England 28-3 in 2nd innings; lead by 73 runs

BY foxsports • October 22, 2016

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) Left arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan claimed two quick wickets to help reduce England to 28-3 at lunch as the tourists stuttered to a 73-run lead on the third day of the first test.

Bangladesh struck with three wickets in 20 balls to raise hopes of preventing England from setting an unattainable target on a pitch offering turn and bounce aplenty.

Offspinner Mehedi Hasan (1-15) earned the early breakthrough with the prize wicket of captain Alastair Cook caught at slip for 12.

Left arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan then had Joe Root lbw for one with a straight ball. Root's review was in vain as replays showed the ball would have hit middle stump.

Al Hasan got his second wicket, capturing Ben Duckett in the last over before the lunch. Duckett was deceived by another straight ball from Al Hasan to pop up a catch to short leg on 15.

Gary Ballance is not out on naught at the interval.

Earlier Saturday, Bangladesh survived just 12 overs to add 27 runs to its overnight total of 221-5, with an inspired spell by seamer Ben Stokes (4-26) helping England to a 45-run lead after the first innings.


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