Bangladesh survive late England onslaught on Day 2

Bangladesh stand at 221/5 at close of play on Day 2 to be behind England's 293 by 72 runs at Chittagong.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 21, 2016 7:26 pm
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Just like before Tea where Adil Rashid removed set batsman in Mahmudullah to make a dent, the close of play also belonged to the visitors with Mushfiqur Rahim walking back after getting an under edge to Ben Stokes. That brought out night watchman Shafiul Islam to join Shakib Al Hasan. At the end, Bangladesh stood at 221/5 and still trailing England by 72 runs.

The game hangs in the balance after the first two days of tough cricket in the Chittagong heat as England’s pace attack does a better job than the spinners – contrary to how things panned out in the first essay.

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Moeen Ali survived five reviews in his charmed innings as he and Jonny Bairstow helped England overcome their spin discomfort and post 258-7 in the first Test against Bangladesh on Thursday. Bangladesh off-spinner Mehedi Hasan (5-64) made a memorable Test debut, combining with Shakib Al Hasan (2-46) to torment the tourists who slumped to 106-5 after a top order collapse.

Moeen featured in fifty-plus partnerships with Joe Root (40) and Bairstow (52) to rescue the tourists who were 21-3 after the first hour in the match. Chris Woakes was unbeaten on 36 at stumps with Adil Rashid (five) at the other end after an engrossing day of Test cricket. In the most extraordinary passage of play either side of the lunch break, Moeen was adjudged lbw to Shakib on three occasions, but every time the batsman got himself reinstated by successfully reviewing the decision.

The day otherwise belonged to Mehedi, one of the three Bangladesh players who made their Test debut in the first of the two-Test series at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The off-spinner, who turns 19 on Tuesday, was pressed early into service after home captain Mushfiqur Rahim decided to introduce spin in the second over. Mehedi, player of the tournament in the under-19 World Cup earlier this year, claimed his maiden Test wicket with a flighted delivery that disturbed fellow Test debutant Ben Duckett’s (14) stumps.

Encouraged by the breakthrough, Mushfiqur opted for spin from both ends and the move paid immediate dividend with Shakib dismissing Cook (four) with his second delivery. Cook, who became the most-capped England Test cricketer in his 134th appearance, went for a sweep only to drag the ball onto his stumps. Gary Ballance (one) was trapped leg-before by Mehedi after Mushfiqur used a review to successfully overturn the original not out decision.

Only Root looked comfortable against the spinners, hitting five crisp boundaries in his fluent knock before Mehedi dismissed him to end his 62-run stand with Moeen. Shakib dismissed Ben Stokes for 18 with a dipping delivery that turned sharply to breach the batsman’s defence and hit the top of the off-stump.

Mehedi finally ended Moeen’s vigil when he induced an edge which Mushfiqur collected behind the stumps. Moeen’s battling 68 included eight boundaries and a six and he raised 88 runs with Bairstow who became Mehedi’s fifth victim.

vinaysiwach October 21, 20169:22 am

Good morning everyone! We are into day two of the Test match. England managed to make a comeback late in the day. How much can they score in the first innings?

vinaysiwach October 21, 20169:35 am

Here come the players. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid walking out to the middle. Taijul Islam will begin the bowling for Bangladesh. The hosts had bowled 92 overs yesterday

vinaysiwach October 21, 20169:38 am

WICKET! Chris Woakes c Mominul Haque b Taijul Islam

Woakes is out on the first ball of the day. Taijul will be delighted with that wicket. Classic spinner’s dismissal. Woakes comes forward on a ball that in coming into him. Bends to defend but gets an inside edge and straight to short-leg

vinaysiwach October 21, 20169:41 am

18-year-old Mehedi Hasan to bowl the second over of the day. He took five wickets yesterday. This is his debut match for Bangladesh

vinaysiwach October 21, 20169:43 am

APPEAL! Adil Rashid given out as he decides to leave a straight ball from Mehedi. He decides to review it.

Quicker ball that pitched in line and hurries onto Rashid. He shoulders his arms and hits him on the pads. Everything red so far but we have to see if it was missing leg stump. Yes! Missing leg. Rashid survives

vinaysiwach October 21, 20169:57 am

100 overs gone in Chittagong and England have reached 285 for the loss of eight wickets. Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad at the crease but the former is scoring some important runs

vinaysiwach October 21, 20169:59 am

WICKET! Adil Rashid c Sabbir Rahman b Taijul Islam 26

Rashid will not be happy with the sot. A tad shorter from Taijul and Rashid goes on the back-foot. Plays it on the up to the left of the short cover fielder but Sabbir dives in the air to takes a good catch

vinaysiwach October 21, 201610:32 am


Mehedi Hasan finishes with six wickets on debut as Bangladesh bowl out England for 293 runs in the first innings. Stuart Broad in the last man dismissed as he gets a faint edge and is caught behind. Umpire gave it not out but Mushfiqur reviewed it

vinaysiwach October 21, 201610:41 am

Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes are out in the middle to open the batting. Stuart Broad has the new ball in his hand. Tamim on strike for Bangladesh

vinaysiwach October 21, 201610:41 am

Two runs off the first over and it will be spinner Gareth Batty from the other end who will bowl. He is making a Test comeback after eight years

vinaysiwach October 21, 201611:15 am

Good start for Bangladesh as they haven’t lost a single wicket with 19 runs on the board after first 10 overs. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes defending most of the balls

vinaysiwach October 21, 201611:26 am

WICKET! Imrul Kayes b Moeen Ali 21

Beauty from Moeen! Kayes undecided to go on front-foot or back-foot. Caught in the middle and plays all around it. Past the outside edge and it hits the top of off-stump

vinaysiwach October 21, 201611:31 am

WICKET! Mominul Haque c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali 0

What a turnaround! Moeen has two in the over as Bangladesh slip to 29/2. Quicker one from Moeen and it stands up as well. Edges it behind which hits keeper’s thigh and lobs up to slips. It will be Lunch in Chittagong and England will take it. Two wickets in one over from Mooen

vinaysiwach October 21, 201612:20 pm

Players back after the Lunch break! Tamim Iqbal is joined by Mahmudullah in the middle. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid bowling in tandem

vinaysiwach October 21, 201612:32 pm

50 up for Bangladesh in the first innings. They are 50 for the loss of two wickets. They still trail Bangladesh by 243 runs. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid continue in tandem

vinaysiwach October 21, 20161:11 pm

FIFTY! Tamim Iqbal-Mahmudullah stand is now worth fifty. Brilliant recovery after the two wickets in over before Lunch

vinaysiwach October 21, 20161:47 pm

100 up for Bangladesh with Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah at the crease. Tamim is batting on 46 while his partner is batting on 30

vinaysiwach October 21, 20162:00 pm

FIFTY! Tamim Iqbal gets another Test half-century but more importantly it has helped settle down some Bangladesh nerves. 80 runs in this session without losing a wicket

vinaysiwach October 21, 20162:07 pm

Has Meen Ali struck at the stroke of Tea like he did before Lunch? He has been given out caught at slips but he has reviewed it. He is gesturing it hit his elbow

Big turn on that ball from Moeen. Snicko shows nothing. Hit his elbow. Impact is outside the line of off-stump. Nothing against Tamim here. Not out should be the decision

Not out it is

vinaysiwach October 21, 20162:09 pm

Has Moeen Ali struck at the stroke of Tea like he did before Lunch? He has been given out caught at slips but he has reviewed it. He is gesturing it hit his elbow

Big turn on that ball from Moeen. Snicko shows nothing. Hit his elbow. Impact is outside the line of off-stump. Nothing against Tamim here. Not out should be the decision

Not out it is

vinaysiwach October 21, 20162:11 pm

WICKET! Mahmudullah c Joe Root b Adil Rashid 38

Would have been a perfect session for Bangladesh but Adil Rashid spoils it. Mahmudullah guides one sharp turning ball to slips. He is gone for 38 and England have broken the 90-run stand. Tea in Chittagong

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20162:41 pm

Play underway after tea at Chittagong. And its a strong start from Mushfiqur Rahim who has punched Moeen Ali to two consecutive boundaries. The hosts move along to 133/3 and trail England by 160 runs

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20162:59 pm

Mushfiqur plays it down the leg side and the Bangladesh batsmen complete a double to bring up the 150. England made to toil in the Chittagong heat

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20163:13 pm

GONE!! Gareth Batty strikes and Tamim Iqbal walks back. A quick slider by the offie and Iqbal hands a thin edge behind to Bairstow. Once again discussions on taking a review but decide otherwise. Bangladesh are 163/4

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20163:52 pm

FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim steps down the track to Moeen Ali and takes the ball on the immediate pitch to drive beautifully through the covers for four. Bangladesh one away from 200 mark

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20163:53 pm

The ball pitches outside off and spins away to the leg side which Mushfiqur Rahim gently pushes over the shoulder for a double as the ball runs down to the fine leg boundary. Bring up the 200

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20164:02 pm

REVIEW AND MUSHFIQUR RAHIM IS NOT OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim plays across the line to Chris Woakes and the bowlers appeals. After a long think, Dharmasena says ‘No’. He doesn’t look entirely convinced with the call either. The third umpire says not out too. It was pitching narrowly outside. Close one that.

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20164:19 pm

Closing stages on this second day of the opening Test and Bangladesh are 220/4 with Mushfiqur closing in on a 50 and Shakib providing good company

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20164:37 pm

Mushfiqur Rahim c Bairstow b Stokes 48 (77)

GONE! Ben Stokes is convinced he has Mushfiqur Rahim caught behind to Jonny Bairstow. And the umpires opt to go upstairs to be certain. There is a faintest of under-edges and it is taken behind – after bit of difficulty. Stokes has the breakthrough for England with under three overs left in the day. Bangladesh are 221/5

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20164:40 pm

Shafiul Islam is the new man in as the night watchman. Two overs remaining but we’re over the allotted time

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20164:47 pm

Final over of the day and Ben Stokes has the ball in his hand.

Tanuj Lakhina October 21, 20164:50 pm

Play and a miss on the final delivery of the day and Shafiul Islam survives the final onslaught. Bangladesh end the day at 221/5 with night watchman Shafiul yet to open his account and Shakib Al Hasan on 31.