33.5 off the face of the bat and pocketed at silly point! That was a snaffle worthy of Eknath Solkar, just watching like a hawk as Cook loomed forward and keeping his hands soft on impact. Amazing scenes, and that is ten in the match for Mehedi! 127/5
    23.1 skids through and Duckett is gone first ball! Stunning riposte from Mehedi, pushes through quicker, Duckett was playing for turn but was trapped on the back foot and in no position to save his stumps from being splattered! 100/1
    24.1 tossed up, nailed on the shin, and that's out! Root was non-committal on the front foot, he thinks for a moment then shakes his head and trots off to his death-bed. Should he have fronted up so soon after his illness? It's academic now ... 105/2
    31.2 good grief, that is awful! A filthy long-hop, Ballance panicked himself into an aggressive response, and spanged a horrible leading edge high to mid-off! He traipses off in disgust, and Bangladesh have prised another opening! 124/3
    31.6 on the front foot, doesn't spin, spanks the pad and up goes the finger! Moeen reviews but this looked plumb to the naked eye. Halfway up the front foot, and no inside edge. Hitting leg and England are in strife once more! 124/4
    42.3 done it! Shakib gets past Stokes outside edge with a straight delivery into off stump. Stokes goes down on his knees and Shakib brings out the salute celebration! Stokes just seemed to play down the wrong line. Straighter deliveries on this surface, offering so much, are dangerous 161/7
    37.3 big inside edge, loops to leg slip for a dolly of a catch! Was a straight delivery, which gripped and turned to take the inside edge. Then flew off the pad for an easy catch. Another five-for for Mehedi 139/6
    not out
    42.4 first ball! With a ripper. This is quite full, Rashid is playing back, gets completely squared. Hits the back leg. But he reviews. Has it pitched in line with leg stump? That's the only question. Waiting for the graphics. Pitches in line. All over! 161/8
    42.6 three in four balls! Amazing scenes in Dhaka! Ansari flicks the ball off his pads and it's grabbed by short leg, one of three men catching on the leg side. Actually, it's even more amazing. It's a bobble from Mominul at short leg which is grabbed on the rebound by Imrul who is next to him 161/9
    45.3 it's all over! Finn flicks across the line, gets taken on the back leg and Dharmasena raises the finger for one last time in this series. He was going to ask for a review, but England have none left. Mehedi finishes with 12 in the match, what a performance 164/10
    6 (b 4, lb 2)
    164 all out (45.3 Overs, 189 minutes)
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz21.327763.5800
    Shakib Al Hasan13.014943.7600
    Shuvagata Hom6.002504.1600
    Taijul Islam5.02701.4000
    Fall of wickets:1-100 (BM Duckett, 23.1 ov), 2-105 (JE Root, 24.1 ov), 3-124 (GS Ballance, 31.2 ov), 4-124 (MM Ali, 31.6 ov), 5-127 (AN Cook, 33.5 ov), 6-139 (JM Bairstow, 37.3 ov), 7-161 (BA Stokes, 42.3 ov), 8-161 (AU Rashid, 42.4 ov), 9-161 (ZS Ansari, 42.6 ov), 10-164 (ST Finn, 45.3 ov)

Close of Play

  • Fri, 28 Oct - day 1 - England 1st innings 50/3 (JE Root 15*, MM Ali 2*, 12.3 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Oct - day 2 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 152/3 (Imrul Kayes 59*, 31 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Oct - day 3 - England 2nd innings 164 (45.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Elite List


No of bowlers before Mehedi Hasan to take 3 five wicket hauls in their first 2 Tests.He joins ND Hirwani, CV Grimmet,T Richardson, SF Barnes & RM Hogg

Record Chase


The highest score successfully chased by England in Asia. Incidentally it was against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2010. This was also their last successful chase above 200.

Home Runs


Number of batsmen before Imrul Kayes to score 1000 Test runs in Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal leads the chart with 2207 runs.

Only the second


No. of offspinners with two 5-fors in their first-two Tests. Sonny Ramadhin was the first one to do it. Mehedi Hasan is also the first Bangladesh bowler to do so.

One-stand show


Percent of runs in Ban's inns that came from one stand - 170 out of 220, which is the 2nd-highest in a completed Test inns. Highest: 77.78% SL v SA Durban 2000-01.

Quick wickets


Bangladesh in the last 15 overs of the second session. They slid down from 171 for 1 to 205 for 6 before Tea.

Mushfiqur's 50th


No. of Bangladesh players who have appeared in 50 or more Tests, including Mushfiqur Rahim. Mohammad Ashraful (61) and Habibul Bashar are the others (50).

Big stand


No. of bigger partnerships for Bdesh in Tests vs Eng, than the 170 runs between Tamim and Mominul. The highest is 185 between Tamim and Imrul at Lord's 2010.

Tamim's favourites


No. of 50+ scores for Tamim Iqbal in Tests against England, in just 11 innings including this. He has scored at least a fifty in each of the six Tests versus England.

Cook equals Atherton


No. of Tests Alastair Cook has captained in, including this - joint most by an England captain. Michael Atherton had also lead England in 54 Tests.

No Broad, No Anderson


No. of Tests for England without Anderson and Broad in the playing XI since March 2008, including this match. The only other was v WI, Edgbaston, 2012.