Mehedi Hasan

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2016, Oct: Dream debut

REUTERS, FIRST TEST - Hasan in dream debut, Oct 21 2016 : The Times of India

Scalps 5 Wickets

Vs. England in the first Test against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh off-spinner Mehedi Hasan (5-64) made a memorable Test debut, combining with Shakib Al Hasan (2-46) to torment the tourists who slumped to 106-5 after a top order collapse.

The day belonged to Mehedi, one of the three Bangladesh players who made their Test debut in the first of the two-Test series at Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

The off-spinner, who turns 19 [five days later], was pressed early into service after home captain Mushfiqur Rahim decided to introduce spin in the second over.

Mehedi, player of the tournament in the under-19 World Cup earlier this year, claimed his maiden Test wicket with a flighted delive ry that disturbed fellow Test debutant Ben Duckett's (14) stumps. Encouraged by the breakthrough, Mushfiqur opted for spin from both ends and the move paid immediate dividend with Shakib dismissing Cook (four) with his second delivery .

Cook, who became the most-capped England Test cricketer in his 134th appearance, went for a sweep only to drag the ball o. Gary Ballance (one) was trapped legbefore by Mehedi after Mushfiqur used a review to successfully overturn the original not out decision. Root looked comfortable against the spinners, hitting five crisp boundaries before Mehedi dismissed him.

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