Ben Stokes strikes with ball and bat to give England edge against Bangladesh

Ben Stokes picked up five wickets in the first innings and got England out of a gutter with the willow to give visitors 273 run lead.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 22, 2016 5:29 pm
Ben Stokes struck 85 to get England out of a jail in the second innings. (Source: AP)

First session between England and Bangladesh in Chittagong saw carnage with eight wickets falling and 55 runs being scored. The subsequent sessions saw normalcy and composed batting – primarily from Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow to get England out of a mess and extend their advantage to 273 runs at the close of play.

Stokes was the ‘man of the day’ with four wickets to his name to complete a fifer and then scored 85 when the visitors were in trouble at 62/5. He received good support from Bairstow with the duo putting together 127 runs.

For Bangladesh, spin factor once again mattered with Shakib Al Hasan picking up five wickets. Day 4 promises to be another interesting affair with game hinging in England’s favour.

 

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