Stokes strikes to foil Bangladesh fairytale

  • England win by 22 runs to go 1-0 up
  • Sabbir unbeaten on 64

Stokes (2-20) was man of the match for his 85 in the second innings and four wickets in the first. Off-spinner Gareth Batty picked up three wickets for the touring side in the second innings.

"Not just with ball in hand but the way he batted, he balances the side," Cook said of Stokes. "Those cricketers don't come around very often and he's got an enormous heart as well. He's a seriously good cricketer."

The second and final test will be played in Dhaka from Friday.