Stokes leads England to 22-run win over Bangladesh
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) Ben Stokes took two wickets in three balls on Monday to give England a nervous 22-run victory over Bangladesh in the first test.
Bangladesh resumed on 253/8, needing 33 runs to win with two wickets in hand, and got through the first three overs of the morning, creeping ten runs closer to victory.
Stokes struck with the first ball of the fourth over of the day, making a successful review for an lbw decision against Taijul Islam.
Last man Shafiul Islam had five deliveries to negotiate before handing the strike over to Sabbir Rahman (64 not out), but survived only one before also falling lbw to Stokes.
It was a match-winning performance by Stokes, who made a crucial 85 in England's second innings.