Bangladesh wilt after strong opening in Dhaka

Bangladesh collapsed from 171/1 to 220 all out on day one of the second Test against England in Mirpur. The visitors reached 50/3 before rain brought a halt to proceedings on an action packed opening day.

Chris Woakes picked up the first wicket of the day in the third over as he had Imrul Kayes caught at point by Ben Duckett.

This was followed by the Tigers only partnership of substance as Tamim Iqbal and Monimul Haque joined forces to put on 170 runs for the second wicket.

Tamim scored with stylish ease reaching 104 off just 147 balls.

The brilliance of Tamim’s 104 saved Bangladesh but an error in judgement from the opener started the rot as he shouldered arms to a ball from Moeen Ali that was hitting the stumps, he would review the decision but the third umpire upheld the on-field decision.

Haque (66) was the second of Moeen’s five victims, deceived by a delivery that skidded on he was bowled and Bangladesh crumbled.

It would take England less than 18 overs to claim the remaining seven Tigers wickets with only two further batsmen getting into double figures and nobody scoring more than twenty.

Moeen finished with figures of 5 for 57 while Woakes picked up 3 for 30.

In response England got off to a shaky start Duckett (7), Alastair Cook (14) and Gary Balance (9) were all out cheaply before a rain shower prevented further damage from being done to England’s batting.

Mehedi Hasan who took a five for on debut last time out was again tormenting the English and ended with figures of 2 for 26.

Tamim was the star but England will be the happier of the two teams overnight.