Everyone was talking about the lengthy phase of Bangladesh without playing test cricket and anticipated rust on players’ performance. But Bangladeshi bowlers were outstanding and magisterial to control English inning on the first day of first Test at Chittagong today. All credits go to Mehedi Hasan Miraz, the young sensation of Bangladesh, who has clinched a fifer and made a dream debut in the international arena. The diligent and persevere off-spinner bowled with a tight line and length under the scorching sun and was handy with both new ball and old ball. The experienced Shakib al Hasan provided him a crucial support by taking two wickets which allowed Bangladesh to restrict England within 258 for 7 at the end of day 1.
Earlier in the morning, England has won the toss and decided to Bat first. Miraz was astounding from his very first over and sent two English batsmen by two superb deliveries. England lost their 3rd when they were on 21 only.
After that Moeen and Root were plying well. Moeen Ali was surely today’s lucky man as he survived 4 times taking DRS. Eventually they both got victims of Miraz. In the meantime, Moeen Ali clinched his 8th fifty in the test cricket. Later in the day, Bairstow also scored a well played fifty but failed to elongate his inning further. Chris Woakes was unbeaten on 36 to finish the day.
Three players of Bangladesh has made their debuts where England has rendered opportunity to Ben Duckett to continue his venture of ODI series into test cricket.