22-run win gives England 1-0 lead against Tigers

22-run win gives England 1-0 lead against Tigers


England took 1-0 lead in the two-match series with a 22-run win over Bangladesh in the thrilling 1st Test that ended on the 5th and final morning at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday.Requiring 33 runs on the day with two wickets in hand, Bangladesh resumed the 2nd innings on the 5th day and were bowled out within 20 minutes collecting 10 runs off 21 balls.

Sabbir Rahman played till the end for 64 not out in the innings, but his tail-end partners –Taijul Islam and Shafiul Islam — were trapped lbw by English all-rounder Ben Stokes.Stokes conceded 5 runs in his 1st over on the day and captured both Bangladesh batsmen in his 1st and 3rd deliveries of the 2nd over. Besides, Stokes scored a total of 103 runs in two innings and was adjudged man of the match.Earlier, Bangladesh’s debut batsman Sabbir Rahman hammered a crucial 59 not out in the 2nd innings on Sunday that pushed the 1st Test towards the thrilling climax on the 5th day.Given a target of 286 runs, Bangladesh opened the 2nd innings on the 4th day and remained at stumps scoring 253/8 in 78 overs.Sabbir vigilantly faced enough unplayable deliveries with rhythm of one-day-cricket as on a big chase on the day, played 93-ball to fire three boundaries and two sixes. The Tigers’ attitude was established in a skilful and aggressive 43 of opening batsman Imrul Kayes, who found means to counterattack in style on day-4.Captain Mushfiqur with his patience, skill and experience put forth an unflustered display of 124-ball 39 runs innings, including three boundaries.

Brief score

England 1st innings: 293/10 in 105.5 overs; Moeen Ali 68, Jonny Baristow 52, Joe Root 40, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 6/80.

England 2nd innings: 240/10 in 80.2 overs; Ben Stokes 85, Jonny Bairstow 47, Shakib Al Hasan 5/85.

Bangladesh 1st innings: 248/10 in 86 overs; Tamim Iqbal 78, Mushfiqur Rahim 48, Mahmudullah 38, Ben Stokes 4/26, Moeen Ali 3/75.

Bangladesh 2nd innings: 263/10 in 81.3 overs (overnight 253/8 in 78 overs); Sabbir Rahman 64 (not out), Imrul Kayes 43, Mushfiqur Rahim 39, Gareth Batty 3/65, Ben Stokes 2/20, Sturt Broad 2/31, Moeen Ali 2/60.


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