Bangladesh have created history by defeating England in the second Test match in Dhaka by 108 runs. As a result, they have tied the two-match Test series 1-1, after losing a close encounter in Chittagong. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim considers this to be a "great moment for Bangladesh cricket".
Mehedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan played a massive role in the win, scalping six and four wickets, respectively.
With the home team dismissed for 26 runs in their second innings, England were set a target of 273 runs to win, which was achievable. The start was going to be of utmost importance if England were to script a victory in the second Test and thus the series as well. England started brightly, with Alastair Cook and Ben Duckett playing Mehedi and Shakib well.
The two batsmen managed to complete 100-run partnership for the first wicket, but things began to deteriorate for the visitors after Duckett was removed by Mehedi Hasan. England started to lose wickets at regular intervals, and the spin duo of Hasan and Mehedi were making life tough for the English batsmen.
Besides Stokes in the middle orders, rest of the English batsmen fell like a pack of cards, and Bangladesh could sniff victory after they dismissed Cook as well. The score read 127 for five, and England were all out in no time as they managed to score only 164 runs, losing the match in an embarrassing manner. They lost 10 wickets for 64 runs.
Besides Duckett (56 runs), Cook (59) and Stokes (25), none of the English batsmen scored in double figures, which explains their disastrous batting performance. Mushfiqur hopes Bangladesh puts such performance overseas in the near future.
"It's a great moment for Bangladesh cricket. It was up and down and never knew which team would win. The coach was a bit fired up at tea, we didn't bowl too well. Then they tried to bowl in good areas and did really well. The bowlers did a great job. We didn't think Mehedi will shine like this. He's a good batsman as well and hopefully will be a great allrounder for Bangladesh. In the last two years we've played well at home, but our next challenge is overseas," Mushfiqur said after the match.