England in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 181 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

102.5

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, onto the front foot, pushed into the covers

102.6

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, played into the off side

England 412/4   IR Bell 0* (2b)

103.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, an easy full toss on leg stump, that's a bit village and allows Bell to get off the mark

103.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 2 runs, down onto one knee and lapped through short fine-leg

103.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, goes onto the back and guides towards cover

103.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, down for the lap again, gets it slightly squarer so there's only a single this time

England 418/4   IR Bell 4* (6b)

104.1

Mahmudullah to Bell, FOUR, effortless from Bell, skips down the pitch and lofts this over mid-on with minimal fuss for his first boundary

104.2

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, flatter on the stumps, not surprisingly, and defended to the leg side

104.3

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, defended into the covers

104.4

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, bowled slower this time and gets some turn, Bell plays with it to the leg side

104.5

Mahmudullah to Bell, 1 run, and now he picks the gap down to long on created by his earlier six...smart batting from Bell

England 423/4   IR Bell 9* (11b 1x4)

105.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, flicked the on side

105.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, goes back a little dangerously and forces this to the off side while exposing his stumps

105.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, onto the front foot and defends this time

105.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, on middle and leg, blocked with a straight bat

105.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, again defended down the pitch

England 425/4   IR Bell 9* (16b 1x4)

106.5

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, neatly patted away, not much on this

106.6

Mahmudullah to Bell, 1 run, Bell gets down to dab-sweep very early, call me old fashioned, but I'd rather he stand tall and punch it down the ground

England 427/4   IR Bell 10* (18b 1x4)

107.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, Shakib continues to be tidy, landing it around off, Bell is content to lean forward and defend

107.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, a touch shorter and Bell waited on the back foot and guided the ball down to short third man for a swift single

107.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, landing outside off, spinning away further and Bell leaves alone

107.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, watchful from Bell, as well he might be since there are runs to be had soon, forward and defending

107.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, good containing over finishes, with Bell leaning forward and patting it away

England 429/4   IR Bell 11* (23b 1x4)

108.4

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, well that was the classic leg-side one-day wide, but fine in Tests

108.5

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, better ball, on off stump, Bell defends. Looks content to sit in for a while

108.6

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, another over whizzes past, Bell blocks out a good Mahmudullah delivery

England 430/4   IR Bell 11* (26b 1x4)

109.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, Bell, once again, leans forward and defends

109.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, this time it's a touch shorter, Bell hops back and works this into the leg side

109.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, Bell looking for a quick single which isn't there after he pushes this off-stump ball into the covers

109.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, gets a run here though, clipping off his legs into the square leg region

England 432/4   IR Bell 12* (30b 1x4)

110.1

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, tidy stuff from Mahmudullah, finding a touch of turn from outside off, Bell blocks

110.2

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, a touch shorter and quicker, Bell stands back and pokes it into the leg side

110.3

Mahmudullah to Bell, 1 run, change of angle for Mahmudullah, coming round the wicket, which in this case means he's opened up the leg side for Bell, who obliges by pushing it to midwicket for a single

110.6

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, Bell is becalmed here, defending, without any trouble, it must be said,

England 434/4   IR Bell 13* (34b 1x4)

112.2

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, another one-day wide, but Test match forgettable, down leg side, spinning further, Bell attempts to work it away, but misses

112.3

Mahmudullah to Bell, 3 runs, nicely played, thrown up wider of off, Bell stretched forward and leaned it with plenty of timing through the covers for three

112.5

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, nicely bowled, Bell on the early-dab-sweep shot, but it was very very slow and flighted, Bell had to wait, then pause, before eventually the ball reached him. After all that he hit straight to short fine leg

112.6

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, pushed away into the off side

England 444/4   IR Bell 16* (38b 1x4)

113.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, definite turn from around off, Bell watchful and defending calmly

113.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, touch to short, and spinning from off to give Bell some room, but his cut shot is timed straight to the point fielder

England 445/4   IR Bell 16* (40b 1x4)

114.6

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, Bell remains a touch sedate, but untroubled, defending off the back foot

England 446/4   IR Bell 16* (41b 1x4)

115.2

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, bit too full from Razzak, allows Bell a very easy push into the off side for a single

115.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, arrowed down the leg side, misses everything and the keeper collects

115.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, better line this time, Bell defends into the off side

115.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, Bell keeps the strike by pushing this towards cover, and another forgettable over in my life speeds past

England 450/4   IR Bell 18* (45b 1x4)

116.1

Mahmudullah to Bell, 1 wide, well down the leg side, I was about to call it a one-day wide and the umpire has deemed it too filthy for Test cricket, bit harsh that

116.1

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, adjusts his line enough for Bell to defend back to the bowler off the back foot

116.2

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, better ball, slightly fuller and more around off stump, Bell defends

116.3

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, minor victory for the bowler, as the bat lurks away from pad in an attempt to thread the ball through the off side, finds the inside edge

116.4

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, back on middle from Mahmudullah, back on the defence from Bell

116.5

Mahmudullah to Bell, no run, slightly too leg-sided, Bell nudges it round the corner

116.6

Mahmudullah to Bell, FOUR, too short this time, begging to put away, what else can Bell do than pull firmly backwards of square for four

England 455/4   IR Bell 22* (51b 2x4)

117.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, ooh, that is rather lovely. Bell sometimes uses his bat as a wand, and this was a touch of magic, neat back-cut past the slips for four, really top shot

117.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, follows it up with a near-perfect extra-cover push, just leant it through the field and the ball teased the fielders all the way to the rope

117.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, this time it's defended out into the off side

117.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, tries to aim the cut shot again, but gets too much of it and it trickles away

England 467/4   IR Bell 31* (55b 4x4)

118.1

Mahmudullah to Bell, 1 run, this is pretty grim, slow full toss, which Bell decides can only be gently patted down to mid on

118.3

Mahmudullah to Bell, (no ball) 2 runs, somehow he's overstepped, not sure why because it's a nothing delivery, short and outside off that Bell pushes away towards point

118.3

Mahmudullah to Bell, 1 run, fuller this time and leant on towards mid on for one

England 473/4   IR Bell 35* (58b 4x4)

120.4

Naeem Islam to Bell, no run, Bell again shaping to sweep pretty much while the bowler was running up, after waiting on one-knee for while, he misses. The keeper collects and is so pleased with it all he appeals

120.5

Naeem Islam to Bell, no run, Bell stands up and defends the ball calmly into the leg side

120.6

Naeem Islam to Bell, 1 run, easy single this, no need for dab-sweeps, just pushed down the ground

England 485/4   IR Bell 36* (61b 4x4)

121.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, decent ball, landing middle, offering to spin away a fraction, Bell outside-edges it behind point for one

121.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, much better ball, touch of air, landing middle, Bell leans forward and defends

121.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, Bell really fancies this sweep shot, lord knows why, he plays it nicely enough but straight to square leg

121.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, significant turn on this, from well outside leg, Bell defends off the back foot

121.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, landing outside leg and spinning quite a way, catches Bell on the pads, a faint appeal, and that completes the session

England 487/4   IR Bell 37* (66b 4x4)

123.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Bell leans forward, opens the face and they complete a sharp run to backward point

England 490/4   IR Bell 38* (67b 4x4)

124.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, now Bell uses his feet to the paceman, drops the ball towards backward point and there's brief hesitation from Bell before the run is complete...Collingwood always wanted it

England 493/4   IR Bell 39* (68b 4x4)

125.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, reverse sweep from Bell goes straight to short third man but they still steal a single

125.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, lovely shot, comes down the pitch outside leg stump and goes inside-out over cover...doesn't quite get it exactly where he wanted but it's wide of long off

125.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 bye, another reverse sweep, he moved right outside leg stump, doesn't make contact and it beat the keeper

England 501/4   IR Bell 44* (71b 5x4)

126.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, good line on off stump, defended into the covers and no chance of a single

126.2

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 2 runs, chopped through backward point down to third man and good running from Bell makes it into a couple

126.3

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, defended from off stump down to mid on

126.4

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, uses soft hands to drop towards backward point...these two run well together

126.6

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, sweetly driven but straight to mid on

England 505/4   IR Bell 47* (76b 5x4)

127.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, angled to backward point for another scampered single...they are pretty much doing it at will

England 513/4   IR Bell 48* (77b 5x4)

128.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Shahadat and Bell drives to cover

128.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, comes well down the pitch, means he only has about 18 yards to run when he pushes towards mid on

128.4

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, FOUR, that's dreamy from Bell, just leans into a languid cover drive and that takes Bell to his fifty...it's been an effortless innings

128.5

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, FOUR, another top shot, slots this one straight down the ground with the perfect technique...it's easy pickings, but Bell has looked so good

128.6

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, 'come over to my side' says Bell as he whips this from well wide of off stump but finds mid on

England 524/4   IR Bell 57* (82b 7x4)

129.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, driven off the back down to long off

England 530/4   IR Bell 58* (83b 7x4)

130.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, guided down to third man from outside off...there have been no slips all day for the quicks

130.6

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, another slower ball, opens the face one-day style to third man

England 535/4   IR Bell 60* (85b 7x4)

131.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, thinks of coming down the pitch, then plays back and gets a single through his legs into the leg side

England 536/4   IR Bell 61* (86b 7x4)

132.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, slow full toss, Bell goes down and reverse sweeps to short third man...he had so much time

132.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 leg bye, worked to short fine-leg

132.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, driven elegantly inside-out along the ground through extra cover

England 547/4   IR Bell 63* (89b 7x4)

133.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, rocks back and cuts towards backward point who makes a good diving save

133.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, tries to glide this fine but misses...Rahim fumbles again

133.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, driven into the covers

133.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 2 runs, another reverse hit goes through square cover...he's toying with these spinners

England 553/4   IR Bell 66* (93b 7x4)

134.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, driven through the covers from outside leg stump

134.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, lofted down towards long off

England 565/4   IR Bell 68* (95b 7x4)

135.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, continues over the wicket at a negative leg-stump line, what else can he do in this situation? Bell manages to poke it into the leg side for one

135.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 2 runs, Bell on the sweep and connecting firmly, it goes square on the leg side for a couple

135.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, well, this is beautiful from Bell, skips down the wicket giving himself room and opening the off side, then feathers a cover drive perfectly for four

135.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, another big shot, this time much straighter, possibly didn't time it perfectly but it clears the rope and Bell is really on the charge now

England 583/4   IR Bell 79* (99b 9x4)

136.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, quite why Bell would want to reverse-dab when he can play such flowing drives is beyond me, but he connects well enough for a single

England 585/4   IR Bell 80* (100b 9x4)

137.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, touch short and Bell aims a big cut shot but finds the point fielder, who throws sharply and a direct hit would have had Bell running to the non-striker's end

137.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, Bell nudges it away for a single

England 597/5   IR Bell 82* (102b 9x4)

138.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 2 runs, dropped, Bell walked down the wicket and chipped down towards long on, who ran in, dived, got a hand to it and put it down

138.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, pushed away into the leg side

138.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, OUT, very well taken this time! Full-toss and Bell drove it sweetly down towards long on, who scuttled around the boundary edge and pocketed the catch very calmly, careful to stay inside the rope

IR Bell c Rubel Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 84 (147m 105b 9x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

England 599/6   IR Bell 84 (105b 9x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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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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