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Lancashire opener Hameed to make England debut

Haseeb Hameed will make his debut. Credit: PA

Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed is set to make his England Test debut against India in Rajkot on Wednesday.

Captain Alastair Cook confirmed that the 19-year-old would become his latest opening partner at a press conference ahead of the first Test.

Ben Duckett, who partnered Cook during the recent 1-1 series draw against Bangladesh, is set to drop down to number four to make way for the young Lancashire batsman.

Has is going to open the batting and Ben is going to bat at four.

It's unfortunate for Gary (Ballance). In his six Test matches back, he hasn't quite scored the runs he would have liked to.

It has given someone else an opportunity and it's a very exciting day for a young guy who has impressed everyone so far on this trip.

You often wonder with a 19-year-old coming on tour whether he will be overawed by it - and he hasn't been at all.

– Alastair Cook

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Bangladesh stretch England in second Test

Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid atoned for another England top-order shortfall before Bangladesh's batsmen hit back on another fluctuating day of this Test series.

After lurching to 69 for five and 144 for eight in response to Bangladesh's 220 all out, the tourists relied on a magnificent 99-run ninth-wicket stand between Woakes and Rashid to snatch a slender 24-run advantage at the halfway point of the second Test.

The deficit was easily wiped out thanks to Tamim Iqbal's early blitz while Imrul Kayes (59 not out) and Mahmudullah (47) kept the run-rate motoring along to steer Bangladesh into a decent position of 152 for three at the close in Dhaka.

Zafar Ansari took his first two Test wickets, including bowling Mahmudullah off the last ball of the day, but Bangladesh will begin Sunday with a handy 128-run advantage, and with seven wickets remaining.

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England gain unlikely first-innings lead in Bangladesh

Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid put on a 99-run stand for the ninth wicket to give England an unlikely first-innings lead on another fluctuating day of this Test series.

At 144 for eight in response to Bangladesh's 220 all out, the tourists seemed to be facing a sizeable deficit in a low-scoring second and final Test in Dhaka.

But Woakes (46) and Rashid (44no) batted sensibly and took advantage of a fatiguing Bangladesh, who took their foot off the gas after lunch on the second day, as England were eventually all out for 244 to hold a potentially priceless 24-run advantage at tea.

In their second innings, Bangladesh had reached 65-0 before they lost two quick wickets.

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Moeen Ali takes five wickets as Bangladesh collapse

Moeen Ali was on form. Credit: PA

Moeen Ali took five for 57 as Bangladesh spectacularly imploded shortly after Tamim Iqbal's century on the opening day of the second Test against England on a day where 13 wickets fell in Dhaka.

Tamim brought up his eighth Test ton off 139 balls and his 104 in a 170-run stand with Mominul Haque (66) put the Tigers in command, only for Moeen to account for both batsmen and begin a slide which saw them lose their last nine wickets for 49 runs.

After reducing Bangladesh to 220 all out, England's top order were undone by spin on a heavily cracked pitch that offered sharp turn as the tourists ended a rain-shortened day on 50 for three.

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Surrey spinner Ansari to make England debut

Zafar Ansari will play in the second Test. Credit: PA

Zafar Ansari will make his England Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

The slow left armer, who was left out of the opener in Chittagong despite taking four for 68 in the second warm-up game, will replace fellow spinner and Surrey team-mate Gareth Batty in the line-up.

England captain Alastair Cook also announced Steven Finn would replace the rested Stuart Broad, who was in line for his 100th Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

"Zafar's going to make his debut coming in for Gareth and Finny's coming in for Broady," Cook said at his pre-match press conference.

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England finish first day on 258-7 against Bangladesh

Moeen Ali rode his luck at times. Credit: PA

Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow rode their luck to post crucial half-centuries but Bangladesh's teenage debutant Mehedi Hasan confounded England with spin on the opening day of the first Test in Chittagong.

Moeen was given out three times by umpire Kumar Dharmasena but successfully overturned each decision, while Bangladesh spurned two reviews on the left-hander, who was finally out for 68 from 170 balls.

He put on an 88-run stand with Bairstow, who was dropped on 13 before going on to post 52 as England's middle-order resistance helped them close on 258 for seven on a pitch that is already offering plenty of turn.

All seven wickets to fall on day one came from the spinners, with 18-year-old off-break bowler Mehedi deeply impressive on his international bow as figures of five for 64 from 33 overs will attest.

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