Cricket

Moeen strikes back for England

2016-10-21 11:03
Moeen Ali (AFP)

Chittagong - Off-spinner Moeen Ali struck twice in his first over after Bangladesh dismissed England for 293 runs in their first innings of the first Test in Chittagong on Friday.

Bangladesh reached 29-2 at lunch on the second day as Moeen bowled opener Imrul Kayes for 21 off his very first ball and then had Mominul Haque caught Ben Stokes at slip for a duck.

Earlier, 18-year-old debutant off-spinner Mehedi Hasan claimed the final wicket of Stuart Broad to finish with 6-80 as England could add just 35 runs to their overnight 258-7 before they were all out.

Left-arm Tajiul Islam took the other two wickets that fell in the morning in England's innings to return figures of 2-47.

Taijul dismissed overnight batsman Chris Woakes (36) off the first ball of the day as Mominul took the catch at forward short leg.

Adil Rashid was given out leg-before off Mehedi in the next over but the decision was overturned after review as replays indicated the ball had been missing leg stump.

Rashid made good use of his fortune to score a brisk 26 before a fine diving catch at cover by Sabbir Rahman off Taijul ended his innings.

Broad also profited from the Decision Review System as he was given out by Kumar Dharmasena off Taijul before it was overturned.

In a nightmare Test for the umpires, with seven of their decisions overturned in four sessions, Bangladesh also benefited from the review system at the end of the England innings.

Umpire Chris Gaffaney initially declared Broad not out off Mehedi, but wicketkeeper Mushfiqur immediately demanded a review which showed the ball took a sharp edge before going into the hands of captain Mushfiqur Rahim.

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