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Mehedi's five, and the pace-spin contrast

Mehedi Hasan has become only the fourth spinner to take a five-for in each of his first two Tests ESPNcricinfo Ltd

4 Spinners who have taken five-wicket hauls in each of their first two Tests; Bangladesh's Mehedi Hasan became the fourth bowler in this list when he took 6 for 82 in England's first innings, after taking 6 for 80 in the first innings in Chittagong. The others in this list are India's Narendra Hirwani, who had 24 wickets in his first two Tests, Australia's Clarrie Grimmett, and England's Nick Cook. Grimmett and Hirwani took three five-wicket hauls in their first two Tests.

13 Wickets for Mehedi in his first two Tests so far. With one more innings to go, Mehedi already has the most wickets by a Bangladesh bowler after two Tests. Mahmudullah and Sohag Gazi had both taken 12 in their first two matches.

99 The partnership between Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes, England's highest for the ninth wicket in Asia. The previous best was 83, by Keith Fletcher and Norman Gifford, against India in Chennai way back in 1973.

3.72 The economy rate for England's spinners so far in this series - they have leaked 603 runs in 161.5 overs, compared to Bangladesh's 599 in 236.4 (econ rate 2.53). Bangladesh's spinners have also taken more wickets - 28, to England's 19 - at a much better average - 21.39, to England's 31.73. In the second Test, England's spinners have leaked 4.11 runs per over, compared to Bangladesh's 2.64. In comparison, England's fast bowlers have an economy rate of 2.37 in this series.

2 Instances of Bangladesh spinners returning better figures than Mehedi's 6 for 82 when opening the bowling in a Test innings: Gazi took 6 for 74 against West Indies in 2012, while Mehedi himself took 6 for 80 in the first Test of the ongoing series.

13 Fifty-plus stands between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes, the second highest by any Bangladesh pair; only Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, with 16 such partnerships, have more. The Tamim-Imrul aggregate partnership runs of 2213 is easily the highest by any Bangladesh pair.