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Bangladesh ruled the roost on Day 1 against England at Chittagong. Both teams playing the first of two-Test series coming in after a closely contest One-Day International (ODI) were now looking to topple each other for Test supremacy. Bangladesh hadn’t played a Test since 2015, while England were coming off from a 2-2 series draw against Pakistan at home. Bangladesh were without their rock-star bowler Mustafizur Rehman, but in a days time have found a new teenage sensation in Mehedi Hasan. England were found dumbstruck against the wily right arm off-break. FULL Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs England 1st Test at Chittagong

England skipper Alastair Cook, after winning the toss wouldn’t have hoped to see his team in such a poor state at the end of days play. England had opted for debutant Ben Duckett for their opening position along side Cook. The pair could not make any impact with the bat as Bangladesh spin due of Mehedi and Shakib turned the tables on them. Mehedi playing his first ever Test for Bangladesh spun past the visitors batting line-up to bamboozle their top and middle order. England only saving grace came in the form of Moeen Ali and Jonathan Bairstow, who cracked much needed half-centuries respectively to help their team stay in the game.

Day 2 will indeed turn out to be as one of the most crucial days in deciding who will be victorious at Chittagong. For Bangladesh Mehedi and Shakib will again play an important role. Mehedi will eye a few more wickets under his belt in a bid to restrict England below 300. Shakib on the other end, will again be expected to choke-hold one end of the pitch. Taijul Islam who formed a great foil for Mehedi will continue to do the containing job. Taijul gave just 28 runs in his quota of 17 overs. Both fast bowlers for Bangladesh, Shafiul Islam and Kamrul Islam Rabbi were good in parts but acted more of relief change for their team than as wicket taking options. Bangladesh will hope that they bundle out England below the 300-run mark. Video highlights: Moeen Ali survives thrice with DRS help during Bangladesh vs England 1st Test, Day 1

Coming to their batting, much will depend on their openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes. Tamim has been their mainstay when it comes to their batting, in the ODI series he was on fire, but Test is another beast in itself. Kayes, on the other is still early into his career, will eyeing to make the opening slot his own in the longer format of the game. Youngsters for inspiration in their batting will look upon skipper Mushfiqur, who has been one of their most talented and skilled players. Mahmudullah has in parts showed his prowess but inconsistency has hampered his chances.

Bangladesh s hero Shakib will again be in the limelight and look to anchor the late middle order resistance. Debutant Sabbir Rahman has been touted as their next batting sensation, will be anticipated for a squash buckling show.

As far as England are concerned much will depend on Chris Woakes with the bat. Woakes has so far been solid in his play against both spinners and fast bowlers. Batting alongside him is Adil Rashid who can use his bat to good effect, will be hoped to support Woakes. Old-young man of England cricket Gareth Batty has to his name 3 -First Class centuries and can be relied upon to stick around in the middle for some time. Coming in at No.11 is Stuart Broad who as everyone knows is no mug. A veteran of 98-matches, Broad will come out and play his natural game, the only worry is that is recent form has no been impressive with the bat.

(Vishal Mehra is a journalist with CricketCountry, who enjoys his weekly dose of anime, monthly viewing of sitcoms, daily playing of cricket once every few hours moon, and currently venturing into table-tennis . His twitter handle is @capturethecatch)