England in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 181 runs

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

100.1

Rubel Hossain to Cook, FOUR, cracking shot, a perfect straight drive from Cook whistles past the stumps towards the boundary...everything was right about that

100.2

Rubel Hossain to Cook, no run, goes off side this time, sweetly timed again but picks out cover

100.3

Rubel Hossain to Cook, 1 run, dragged down short on leg stump, Cook swivels into a pull and will feel he missed out on a boundary as he finds fine leg

100.4

Rubel Hossain to Collingwood, no run, plays forward on the move, driven to mid on

100.5

Rubel Hossain to Collingwood, 1 run, outside off, Collingwood opens the face and finds the gap at cover to the sweeper

100.6

Rubel Hossain to Cook, no run, brings Cook onto the front foot and he defends with an open face to cover

Bangladesh have bowled decently so far, but England are in a position where they can settle in, control the game then build momentum as the attack tires

End of over 101 (6 runs) England 396/3
AN Cook    172* (280b 16x4 2x6)      Rubel Hossain    19-0-97-1
PD Collingwood    39* (71b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    26-4-84-0

101.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, a touch too short, Collingwood rocks onto the back and paddles it into midwicket

Still round the wicket to the left hander

101.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, onto the front foot, defended back to the bowler

101.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, 1 run, on leg stump, an easy flick through midwicket

101.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, SIX, there's the aggression, and a Collingwood trademark as he skips down the pitch and lofts this over deep midwicket...that's 400 on the tins for England

101.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 2 runs, flicked along the ground this time through midwicket

101.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 leg bye, loses his line onto leg stump, takes the pad backward of square

End of over 102 (11 runs) England 407/3
PD Collingwood    48* (75b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    27-4-94-0
AN Cook    173* (282b 16x4 2x6)      Rubel Hossain    19-0-97-1

That last fifty was the slowest for England, but it came at the end of one day and the start of the next...here's a change of bowling as Mahmudullah gets a go. He was pretty good yesterday

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

Takes a while setting the field

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

A fine innings from the England captain but he'll be kicking himself for missing out on more. "I remember Cook's mentor, Graham Gooch, falling for 174 to an almost identical hoick against Don Anurusiri at Lord's in 1991. It's clearly an Essex trait," says the king of stats, Andrew Miller.

Here's Ian Bell with the chance to fill his boots

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

End of over 103 (5 runs) England 412/4
IR Bell    0* (2b)      Mahmudullah    15-1-50-2
PD Collingwood    53* (78b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    27-4-94-0

103.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, opens the face into the covers for a quick single

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

103.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, punched off the back foot through the covers

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

According to Rob Smyth over at the Guardian and backed up by hard fact, Paul Collingwood has the highest average overseas for any England batsman in the last 30 years who has played 25 innings or more. It's a stats fest

End of over 104 (6 runs) England 418/4
IR Bell    4* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    28-4-100-0
PD Collingwood    55* (80b 6x4 1x6)      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

Long on has gone back

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

End of over 105 (6 runs) England 424/4
PD Collingwood    56* (81b 6x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    16-1-56-2
IR Bell    9* (11b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    28-4-100-0

105.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, another one keeps low and is heading for middle stump but Collingwood manages to get down on it, squeezing a single to the leg side

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

And that's drinks on the second morning. A fairly easy hour for England despite the loss of Cook and they are pushing on towards 500 and more. Until lunch it's over to Sahil Dutta...wake up Sahil.

End of over 106 (1 run) England 425/4
IR Bell    9* (16b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    29-4-101-0
PD Collingwood    57* (82b 6x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    16-1-56-2

Right! Thanks Gnasher. I've gulped down a gallon of tea and am as ready-made for this situation as Ian Bell is. Bangladesh have been better today, but they could not have been much worse.

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

End of over 107 (2 runs) England 427/4
IR Bell    10* (18b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    17-1-57-2
PD Collingwood    57* (86b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    29-4-101-0

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

107.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, slung in around middle and leg, Collingwood hangs back and nurdles the ball towards midwicket

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

End of over 108 (2 runs) England 429/4
IR Bell    11* (23b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    30-4-103-0
PD Collingwood    58* (87b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 109 (1 run) England 430/4
IR Bell    11* (26b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    18-1-58-2
PD Collingwood    59* (90b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    30-4-103-0

109.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, no run, rare flight from Shakib, Collingwood pats it gently to mid on

109.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, this is nicely done from Collingwood, feathery hands dropping the ball into the leg side and scampering off for a quick single

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

End of over 110 (2 runs) England 432/4
IR Bell    12* (30b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    31-4-105-0
PD Collingwood    60* (92b 6x4 1x6)      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,

End of over 111 (2 runs) England 434/4
IR Bell    13* (34b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    19-1-60-2
PD Collingwood    61* (94b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    31-4-105-0

Shakib has taken himself off after a tidy morning's work. Abdur Razzak replaces him. Just a slip in place.

111.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, not the best start from Razzak, shoved well down leg side, Collingwood swivels and swats down to fine leg where some swift foot-work on the boundary saves a couple

111.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, too far down leg again, Collingwood tries to tickle it round the corner but gets too much of it

111.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, better ball this, on off stump, a full-face block from Collingwood

111.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, another diligent defensive shot from Collingwood, goes back to the bowler

111.5

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, couple of skips down the wicket, nicely played, opening out the off side and threading this through the covers for a couple

111.6

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, classic Collingwood finish to the over, working/nudging the ball backwards of square on the leg side for one

End of over 112 (5 runs) England 439/4
PD Collingwood    66* (100b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    18-1-76-1
IR Bell    13* (34b 1x4)      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

End of over 113 (5 runs) England 444/4
IR Bell    16* (38b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    20-1-65-2
PD Collingwood    68* (102b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    18-1-76-1

113.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, nicely bowled, accurate at least, Collingwood can only defend

113.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, back of a length, Collingwood defends back to the bowler

113.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, touch of turn here from off stump, spinning away, Collingwood leans forward and defends

113.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, little bit too short, arrowed in at around middle and leg, Collingwood happy to push it to long on off the back foot

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

End of over 114 (1 run) England 445/4
IR Bell    16* (40b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    19-1-77-1
PD Collingwood    69* (106b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 115 (1 run) England 446/4
IR Bell    16* (41b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    21-1-66-2
PD Collingwood    70* (111b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    19-1-77-1

115.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, shoved leg side, Collingwood does the obvious, bunting it towards midwicket for a single

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

115.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, very quiet stuff, aimed at around leg stump, pushed down towards long on for one

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

End of over 116 (4 runs) England 450/4
IR Bell    18* (45b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    20-1-81-1
PD Collingwood    72* (113b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 117 (5 runs) England 455/4
IR Bell    22* (51b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    22-1-71-2
PD Collingwood    72* (113b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    20-1-81-1

117.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, the ball creeps off the surface, keeping low and slow, Collingwood deflects it away for a couple to fine leg

117.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, nicely done, soft hands, dropped towards point and an easy single

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

End of over 118 (12 runs) England 467/4
IR Bell    31* (55b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    21-1-93-1
PD Collingwood    75* (115b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 119 (7 runs) England 474/4
PD Collingwood    77* (119b 6x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    23-1-78-2
IR Bell    35* (58b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    21-1-93-1

119.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, on the sweep, playing it nicely down to fine leg for a couple, Collingwood is drifting towards an entirely anonymous

119.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, shoved down the leg side, Collingwood tries to hoik it away but misses

119.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 leg byes, too leg-sided again, Collingwood tries to tickle it away but his pads end up doing the job nicely and it goes down to fine leg

119.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, on off stump this time, Collingwood defends

119.5

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, leg sided again, poor bowling, Collingwood sweeps down to fine leg, and suddenly finds he needs to accelerate as the throw came in during the second run, home safe in the end

119.6

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, very ordinary bowling this, no threat, not containing, just short wide and swatted through the covers for a single to deep point

End of over 120 (7 runs) England 481/4
PD Collingwood    82* (125b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    22-1-98-1
IR Bell    35* (58b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    23-1-78-2

Change of bowling, Naeem Islam comes on for a trundle before lunch.

120.1

Naeem Islam to Collingwood, no run, starts tidily enough, landing it around middle, Collingwood defends

120.2

Naeem Islam to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood down the wicket, clips firmly but straight back to the bowler, who fumbles

120.3

Naeem Islam to Collingwood, 3 runs, well, what have we here! It's a rather exciting reverse-sweep, nicely done, and to compound things, there is some rather messy fielding allowing overthrows

There's a factory on fire next to the ground reports Andrew "Massive plume of smoke just emerged, to get the chap next to me in a bit of a lather," he says

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

End of over 121 (4 runs) England 485/4
IR Bell    36* (61b 4x4)      Naeem Islam    12-1-42-0
PD Collingwood    85* (128b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    22-1-98-1

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

Fire update: "Whatever it was seems to have been brought under control. Maybe it was just a standard chemical burp, or some such." Phew.

121.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, another filthy delivery down the leg side, another straight-batted sweep-swat down to fine leg 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

Lunch. Bangladesh had an improved session from yesterday, their spinners were fairly accurate, but there was absolutely no threat. England are sleep-walking to a massive total. Not, it must be said, the best advertisement for the glory that is Test cricket. Gnasher has his bulletin ready, so be sure to check that out. We also have a Facebook page which tends to invite all sorts of comment.

End of over 122 (2 runs) England 487/4
IR Bell    37* (66b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    23-1-100-1
PD Collingwood    86* (129b 6x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam    12-1-42-0

Welcome back for the afternoon session. Andrew here for the first hour. England will be looking to push on towards a declaration maybe before tea, but more likely just afterwards. Everyone coming out at a leisurely pace...well, it is a Saturday. Shahadat Hossain will finally get his first bowl of the day

122.1

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, uses his feet but then decides to leave outside off

A strong off-side field has been set but no close catchers

122.2

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, forced into the covers but can't find a gap

122.3

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, punched off the back foot and again straight to cover

122.4

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, goes for a rather ungainly pull, trying to find the gaps on the leg side, but it wasn't short enough and didn't bounce as expected either...ends up playing over the top of the ball

122.5

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, full outside off, Collingwood onto the front foot to drive and finds backward point

122.6

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, 1 run, real intent from Collingwood, uses his feet and drives hard to mid off then sets off for a sharp single which is aided by a misfield

End of over 123 (1 run) England 488/4
PD Collingwood    87* (135b 6x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    13-2-51-0
IR Bell    37* (66b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    23-1-100-1

Abdur Razzak from the Eastern Bank End...over the wicket

123.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, a slow short ball outside leg stump, barely comes off the surface and Collingwood is too early on his pull

123.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, full on leg stump, angled out to backward point

123.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, drops it square enough on the off side for a single

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

123.5

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, this time it goes too quickly to the backward point fielder for a run

123.6

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, swept from leg stump and a misfield at short fine leg gifts Collingwood two more runs

End of over 124 (4 runs) England 492/4
PD Collingwood    90* (140b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    24-1-104-1
IR Bell    38* (67b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    13-2-51-0

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

124.2

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, width outside off but slapped straight to cover

124.3

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, down the pitch again but can't beat short cover...Shahadat bowling to his field

124.4

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, 1 no ball, oversteps and driven on the bounce to short cover

124.4

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, this time he can't beat the bowler as he comes down the pitch

124.5

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, lack of pace in the pitch means Collingwood can't time this into the off side

124.6

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, finds the fielder at cover again...frustration grows for Collingwood but it's good stuff from Shahadat who is bowling to a plan

End of over 125 (2 runs) England 494/4
PD Collingwood    90* (146b 6x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    14-2-53-0
IR Bell    39* (68b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    24-1-104-1

125.1

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

125.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, defended from middle and leg

125.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, turned off leg stump to short fine-leg

125.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, whipped through straight midwicket and takes Collingwood to 4000 Test runs

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

End of over 126 (7 runs) England 501/4
IR Bell    44* (71b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    25-1-110-1
PD Collingwood    91* (149b 6x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    14-2-53-0

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

126.5

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, 1 run, comes down the pitch and loses his shape on a drive which dribbles down to mid on...Shahadat not happy with his fielder

126.6

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

End of over 127 (4 runs) England 505/4
IR Bell    47* (76b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    15-2-57-0
PD Collingwood    92* (150b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    25-1-110-1

127.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, takes the pad into the off side

127.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, FOUR, down the leg side, Collingwood gets a little tickle on it past the keeper...I'm convinced he hit that, looked like pad

127.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, goes for a sweep but doesn't make contact

127.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 3 runs, offered width outside off, driven square through the off side and it pulls up inches shortly of the boundary so Collingwood will have to wait for his hundred

That's the hundred stand, though

127.5

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

127.6

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, gets a leading edge into the covers but it's all along the ground...he stays on 99

End of over 128 (8 runs) England 513/4
PD Collingwood    99* (155b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    26-1-118-1
IR Bell    48* (77b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    15-2-57-0

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

128.2

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, uses his feet but can only defend to short cover

128.3

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, 1 run, that's his hundred, No. 10, opens the face to third man and salutes the (small) crowd and his team-mates...he's made harder ones but, as the cliche goes, they all count etc etc

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

End of over 129 (11 runs) England 524/4
IR Bell    57* (82b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    16-2-68-0
PD Collingwood    100* (157b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    26-1-118-1

129.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, some nifty footwork needed from Collingwood as he goes for a reverse sweep and the ball lobs down close to the stumps

129.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, doesn't make contact with a sweep

129.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, FOUR, swept off the stumps hard through the leg side...oh dear, there's another hopeless bit of fielding at deep square-leg by Shahadat to give away the boundary

129.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, outside leg stump, taken on the back leg trying to sweep

Basically a one-day field set now

129.5

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, flicked neatly through midwicket

129.6

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

"All the folks piling on Sehwag for stating Bangladesh Test match bowling was weak, what do you have to say now?" demands Saxon. Good point.

End of over 130 (6 runs) England 530/4
IR Bell    58* (83b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    27-1-124-1
PD Collingwood    105* (162b 8x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    16-2-68-0

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

130.2

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, charges the bowler again and gets an inside edge into his pads

130.3

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, 2 runs, worked through midwicket with a turn of the wrists, placed wide of the deep fielder

130.4

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, no run, driven straight to mid on

130.5

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, 1 run, loopy slower ball outside off, driven square through the off side

130.6

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

End of over 131 (5 runs) England 535/4
IR Bell    60* (85b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    17-2-73-0
PD Collingwood    108* (166b 8x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    27-1-124-1

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

131.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, swept hard but straight to short fine-leg

131.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, FOUR, down the pitch and flicks this over midwicket, it doesn't quite carry all the way and goes one bounce over the boundary

131.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, punched off the back foot towards long on...more excellent running from Bell makes it into two

131.5

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, almost chips a return catch but it drops short of the bowler

131.6

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, no run, very slow on leg stump, gets a leading edge this time but again it doesn't carry back to Razzak

End of over 132 (7 runs) England 542/4
PD Collingwood    114* (171b 9x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    28-1-131-1
IR Bell    61* (86b 7x4)      Shahadat Hossain    17-2-73-0

Change of bowling, Shahadat is off after a five-over spell and the captain himself takes the ball

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

132.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, down the track and drill to long on

132.3

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

132.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, punched down to long on...this isn't the most enthralling cricket you'll see

132.5

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

132.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, no run, takes a leading edge into the covers...how many more do England want?

End of over 133 (5 runs) England 547/4
PD Collingwood    116* (174b 9x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    32-4-109-0
IR Bell    63* (89b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    28-1-131-1

133.1

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

133.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 2 runs, short and help-yourself, Collingwood pulls through square leg but another good piece of fielding on the boundary cuts off the four

133.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, tucked into square leg

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

End of over 134 (6 runs) England 553/4
IR Bell    66* (93b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    29-1-137-1
PD Collingwood    119* (176b 9x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    32-4-109-0

134.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, dropped big full toss and Collingwood slaps it straight back to Shakib who can't hang onto a stinging catch

134.2

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

134.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 2 leg byes, down the pitch, misses a huge heave to leg and the ball balloons over Rahim...I suppose it was technically a stumping chance, but not really

134.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, SIX, makes clean contact on this one, lofted straight down the ground for six...England are in a hurry

134.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, turned through midwicket

This pair had a drink before the over began...the declaration may not be far away

134.6

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

And with that it's time for drinks. After the break it will be Sahil to guide you through to tea, by when England should be bowling.

End of over 135 (12 runs) England 565/4
IR Bell    68* (95b 7x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    33-4-119-0
PD Collingwood    127* (180b 9x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    29-1-137-1

Thanks Gnasher. Yes, England had enough runs a while ago, there is no real reason to still be batting. Still, the carefree strokeplay from Bell and Collingwood suggests they agree, so this should be fun. In some sense.

Asif Rahman seems to have caught the sentiment of things: "If England doesn't declare before 600, maybe Shakib should?"

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

135.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, SIX, Collingwood dances down the wicket, opens his body and swats it miles over cow-corner for six, really well played

135.3

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, follows the six with a positive skip down the wicket and push into the offside 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

End of over 136 (18 runs) England 583/4
IR Bell    79* (99b 9x4)      Abdur Razzak    30-1-155-1
PD Collingwood    134* (182b 9x4 3x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    33-4-119-0

136.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood down the track again, pushing to long on for an easy milked single

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

136.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, no run, does't connect this time, walking up the wicket and missing, but the pads do the work instead

136.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, no run, doesn't quite get hold of it again, momentary respite

136.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, FOUR, gets all of this one though! Down the wicket, swatting into his favourite midwicket area, well timed and Collingwood is on fire

136.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, SIX, bigger shot this time! Massive midwicket swish, skipping well outside leg stump to meet the ball and haul it over cow corner, top stuff

End of over 137 (12 runs) England 595/4
PD Collingwood    145* (187b 10x4 4x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    34-4-131-0
IR Bell    80* (100b 9x4)      Abdur Razzak    30-1-155-1

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

137.2

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, OUT, this time it's all over. Collingwood down the wicket and trying to club another six over the bowler's head, but doesn't time it and it flies high in the air, looping down to Tamim who runs around from long off to take the catch

PD Collingwood c Tamim Iqbal b Abdur Razzak 145 (243m 188b 10x4 4x6) SR: 77.12

The bowlers are in their whites, so declaration looming.

137.3

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

137.4

Abdur Razzak to Prior, no run, hint of turn here from off stump, Prior is a positive player, but he'll need a couple of balls, and defends

137.5

Abdur Razzak to Prior, no run, dropped oh dear, Rahim is having such an awful time behind the stumps. Iron gloves. Prior edges behind and is duly dropped.

137.6

Abdur Razzak to Prior, no run, there we go, two balls and he's into his stride. Of sorts. Reverse-sweeping straight to the point fielder

End of over 138 (2 runs) England 597/5
MJ Prior    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    31-1-157-2
IR Bell    82* (102b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    34-4-131-0

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

That's it, Cook has had enough and England declare. Bangladesh have a slightly awkward half hour before tea. And then an absolute marathon to recover any competitiveness. For England, it will be interesting to see how Steven Finn gets on after Broad and Bresnan with the new ball.

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Graeme Swann celebrates another wicket with Matt Prior, Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, March 16, 2010

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Alastair Cook was grateful for the efforts of Graeme Swann, Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, March 16, 2010

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