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Summary

  1. Debutant Mehedi, 18, takes five wickets
  2. Moeen top-scorer with 68 off 170 balls
  3. Bairstow makes battling half-century
  4. Pitch turns sharply on day one

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By Phil Dawkes and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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I thought he would have blazed it

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

I thought he (Ben Duckett) would have come out today and blazed it, I thought Cook may have calmed him down after a couple of the early runs. 

It's a difficult one, if he wants to go out and play positively on these wickets he's going to struggle. 

Duckett will feel incredibly frustrated with how it went tonight - you look at Haseeb Hameed and wonder if it was the right decision.

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Incredibly frustrated

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

Mehedi Hassan
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A couple of those decisions like the reviews against Moeen Ali and caught Bairstow - if they had got that right they could have been much further ahead. 

Bangladesh will feel they've done a great job of course Mehedi coming in was unbelievable but equally I think they will feel incredibly frustrated that they aren't further ahead tonight.

It's swung in to England's favour

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

Chis Woakes
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I think it's just swung in England;'s favour looking at the last two overs. If they can sneak up to that 300 with Woakes and Rashid hanging around and doing well. 

Bangladesh will look at a couple of the decisions, especially the reviews and feel frustrated. I think they gave a bit away and England will go to bed tonight knowing they can move in to a positive position tomorrow.

Moeen Ali the standout

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

I think Ali's been the standout today. There was a kerfuffle because he had 5 reviews, which was incredible. 

He adjusted and started to get some fluidity and dug in. I like in particular when he took the game to them and became a bit more aggressive, building that partnership with Bairstow. 

You feel now it's a score where if England's bowlers do well they could salvage something and maybe even take it to them later in the week.

'A tough pitch to bat on'

England's Moeen Ali, who made 68, speaking to Sky Sports: "Bangladesh had a great start and the wicket was spinning a bit so it's not a bad total in the end, although we need a few more tomorrow.

"We didn't expect it to spin as much as it has done. It spun with the new ball and has been a very tough pitch."

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

Stuart Broad is a fantastic bowler with more than 350 Test wickets, but I am beginning to wonder what use he will be on this pitch. England could probably have done with Zafar Ansari instead, to add more spin variation.

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Mark J: I'd love to see Batty aged 38/9 bowl out most of the Bangladesh side and show that late 30s blokes can still do it.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

I wonder how England will use their spinners. I'm concerned that previous subcontinent teams have attacked Moeen and Rashid. England need to have a clear plan. That's why I think Batty is a good selection. He'll be very solid.

Close of play

Eng 258-7

Bangladesh at the close of play
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Kamrul, like a budget Lasith Malinga, groans as Rashid leaves one that passes just a few centimeters past the off stump. It is the closest the home side get to a late breakthrough. That is your lot for a fascinating first day in Chittagong.

Eng 254-7

Chris Woakes
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Mehedi isn't done yet. He is given one last chance to do some more damage. Rashid and Woakes dig in to ensure this isn't the case. And there is still time for another over.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

It's been a fascinating first day's cricket. It's always better when the ball is doing a bit, making the batsmen work. When there's an element of not knowing what a good score is, it's much more interesting.

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Tom Shaw, London: I don't mind England throwing the ball or the place in the side to Batty, but wasnt the 'no toss' in the Championship supposed to bring on young spinners? Jack Leach unlucky for me.

Eng 253-7

Rashid 2, Woakes 35

Mehedi's fine work for the day is done. Kamrul is brought back for a final punt. He's only bowled six overs prior to this so he should have something in the tank. Woakes - his eyes bright at the prospect of some seam - has a swing and is fortunate not to get a nick before driving the next ball for four to bring up the England 250. The 90 overs are done, but thanks to all the spin we can squeeze in one more.

Eng 247-7

Shakib Al-Hassan
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If you've seen one Shakib ball that over you've seen them all. Six balls tossed up, six balls patted back. A proper block-a-thon.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

This is a spin contest for me; who will make the most of the conditions. Gareth Batty might be a wily old bowler on this and if England can reach 300, it becomes a different game. That feels like a really good score.

Eng 247-7

Woakes 31, Rashid 1

Chris Woakes
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Woakes is doing a fine job for England here. He is solid in defence and occasionally working the ball around for a single or two. 

How's stat?!

Eng 244-7

Maiden from Shakib. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Eng 244-7

Mehedi Hassan
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To steal a phrase from football, England have parked the bus. Nothing risky, nothing adventurous. They are handed a gift as Mehedi chucks one down leg that is missed by the keeper allowing the tourists to run three byes.

Eng 240-7

Shakib returns to keep up the trial by spin. England now look like they are settling for what they have. There are five overs remaining today. 

Eng 239-7

Solid from Rashid, who takes a big stride and keeps out the final ball. It'll be interesting to see how much bowling Woakes and Broad do in the next innings. Will England stay traditional or chance their arm as Bangladesh have done with Mehedi? It wouldn't be that batty to throw the new ball to Gareth would it?

not-outNot out

Eng 239-7

The on-field umpire is vindicated. The ball was missing down leg.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

The danger is that he didn't move his feet at all. I think there's a chance it's going down leg though.

Umpire review

Eng 239-7

Risky from Rashid. He shoulders arms to a Mehedi ball that looks to be going down leg but prompts a huge appeal and then a review...

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

Adil Rashid has got a big part to play with the ball, so it's important he stays at the crease and gets used to the conditions. It could be that the pitch is starting to behave a bit better this evening.

Eng 238-7

Woakes 26, Rashid 0

Seam is a waste on here. After one over Shafiul is whipped off and Taijul returns. Woakes gets lucky with an inside edge to leg to bring new man Adil Rashid to the striker's end, which is where he remains trapped for the remainder of the over.

WICKET

Bairstow b Mehedi 52 (Eng 237-7)

Mehedia Hasan celebrates
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What a debut this kid is having. It is no surprise to see him brought back in to the attack and perhaps no surprise that he makes something happen. Bairstow doesn't look comfortable throughout the over, prodding the ball over short leg from one ball, drawing an lbw appeal from another before going back to a skidding short ball and getting cleaned up. Five wickets for Mehedi. A star is born.

Eng 235-6

Bairstow 51, Woakes 24

After two balls of Shafiul's over with the old ball, Bangladesh trade it for a new, shiny one. The bowler gets a bit of swing immediately as the ball moves away from Woakes, who drives to deep cover for two. The harder ball is a plus for Woakes later in the over as he drives well to send the ball flying away for four and then edging low through the slips for another boundary.

Weather update

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

Bangladesh should take the new ball and give it to the spinners straight away: Shakib and Mehedi. Let's see if they can get the same turn as they did this morning.

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Dan Carr: Get 275-300 on the board then let Ali and Rashid get amongst it... easy!

Eng 225-6

Mominul Haque is tossed the ball. He's picked up one wicket in 18 matches. Bit of an experiment in the last over before the new ball. The left-arm off-spinner lobs up six innocuous balls that Bairstow pats back.

From the press box

Eng 225-6

Bairstow 51, Woakes 14

Jonny Bairstow
AFP

Jonny Bairstow has now scored four Test half-centuries on the bounce. He didn't make any of them a century. Taijul is giving nothing away. He's not making anything happen, though.

Eng 224-6

Woakes is not a man to turn down a near long hop. Sabbir drops very short and he is on to it, smashing the ball away for four.

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

Bairstow was dropped on 13 - a regulation catch in the slips - and it's proving very costly. If he scores a few more runs, it will put England in control.

50 for Bairstow

Eng 219-6

Jonny Bairstow
AP

Well played Jonny, son. He brings up his half-century in 111 balls. He is the main man now if England are to reach 300.