England need 209 to win Bangladesh Test

DHAKA: England were set a target of 209 to win the second and final Test after bowling Bangladesh out for 285 in their second innings after lunch on the fifth day.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan marked his 23rd birthday with a battling 96 before he was last man out, stumped off spinner James Tredwell four runs short of a century.

The left-hander cracked 11 fours in his fifth half-century.

England have a minimum of 54 overs to reach the target and sweep the series after winning the first Test in Chittagong by 181 runs.

Bangladesh added 103 to their overnight total of 172-6 in the absorbing morning session, with Shakib doing the bulk of scoring.

Debutant off-spinner Tredwell took three wickets and paceman Steven Finn one.

Tredwell, sharing the second new ball with paceman Stuart Broad, struck in his first over when he had nightwatchman Shafiul Islam caught by Jonathan Trott at deep mid-wicket.

Shafiul, who scored a half-century in the first innings, made 28 in a 63-run stand for the seventh wicket with his captain.

Tredwell got another wicket when he had Naeem Islam caught by Kevin Pietersen at deep mid-on to reduce the hosts to 258-8.