Bangladesh’s first Test victory against England
October 30th, 2016 at 5:40 pm
Bangladesh’s first Test victory against England

Dhaka – Bangladesh make a comfortable victory 108-run victory against England Sunday in Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium to level the two-match test series.

Offspinner Mehedi Hasan claimed a Bangladesh test match record of 12-159 as his side secured a first-ever win against England.

Mehedi took 6-77 in the second innings to rip through England, which lost all 10 wickets in the post-lunch session in its pursuit of 273 runs to win.

Left arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan complemented his effort with 4-49 with three wickets in four balls to help the side earn the victory inside three days.

England captain Alastair Cook made 59 and Ben Duckett scored 54 as they kept the side unscathed before lunch, reaching 100-0.

Scoreboard Sunday after Bangladesh beat England by 108 runs in the second test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium: Bangladesh first innings 220, England first innings 244, Bangladesh second innings 296.

Alastair Cook c Hauqe b Mehedi 59, Ben Duckett b Mehedi 56, Joe Root lbw Shakib 1, Gary Ballance c Iqbal b Mehedi 5, Moeen Ali lbw Mehedi 0, Ben Stokes b Shakib 25, Jonny Bairstow c Hom b Mehedi 3, Chris Woakes not out 9, Adil Rashid lbw Shakib 0, Zafar Ansari c Kayes b Shakib 0, Steven Finn lbw Mehedi 0, Extras: (4b, 2lb) 6; Total : 164 (all out) at 45.3 Overs.

Fall of wickets: 1-100, 2-105, 3-124, 4-124, 5-127, 6-139, 7-161, 8-161, 9-161. Bowling: Mehedi Hasan 21.3-2-77-6, Shakib Al Hasan 13-1-49-4, Shuvagata Hom 6-0-25-0, Taijul Islam 5-2-7-0.

Espncricinfo.com writes, Bangladesh claimed ten wickets in an electric final session to secure an historic first Test victory over England and a 1-1 share of the series. That it came after England’s openers had put on a century stand was another remarkable twist that only heightened the sense of their achievement.

Mehedi Hasan finished with another five-wicket haul, including 12 in the match and the final dismissal to complete victory and spark scenes of jubilation at Mirpur.

At tea, England had edged the equation back in their favour, knocking exactly 100 off a target of 273 thanks to their best opening partnership of the tour. But from the very first delivery after the interval, Mehedi speared the ball into Ben Duckett’s stumps and England’s dream start became a waking nightmare against spin, a Halloween horror show in which every wicket was greeted with ghoulish glee by the Mirpur crowd.

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