England in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 181 runs

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39.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, gets a sighter outside off first ball and lets it go through

England 149/2   KP Pietersen 0* (1b)

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, on middle and leg, jabbed into the on side

40.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, wrong line on leg stump, worked into midwicket

40.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, top shot, that's more like it, as he drives inside-out effortlessly wide of mid off and that will wonders for him

40.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed wide of off stump, driven hard into the ground and it bounces through the hands of short cover

England 155/2   KP Pietersen 5* (5b 1x4)

41.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, outside off and he isn't interested in that one

41.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, just trying a bit too hard and as a consequence is spraying the ball outside off stump

41.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, homing in on middle, driven sweetly but straight to mid on

41.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, short and a touch wide outside off, doesn't really get up and Pietersen sways well out the way of it

41.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, FOUR, short again, massive grunt from the bowler as he delivers, but it's a wasted delivery, sat up asking to be thwacked, Pietersen obliged, pulling it well in front of square through the leg side for four

41.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, full toss, really should have been put away as well, but Pietersen could only push it firmly to mid on

England 159/2   KP Pietersen 9* (11b 2x4)

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, touch short again, allows Pietersen to step back and defend

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, better ball this time, fuller and has Pietersen reaching for it outside off stump

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, good ball again, Pietersen stretches forward with bat well in front of pad, blocking into the off side

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, top stuff this from Pietersen, picks up the length early, hops back and crashes it through the covers for four with excellent timing

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, lovely bowling, Pietersen was looking to advance down the track and Razzak threw it wide, Pietersen hopped over and defended with a flourish

England 164/2   KP Pietersen 13* (16b 3x4)

43.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, handy pace from Rubel here, really bending his back, Pietersen defends outside off stump

43.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, decent ball, a fraction wide of off stump, Pietersen happy to let it go by. You would think both left-arm spinners would be on, strange thinking to go with pace

43.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, tidy cricket this, good ball on off stump, well defended into the covers for a sharp single

England 166/2   KP Pietersen 14* (19b 3x4)

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, that's a bit too easy for Pietersen, he defends a good ball into the leg side, no fielders around so he gets a single

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, too short, allows Pietersen to get back a cut through point, where a diving interception palms the ball to the sweeper on the offside boundary

44.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, short again, cut again for a single. Not nearly enough pressure being applied on either batsmen at the moment

England 175/2   KP Pietersen 17* (22b 3x4)

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, starts well, drawing Pietersen well forward as he defends back to the bowler

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, quicker ball, arrowed in a little too far down the leg side, Pietersen works it down to short fine leg for one off the pads

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen negotiates another Shakib ball well, coming forward and defending with a full face back towards the bowler

England 177/2   KP Pietersen 17* (25b 3x4)

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, too many shots off the back foot off the spinners, Pietersen hops back and cuts out to deep point

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, forward and defended calmly

46.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, not a great ball this, shoved down the leg side, Pietersen sweeps and helps himself to a boundary down to fine leg. He looks in decent order today

England 186/2   KP Pietersen 22* (28b 4x4)

47.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stretches forward and defends with a full face

47.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, nicely done from Shakib, varying his angles, coming slightly wider of the crease, Pietersen defends

47.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, good ball again, Pietersen defends

47.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, good length, fuller, drawing Pietersen forward, and he defends

47.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, this is too short, which, judging from Shakib's squeal, annoys the bowler, and allows Pietersen to force it away off the back foot for a single to the sweeper on the point boundary

England 188/2   KP Pietersen 23* (33b 4x4)

48.1

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen gets himself into an awkward position here, playing back to a ball he should have come forward to, prodded into the leg side

48.2

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, good stuff from Mahmudullah probing a line on middle stump from round the wicket, Pietersen defends

48.3

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 1 run, drifts too far down the leg side, Pietersen works this away for a single

England 189/2   KP Pietersen 24* (36b 4x4)

49.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen is giving himself plenty of room to defend, making a big effort not to play around his front pad, working well for him so far

49.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 2 runs, the shot didn't look pretty but it seems to be effective, Pietersen tried to dab an awkward sweep shot away and it goes down to fine leg

England 197/2   KP Pietersen 26* (38b 4x4)

51.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, outside off stump and Pietersen gives himself the luxury of a leave

51.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, oh dear, having looked in no trouble this morning, Pietersen attempts a Cardiff-like sweep from well outside off stump, that finds a top edge but goes away to a vacant third-man area for four

51.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, full and Pietersen defends

51.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen looking bullish defending with some certainty

51.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, good ball from Shakib, Pietersen defends with the fullest of faces

51.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, nicely played but some shoddy fielding, Pietersen skips leg side of the ball and drives inside-out through mid off, who fumbles and the ball goes down to the boundary

England 207/2   KP Pietersen 34* (44b 6x4)

53.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, shortish and Pietersen rocks back and cuts firmly out to deep point for one

53.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, well bowled, tight line, good length, Pietersen defends

England 217/2   KP Pietersen 35* (46b 6x4)

54.2

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 1 run, Mahmudullah continues from round the wicket, not much happening for him here, flat and at leg stump, Pietersen guides it through midwicket for a single

54.4

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 1 run, better ball from Mahmudullah, squeezing Pietersen for room as he tried to force it away through the off side, but with the deep-set field, he collects one anyway

England 221/2   KP Pietersen 37* (48b 6x4)

55.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, pretty sedate out there, Pietersen turns it down to fine leg for a single

55.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, this time Pietersen flicks firmly into the leg side for a single to midwicket

England 228/2   KP Pietersen 39* (50b 6x4)

56.1

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, quite a defensive line Mahmudullah is pursuing here, darting it at leg side, Pietersen defends

56.2

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, well bowled again, given the tactics, Pietersen can do no more than defend

56.3

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, fuller and straighter, but Pietersen defends back to the bowler

56.4

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 2 runs, Mahmudullah almost succeeded in creating something there, it was around middle and off, and Pietersen aimed an uncomfortable-looking forcing shot through the off side, timed it well in the end and collected a well-run couple

56.5

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, defended firmly this time

56.6

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, finishes a good over from Mahmudullah, Pietersen defends watchfully

England 230/2   KP Pietersen 41* (56b 6x4)

57.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, it looked a little airy, but in fact it was very well played, Pietersen going inside-out and driving a full ball from leg stump through extra-cover for four

57.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, swept hard from a full ball outside leg, Pietersen timed it well but fine leg scooted round the boundary and fielded smartly to keep it to one

57.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, better from Shakib, Pietersen leans forward and defends

57.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, quiet end to the over, Pietersen comes forward and defends

England 237/2   KP Pietersen 46* (60b 7x4)

58.4

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, FOUR, Pietersen brings up his fifty, and an important one that is, full toss he pushed firmly down to mid off, who made an utter hash of it. Really good stuff from KP today, he's looked positive from the start.

58.5

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 1 run, shorter and Pietersen tries to cut away, it looked too close to the shot, but he got it away for a single to cover

England 243/2   KP Pietersen 51* (62b 8x4)

59.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, starts with a length ball, slightly wide of off stump, which Pietersen slams into the ground . Cover collects cleanly but they run a single

59.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, better ball. There was some pace on it, and the ball lifted on Pietersen off a length to be played uppishly but ultimately safely to gully

59.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, Big shout! This one nips in off the seam to thud into Pietersen's front pad as he shapes to flick the ball through midwicket, but that's heading way down leg

England 246/2   KP Pietersen 53* (65b 8x4)

60.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, flighted on middle, Pietersen pushes forward to defend

60.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, pitching leg and turning across Pietersen, but he leans across to defend easily

60.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, again pitched on leg stump, but this one doesn't turn and Pietersen tucks it behind square

60.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, tossed up and Pietersen drives powerfully, but short extra cover makes a superb diving stop. Good effort

60.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, driven to mid off, but he had closed the face too early and there was no timing in the shot

England 253/2   KP Pietersen 54* (70b 8x4)

61.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, (no ball) FOUR, leg stump half volley is crunched to the boundary. There were two fielders out on the leg side but that was powerfully hit. And he's overstepped

61.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, off stump half volley now, but bunted straight to mid off

61.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, much better line and length on the ball, but there's not even a jot of movement on it and Pietersen has no trouble rocking back in defence

61.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, driven off the back foot with a high left elbow, but straight to cover

61.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, same ball, same shot, and if anything this one was hit even harder. A metre or two either side of the fielder and that would have been four, but he's picked him out again

61.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, fuller and Pietersen nails a drive, but a diving mid off cuts it off as they scamper a single

England 260/2   KP Pietersen 59* (76b 9x4)

62.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, tossed up, Pietersen stays on leg stump to defend

62.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, massive stride in to defend once more

62.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, tight line from Shakib, Pietersend defends

62.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, just too full and Pietersen has a go with a full-blooded drive, but straight to the cover fielder

62.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, flighted again, a touch of turn across the batsman but defended

62.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, pushed through, it's the straighter one but Pietersen's picked it and tucks the ball safely into the leg side

England 260/2   KP Pietersen 59* (82b 9x4)

63.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, on a length and straight, Pietersen leans across and taps the ball to midwicket

63.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, good ball, on a length and just outside off, inviting a drive but the footwork wasn't great. Nothing on it though, so no alarms as Pietersen pushes into the off side

63.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, FOUR, top shot! Absolutely drilled straight back past the bowler, all along the ground. Superb example of a straightish on drive

63.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, he pulls the length back slightly, and Pietersen moves back and across to defend

63.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, and he's almost done it again! Another straight drive hammered back past the bowler, but this one is too straight and smashes into the stumps at the non-striker's end

England 266/2   KP Pietersen 64* (87b 10x4)

64.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, full toss hammered back at Shakib, who attempts to palm it onto the stumps. But Cook was well in anyway

64.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, quicker on leg stump, tucked straight to short fine

64.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, same line again, but Pietersen finds the gap in front of square leg this time and they amble through

England 267/2   KP Pietersen 65* (90b 10x4)

65.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, full and straight, pushed firmly to mid on

65.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, pulls the length back just a touch, and Pietersen - looking to be positive - drives off the back foot but can't find the gap on either side of mid off

65.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, full and straight and driven very hard down the ground, but closes the face slightly to send the ball to mid on

65.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 no ball, sharp bouncer! Good ball, Pietersen was rushed slightly as he ducked under it, but he's over stepped once again

65.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, and he follows up with another bouncer, but this one is not as sharp or unexpected as the first, and Pietersen sways away easily to evade the ball

65.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, fuller and slightly wide, Pietersen aims an expansive drive through the covers, but picks out the fielder

65.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, (no ball) FOUR, slower ball, short and wide of off stump and Pietersen slashes at it. The ball came off the outside half of the bat and was hit uppishly, but in the gap and away to the boundary. And another no-ball

65.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, on his legs and Pietersen walks across to off to work the ball to fine leg

England 274/2   KP Pietersen 70* (98b 11x4)

66.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, pushed through slightly quicker, Pietersen defends easily though

66.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, and again, defended easily by Pietersen, who's looking very much at ease against the bowling here

66.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, defended once again

66.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, tries to work this one to leg, but can't find the gap or the timing

66.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, pushes forward on the front foot to defend

66.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, slightly wide of off, and Pietersen tries a defensive push to point, but finds the fielder and that's a maiden from the Bangladesh captain

England 274/2   KP Pietersen 70* (104b 11x4)

67.4

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, FOUR, flighted up, very full and very wide and Pietersen slams an extravagant drive through the covers. The ball easily beats Aftab Ahmed's half-hearted dive at cover and races away

67.5

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, pushes forward in defence this time

67.6

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen's got himself in a tangle there! He went back to defend, but the ball turned and bounced more than he expected, and took the inside edge, clipping the pad on it's way down and rolling between his legs and past the stumps. No harm done though

England 279/2   KP Pietersen 74* (107b 12x4)

68.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, good ball, pushed straight and turning across, but defended solidly

68.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, drifting slightly leg side-ish, but tucked straight to mid on

68.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, very full and straight, and hit hard but straight back to the bowler

68.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, goes for the big drive down the ground, but the ball comes off the toe of the bat and straight to mid on

68.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, he's nailed it this time! Goes for the same shot but connects well this time, straight over Shakib's head and down the ground

England 284/2   KP Pietersen 78* (112b 13x4)

69.4

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, floated up on middle, Pietersen pushes calmly to midwicket

69.5

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, good ball, pitching outside off and turning in, but Pietersen stretches forward to smother the spin

69.6

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, 1 run, swept very hard down to fine leg, and Pietersen retains the strike

England 288/2   KP Pietersen 79* (115b 13x4)

70.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen just hangs back in his crease, moving away slightly and waiting on the ball before dropping it into space on the off side.

70.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, SIX, lofted handsomely! Top shot, effortlessly lifted straight over his head and way over the ropes

70.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, four more! Pietersen rushing towards his hundred now. Smashed down the ground, one bouce

70.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, pushed defensively to point this time

70.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, slammed down the ground, another awesome straight drive and along the ground this time

England 304/2   KP Pietersen 94* (120b 15x4 1x6)

71.3

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, calmly defended back to the bowler

71.4

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen content to defend here, just patting back to the bowler

71.5

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, another diligent defensive stroke, not wanting to give anything away

71.6

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, touch shorter, Pietersen tries to squeeze a cut shot away, but can't beat the fielder

England 305/2   KP Pietersen 94* (124b 15x4 1x6)

73.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen not trying anything too expansive yet, just clipping this towards the leg side for a single to square leg

73.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, neatly defended back to the bowler

73.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 2 runs, short, Pietersen gives himself a touch of room to crash it through point and he scampers back for a couple

73.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen can neither get his hundred nor keep the strike, turning this full ball to short fine leg

England 313/2   KP Pietersen 97* (128b 15x4 1x6)

74.2

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, Naeem lands a good ball, on middle, Pietersen can only defend

74.3

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, nothing here, more good bowling, Pietersen tries to work it into the leg side but can't get it away

74.4

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, the tension builds, Naeem probing an off-stump line, Pietersen can only defend

74.5

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, no run, a touch shorter, Pietersen whips it into the leg side, and can't pick up a single

74.6

Naeem Islam to Pietersen, 1 run, keeps the strike here, clipping it firmly, down to long on

England 317/2   KP Pietersen 98* (133b 15x4 1x6)

75.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, short and Pietersen cuts firmly, but only out to the deep point fielder, inching ever closer

75.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, OUT, oh no! Would you believe it!? Pietersen is bowled on 99 to a dastardly left-arm spinner, top stuff from Razzak. Pietersen went back to a full ball, trying to nurdle it away, and the ball spun past the edge and crashed into off stump. Sad end to a wonderful innings, but the left-arm-spin hoodoo continues to haunt him.

KP Pietersen b Abdur Razzak 99 (144m 135b 15x4 1x6) SR: 73.33

England 319/3   KP Pietersen 99 (135b 15x4 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

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