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Looking Back: Bangladesh’s first Test win against England on this day


Two years ago, on this day (October 30, 2016), Bangladesh sealed a memorable Test win against England in Dhaka.

Looking Back Bangladesh's first Test win against England on this day

Mehedi Hasan Miraz’s spin grandeur in both innings paved Bangladesh’s way to a splendid win against visiting England in the second and final Test of the two match Test series at the home of cricket, leveling the series 1-1. It was, therefore, the first win of Bangladesh over England in this format.

In an electric final session, Bangladesh claimed 10 wickets to register the victory after English opener ducked a century partnership and young gun Mehedi Hasan Miraz blazed fires picking up six of them.

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While Miraz had another six wicket haul in the first innings, he finished with 12/159 in the match, the best figure by any Bangladeshi bowler at home.

Bangladesh were powered by another Tamim Iqbal masterclass in the first innings when Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to bat first in Mirpur.

Imrul was taken away by Woakes with a single run to show on the board, soon after that, Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque executed a 170 run second wicket partnership, the one down Mominul contributed 66 while the opener hammered 104.

England edged passed Bangladesh’s first innings by 24 runs, after being all out scoring 244 in their first innings, Root rooted 56, the highest in England’s innings.

Bangladesh showcased a total spin dominance, apart from Mehedi capturing 6 for 82, Taijul bagged 3 wickets.

Bangladesh reached close to 300 in their second innings, was restricted to 296 in a single ball short than 67 over.

Imrul Kayes slashed 78 followed by Tamim Iqbal’s 40, Mahmudullah Riyad’s 47 and Shakib Al Hasan’s 41.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz was adjudged man of the match.

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