England spinners suffer day of toil as Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal hits 78

First Test day two: England 293; Bangladesh 221-5
• England’s Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Gareth Batty feel the heat

India’s cricketing brains trust will not have summoned an emergency meeting to redraft their plans for the upcoming five Test series against England after studying the second day’s play here. They will be content to stick with Plan A, which is, as usual, to spin for victory.

The pitch, while slow, is still offering turn but, with the exception of a brilliant first over from Moeen Ali just before lunch during which he removed both Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque, England’s triumvirate of spinners found it tough going in the unrelenting cauldron of Chittagong.

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