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Summary

  1. Stokes has Mushfiqur caught behind for 48
  2. Two wickets for Moeen, one for Rashid & Batty
  3. Eng 293: Moeen 68, Bairstow 52, Mehedi 6-80

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By Phil Dawkes and Jamie Lillywhite

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Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

Pakistan really attacked England's spinners last summer, but it was good to see them holding their own against the Bangladesh batsmen today. Now it's about driving it home and taking the final five wickets.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

When Moeen pushed the ball through with plenty of revs, he looked a lot more dangerous. He could have given it a bit more air too and got the batsman coming forward. Adil Rashid bowled a mixed bag, in my opinion.

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England spinner Gareth Batty, speaking on Sky Sports: "It was nerve wracking. After we'd seen Mo being successful I tried to bowl more direct with less air and loop and a bit quicker. It was trying to bring them forward. Hopefully that is why we got the wicket. 

"They are adept at playing spin in this environment. They had a spell when they played beautifully and manipulated us. They make you bowl fuller by going back to your better length balls. That is something we need to address.

"It is a group effort. Experience goes so far. The man with the ball in hand needs to take the lead. I was learning from Mo." 

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

The England seamers can still come into play in this game. They have a few more tricks up their sleeve than the Bangladesh quicks. You saw how Ben Stokes was able to bowl quick at the end of the day to Mushfiqur.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

I think Bangladesh are behind in the game if they concede a first innings lead. I have to give them credit though, I thought they might fold after Moeen took those two wickets before lunch but they batted well - particularly Tamim. 

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

All the signs are that this pitch is deteriorating and it's making for a fascinating contest.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

England are going to have to make that second new ball talk tomorrow. They can do that - Moeen impressed when the ball was a bit harder and was going through a bit quicker.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

Bangladesh made England work hard, and the tourists took all of their wickets in clusters really.

Could go either way

So, Bangladesh trail England by 72 runs with five wickets remaining. The game is firmly in the balance. Despite all of the spin, it was a little burst of well-bowled seam that has opened up the door for England again.

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

This game is perfectly poised. With the new ball due in six overs, I would hope they can still eek out a lead. Considering the fact England get to bowl last on this pitch, they will probably be feeling quiet confident.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

Ben Stokes
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Ben Stokes got it right against Mushfiqur but his line has drifted in the last over or so since.

Close of play

Ban 221-5

Shafiul survives the last over. When he is not planting his feet and dnagling his bat nervously, he is backing away or getting hit on the helmet. Job done by him, though. That is the end of play.

Ban 221-5

For the first time in the final session, Bangladesh are firmly on the back foot, in survival mode. Broad almost gets one through Shakib, who inside edges into his own pads. Bangladesh have now gone 21 balls without scoring. Shafiul will face the last over from Stokes.

Ban 221-5

Bangladesh send in a nightwatchman in Shafiul, who it would be fair to say does not look comfortable against Stokes. His feet don't move as he prods nervously at the seamer.

Well done Ben. He dug deep for that wicket. And after all that spin we finally have a wicket to seam.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on Test Match Special

That's brilliant from Stokes, especially at the end of a day like this. He's kept his line tight and it was a feint tickle. England desperately needed it and Bangladesh are now sending out a nightwatchman. This changes things.

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

Bairstow looks like a very relieved man! It's superb, splendid bowling by Stokes at the end of a very hot day.

WICKET

Mushfiqur c Bairstow b Stokes 48 (Ban 221-5)

Stokes has his man! England strike late again! There was a nick and the ball did carry, although Bairstow did need a couple of attempts to claim the catch. That changes things. A very important partnership is broken.

Umpire review

Ban 221-4

England are convinced they have their man. Stokes believes he has Mushfiqur caught behind. The soft signal is out, it just all depends on if the ball carries...

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

England get to bowl last on this pitch and we don't expect it to get easier - there's chunks coming out of the pitch at times - but when do England get worried?

Ebony Rainford-Brent replies: "England will be comfortable with Bangladesh reaching 320, but not much more."

Ban 221-4

Trail by 72 runs

Can England find a breakthrough before the close? They left it late in each of the first two sessions. Stuart Broad is back but Bangladesh dig in. We are now past the scheduled end of play but it looks like we're going to continue to get through the remaining three overs.

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

Moeen said it was going down the leg side, Ben Stokes said he'd made it straighten... and Alastair Cook went with Moeen's judgement. It would have missed in the event, so good work from Moeen.

Ban 221-4

Eng 293

Ben Stokes
AP

Huge appeal from Stokes as Shakib is rapped on the pads trying to steer the ball to leg. The umpire says no and all eyes are on Cook for a review. Moeen looks pretty adamant that the ball was going down so the skipper passes up the opportunity. The replay shows he is right.

Ban 220-4

Shakib 30, Mushfiqur 48

For the first time in the match we have two seamers working in tandem. The ominous shadow across the wicket is from the scoreboard. Perhaps a metaphor for... er...

Woakes bowls a maiden.

From the press box

Ban 220-4

Eng 293

They're having a disco in Chittagong. Two of the floodlights are kicking into gear but flashing on and off. I hope they haven't channeled the power from the TMS air con to get that working.

The wicket is now entirely covered by shadow as Stokes returns to the attack as England search for some inspiration. He starts with a maiden.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

Alastair Cook
AFP

I've been searching for Alastair Cook in the field all day - the reason I haven't noticed him is that he's wearing a big white floppy hat instead of a blue cap. It's funny how you get used to players wearing a certain accessory.

Ban 220-4

Trail by 73 runs

Shakib has set out his stall. He is certainly not going to block and look for the occasional single. He swings right around Woakes' first ball before edging the second through the absent slip area for four. Three further singles make for another expensive over.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

I think I've said the word 'short' quite a lot about England's bowlers today.

Ban 213-4

Eng 293

Bit of luck for Shakib. He chances his arm - that's his way - with a little dance down and swing to Moeen which sends the ball looping away to third man off the outside edge. This partnership is worth 50 now. 

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

Jonny Bairstow is standing up to Chris Woakes, which is an interesting tactic to the left-handed Shakib. He's bowling cutters.

It keeps the batsmen in his crease, although it can be off-putting for a fast bowler because you have a vision in your head of how things should be when you run up to bowl.

Ban 208-4

Eng 293

It's not easy being seam. Woakes continues to charge in but the Bangladeshi pair are untroubled over the second half of the over. A minimum of nine overs remaining today. The shadows are creeping across the surface.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

That must have been the first time a fast bowler has got the ball past the bat - he deserves half a review for that.

not-outNot out

Ban 206-4

The impact was in line but the ball was just clipping the top of leg. Umpire's call. Dharmasena has got one right and affords himself a tiny smile.

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

Because it was a fuller delivery, and he tried to play it through the on side, I think it will be very close.

Umpire review

Ban 206-4

Mushfiqur is trapped on the pad by Woakes. Umpire Dharmasena shakes his head but surely can't be surprised to see a review requested. He's going to be seeing that T-shape in his sleep.

From the press box

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

Bangladesh are so comfortable playing against spin because that is what they are used to in their domestic competition. England have to build pressure with the dots.

Ban 205-4

Eng 293

Bangladesh have reclaimed control. Mushfiqur dances down to Moeen and hits against the spin through cover for four. The same batsman scoops the ball away to fine leg for two which takes the home side past 200. Shakib is a little luckier as his attempted sweep sends a top edge over the keeper for another two. 10 off that over.

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

Chris Woakes is bowling a middle and leg line to Mushfiqur, clearly hoping one of those flicks into the leg side brings about a catch.