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Day 5

1181dAndrew Miller

Ben Stokes breaks Bangladesh hearts

Ben Stokes capped a supreme allround performance with two wickets in three balls as Bangladesh's hearts were broken on the fifth and final morning of an epic Test match at Chittagong.

1179dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Bangladesh Test attack finally finds its bite

Taking 20 wickets against England was a significant step forward for Bangladesh - but work is required, particularly on pace bowling, to maintain their progress

1181dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Mushfiqur positive after 'learning experience'

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim tried his best to lift the gloomy mood brought on by a 22-run loss against England on the final morning in Chittagong

1181dMohammad Isam in Chittagong

Mushfiqur positive after 'learning experience'

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim tried his best to lift the gloomy mood brought on by a 22-run loss against England on the final morning in Chittagong

1181dESPNcricinfo staff

Dharmasena's unwanted record

The DRS was a vital component of the Chittagong Test - with a record 26 on-field decisions being reviewed by the players - and Kumar Dharmasena was especially in the spotlight

1180dGeorge Dobell in Chittagong

Cook hints at bowler changes for second Test

The DRS was a vital component of the Chittagong Test - with a record 26 on-field decisions being reviewed by the players - and Kumar Dharmasena was especially in the spotlight

Day 4

1181dMohammad Isam

Mushfiqur battles for historic prize

Not for the first time, Mushfiqur Rahim was an unbending presence for Bangladesh when the pressure was on in the final innings of a Test

Day 3

1183dThe Report by Andrew Miller

Immense Stokes regains control for England

Ben Stokes produced a day of all-round dominance to rival anything produced by an England player in the subcontinent, to drag his side into the ascendancy in a thrilling first Test against Bangladesh at Chittagong

1182dGeorge Dobell

My most mature display yet - Stokes

Ben Stokes felt that he had produced his most mature batting display in his Test career after rallying England into a position of strength in the first Test in Chittagong

Day 2

1183dMohammad Isam

Tamim can't explain Bangladesh bad habits

Bangladesh repeatedly threatened to take control against England only to lose wickets near the end of every session to allow them back into the Test

Day 1

1185dThe Report by Andrew Miller

England battle back as Mehedi stars on debut

Bangladesh's teenage offspinner, Mehedi Hasan, claimed figures of 5 for 64 as England were forced to dig deep into their batting reserves in the first Test at Chittagong

1185dESPNcricinfo staff

Three strikes, still not out

Recapping a hectic period of play on the first day in Chittagong where Kumar Dharmasena became a little trigger happy

Others

Narrowest defeat

0

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

0

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

215

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

7

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

55/8

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

49

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

5

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

1982

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

Tamim vs England

63.12

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

1

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

6

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

1000+

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.