Bangladesh lose to England by 181 runs

Published: March 16, 2010

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Despite strong resistance from Junaid Siddique and Mushfiqur Rahim, Tigers could not avoid defeat against English at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday as the visitors thrashed the hosts by 181 runs.

With this win, England took a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.

Bangladesh were all out for 331 runs in their second innings chasing a huge 513-run target to win.

In the morning session, overnight unbeaten batsmen Junaid and Mushfiq made their mark on the crease very positively as they smashed English bowling attack all around the park on a regular basis.

Junaid reached his maiden Test hundred milestone by driving Steven Finn’s delivery to the boundary.

The duo, Junaid and Mushfiq, went to lunch unbeaten on 106 and 91 respectively.

Just after lunch, England got much-needed breakthrough of the day as Graeme Swann’s classic off spinner-delivery to a left-handed batsman removed Juanid on 106 as he played forward and got a edge which carried low to Collingwood’s safe hand at the first slip.

Swann struck once again just after five overs as Mushfiq was dismissed in the nervous nineties (95) to miss out on his second Test hundred.

After that, it was only the small-tale of the tail-enders as Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan picked up Abdur Razzak and Shahdat Hossain in quick succession.

Naeem Islam was giving a fightback but it wasn’t adequate enough for his side as Swann grabbed him on 36, which gave the English spinner his first 10-wicket match haul in Test cricket.

Earlier, the visitors declared their first innings at 599 for six wickets and 209 for seven wickets in the second innings, taking a decisive 512- run lead against the Tigers.

Bangladesh were all out for 296 in their first innings in response to visiting England’s 599/6 declared.

The second and final Test between the two countries will begin at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on March 20.

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

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

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