England tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Mar 12-16, 2010
England won by 181 runs
12,13,14,15,16 March 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
14.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, square-up a touch on off stump

14.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, turned past short leg, but it came straight off the pad

14.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, floated in towards middle, defended to the leg side

14.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 leg bye, low full toss swept out to deep square-leg

14.5

Mahmudullah to Carberry, 1 run, worked away for a sedate single

14.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, drives down to mid on to end the over

England 64/0   Mahmudullah 1-0-2-0
16.1

Mahmudullah to Carberry, no run, nicely flighted, driven back firmly to the bowler

16.2

Mahmudullah to Carberry, no run, good ball on a line and length, offering to turn a bit, defended calmly

16.3

Mahmudullah to Carberry, no run, driven into the off side from a good length

16.4

Mahmudullah to Carberry, no run, oh this turns sharply, finds a big nick from Carberry as he leans forward to defend and is dropped by Rahim, who endured a torrid time behind the stumps in the ODI series. Lucky for Carberry, but really poor from the wicketkeeper

16.5

Mahmudullah to Carberry, no run

16.6

Mahmudullah to Carberry, no run

England 68/0   Mahmudullah 2-1-2-0
18.1

Mahmudullah to Carberry, no run, big shot here as Carberry is beaten again! He looks in trouble against the offspin, pops forward and it spins past his defensive prod, thuds into the pads but probably missing off stump

18.2

Mahmudullah to Carberry, OUT, gone this time! Mahmudullah has caused all kinds of problems for Carberry. A big sweep against the spin attempted, but Carberry finds nothing but fresh air and the ball crashes into he front pad, looked out and replays show it was hitting. Vital breakthrough for Bangladesh who have looked all to flat this morning.

MA Carberry lbw b Mahmudullah 30 (75m 51b 6x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

18.3

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, starts neatly enough, getting back and patting this into the leg side

18.4

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, again a fraction too short from the bowler allows Trott to get back and prod towards midwicket

18.5

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, replay but the line was a fraction closer to the legs, allowing Trott to turn it away finer for a single down to fine leg

18.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, too short again from Naeem, Cook has an age to get back and cut firmly out to the sweeper at deep point

England 74/1   Mahmudullah 3-1-4-1
20.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, hint of spin from too short a length, Cook gets back and defends

20.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, nicely done this from Cook, just nudging the ball into the midwicket region with soft hands to collect a sharp single

20.3

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, nothing fancy from Trott, there rarely is, he'll play himself in for a long time, pushes this back to the bowler

20.4

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, good ball, much fuller, almost yorker length, Trott jabs a bat down in time

20.5

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, full again, Trott attempts to drive into the covers, finds absolutely no timing but it trickles into enough space in the covers to rotate the strike

20.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, on and around off stump, spinning away a fraction, Cook defends

England 79/1   Mahmudullah 4-1-6-1
22.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, tidy cricket, Cook steps back and defends into the covers

22.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, another big heave-ho sweep, another miss, and it looked like a good shot as it crashed into his pads in front, replays show it going over the top though

22.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, touch too short again, allows Cook to defend from the back foot

22.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, blocked away once more safely

22.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, good ball, sharp quicker ball and full, Cook is forward and inside-edges it away to square leg, the batsmen cross for an easy single, which is livened up by a direct hit at the strikers end, but Trott was well home

22.6

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Mahmudullah has been just a fraction too short in the last couple overs, allows Trott to defend off the back foot, which is far easier than popping forward

England 84/1   Mahmudullah 5-1-7-1
24.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Cook stretches forward and defends

24.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, FOUR, very nicely done from the 79th England captain, gets down on one knee very early and dab-sweep-paddles it fine and it runs away for four

24.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, good comeback from Mahmudullah, on a good line and length and Cook stretches forward and defends

24.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, tries to repeat the dab shot, gets to much of it and it goes uppishly a lot squarer, drawing a squeal from Mahmudullah, but it is safe

24.5

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, Trott is forward and calmly patting this away for a single into the cover region

24.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, good finish to the over from Mahmudullah, Cook leans forward and prods into the off side

England 91/1   Mahmudullah 6-1-13-1
26.1

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, a touch shorter, Trott again tries to squeeze a cut shot out, and again it's not quite on, so he can't time it

26.2

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, this time it's quietly defended with a straight bat back to the bowler

26.3

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, turned into the leg side, slightly too short from Mahmudullah again, an easy single out to square leg

26.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Mahmudullah finds some spin here, slow, the ball really dragging in the wicket, Cook prods it toward point

26.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, erring on the short side, but finding some spin, Cook defends once more

26.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, tries to manufacture a single be darting this from the off stump into the leg side, but can't find space, completing a neat over from Mahmudullah

England 95/1   Mahmudullah 7-1-14-1
28.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Cook tries to flick this into the leg side, but finds the fielder

28.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, not much flight on this, Cook stands up and defends towards mid off

28.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, good stuff from Mahmudullah, not much Cook can do other than stretch forward and defend

28.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, a touch more air on this, threaded through the covers for a single

28.5

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Mahmudullah round the wicket and landing it well on middle stump, Trott comes forward and defends, stodgy stuff from him

28.6

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Trott never looks in a hurry, quite the opposite in fact, and he stands up and blocks this towards mid off

England 102/1   Mahmudullah 8-1-15-1
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

48.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Cook on the sweep, doesn't get much of it, probably a touch too full for the shot, and it trickles away off the pads behind square on the leg side

48.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, full again, Cook tries to work it into the leg side, doesn't get much of it and it goes away past the short leg fielder

48.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, 3 runs, on the dab sweep again, he's played that a lot today, gets it away nicely, off the face down to fine leg for three

England 192/2   Mahmudullah 9-1-19-1
50.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, 2 runs, Cook looks very relaxed in the nineties, pushing this through midwicket for a couple

50.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, well bowled and met with a full face of the bat, back to Mahmudullah

50.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, good ball again from Mahmudullah, finding some turn away from Cook from off stump, he defends well

50.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, more diligent defence from Cook, back to Mahmudullah

50.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Cook continues his over of self-denial, defending calmly back to the bowler

50.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Mahmudullah completes a tidy over, full, finding some turn, Cook defends

England 199/2   Mahmudullah 10-1-21-1
52.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Cook tries to cut this away, but it was a touch to full and straight for the shot, so he cannot time it

52.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, good ball from Mahmudullah, draws Cook forward and he defends

52.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, 2 runs, a touch too full, Cook turns it into the midwicket region and some smart running allows a couple

52.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Cook comes forward and defends with due diligence

52.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, nicely bowled and well defended

52.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, SIX, Well how about that! Cook reaches his hundred in style, with a massive slog-sweep over midwicket for six! He becomes the 5th England captain to make a hundred in their first game in charge, he's played well today and all tour really

England 215/2   Mahmudullah 11-1-29-1
54.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, touch of width outside off stump allows Cook to squeeze a cut shot away through point

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

54.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, the milking continues, far too easy here, short, Cook forces it away off the back foot for a single through the covers

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

54.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, FOUR, well, this is a lovely shot, Cook skipped down the wicket and gave himself a touch of room, which he used to time the ball wide of mid off for a boundary

54.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, follows up with a solid defence, and how Bangladesh will be ruing that decision to bowl first

England 225/2   Mahmudullah 12-1-37-1
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   Mahmudullah 13-1-39-1
58.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, last over before tea, Cook comes forward and defends a good ball on off stump

58.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, touch too short and the ball really creeps off the wicket, very slow track, Cook has an age to defend from the back foot

58.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, full and Cook meets it with an even fuller face, pushing down to mid off for a single

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

58.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, solidly blocked out by Cook to finish the session

England 243/2   Mahmudullah 14-1-45-1
102.1

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 2 runs, round the wicket, short outside off and cut through the covers...the sweeper gets around but that takes Collingwood to a comfortable fifty from 76 balls

102.2

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 2 runs, that's a rank long hop on leg stump, pulled away backward of square for more easy runs although he has to get a move on to complete the second

102.3

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked out through midwicket

102.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, OUT, well, well, would you believe it...another long hop, Cook goes for the pull but completely mistimes his shot and lobs a gentle catch back to the bowler. What a way to go, and a double century has gone begging (and even a triple)

AN Cook c & b Mahmudullah 173 (410m 283b 16x4 2x6) SR: 61.13

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   Mahmudullah 15-1-50-2
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

104.6

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, round the wicket, on leg stump and flick out to deep square-leg

England 424/4   Mahmudullah 16-1-56-2
106.1

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, round the wicket, aiming around middle and Collingwood pokes it into the leg side

106.2

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, thrown up a tad more, pushes with a full face back towards mid off

106.3

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood tries to manufacture a cut shot, wasn't quite on, so he mistimes it into the covers

106.4

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 bye, speared in down the leg side, clips a pad, Rahim fumbles, as is his want, and the ball trickles away for a leg bye

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   Mahmudullah 17-1-57-2
108.1

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, Mahmudullah round the wicket, throwing one right up, Collingwood pushes firmly to mid off

108.2

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, nicely bowled, held back a fraction and Collingwood defends

108.3

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, slightly quicker ball, mixing it up nicely, Collingwood pushes easily to long on

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   Mahmudullah 18-1-58-2
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

110.4

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, accurate, if not threatening, and Collingwood prods it towards midwicket

110.5

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, thrown up wide outside off, inviting a shot, Collingwood duly slashes hard at it, connecting well down to the sweeper at deep point

110.6

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

England 434/4   Mahmudullah 19-1-60-2
112.1

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, this is a touch too easy, shortish, worked towards midwicket for another single

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

112.4

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, thrown high and slow, Collingwood has all the time to push it to long on

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   Mahmudullah 20-1-65-2
114.1

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, Mahmudullah continues round the wicket, Collingwood drops it into the off side

114.2

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood has really opened his stance, looking for that leg-side bunt possible, couple of skips up the wicket here, but misses the nurdle and the ball catches the pads

114.3

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, stays in his crease this time, prodding from around middle into the leg side

114.4

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, another shimmy down the track, Mahmudullah saw him coming and fired it in a touch flatter, Collingwood couldn't get it away

114.5

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, more air on this, and slightly fuller, with the field set back it's an easy run for Collingwood patting the ball down to long on

114.6

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

England 446/4   Mahmudullah 21-1-66-2
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   Mahmudullah 22-1-71-2
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

118.2

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, too short here, Collingwood pulls firmly, in front of midwicket

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

118.4

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, better ball, on middle and defended

118.5

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, no run, skipping down the wicket, trying to make something, but can't get it away

118.6

Mahmudullah to Collingwood, 1 run, nicely played this time, typical leg-side clip into the midwicket region for another single

England 474/4   Mahmudullah 23-1-78-2
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