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Bangladesh v England: first Test, day three – live!

Morning folks. It’s five four three whatever it is in the world where you are o’clock on a Saturday, the regular crowd is shuffling in, and this Test is tighter than Robert Plant’s jeans. England have Bangladesh five down but just 72 in arrears; on a pitch that appears to be more worn than, er, Robert Plant’s jeans.

There are people who stuck a tenner on Leicester City to win the league in the summer of 2015 and they wouldn’t dare to call this one. Bangladesh have a nightwatchman at the crease – Shafiul Islam certainly in the Rahat Ali class of watchers on The Wall* – so now bat down to No9 in the order. If they can get a lead of just 50 on this pitch it could be terminal for the visitors. Not that that will necessarily be easy on what is becoming an ever more treacherous minefield.

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