to be a cracker as both teams will come hard at each other in what could be entertaining 30-45 minutes.
STUMPS! Bangladesh still need 33 runs, England two wickets. Exciting morning session of the final day on the cards. Sabbir, on debut, is unbeaten on 59
Taijul’s 11 runs mean Bangladesh get closer and closer to win. Need only 33 more runs, two wickets in hand
Very exciting last 30 minutes of play. England bowlers, in search of final two Bangladesh wickets, running in hard. Still 8 overs left, and 46 runs to get
WICKET! Bat-pad and Ballance takes a sharp catch off Broad’s bowling to get rid of Rabbi for a duck. Bangladesh 238/8
Sabbir with a very dangerous leave. The delivery, angled into him, could have well crashed into the stumps. Stokes, with hands on his head, returns to his marker
All the pressure on Sabbir now. It’s important he stays calm because England will come hard in the remaining overs now. One mistake can turn the match completely in England’s favour
England with their tails up. They have a very good chance to close this game now. Cook introduces Stokes into the attack. Equation: Bangladesh need 52 runs, three wickets and 12 overs left in Day 4’s play
WICKET! Broad hits Mehedi in line of the stumps, loud appeal, finger goes up but the right-hander goes for the review. No bat involved there, no problem with the height, hawk-eye suggests it’s hitting stumps and the third-umpire stays with on-field call. Bangladesh 234/7
Excellent use of the feet by Sabbir and gets to FIFTY in style, with a boundary
A minimum of 13 overs left, and if not today, Bangladesh should get to target in the morning session of Day 5. Provided they keep enough wickets intact at stumps on Day 4
Bangladesh need another 56 runs for their first win over England in the format. They have four wickets in hand, and should get home if they don’t do anything silly towards the fag end of day’s play
GONE! Mushfiqur Rahim 39 c Ballance b Batty Bangladesh 227-6
Just as Bangladesh looked to be taking control of the match Batty hit back with the wicket of the skipper himself. He was hit for a boundary only two balls earlier by Sabbir but he dusted himself off and got England back in the game.
England appeal for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head. Cook, after a brief conference with Broad decides to go for the review which is disallowed by the umpire. Broad on the hunt.
Stuart Broad bowls a short one. Mushfiqur puts it away to deep midwicket for FOUR!
The match couldn’t have been more balanced. Bangladesh are 206-5 with Stuart Broad coming back to bowl the 64th over. Mushfiqur and Sabbir now have 66 runs between them and Bangladesh need 80 runs to win. England need a wicket right now.
Mushfiqur and Sabbir are going toe-to-toe with Sam Woakes and Ben Stokes. Bangladesh now have a fighting chance of actually winning the match. They need 91 runs with at least 25 overs remaining in the day. Cook has now brought in Rashid to bowl the 59th over.
Woakes’ delivery to Mushfiqur Rahim is glanced down the leg side. It results in 4 leg byes and Bangladesh now need 99 to win.
TEA! Bangladesh 179/5 and need 17 runs to win with five wickets remaining. Bangladesh have been resilient. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rehman have managed to frustrate England bowlers. The pair have put up 39 runs for the sixth wicket in nine overs. The game remains in balance and we are in for a gritty final session.
Bangladesh need to hang in there. When the required runs would be under 100, pressure will be back on England. Sensible cricket will seal a win for Bangladesh
150 comes up for Bangladesh in the 44th over of the innings. Sabbir and Mushfiqur the two men out in the middle
WICKET! Moeen scalps the big fish, Shakib gone for 24. Bangladesh, chasing 286, lose half their side. 140/5
Up, and over, and all the way. Shakib takes on Rashid with the spin and slog sweeps the leggie all the way for a maximum
Bangladesh would now pin hopes on the experienced duo of Shakib and Mushfiqur to drive the side to win. Runs required are 162, and the hosts have six wickets in hand
WICKET! Bangladesh are falling apart after the inspiring start. Mahmudullah is the latest to depart as Batty traps him in front of the wicket for 17. No.4 goes down for the hosts. 108/4
Shakib, after his heroics with the ball, now needs to do the job with the bat. Not many runs to score but Bangladesh need to apply themselves in the middle to register a win
WICKET! And a successful review by England. Mamminul is out after scoring 27. Bangladesh, chasing 286, lose their third wicket. 103/3
Batty with a loud shot for LBW. Umpire not interested but the offie seems very convinced. Cook backs his bowler and decides to refer
Bangladesh bring up the 100, and if they continue batting in similar fashion they could well register a historic win – their first over England in the whites
It will be spin from both ends as Cook introduces Batty from the other end. The offie extracted good turn and is likely to get more as the sun bakes the strip in the afternoon session
Bangladesh and England are out in the middle for the post-Lunch session. Rashid, who picked one of the two wickets to fall in the morning session, will commence proceedings with the ball
WICKET! One sweep too many…Rashid breaks a steady stand as he gets rid of a fluent Imrul Kayes. Joe Root takes a comfortable catch, and England pick the crucial wicket before Lunch. Bangladesh 81/2
Imrun moves into the 40s with a boundary and takes Bangladesh’s total to 80/1 in the 20th over. Runs are coming for the hosts, and coming at a very brisk pace at the moment
Blackwood and Bishoo, both yet to get off the mark, will commence proceedings at 106/4, a good 346 runs behind Pakistan’s total. A result is on the cards, and only a special batting effort by the Windies can change the course of the match
Marlon Samuels and Karlos Brathwaite had done the hard work of getting the eye in, and were looking good for a big stand before they were out in what turned out to be the last over of the day’s play
Mominul gets a boundary and brings up the FIFTY for Bangladesh in the 13th over of the innings. This is a fine start by the hosts. With the ball turning, brisk runs would ease the pressure off the batsmen to follow
WICKET! He never looked in control, and is out bat-pad. Tamim offers a forward defensive shot to Ali, and is caught sharply by Ballance at short-leg position. England pick the early wicket, and break the scratchy opening stand. 35/1
Imrul is looking positive and going for his shots against the spinners. Bangladesh make a good start as they reach 30/0 after eight overs
Two left-handers in the middle and Cook introduces Moeen Ali from the other end. When was the last time England operated with spin, with the new ball, in a Test match? We can’t recall
Interesting first over. The offie got a lot of purchase from the surface. Bangladesh 0/0
Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes are out in the middle. Visitors to start with Batty’s off-spin
WICKET! Taijul traps Batty in front and that’s the end of the England innings. The visitors bundled out for 240, and set Bangladesh a target of 286 runs, with almost two days left in the Test
The new ball is due, and Bangladesh go for it without any hesitation. Taijul Islam will make use of the shining new cherry as Bangladesh look for the final wicket of the England innings
The day doesn’t get off to an ideal start for the visitors as they lose overnight batsman Broad for only 10, in the second over. Needless run that, and even the desperate dive couldn’t save him
Bangladesh on the other hand will draw inspiration from their bowling performance on Day 3 and would look to keep the lead under 300
273-run advantage in their favour, England would like to come out positive on the fourth day and add crucial runs in the process. The visitors would eye at least 325 from this stage and set Bangladesh a stiff target in the fourth innings of the first Test