Stokes leads England to 22-run win over Bangladesh

However, Stokes trapped Taijul in front and Cook successfully reviewed the umpire's not out decision to end the dogged ninth-wicket stand of 25.

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan finished with 5-85 in England's second innings.

Ben Stokes was England's hero as they completed a tense 22-run victory over Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Batty then became the first spinner to open the bowling in both innings of the same Test for England since a man called Sam Staples against South Africa in Durban in 1928.

Adil Rashid also chipped in with a wicket.

"It was a really good Test match - I didn't think that we'd be here on day five looking at that wicket", he said.

An enthralling day of Test cricket.

After tea, however, he was sufficiently confident to retreat back into his shell without losing any of his intent. And after an initially composed start to the modest run chase, Stokes proved to be the difference between the two teams, holding his nerve under pressure to win the game.

Chris Woakes (11 not out) and Stuart Broad (10 not out) remained at the crease overnight hoping to extend Englands advantage before they set the fourth innings target for Bangladesh. But with the reverse-swing of the first innings proving hard to replicate, Mushfiqur and Sabbir had no reason to rush their approach.

The pair played with caution and soon took the lead past 200. "He balances the side", Cook told British TV after the match.

Opener Tamim Iqbal led Bangladesh's fightback with a dogged 78 after the hosts had got off to a wobbly start in reply to England's first innings 293 on the second day of the opening Test yesterday.

Prior to his heroics with the bat, Stokes dominated proceedings with the ball in the morning session to bowl Bangladesh out cheaply for 248. But, before the over was out, Batty had made the critical breakthrough, bursting a leaping offbreak through the top of the pitch and into Mushfiqur's glove, for Ballance to snaffle at leg slip.

Overall if we look at the first Test, it was an entertaining game, where Stokes all-round skills played an important role in helping England win the match.

Taijul slugged Batty for four in the off-spinner's next over in descending darkness and bad light then forced an early end to the day, setting up a thrilling finale on Monday morning.

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