Player Rating – Bangladesh v England – 2nd Test

At tea on Day 3, it might have felt like Bangladesh would squander another good opportunity to win a test match, but the response by Bangladesh post tea was superb and the 108 runs win was thoroughly deserved.

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Runs and wickets for Bangladesh in one frame.

Here is how the player’s rated in the 2nd test match in Dhaka.

Tamim Iqbal – 8

144 runs in the match – a vital century in the first innings. Not laid a foot wrong as a batsman. 

Imrul Kayes – 7

Got out poorly in the 1st innings, however, redeemed himself with an important 78 runs in the 2nd innings. 

Momimul Haque – 7

Held the 1st innings superbly with Tamim but got out cheaply in the 2nd. Excellent contribution in the field by taking a couple of vital catches.

Mahmudullah – 6 (minus 1) = 5

Not his best match but his 47 runs in the 2nd innings helped to build the lead. Minus points for the way he got out – Total brain freeze moment.

Shakib Al Hasan – 7 (bonus 1) = 8

Not a lot can be said about 1st innings. Rode his luck with the bat in the 2nd to get 41 runs. 3 wickets in 1 over – especially the wicket of Stokes was crucial. Bonus point for the ‘salute’ celebration.

Mushfiqur Rahim – 4

Other than winning the match on his 50th Test nothing else stood out individually. Poor with the bat, the gloves behind the stumps and the most obvious ‘captaincy’.  

Sabbir Rahman – 4

Nearly a hero in Chittagong but not very effective in Dhaka. 

Shuvagata Hom – 5

Not sure what his role in the team – is he a batsman or a bowler? Who knows. However, to his credit, he scored very important 26 runs in the 2nd innings – also taken few good catches.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz – 9

Find of this series for Bangladesh. 12 wickets in the match and absolutely bullied England’s batting line-up. No fancy bowling just did the basics right by keeping it consistent. Been the best bowler by miles throughout the series. Poor batting wise according to his standard – but can be let off this time.

Taijul Islam – 7

Did what he was required to do. Picked important wickets in the 1st innings and kept it very tight. 

Kamrul Islam Rabbi – 4

Not a lot to write about Kamrul. His only highlight in the match was taking off his chest guard after clattering Ali for a six over long on.

“All images have been taken from ESPN Cricinfo and credit goes to the associated press.”

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