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England set Bangladesh target of 286 to win opening test

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398   //    23 Oct 2016, 10:00 IST
Tamim Iqbal missed out in the fourth innings, but his partners have so far carried the charge to the visiting team

REUTERS - England were all out for 240 in their second innings, setting Bangladesh a target of 286 to win the opening test on the fourth day on Sunday.

The touring side batted for about 20 minutes in the morning, adding 12 runs to their overnight total of 228 for nine before they were bundled out.

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan finished with five wickets for 85 runs.

Coming out in reply, Tamim Iqbal was cleaned out early by Moeen Ali, but from then on, the hosts played some aggressive cricket to take the fight to the visitors. Bangladesh currently need 223 runs with 9 wickets in hand.

This is only the fourth day, so a result will be got. At this stage, it looks like it could either way.

Interestingly, 20 DRS reviews have been asked for in the match already, creating a record of sorts.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Peter Rutherford and Dipankar Lahiri)

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