England in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 181 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

11.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah pushes forward in defence

11.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, big turn! This rips sharply in to the right hander, and bounces too, taking the shoulder of the bat and into the midriff, but luckily for him it drops safely just where a silly point would have been

Bangladesh 51/3   Mahmudullah 0* (2b)

13.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched up and spinning in slightly, Mahmudullah goes for a strong sweep but misses completely. Huge lbw appeal is turned down though, struck outside the line

13.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, FOUR, same ball but he's played the right shot this time, getting his front foot forward and across and driving gracefully through the covers

13.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Swann pulls the length back a touch, ball spins in sharply and Mahmudullah stays at the crease to work it away to leg. That was airy and just past Bell though

Bangladesh 64/3   Mahmudullah 5* (5b 1x4)

14.1

Finn to Mahmudullah, FOUR, back of a length, outside off stump but Mahmudullah doesn't try to do too much with it, just hanging back and using the pace and bounce on the ball to run it down off the face to the vacant third man area. Soft hands

14.2

Finn to Mahmudullah, FOUR, similar ball but cracked away powerfully this time. Cut very well through gully, and still no third man so that's four more

14.3

Finn to Mahmudullah, no run, much better line, actually aimed at the stumps this time, but Mahmudullah, who is in good touch at the moment, defends solidly

14.4

Finn to Mahmudullah, no run, goes back of a length again, the batsmen tries to tap the ball away behind point but can't get it fine enough, point skips round to cut it off

14.5

Finn to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched up this time and driven with a high left elbow into the covers. Well hit, but picks out the fielder to perfection

14.6

Finn to Mahmudullah, 1 run, strays onto his pads, and tucked down to fine leg for a single

Bangladesh 75/3   Mahmudullah 14* (11b 3x4)

15.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, leans back to defend with the ball right under his eyes

15.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, skips down the track and thumps the ball back down the wicket, but Swann gets a hand on it to cut the ball off. Fingers definitely will be hurting after that one

15.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, swept well out to deep square leg, but Finn races round and completes a good sliding stop to cut the ball off

Bangladesh 76/3   Mahmudullah 15* (14b 3x4)

16.3

Finn to Mahmudullah, no run, up to the batsman once again, Mahmudullah leans forward to drive into the covers

16.4

Finn to Mahmudullah, 1 run, well directed shorter ball, up into the ribs, but Mahmudullah is in good enough touch to ride the bounce and tap the ball in front of midwicket

Bangladesh 81/3   Mahmudullah 16* (16b 3x4)

17.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, what on earth was that? Mahmudullah goes for a ridiculous reverse sweep and doesn't connect, but what was he thinking

17.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, hangs back to force the ball down to long on

Bangladesh 86/3   Mahmudullah 17* (18b 3x4)

18.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, starts too straight, Mahmudullah tucks the ball away off the thigh pad to collect a couple

18.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, that's a snorter! Dangerous delivery in the channel outside off stump, nipped away off the seam and Mahmudullah's feet went nowhere. He was completely squared up and lucky not to get an edge on that

18.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, much better display of a defensive shot this time, the batsman leans forward to defend

18.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched up and onto the front foot, defended out to point

18.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, short ball, bouncer really, but not very well directed at all and the batsman just sways away from the ball as it sailed over leg stump

18.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller length and on off stump, Mahmudullah leans forward in watchful defence

Bangladesh 90/3   Mahmudullah 19* (24b 3x4)

20.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, short ball but Mahmudullah ducks under it easily

20.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, short and ducks again

20.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, top shot, deserved four for that. Driven on the up through point, looked really good doing it, but Carberry is really quick in the field and sprinted out to cut the ball off inches from the rope

20.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, ill-directed short ball, whip-pulled down to fine leg

Bangladesh 103/3   Mahmudullah 23* (28b 3x4)

21.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, driven straight at mid off and Mahmudullah wanted a run, came charging down the wicket but was wisely sent back by Tamim just in time

21.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, speared down the leg side, and turning further away. Cries of "catch it" but there was nothing on that as he tried to flick to leg

21.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, presses forward to defend behind square on the off side this time

21.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah tries to manufacture a late cut, but the ball was too full and too straight and took the inside edge. He was lucky not to chop that onto his stumps

21.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted delivery driven to mid off

21.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched wide of off and the batsman thrusts his pad out to nudge it away, holding the bat up above his head and well out of the way

Bangladesh 103/3   Mahmudullah 23* (34b 3x4)

22.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, another short ball, really dug in, but Mahmudullah just lets his knees buckle to duck well underneath it without alarm

Bangladesh 110/3   Mahmudullah 23* (35b 3x4)

23.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, flight, dip and turn, but Mahmudullah is equal to the task and lunges forward in defence

23.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, full and defended watchfully once more... Can we now expect the reverse sweep?

23.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, FOUR, no, it's a far better shot! That was really well played, looped up and Mahmudullah took a big step forward to thrash the ball through the covers. Strong shot

Bangladesh 115/3   Mahmudullah 27* (38b 4x4)

24.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length on off stump, Mahmudullah pushes forward and across to punch the ball defensively into the covers

24.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly shorter but similar line, the batsman tries to force the ball through the covers off the back foot but the ball takes the inside edge and trickles to leg instead

24.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the pads and clipped out to deep square leg

Bangladesh 117/3   Mahmudullah 28* (41b 4x4)

25.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, good stuff from Swann, landing it around off, Mahmudullah pops forward and defends

25.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, nothing silly from Mahmudullah, just leaning forward and defending

25.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, SIX, top shot! Lovely footwork, skipping down the wicket before launching a free-flowing drive over Swann's head for six

25.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, back on the defence here, leaning forward and dropping it on the off side

25.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, big sweep shot attempted, connects well and gets a single out to deep square

Bangladesh 124/3   Mahmudullah 35* (46b 4x4 1x6)

26.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, angled down towards the legs from Bresnan, Mahmudullah helps it along its way down to fine leg for an easy single

26.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, oh dear, Bresnan really dragged this down, but the new-ball shine has long since disappeared from the Kookaburra, and Mahmudullah mistimes an attempted force as the ball dies in the wicket

26.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, better length, slightly fuller but enough width for Mahmudullah to try and force it away to cover

26.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, this time it's bang on, good line, good length and Mahmudullah defends calmly

26.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lovely shot, flashing cut through point from a short and wide delivery. I can tell you that Gnasher was less than impressed with the ball, I can't tell you his exact words

26.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, another short ball, you wonder why, Mahmudullah doesn't, he just pulls it like a rocket between fine leg and deep square for another boundary

Bangladesh 134/3   Mahmudullah 45* (52b 6x4 1x6)

27.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, FOUR, Swann adjusts his line to Mahmudullah, aiming much straighter, but it's swept fine and firm, very well played for yet another boundary. Forget the IPL, the real run-scoring action is here

27.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Mahmudullah brings up an excellent fifty, nudging Swann past Bell at short leg, really top knock, Bangladesh were in huge trouble when he came to the wicket

Bangladesh 140/3   Mahmudullah 50* (54b 7x4 1x6)

28.1

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, starts with an order-restoring good-length ball around off stump that is pushed to the covers

28.2

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, another good ball, probing the off-stump channel, pushed into the off side

28.3

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly slower ball and it somewhat deceived Mahmudullah, who played a little early on his drive and inside-edged it towards midwicket

28.4

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, good ball and an inch-perfect leave from Mahmudullah, shaving the off stump of its way through to Prior

28.5

Broad to Mahmudullah, 1 run, errs a little bit too far down leg, and Mahmudullah picks it off, turning it behind square for one

Bangladesh 141/3   Mahmudullah 51* (59b 7x4 1x6)

29.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, too short from Swann, but he finds enough turn into Mahmudullah to cramp the cut shot

29.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, bit of a replay here, Swann finding real purchase and cramping Mahmudullah from room

29.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, much fuller this time, Mahmudullah rocks forward and defends carefully

29.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah defends diligently off the front foot

29.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, OUT, oh dear, sad end to Mahmudullah. Swann strikes! An attempted sweep comes off the gloves and loops Collingwood at first slip. Big breakthrough really, and a shame after these two put on such a good stand

Mahmudullah c Collingwood b Swann 51 (80m 64b 7x4 1x6) SR: 79.68

Bangladesh 145/4   Mahmudullah 51 (64b 7x4 1x6)
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Series Results
Bangladesh v England at Dhaka - Mar 20-24, 2010
England won by 9 wickets
Bangladesh v England at Chittagong - Mar 12-16, 2010
England won by 181 runs
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Mar 16, 2010

Graeme Swann celebrates another wicket with Matt Prior, Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, March 16, 2010

Graeme Swann celebrates another wicket with Matt Prior

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Mar 16, 2010

Alastair Cook was grateful for the efforts of Graeme Swann, Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, March 16, 2010

Alastair Cook was grateful for the efforts of Graeme Swann

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