England in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 9 wickets

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

12.1

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Finn is on for damage limitation and Tamim looks imperious, flat-footed and slapping this mid off

12.2

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, the run-glut continues, slightly overpitched and angled on leg stump, Tamim flicks it firmly through midwicket for a teasing chase for captain Cook, the ball wins and it's another boundary

12.3

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another good shot this, Tamim opened the face and tried to pick the gap between slip and gully, timed it well but straight to the fielder

12.4

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, wow, pulsating stuff this, Finn goes short and outside off, inviting all kinds of havoc which Tamim delivers, crashing it through extra cover for four

12.5

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good ball, Finn switching approach to round the wicket, probing around the off stump, Tamim rocks back and defends

12.6

Finn to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angling in towards the body, Tamim flicks a swivelled pull-shot away, without much power for a single to keep the strike

Bangladesh 87/1   ST Finn 1-0-9-0

14.1

Finn to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, and Junaid joins in now as well! Just a touch short from round the wicket, and Junaid stands tall and thumps the ball on the up through the covers. The batsmen have been utterly confident in their strokeplay on this placcid pitch

14.2

Finn to Junaid Siddique, no run, Finn goes full - very full. Almost yorker length, and it's dug out to short extra cover

14.3

Finn to Junaid Siddique, 1 no ball, full and wide, Junaid lets the ball go - and Finn has overstepped! The England bowlers must surely be somewhat ruffled by Tamim's explosive start

14.3

Finn to Junaid Siddique, no run, wide and left alone once more

14.4

Finn to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, fabulous strokeplay from Junaid! Pitched full and wide for the third time in a row, and after having had a look at the first two he square drives this one to the right of a diving Pietersen at point, and the ball races to the boundary

14.5

Finn to Junaid Siddique, no run, wide of the stumps again, and this time he decides not to play at it

14.6

Finn to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, and again! What is going on here? Finn pulls the length back and Junaid, who's clearly feeling confident, simply stands tall and hammers the ball through the covers off the back foot.

Bangladesh 108/1   ST Finn 2-0-22-0

57.1

Finn to Mahmudullah, OUT, and he picks up a wicket with his first ball! The ball was pitched up and shaped away from the right-hander. Mahmudullah didn't get his foot to the pitch, and his weight was still on the back foot, and so he ended up slicing the drive to backward point to give Collingwood a very easy catch. He had played well for his half-century, but Bangladesh really needed him to push on for a big score.

Mahmudullah c Collingwood b Finn 59 (123m 106b 9x4 0x6) SR: 55.66

57.2

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Rahim leaves his first ball alone, and rightly too as it was full, wide, and reversing away from him

57.3

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Finn slams the ball into the wicket on a length, the ball spits up but Rahim is behind it and rides the bounce well as he defends off the back foot

57.4

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and again, this one leaps off a length to strike Rahim's bottom hand as he gets behind it to defend

57.5

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller this time, but wide and left alone

57.6

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on a length and just outside off, shaping away just a little, but enough for Rahim to leave confidently

Bangladesh 226/5   ST Finn 3-1-22-1

59.1

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, and that shapes back in to Shakib from over the wicket, but he gets right behind it and drives hard to mid on. The ball is certainly starting to move though

59.2

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, length just outside off, and Shakib wants nothing to do with it. Not much in the pitch in the way of bounce when the ball is fuller, though, and Prior collects by his ankles

59.3

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, very full and slammed hard into the ground, bouncing up and over Finn but mid off runs round

59.4

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Finn comes wider of the crease and angles it across the left-hander, but too wide and left alone

59.5

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Finn bends his back delivering that one, and the ball bounces up off a length, but Shakib watches it carefully and runs it off the face of the bat down to third man

59.6

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, full and swinging in to the pads and Shakib shuffles across to work the ball powerfully off his pads. Races away to the square leg boundary

Bangladesh 235/5   ST Finn 4-1-30-1

61.1

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib rides the bounce to defend the ball into the covers

61.2

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, and again, getting behind the ball and up to his full height to defend

61.3

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, wonderful drive from Shakib! The ball was too full and too wide, but it still had to be put away and the Bangladesh captain did it in style, just easing the ball through the covers

61.4

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, and again! This drive was, if anything, the more languid and easy of the two, but the ball has raced away over the turf again

61.5

Finn to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, leg-stump half-volley this time, and flicked between mid on and midwicket for three. Finn is struggling with consistency of either line or length

61.6

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, he draws the edge from Rahim! But it's played with soft hands and wide of the slips, and cut off before it can reach the third man boundary.

Bangladesh 250/5   ST Finn 5-1-43-1

75.1

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length, defended back down the pitch

75.2

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed down the leg side, Prior collects on the second bounce as he skips across

75.3

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, banged in back of a length, searching for any hint of extra bounce and it's driven off the back foot into the covers

75.4

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down the leg side again from Finn but Rahim doesn't make contact with his flick

75.5

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on off stump, onto the front foot and defended into the covers

75.6

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nicely bowled on middle and off, keeps Rahim to defence

Bangladesh 292/6   ST Finn 6-2-43-1

77.1

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, perfect defence from Rahim to a ball on middle stump, Finn collects in his follow through

77.2

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on off stump, comes half forward and defends into the covers

77.3

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on off stump, driven to the England captain at mid off

77.4

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, touch more bounce on this one, but the pitch is so slow that Rahim can adjust easily and defend square on the off side

77.5

Finn to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, targets middle stump, worked just to the right of mid on and there's a scampered single but it's fairly comfortable in the end

77.6

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, back of a length, hint of movement into Naeem who defends to the off side

Bangladesh 293/6   ST Finn 7-2-44-1

109.1

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, he starts with a solid forward defensive. Patient, so far

109.2

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, full and a foot outside off stump, Naeem drives the ball square to the deep point fielder, but turns down the run

109.3

Finn to Naeem Islam, no run, aimed at middle and leg, and Naeem shuffles across and tucks the ball defensively to leg

109.4

Finn to Naeem Islam, 1 run, Finn fires in the yorker just wide of off, and Naeem digs it out. He's done well to pick up a run there, just running the ball off the face down to third man

109.5

Finn to Rubel Hossain, FOUR, full and Rubel gets half forward to defend. The ball took a thick edge but found the gap between the slips and the gully and, with no third man in place, down to the boundary

109.6

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, good ball from Finn, just outside off and Rubel has a little fiddle at it. Lucky not to get the edge there

Bangladesh 393/9   ST Finn 8-2-49-1

111.1

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, Rubel is nothing if not in control here, standing tall, offering the straightest of bats

111.2

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, another broad-batted defensive shot from Rubel, given his lowly average, he must be in the form of his life judging by this

111.3

Finn to Rubel Hossain, FOUR, wonderful batting from Rubel, looking every bit a top-order batsman, leaning gently into the ball and check-driving through the covers for four to bring up the 400

111.4

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, strides into a forward defence with confidence

111.5

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, good sharp ball from Finn, finds some bounce which follows Rubel. Finn then chunters a few words, Rubel's disinterest is quite enjoyable

111.6

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, flicked through into the midwicket region, they decide against the single

Bangladesh 401/9   ST Finn 9-2-53-1

113.1

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, good short ball again, Finn in one of his set-English-hearts-fluttering-with-extra-bounce moods it seems, Rubel sways out of the way hurriedly

113.2

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, another good sharp short ball, Finn finding life in this desperately poor, slow pitch, Rubel again hurries out the way

113.3

Finn to Rubel Hossain, FOUR, Finn pitches it up and is met by the correct full blade of Rubel, check-driving with authority back down the ground for four. Really good shot

113.4

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, you can forgive a No. 11 for things like this, just fencing the bat at a fullish ball outside off stump, he missed it of course, it's been that kind of morning

113.5

Finn to Rubel Hossain, no run, more solidly behind this one, no fuss, just a full face of the bat

113.6

Finn to Rubel Hossain, FOUR, brilliant, there is nothing quite as irking as a final wicket partnership, especially when runs come like this, genuine edge, between slip and a gully at catchable height, goes through to that boundary

Bangladesh 413/9   ST Finn 10-2-61-1
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Mar 24, 2010

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

Alastair Cook savours a series victory

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

Kevin Pietersen became increasingly positive during his innings

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