England in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 181 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim launches things in style! Short and wide and all too familiar from Broad and Tamim cuts with real flourish through point for four

0.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, well, this is splendid, Tamim gets back and aims a massive pull shot, straight to mid on

0.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, calmer this time, back of a length, Tamim back and defending

0.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, ah, this is what Test cricket used to be, outside off stump and left well alone

0.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length once more, and defended towards the short leg fielder

0.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, decent carry on this, good pace too, but outside off and Tamim shoulders arms

Bangladesh 4/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (6b 1x4)

2.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, he uses his look devilishly here, aiming a ball into the rib area that is worked round the corner for a single

Bangladesh 9/0   Tamim Iqbal 5* (7b 1x4)

3.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, pitched up from Bresnan, looking for swing, he finds it but it clips the pads on route to the fine leg boundary

Bangladesh 14/1   Tamim Iqbal 5* (8b 1x4)

4.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, another short ball, Tamim looks much more comfortable, imperious almost, as he swats it away down to square leg for a single

4.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off stump, rising sharply, Tamim watches it slightly suspiciously as it goes through to Prior

4.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, well, bounce or not, that is a rubbish ball, short and wide outside off, Tamim happy to crash it through the covers, up on one leg as he plays the shot

4.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, enough to force Broad to go round the wicket, but this is too far outside off stump to interest Tamim

Bangladesh 22/1   Tamim Iqbal 10* (12b 2x4)

6.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad continues round the wicket and angles a short ball in from wide of the crease, Tamim stands tall and defends

6.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good change of length, much fuller, Tamim playing back and defending with most of an inside edge, the ball goes towards midwicket

6.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, a fraction of width outside off and Tamim stands tall and tries to carve it away, times it well enough to burst through Pietersen's hands at point

Bangladesh 27/1   Tamim Iqbal 11* (15b 2x4)

7.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball, pitching an inch or two outside off and seaming away a touch - left alone. Tempting stuff for Tamim, but he's not interested in that one

7.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, just a bit shorter but the width is there and Tamim laces one through the covers off the back foot. Top shot, he got on top of the bounce nicely

7.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, putting the ball closer to the batsman, outside off stump once again and Tamim leaves after the boundary

7.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, bouncer! He's really dug that one in, not even half way to the batsman and it's ballooned up over Tamim

7.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, strays towards leg stump, ball thumps into the thigh pad

Bangladesh 33/2   Tamim Iqbal 15* (19b 3x4)

8.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, short ball directed into the ribs, but Tamim swivels onto the back foot and helps the ball way over the fine leg boundary. Good use of Broad's pace

8.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length, but Tamim gets behind it in defence

8.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, speared in towards middle and leg, Tamim hangs back in the crease to try and thump the ball through midwicket, but can't find the necessary placement or timing

8.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, middle and leg line again from round the wicket, Tamim just beaten for pace as the ball comes off the thigh pad and trickles to the off side

8.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, directed at off stump this time, on a length. Broad doing a good job of cramping Tamim for room, given him nothing to hit through the off side

8.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, dug in - brutish ball directed into the armpit of Tamim, but he negotiates it very well, getting across and getting on top of the bounce to work the ball behind square

Bangladesh 40/2   Tamim Iqbal 22* (25b 3x4 1x6)

9.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, another short ball, just wide of off stump and delivered from over the wicket, giving Tamim the room he wants to crack the ball over backward point and away to the boundary

9.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, much better line and length this time, pushing the ball closer to the batsman and zoning in on off stump

9.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Bresnan's just lost his radar a little here, tries another short-pitched delivery but it's on leg stump and pulled handsomely away through square leg

9.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball on off stump, Tamim defends watchfully

9.5

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a similar length ball, but pushed just a touch wider and Tamim leaves alone - not quite enough width on it for him to score off and rightfully wants nothing to do with it

9.6

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, identical ball and Tamim plays in identical fashion - left alone

Bangladesh 48/2   Tamim Iqbal 30* (31b 5x4 1x6)

10.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just outside off and Tamim aims a backfoot punch through the covers, but the fielder is well-placed to cut it off

10.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wide of off and left alone

10.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up and Tamim hadn't been expecting that, he was waiting for the short ball and is beaten as he tries a flat-footed drive

10.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, dug in, and worked away off the hip infront of square on the leg side

Bangladesh 50/2   Tamim Iqbal 31* (35b 5x4 1x6)

11.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, floated up and Tamim tries to flay it through the off side, but straight at the fielder

11.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stretches forward to defend

11.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushes forward defensively again, but the ball is pushed towards leg stump and doesn't turn, allowing Tamim to work it away infront of midwicket

Bangladesh 51/2   Tamim Iqbal 32* (38b 5x4 1x6)

12.1

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, decent pace on that, but directed outside leg stump from over the wicket and Tamim has no trouble whipping that away very fine on the leg side. Ball races away. Welcome, Finn!

12.2

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that's better, pitching middle and leg and defended

12.3

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, slightly overpitched, around middle and leg again, and Tamim clips it firmly through midwicket for another four

12.4

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed wide and going wider with the angle, Tamim has a very loose drive and misses completely. Almost no foot movement there, he just stood there and swung at that

12.5

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good ball, zoning in on off stump and Tamim leans back to punch off the back foot, but straight to mid off

12.6

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slightly shorter but a similar off stump line. Tamim does well to rock back and ride the bounce from the tall fast bowler

Bangladesh 59/3   Tamim Iqbal 40* (44b 7x4 1x6)

13.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drilled straight at short extra cover

13.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched back to the bowler

13.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, paddled down to fine leg, but a fielder has been placed there for just that shot

Bangladesh 66/3   Tamim Iqbal 42* (47b 7x4 1x6)

15.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, Tamim lunges forward to defend

15.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim goes for a huge mow through the leg side, a real slog sweep, but is utterly beaten by the flight and rip away from him

15.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, arm ball pushed towards leg stump, Tamim picks it though and nudges the ball into the leg side to collect another run

Bangladesh 77/3   Tamim Iqbal 43* (50b 7x4 1x6)

16.1

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up and driven hard to mid off. Tamim didn't really get forward to drive, but got nicely behind the ball and played with a straight bat

16.2

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, good pace on that ball, but strays on to Tamim's pads and is flicked away disdainfully. There is a fielder out at deep midwicket though, so the ball is cut off before the ropes

16.5

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, more leg stump trash, Tamim flicks it away oh so easily down to fine leg, and that'll be his fifty. Finn struggling to bowl a consistent line here, and Bresnan has run round from the covers to have a word with him

16.6

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, much better, but he needs to keep the ball there. On off stump, just back of a length, and Tamim can only defend

Bangladesh 85/3   Tamim Iqbal 50* (54b 8x4 1x6)

17.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, from around the wicket, pitching leg and turning across slightly, and Tamim defends with an angled bat to the leg side

17.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, really floated up, Tamim defends to leg again, not being tempted

17.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up on off stump this time, and Tamim drives softly at short extra cover

17.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, just a touch too short, allowing Tamim to rock back and jab the ball through midwicket for a couple

Bangladesh 88/3   Tamim Iqbal 52* (58b 8x4 1x6)

19.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, but pitching outside off and turning away sharply. Left alone by Tamim

19.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, powerfully swept from outside off stump. Rolled his wrists over it to keep the ball down, but that was thumped infront of square

19.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for another sweep to a ball floated up on leg stump, but beaten in the flight. The bowler and keeper appeal, but I don't know what for...

19.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, thumped away once again! Cracked in the air this time, but in front of square and in the gap. Great shot, Tamim going for Swann here

19.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short and outside off, thrashed into the off side but picks out the point fielder

19.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up and tapped back to the bowler

Bangladesh 98/3   Tamim Iqbal 60* (64b 10x4 1x6)

20.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tucked off the hip behind square on the leg side. Nicely done, Tamim is looking completely at ease out there, and Mahmudullah is giving him good support

20.6

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball on off stump from around the wicket, Tamim drops the ball into space on the off side and asks for a run, but Mahmudullah rightfully turns it down

Bangladesh 103/3   Tamim Iqbal 61* (66b 10x4 1x6)

22.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short and on off stump from around the wicket, and Tamim guides the ball down off the face, wide of second slip and down to third man for four. Bresnan looks to the heavens, but that was deliberately played down there

22.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, too straight and punched infront of midwicket off the back foot

22.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dug in wide of off stump, Tamim's eyes lit up with the width on offer and he flashed a wild cut shot, but didn't get close to the ball. Beaten by the bounce

22.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets back and across to defend

22.5

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short and wide again, and cut hard, but into the ground, out to the deep cover point

Bangladesh 110/3   Tamim Iqbal 68* (71b 11x4 1x6)

23.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, backs away to give himself some room as the ball is slightly short on off stump, but the cut shot can't beat point

23.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, identical ball and shot, but picks out cover this time

23.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller, and driven with soft hands between extra cover and a wide mid off, giving the batsmen just enough time to scamper through for one

Bangladesh 111/3   Tamim Iqbal 69* (74b 11x4 1x6)

24.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, who rocks back to defend a length ball on off stump

24.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and it seems to be working, very well directed ball, speared in at off stump and defended

24.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short-pitched on off stump, Tamim guides the ball to the left of Pietersen at point. A fumbled fielding attempt allows them to run a single

Bangladesh 116/3   Tamim Iqbal 70* (77b 11x4 1x6)

25.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, long wail of caaaatch from Swann as Tamim drives airily, but seemingly with control through the covers for a single

Bangladesh 124/3   Tamim Iqbal 70* (78b 11x4 1x6)

27.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, another fluid drive from Tamim, threading through extra cover

27.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, landing outside off stump and spinning away further, Tamim leaves alone

27.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, calmly defended by Tamim, if he settles in here he could go on to a big score

27.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, sees out the over with another diligent defensive shot, sort of thing that will please all Bangladesh fans

Bangladesh 140/3   Tamim Iqbal 71* (82b 11x4 1x6)

28.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, that is a little bit careless from Tamim, but entirely safe. He hung his bat outside off stump and guided the ball a touch casually down to the vacant third man

Bangladesh 145/3   Tamim Iqbal 75* (83b 12x4 1x6)

30.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad comes round the wicket to Tamim, angles a shortish ball that is guided to short third man

30.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this time it's much fuller, Tamim aims a nice drive back down the pitch to the mid on fielder

30.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, this is worked with the angle to midwicket for an easy single

Bangladesh 146/4   Tamim Iqbal 76* (86b 12x4 1x6)

31.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim drives this off the back foot into the covers

31.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length again, Tamim content to push into the covers

31.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slightly fuller and it's turned off the legs for an easy single

Bangladesh 147/4   Tamim Iqbal 77* (89b 12x4 1x6)

32.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, decent line outside off stump, Tamim decides it's not worth his trouble and leaves it alone

32.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tighter line this time, but still not quite close enough to draw a shot from Tamim

32.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, same again, perhaps Broad is looking for some late reverse-swing, as it is Tamim happily lets it go past him

32.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, massive appeal from England as Broad arrows a fuller delivery from wide of the crease in at Tamim, raps him on the pads but it's missing leg by a distance

Bangladesh 148/4   Tamim Iqbal 77* (93b 12x4 1x6)

33.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven from a good length into the off side

33.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended once more from around off stump

33.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nicely bowled, given some air and it drifts in a touch, Tamim blocks back to Swann

33.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim stretches forward and defends

33.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flashing drive outside off stump, timed it well but straight to cover

33.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, significant, if slow, turn here, deceives Tamim somewhat, as he checks his stoke and ends up poking it into the off side

Bangladesh 148/4   Tamim Iqbal 77* (99b 12x4 1x6)

34.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, doesn't inhibit Tamim at all, and languidly throws his arms at another drive, timing it nicely to mid off

34.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, cracking delivery, top ball. Angled in from wide of the crease round the wicket, then reversing away from Tamim, who's squared up as the ball whips past the edge

34.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad really bending his back finding good carry, but Tamim leaves it alone

Bangladesh 149/4   Tamim Iqbal 77* (102b 12x4 1x6)

36.1

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts with a good ball, back of a length on off stump but Tamim is solid in defence

36.2

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slightly fuller but Tamim gets right in line to dead bat it back down the track

36.3

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pulls the length back again, and Tamim leaves as a result. The ball whistles way over the stumps as Tamim shoulders arms extravagantly

36.4

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length on off once again, Tamim drops the ball down right under his eyes. Safe stuff, vital that these two survive these last few overs

36.5

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Finn is sticking to a tight line... now that the pressure has been taken off with the batsmen just looking to play out the last few deliveries

36.6

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angled wide across the batsman, who wants nothing to do with it and leaves alone. Finn has a few words for Tamim after that defensive over, but he won't be bothered by that

Bangladesh 149/4   Tamim Iqbal 77* (108b 12x4 1x6)

38.1

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Finn goes round the wicket, but pushes the ball too wide of off to have Tamim interested at this stage, and he leaves alone

38.2

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dug in, but not much pace on it and Tamim has no trouble riding the bounce in defence

38.3

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, 1 no ball, pushed wide again and left well alone. Angling in to the batsman but pitched too wide to be of interest. And he's overstepped massively as well, and that brings up the 150

38.3

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a touch of seam movement away after the ball is angled in, but Tamim is solid in defence

38.4

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wide of off again, trying to tempt Tamim but he's having none of it. Finn will be glad that he's had the chance to come back and bowl well after the punishment he took in his first few overs

38.5

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, attempted yorker, but overpitched and turned into a full toss. Tamim jabs down on the ball, and the timing takes the ball all the way to the deep long on boundary

38.6

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wide of off and safely left alone, and Tamim survives to give Bangladesh hope.

Bangladesh 154/5   Tamim Iqbal 81* (115b 13x4 1x6)

40.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off and left alone

40.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller and outside off, onto the front foot and leaves alone

40.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven down to mid off...Broad bowling quickly yesterday but is just loosening up at the moment

40.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, that's well played, leaned back and cut it through backward point...even with a man at deep point it races to the boundary

40.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angled in towards the pads, flicked neatly out to deep square-leg

Bangladesh 159/5   Tamim Iqbal 86* (120b 14x4 1x6)

41.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on off stump, defended back to the bowler

41.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended from off stump into the leg side where midwicket does the fielding

41.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed towards mid on...the key for Tamim is that he has a solid defensive technique to go alongside his attack shots

41.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, gone! That's an absolute beauty from Bresnan, straightened from round the wicket, squared-up Tamim and clipped the off stump. It needed something good to shift him, and that would have done for plenty of batsmen.

Tamim Iqbal b Bresnan 86 (180m 124b 14x4 1x6) SR: 69.35

Bangladesh 159/6   Tamim Iqbal 86 (124b 14x4 1x6)
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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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