Iqbal leads Bangladesh to 221-5, trailing England by 72
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal hit a patient 78 as Bangladesh reached 221-5 against England by stumpos on day two Friday of the first test.
The hosts trail by 72 runs and could hope to gain a first-innings lead after bowling out England for 293 in the morning.
Shakib Al Hasan was 31 not out, with nightwatchman Shafiul Islam yet to score after facing nine balls.
England ruined Bangladesh's chance of taking complete control of the test by removing captain Mushfiqur Rahim on 48, just two overs before the end of the day.
Mahmudullah was the other notable scorer with 38.
Offspinner Moeen Ali took 2-66, both wickets in the same over in the morning session.