BANGLADESH claimed their first-ever Test win over England, winning by 108 runs after a sensational day three.

Chasing 273, England lost 10-59 in the final session as Mehedi Hasan (6-77) and Shakib Al Hasan (4-49) led the rout.

Teenage offspinner Mehedi claimed a Bangladesh Test match record of 12-159 and won the man of the match and man of the series awards in just his second Test.

The historic victory means the series finishes 1-1 draw following England’s victory in Chittagong last week.

“The senior players have helped me,” Mehedi was quoted as saying by the BBC. “Sometimes when you are nervous, they were a lot of support for me.

“Everybody showed a good performance. I think this wicket is good and it let us enjoy ourselves.”

England were 0-100 at lunch before Bangladesh roared to victory, sparking incredible scenes at the finish.

Mehedi was a major force at under 19 level before winning his Test debut in the first game of the series.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was full of praise for his young match winner.

“It’s a great effort for him and it’s only the beginning for him,” he said. “He’s a great batsman too so hopefully he can be a great all rounder for Bangladesh.

“The last two years we’ve played really well in our home conditions. That’s one of our goals to beat every team in our home conditions. Now our next challenge is to beat them overseas.

“The last one-and-a-half years, if you see our record, I thought we are getting in there to play more Tests. I hope there will be more good results coming our way and they will send us more games against the big boys.”



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