• Tigers expose England shortcomings

    This tour of Bangladesh has been seen by many as a glorified warm-up before the main event of England’s winter begins. Yet this emerging nation showed they are a side who should be feared in home conditions after giving Alastair Cook’s side an almighty scare in the closest Test finish since England beat Australia by 12 runs in the opening match of the 2013 Ashes series at Trent Bridge.

  • Babu's pitch-perfect tune

    There were three great actors in the classic Test that ended in Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Stadium yesterday -- winners

  • World reacts to thrilling Test between Tigers and Eng

    Reactions from the cricketing fraternity as England beat Bangladesh by 22 runs to win the first Test at Chittagong.

  • I thought like a bumblebee: Cook

    England skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was ‘fairly confident’ of winning the first Test against Bangladesh despite the tight scenario.

  • Wasn’t possible for Sabbir to score all 33 runs alone

    There was immense drama throughout the Test and it continued right until the final day. The last two wickets were reviewed as well; the first by England, and the second by Bangladesh. It was a sign as to just how crucial a role the Decision Review System played in this Test.

  • Stokes denies Bangladesh a historic win

    England win the first Test against Bangladesh by 22 runs and go one up in the two-match series. The second Test will be played at Dhaka on October 28.


    This Test has been played in stifling heat under bright sunshine, so drinks and hydration were crucial for everyone involved. But

  • 'Bravo! This is amazing'

    Mashrafe Bin Mortaza might be on a holiday at Cox's Bazar, but with Bangladesh's cricketers putting in one of their best Test performances in Chittagong, he barely managed to move away from his television set.

  • Bangladesh 253 for 8 at stumps on day-4

    Bangladesh lose their 8th wicket in the 73 over when Stuart Broad sends back Kamrul Islam Rabbi for 0 to put the visitors in a strong position late in the day.

  • That's Shakib: Bangladesh all out for 248

    With a first innings lead in the offing, batsman Shakib Al Hasan plays a shot beyond the pale off the second ball of the day to signal a collapse that results in England taking a 45-run lead.

  • Eng 228 for 8, lead by 273 runs

    Shakib Al Hasan takes the eighth England wicket in their second innings by dismissing Adil Rashid for 9 to leave the visitors 213 for 8 in 68.4 overs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.


    Umpire Kumar Dharmasena continued to have a torrid time as the Decision Review System proved him wrong twice yesterday

  • Bangladesh 221 for 5, trail England by 72 runs

    Bangladesh end day-2 of the first Test against England at 221 for 5 and trail the visitors by 72 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium in Chittagong.

  • Hardest 60 I ever made: Moeen

    Moeen Ali would probably not have played a Test innings like he did yesterday when he was faced with an on-song Bangladesh

  • More than a mirage of promise

    Mehedi Hasan Miraz ran in to bowl. It was a match that the Bangladesh U-19s were supposed to win -- the World Cup

  • Making of Mehedi's magnum five-for

    The England left-hander exposed his stumps and Mehedi sniffed a chance -- his off-break got enough grip after hitting the


    The stats are not in yet, but it will be surprising if there were more umpire decision reviews taken than on the first day of the

  • Eng end day one on 258 for 7

    England manage to reach 258 for 7 on the back of fifties from Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow at the end of day one in the first Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong

  • Rooney's 'got a lot of football left'

    Wayne Rooney has insisted he's got a "lot of football left" amid suggestions his days as a regular starting player for

  • Right arm slow?

    Even if Bangladesh are novices in Test cricket, there is one person in the team set-up who is a bonafide all-time great. Through

  • 'Bangladesh are a hugely improved side'

    England will be the favourites but their skipper Alastair Cook is not taking Bangladesh lightly

  • Proud Cook admits to wrench of leaving family

    Alastair Cook admits to questioning how much longer he can extend his record-breaking England career, torn between the pride of playing for his country and the wrench of being parted from his young family.

  • 'Nice to be called captain after a long time'

    Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim is happy to take the reins after a big break ahead of the first Test against England tomorrow

  • Bangladesh v England 1st Test preview

    Having lost out on a closely contested ODI series against England, Bangladesh will look to avenge their defeat when both teams clash in first Test of the two match series on Thursday at Chittagong.

  • Can the newcomers save Bangladesh?

    The fact that the Bangladesh selectors have included four uncapped players in their Test squad for the England series has received plenty of attention the past week.

  • First-class absences a problem too

    With Bangladesh's season starting with the Afghanistan and England series, there was much hand-wringing over the long gaps between ODI and Test cricket.

  • Shakib calm in new role

    If the Bangladesh squad for the first Test is anything to go by, there will not be much joy for the faster men when England and the home team square off at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong (ZACS) on Thursday.

  • ‘Can’t recall when I last played Test cricket’

    The dearth of domestic longer-version cricket and Test matches is taking its toll on the national cricketers of Bangladesh as Tigers allrounder Shakib Al Hasan can hardly recall the last time he represented his country in the longer version of the game.

  • Bangladesh Test series will be exciting

    England and Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel feels that the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh and India will be exciting with the amount of talent on display.

  • Factbox England v Bangladesh Test series

    Factbox on the Test series between England and Bangladesh starting at Chittagong on Thursday