England in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 181 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   ST Finn 1-0-8-0

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   ST Finn 2-0-17-0

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

16.3

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

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   ST Finn 3-0-25-0

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   ST Finn 4-1-25-0

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   ST Finn 5-1-30-0

48.1

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full outside off, driven sweetly square to point

48.2

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on off stump, defended square on the off side

48.3

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, opens the face and pushes to backward point...decent start from Finn

48.4

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller and a hint of movement away as Rahim shoulders arms

48.5

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller and outside off again, another leave from Rahim

48.6

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 bye, loses his line this time down the leg side, a tough take for Prior and he palms it away towards square leg

Bangladesh 177/6   ST Finn 6-2-30-0

50.1

Finn to Shahadat Hossain, 2 runs, backs away to leg and launches this high over the covers...Carberry chases it down near the boundary

50.2

Finn to Shahadat Hossain, no run, pitched up outside off, playing well away from his body, exposing all three stumps, and doesn't get close to making contact

50.3

Finn to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, gone! Finn gets his first Test wicket as Shahadat prods outside off stump once again and this time gets a thick edge straight to second slip and it's a simple catch for Paul Collingwood. That will be a proud moment for Finn and will settle any lingering nerves.

Shahadat Hossain c Collingwood b Finn 14 (60m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

50.4

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, drives his first ball towards mid off

50.5

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, outside off and no need to play at that

50.6

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, a bouncer to end the over, it loops through to Prior to end a successful over for Finn

Bangladesh 183/7   ST Finn 7-2-32-1

52.1

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, good length outside off stump, that really zips through as Finn finds his stride and Naeem pulls the bat inside the line at the last minute

52.2

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, this one doesn't get up as much as it squirts off an outside edge down to gully

52.3

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, testing line outside off but Naeem judges well and pulls his bat away from the ball

52.4

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, finds a thick edge again, but falls well in front of Trott at gully

52.5

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, good bouncer, shapes back at the batsman as he arches back out of the line

52.6

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, back of a length on off stump, Naeem jumps into line and defends to cover.

Bangladesh 183/7   ST Finn 8-3-32-1

54.1

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good stuff from Finn, seems much happier today, landing this around off stump, finding decent carry, Mushfiqur blocks well

54.2

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slightly shorter ball, needless to say it gets up quite high on the tiny Mushfiqur, who ducks

54.3

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good shot for none here, Finn floated it up, and Mushfiqur's square drive found Carberry at point

54.4

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball, rising at around off stump, Mushfiqur stands tall(ish), riding the bounce and dropping it by his toes, well played

54.5

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this one is speared down the leg side a fraction, Mushfiqur misses an attempted flick and Prior collects

54.6

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, cracker to finish, finding good carry from a good length, offering to move away a fraction off an upright seam, Mushfiqur plays and the ball darts past the edge

Bangladesh 188/7   ST Finn 9-4-32-1

56.1

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Finn ran in to give the umpire his hat, he's feeling confident, and this is another good ball, rising around off stump, Mushfiqur defends

56.2

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten again, good ball once more, rising from a good length, Mushfiqur fences at it and misses

56.3

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, good change of length, much fuller, finding some inswing, Mushfiqur aimed a drive and it flew off an inside edge past leg stump for a lucky boundary

56.4

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, oops, not a great shot from Mushfiqur, Finn floated it up well outside off and Mushfiqur swished wildly at fresh air

56.5

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball, slightly fuller than his normal back-of-a-length approach, but not floated up at all, finds some reverse swing away and Mushfiqur defends

56.6

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, much fuller, searching for the yorker, he's really bowling quite nicely, Mushfiqur tries to flick it away but is beaten for pace

Bangladesh 194/7   ST Finn 10-4-36-1

58.1

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, nicely played by Mushfiqur, Finn aiming this into the hip and Mushfiqur helped it round the corner for a single to fine leg

58.2

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, looks like Naeem decided he was going to sway inside the line before Finn even bowled, a good length ball passing off stump and Naeem gets out the way of it

58.3

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, good ball and well played, rising around off stump, Naeem defends

58.4

Finn to Naeem Islam, FOUR, oh that is unlucky for Finn, full yorker, swinging in, Naeem jabbed a bat down and it slipped off the inside edge down to the fine leg boundary

58.5

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, this is sharp, reverts back to a good length, Naeem looks hurried in defence

58.6

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, fuller again this time, finding some reverse-swing away from the bat, Naeem drives to point

Bangladesh 203/7   ST Finn 11-4-41-1

74.1

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, starts outside off, played to backward point

74.2

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on off stump, comes half forward and pushes into the covers

74.3

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, homing in on the stumps, searching for reverse swing, defended to mid on

74.4

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full again and defended to the off side

74.5

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, all defence from Rahim as he gets behind the line

74.6

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, ends a tight over with a good ball on off stump, defended into the covers

Bangladesh 248/7   ST Finn 12-5-41-1

76.1

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, not getting too far forward, but easily defended into the covers

76.2

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, takes his eyes off a bouncer that doesn't rise and is very close to getting a bang on the helmet

76.3

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, good length outside off, Naeem judges it well and leaves alone

76.4

Finn to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, gets the edge, but there's such little pace in this pitch that it drops well short of Swann at first slip and gets parried away towards third man

76.5

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, my, oh my, that was close, this one swings back in to Naeem who goes to leave and deflects the ball from his handle within inches of the stumps...excellent bowling

76.6

Finn to Naeem Islam, FOUR, another edge which doesn't carry and this time it goes between the keeper and first slip...real frustration for Finn and England

Bangladesh 255/7   ST Finn 13-5-47-1

78.1

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, outside off, a touch of swing, left alone

78.2

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, tucked into the leg side, square leg does the fielding

78.3

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, outside off, carries low to Prior who takes a painful blow on the finger

78.4

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, worked into the leg side, Finn searching for an lbw with a full length at the stumps

78.5

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, outside off, comes back in but stated just a touch too wide which means Naeem can comfortably leave alone this time

78.6

Finn to Naeem Islam, 1 run, on leg stump, clipped down to fine leg and he keeps the strike

Bangladesh 262/7   ST Finn 14-5-48-1
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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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