England in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 181 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

The England players are out there, Cook leads his first Test huddle, with everyone suitably revved up, Tamim and Imrul emerge. Follow-on target is a long 399 runs away. Broad will take the first over, England's most senior paceman with 77 wickets at an average over 35

0.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim launches things in style! Short and wide and all too familiar from Broad and Tamim cuts with real flourish through point for four

0.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, well, this is splendid, Tamim gets back and aims a massive pull shot, straight to mid on

0.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, calmer this time, back of a length, Tamim back and defending

0.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, ah, this is what Test cricket used to be, outside off stump and left well alone

Three slips a gully and a short leg in place

0.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length once more, and defended towards the short leg fielder

0.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, decent carry on this, good pace too, but outside off and Tamim shoulders arms

End of over 1 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-0
Imrul Kayes    0* (0b)     

It is Bresnan who will share the new ball.

1.1

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, starts very tidily, bang on a line, bang on a length, Imrul gets behind it and blocks

1.2

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, this is more untidy from everyone, floated up wider of off, Imrul aims a swipe and it goes one-bounce through to Prior who fumbles

1.3

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, pitched up around off stump, Imrul forward and defending stylishly

1.4

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, a touch of movement back into Imrul here from a good length, misses the attempted leg-side nurdle

1.5

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, Bresnan finds the channel outside off stump, Imrul trusts the lack of exaggerated movement and leaves alone

1.6

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, well, if it's up there, it's fair game by the looks of things, floated up outside off stump, Imrul flays at it, slicing over cover for a boundary

End of over 2 (4 runs) Bangladesh 8/0
Imrul Kayes    4* (6b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-4-0

Broad has a knew knitted-eyebrow look, befitting a man asked to 'lead' the attack.

2.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, he uses his look devilishly here, aiming a ball into the rib area that is worked round the corner for a single

Well, an extra man catching close to the wicket on the leg side comes in for Imrul. Could be some short stuff.

2.2

Broad to Imrul Kayes, 4 leg byes, it is, Imrul is nailed on the head and the ball runs away for four off the helmet

2.3

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, another short ball, well bowled this as well, Imrul in a terrible position trying to fend this away from his face

2.4

Broad to Imrul Kayes, OUT, well, it looked likely! Good planning from England and Broad, they have really targeted Imrul with the short ball. He attempted a very desperate looking pull shot, it looped up off the gloves and Prior ran around to his right to take the catch

Imrul Kayes c †Prior b Broad 4 (10m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Junaid Siddique is the new man.

2.5

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, another short ball and it really flies through to Prior, serious carry here. How refreshing to see some energy on the ball. That said, it sails harmless past the new batsman

2.6

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, really good pace from Broad, if England are ruthless here they could really move this game on tonight, this is back of a length again, and Junaid sways inside the line

End of over 3 (5 runs) Bangladesh 13/1
Junaid Siddique    0* (2b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-5-1
Tamim Iqbal    5* (7b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-4-0

3.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, pitched up from Bresnan, looking for swing, he finds it but it clips the pads on route to the fine leg boundary

This could be one of the few occasions when Broady's obsession with banging it in reaps dividends...," says Miller. "Maybe Scyld Berry has a point ..." he adds to relation to a piece in the Sunday Telegraph last week that wasn't very flattering about Bangladesh's ability.

3.2

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, floated up again outside off, and driven loosely with no timing back down the wicket

3.3

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, a touch edgy here from the batsman, outside off stump defending

3.4

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, Bresnan digs this in and finds decent bounce, Junaid rides it well and drops it by his toes

3.5

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, nicely played this, outside off and rising, Junaid calmly plays it out to the covers

3.6

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitched up on this occasion, Junaid pinned to the crease after the barrage of short balls, and defends

End of over 4 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 14/1
Junaid Siddique    0* (7b)      TT Bresnan    2-1-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    5* (8b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-5-1

4.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, another short ball, Tamim looks much more comfortable, imperious almost, as he swats it away down to square leg for a single

4.2

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, pitched up this time, beats Junaid's attempted flick to the leg side and crashes into the pads

4.3

Broad to Junaid Siddique, 3 runs, floated up, looking to catch Junaid on the crease, but played well, gently patted down the ground for three

4.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off stump, rising sharply, Tamim watches it slightly suspiciously as it goes through to Prior

4.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, well, bounce or not, that is a rubbish ball, short and wide outside off, Tamim happy to crash it through the covers, up on one leg as he plays the shot

4.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, enough to force Broad to go round the wicket, but this is too far outside off stump to interest Tamim

End of over 5 (8 runs) Bangladesh 22/1
Tamim Iqbal    10* (12b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-13-1
Junaid Siddique    3* (9b)      TT Bresnan    2-1-4-0

5.1

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, Bresnan has 'worthy' written all over him, just lacks a touch of venom, this is accurate nevertheless and Junaid defends off the back foot

5.2

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, having just said that, Bresnan finds some seam movement, remember that, and the ball whizzes past the edge

5.3

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, a touch too far outside off from a fuller ball, Junaid leans into a drive which just eludes a diving Carberry at point and goes for four

5.4

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, back of a length this time, good channel outside off, Junaid sways inside the line of it

5.5

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, nicely played this, compact and right behind a back-of-a-length delivery, blocked solidly

5.6

Bresnan to Junaid Siddique, no run, much fuller, good change up of length, Junaid caught napping on his crease a bit, but defends well

End of over 6 (4 runs) Bangladesh 26/1
Junaid Siddique    7* (15b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    3-1-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    10* (12b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-13-1

6.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad continues round the wicket and angles a short ball in from wide of the crease, Tamim stands tall and defends

6.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good change of length, much fuller, Tamim playing back and defending with most of an inside edge, the ball goes towards midwicket

6.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, a fraction of width outside off and Tamim stands tall and tries to carve it away, times it well enough to burst through Pietersen's hands at point

6.4

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, back over the wicket to Junaid, decent delivery on off stump and defended

6.5

Broad to Junaid Siddique, OUT, oh dear, that is woefully soft. Another short ball, rising into Junaid's neck, he gets his bat half-heartedly in the way of it and it loops of a leading edge gently back to Broad who eagerly takes the return catch

Junaid Siddique c & b Broad 7 (17m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

That brings an early tea and things could not have gone much worse for Bangladesh there. It's a performance that will prompt an endless stream of naval-gazing about Bangladeshi cricket, the sanctity of Test cricket and the like. They have definitely been more competitive than this showing recently, perhaps the dressing-room ruptures with Raqibul's retirement, and the mysterious withdrawal of Mortaza are having a big impact. Either way, England are all over this at the moment and need to drive home their advantage.

Enough of my rambling, check out Andrew McGlashan's teatime bulletin, which will be ready soon, for a far more lyrical account of proceedings.

Also with wickets tumbling, you could do a lot worse than get Cricinfo's Twitter wicket alerts, and if you fancy seeing what fellow fans are making of it all, there is always the Facebook page.

Well, the players are coming back out after tea, and Stuart Broad has got one more ball to bowl in his over. Liam Brickhill and Sahil Dutta will be taking you through the final session, as Bangladesh attempt to make something of the game and England assert their dominance.

6.6

Broad to Aftab Ahmed, no run, unsurprisingly, he slips in another short one, but this one is not very well directed and rockets wide of leg stump

End of over 7 (1 run) Bangladesh 27/2
Aftab Ahmed    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-14-2
Tamim Iqbal    11* (15b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    3-1-8-0

7.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball, pitching an inch or two outside off and seaming away a touch - left alone. Tempting stuff for Tamim, but he's not interested in that one

7.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, just a bit shorter but the width is there and Tamim laces one through the covers off the back foot. Top shot, he got on top of the bounce nicely

7.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, putting the ball closer to the batsman, outside off stump once again and Tamim leaves after the boundary

7.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, bouncer! He's really dug that one in, not even half way to the batsman and it's ballooned up over Tamim

7.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, strays towards leg stump, ball thumps into the thigh pad

7.5

Bresnan to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tight lines, Aftab walks forward in hurried defence

7.6

Bresnan to Aftab Ahmed, no run, just outside off stump, left alone by Aftab but he would have had his heart in his mouth for a moment as that was pretty close to the stumps

End of over 8 (6 runs) Bangladesh 33/2
Aftab Ahmed    0* (3b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-13-0
Tamim Iqbal    15* (19b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-14-2

Round the wicket to Tamim

8.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, short ball directed into the ribs, but Tamim swivels onto the back foot and helps the ball way over the fine leg boundary. Good use of Broad's pace

8.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length, but Tamim gets behind it in defence

8.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, speared in towards middle and leg, Tamim hangs back in the crease to try and thump the ball through midwicket, but can't find the necessary placement or timing

8.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, middle and leg line again from round the wicket, Tamim just beaten for pace as the ball comes off the thigh pad and trickles to the off side

8.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, directed at off stump this time, on a length. Broad doing a good job of cramping Tamim for room, given him nothing to hit through the off side

8.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, dug in - brutish ball directed into the armpit of Tamim, but he negotiates it very well, getting across and getting on top of the bounce to work the ball behind square

End of over 9 (7 runs) Bangladesh 40/2
Tamim Iqbal    22* (25b 3x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    5-0-21-2
Aftab Ahmed    0* (3b)      TT Bresnan    4-1-13-0

9.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, another short ball, just wide of off stump and delivered from over the wicket, giving Tamim the room he wants to crack the ball over backward point and away to the boundary

9.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, much better line and length this time, pushing the ball closer to the batsman and zoning in on off stump

9.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Bresnan's just lost his radar a little here, tries another short-pitched delivery but it's on leg stump and pulled handsomely away through square leg

9.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball on off stump, Tamim defends watchfully

9.5

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a similar length ball, but pushed just a touch wider and Tamim leaves alone - not quite enough width on it for him to score off and rightfully wants nothing to do with it

9.6

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, identical ball and Tamim plays in identical fashion - left alone

End of over 10 (8 runs) Bangladesh 48/2
Tamim Iqbal    30* (31b 5x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    5-1-21-0
Aftab Ahmed    0* (3b)      SCJ Broad    5-0-21-2

Ian Bell is in close at a short square leg under the helmet

10.1

Broad to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, on a length on off stump, Aftab just drops the ball into space between point and cover and they scamper through

10.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just outside off and Tamim aims a backfoot punch through the covers, but the fielder is well-placed to cut it off

Back round the wicket to the left-hander

10.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wide of off and left alone

A few verbals between Tamim and Bresnan - I think Bresnan had been moving around as the bowler ran in

10.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up and Tamim hadn't been expecting that, he was waiting for the short ball and is beaten as he tries a flat-footed drive

10.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, dug in, and worked away off the hip infront of square on the leg side

Bell back in for the new batsman

10.6

Broad to Aftab Ahmed, no run, another short ball, Aftab ducks very low underneath it

End of over 11 (2 runs) Bangladesh 50/2
Aftab Ahmed    1* (5b)      SCJ Broad    6-0-23-2
Tamim Iqbal    31* (35b 5x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    5-1-21-0

And Graeme Swann has been brought into the attack early. He has a bat-pad on the leg side, slip, short extra cover

11.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, floated up and Tamim tries to flay it through the off side, but straight at the fielder

11.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stretches forward to defend

11.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushes forward defensively again, but the ball is pushed towards leg stump and doesn't turn, allowing Tamim to work it away infront of midwicket

11.4

Swann to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, what's happened here? Aftab goes for a cute little paddle sweep, the ball appeared to come off the glove, clip the thigh pad and loop up to Bell at short leg. It will be interesting to watch the replay of that one, as Aftab really wasn't happy with the decision and gave the umpire a long look when he was given out. Replays indicate the ball did brush the glove

Aftab Ahmed c Bell b Swann 1 (20m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

11.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah pushes forward in defence

11.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, big turn! This rips sharply in to the right hander, and bounces too, taking the shoulder of the bat and into the midriff, but luckily for him it drops safely just where a silly point would have been

End of over 12 (1 run) Bangladesh 51/3
Mahmudullah    0* (2b)      GP Swann    1-0-1-1
Tamim Iqbal    32* (38b 5x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    6-0-23-2

And from the other end it'll be Steven Finn, on Test debut. It'll be a proud moment for him, but it won't be an easy initiation as he'll be bowling at Tamim Iqbal first up

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

End of over 13 (8 runs) Bangladesh 59/3
Tamim Iqbal    40* (44b 7x4 1x6)      ST Finn    1-0-8-0
Mahmudullah    0* (2b)      GP Swann    1-0-1-1

13.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched up and spinning in slightly, Mahmudullah goes for a strong sweep but misses completely. Huge lbw appeal is turned down though, struck outside the line

13.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, FOUR, same ball but he's played the right shot this time, getting his front foot forward and across and driving gracefully through the covers

13.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Swann pulls the length back a touch, ball spins in sharply and Mahmudullah stays at the crease to work it away to leg. That was airy and just past Bell though

13.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drilled straight at short extra cover

13.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched back to the bowler

13.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, paddled down to fine leg, but a fielder has been placed there for just that shot

End of over 14 (7 runs) Bangladesh 66/3
Tamim Iqbal    42* (47b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    2-0-8-1
Mahmudullah    5* (5b 1x4)      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

Finn struggling to keep the batsmen quiet here

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

End of over 15 (9 runs) Bangladesh 75/3
Mahmudullah    14* (11b 3x4)      ST Finn    2-0-17-0
Tamim Iqbal    42* (47b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    2-0-8-1

15.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, leans back to defend with the ball right under his eyes

15.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, skips down the track and thumps the ball back down the wicket, but Swann gets a hand on it to cut the ball off. Fingers definitely will be hurting after that one

15.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, swept well out to deep square leg, but Finn races round and completes a good sliding stop to cut the ball off

15.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, Tamim lunges forward to defend

It's a Saturday so there's plenty of other sport going on as well, including qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first of the season, and you can follow it all at ESPNF1 where there is live commentary.

15.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim goes for a huge mow through the leg side, a real slog sweep, but is utterly beaten by the flight and rip away from him

15.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, arm ball pushed towards leg stump, Tamim picks it though and nudges the ball into the leg side to collect another run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 77/3
Tamim Iqbal    43* (50b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    3-0-10-1
Mahmudullah    15* (14b 3x4)      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

End of over 17 (8 runs) Bangladesh 85/3
Tamim Iqbal    50* (54b 8x4 1x6)      ST Finn    3-0-25-0
Mahmudullah    16* (16b 3x4)      GP Swann    3-0-10-1

"Would you believe it Swanny's done it again in his first over", asks Adrew Coan. I guesss I would, but Andrew has more to add "We've heard alot about his knack of striking early so here's some stats to back it up - (prior to this match) overall strike rate in Tests : a wickey every 60.9 balls - very respectable for a spinner. Strike rate during his first over in the innings : 32.40 and during his first three overs in the innings : 33.42 !! And those stats will have just improved. Has anyone bettered that in modern times?" You sound like the best man to find that out.

17.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, what on earth was that? Mahmudullah goes for a ridiculous reverse sweep and doesn't connect, but what was he thinking

bat pad on both sides of the wicket, slip and short extra cover as well

17.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, hangs back to force the ball down to long on

17.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, from around the wicket, pitching leg and turning across slightly, and Tamim defends with an angled bat to the leg side

17.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, really floated up, Tamim defends to leg again, not being tempted

17.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up on off stump this time, and Tamim drives softly at short extra cover

17.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, just a touch too short, allowing Tamim to rock back and jab the ball through midwicket for a couple

End of over 18 (3 runs) Bangladesh 88/3
Tamim Iqbal    52* (58b 8x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-0-13-1
Mahmudullah    17* (18b 3x4)      ST Finn    3-0-25-0

Tim Bresnan into the attack now

18.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, starts too straight, Mahmudullah tucks the ball away off the thigh pad to collect a couple

18.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, that's a snorter! Dangerous delivery in the channel outside off stump, nipped away off the seam and Mahmudullah's feet went nowhere. He was completely squared up and lucky not to get an edge on that

18.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, much better display of a defensive shot this time, the batsman leans forward to defend

18.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched up and onto the front foot, defended out to point

"This guy Tamim Iqbal is the future of Bangladeshi Cricket," says Navadeep. "The meaning of his arabic name "Tamim" is Impeccable. "Iqbal" means prosperity too. Impeccable prosperity. Way to go Tamim."

18.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, short ball, bouncer really, but not very well directed at all and the batsman just sways away from the ball as it sailed over leg stump

18.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller length and on off stump, Mahmudullah leans forward in watchful defence

End of over 19 (2 runs) Bangladesh 90/3
Mahmudullah    19* (24b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-23-0
Tamim Iqbal    52* (58b 8x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-0-13-1

Swanny bowling in his sunnies, as usual

19.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, but pitching outside off and turning away sharply. Left alone by Tamim

19.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, powerfully swept from outside off stump. Rolled his wrists over it to keep the ball down, but that was thumped infront of square

19.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for another sweep to a ball floated up on leg stump, but beaten in the flight. The bowler and keeper appeal, but I don't know what for...

19.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, thumped away once again! Cracked in the air this time, but in front of square and in the gap. Great shot, Tamim going for Swann here

19.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short and outside off, thrashed into the off side but picks out the point fielder

19.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up and tapped back to the bowler

And Tamim has become the fastest Bangladesh batsman to reach 1,000 Test runs, in just his 29th innings

End of over 20 (8 runs) Bangladesh 98/3
Tamim Iqbal    60* (64b 10x4 1x6)      GP Swann    5-0-21-1
Mahmudullah    19* (24b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    6-1-23-0

20.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, short ball but Mahmudullah ducks under it easily

20.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, short and ducks again

20.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, top shot, deserved four for that. Driven on the up through point, looked really good doing it, but Carberry is really quick in the field and sprinted out to cut the ball off inches from the rope

Andrew Coan is an awfully enthusiastic fellow, especially for a Saturday morning. Probably should get him in here "Re strike rates in opening overs - bowlers in recent times : Right, I'm on it!"

20.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tucked off the hip behind square on the leg side. Nicely done, Tamim is looking completely at ease out there, and Mahmudullah is giving him good support

20.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, ill-directed short ball, whip-pulled down to fine leg

Looks like the ball is getting softer, the batsmen not struggling nearly so much with the short-pitched stuff

20.6

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball on off stump from around the wicket, Tamim drops the ball into space on the off side and asks for a run, but Mahmudullah rightfully turns it down

End of over 21 (5 runs) Bangladesh 103/3
Tamim Iqbal    61* (66b 10x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    7-1-28-0
Mahmudullah    23* (28b 3x4)      GP Swann    5-0-21-1

And that'll be drinks at Chittagong, where I'm sure the bowlers will be thirsty after banging the ball in all afternoon. England have gone for the short-pitched stuff in a big way, and while it worked when the ball was new and hard, Tamim and Mahmudullah appear to have come to terms with the tactic as the ball has become older and softer.

It'll be Swann to continue after the break

21.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, driven straight at mid off and Mahmudullah wanted a run, came charging down the wicket but was wisely sent back by Tamim just in time

21.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, speared down the leg side, and turning further away. Cries of "catch it" but there was nothing on that as he tried to flick to leg

21.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, presses forward to defend behind square on the off side this time

21.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah tries to manufacture a late cut, but the ball was too full and too straight and took the inside edge. He was lucky not to chop that onto his stumps

21.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted delivery driven to mid off

21.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched wide of off and the batsman thrusts his pad out to nudge it away, holding the bat up above his head and well out of the way

End of over 22 (maiden) Bangladesh 103/3
Mahmudullah    23* (34b 3x4)      GP Swann    6-1-21-1
Tamim Iqbal    61* (66b 10x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    7-1-28-0

22.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short and on off stump from around the wicket, and Tamim guides the ball down off the face, wide of second slip and down to third man for four. Bresnan looks to the heavens, but that was deliberately played down there

22.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, too straight and punched infront of midwicket off the back foot

22.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dug in wide of off stump, Tamim's eyes lit up with the width on offer and he flashed a wild cut shot, but didn't get close to the ball. Beaten by the bounce

22.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets back and across to defend

Tamim practising his pull shot out there now...

22.5

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short and wide again, and cut hard, but into the ground, out to the deep cover point

22.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, another short ball, really dug in, but Mahmudullah just lets his knees buckle to duck well underneath it without alarm

End of over 23 (7 runs) Bangladesh 110/3
Mahmudullah    23* (35b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    8-1-35-0
Tamim Iqbal    68* (71b 11x4 1x6)      GP Swann    6-1-21-1

Round the wicket

23.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, backs away to give himself some room as the ball is slightly short on off stump, but the cut shot can't beat point

23.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, identical ball and shot, but picks out cover this time

23.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller, and driven with soft hands between extra cover and a wide mid off, giving the batsmen just enough time to scamper through for one

23.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, flight, dip and turn, but Mahmudullah is equal to the task and lunges forward in defence

23.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, full and defended watchfully once more... Can we now expect the reverse sweep?

23.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, FOUR, no, it's a far better shot! That was really well played, looped up and Mahmudullah took a big step forward to thrash the ball through the covers. Strong shot

End of over 24 (5 runs) Bangladesh 115/3
Mahmudullah    27* (38b 4x4)      GP Swann    7-1-26-1
Tamim Iqbal    69* (74b 11x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    8-1-35-0

24.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, round the wicket to the left-hander, who rocks back to defend a length ball on off stump

Broad, who finds himself in the role of senior bowler in this attack, is dishing out advice from mid off

24.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and it seems to be working, very well directed ball, speared in at off stump and defended

24.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short-pitched on off stump, Tamim guides the ball to the left of Pietersen at point. A fumbled fielding attempt allows them to run a single

24.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length on off stump, Mahmudullah pushes forward and across to punch the ball defensively into the covers

24.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly shorter but similar line, the batsman tries to force the ball through the covers off the back foot but the ball takes the inside edge and trickles to leg instead

24.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the pads and clipped out to deep square leg

And here's Sahil to take you through the next few overs...

End of over 25 (2 runs) Bangladesh 117/3
Mahmudullah    28* (41b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    9-1-37-0
Tamim Iqbal    70* (77b 11x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-1-26-1

This has been a glittering innings from Tamim.

25.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, good stuff from Swann, landing it around off, Mahmudullah pops forward and defends

25.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, nothing silly from Mahmudullah, just leaning forward and defending

25.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, SIX, top shot! Lovely footwork, skipping down the wicket before launching a free-flowing drive over Swann's head for six

25.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, back on the defence here, leaning forward and dropping it on the off side

25.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, big sweep shot attempted, connects well and gets a single out to deep square

25.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, long wail of caaaatch from Swann as Tamim drives airily, but seemingly with control through the covers for a single

End of over 26 (7 runs) Bangladesh 124/3
Tamim Iqbal    70* (78b 11x4 1x6)      GP Swann    8-1-33-1
Mahmudullah    35* (46b 4x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    9-1-37-0

26.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, angled down towards the legs from Bresnan, Mahmudullah helps it along its way down to fine leg for an easy single

26.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, oh dear, Bresnan really dragged this down, but the new-ball shine has long since disappeared from the Kookaburra, and Mahmudullah mistimes an attempted force as the ball dies in the wicket

26.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, better length, slightly fuller but enough width for Mahmudullah to try and force it away to cover

26.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, this time it's bang on, good line, good length and Mahmudullah defends calmly

26.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lovely shot, flashing cut through point from a short and wide delivery. I can tell you that Gnasher was less than impressed with the ball, I can't tell you his exact words

26.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, another short ball, you wonder why, Mahmudullah doesn't, he just pulls it like a rocket between fine leg and deep square for another boundary

End of over 27 (10 runs) Bangladesh 134/3
Mahmudullah    45* (52b 6x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    10-1-47-0
Tamim Iqbal    70* (78b 11x4 1x6)      GP Swann    8-1-33-1

27.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, another fluid drive from Tamim, threading through extra cover

27.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, FOUR, Swann adjusts his line to Mahmudullah, aiming much straighter, but it's swept fine and firm, very well played for yet another boundary. Forget the IPL, the real run-scoring action is here

27.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Mahmudullah brings up an excellent fifty, nudging Swann past Bell at short leg, really top knock, Bangladesh were in huge trouble when he came to the wicket

27.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, landing outside off stump and spinning away further, Tamim leaves alone

27.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, calmly defended by Tamim, if he settles in here he could go on to a big score

27.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, sees out the over with another diligent defensive shot, sort of thing that will please all Bangladesh fans

End of over 28 (6 runs) Bangladesh 140/3
Tamim Iqbal    71* (82b 11x4 1x6)      GP Swann    9-1-39-1
Mahmudullah    50* (54b 7x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    10-1-47-0

Well after a rather hideous spell from Bresnan, he's England's senior man - Stuart Broad.

28.1

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, starts with an order-restoring good-length ball around off stump that is pushed to the covers

Just a single slip in place. Tell you all you need to know about the wicket.

28.2

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, another good ball, probing the off-stump channel, pushed into the off side

28.3

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly slower ball and it somewhat deceived Mahmudullah, who played a little early on his drive and inside-edged it towards midwicket

28.4

Broad to Mahmudullah, no run, good ball and an inch-perfect leave from Mahmudullah, shaving the off stump of its way through to Prior

28.5

Broad to Mahmudullah, 1 run, errs a little bit too far down leg, and Mahmudullah picks it off, turning it behind square for one

28.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, that is a little bit careless from Tamim, but entirely safe. He hung his bat outside off stump and guided the ball a touch casually down to the vacant third man

End of over 29 (5 runs) Bangladesh 145/3
Tamim Iqbal    75* (83b 12x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    7-0-28-2
Mahmudullah    51* (59b 7x4 1x6)      GP Swann    9-1-39-1

Plenty for Cook to think about here, and finally, we have a contest in this Test.

29.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, too short from Swann, but he finds enough turn into Mahmudullah to cramp the cut shot

29.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, bit of a replay here, Swann finding real purchase and cramping Mahmudullah from room

29.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, much fuller this time, Mahmudullah rocks forward and defends carefully

29.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah defends diligently off the front foot

29.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, OUT, oh dear, sad end to Mahmudullah. Swann strikes! An attempted sweep comes off the gloves and loops Collingwood at first slip. Big breakthrough really, and a shame after these two put on such a good stand

Mahmudullah c Collingwood b Swann 51 (80m 64b 7x4 1x6) SR: 79.68

So, with his side in real trouble, it's Shakib Al Hasan.

29.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, who starts with typical confidence, leaning into a well-timed drive to mid off

End of over 30 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 145/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      GP Swann    10-2-39-2
Tamim Iqbal    75* (83b 12x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    7-0-28-2

30.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad comes round the wicket to Tamim, angles a shortish ball that is guided to short third man

30.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this time it's much fuller, Tamim aims a nice drive back down the pitch to the mid on fielder

"Two matches taking place in the vicinity. I'm torn as to which one to watch ..." says Andrew who has been busy with his camera. A proper tourist he is.

30.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, this is worked with the angle to midwicket for an easy single

30.4

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Broad is excited by the presence of a new batsman, so explores the middle of the pitch with a bouncer, Shakib ducks under easily enough

30.5

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, this one is arrowed too far down leg side, Shakib misses an attempted fiddle, Prior collects

England really working on the ball, as well they might given the lack of movement for the pacemen

30.6

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short again, Shakib stands tall and drops the ball into the leg side

End of over 31 (1 run) Bangladesh 146/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    8-0-29-2
Tamim Iqbal    76* (86b 12x4 1x6)      GP Swann    10-2-39-2

Plenty of chat from the England fielders, seems mild enough though

31.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim drives this off the back foot into the covers

31.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length again, Tamim content to push into the covers

31.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slightly fuller and it's turned off the legs for an easy single

31.4

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib stretches forward and defends well

31.5

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, once again a tidy defensive shot, looks compact and settled at the wicket

31.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, confidently stroked to mid off where Carberry fields

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 147/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (7b)      GP Swann    11-2-40-2
Tamim Iqbal    77* (89b 12x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    8-0-29-2

32.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, decent line outside off stump, Tamim decides it's not worth his trouble and leaves it alone

32.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tighter line this time, but still not quite close enough to draw a shot from Tamim

32.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, same again, perhaps Broad is looking for some late reverse-swing, as it is Tamim happily lets it go past him

32.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, massive appeal from England as Broad arrows a fuller delivery from wide of the crease in at Tamim, raps him on the pads but it's missing leg by a distance

32.5

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, similar length but around off stump this time, drives towards mid off

32.6

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, nice bit of cricket, full and straight, drives back at Broad who fields in his follow-through, twirls and hurls the ball back to Prior

End of over 33 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 148/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (9b)      SCJ Broad    9-1-29-2
Tamim Iqbal    77* (93b 12x4 1x6)      GP Swann    11-2-40-2

33.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven from a good length into the off side

33.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended once more from around off stump

33.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nicely bowled, given some air and it drifts in a touch, Tamim blocks back to Swann

33.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim stretches forward and defends

33.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flashing drive outside off stump, timed it well but straight to cover

33.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, significant, if slow, turn here, deceives Tamim somewhat, as he checks his stoke and ends up poking it into the off side

End of over 34 (maiden) Bangladesh 148/4
Tamim Iqbal    77* (99b 12x4 1x6)      GP Swann    12-3-40-2
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (9b)      SCJ Broad    9-1-29-2

34.1

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good stuff from Broad, angling it and pinning Shakib back, he defends well enough

34.2

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, oh dear not a great a shot from Shakib there, swishing outside off stump at a ball that cramped him for room

34.3

Broad to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib off the mark now, working this fuller ball with the angle towards mid off to run an easy single

An extra slip brought in place.

34.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, doesn't inhibit Tamim at all, and languidly throws his arms at another drive, timing it nicely to mid off

34.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, cracking delivery, top ball. Angled in from wide of the crease round the wicket, then reversing away from Tamim, who's squared up as the ball whips past the edge

34.6

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad really bending his back finding good carry, but Tamim leaves it alone

Well, that's all from me for a while, back to Liam

End of over 35 (1 run) Bangladesh 149/4
Tamim Iqbal    77* (102b 12x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    10-1-30-2
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (12b)      GP Swann    12-3-40-2

Thanks Sahil

35.1

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, round the wicket and back in defence

35.2

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller this time, and Shakib presses forward to defend again

35.3

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, low, dipping full toss, Shakib skips forward to thrash it through the covers but finds the fielder

35.4

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted up, and Shakib is beaten somewhat, but the ball bobbles safely into space on the off side

35.5

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, playing out the day here is Shakib, gets right over the ball to defend

35.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, and once again, utterly solid in defence. The captain knows all he has to do is survive to fight tomorrow, and he seems very determined to do so

End of over 36 (maiden) Bangladesh 149/4
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (18b)      GP Swann    13-4-40-2
Tamim Iqbal    77* (102b 12x4 1x6)      SCJ Broad    10-1-30-2

And Steven Finn will have a crack just before the close. Good tactic from Cook, as the batsmen got after him earlier but will be much more watchful so close to the end of the day's play

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

Navadeep has crafted a niche, spotting the lack of Arabic speakers among UK Cricinfo staff to tell us "Mahmudullah has gone. Such a sad end to his innings. "Mahmoud" means praise! Shall we praise him? Of course not. We expect hundreds from such talented cricketers, not fifties." Indeed.

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

End of over 37 (maiden) Bangladesh 149/4
Tamim Iqbal    77* (108b 12x4 1x6)      ST Finn    4-1-25-0
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (18b)      GP Swann    13-4-40-2

37.1

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that's kept very low! Scuttled through but Shakib watched it all the way, digging the bat down to keep it out

37.2

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, Shakib what have you done?! Flighted up, the ball dipped and turned and Shakib stepped out to play a completely unnecessary swipe, was comprehensively beaten and bowled! It was very similar to his dismissal in the one-dayer, and Swann has snapped him up once again. Big, big blow for Bangladesh. Tamim is still there, but how much support can he expect from the lower middle order and tail? Bangladesh sink further into the mire...

Shakib Al Hasan b Swann 1 (28m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 5.00

Shahadat Hossain comes out as nightwatchman. Men all round the bat - slip, leg slip, short leg, short cover

37.3

Swann to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tapped nervously in to the leg side

37.4

Swann to Shahadat Hossain, no run, rocks back to defend, not much turn on that one, but if it does turn he might be in trouble

37.5

Swann to Shahadat Hossain, no run, big appeal! The ball was very full, Shahadat leaned forward to defend and the ball appeared to bounce up off his foot to be caught by Cook under the helmet on the off side. They've gone to the third umpire to check it out. It looks safe from front on, but out from the reverse angle... taking a really, really long time to decide this one. But rightfully given not out in the end. There was just too much doubt there, the ball came off the inside edge, hit the ground, the boot, and then looped up. Tense stuff!

"And Shakib? You are no longer the shining star now as your name suggests in Pashtun!", Navadeep is on a roll.

37.6

Swann to Shahadat Hossain, no run, very full again and defended back down the wicket

End of over 38 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 149/5
Shahadat Hossain    0* (4b)      GP Swann    14-5-40-3
Tamim Iqbal    77* (108b 12x4 1x6)      ST Finn    4-1-25-0

Last over coming up

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.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, will be stumps on day two at Chittagong. As expected, England find themselves in a very strong position, although credit must also go to Tamim for the nature of his fightback after the early loss of wickets. He put on 94 with Mahmudullah to claw his side back into the game, although Swann's late strikes will have set Bangladesh back.

Mahmudullah had played really well for his half-century, and looked to have settled down after a few overly-inventive shots early on. Shakib's struggles against Swann continued, and he was defeated by flight, dip and turn while trying to play too aggressively when he should have been content to just survive a tricky last few overs.

Collingwood's sterling effort with the bat deserves honourable mention too. This was his first century since the drawn Test in Trinidad in March 2009 - although he's played some vital knocks in the meantime - and it was well-deserved. Ian Bell will also be pleased by his fluent innings, although both he and Cook will be slightly disappointed to have missed out on landmarks.

So, another tough battle awaits Bangladesh tomorrow, as they need another 246 to avoid the follow-on. Head on down to our Facebook page to discuss how you think they will fare with our legions of followers. And don't forget that you can keep up to date with the fall of wickets tomorrow with our Cricinfo wicket update feature on Twitter.

In the meantime, Andrew McGlashan's bulletin will be up shortly, and, any Formula One fans will be pleased to know that you can follow all the action at the qualifiers for the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first of the season, at ESPNF1 where there is live commentary.

That'll be all from your commentary team - Andrew McGlashan, Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill - until tomorrow. Do join us again for the third day's play, which begins at 3.30GMT (9.30 local time).

End of over 39 (5 runs) Bangladesh 154/5
Tamim Iqbal    81* (115b 13x4 1x6)      ST Finn    5-1-30-0
Shahadat Hossain    0* (4b)      GP Swann    14-5-40-3

The umpires and players are on their way out. Tamim Iqbal is eyeing a hundred, but he'll need some support from the lower order. England's attack will be led by Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann. But Tim Bresnan will take the first over...

9.25am See, told you Miller was useful. "It's bloody humid," he reports and adds, "It's damp and sticky." Sounds like a tough day for the bowlers, although the humidity may encourage some swing and there's the usual early-morning cloud cover but that will soon burn off. Don't forget you can get in touch with us if you so wish.

9.15am Good morning and welcome to the third day's play from Chittagong. I'm Andrew McGlashan and will be joined by Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill to bring you all the action. England are right on top having taken five Bangladesh wickets after piling up 600. The follow-on is looming and it really needs some fight from the home side - like that shown by Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah - to extend this match.

If England do keep making in roads it could be useful to have our new Twitter wicket alerts open to help you to keep track. You can also keep track of our very own Man-on-the-Spot, Andrew Miller, who is busy twittering, snapping away and generally doing useful stuff in Chittagong. First time for everything.

39.1

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, on off stump, defended into the off side by the nightwatchman

39.2

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, good carry outside off and a hint of swing as this is left alone

39.3

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, beaten this time as he pushes away from his body at a good length delivery outside off

39.4

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, gets into line and defended into the covers

39.5

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, sharp delivery which comes back into Shahadat and cramps him as he fends it down in front of short leg

39.6

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, nips back again and takes him high on the pad, rebounding into the slips to end a good first over from Bresnan

End of over 40 (maiden) Bangladesh 154/5
Shahadat Hossain    0* (10b)      TT Bresnan    11-2-47-0
Tamim Iqbal    81* (115b 13x4 1x6)      ST Finn    5-1-30-0

Stuart Broad, the pick of England's quicks, will get an early crack. Starts round the wicket with two slips and a gully, quite a defensive field

40.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off and left alone

There are men at deep square-leg, fine leg and deep point

40.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller and outside off, onto the front foot and leaves alone

40.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven down to mid off...Broad bowling quickly yesterday but is just loosening up at the moment

40.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, that's well played, leaned back and cut it through backward point...even with a man at deep point it races to the boundary

40.5

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angled in towards the pads, flicked neatly out to deep square-leg

40.6

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, back of a length, defended into the covers...the pitch still looks very good for batting, not much there for the quicks

End of over 41 (5 runs) Bangladesh 159/5
Shahadat Hossain    0* (11b)      SCJ Broad    11-1-35-2
Tamim Iqbal    86* (120b 14x4 1x6)      TT Bresnan    11-2-47-0

Down to one slip and a gully for Tamim

41.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on off stump, defended back to the bowler

41.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended from off stump into the leg side where midwicket does the fielding

41.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed towards mid on...the key for Tamim is that he has a solid defensive technique to go alongside his attack shots

41.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, gone! That's an absolute beauty from Bresnan, straightened from round the wicket, squared-up Tamim and clipped the off stump. It needed something good to shift him, and that would have done for plenty of batsmen.

Tamim Iqbal b Bresnan 86 (180m 124b 14x4 1x6) SR: 69.35

A real shame for Tamim, he deserved a hundred, but England are up and running for the day

41.5

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, that's a really loose start from Rahim as he flashes at a wide ball outside off with an attempted cut

Replays showed there was some reverse swing on the wicket delivery...England have worked hard to shine the ball

41.6

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed off the back foot square on the off side...an excellent over from Bresnan

End of over 42 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 159/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (2b)      TT Bresnan    12-3-47-1
Shahadat Hossain    0* (11b)      SCJ Broad    11-1-35-2

42.1

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, back of a length and climbs past the outside edge as Shahadat just about pulls the bat inside the line

42.2

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, just shaping to back away to leg but holds his stance to defend on the back foot

42.3

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, that's a sharp one, homing in on the body and nips back off the pitch...Shahadat turns his head and fends it off into the ground

42.4

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, a very short bouncer and there's time for him to duck under this one

42.5

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, that's a true tailender's shot, backs away to leg and slogs this in the air through mid off...good swinging

42.6

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, clever response from Broad, goes full with a slower ball outside off...Shahadat was expecting another short, quick delivery and has a flat-footed poke

End of over 43 (4 runs) Bangladesh 163/6
Shahadat Hossain    4* (17b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    12-1-39-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (2b)      TT Bresnan    12-3-47-1

43.1

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside off and left alone, decent pace and carry from Bresnan as Prior takes it at waist height

Two slips and a floating man at about fourth in position

43.2

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this one doesn't carry as much as Rahim leaves again outside off

43.3

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and a touch of movement away as Rahim raises his bat out of the line

43.4

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well bowled, he brings this one back into the right hander and it isn't that far from the off stump as Rahim lets it pass by

43.5

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this is good stuff from Bresnan, on off stump and Rahim has to play at one as he defends into the off side

43.6

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, dropped into the off side, Rahim wants a single but is sent back by Shahadat...another impressive over from Bresnan who has looked much more threatening this morning

End of over 44 (maiden) Bangladesh 163/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (8b)      TT Bresnan    13-4-47-1
Shahadat Hossain    4* (17b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    12-1-39-2

44.1

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, banged in short and Shahadat goes underneath it

44.2

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, bosh! backs away again and slaps this through mid off for another boundary...if it's in his half Shahadat is going after it

Change of line, Broad comes round the wicket and a leg gully comes in to accompany the short leg

44.3

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, well, that's a surprise, very short and angling across but Shahadat is able to drop his hands and watch it sail through

44.4

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, this one goes over his back as he ducks underneath

Back over the wicket now

44.5

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, another bouncer, Shahadat continues to move to leg but has time to sink to his knees as this goes through to Prior

44.6

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, round the wicket again, a full ball on the stumps and it's pushed back to the bowler

End of over 45 (4 runs) Bangladesh 167/6
Shahadat Hossain    8* (23b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-1-43-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (8b)      TT Bresnan    13-4-47-1

45.1

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends very correctly with bat and pad together

45.2

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten this time by one that holds its line outside off...he's got good control of the reverse swing this morning

45.3

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, judged well and left alone outside off

45.4

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swings back into Rahim who chops it down into the gully area off the back foot

45.5

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a bouncer over leg stump

45.6

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, just a little too wide this time and it allows Rahim to cut this down to third man to get off the mark

End of over 46 (4 runs) Bangladesh 171/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (14b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    14-4-51-1
Shahadat Hossain    8* (23b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    13-1-43-2

46.1

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, no run, stands outside leg stump and swings hard, getting a thick inside edge into the leg side

46.2

Broad to Shahadat Hossain, 1 leg bye, strike! This one clangs him on the helmet as he ducks a bouncer that doesn't really get up, flying down to long leg

46.3

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

46.4

Broad to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well bowled, lifts a touch outside off and Rahim pushes quite hard but manages to keep it down in front of gully

46.5

Broad to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on the stumps, taken on the pad but it's angling down the leg side

46.6

Broad to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, finishes with a bouncer but it's a little off line down the leg side

End of over 47 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 172/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (18b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    14-2-43-2
Shahadat Hossain    8* (25b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    14-4-51-1

47.1

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, jabbed into the leg side towards mid on

47.2

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, searching for the yorker but it comes out a low full toss which Shahadat bunts to mid on

47.3

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, 2 runs, just manages to evade Finn at mid on as he lobs an agricultural pull just over the tallest man on the field

47.4

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, well, that's bizarre...the ball comes off Shahadat's shoulder and Prior drops the 'catch', but Rod Tucker gives him out before reversing the decision having noticed the ball wasn't taken...but it would have been an incorrect 'out' call anyway.

47.5

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, beaten outside off

47.6

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, misses a wild swing to leg and the ball scoots past leg stump

47.6

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, squirted through the leg side and that's a seven-ball over...not Tucker's finest hour

47.7

Bresnan to Shahadat Hossain, 2 runs

End of over 48 (4 runs) Bangladesh 176/6
Shahadat Hossain    12* (32b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    15-4-55-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (18b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    14-2-43-2

First change of bowling for the day as Steven Finn gets a chance

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

Finn has a very controlled approach to the crease and a solid action

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

End of over 49 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 177/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (24b 1x4)      ST Finn    6-2-30-0
Shahadat Hossain    12* (32b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    15-4-55-1

49.1

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps that tight line on off stump that he has had all morning, defended to backward point

49.2

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside off and this time Rahim doesn't play

49.3

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swings back into Rahim who defends solidly into the covers

49.4

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, excellent delivery, a short ball that jags back to Rahim but it's very well played as he sways out of the line and drops his hands

Rahim has had a good technique since he made his debut at Lord's in 2005

49.5

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, fences at this outside off, flies in the air through the gap between second slip and gully...would have been swallowed by third slip

49.6

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on off stump, defended into the covers

End of over 50 (4 runs) Bangladesh 181/6
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (30b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    16-4-59-1
Shahadat Hossain    12* (32b 2x4)      ST Finn    6-2-30-0
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Series Results
Bangladesh v England at Dhaka - Mar 20-24, 2010
England won by 9 wickets
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England won by 181 runs
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