9.5 no argument about this one! Turn and bounce from an off-stump line, takes the inside-edge, lobs off the knee-roll, and Tamim departs to a sharp catch from Ballance at short leg! 35/1
    20.1 goes for the sweep, loops up over the keeper and taken by Root, moving across from slip - up goes the finger! That could be a huge wicket, definitely came off the glove and it was a simple catch in the end. Rashid strikes and the ground goes silent! 81/2
    27.5 down on one knee to sweep, and England review! Batty is adamant that there's something in this ... is it lbw, or an under-edge to bat-pad? Doesn't seem to be bat involved ... the bat hits the ground, but not the ball. Over to HawkEye then, did it pitch inside the line of leg stump? It hit! A huge roar from England as they watch the replay on the big screen, and England have their third wicket! 103/3
    29.6 big appeal from round the wicket, pinned on the shin, and up goes the finger! Mahmudullah reviews but unless he's grazed this, there's no reprieve likely... once again, he's scuffed the ground with his bat, hence the disruption on Snicko, and sure enough, HawkEye shows that that is splattering middle stump! 108/4
    40.5 spins on off stump, flicks the edge, Bairstow pouches it - gone! Moeen gets Shakib again, although there wasn't all that much he could do about this one. Beautifully flighted, drew him forward and then burst off the pitch to tickle the willow on its way through... Pretty much the perfect offbreak to a left-hander and England are halfway to their target 140/5
    67.5 spin and bounce, off the handle, was it? Short leg tumbles, up goes the finger... and Mushfiqur walks! More drama, just as Bangladesh looked to be grabbing this chase by the collar, Gareth Batty has dusted himself down and landed a massive blow. The captain heads off looking disconsolate, though it was a jaffa of a delivery, ripping and leaping off a length to be snapped up as he fended it away. Batty's gone puce as he celebrates! 227/6
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    70.5 nip-backer, struck on the pads - given! Broad was wagging his finger as soon as the ball thundered into the knee roll... but Mehedi is going to review, he has to, really, given what's to come. Not sure it's going to help him much, though. It came back unerringly off a length, struck in line with off... and thudding into leg stump, according to Hawk-Eye! England get two in rapid succession and again the game swings in the wind (if there's anything approaching a sea breeze in Chittagong this evening) 234/7
    72.4 full and flicked off the pads... straight to short leg! Given straight away and Broad screams in celebration, England are two wickets away! Rabbi wanted to review but the umpires inform him that Bangladesh have none left. Looked like it scraped the inside edge and then ricocheted off the front pad straight to Ballance, but we'll have to wait for the replays to be sure. There'll be no reprieve, though 238/8
    81.1 on the stumps, flicks the pad playing across the line, loops past the diving Bairstow... Stokes wanted the lbw and England have reviewed (they were topped up at 80 overs remember). Looked a bit speculative to me but here we go... Past the inside edge, struck in line, Hawk-Eye has it hitting leg stump! England are ecstatic, I thought they had gambled but Stokes just had a feeling it was adjacent and Taijul has to go! In this match of reviews, another dramatic reversal! 263/9
    81.3 props forward, hit on the front pad, Dharmasena gives it! He's decided that Shafiul was not playing a shot and although he reviews, for the umpteenth time in the match, the odds are not in the batsman's favour now... Struck outside the line but ball-tracker has it hitting off, umpire's call, Shafiul is a goner and England have snatched a famous 22-run win! Stokes is indeed the man for England, he's got a pretty decent script-writer, this lad 263/10
    23 (b 9, lb 13, w 1)
    263 all out (81.3 Overs, RR: 3.22, 370 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Tamim Iqbal, 9.5 ov), 2-81 (Imrul Kayes, 20.1 ov), 3-103 (Mominul Haque, 27.5 ov), 4-108 (Mahmudullah, 29.6 ov), 5-140 (Shakib Al Hasan, 40.5 ov), 6-227 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 67.5 ov), 7-234 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 70.5 ov), 8-238 (Kamrul Islam Rabbi, 72.4 ov), 9-263 (Taijul Islam, 81.1 ov), 10-263 (Shafiul Islam, 81.3 ov)
    GJ Batty17.036533.8200
    MM Ali14.026024.2800
    CR Woakes7.031001.4200
    AU Rashid17.025513.2300
    SCJ Broad15.043122.0600
    BA Stokes11.322021.7310

Match Details

  • Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong


England , elected to bat first

Series result

England led the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Match days

20,21,22,23,24 October 2016 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 20 Oct - day 1 - England 1st innings 258/7 (CR Woakes 36*, AU Rashid 5*, 92 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Oct - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 221/5 (Shakib Al Hasan 31*, Shafiul Islam 0*, 74 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Oct - day 3 - England 2nd innings 228/8 (CR Woakes 11*, SCJ Broad 10*, 76 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Oct - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 253/8 (Sabbir Rahman 59*, Taijul Islam 11*, 78 ov)
  • Mon, 24 Oct - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 263 (81.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Narrowest defeat


No. of narrow defeats for Bangladesh in terms of runs, than this 22-run loss. Their previous smallest margin of loss was by 77 runs v WI, Dhaka, 2012-13.

Important knock on debut


No. of Bangladesh players to score a fifty on Test debut in the 4th inns of a Test, prior to this match. Sabbir Rahman is the first to do this.

Huge task ahead


The highest target successfully chased by Bangladesh in Tests, v WI, St George's, 2009. They have scored more than 286 in the 4th inns thrice, but lost.

Sixth-wicket again


No. of consecutive innings for England in which their sixth-wicket partnership has added more than 50 runs, including Bairstow-Stokes in this inns.

Wickets galore


Runs and wickets in the first session of this third day. Bangladesh lost 5 for 27 and England 3 for 28.

Rare failure in Asia


No. of balls faced by Cook in this Test, which is the third-lowest for him in a Test in Asia. This was his 22nd Test in the subcontinent.

Morning collapse


No. of wkts lost by Bangladesh today, in just 12 overs. They added only 27 runs to their overnight score of 221.

Focus on Spin


Last time 4 spinners bowled for England in a test innings, before this - vs India, Kanpur.

Tamim vs England


Tamim Iqbal's average against England in Tests, before this match - his best against any team. He has scored 2 100s and 4 50s in 8 inns against them.

New achievement


No. of players to score 1000+ runs batting at No. 6 or lower in a year - Bairstow becomes the first. Previous highest: 984 by Laxman in 2002.

Moeen-Bairstow again


No. of 50+ partnerships between Moeen Ali and Bairstow for 6th wicket in Tests this year - most by any pair for 6th wkt or lower in a year.

Only the second


Runs for Jonny Bairstow in Tests this year. He becomes the second wicketkeeper after Andy Flower (1045 runs in 2000) to aggregate 1000+ Test runs in a year.