Thursday , March 9 2017

Mehedi Hasan five-fer leaves Chittagong Test evenly poised

Mehedi Hasan stowed a five-wicket pull on his Test presentation to leave the principal Test amongst Bangladesh and England tantalizingly balanced at stumps on the opening day of the two-coordinate arrangement at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Thursday (October 20). For England, Moeen Ali (68) and Jonny Bairstow (52) collaborated to share a significant remain of 88 for the 6th wicket to hustle the guests to 258 for 7 at close of play.

With Moeen and Bairstow looking in dismal touch, Mushfiqur Rahim swung to Hasan after Tea and he didn’t frustrate his commander by nipping out the previous. The offspinner separated turn from round the wicket to evoke the outside edge and catch Moeen’s scalp.

Bairstow, nonetheless, wore the bowlers out and at whatever point the spinners dragged it short or played too full, took an overwhelming toll of it. He was moved down by Chris Woakes (36 not out) as the twosome heaped on the keeps running in the last session.

Just at the last possible second, Hasan rocked the bowling alley a peach of a conveyance to mansion Bairstow. He contributed it that sacred divert simply outside the off-stump and the consequent turn helped him to tidy up the privilege hander. By chance, The 18-year-old turned into the most youthful cricketer from Bangladesh to wind up with a five-fer on Test make a big appearance. Adil Rashid (5 not out) and Woakes then gritted it out to explore Hasan’s risk for the indication of the day.

The initial two sessions of the day, saw a lot of wanders aimlessly. Directly after the Lunch break, Bangladesh’s spinners strangulated the restriction batsmen with smart flight and cunning. Joe Root, who looked by a long shot England’s best batsman before Lunch, endured only two or three conveyances after the break.

Hasan, England’s main tormentor, motivated one to fix from round the wicket and Root jabbed at it to be gotten at first slip. Ben Stokes (18) attempted to break the shackles, and with a dash of innovativeness lobbed Shakib Al Hasan over the stands at midwicket. Shakib, notwithstanding, had the last snicker as he prised the forceful all-rounder in the 41st over.

For a brief period, Stokes arranged the spinners off the back foot. Shakib then welcomed Stokes to nudge forward and sneaked one through the hole amongst bat and cushion to shake the stumps.

Moeen, who needed to experience the desolation of surviving five surveys, then imparted an ambitious association to Bairstow to shore up the innings. Moeen rotated between the harmonies of strong barrier and marked judgment outside off, while Bairstow utilized his solid wrists to cut, force and whip the spinners. Moeen incidentally likewise wandered out of the wrinkle to hang the spinners. In the wake of driving a somewhat enchanted life, Moeen achieved his fifty in style with a pleasantly planned punch off Kamrul Islam Rabbi.

Bangladesh could have picked another wicket before the Tea break, yet Sabbir Rahman at slip cushioned a basic shot off Taijul Islam in the 49th over. It wasn’t only England’s batsmen who wound up under weight, as Kumar Dharmasena, the on-field umpire, needed to upset three leg before rulings against Moeen.

Toward the begin of the day, Hasan went through the cream of England’s top request to abandon them in a spot of trouble before Root’s steadfast unite guided the guests to Lunch. Hasan struck to the attempted and tried strategy for utilizing the offbreak, sprinkled with the slider, to do magic on the English batsmen. Ben Duckett (14), the England debutant, had a couple issues against the arm ball and in the end, was removed by the offspinner.

Alastair Cook (4), who now holds the record as the most topped Englishman in the customary arrangement, was the following one to be rejected. It was an amazing expulsion as the England skipper endeavored to play the range, yet the ball hit his lower arm and after that back of the bat before shattering the leg stump. Gary Ballance (1) didn’t make due for long either as he was declared leg before off Mehedi’s knocking down some pins.

It was at that vital point of the match, Root quieted down the nerves in the voyagers’ camp. Root, England’s best batsman, attired himself rapidly to the testing conditions. The armada footed right-hander secured for the swing to cut up the crevices with needlepoint exactness.

Moeen, his accomplice at the flip side, had a couple of on edge minutes. By chance, if Hasan had taken the survey for leg before in the sixteenth over, Moeen, as well, would have been rejected as replays demonstrated that the ball would have clacked the leg-stump.

Four of the last six Tests have finished in draws at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Nonetheless, this pitch is helping the spinners a lot and a sum of around 300 in the main innings may end up being a match-winning score.

Brief Scores: England 258/7 (Moeen Ali 68, Jonny Bairstow 52; Mehedi Hasan 5-64) versus Bangladesh.

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