What a gripping day of Test cricket, and at the end of first day’s play, England trudged to 258 for 7. Mehedi Hasan Miraz made the headlines with his incredible bowling, becoming the youngest bowler from his country to pick up a five-for on debut.
Moeen Ali survived five reviews and helped revive England with 68 runs. Bairstow contributed to his team’s cause with 52.
Miraz was the stand-out bowler with five wickets for 64 in 33 overs. Shakib took 2-46 in 19.
4:35 pm: Miraz became the youngest Bangladeshi to take a five-for on debut when he sent back Jonny Bairstow for 52 to leave England tottering….
The rookie does it again…captain needed a wicket and Miraz delivers…and his fifth of the match! The quicker delivery from young Miraz skidded on and rattled Bairstow’s off stump.
JM Bairstow b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 52 (126b 8×4 0x6) SR: 41.26
4:20 pm: With England in trouble, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes batted judiciously to defy the Bangladesh bowlers, and were aided to some extent by the defensive field set by the home captain.
The seventh-wicket partnership of 33 runs in over 12 overs helped settle the nerves in England dressing-room, considering their tail was exposed after Moeen’s departure.
Bairstow reached his fifty in 111 balls with eight fours to his name.
3:30 pm: Miraz gives Bangladesh the prized scalp of Moeen Ali post-tea to leave England in a spot of bother at 194 for 6 in 68 overs in the first Test at Chittagong. The debutant strikes with a jaffer, nothing much the batsman could’ve done…the ball came from around the wicket, drifted in at off, Moeen pressed forward and got the outside edge to the keeper.
Big wicket…now can the Tigers mop up the English tail?
MM Ali c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mehedi Hasan Miraz 68