Openers give England perfect start to chase Tigers’ 273
30 October 2016, Nirapad News: Openers Alastair Cook and Ben Duckett gave England the perfect start as the duo added 100 runs before tea in their chase of 273 on the third day of Dhaka Test.
Duckett, who hit his maiden Test fifty, was not out on 56 while Cook was unbeaten on 39.
Earlier, Bangladesh added 144 runs on the third day, making 296 in total in the second innings.
Imrul Kayes will rue missing out on another century, his 78-run innings cut shot by Moeen Ali when the left-handed batsman was trapped leg before the wicket.
Shakib Al Hasan also looked lively, but he could not go past 41 as Adil Rashid bowled him. Mushfiqur Rahim failed to reach double figures while the aggressive Sabbir Rahman managed 15 with three fours before his leg was pinned before the wicket and they went for lunch.
Shuvagata Hom’s unbeaten 25 may prove to be vital in the end as well.
Adil Rashid was the most successful bowler for England as he bagged four while Ben Stokes grabbed three and Zafar Ansari took two.