Saturday 29 October 2016

Bangladesh fight back with late England wickets


England face a battle to prevent Bangladesh from earning their most famous Test victory after an absorbing second day of the second Test in Dhaka.

The hosts had looked dominant early in the day with Tamim Iqbal's century and a steady 66 from Mominul Haque setting Bangladesh nicely on their way at 171-1.

But an epic batting collapse either side of tea in which they lost nine wickets for 49 runs put England in charge.

Moeen Ali was the pick of the tourists' bowlers, picking up 5-57 including the crucial scalps of Tamim, Mominul and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.

Ben Stokes chipped in impressively too, picking up 2-13 in eleven overs of great pace and control.

With Bangladesh reeling, skittled for a disappointing 220, the English batsmen paid the price for aggressively pursuing a big lead.

Alastair Cook and Ben Duckett were both dismissed cheaply with strike rates north of 100 before Gary Ballance was caught behind for nine.

It meant England finished the day on 50-3, with Moeen Ali strolling out to bat in vain hope of keeping England on top as he had earlier in the day with his bowling.



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