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  • 5:05 PM IST

    England 228/8 | Stuart Broad 10, Chris Woakes 11 | Lead 273 | It is stumps! It has been majorly a bowlers’ day while Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow helped England make a game-changing comeback. With the lead, England are now on top of the game surely at these batting conditions and will look to end with few more runs on Day Four and scalp early wickets to ensure victory.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    England 220/8 | Stuart Broad 5, Chris Woakes 8 | Lead 265 | With the partnership broken, the runrate has decreased remarkably but the match now looks in favour of England with a good lead in hand. Shakib meanwhile takes a 5-for.

  • 4:34 PM IST

    OUT! Adil Rashid lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 9 (18)

  • 4:17 PM IST

    England 201/7 | Adil Rashid 4, Chris Woakes 1 | Lead 246 | Bangladesh have managed to break the partnership now but thanks to the two batsmen, England have a good lead. A 300-run lead can ensure their victory looking at the batting conditions.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    OUT! Ben Stokes lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 85 (151)

  • 3:57 PM IST

    OUT! Jonny Bairstow b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 47 (95)

  • 3:47 PM IST

    England 172/5 | Ben Stokes 75, Jonny Bairstow 37 | Lead 217 | Bairstow is gradually moving towards his half-century while Stokes looks steady for his 100. This is a very disappointing performance by the Bangladesh bowlers after a great start as they could easily restrict the visitors within 160 had they maintained the consistency with wickets.

  • 3:23 PM IST

    England 154/5 | Ben Stokes 64, Jonny Bairstow 32 | Lead 199 | The partnership looks strong now and it is high time Bangladesh goes attacking and takes a wicket. England have almost 200-run lead. Though Bangladesh have potent batsmen, consistency is a question here.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    England 133/5 | Ben Stokes 53, Jonny Bairstow 22 | Lead 178 | 50 up for Ben Stokes and a really commendable innings by the all-rounder. Bangladesh need to break this partnership as the target is gradually increasing and it will not be easy to bat after Day Three and chase big runs.

  • 2:20 PM IST

    England 108/5 | Ben Stokes 33, Jonny Bairstow 17 | Lead 153 | It’s tea! Well, it has been a while since Bangladesh has picked up a wicket and Stokes and Bairstow doing a great job building a partnership here. A much-needed one for the visitors now.

  • 1:54 PM IST

    England 93/5 | Ben Stokes 24, Jonny Bairstow 11 | Lead 138 | England batsmen are playing very carefully as the Bangladesh bowlers have kept it pretty tight. Stokes seeks a opportunity and hits a six to release the pressure. both batsmen looking to settle things down a bit, a partnership building gradually.

  • 1:24 PM IST

    England 64/5 | Ben Stokes 10, Jonny Bairstow 2 | Lead 111 | Yet anotherwicket for Bangladesh and Shakib, the hosts have played exceptionally well this day. They have potential batsmen by the side and if they manage to restrict the visitors within a lead of 150, it will be easy for them.

  • 1:11 PM IST

    OUT! Moeen Ali c Mushfiqur Rahim(wk) b Shakib Al Hasan 14 (50)

  • 12:45 PM IST

    England 46/4 | Ben Stokes 0, Moeen Ali 9 | Lead 91 | Just what Bangladesh wanted! England losing wickets regularly and it is hard to set up a partnership in this condition but the team will have to do that. The English batting goes down to No. 7 and with Moeen and Stokes at the crease, they have hopes alive. Taijul meanwhile bowls a wicket maiden.

  • 12:41 PM IST

    OUT! Gary Ballance c Imrul Kayes b Taijul Islam 9 (25)

  • 12:38 PM IST

    England 44/3 | Gary Balance 8, Moeen Ali 8 | Lead 89 | Back from lunch and Bangladesh are in a good position. With a couple of more wickets, the team will be on top of the visitors. A chance was left unutilised as Moeen edged a Shakib delivery to slip but the ball bounced off the fielder’s grip and got stuck into his helmet before falling back into his hands.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    England 28/3 | Gary Balance 0 | Lead 73 | : It’s lunch. A brilliant comeback by Bangadesh who looked to be struggling this morning losing 4 wickets and ending innings for 248. But the England wickets early in their innings proved the wicket is not easy to bat not. Shakib and moreover debutant Mehedi has to be praised for their brilliant efforts.

  • 12:07 PM IST

    OUT! Ben Duckett c Mominul Haque b Shakib Al Hasan 15 (34)

  • 11:28 AM IST

    England 27/2 | Gary Balance 0, Ben Duckett 14 | Lead 72 | : Yet another big blow for England as Joe Root departs. Brilliant delivery from Shakib, the experienced man. Pitched in line, hits the middle stump. Though appealed for a catch, there was no edge but the ball hit the pad and Root has to depart.

  • 11:26 AM IST

    OUT! Joe Root lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 1 (4)

  • 11:23 AM IST

    England 27/1 | Joe Root 1, Ben Duckett 14 | Lead 72 | : Big wicket for Bangladesh and obviously for Mehedi Hasan. The debutant already have 7 wickets from the match and all are big international names. A much needed wicket for the team.

  • 11:19 AM IST

    OUT! Alastair Cook c Mahmudullah b Mehedi Hasan 12 (23)

  • 11:18 AM IST

    England 20/0 | Alastair Cook 11, Ben Duckett 9 | Lead 70 | : So, England now seek a stable start after gaining a lead of 45 runs. Both Cook and Duckett have not performed well in the first innings and will look to compensate that.

  • 10:50 AM IST

    *Innings break*

  • 10:50 AM IST

    Bangladesh 248 | Taijul Islam 3, |Trail 45| : So, not a start that Bangladesh wanted. The team looked good enough to get a good lead but eventually fell apart, throwing their wickets away. England now have a lead of 45 runs and it will gradually become harder for batsmen to score on this pitch.

  • 10:46 AM IST

    OUT! Kamrul Islam Rabbi b Stokes 0 (3)

  • 10:36 AM IST

    OUT! Sabbir Rahman c Alastair Cook b Ben Stokes 19 (32)

  • 10:27 AM IST

    Bangladesh 248/8 | Sabbir Rahman 19, Taijul Islam 3, |Trail 45| : Great start by English bowlers as Bangladesh lost three wickets early on. Ray of hope is now Sabbir Rahman, who looks comfortable at the crease. A Stokes’ delivery hits him at the grill, but he says he is okay.

  • 10:13 AM IST

    OUT! Mehedi Hasan Miraz lbw b Ben Stokes 1 (4)

  • 10:12 AM IST

    OUT! Shafiul Islam c Stuart Broad b Adil Rashid 2(29)

Bangladesh-vs-England (1)

Good Morning, Suprabhāta! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Day Three 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 Paulami and I will bring all the live updates of this cracker of a contest. Bangladesh denting England’s spirit with their remarkable bowling display did not come as a surprise on Day One, as the-once minnows have the knack of taking the big teams aback. They outplayed England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and entered the quarter-final for the first time, remember? They edged past India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, remember? That! FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs England, 1st Test at Chittagong

As a matter of fact, Bangladesh have never defeated England in the longest format. They were reduced to nothingness in all the eight games. Now that they trail by only 72 runs with 5 wickets remaining in the first innings, they have a golden opportunity to register their maiden victory against the cricket-inventors. Day Two belonged to the home team. The swashbuckling pair of Tamil Iqbal and Imrul Kayes added only 29 runs for the first wicket, with Kayes scoring 21. All the same, Tamim is on a different level when he plays against England.

Here’s an article by our Editor Abhishek Mukherjee. If you know Tamim better, you are mistaken. Tamim, as a matter of fact, scored heaps of runs against England. Okay, let me show you the numbers: 86, 14, 85, 52, 55, 103, 108, 2.

Well, I have not added today’s score. Hold your horses. He did exactly what was expected of him. He scored 78 runs off 179 balls. Disregard the strike rate. I know that is very Tamim-unlike but the impact is still the same. Just when Bangladesh needed someone to dent England’s spirit, he stepped up and laced the vital runs. The much-needed impetus, he provided.

The reason I mentioned impetus is because the scorecard read 29 for 2. From that stage, England could have easily dismantled the Bangladesh batting line-up. But to encounter the Tamim storm was an uphill climb for the visitors. Plus, under the scorching heat, Alastair Cook’s men failed to maintain their energy level throughout the day.

Meanwhile, the classicist Mahmadullah emulated Tamim’s brilliance and scored 38, including three delightful boundaries. The stylish duo added 90 runs for the third wicket.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim joined Tamim in the middle to stitch 44-run partnership, before the southpaw was dismissed by Gareth Batty.

All the same, that did not stop the Bangladeshis from continuing the momentum, as Mushfiqur and Shakib Al Hasan kept the scoreboard ticking. Nonetheless, their partnership was limited to 58, as Ben Stokes got the better of Bangladesh captain on 48.

With Shakib still at the crease and Sabbir Rahman yet to bat, Bangladesh are more than likely to get a lead. But, for them to win this contest, they have to get a sizeable lead, to be precise.

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