Dhaka, October 29: Bangladesh on Saturday takes a lead by 128 runs with seven wickets remaining in the second innings of the second and final Test against England in Dhaka.
The hosts scored 152 for 3 wickets at stumps on Day 2 at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Trailing by 24 runs in the first innings, the hosts began second innings after tea and openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes gave a quick start. They make a 65-run opening stand off just 77 balls.
However, the hosts lost two wickets in back-to-back overs. Tamim fell in the 13th over bowled by debutant Zafar Ansari. The first-innings centurion scored 40 off just 47 balls hitting 7 fours.
In the following over blowed by Ben Stokes, Mominul Haque (1) was caught by Alastair Cook who also grabbed the previous catch of Tamim.
Bangladesh lost second wicket for 66 in 13.1 overs. From there on, Imrul and Mahmudullah kept batting and added 86 runs in the 3rd wicket partnership.
Imrul smashed a half-century and was unbeaten on 59. His partner Mahmudullah was bowled by Zafar Ansari in the final delivery of the day scoring 47 runs.
Earlier, England scored 244 in the first innings in response to Tigers` 220 which gave the visitors a 24-run lead despite another five-wicket haul from Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi.
Alastair Cook (capt), Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Zafar Ansari, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Steven Finn.