Bangladesh vs England: Day Three - Second Test: Mehedi magic spins hosts to historic win against tourists

After being set 273 to win the second test, England made a solid start getting to 100-0 at tea, but then collapsed after tea as Mehedi starred by taking 6-77 to give the tigers their first ever test win against England.

Bangladesh vs England: Day Three - Second Test: Mehedi magic spins hosts to historic win against tourists
The Bangladesh players celebrate their historic win (Picture source: Gareth Copley / Getty Images)

Bangladesh created history on day three of the second test against England in Dhaka, by defeating the tourists for the first time in ten attempts, by 108 runs to show how much they have improved in the longest form of the game.

The tigers started the day batting in their second innings as they got themselves to 296 meaning that England required 273 to win the second test.

The tourists made the perfect start in their run chase getting to 100 without loss but once again young off-spinner Mehedi Hasan stepped up to claim six wickets for the second time in the match to spin his team to victory after just three days.

Bangladesh players celebrate their massive win | Photo: Gareth Copley / Getty Images
Bangladesh players celebrate their massive win | Photo: Gareth Copley / Getty Images

Hosts took lead past 250 mark

The hosts began day three on 152-3 in their second innings looking to take their lead of 128 past the 200 mark.

Imrul Kayes, who was 59 not out overnight, was joined at the crease by the experienced Shakib Al Hasan. The pair looked good together until Moen Ali removed Kayes for 78 when the partnership was on 48.

Shakib though was looking good still at the crease alongside his captain Mushfiqur Rahim. This was until Adil Rashid bowled Shakib for 41 to allow England to try and get more quick wickets.

Mushfiqur then fell in the next over for nine of the bowling of the impressive Ben Stokes.

England managed to get one further wicket before lunch as Rashid trapped Sabbir Rahman for 15. It meant that Bangladesh were on 268-7 at lunch with a lead of 244.

After lunch, Stokes then removed Taijul Isalm for five before Rashid claimed the final two wickets of the innings. Firstly he removed Mehedi Hasan for 2 before removing Kamrul Islam for 7.

Cook's men set 273 to win second test

It meant that Bangladesh were bowled out for 296 in their second innings meaning England needed to 273 to win the second test.

Everything looked very good for the tourists as for the first time in the series, Ben Duckett and Alistair Cook got the team off to the perfect start.

Duckett really took the attack to all of the bowlers as he made his way past his first test fifty in quick time as well.

Strong opening partnership for the tourists

The opening pair saw the team to tea on 100 without loss with Duckett 56 not out and Cook 39 not out.

That was as good as it got though as Duckett fell to Mehedi of the first ball of the evening session to give the hosts some hope.

Duckett got England off to a perfect start in their run chase | Photo: Gareth Copley / Getty Images
Duckett got England off to a perfect start in their run chase | Photo: Gareth Copley / Getty Images

Spin undone England batsmen once again

The hope got even stronger as in the next over Shakib trapped Joe Root for one. Cook looked strong at the other end as he passed fifty for the first time in the series.

It was at the other end that wickets started to tumble as Gary Ballance fell for five of the bowling of the impressive Mehedi.

It didn't take the young spinner long to get his next wicket as he trapped Ali for a duck.

Cook then fell soon after for 59 of the bowling of Mehedi to now put the hosts really on top of the game.

Moments later, Mehedigot his fifth wicket of the innings either as he removed Jonny Bairstow for three.

The hopes of the England team, therefore, rested on the shoulders of Stokes and just as he was looking like he could get a big score, Shakib bowled him for 25.

In the same over, Shakib also removed Rashid and Zafar Ansari for a duck.

Mehedi took second consecutive fifth-wicket haul to inspire his team to victory

It was fitting then that the final wicket of the innings fell to Mehedi as he trapped Steven Finn for a duck as England were bowled out for 164.

Bangladesh therefore, created history by getting their first ever test win against England at the tenth attempt.