Ben Stokes took two wickets on Day Three morning    Getty Images
Ben Stokes took two wickets on Day Three morning Getty Images

With three wickets early on Saturday morning, England bowlers got their team on top of the game. England are playing the first of the two Tests with Bangladesh at Chittagong as they had an eventful morning on Day Three. Earlier, Bangladesh had done a good job restricting England for a gettable 293 and had a decent start to their batting with opener Tamim Iqbal scoring 78 runs. However, they did not have a similar day on Day Three as the backbone of Bangladesh middle-order batting, Shakib Al Hasan, departed off the second ball of the day followed by two others. FULL Cricket Scorecard: Bangladesh vs England 1st Test at Chittagong

Alastair cook handed the ball straight away to Moeen Ali on Day Three and the bowler did exactly what his team expected, dismissing the most experienced player at the crease. Shakib, who looked steady batting at 31, departed going for a wrong shot. He was soon after followed by night watchman Shafiul Islam as he fails to read Adil Rashid’s delivery and ends up getting caught at mid-on. Next to depart was Mehedi Hasan who fell for an lbw off a Ben Stokes delivery.

Sabbir Rahman played some nice shots, showing his skills but could not survive the English bowling for long. Stokes struck again as Cook picked up a very low catch at slip. The catch was reviewed showing Cook’s fingers underneath the ball and Sabbir’s innings ended with 19 runs. The last man to depart was Kamrul Islam Rabbi as he got clean bowled and Bangladesh’s innings came to an end with 248 runs on the board, trailing by 45 runs.