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  • 4:35 PM IST

    England 258/7 | Chris Woakes 36, Adil Rashid 5: STUMPS!!!! That’s it for today, Above 250 runs scored, and England ahve not yet been so impressive, as they were in the ODIs. However, it’s just the first day, with five more days to go. Nevertheless, it has been Bangladesh’s day, with Mehedi Hasan claiming five wickets, as England have lost seven wickets. Lots expected on Day 2 as well, as we would be joining you tomorrow. Until then, good night.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    England 244/7, 87 overs | Chris Woakes 29 (57), Adil Rashid 0 (18): No harm done following the loss of Bairstow’s wicket, as the present batsmen make sure that they bat steadily, while Woakes still continues to bat strong, along with Rashid, who’s looking to steady the innings, and also avoid further loss of wickets until stumps.

  • 4:07 PM IST
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  • 3:57 PM IST

    England 237/7, 82 overs | Chris Woakes 25 (45), Adil Rashid 0 (0): GONE!!!! Bairstow has been bowled by Mehedi Hasan, as he falls for 52, while Mehedi has claimed five wickets so far. Adil Rashid is the new man in, while Woakes looks to play a steady innings.

    OUT! Jonny Bairstow b Mehedi Hasan 52 (126)

  • 3:39 PM IST
  • 3:37 PM IST

    England 220/6, 77.3 overs | Jonny Bairstow 50(111), Chris Woakes 10(35): Fifty up for Jonathan Bairstow. Bairstow in Tests has been phenomenal with the bat. Bairstow has also crossed the 2,000 run mark in Tests. Bairstow gets to his 11th half century This has been a slow and low session for both teams. England will be the more happier of the two sides.

  • 3:18 PM IST

    Update: Jonny Bairstow now has 2,000 Test runs!

  • 3:15 PM IST

    Jonny Bairstow since his Test recall in July 2015

    18 Tests, 1405 runs, ave 56.2, three 100s, 6 fifties.

  • 3:14 PM IST

    England 209/6, 72 overs | Jonny Bairstow 43(98), Chris Woakes 6(13): Onus on Jonathan Bairstow to get England past 300 run mark to feel secure. Woakes must look to support Bairstow and not look for glory shots. Bangladesh is banking on Mehedi to run through the tail order.

  • 2:58 PM IST

    England 194/6, 68 overs | Jonny Bairstow 37(78), Chris Woakes : OUT! Mehedi gets his fourth as Moeen is struck on the pads. This has been a steady start by Bangladeshi bowlers in post-tea session. Shafiul Islam and Mehedi Hasan has been on the offensive with the ball. Moeen and Bairstow were looking solid and have negated anything the bowlers have to offer.

  • 2:41 PM IST

    England 181/5, 64 overs | Moeen Ali 62(155), Jonny Bairstow 31(78): Bangladesh will eye wickets in final session and ensure that England don’t have to bat on Day Two. Moeen Ali will want to get to his fourth Test ton. Bairstow will want to spent as much time in the middle. Mehedi Hasan is again brought-back into the attack will want to reach his five-for as early as possible.

  • 2:22 PM IST

    England 173/5, 62 overs | Moeen Ali 61(153), Jonny Bairstow 26(68): TEA – Jonathan Bairstow was overshadowed by Moeen Ali who was striking the ball with much velocity and might. The pair by Tea have added 67 runs for the sixth wicket.

  • 1:58 PM IST

    England 172/5, 58 overs | Moeen Ali 60(143), Jonny Bairstow 26(54): Moeen has looked more settled in the post lunch session. Moeen manages to bring up his 8th Test half-century in 127 balls. Bairstow on the other hand, has looked more aggressive against the spinners.

  • 1:34 PM IST

    England 140/5, 50 overs | Moeen Ali 40(118), Jonny Bairstow 14(37) :Moeen finally comes into his own. A six against Mehedi, which was followed by a boundary in a gap of one ball. Bairstow on the other hand, has looked solid. Bangladesh are making too many changes in the bowling.

  • 1:19 PM IST

    England 128/5, 47 overs | Moeen Ali 29(107), Jonny Bairstow 13(23) : Taijul Islam has been called-upon by Mushfiqur Rahim replacing Shakib. Mehedi Hasan on his debut match has been on a roll, 19 overs for him today. Moeen is batting at an amazingly low strike-rate of 26.85.

  • 1:09 PM IST

    England 124/5, 45 overs | Moeen Ali 25(101), Jonny Bairstow 13(18) : Jonny Bairstow has looked unchallenged so far. Bairstow has looked comfortable against the spin of Shakib and Mehedi. Bairstow has picked up three boundaries against Shakib. Bangladesh has been relentless using their spinners since the start of post-lunch session.

  • 12:56 PM IST

    England 106/5, 40.4 overs | Moeen Ali 22(93), Jonny Bairstow : OUT! Shakib delivers a peach of a delivery! Stokes gets his stumps rattled. Jonny Bairstow out in the middle as England are looking in trouble with half their team back in the pavilion. This has been a very disciplined by Mehedi Hasan and Shakib. Moeen is trying hard to stay out their in the middle.

  • 12:46 PM IST

    Reminder: Graeme Swann picked up 10-wicket in the match the last time England played a Test at Chittagong

  • 12:44 PM IST

    England 100/4, 37 overs | Moeen Ali 18 (85), Ben Stokes 13(23) : Ben Stokes has been aggressive in his stay during the middle. Stokes is approaching the game differently as compared to other England batsmen. Moeen is still looking to survive and not play anything.

  • 12:31 PM IST

    England 89/4, 33 overs | Moeen Ali 18 (71), Ben Stokes 5(10) : England are currently looking in trouble with their best batsmen Joe Root back in the pavilion. England are being saved by the DRS system. Mehedi Hasan looks good for his first Test 5-for the way England’s batting is progressing.

  • 12:28 PM IST

    12 balls, 12 minutes, 3 runs, 1 wicket and 2 successful reviews – sums this session up brilliantly

  • 12:24 PM IST

    England 84/4, 30 overs | Moeen Ali 17 (58), Ben Stokes : OUT! Joe Root departs for 40. Mehedi Hasan strikes in his first over after lunch. Root edges the ball and Mushfiqur helps the ball to in hands of Sabbir Rehman standing at first slip. Ben Stokes it out in the middle.

    Root c S Rahman b Mehedi Hasan 40

  • 12:19 PM IST

    England 81/3, 29 overs | Joe Root 38(47) , Moeen Ali 17 (58): Shakib Al Hasan to start the first over post lunch. OUT!!! No wait Ali reviews the decision. Second time in the same over. Dramatic start for post lunch session.

  • 11:52 AM IST

    Read our Lunch report here.

  • 11:32 AM IST

    England 81/3, 28 overs | Joe Root 38(29) , Moeen Ali 17 (27): LUNCH! This has been a good half and hour before lunch with both Root and Moeen surviving Bangladeshi spinners’ onslaught. The morning has belonged to Bangladesh specially their debutante Mehedi Hasan, who’s 2-for has downed the visitors badly.

  • 10:55 AM IST

    England 54/3, 20 overs | Joe Root 27(29), Moeen Ali 5(27): Bangladesh have leaked a few runs after the introduction of Kamrul Islam Rabbi. Shakib and Hasan were looking to rip apart the England batting line-up with their spin. This waver has made Root and Ali get well settled and ensure the pressure is released.

  • 10:43 AM IST

    England 45/3, 17 overs | Joe Root 24(24), Moeen Ali 1(12): Joe Root has been allowed to settle well with Islam bowling from one-end. Bangladesh might have missed a trick allowing a fast bowler to come in. Moeen Ali must play the sheet anchor role that he is known for. Mehedi has continued to bowl this is his 9th over on the trot.

  • 10:31 AM IST

    England 34/3, 15 overs | Joe Root 13(17), Moeen Ali 1(5): Bangladesh have been on the top since ball one. Shakib and Mehedi have bowled on point making England batsmen play every delivery. Moeen and Root have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders.

Bangladesh will seek resurgence while England will march with confidence in Test series © Getty Images
Bangladesh will seek resurgence while England will march with confidence in Test series © Getty Images

Good Morning, Suprabhāta! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day 1 of the 1st of the two-Test series between hosts Bangladesh and visitors England, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Thursday. I am Vishal Mehra, and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from today’s action. Bangladesh, who were on the receiving end in the just concluded One-Day International (ODI) series against the very same visitors, as they lost the hard-fought series 2-1. However, with the Tests being a whole new and different ball game, the hosts would indeed aim to make a turnaround. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test at Chittagong

Bangladesh cricket has been on a high over past 18 months specially in the One-Day International (ODI) format at home. Series victories against South Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India would have given them a sense of belonging in the 50-over format arena. England, who had a outstanding Test, ODI and Twenty20 International (T20I) series versus Pakistan would have been well oiled and all geared up to take on their Bangladeshi tiger’s in their own den. England came to Bangladesh amidst a lot of skepticism doing the rounds after security concerns were raised. With a lot of changes in the side and experimentation to be exercised, England took on hosts in what was one of the most thrilling ODI series in recent memory. Bangladesh vs England 2016, 1st Test at Chittagong, Preview and Predictions

Mushfiqur, who is going through a rough patch in his batting, will look to lead his side from the front. With Tamim Iqbal as his deputy he has a strong supporting hand by his side. Shakib Al Hasan, who remains to be the most experienced player in the side, will be expected to inspire a team full of youngsters. The Bangladesh bowling attack has as many as 4-spinners in Shakib, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam and Mehedi Hasan. The fast bowling department looks as thin as ever with only Shafiqul Islam and Kamrul Islam Rabbi to provide assistance. Rahim: Bangladesh ready to take on England in Test cricket

England’s spinning duties will be handled by Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Gareth Batty. Batty is making a return into the Test arena after a gap of  12 long years. Batty was cantered by Brian Lara in his last outing and will be hoping not to rekindle the same bowling form. Moeen with his batting and bowling has been crucial in getting England out of trouble in many matches only to be found underappreciated by many. Rashid will hope he continues his wicket taking form from the ODI series and into the Tests. Cook torn between family and cricket career

Both England and Bangladesh have a truck load of new comers in the side, who will be eager to display their skills to the world. For England, Zafar Ansari, Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett will want to take the international stage by storm. Duckett with his show in the ODI series is a front-runner to make his Test debut, while Ansari and Hameed will have to wait. Bangladesh on the other hand, will hand cap to Rabbi who in all likelihood will be the second pace-man in the side.


Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Mominul Haque, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Soumya Sarkar and Taijul Islam.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Haseeb Hameed, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test at Chittagong