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)
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3.1

Rubel Hossain to Carberry, FOUR, that's a cracking shot from Carberry to register the first boundary of the Test as he stands tall and drives square past point...that's a strong area for Carberry

England 8/0   MA Carberry 6* (7b 1x4)   Rubel Hossain 1.1-0-6-0
3.2

Rubel Hossain to Carberry, FOUR, and he follows that with a flowing cover drive as Rubel tries to compensate by pitching up...Carberry took a stride forward and drove sweetly through the line

England 12/0   MA Carberry 10* (8b 2x4)   Rubel Hossain 1.2-0-10-0
3.6

Rubel Hossain to Carberry, FOUR, that's a ripper...driven dismissively through mid off with a perfect straight bat. He won that over without a doubt and it will have helped settle any early nerves

England 16/0   MA Carberry 14* (12b 3x4)   Rubel Hossain 2-0-14-0
5.2

Rubel Hossain to Carberry, FOUR, he picks up another boundary, this time off a thick outside edge as it runs between second slip and gully down to the vacant third man

England 20/0   MA Carberry 18* (14b 4x4)   Rubel Hossain 2.2-0-18-0
6.2

Shahadat Hossain to Carberry, FOUR, nearly a breakthrough as this finds the edge of Carberry's bat as he jumps into a defensive shot, but the lack of pace in the pitch means the edge falls short of second slip

England 25/0   MA Carberry 23* (18b 5x4)   Shahadat Hossain 3.2-2-6-0
10.3

Shahadat Hossain to Carberry, FOUR, flamboyant pull from Carberry as he whips this off his hip with Caribbean flair...it wasn't that short, but he picked up the length very quickly

England 37/0   MA Carberry 27* (34b 6x4)   Shahadat Hossain 5.3-2-11-0
12.4

Rubel Hossain to Cook, FOUR, but he's still playing the pull and that was a dismissive shot through midwicket as Rubel dropped short and was punished...easy pickings

England 49/0   AN Cook 20* (38b 1x4 1x6)   Rubel Hossain 3.4-0-27-0
12.5

Rubel Hossain to Cook, FOUR, short outside off, Cook plays a cut-turned-drive and it goes through mid off who can't dive his time properly and goes over the top of the ball

England 53/0   AN Cook 24* (39b 2x4 1x6)   Rubel Hossain 3.5-0-31-0
15.1

Naeem Islam to Cook, FOUR, flighted too much and it's a very gentle full-toss that Cook bunts through mid on for a boundary. Far too easy

England 68/0   AN Cook 32* (49b 3x4 1x6)   Naeem Islam 2.1-0-11-0
17.3

Naeem Islam to Cook, FOUR, this is a bit of a horror, short and slow, Cook rocks back and smashes it through cover for an easy boundary

England 72/0   AN Cook 36* (57b 4x4 1x6)   Naeem Islam 3.3-0-15-0
21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, a touch too overpitched again from Shakib, trying to give it too much air, it's a gentle half-volley that Trott punches firmly through the covers for a boundary

England 83/1   IJL Trott 8* (16b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 3.5-0-14-0
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

England 89/1   AN Cook 45* (74b 5x4 1x6)   Mahmudullah 5.2-1-11-1
27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, FOUR, good stuff from Cook, completes his 23rd Test fifty with a cut through the covers from a short ball begging to be put away. His first voyage as Test captain starts well

England 100/1   AN Cook 52* (84b 6x4 1x6)   Shakib Al Hasan 6.5-0-23-0
30.6

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, FOUR, induces a drive this time, fuller outside off and Trott skews it off a thick outside edge along the ground through backward point

England 109/1   IJL Trott 17* (45b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 7-2-16-0
34.5

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, (no ball) FOUR, all that effort from Shahadat brings a no-ball and it's also a half volley which Trott drives easily through the covers, so a productive delivery for England just as I Bangladesh had dried up the boundaries

England 124/1   IJL Trott 28* (62b 3x4)   Shahadat Hossain 8.4-2-26-0
36.3

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, FOUR, superb stroke, dropped short and Cook brings out his favourite pull which rockets over the infield and away to the boundary...nobody even blinked as that ball whistled away

England 137/1   AN Cook 63* (102b 7x4 1x6)   Shahadat Hossain 9.3-2-31-0
36.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, FOUR, half volley outside off, Cook leans into a cover drive and gets another boundary from something that was barely more than a push

England 141/1   AN Cook 67* (104b 8x4 1x6)   Shahadat Hossain 9.5-2-35-0
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

England 154/2   KP Pietersen 4* (4b 1x4)   Abdur Razzak 5.5-0-21-0
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

England 159/2   KP Pietersen 9* (10b 2x4)   Rubel Hossain 6.5-0-42-1
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

England 164/2   KP Pietersen 13* (15b 3x4)   Abdur Razzak 6.5-0-27-0
44.2

Abdur Razzak to Cook, FOUR, excellent cricket from Cook, he punches a fullish ball through straight midwicket for a boundary, really timed well

England 171/2   AN Cook 78* (120b 9x4 1x6)   Abdur Razzak 7.2-0-32-0
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)   Abdur Razzak 9-0-45-0
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

England 203/2   KP Pietersen 30* (40b 5x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 10.2-0-36-0
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)   Shakib Al Hasan 11-0-40-0
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

England 225/2   AN Cook 109* (155b 10x4 2x6)   Mahmudullah 11.5-1-37-1
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

England 235/2   KP Pietersen 45* (57b 7x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 13.2-0-50-0
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.

England 242/2   KP Pietersen 50* (61b 8x4)   Mahmudullah 13.4-1-44-1
59.5

Rubel Hossain to Cook, FOUR, very full - almost yorker length - but pushed wide of the crease and Cook just squeezes it out between slip and gully and there's no third man so the ball rolls away for four

England 250/2   AN Cook 118* (168b 11x4 2x6)   Rubel Hossain 8.5-0-51-1
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

England 259/2   KP Pietersen 58* (71b 9x4)   Rubel Hossain 9.1-0-58-1
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

England 265/2   KP Pietersen 63* (85b 10x4)   Rubel Hossain 10.4-0-64-1
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

England 273/2   KP Pietersen 69* (97b 11x4)   Rubel Hossain 11.5-0-71-1
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

England 279/2   KP Pietersen 74* (105b 12x4)   Naeem Islam 4.4-0-20-0
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)   Shakib Al Hasan 19-2-60-0
70.4

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

England 300/2   KP Pietersen 90* (118b 14x4 1x6)   Shakib Al Hasan 19.4-2-72-0
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)   Shakib Al Hasan 20-2-76-0
72.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, FOUR, this isn't particularly smart bowling from Shakib, far too short and Cook cracks it off the back foot through the covers for four

England 309/2   AN Cook 132* (188b 12x4 2x6)   Shakib Al Hasan 20.2-2-80-0
79.5

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, FOUR, top shot, tension-relieving skip down the wicket and bunt over the top for four over mid on

England 327/3   PD Collingwood 6* (10b 1x4)   Abdur Razzak 12.5-0-57-1
80.1

Naeem Islam to Cook, FOUR, another boundary, too short, Cook gets back and pulls hard, in front of midwicket for four

England 331/3   AN Cook 143* (213b 13x4 2x6)   Naeem Islam 10.1-1-35-0
83.1

Abdur Razzak to Cook, FOUR, and the ball just slides on with the arm - Cook plays for turn and the ball takes a thick outside edge, racing away wide of slip and down to third man. Frustrating for the bowler

England 343/3   AN Cook 151* (222b 14x4 2x6)   Abdur Razzak 14.1-0-63-1
84.1

Shahadat Hossain to Collingwood, FOUR, short and wide this time, Collingwood waits in the crease and slashes the rank long hop in front of cover point. The fielder was on the boundary, but that was hit really hard and whizzed past his outstretched hands

England 350/3   PD Collingwood 15* (22b 2x4)   Shahadat Hossain 11.1-2-45-0
85.4

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, FOUR, and he follows it up with a really bad ball. Full and wide of off stump and thumped through the covers with plent of bottom hand. No consistency from the bowlers today, and they've been punished for it

England 359/3   PD Collingwood 20* (27b 3x4)   Abdur Razzak 15.4-0-67-1
85.5

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, FOUR, down the track again and he gets to the pitch this time, slicing an inside-out drive powerfully through the covers to find the boundary once more. Too easy.

England 363/3   PD Collingwood 24* (28b 4x4)   Abdur Razzak 15.5-0-71-1
86.4

Rubel Hossain to Collingwood, FOUR, scythed away behind point for another boundary. That ball got what it deserved - short and wide and absolutely hammered away

England 368/3   PD Collingwood 28* (32b 5x4)   Rubel Hossain 12.4-0-77-1
94.2

Rubel Hossain to Collingwood, FOUR, goes for an effort ball but drifts onto leg stump and it's easily clipped away through midwicket for the first boundary of the day...meat and drink for Colly

England 381/3   PD Collingwood 36* (55b 6x4)   Rubel Hossain 15.2-0-85-1
96.1

Rubel Hossain to Cook, FOUR, that's a lovely shot, Cook's best of the day so far, as he leans into a sweet straight drive...he just pushed at it and the timing was superb

England 388/3   AN Cook 165* (262b 15x4 2x6)   Rubel Hossain 16.1-0-90-1
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

England 394/3   AN Cook 171* (277b 16x4 2x6)   Rubel Hossain 18.1-0-95-1
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

England 422/4   IR Bell 8* (7b 1x4)   Mahmudullah 15.1-1-54-2
116.6

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

England 455/4   IR Bell 22* (51b 2x4)   Mahmudullah 22-1-71-2
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

England 462/4   IR Bell 26* (52b 3x4)   Abdur Razzak 20.3-1-88-1
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

England 466/4   IR Bell 30* (53b 4x4)   Abdur Razzak 20.4-1-92-1
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

England 500/4   IR Bell 44* (70b 5x4)   Abdur Razzak 24.5-1-110-1
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

England 509/4   PD Collingwood 96* (152b 7x4 1x6)   Abdur Razzak 25.2-1-114-1
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

England 520/4   IR Bell 53* (80b 6x4)   Shahadat Hossain 15.4-2-64-0
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

England 524/4   IR Bell 57* (81b 7x4)   Shahadat Hossain 15.5-2-68-0
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

England 528/4   PD Collingwood 104* (160b 8x4 1x6)   Abdur Razzak 26.3-1-122-1
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

England 540/4   PD Collingwood 112* (168b 9x4 1x6)   Abdur Razzak 27.3-1-129-1
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

England 579/4   IR Bell 75* (98b 8x4)   Abdur Razzak 29.5-1-151-1
135.6

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

England 583/4   IR Bell 79* (99b 9x4)   Abdur Razzak 30-1-155-1
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

England 589/4   PD Collingwood 139* (186b 10x4 3x6)   Shakib Al Hasan 33.5-4-125-0
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