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  • 6:49 PM IST

    Bangladesh 253/8 | Taijul Islam 11, Sabbir Rahman 59 | Target 39: Stumps! So, Bangladesh somehow still have their hopes alive. Sabbir is at the crease but he must be careful on morning of Day Five as he is the only technical batsman left at the crease.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    Bangladesh 238/8 | Taijul Islam 0, Sabbir Rahman 55 | Target 48: Brilliant comeback by the visitors. Broad is doing it for the English men now, back to back wickets and Bangladesh have very little chances to win this match. It all depends on how well they rotate strike and give more of them to Sabbir.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    OUT! Kamrul Islam Rabbi c Gary Ballance b Stuart Broad 0 (3)

  • 4:15 PM IST

    OUT! Mehedi Hasan lbw b Stuart Broad 1 (9)

  • 3:54 PM IST

    OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim c Gary Ballance b Gareth Batty 39(124)

  • 3:52 PM IST

    Bangladesh 219/5 | Mushfiqur Rahim 38, Sabbir Rahman 38 | Target 67: Sabbir is playing very, very carefully but leaving no chance to hit grounded shots now. It is the partnership Bangladesh were seeking.

  • 3:31 PM IST

    Bangladesh 204/5 | Mushfiqur Rahim 30, Sabbir Rahman 35 | Target 82: Sabbir Rahman dropped! Dived to get to it but it bounced off his gloves. Can it be the game-changing moment? Broad looks extremely unhappy! Drinks on this note. Bangladesh look to build the partnership they needed.

  • 2:50 PM IST

    Bangladesh 183/5 | Mushfiqur Rahim 23, Sabbir Rahman 28 | Target 103: Back from tea! Hopes on Mushfiqur and Sabbir now. Woakes gets a few overs here. Still 100 more runs to go. Not an easy target to chase.

  • 2:04 PM IST

    Bangladesh 175/5 | Mushfiqur Rahim 19, Sabbir Rahman 24 | Target 111: Two sixes and a four! Sabbir Rahman in total sabotage mode! Doing just the right thing. Picking the lose deliveries and hammering them.

  • 1:53 PM IST

    Bangladesh 152/5 | Mushfiqur Rahim 17, Sabbir Rahman 3 | Target 134:Bangladesh are yet to build up any partnership. They still have two technical batsmen at the crease who are their only bet now as aftre them, bowlers will come out to bat. The top-order, apart frm Kayes, have failed again.

  • 1:30 PM IST

    OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Jonny Bairstow(wk) b Moeen Ali 24 (39)

  • 12:45 PM IST

    OUT! Mahmudullah lbw b Gareth Batty 17 (36)

  • 12:39 PM IST

    Bangladesh 103/3 | Mahmudullah 13, Shakib Al Hasan 0 | Target 183: Another wicket for Bangladesh and things don’t look to go very positively for them here. Shakib is at the crease now and will be expected to play a big knock which is the first thing the hosts want now.

  • 12:37 PM IST

    OUT! Mominul Haque lbw b Gareth Batty 27 (47)

  • 11:36 AM IST

    Bangladesh 86/2 | Mahmudullah 4, Mominul Haque 19 | Target 200: It is lunch! So, some damage has been done but Bangladesh do have 8 more wickets in hand. The 43 run innings was quite crucial for them as it increased the runrate and helped them recover from the loss of Tamim’s wicket early. They still have technical batsmen left to come out but will have to play carefully.

  • 11:24 AM IST

    OUT! Imrul Kayes c Joe Root b Adil Rashid 43 (61)

  • 11:23 AM IST

    Bangladesh 72/1 | Imrul Kayes 38, Mominul Haque 18 | Target 210: Though the team lost a crucial wicket early on, they have accelerated their runrate with frequent boundaries. Kayes looks good while Mominul is playing the perfect partner at the other end.

  • 10:49 AM IST

    Bangladesh 46/1 | Imrul Kayes 25, Mominul Haque 5 | Target 240: So Bangladesh lose their first wicket early on. This can cause trouble. Tamim is among those experienced batsmen and his wicket can be a game-changer. Moeen had been producing similar chances and the player should have been more careful attempting for such a shot. Moeen got it spun outside off as Tamim helped it with a thick inside edge to land it in a diving Ballance’s hands. Good catch there.

  • 10:39 AM IST

    OUT! Tamim Iqbal c Gary Ballance b Moeen Ali 9 (33)

  • 10:29 AM IST

    Bangladesh 30/0 | Imrul Kayes 18, Tamim Iqbal 5 | Target 256: This is one of the crucial partnerships on its way. This can either take the team to a good position or initiate a slide of wickets. Tamim will have to replicate his performance in the first innings, Kayes will have to pull off some heroics.

  • 9:56 AM IST

    England 240 | Chris Woakes 19: So that is end of England innings and they have set the target of 286 for Bangladesh. Shakib got a fifer while Taijul Islam has got two wickets on hand. Gareth Batty has not fired up so England’s hope to set 300-run mark could not be achieved.

    So can Bangladesh successfully chase this competitive target?

  • 9:35 AM IST

    England 231/8 | Stuart Broad 10, Chris Woakes 14: So back in action for Day 4 game between England and Bangladesh. Mehedi Hasan started off with the new ball and what a beginning, just three runs from it.

    Bangladesh just need two wickets to wrap up the England innings.


Ben Stokes gave England a firm grip on the first Test with bat and ball before Shakib Al Hasan’s 5-79 revived Bangladesh hopes in Chittagong on Saturday. Stokes hit 85 runs in the second innings to steer England to 228-8 at stumps on the third day after his three-wicket burst earlier in the morning helped them dismiss Bangladesh for 248 runs. The visitors now lead their hosts by 273 runs, which could be handy on a pitch that offered spinners plenty of turn, making life difficult for batsmen from both sides. Stokes appeared to have mastered the wicket with his feisty innings, which came off 151 balls with six fours and three sixes.

Jonny Bairstow gave him a good company as the duo shared 127 for the sixth wicket to bail out England from a precarious 62-5 in the second innings. Bairstow missed out on a very deserving half-century, leaving the pitch for 47 after he was played on by Kamrul Islam, the bowler’s maiden Test wicket and only wicket so far taken by a Bangladeshi seamer in the match. Shakib soon trapped Stokes in front to end an highly impressive innings before he completed his 15th five-wicket haul with the scalp of Adil Rashid. Chris Woakes (11 not out) and Stuart Broad (10 not out) remained at the crease overnight hoping to extend England’s advantage before they set the fourth innings target for Bangladesh, reported AFP.

“If we can get up to 320 it will be nice,” Stokes said after the match. “(Stuart) Broad has got a Test hundred while Woakes had got nine to 10 first class centuries, so there is no reason why these two cannot get another 50 for us,” he added. Bangladesh’s pace bowling coach Courtney Walsh believes the game is still open. “Probably, England got about 20-30 runs more than what we would have liked, at this stage. I think the bowlers fought very well today. For me the game is still in the balance. We have to bat well second time around,” he said.

Shakib led Bangladesh’s fight back before the lunch break leaving England at 28-3 after the visitors took a 45-run lead in the first innings. England’s hopes of building a sizeable advantage were dealt a blow when debutant spinner Mehedi Hasan induced an edge from captain Alastair Cook to send him back for 12. Shakib trapped Joe Root lbw for one in the next over to take his 150th Test wicket before he had Ben Duckett caught by Mominul Haque at forward short leg for 15. Gary Ballance fell to Taijul Islam for nine after the break before Shakib grabbed his third wicket by dismissing Moeen Ali for 14.

It was a comeback for the Bangladesh all-rounder, who put his team in trouble by throwing his wicket off the second ball of the morning. Resuming on 221-5, Bangladesh were hoping Shakib, who was unbeaten on 31 overnight, would take them close to England’s first innings total. But he went down the wicket before the dust had settled and paid the price as Bairstow completed a simple stumping. Rashid removed nightwatchman Shafiul Islam for two as Stuart Broad took the catch high on his head at midwicket.

Stokes, who finished with 4-26, had Mehedi lbw for one in the next over before a low catch at slip by Cook ended Sabbir Rahman’s effort at 19. He bowled third debutant Kamrul Islam in the same over to wrap up Bangladesh’s innings as the hosts added just 27 runs to their overnight score for the loss of five wickets in 12 overs.

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