Bangladesh Lost the Close Game at Chittagong

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All were set for Bangladesh to create history at Chittagong, but English pacers struck with confidence in no time and forced Bangladeshi tail-enders to stumble. Sabbir remained unbeaten to watch the failure at the other side and eventually Bangladesh lost the test match.

Chittagong test, undoubtedly, was an acid-test for the batsmen. Wickets had fallen like cascades and the batsmen toiled really hard to cope with uneven bounce and massive turn. Bangladesh started superbly in this match and all-out England on 293 runs. They also restricted England in the second innings within 240 runs and didn’t allow them to put a target more than 300 runs. But the impressive success of the bowlers weren’t rewritten by the batsmen and at the end it cost the match for Bangladesh.

Taijul was seemed confident yesterday with his short and unbeaten innings of 11 runs. Stokes had different plan, however, for today and forced Taijul and Shafiul to get trapped by LBW in a single over and brought a win for his side. Bangladesh were able to score only 10 runs today and fell short of 22 runs.

It was a tough game for Bangladesh but on the contrary the game served Bangladesh with some optimistic prospects. Mehedi Hasan Miraz was phenomenal on the first day of the match and took his very first five wickets haul on debut. Sabbir also took his first unbeaten fifty on his debut match.

The second and final match of the series will be held at Dhaka from 28 October.