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.
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.
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