Chittagong - Tamim Iqbal scored a half-century as Bangladesh
made a solid start on Friday against England in the first Test in Chittagong
before skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was bowled just before the close.
England paceman Ben Stokes dismissed Rahim three overs
before the stumps after the Bangladesh captain looked to have taken his side to
a comfortable position with a solid innings of 48 runs.
Bangladesh survived some anxious moments after Rahim's
dismissal to finish the second day with 221-5, trailing England's first innings
total of 293 runs by 72 with five wickets in hand.
Shakib Al Hasan, who shared 58 runs with Rahim for the fifth
wicket, remained unbeaten on 31 overnight along with night-watchman Shafiul
Islam, who was yet to open his account.
Tamim earlier top-scored with 78 for the home side, his 19th
half-century and fifth against England, before he got a top edge when he
attempted a cut off off-spinner Gareth Batty.
Tamim, who hit seven fours, added 90 runs with Mahmudullah
(38) for the third wicket to steady Bangladesh's innings after Moeen Ali took
two wickets in one over before the lunch break to rattle them.
Tamim got a reprieve at 55 through a television review after
being given out just before the tea break.
Adil Rashid, who earlier dropped a tough catch of Tamim at
28 off Moeen, broke the left-handers' partnership when he had Mahmudullah
caught at slip by Joe Root.
The hosts had been 29-2 at lunch after Moeen bowled opener
Imrul Kayes for 21 off his very first ball and then had Mominul Haque caught by
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 added
just 35 runs to their overnight 258-7 before they were all out.
Left-arm Taijul Islam took the other two wickets that fell
in the morning in England's innings to return with the 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
Broad also profited from the Decision Review System as he
was given out by umpire Kumar Dharmasena off Taijul before it was overturned.
In a nightmare Test for the umpires, with eight of their
decisions overturned in five sessions, Bangladesh also benefited from the
review system at the end of the England innings.
Umpire Chris Gaffaney initially declared Broad not out of
Mehedi, but wicketkeeper Rahim immediately demanded a review which showed the
ball took a sharp edge before going into the hands of the captain.