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The Tigers opened the series one match earlier with a big loss

Bangladesh were knocked out of the match at the start chasing runs. Later, Shakib-Tamim handled the pressure but could not reach the port of victory. The Tigers lost the second Test held in Mirpur by a big margin of 132 runs. England won the series with one match in hand.

In response to 327 runs, Bangladesh lost two wickets in the first over bowled by Sam Curran. Openers Liton Kumar Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto returned for zero runs. After coming to bowl in the third over, Curran picked up another one. Mushfiqur Rahim returned to Sajghar after scoring 4 runs off 5 balls.

Opener Tamim Iqbal and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan led the team that lost 3 wickets for just 9 runs. At this time, the two made a pair of 79 runs. Then English spinner Moin Ali broke that pair. He handed over the catch to James Vince for a personal 35 runs.

Meanwhile, Shakib picked up a personal half-century. He returned to Sajghar after scoring 58 runs off 69 balls. Then Mahmudullah with 32 runs and Afif Hossain with 23 runs returned to Sajghar. And 21 runs came from Taskin’s bat. Apart from this, Miraj 7 and Mustafiz were dismissed for no runs. Taijul remains unbeaten by 1 run. Bangladesh’s innings stopped at 194 runs.

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal Khan invited England to bat after winning the toss at the beginning of the match. After losing the toss, the visitors lost their wicket in the beginning. Opener Phil Salt returned to Sajghar for 7 runs off Taskin Ahmed. David Malan scored 11 runs for the second wicket. Vince is out for 5 runs.

Opener Jason Roy started batting brilliantly with team leader Jos Buttler in the fourth wicket pair. At this time, the two scored 109 runs together. That’s how the English got the basis of the big collection. Jason Roy brought up a personal century innings. Then Roy was dismissed for a personal 132 runs by Shakib Al Hasan.

After that, team leader Jos Buttler started increasing the team score with Moeen Ali. Picked up a personal half-century. He was on the way to the century. But Mehdi Hasan Miraj took a great catch and brought him back to the court. Miraj scored 76 runs off 64 balls. Moeen Ali scored 42 runs off just 35 balls.

Meanwhile, Sam Curren ended the innings with Adil Rashid. Sam Curren remained unbeaten on 33 runs off 19 balls and Adil Rashid on 6 runs off 5 balls.

(03 March/MM)


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