Bangladesh A v England A, Bogra, 4th day March 4, 2007

Tushar bats Bangladesh to draw

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Bangladesh A 152 and 218 for 7 (Imran 128*, Mahmud 4*, Bresnan 2-36) drew with England A 251 for 8d (Compton 92)

A solid and grafting 128 from Tushar Imran, Bangladesh A's captain, ended England A's hopes of forcing victory on the final day of the 2nd Test at Bogra.

Declaring overnight, with a lead of 99, England were soon in business with Graham Onions removing Jahurul Islam with his first ball and, five balls later, Mehrab Hossain, both for ducks. But Bangladesh fought back valiantly, if stodgily; Nasiruddin Faruque made a grey 31 from 130 balls and, together with Tushar, put on 127 for the third wicket as Bangladesh played for time.

Tim Bresnan picked up a couple of wickets to give England brief hope of a win, but Tushar was resolute in defence, ending unbeaten as the game petered to a draw.