Miraz grabs a six-for, but England leads with 24 runs
29 October 2016, Nirapad News: Mehedi Hasan Miraz grabbed a six-for for the second consecutive Test, but a 99-run ninth wicket stand between Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes have given England a slender lead of 24 runs in the first innings.
England looked clueless in front of Miraz and Taijul when Root was the eighth batsmen to leave with the score on 144, with the visitors trailing by 76 runs.
But Adil and Woakes rose to the occasion and patiently took their team towards a decent total. Adil was not out on 44 while Woakes became Miraz’s sixth victim of the innings after making 46.
Starting the second day’s play on 50 for 3, England kept losing wickets every now and then as they had no answer to Miraz’s bowling.
Taijul Islam also joined the party soon as he removed last Test’s hero Ben Stokes before he could make a single run and pinned highest-scorer Joe Root (56) leg before the wicket when he looked poised to bring England back to the game.
Taijul ended the innings with three wickets to his name as he also picked the last wicket, that of Steven Finn.