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Twitter Reactions: England seize a close win over Bangladesh in the 1st Test

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Bangladesh missed out on opportunities to grab the first Test match at Chittagong in a pretty similar fashion to what happened in the ODI series against England. Bangladesh reduced the visitors to 21/3 in the first inning but allowed them to score 293 on a track that was helping the spinners right from the start.

They were later in a pretty good position with the bat at 221/4 and were looking good to gain a handy lead only before they lost their final 6 wickets for 27 runs. Once again in the 2nd innings, Bangladesh got rid of half of the English side for just 62 runs this time but failed to get the remaining 5 as England scored 240 and set a target of 286.

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On a track on which chasing 200 looked tough, Bangladesh top order chipped in with some runs as they eyed victory at 227/5 with another 39 runs needed to secure the win. But in a space of 9 runs Bangladesh lost 3 wickets including that of captain Mushfiqur Rahim. But Sabbir Rahman stood at one end and took his side towards a famous win.

Just when it appeared that the match was going out of England’s hands, Ben Stokes struck twice in two balls to seize a famous win for his side.  A total of 26 reviews were utilized by either side in the Test match while 11 of them were successful ones. Sri Lankan umpire, Kumar Dharmasena had a forgettable Test match as 8 of the 11 reviews overturned were against him.

Also read- Bangladesh v England, 1st Test – Bangladesh Player Ratings

The final two wickets of the game were decided by reviews only which were taken against on-field umpire Dharmasena’s decisions. The penultimate wicket fell after the decision was overturned while the review for final wicket was struck down after a tough and correct decision made by the umpire. The Twitterati had a say over the exciting Test and the standard of umpiring.

Here is how Twitter reacted to England’s win in the first Test:

https://twitter.com/AltCricket/status/790149099509125120

https://twitter.com/ManikantaAravi4/status/790481791538778112

https://twitter.com/Cricketracker/status/790480159698591745

https://twitter.com/Cricketracker/status/790439796871004160

https://twitter.com/DennisCricket_/status/790504561957933056

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