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Mehedi, Shakib spin out England to hand Bangladesh historic victory

Bangladesh' Mehedi Hasan (C) with teammates celebrate the wicket of England's Moeen Ali (L) during the third day of the second Test match between Bangladesh and England. Photograph: (AFP)

Dhaka, Bangladesh Oct 30, 2016, 11.09 AM (IST)

Bangladesh Sunday recorded their first Test victory over England, taking all ten wickets in a single session thanks to teenage off-spin sensation Mehedi Hasan to win the second Test by 108 runs and square the series.

Celebrations erupted at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla Stadium and across the country as Bangladeshis revelled in one of the proudest moments in their sporting history.

Chasing a target of 273, England seemed to be cruising when Alastair Cook and Ben Duckett guided them to 100 without loss at tea. But 19-year-old Mehedi, playing in only his second Test, triggered a dramatic collapse in the final session of the third day.

England crumbled to 164 all out to suffer their first ever defeat by Bangladesh in 10 Tests and share the two-Test series 1-1.

Bangladesh secured Test status in 2000 and the win was only their eighth in 95 Tests.  


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