Stokes denies Bangladesh a historic win
10:25 am: Shafiul lasts only two balls…for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee…wasn't playing a shot and the umpire ruled him out…the review came into play and the ball-tracker shows the ball hitting off…umpire's call, and England celebrate…they win this enthralling encounter by 22 runs…what a game…what an advertisement for Test cricket…the oldest Test playing country against the newest…on an even keel right down to the wire!
Last bat Shafiul Islam lbw b Stokes 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Fall of wicket 263/10 (81.3 ov); Partnership: 0 runs, 0.2 overs, RR: 0.00 (Shafiul Islam 0, Sabbir Rahman 0)
Sabbir Rahman remained 64 not out, the highest-scorer in the second innings for Bangladesh. Imrul Kayes made 43, Mushfiqur Rahim contributed with 39 but Bangladesh lost wickets at crucial junctures to lose their grip of this match.
In England's second innings, the wickets were shared among the pacers and spinners. Gareth Batty took three wickets, Moeen Ali two while Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes grabbed two each.
|England tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test|
|Bangladesh: 248 & 263 (81.3 overs)|
|England: 293 & 240|
10:15 am: Stokes to Taijul…loud shout for lbw…but the umpire rules in batsman's favour…England review, and three reds…Taijul is out…Sabbir hunches down at the other end…is this the end for Bangladesh?
Taijul Islam lbw b Stokes 16 (33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.48
Fall of wicket 263/9 (81.1 ov); Partnership: 25 runs, 8.3 overs, RR: 2.94 (Sabbir Rahman 9, Taijul Islam 16)
"Bravo! This is amazing," were the first words from Bangladesh ODI and T20I captain Mashrafe Mortaza when asked to describe the ongoing Test between England and Bangladesh.
10:07 am: Welcome to a cracking final day of the first Test at Chittagong…12 sessions, 38 wickets and over 1000 runs. In a match brimming with twists and turns, ebbs and flows, we've reached the summit where Bangladesh need 33 runs to script a memorable first victory against the visitors.
On the other hand, England need 2 wickets to bail themselves out….Sabbir Rahman and Taijul Islam at the wicket…In a game where debutants have shone brightly, will Sabbir take the limelight by taking Bangladesh home? Who will hold their nerves? Only time will tell…
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain, Wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi and Shafiul Islam
Alastair Cook (Captain), Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow (Wicketkeeper), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad and Gareth Batty