England in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 9 wickets

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

1.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, ... who starts with a gentle loosener, on a length but wide of off stump and Tamim slams it through the covers. Imperious

1.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Chance goes down at slip! This one was shorter and Tamim slashed again but the ball took the edge and flew over Collingwood at second slip - he leapt and got a hand to it but couldn't hold on

1.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a couple of inches outside off, and left alone

1.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Bresnan comes round the wicket, and the ball is angled in towards middle and off - Tamim defends

1.5

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Bresnan slips to far onto his pads this time, and the ball is flicked out to deep square leg

1.6

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, much better length, Tamim rocks back to defend

Bangladesh 17/0   TT Bresnan 1-0-10-0

3.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, and how about that from Tamim! Pitched up outside off and Tamim just stylishly threw his hands through the ball, it raced past point for a boundary.

3.2

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, dug in much shorter from Bresnan this time, Tamim rocks back and pulls to deep square for a couple

3.3

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, excellent shot this, trusting the pitch and driving the ball from the top of its bounce through cover

3.4

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Bresnan opts for safety outside off and it's left alone

3.5

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tighter on off stump, finding a touch of carry but barrel straight off the wicket and defended

3.6

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slightly fuller from Bresnan, Tamim rocks forward and defends

Bangladesh 25/0   TT Bresnan 2-0-18-0

5.1

Bresnan to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, this is short and wide outside off, but Cook was clearly expecting it, so the deep point fielder collects Tamim's well-timed cut

5.2

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, Bresnan over the wicket, angling it across Imrul, who has no interest in playing this outside off stump

5.3

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, better line this time, but there is nothing at all in the pitch and Imrul gets behind it comfortably

5.4

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, this time it's far enough outside off to allow an easy leave

5.5

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, no run, pitched up a fraction more and slightly misdirected, Imrul will feel like he's missed out after this rapped him on the thigh pad

5.6

Bresnan to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, well Imrul must have been watching Matt Hayden in the IPL, he's planted his foot forward, swished through the line and plonked the ball over mid off for four. Startling stuff

Bangladesh 38/0   TT Bresnan 3-0-23-0

50.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, not really, and Mahmudullah forces the ball out into the covers... where Pietersen falls over the ball, making a mess of the stop and allowing the batsmen to run through for two

50.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller and straighter this time, and Mahmudullah pushes forward to defend as the ball comes off the face and trickles behind point

50.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, pulls the length back a touch but, importantly, keeps a tight line. Mahmudullah is equal to it, though, and rocks back to defend

50.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, driven hard off the front foot into the covers, where Pietersen collects cleanly this time, eliciting ironic cheers from the crowd

50.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, just short of a length, and angling in to the batsmen. Mahmudullah tries to force it away behind square, but is just cramped for room

50.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, Bresnan slips in the full, straight ball, searching for the lbw. But Mahmudullah brings his bat down infront of the pad to keep the ball out

Bangladesh 207/4   TT Bresnan 4-0-25-0

52.1

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, speared in full from around the stumps, and Shakib goes for a booming drive but the ball takes the inside edge into the pad

52.2

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Big appeal! Shakib came forward to defend and the ball thudded into the pad, but he was hit outside the line - well outside the line - and there also may have been some bat involved

52.3

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, rocks back and across to get behind a length ball and defend

52.4

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Bresnan slips in the bumper, and Shakib sways out of the way as the ball whizzes past his nose

52.5

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, much fuller this time and Shakib hammers the straight drive back at Bresnan, who deflects the ball off his hand towards the stumps. He misses, but the batsmen decide against the run as mid on swoops

52.6

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib leans back and jabs the bat down to defend, as we are treated to the sight of an enormous, shirtless, bright pink Englishman soaking up some rays and some local hospitality

Bangladesh 212/4   TT Bresnan 5-1-25-0

54.1

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib rocks back to defend

54.2

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Bresnan strays onto the hips, and Shakib tries to nudge the ball away but can't find the gap

54.3

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller, decent pace on the ball and it's the pace that has just beaten Shakib as he tries to drive into the off side but the ball strikes the inside half of the bat

54.4

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, dropped with soft hands into the off side, and they steal a run

54.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, sprayed down leg by Bresnan, Prior makes some ground and dives to his left to cut off the stray ball

54.6

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, Bresnan getting the ball to shape in to the right-hander a touch. Mahmudullah pushes out to drive, but the ball wobbles in and ricochets off the inside edge

Bangladesh 215/4   TT Bresnan 6-1-26-0

56.1

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, edged! The ball was short of length and went away off the pitch. Mahmudullah just hung his bat out and it went off the edge and through the vacant second slip area

56.2

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, Bresnan pushes the ball up fuller, and again the ball just moves away from the right-hander, beating his tentative forward prod

56.3

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, dug in and fired at the hips, the pace on the ball beating the batsman as the ball thuds into the thigh pad

56.4

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, no run, full and wide outside off, Mahmudullah plays a very loose and airy drive and misses the ball completely. Didn't look good at all, and Shakib has come down the wicket to have a word with him as a second slip is now brought in

56.5

Bresnan to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, Mahmudullah walks down the pitch as Bresnan digs in a bouncer. He is cramped for space as the ball rushes on to him, but he goes for the shot all the same and hits the ball in the air towards midwicket and they run a hard three

56.6

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, unsure of which way the ball will move, Shakib just gets behind the line and plays defensively and with a straight bat

Bangladesh 226/4   TT Bresnan 7-1-33-0

58.1

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, just short of a length and wide enough of off stump that Shakib tries to force it square off the back foot, but he picks out the fielder

58.2

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller this time, but outside off again and that must have hit a crack or something, it really jagged away from Shakib after pitching. He had already made the decision to leave it alone, however

58.3

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, straighter this time and Shakib moves across to work the ball to the leg side

58.4

Bresnan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, length ball on off stump, and Shakib just drops it on the off side and sets off immediately for the run. Rahim was slow to get going, but scampered home safely enough in the end

58.5

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, wide of off and left well alone with the bat lifted high over his head

58.6

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and Rahim checks his drive into the covers. The bat made a healthy sound as it connected with ball, but the shot went straight to the fielder

Bangladesh 227/5   TT Bresnan 8-1-34-0

80.1

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and he starts by landing the ball on a good length, but wide of off stump and shaping away just a little from the right-hander. Left alone by Rahim

80.2

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and again, on a length but outside off and a hint of away movement. Rahim offers no shot, and wisely so

80.3

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, even wider this time - wide enough to tempt Rahim into having a little tickle at it... almost

80.4

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Bresnan nips one back in off the seam, but Rahim is right behind it and defends with the full face of the bat

80.5

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller this time and seaming in very slightly. Rahim defends on the walk as he moves forward

80.6

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and he finds that away movement once more. Rahim spots it just in time, however, whipping the bat out of the line of the ball and away from danger

Bangladesh 301/6   TT Bresnan 9-2-34-0

82.1

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Bresnan settles into a good length, just a touch short on off stump and Rahim gets back and across to defend

82.2

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and again, bouncing up at Rahim but he gets behind it solidly

82.3

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed ever so slightly fuller, and Bresnan also finds some seam movement into the batsman. But Rahim plays a sensible defensive stroke to keep it out

82.4

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this over has been pretty metronomic so far - once again, finds a good length and Rahim leaps back to defend

82.5

Bresnan to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, that is an absolute beauty! He's kept it on that length all over and now he's got the reward. Once again, Rahim went back to defend but this time the ball jagged away from him and bounced just enough to take the shoulder of the bat. Prior makes no mistake behind the stumps. That's really a great effort from Bresnan to draw some life from this flat wicket, and Bangladesh lose another one!

Mushfiqur Rahim c †Prior b Bresnan 30 (96m 83b 3x4 1x6) SR: 36.14

82.6

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, but Razzak defends the ball safely - in his own fashion, not getting in line and playing the ball on the move, but kept out well enough

Bangladesh 301/7   TT Bresnan 10-3-34-1

84.1

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, dug in short by Bresnan. Razzak doesn't pick it straight away but such is the slowness of the wicket that he still has time to duck underneath it

84.2

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, wide of off stump this time, and Razzak lets the ball go by

84.3

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, closer to the batsman this time, and a touch shorter. But Razzak drops his hands as the ball goes by, making sure to get the bat out of the path of the ball

84.4

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, Razzak is beaten this time. The ball was pitched much closer to him, and was angled across. He definitely played at it, but was beaten by the angle and a modicum of movement

84.5

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, straighter this time, and defended with minimal foot movement by Razzak

84.6

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, short, wide and going wider with the angle across the left-hander. Left alone

Bangladesh 309/7   TT Bresnan 11-4-34-1

86.1

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, Bresnan comes round the wicket, and Razzak responds to a length ball with a firm push that beats the bowler and mid off, as the batsmen sprint through for two

86.2

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, too wide to make Razzak play - left alone

86.3

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, fuller this time, and directed towards the stumps, but Razzak gets the bat down to defend despite the lack of foot movement

86.4

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, no run, pulls the length back a bit, and rolls the fingers on this one. It comes out much slower, but he can't get any purchase on the cutter with the new ball

86.5

Bresnan to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, another slower ball, and this one is much slower. But too straight, and Razzak shuffles across to work the ball to fine leg

86.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, attacking the stumps this time, but Naeem is equal to the task and defends watchfully to the leg side

Bangladesh 314/7   TT Bresnan 12-4-37-1

88.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, slips onto the pads and Naeem manages to get the ball away into space, but decides against taking the single. Good choice, Shafiul looks a walking wicket

88.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, presses well forward to defend, pushing the ball to point

88.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, Bresnan digs one in very short. Naeem sways underneath it, but that was a particularly unthreatening bouncer

88.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, jabbed firmly off the back foot out to deep cover point, and he takes the single this time

88.5

Bresnan to Shafiul Islam, 2 runs, wide delivery and Shafiul works the ball away nicely off the face and past gully

88.6

Bresnan to Shafiul Islam, no run, that's jagged back in sharply! The ball was pitched on a length and seamed in viciously, nearly sneaking through the acres of space between bat and pad, but off the inside edge

Bangladesh 321/8   TT Bresnan 13-4-40-1

102.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, and he starts by attacking the stumps straight away, delivered from slightly wide of the crease and angling in, but it is defended off the front foot

102.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, wide of off this time, and Naeem has nothing to do with it

102.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, on a length on or around off stump, and Naeem hovers on the back foot to push to point

102.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, full but still tailing in to the off stump, and defended with the full face of the bat

102.5

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, tight stuff from Bresnan, not giving Naeem anything and this one - speared at off stump on a length - is defended

102.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, strong finish from Bresnan! After moving the ball in to the right-handed Naeem with the first five, he gets one to nip away to beat the batsman's defensive prod. Close...

Bangladesh 359/8   TT Bresnan 14-5-40-1

104.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, full and on the off stump, defended

104.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, in the off stump channel once again, but wide enough for Naeem to lift the bat out of the way and leave alone

104.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, there's that ball that jags away off the seam once again! Naeem pulled the bat away from it, pulling it inside the line, but only after the ball had already beaten him.

104.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, in the channel again, but a good 8 inches outside off stump and left alone

104.5

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, metronomic stuff from Bresnan, hurling the ball down on a length around off stump time and again. This time it's defended

104.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, FOUR, back of a length and rearing up at the batsman, the ball squirts off the outer half of the bat but played with soft hands to send it down safely and into the gap between slip and gully for four

Bangladesh 373/8   TT Bresnan 15-5-44-1

106.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, Bresnan still keeping it tight, zoning in on off stump and defended by Naeem

106.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, just outside off, and left alone

106.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, outside off and left alone again

106.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, rare lapse of concentration from Bresnan as he sprays the ball wide down the leg side. But a diving Matt Prior cuts it off

106.5

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, on a length on off stump and Naeem stands up tall to ride the bounce and drop the ball down defensively at his feet

106.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run

Bangladesh 381/8   TT Bresnan 16-6-44-1

108.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, 1 run, just short of a good length, and enough width for Naeem to guide the ball down to the right of third man

108.2

Bresnan to Shafiul Islam, OUT, and Shafiul's cameo comes to an end. Bresnan fired the ball slightly wider of off and Shafiul threw his bat out at it without moving his feet an inch. The ball took a healthy edge, and though it died on its way through to Prior, he did well to dive forward and to his right to snaffle the catch. And so ends a good innings from Shafiul, which took Bangladesh within touching distance of 400

Shafiul Islam c †Prior b Bresnan 53 (76m 51b 11x4 0x6) SR: 103.92

108.3

Bresnan to Rubel Hossain, no run, and some spice immediately from Bresnan. A rising ball on off stump is fished at, and missed

108.4

Bresnan to Rubel Hossain, no run, too wide this time, and left alone by the batsman

108.5

Bresnan to Rubel Hossain, no run, length on off stump, and pushed into the covers

108.6

Bresnan to Rubel Hossain, no run, full and at the stumps, Rubel jams the bat down to send the ball to mid on

Bangladesh 388/9   TT Bresnan 17-6-45-2

110.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, Bresnan continues to wobble the ball around the off stump, he has bowled tidily all tour, Naeem leaves alone

110.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, this is a fraction further outside off stump, Naeem happily bides his time, leaving alone

110.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, Bresnan quickly adjusts his line, honing in on off stump, Naeem not looking for anything expansive early in the over, just blocks

110.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, slightly fuller, Naeem rocks forwards and defends once more

110.5

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, FOUR, someone with a laptop in the England dressing room should do a fancy calculation to work out how many runs have gone through third man. Or they could trust their eyes. Whatever really. Naeem angles this through to the third man region to bring up an excellent fifty, really fighting hard

110.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, sees out the over with a resolute defence and Rubel will have strike next over

Bangladesh 397/9   TT Bresnan 18-6-49-2

112.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, amusingly Tim Bresnan has a desperate sounding, elongated appeal, like a man falling down a long slide without wanting to. Or something. It was a bouncer, by the way, which Naeem ducked under

112.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, full toss pushed out into the off side, but the real story here is that a third man has been placed!

112.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, outside off stump, Naeem has better things to do than play at it, like leave

112.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, well if anything could exemplify the slowness of the pitch it was this, dug in short, Naeem thought about ducking, then thought about swaying, then decided, after another pause to pull it down towards fine leg without getting it away, he probably had time for three other shots in between

112.5

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, once again blocked comfortably

112.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, FOUR, well, having finally decided to post a third man, there was a rather cunning plan to remove it, Naeem duly angled it away for four straight where the man would/should have been. Top stuff from him

Bangladesh 405/9   TT Bresnan 19-6-53-2

114.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, fuller and slightly angled down leg side, tickled round the corner to fine leg but they reject the single

114.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, this time it's outside off stump, Naeem leaves alone

114.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, I'm not quite sure how you'd get Naeem out here, he'll probably have to gift his wicket, but he's in no mood to right now, defending resolutely instead

114.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, defended again firmly into the covers

114.5

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, FOUR, with two balls left, Cook adjusts the field, removing the third man, Naeem is thinking a little quicker, or at least the edge of his bat is, so it flies along the ground straight to where the fielder should have been again for another boundary

114.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, easily blocked away to end the over

Bangladesh 417/9   TT Bresnan 20-6-57-2

116.1

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, if Bresnan was taller he would be a real handful, he rarely errs from the off stump line, Naeem is forced into a tight defence

116.2

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, once again probing the off-stump channel, Naeem is solidly behind it

116.3

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, drags his length back a fraction, but the line remains impeccable, Naeem is equal to it all, defending well

116.4

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, Naeem defends off the front foot well again, is he waiting for another third-man trick shot?

116.5

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, Bresnan giving no room to work with, and Naeem giving nothing away either

116.6

Bresnan to Naeem Islam, no run, completes an excellent maiden over with a rising ball outside off that Naeem defends

Bangladesh 419/9   TT Bresnan 21-7-57-2
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Mar 24, 2010

Alastair Cook savours a series victory, Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Dhaka, 5th day, March 24, 2010

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Kevin Pietersen became increasingly positive during his innings, Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Dhaka, 5th day, March 24, 2010

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