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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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

Bangladesh 4/0   Tamim Iqbal 4* (1b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 0.1-0-4-0

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

Bangladesh 8/0   Imrul Kayes 4* (6b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 1-0-4-0

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

Bangladesh 22/1   Tamim Iqbal 10* (11b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 2.5-0-13-1

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

Bangladesh 26/1   Junaid Siddique 7* (12b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 2.3-1-8-0

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

Bangladesh 31/2   Tamim Iqbal 15* (17b 3x4)   TT Bresnan 3.2-1-12-0

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

Bangladesh 44/2   Tamim Iqbal 26* (26b 4x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 4.1-1-17-0

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

Bangladesh 48/2   Tamim Iqbal 30* (28b 5x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 4.3-1-21-0

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!

Bangladesh 55/3   Tamim Iqbal 36* (39b 6x4 1x6)   ST Finn 0.1-0-4-0

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, slightly overpitched, around middle and leg again, and Tamim clips it firmly through midwicket for another four

Bangladesh 59/3   Tamim Iqbal 40* (41b 7x4 1x6)   ST Finn 0.3-0-8-0

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

Bangladesh 63/3   Mahmudullah 4* (4b 1x4)   GP Swann 1.2-0-5-1

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

Bangladesh 70/3   Mahmudullah 9* (6b 2x4)   ST Finn 1.1-0-12-0

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

Bangladesh 74/3   Mahmudullah 13* (7b 3x4)   ST Finn 1.2-0-16-0

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

Bangladesh 85/3   Tamim Iqbal 50* (53b 8x4 1x6)   ST Finn 2.5-0-25-0

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

Bangladesh 94/3   Tamim Iqbal 56* (60b 9x4 1x6)   GP Swann 4.2-0-17-1

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

Bangladesh 98/3   Tamim Iqbal 60* (62b 10x4 1x6)   GP Swann 4.4-0-21-1

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

Bangladesh 107/3   Tamim Iqbal 65* (67b 11x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 7.1-1-32-0

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

Bangladesh 115/3   Mahmudullah 27* (38b 4x4)   GP Swann 7-1-26-1

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

Bangladesh 130/3   Mahmudullah 41* (51b 5x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 9.5-1-43-0

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

Bangladesh 134/3   Mahmudullah 45* (52b 6x4 1x6)   TT Bresnan 10-1-47-0

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

Bangladesh 139/3   Mahmudullah 49* (53b 7x4 1x6)   GP Swann 8.2-1-38-1

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

Bangladesh 145/3   Tamim Iqbal 75* (83b 12x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 7-0-28-2

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

Bangladesh 154/5   Tamim Iqbal 81* (114b 13x4 1x6)   ST Finn 4.5-1-30-0

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

Bangladesh 158/5   Tamim Iqbal 85* (119b 14x4 1x6)   SCJ Broad 10.4-1-34-2

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

Bangladesh 163/6   Shahadat Hossain 4* (16b 1x4)   SCJ Broad 11.5-1-39-2

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

Bangladesh 167/6   Shahadat Hossain 8* (19b 2x4)   SCJ Broad 12.2-1-43-2

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

Bangladesh 171/6   Mushfiqur Rahim 4* (14b 1x4)   TT Bresnan 14-4-51-1

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

Bangladesh 181/6   Mushfiqur Rahim 8* (29b 2x4)   TT Bresnan 15.5-4-59-1

Swann to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, slightly quicker ball, Mushfiqur down the track and chipping nicely for four over mid on

Bangladesh 187/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 12* (40b 3x4)   GP Swann 15.4-6-44-3

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

Bangladesh 194/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 17* (53b 4x4)   ST Finn 9.3-4-36-1

Swann to Naeem Islam, FOUR, top shot, a touch of width from a slightly quicker ball, Naeem opened the face and glanced it down to third man for four

Bangladesh 198/7   Naeem Islam 5* (17b 1x4)   GP Swann 17.4-6-50-3

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

Bangladesh 203/7   Naeem Islam 9* (22b 2x4)   ST Finn 10.4-4-41-1

Swann to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, excellent shot, Swann looking for turn from outside off, but Mushfiqur skips back and cuts firmly through point for a boundary

Bangladesh 207/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 22* (60b 5x4)   GP Swann 18.3-6-54-3

Swann to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, lovely stuff from Mushfiqur, this time he skips down the wicket and launches Swann back over his head for four, timed it really well

Bangladesh 211/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 26* (61b 6x4)   GP Swann 18.4-6-58-3

Broad to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, Broad floats his first ball up outside off, exploring swing I suspect, Mushfiqur drives stylishly through extra cover for four

Bangladesh 216/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 31* (63b 7x4)   SCJ Broad 14.1-2-47-2

Broad to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, didn't time it perhaps quite as much as he wanted, but Mushfiqur played this shorter ball very well, getting back and pulling straight of mid on for a boundary

Bangladesh 220/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 35* (73b 8x4)   SCJ Broad 15.5-2-51-2

Swann to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, lovely shot this time, Mushfiqur skipping down the wicket and bunting Swann, Collingwood-like, over midwicket for four

Bangladesh 231/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 45* (79b 9x4)   GP Swann 21.3-7-67-3

Swann to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, brings up his fifty in style, sweeping this firmly square of the wicket on the leg side and he has played very well

Bangladesh 239/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 51* (90b 10x4)   GP Swann 22.5-7-75-3

Swann to Naeem Islam, FOUR, dropped that was drilled back by Naeem, but Swann couldn't quite react in time and will have expected to hold that catch

Bangladesh 248/7   Naeem Islam 17* (66b 3x4)   GP Swann 25.5-7-83-3

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

Bangladesh 255/7   Naeem Islam 24* (77b 4x4)   ST Finn 13-5-47-1

Swann to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, brings out the slog sweep and connects well, goes over midwicket and almost all the way, landing just short of the boundary

Bangladesh 261/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 60* (116b 11x4)   GP Swann 28-7-90-3

Broad to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, too wide and beautifully put away by Rahim with a square drive that races away...Broad frustrated after that missed chance

Bangladesh 270/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 65* (122b 12x4)   SCJ Broad 17.5-3-58-2

Broad to Naeem Islam, FOUR, lovely shot, pitched up outside off and driven handsomely through the covers...that's a top effort

Bangladesh 275/7   Naeem Islam 32* (103b 5x4)   SCJ Broad 19.4-4-62-2

Broad to Naeem Islam, FOUR, another lovely shot, whipped past mid on who doesn't time his drive properly and this is a superb effort from eighth-wicket pair

Bangladesh 279/7   Naeem Islam 36* (105b 6x4)   SCJ Broad 20-4-66-2

Broad to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, pitched up, swinging in late and a massive appeal from England. Runs given so the umpire must have though Mushfiqur got a nick on it, and yes, replays show he's absolutely right. An attempted leg-side flick came off the outside edge and went for four

Bangladesh 286/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 70* (138b 13x4)   SCJ Broad 20.5-4-70-2

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, a bit too much width and too short from Bresnan, Mushfiqur obliges cutting airily through point for four

Bangladesh 291/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 74* (146b 14x4)   TT Bresnan 24.1-10-67-1

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, unlucky for Bresnan, finds the outside edge, but Mushfiqur played it with soft hands and the ball ran away past second slip for another boundary

Bangladesh 295/7   Mushfiqur Rahim 78* (149b 15x4)   TT Bresnan 24.4-10-71-1
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