Bangladesh A v England A, Dhaka, 1st day February 22, 2007

Broad stars for England A again

Cricinfo staff

Bangladesh A 209 (Sahagir 86, Tushar 52, Broad 3-35) v England A 0 for 0

Stuart Broad wraps up the innings to complete figures of 3 for 35 ©

Stuart Broad further enhanced his reputation with a haul of 3 for 35 from 16.5 overs, as the England A bowled their Bangladeshi counterparts out for 209 on the first day of the four-day unofficial Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Broad was well supported by his fellow seamer, Graham Onions, who finished with 2 for 32, while the mainstays of Bangladesh's innings were the former Test opener, Tushar Imran, who made 52, and Sahagir Hossain Pavel (86).

Broad, who also took three first-innings wickets on a dead track in Mirpur last week, dismissed Jahirul Islam without a run on the board, before Onions grabbed Mehrab Hossain jr and Nasiruddin Faruq to reduce the Bangladeshis to 30 for 3.

A sixth-wicket stand of 84 between Tushar and Sahagir revived their fortunes. On 129, Tushar eventually holed out to Michael Yardy off the spin of Alex Loudon, but Sahagir found a useful ally in Mohammad Sharif with whom he added another 68 for the seventh wicket before Sharif was run out for 28.

Yardy had Sahagir caught by Nick Compton for 86, before Broad returned to mop up the tail. There was just time for one more over before the close, which Will Jefferson safely negotiated.