Bangladesh ahead after the second day

Published: March 21, 2010

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England scored 171 runs losing three wickets at stumps on day 2 in response to Tigers’ 419 in the first innings of the final match of the Beximco Test Series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.

Jonathan Trott (64) and Ian Bell (25) were the two unbeaten batsmen at the crease.

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan dismissed the most dangerous English batsman Kevin Pietersen on 45. Rubel Hossain ridded his team of Paul Collingwood on a duck and Abdur Razzak grabbed Alastair Cook’s wicket on 21.

Earlier in the morning session, English bowlers let down captain Cook who had planned to wrap up the Bangladeshi tail in quick succession.

An outstanding fightback by last recognised Bangladeshi batsman Naeem Islam (59 not out), lower order batsmen Shafiul Islam (53) and Rubel Hossain (17) made it a day for the hosts.

The trio took the Tigers’ total to a handsome score of 419 runs.

Shafiul was dismissed by a wide delivery from Tim Bresnan to send an edge through to Matt Prior, who took a tremendous catch diving forward in front of first slip.

Graeme Swann managed to cut the tail off finally as his delivery found Prior’s safe gloves after kissing the edge of Rubel’s bat. It was Matt Prior’s third dismissal of the match so far.

Swann, the off-spinner, again became the most successful bowler as he sealed four wickets against his name while James Tredwell and Tim Bresnan bagged two wickets each and Stuart Broad and Steven Finn took one each.

On Saturday, after electing to bat first by winning the toss, Tigers attained a total of 330 for eight wickets, courtesy to Tamim Iqbal (85) Mahmudullah (59) and Shakib Al Hasan (49).

England are leading the series 1-0 after beating Bangladesh by 181 runs in the first Test in Chittagong.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (wk), Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Steven Finn.

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One Comment on "Bangladesh ahead after the second day"

  1. md.shamim alam on Wed, 28th Apr 2010 2:46 pm 

    Bangladesh is a good criket team.i hope this team is improoved day by day.
    Thanksto all