Bangladesh’s historic Test win against England

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Dhaka, October 30: Bangladesh beat England by 108 runs in the second Test match at Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

England lost 10 wickets for 64 runs as they collapsed from 100-0 to 164 all out with 19-year-old Mehedi Hasan taking 6-77 and Shakib al Hasan 4-49.

They were chasing 273 after finally dismissing the hosts for 296 following four dropped catches.

Chasing 273, England went to tea with 100 for no loss, but Miraz and Shakib masterminded an unbelievable turnaround.

In-form Mehedi Hasan Miraz brought Bangladesh back to the game with six quick wickets while, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan bagged rest of the four wickets.

Off-spinner Mehedi picked up his second five-wicket haul in the test for a match-haul of 12 wickets as the hosts tied up the two-match series at 1-1.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz was awarded both Man of the Match and Man of the Series prizes.

A total of 17 wickets fell on the third day and 10 of them were in the final session.

Cook and Duckett appeared to be running away with the match with England’s best opening stand in the series at tea.

The pair dominated the Bangladesh spinners in the scorching afternoon heat. They cracked 10 boundaries and a six between them in a 100-run stand as Duckett breezed to his maiden Test half-century.

But the tea brought respite and the opportunity to regroup for the home team. They were a completely different bowling side after marching out in the final session.

The accuracy from Miraz was assisted by the uneven bounce of the track as Duckett fell the first ball after the break. Miraz fired in a quicker on the rough and the ball slinged back to trap the batsman plumb in front, and trigger an unstoppable slide.

England lost all their wickets for 64 runs. Alongside Cook’s 59 and Duckett’s, Ben Stokes (25) was the only other to manage double figures in the scorecard.

Resuming the third day on 152 for three, Bangladesh were all out for 296 in their second innings after lunch.

The hosts were dismissed 30 minutes into the second session with England leg-spinner Adil Rashid claiming four for 52.

Opener Imrul Kayes top-scored for Bangladesh with 78.

Bangladesh made England pay for wasting opportunities in an eventful morning and extended their lead to 244 before lunch.

On a surface offering turn for the spinners and trouble for batsmen, Bangladesh batsmen chose and aggressive approach to lift their second innings total. They reached 268 for seven at the break.

In a brisk seventh wicket stand worth 30 runs, Sabbir and Shuvagata went after the England bowlers.

Sabbir danced down the track only to defend off Ben Stokes. The England allrounder began exchanging heated words with the youngster.

Sabbir replied with bat by clubbing two exquisite boundaries through the offside before Stokes executed a slower to deceive him as the ball sprung up below the bat’s neck and looped. It fell agonisingly short of the bowler on his follownthrough.

The umpires intervened to take control of the heated situation as Sabbir danced down to Stokes again in the next over and Shuvagata swept two boundaries.

But Rashid managed to land one on the rough and trapped Sabbir plumb in front for 15 in the following over at the stroke of lunch.

Earlier, Kayes, unbeaten overnight, and Shakib added 48 for the fourth wicket during a frantic session of play when England dropped four catches, both tough and easy, and missed out on two reviews.

Kayes was dropped twice before off-spinner Moeen Ali finally trapped him leg before for 78.

Alastair Cook opted for spin from both ends at the outset while Kayes and Shakib, facing his first ball in the morning, began on a watchful note On a nervy morning for either team.

More keen to stay back in his crease, Shakib’s first boundary was a calculated straight drive as spinner Zafar Ansari kept searching for a nagging line around middle and off.

With Moeen scoping out the cracks for swift turns and surprising bounce from the other end, Ansari produced two sharp chances for leg slip and short leg from either batsmen – both were dropped.

In his next over Shakib danced down the track and Ansari dragged the delivery wide on the leg stump. Jonny Bairstow had to move considerably wide, in fact, too far for him to reach the stumps to whip the bails off.

Bairstow missed the stumping chance with Shakib on 16 before Ben Duckett grassed a simple catch in the deep with the batsman on 23.

The review opportunities went begging with replays showing the umpire’s decisions would have been overturned and Shakib continued to frustrate the tourists with a stroke-filled innings of 41 featuring six fours.

Bangladesh lost Shakib and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (9) on the same score, with leg-spinner Rashid breaking the fifth-wicket stand in his first over of the day.

All-rounder Ben Stokes has troubled Mushfiqur all through the Test series and had the Bangladesh skipper edge to Cook after he was dropped on six.

Earlier, England had won all previous nine matches against their South Asian rivals.

Bangladesh had previously only beaten Zimbabwe and the West Indies in Tests.

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