Bangladesh v England: Second Test Review
England suffer crushing defeat to Bangladesh in Second Test
Bangladesh historically overturned England in Dhaka in the second Test, winning by 108 runs to level the Rocket series.
England scraped a small lead in the first Innings, thanks to a half-century from Root and Moeen Ali taking five for 34, but they struggled to put the game to rest as the conditions became more and more suited for the bowlers.
The morning of day three saw the hottest day of the series, ideal for spin bowlers. It also saw Bangladesh add 116 runs to the table, finishing their second innings on 296 all-out, whilst Alastair Cook’s side frustratingly dropped four catches.
Imrul Kayes was dropped by Cook at leg slip off Ansari and then by Root off Moeen within the first 10 overs, finishing on 78, whilst Duckett dropped a simple chance later on in the session off Shakib.
England went into tea on 100-0, after Ben Duckett gave fans an early hope of a comeback, with the Northamptonshire man hitting his first 50 in Test Match cricket, making a nice little partnership with his captain (59).
The tourists then seemingly crumbled, losing all 10 wickets for only 64 runs, most at the hand of 19-year-old Mehedi Hasan, who was relatively unknown in Bangladesh before the series, but almost singlehandedly brought on the collapse, taking 6-77 in the second innings.
England play again in November, in a five-match Test series against India who are in fine form after beating off New Zealand recently by 321 runs. Cook will have his hands full picking from an inexperienced squad, but with young players like Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett in form, it could be exciting.
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