Bangladesh choke England


The third day’s play of the second and final test match between Bangladesh and England is underway at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.

In-form Mehedi Hasan Miraz has brought Bangladesh back to the game with five quick wickets.

The visitors are now six wickets down with only 127 on board as the home fans dream of a win again.

Miraz bowled Ben Duckett with the first ball after tea while Shakib Al Hasan pinned Joe Root soon afterwards. Miraz then baffled Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali in the same over, before picking up Alastair Cook in his next over.

Earlier, Bangladesh scored 296 in the second innings after the lunch of Day 3, raising the lead to 272.

England lead the series 1-0 as they won the first match in Chittagong by 22 runs.

Brief Score:

Bangladesh 220 & 296
England 244 & 139/6 (37.5 overs)

Bangladesh Team

Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Shuvagata Hom, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi.

England Team

Alastair Cook (capt), Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Zafar Ansari, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Steven Finn.