Fired-up Stokes puts England in command against Bangladesh

22 Oct, 2016 6:30 pm

CHITAGONG – An inspired Ben Stokes revived England with ball and bat on the third day against Bangladesh on Saturday to put the visitors firmly in control of the opening Test in Chittagong.

Stokes produced a brilliant effort to complete figures of 4-26 on a pitch largely unresponsive to pace bowling, triggering a batting collapse as Bangladesh were dismissed for 248 to give England a first-innings lead of 45.

Stokes then walked in to bat with England tottering on 46 for four in the second innings and propped up his team with a fighting 85.

At stumps, England had reached 228 for eight for an overall lead of 273. Chris Woakes (11) and Stuart Broad were unbeaten at the crease.

Scoring runs was becoming increasingly difficult on the spinning track at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and England suffered early losses in their second innings.

The touring side were in dire straits at 62 for five but Stokes added 127 for the sixth wicket with Jonny Bairstow (47), hitting six fours and three sixes before he fell lbw to Shakib Al Hasan.

Left-arm spinner Shakib (5-79) picked up his 15th five-wicket haul in Tests, making amends for playing a rash shot to get out in the morning.

Shakib (31) also claimed the wickets of Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.


Earlier, the hosts looked as if they would get their noses in front when they resumed on 221 for five but England needed just over an hour to bundle them out.

Shakib danced out to Moeen’s off-spin on the second delivery of the day but was nowhere near the ball and was stumped by yards.

Stokes swung the ball, adding the wickets of debutant Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi and Kamrul Islam to his tally.

Moeen finished with 3-75 as Bangladesh lost their last six wickets for 27 runs.

SCOREBOARD 

England 1st innings 293 (M. Ali 68, J. Bairstow 52; M. Hasan 6-80) 
Bangladesh 1st innings (Overnight: 221-5)
T. Iqbal                        c Bairstow b Batty        78  
I. Kayes                        b Ali                     21  
M. Haque                        c Stokes b Ali            0   
Mahmudullah                     c Root b Rashid           38  
M. Rahim                        c Bairstow b Stokes       48  
S. Al Hasan                     st Bairstow b Ali         31  
Sh. Islam                       c Broad b Rashid          2   
Sa. Rahman                      c Cook b Stokes           19  
M. Hasan                        lbw b Stokes              1   
T. Islam                        not out                   3   
K. Rabbi                        b Stokes                  0   
Extras                          (b-2 lb-4 w-1)            7   
Total                           (all out, 86 overs)       248 
Fall of wickets: 1-29 I. Kayes,2-29 M. Haque,3-119 Mahmudullah,4-163 T. Iqbal,5-221 M. Rahim,6-221 S. Al Hasan,7-238 Sh. Islam,8-239 M. Hasan,9-248 Sa. Rahman,10-248 K. Rabbi
Bowling                    
S. Broad                        8 - 2 - 12 - 0                
G. Batty                        17 - 1 - 51 - 1               
C. Woakes                       7 - 2 - 15 - 0(w-1)           
A. Rashid                       16 - 1 - 58 - 2               
M. Ali                          22 - 4 - 75 - 3               
B. Stokes                       14 - 5 - 26 - 4               
J. Root                         2 - 0 - 5 - 0                 
England 2nd innings        
A. Cook                         c Mahmudullah b M. Hasan  12  
B. Duckett                      c M. Haque b Al Hasan     15  
J. Root                         lbw b Al Hasan            1   
G. Ballance                     c Kayes b T. Islam        9   
M. Ali                          c Rahim b Al Hasan        14  
B. Stokes                       lbw b Al Hasan            85  
J. Bairstow                     b Rabbi                   47  
C. Woakes                       not out                   11  
A. Rashid                       lbw b Al Hasan            9   
S. Broad                        not out                   10  
Extras                          (b-2 lb-8 pen-5)          15  
Total                           (for 8 wickets, 76 overs) 228 
Fall of wickets: 1-26 A. Cook,2-27 J. Root,3-28 B. Duckett,4-46 G. Ballance,5-62 M. Ali,6-189 J. Bairstow,7-197 B. Stokes,8-213 A. Rashid
To bat: G. Batty
Bowling                    
M. Hasan                        18 - 1 - 54 - 1               
S. Al Hasan                     31 - 7 - 79 - 5               
T. Islam                        15 - 2 - 40 - 1               
K. Rabbi                        8 - 0 - 24 - 1                
Mahmudullah                     1 - 0 - 6 - 0                 
Sh. Islam                       3 - 0 - 10 - 0                
Referees                   
Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena                                      
Umpire: Chris Gaffaney                                        
TV umpire: Sundaram Ravi                                      
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle. –Reuters

 




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