Sunday 30 October 2016

England suffer first ever Test loss to Bangladesh

Enlgand vs Bangladesh

Bangladesh have claimed their first-ever Test win against England after securing a 108-run win over Alastair Cook's men in the second Test in Dhaka.

Chasing 273 to win, the tourists suffered a woeful collapse in the final session on day three, losing all ten wickets for just 59 runs.

Cook's side were well placed at tea, sitting a 100 without loss, but outstanding bowling performances from Mehedi Hasan (6 for 77) and Shakib Al Hasan (4 for 49) bamboozled the tourists and sparked wild scenes of celebrations among the Bangladesh fans.

Teenager Hasan took apart England's fragile top order when he took five wickets as England slumped from 100 without loss to 139 for six, as the tourists run chase was made a mockery of.

Mehedi took ended up taking 12 wickets in just his second Test, claiming five-fors in both innings, as Cook's men finish the series with serious question marks over their ability to play spin.

The historic victory means that the two-Test series finishes in a 1-1 draw following England's victory in Chittagong last week.

England now move onto India, with the first Test beginning on Wednesday November 9.

The win gives Bangladesh just their eighth Test success in 95 matches and their first victory over England in ten attempts.



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