England in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 9 wickets

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

Hello everyone, and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second Test between England and Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill will be guiding you through the first two sessions.

Shakib al Hasan has won the toss once again, and has decided to bat. Bangladesh have made two changes to their side, with Aftab Ahmed and Shahadat Hossain making way for Shafiul Islam, the fast-medium seamer, and Jahurul Islam, the right-handed middle-order batsman, who will be making his debut today.

England have made a change to the side that won the first Test, with James Tredwell coming in to the team and Michael Carberry sitting out - meaning that Jonathan Trott will open with Alastair Cook, and Kevin Pietersen will, more than likely, move up to No. 3.

While we all wait for play to start, why not have a look at Andrew McGlashan's preview. For anyone following the game in the US, you can watch every ball of the Test live on ESPN360. Please note, this service is open only to viewers in the US. For everyone else, Sahil and I will be your eyes, ears and, indeed, nose on what is sure to be an interesting first day.

Jahurul is also a wicketkeeper, although it remains to be seen whether he will be taking the gloves from Mushfiqur Rahim. Sharthak in Bangladesh certainly thinks so: "If Bangladesh cannot capitalise on yet another flat strip,they will be the one to be blamed. England's tactics have become more aggressive, going with five bowlers. It is a very good decision to give Rahim's keeping a bit of a break, just what we wanted to see."

Here comes for the first ball...

0.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, good ball to start, nice and full, wobbling in the air and jagging away off the seam to take the edge of the bat - but it's sped down to third man for four!

0.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wider of off, and left alone by Tamim - who's 21 today, by the way

0.2

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller and wider and the ball carries through at knee height to Rahim

0.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad keeping the ball full, this one's pitched up again on off stump and defended firmly into the off side

0.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, fuller still, and driven very well by Tamim straight down the ground, beating mid off. He didn't quite get hold of it though, and they run three as the ball slows up near the rope

0.5

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, pitched up and Kayes gets forward to defend. The pitch looks hard, dry and grassless - plenty of cracks on it, but they're all very fine

0.6

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, on a length, and Kayes moves across and onto the back foot to defend the ball back down the wicket

End of over 1 (7 runs) Bangladesh 7/0
Imrul Kayes    0* (2b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    7* (4b 1x4)     

Tim Bresnan to share the new ball with Broad

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

End of over 2 (10 runs) Bangladesh 17/0
Tamim Iqbal    17* (10b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-10-0
Imrul Kayes    0* (2b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-7-0

2.1

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, good, tight stuff from Broad so far - he's found just the right length again and Kayes defends off the back foot with a straight bat

2.2

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, pulled down slightly shorter, but Kayes gets across right behind the line of the ball and rides the bounce to defend onto the leg side

2.3

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, a touch of width given this time, and Kayes pushes the ball firmly to point off the back foot

2.4

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, great ball, in the channel outside off and seaming away from the left hander, Kayes plays the line and is beaten as the ball moves away - he played inside it

2.5

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, defended back down the pitch

2.6

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, shorter this time, but it's wide of off and left alone

And after that brief flutter on commentary, here's Sahil

End of over 3 (maiden) Bangladesh 17/0
Imrul Kayes    0* (8b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    17* (10b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-10-0

Cheers Liam, what a flutter it was.

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

End of over 4 (8 runs) Bangladesh 25/0
Tamim Iqbal    25* (16b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-18-0
Imrul Kayes    0* (8b)      SCJ Broad    2-1-7-0

4.1

Broad to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, Imrul on his way now, juicy half-volley on leg stump, Imrul obliges by clipping firmly to the midwicket boundary

4.2

Broad to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full once more, a touch straighter, Imrul works it away without timing it perfectly, towards the midwicket region

Absurdly, in the 5th over, there is a deep cover out.

4.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Broad round the wicket, pitching full and Tamim drives gently back to Broad

4.4

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, angled a little too far down the leg side, Tamim helps it round the corner for one

4.5

Broad to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, dug in a fraction against Imrul, he hasn't really been tested yet with bouncers, Imrul plays it well here, up on his toes and working it down to fine leg

4.6

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, there is the first real bouncer, short and sharp but flying down the leg side and it's easy for Imrul to get outside the line

End of over 5 (8 runs) Bangladesh 33/0
Imrul Kayes    7* (12b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-1-14-0
Tamim Iqbal    25* (18b 4x4)      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

End of over 6 (5 runs) Bangladesh 38/0
Imrul Kayes    11* (17b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-23-0
Tamim Iqbal    26* (19b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    3-1-14-0

6.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angled in from round the wicket, worked into the midwicket area

6.2

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, this time it's patted away into the off side

6.3

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, oops, a horrid delivery from Broad, speared miles down the leg side where a diving Matt Prior sticks out a glove and takes an excellent tumbling stop

6.4

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, much fuller and driven firmly back at Broad who fields in his follow through

6.5

Broad to Imrul Kayes, 4 leg byes, Broad getting his lines slightly wrong here, this is arrowed down leg, clips the pad and runs away to the fine leg boundary where a sprawling Tim Bresnan loses his trousers in his dive, but still can't stop the ball

6.6

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, this time it's directed better and driven back to Broad

End of over 7 (5 runs) Bangladesh 43/0
Imrul Kayes    11* (22b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-15-0
Tamim Iqbal    27* (20b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-23-0

The pitch looks deathly slow, Bangladesh are off to a flier, so here's the world No. 2

7.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts well, on off stump, touch of slight, pushed back to Swann

7.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim is in full flow here, giving himself a touch of room, opening the face a fraction and driving handsomely through point for another boundary

7.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this time it's slightly cramped Tamim for room so he defends back to Swann

7.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, well, looks like Tamim is intent not to let Swann settle, couple of skips down the wicket and tries to drive this over the top, but doesn't time it

7.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nicely bowled, full and flighted, Tamim defends

7.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, top shot, Swann invited Tamim to have a go, floating up outside off stump, Tamim kept his head and shape perfectly, driving all along the carpet through the covers for four

End of over 8 (8 runs) Bangladesh 51/0
Tamim Iqbal    35* (26b 6x4)      GP Swann    1-0-8-0
Imrul Kayes    11* (22b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    4-1-15-0

Two slips, a gully and a short midwicket and short cover are the catchers.

8.1

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, Broad goes full, Imrul is calm and defending

8.2

Broad to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, a touch too far down leg side, Broad has not been at his best with the new ball today, this is easily worked round the corner for a single

8.3

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, dropped Tamim gets away with another one! Really chancing his luck here. It was slightly held back from Broad, Tamim a touch lazily drove at the ball and it skewed off an inside edge high to Cook at mid on, who leapt, got two hands to it but couldn't hold on

8.4

Broad to Imrul Kayes, no run, carefully blocked into the off side

8.5

Broad to Imrul Kayes, OUT, excellent catch this time! Imrul this time drove loosely and the ball ballooned towards the right of Finn at mid off. With the ball dying on him, he ran in and dived and held on to a fine catch. Poor shot to get out to

Imrul Kayes c Finn b Broad 12 (37m 26b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

8.6

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, Siddique picks up where he left off in the second innings of Chittagong, solidly blocking back at Broad

End of over 9 (2 runs) Bangladesh 53/1
Junaid Siddique    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    5-1-17-1
Tamim Iqbal    36* (27b 6x4)      GP Swann    1-0-8-0

9.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Swann is tidy as always, flighting on to an off-stump line, Tamim defends

9.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good quicker ball this, sliding on with the arm, Tamim went back and had to hurriedly jab his bat down in time

9.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, a touch shorter this time and Tamim works it into the midwicket region for a single

9.4

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, Siddique is unperturbed by the crowd of fielders around the bat, defending very solidly

9.5

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, the Siddique-Swann battle of wills looks set to continue, Siddique defending perfectly from the front foot

9.6

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, a touch shorter and a touch quicker, Siddique speedily defends from the back foot

End of over 10 (1 run) Bangladesh 54/1
Junaid Siddique    0* (4b)      GP Swann    2-0-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    37* (30b 6x4)      SCJ Broad    5-1-17-1

10.1

Broad to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, very nicely played, it was dug in short and Tamim rode the bounce and dropped it square of the wicket on the leg side. Top stuff from the birthday boy

10.2

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, shorter and delivered with a grunt, Siddique defends

10.3

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, good change of length from Broad, this time it is much fuller, looking to catch Siddique napping on the back foot, but instead he drives tidily

10.4

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, angled into the off side, Siddique watching the bounce very well here

10.5

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, much fuller and firmly clipped to Ian Ronald Bell at midwicket, who demonstrates just how mentally tough he's become by shaping to hurl the ball back at Siddique

10.6

Broad to Junaid Siddique, 3 runs, nicely played indeed, full ball pushed firmly down the ground for runs

"It's Shamim Chowdhury I tell you," insists Asif, superstitiously. "Every time the man goes on air we lose a wicket. Shamim, please leave our batsmen alone!"

End of over 11 (4 runs) Bangladesh 58/1
Junaid Siddique    3* (9b)      SCJ Broad    6-1-21-1
Tamim Iqbal    38* (31b 6x4)      GP Swann    2-0-9-0

And Sarik agrees with him: "TV commentator Shamim is veryyy unlucky (kufa). Every time he comes onto the box, a Bangla wicket falls!"

11.1

Swann to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, nicely flighted around middle, Siddique turns it very easily towards midwicket for one

11.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, oh what an excellent shot, Tamim gives himself a touch a room and drives barrel straight down the ground, all along the ground for four

11.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, and another boundary! This time it's more bristling intent than style, sweeping hard through midwicket for a boundary

11.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, another, and what a way to bring up a fifty! Skipping down the wicket once more and driving beautifully past the bowler for a third boundary in a row

11.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, the best of the lot! Tamim Iqbal is destroying the second best bowler in the world, edging down the crease and smashing this elegantly over mid on for six. Shades of Ganguly in that shot, fantastic cricket

11.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, oh very well bowled from Swann, expecting Tamim to run at him he fired in a much quicker ball that almost got through, Tamim managed to jab a bat down in time

End of over 12 (20 runs) Bangladesh 78/1
Tamim Iqbal    57* (36b 9x4 1x6)      GP Swann    3-0-29-0
Junaid Siddique    4* (10b)      SCJ Broad    6-1-21-1

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

End of over 13 (9 runs) Bangladesh 87/1
Tamim Iqbal    66* (42b 11x4 1x6)      ST Finn    1-0-9-0
Junaid Siddique    4* (10b)      GP Swann    3-0-29-0

No men round the bat, just a slip in place, long on and long off out.

13.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, thrown up wide outside off, good from Swann, Tamim swipes ineffectively at it

13.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off again, this time Tamim leaves, but you'd doubt he'll do that too often

13.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, wide outside off again, Tamim clubs it firmly to short cover

13.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, very good batting this, expecting Swann to throw it up outside off again, so he sweeps from a long way away from him, hauling it into the leg side perfectly

13.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, and another! Audacious strokeplay this, swept hard from miles outside off, it rockets through midwicket for four

13.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Swann over the wicket, angling it across Tamim to make that sweep less comfortable, he leaves with as much imperiousness as his boundaries.

Phew, scintillating stuff this, high time for a drink. Liam wants in on all this fun, so he'll take over after the break.

End of over 14 (8 runs) Bangladesh 95/1
Tamim Iqbal    74* (48b 13x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-0-37-0
Junaid Siddique    4* (10b)      ST Finn    1-0-9-0

Thanks Sahil. It's been a stunning innings by Tamim so far. I don't want to jinx him, but he's nearing a hundred and if he carries on like this he could become just the fifth batsman to score a hundred in the first session of a Test. Majid Khan was the last one to do so - against New Zealand in Karachi in 1976-77.

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.

End of over 15 (13 runs) Bangladesh 108/1
Junaid Siddique    16* (17b 3x4)      ST Finn    2-0-22-0
Tamim Iqbal    74* (48b 13x4 1x6)      GP Swann    4-0-37-0

15.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up on off stump, Tamim stays leg side of the ball and square drives to point

15.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, straighter this time, not much turn as yet, and tucked - via an inside edge onto the pad - to leg

15.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Tamim pulls out the paddle sweep, hitting the ball softly but very fine

15.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim waits on the back foot this time, and aims a hack through the off side but finds the fielder

15.5

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, paddle-swept again, Tamim not letting Swann settle here at all. This one is hit very fine again, and Finn sprints round to cut it off on the boundary

15.6

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, floated up again, and Tamim stretches forward to sweep, sending the ball down to fine leg and entering the 80s!

End of over 16 (6 runs) Bangladesh 114/1
Tamim Iqbal    80* (54b 13x4 1x6)      GP Swann    5-0-43-0
Junaid Siddique    16* (17b 3x4)      ST Finn    2-0-22-0

Only five batsmen in the history of the game have made a century before lunch on the first day. If, like me, you can't name them, check the list here.

And here's James Tredwell now, what a situation to make your debut in! "Come on Tredders," shouts Prior.

16.1

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, starts with a well-flighted ball on middle and leg, from round the wicket. And it's defended

16.2

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, full again, giving the ball some air and Junaid stretches forward to defend

16.3

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, more defence from Junaid, watchful stuff

16.4

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, lunges out once again to smother the spin

16.5

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, much quicker through the air, and Junaid is slightly hurried as he shuffles back and across to defend

16.6

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended once again, although he was neither forward or back and the ball bobbled off the edge, onto the pad and down safely onto the wicket

End of over 17 (maiden) Bangladesh 114/1
Junaid Siddique    16* (23b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    1-1-0-0
Tamim Iqbal    80* (54b 13x4 1x6)      GP Swann    5-0-43-0

17.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, really floated up by Swann, Tamim goes for an expansive drive and is comprehensively beaten

17.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tapped to the off side, Tamim wants a single but Junaid turns him won

17.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, too straight this time, and flicked off the toes out to deep square leg

And that last stat should have read that Tamim will become the fifth batsman to score a hundred before lunch in the first session of a Test, not the sixth

17.4

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, flighted from Swann, looking for turn but not much on offer yet, and it's easily defended

17.5

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, rocks onto the the back foot and slaps the ball hard square of the wicket, but straight to the fielder

17.6

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, very full this time, Junaid drives but the ball comes off the toe and trickles to mid off

End of over 18 (1 run) Bangladesh 115/1
Junaid Siddique    16* (26b 3x4)      GP Swann    6-0-44-0
Tamim Iqbal    81* (57b 13x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    1-1-0-0

slip in for Tamim, but three men out on the leg side boundary

18.1

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim defends the first ball

18.2

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full and driven, but Bell does well at cover to cut the ball off

18.3

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full again, and tapped into space between cover and mid off - they scamper one

18.4

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, elegantly driven by Junaid, with a high right elbow but straight to the fielder

18.5

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, he stretches forward to defend. Tredwell has escaped punishment so far

18.6

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, and defended once more

End of over 19 (1 run) Bangladesh 116/1
Junaid Siddique    16* (29b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    2-1-1-0
Tamim Iqbal    82* (60b 13x4 1x6)      GP Swann    6-0-44-0

19.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim stretches forward to defend. With so many men out on the rope, will he risk another big shot or just work the ball around?

19.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, floated up on his toes and clipped infront of midwicket

19.3

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, Junaid is batting very cautiously, and he defends here again

19.4

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, good length, and just a touch of turn on the ball, but Junaid defends easily

19.5

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, prodded defensively back to the bowler

19.6

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, full and driven with more conviction this time, but straight back at Swann

End of over 20 (1 run) Bangladesh 117/1
Junaid Siddique    16* (33b 3x4)      GP Swann    7-0-45-0
Tamim Iqbal    83* (62b 13x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    2-1-1-0

20.1

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tredwell's given this one some air, but Tamim isn't interested, and reaches out to smother the ball

20.2

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets behind the line to defend to the off side

20.3

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drives wristily this time, but doesn't time or place it all that well

20.4

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, and he unfurls the sweep now! Well hit, but straight out to Bresnan at deep backward square

Will Tamim have his eye on a hundred already? He seems prepared to build an innings here, he's definitely changed gears and looks set on survival

20.5

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, full and defended back down the wicket

20.6

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, Tredwell strays onto the pads, and the ball is flicked to leg, but too straight and he can't beat mid on

End of over 21 (1 run) Bangladesh 118/1
Junaid Siddique    16* (35b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    3-1-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    84* (66b 13x4 1x6)      GP Swann    7-0-45-0

21.1

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed out into the covers. Tamim trots out, searching for a run, but Junaid quickly sends him back

21.2

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim shapes for the sweep, but seeing the ball floated up too full makes a late adjustment to defend

21.3

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and he does go for the sweep this time, but picks out square leg

Such a defensive field for Swann - no-one in catching close, just a short-ish extra cover

21.4

Swann to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, skips down the track to meet the ball on the half volley and pushes it firmly down to long off for one

21.5

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, Some turn for Swann! Junaid prods forward to defend but the ball rips across the face of the bat, sending the close fielders into raptures

Much more attacking field for Junaid - short leg, slip and a short cover

21.6

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, and Junaid manages to get forward and smother the turn this time

End of over 22 (1 run) Bangladesh 119/1
Junaid Siddique    16* (37b 3x4)      GP Swann    8-0-46-0
Tamim Iqbal    85* (70b 13x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    3-1-2-0

22.1

Tredwell to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Tamim falls! And Tredwell picks up his first wicket in Test cricket. The ball was flighted on middle and Tamim went for the sweep, but was beaten in the flight and the ball appeared to strike the glove and the forearm and loop up gently onto the leg side, where Prior ran round and dived to take the catch. The replays are inconclusive as to whether he actually got a touch on that, but he's been given out, and that'll be a relief for England!

Tamim Iqbal c †Prior b Tredwell 85 (93m 71b 13x4 1x6) SR: 119.71

22.2

Tredwell to Jahurul Islam, no run, defended first ball

22.3

Tredwell to Jahurul Islam, no run, full and driven handsomely this time, getting right to the pitch of it. But straight to the fielder

22.4

Tredwell to Jahurul Islam, no run, stretching forward in watchful defence this time

22.5

Tredwell to Jahurul Islam, no run, tapped defensively to the off side

22.6

Tredwell to Jahurul Islam, no run, really stretching forward this time, and defended solidly

End of over 23 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 119/2
Jahurul Islam    0* (5b)      JC Tredwell    4-2-2-1
Junaid Siddique    16* (37b 3x4)      GP Swann    8-0-46-0

23.1

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, full and driven back at Swann, who collects cleanly

23.2

Swann to Junaid Siddique, 3 runs, too short from Swann, and Junaid rocks back to push the ball firmly through the covers, a diving Bresnan stops the ball short of the boundary

23.3

Swann to Jahurul Islam, OUT, Swann strikes! Jahurul falls for a duck on debut! Jahurul went back to defend, but the ball turned more than he expected, beating the bat and thumping into the pad. Swann went up in an appeal straight away, and replays suggest that the ball was, indeed, just going to clip leg stump. Bangladesh tottering now after that scorching start

Jahurul Islam lbw b Swann 0 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

23.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah hangs back in the crease, waiting for the ball to turn before hanging his bat out to defend

23.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller and driven, but doesn't time it

23.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted up outside off stump, and Mahmudullah stretches forward and across to defend

End of over 24 (3 runs) Bangladesh 122/3
Mahmudullah    0* (3b)      GP Swann    9-0-49-1
Junaid Siddique    19* (39b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    4-2-2-1

24.1

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, tossed up by Tredwell, round the wicket to the left-hander, who defends to leg

24.2

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, hurried defence by Junaid - that looked slightly quicker in the air and went on with the arm

24.3

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended off the back foot out to the covers

24.4

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, stretching forward to defend this time. Prior, chattering away, and a ring of close fielders putting real pressure on the batsman

24.5

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, lunges forward to defend again

24.6

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, drifting onto the pads, and worked wristily away past midwicket

End of over 25 (2 runs) Bangladesh 124/3
Junaid Siddique    21* (45b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    5-2-4-1
Mahmudullah    0* (3b)      GP Swann    9-0-49-1

25.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah pushes forward to drive, but can't quite get to the pitch and his drive is aimed straight at mid off

25.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, full but too wide, and left alone

25.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly wide again, but turning in and keeping a little low as he defends

25.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, gets his front foot forward to defend again

25.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and on the legs, and Mahmudullah shuffles across to work the ball behind square on the leg side

25.6

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, solid defence from Junaid - he's looked in good touch, getting nicely behind the ball and defending with conviction

End of over 26 (1 run) Bangladesh 125/3
Junaid Siddique    21* (46b 3x4)      GP Swann    10-0-50-1
Mahmudullah    1* (8b)      JC Tredwell    5-2-4-1

26.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, given some air by Tredwell, pitching wide of off and Mahmudullah kicks it away with the front pad. Half an appeal, but quickly quashed

26.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, defended this time, the ball was slightly straighter and he had to play at it

26.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, and once again, Tredwell keeping the ball on the spot

26.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, defended again

26.5

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, kicked away again by Mahmudullah, eliciting a more sustained appeal this time. Once again the umpire is not interested, however.

26.6

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, FOUR, too short from Tredwell, Mahmudullah hangs back and cuts hard, bisecting the fielders as the ball races away

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 129/3
Mahmudullah    5* (14b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    6-2-8-1
Junaid Siddique    21* (46b 3x4)      GP Swann    10-0-50-1

27.1

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, tossed up from round the wicket, Junaid plays it under his nose very watchfully to leg

27.2

Swann to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, that wasn't all that short, but Junaid leans back and away, making room, and chops the ball away behind point

27.3

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, full on middle and leg, and Junaid stretches out to defend

27.4

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, very full and dug out to extra cover

27.5

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, good flight from Swann, Junaid initially came forward but then leapt onto the back foot in defence. Some uncertainty about the shot...

27.6

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, full again, and this time he stretches forward and pushes the ball softly into the covers

End of over 28 (4 runs) Bangladesh 133/3
Junaid Siddique    25* (52b 4x4)      GP Swann    11-0-54-1
Mahmudullah    5* (14b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    6-2-8-1

28.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, was that a dropped catch? He pushed forward to defend, and the ball turned in sharply to hit the pad - and possibly the glove - but Cook at silly point couldn't get to it

28.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, defended more solidly this time

28.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, and once again

28.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, finds the gap with a firm push into the covers

28.5

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, Junaid rocks back to tap the ball into the covers, but it goes nowhere

28.6

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, he comes forward to defend

End of over 29 (1 run) Bangladesh 134/3
Junaid Siddique    25* (54b 4x4)      JC Tredwell    7-2-9-1
Mahmudullah    6* (18b 1x4)      GP Swann    11-0-54-1

29.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Swann consistently finding some turn now, but Mahmudullah watches it onto the bat as he defends

29.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, wide of off and Mahmudullah doesn't offer a shot. Swann asks the question, and the answer is 'no'.

29.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, good, attacking line from Swann. Mahmudullah defends and the ball squirts off the edge out to point

29.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, defended back down the pitch

29.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, defended once more, into the covers

29.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, driven to Swann's left. The bowler half stops it, but Broad at mid off makes a mess of the clean up, allowing the batsmen to scamper through

End of over 30 (1 run) Bangladesh 135/3
Mahmudullah    7* (24b 1x4)      GP Swann    12-0-55-1
Junaid Siddique    25* (54b 4x4)      JC Tredwell    7-2-9-1

Final over before lunch

30.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, watchful defence first up

30.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, and again, Mahmudullah content to defend

30.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, FOUR, last over before lunch, and what does he do? He gallops out to meet the ball on the half volley and slices a drive up and over cover and away to the boundary. Good shot, but one has to question it's use at this moment

30.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, defended this time, as he lunges forward

30.5

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, he kicks away a ball that is wide of off, drawing an optimistic appeal

30.6

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, pushed into the covers

And that will be lunch. It's been a frenetic first session at Mirpur, thanks mainly to Tamim Iqbal's blazing innings. He missed out on his hundred, however, and Swann and Tredwell fought back with a wicket apiece.

The wicket looks to be very flat once again. There was nothing in it for the quicker bowlers, although Swann and Tredwell are already beginning to find a little turn. Tredwell has made a steady debut so far, picking up the vital wicket of Tamim - although perhaps he was luckily to do so, as the extended replays failed to show a definite edge off the bat or deflection off the glove.

And Sarik has pointed out the commentators curse struck, as predicted: "As soon as Shamim came Kayes fell. He left. Tamim was on fire. He came back, and BANG! Tamim gone." Well, maybe you've got something there! It couldn't just be a coincidence...

A few of you are more than a little disgruntled about the umpire's decisions over Tamim and Jahurul's wickets. Why don't you head down to our Facebook page and let everyone know exactly what you think. Well, maybe not exactly - no offensive language allowed! Also, Sahil's lunchtime bulletin is up, so be sure to have a look at that to catch up on all the goings-on on the first morning at Mirpur.

End of over 31 (4 runs) Bangladesh 139/3
Mahmudullah    11* (30b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    8-2-13-1
Junaid Siddique    25* (54b 4x4)      GP Swann    12-0-55-1

31.1

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, starts with a good, full ball, angled in to the pads from round the wicket and Junaid jabs down to defend

31.2

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, Junaid up and running now, much more solidly forward in defence

31.3

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, Broad strays onto the pads, but Junaid can't quite pick the gap at midwicket

31.4

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, full toss from Broad now, but Junaid can't capitalise on the loose ball once again, tapping it straight to mid on

31.5

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, much slower this time, as Broad rolls the fingers across the ball, dug out back to the bowler

31.6

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, full and driven stylishly but straight to the fielder in the covers

End of over 32 (maiden) Bangladesh 139/3
Junaid Siddique    25* (60b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    7-2-21-1
Mahmudullah    11* (30b 2x4)      JC Tredwell    8-2-13-1

Tredwell to bowl from the other end

32.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, FOUR, and Mahmudullah charges down the wicket first ball, chipping the ball over midwicket - well he was trying to hit it much harder than that but it ended up a chip-shot as he didn't quite get to it, but four all the same

32.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up on middle and the batsman eases into a forward defensive this time

32.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, worked easily away to the left of square leg for a couple

32.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, outside off stump, Mahmudullah thrusts the pad out but keeps the bat hidden. Loud appeal as the ball thuds into the pad, but Umpire Tucker says no

32.5

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, bounces more than expected, but Mahmudullah rides it and defends behind square on the off side

32.6

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, pushes forward to defend once again

End of over 33 (6 runs) Bangladesh 145/3
Mahmudullah    17* (36b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    9-2-19-1
Junaid Siddique    25* (60b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    7-2-21-1

And Collingwood is off the field getting his left index finger seen to by the physio

33.1

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, just short of a length on off stump, and Junaid pushes the ball softly into the covers

33.2

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller and cracked firmly at mid off. Good looking drive, but can't quite time or place it

33.3

Broad to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, well there's timing and placement aplenty on that one! Another slower one from Broad, and Junaid leans across to drive the ball powerfully through the gap and away to the cover boundary

33.4

Broad to Junaid Siddique, no run, full on middle and leg, and this time it's punched to mid on

33.5

Broad to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, sprayed onto his pads and whipped powerfully away by Junaid. Good shot there, he lifted the back leg to keep his balance and flicked it away wristily

33.6

Broad to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, a gift from Broad! Gentle full toss outside off stump and Junaid capitalises fully, slapping the ball out to the cover boundary

End of over 34 (12 runs) Bangladesh 157/3
Junaid Siddique    37* (66b 7x4)      SCJ Broad    8-2-33-1
Mahmudullah    17* (36b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    9-2-19-1

slip, silly point and short leg in

34.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, FOUR, and he's sent short leg diving for cover! Powerfully swept away to the square leg boundary - he had been eyeing that area out before the ball was bowled

34.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, pushing forward in defence now

34.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, he's really stretched out to defend that, getting way forward and very low down

34.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, that wasn't all that short, but Mahmudullah just hung back in his crease, waited on the ball, and tapped it away into space in the covers

34.5

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, flighted from Tredwell from round the wicket, and he finds some turn and bounce to trouble Junaid's defensive stroke - the ball bobbled off the outer half of the bat but fell safely

34.6

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, forward in defence once again, no alarms this time

End of over 35 (5 runs) Bangladesh 162/3
Junaid Siddique    37* (68b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    10-2-24-1
Mahmudullah    22* (40b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    8-2-33-1

Spin from both ends now after Broad's expensive two-over spell - Swann to pick up from him. Three fielders in close for him too

35.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, and Mahmudullah stretches forward to defend

35.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly quicker through the air, but picked by the batsman, who presents the full face in defence

35.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, gets back and across this time, to defend the ball to leg

35.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, too short from Swann, and Mahmudullah rocks back to slash the ball away, but unfortunately for him he picks out the fielder at point

35.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, stretching forward to defend. Plenty of chatter from Prior and the close fielders, but Mahmudullah is managing to keep his concentration

35.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, prods forward to defend again, and that's a maiden

End of over 36 (maiden) Bangladesh 162/3
Mahmudullah    22* (46b 4x4)      GP Swann    13-1-55-1
Junaid Siddique    37* (68b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    10-2-24-1

36.1

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, Tredwell pulls the ball down too short, and Junaid aims a meaty punch down the ground, beating the bowler but not hit well enough to reach the boundary

36.2

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, leans back to defend

36.3

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, and again, pushing forward but then rocking back to defend with the straightest of bats

36.4

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, beaten all ends up! Flighted, and the ball gripped the turf and spun sharply to beat Junaid's hopeful prod. Promising stuff for the slower bowlers...

36.5

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, forward defence

36.6

Tredwell to Junaid Siddique, no run, on leg stump, but he misses the attempted swipe to leg

And here's Sahil

End of over 37 (2 runs) Bangladesh 164/3
Junaid Siddique    39* (74b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    11-2-26-1
Mahmudullah    22* (46b 4x4)      GP Swann    13-1-55-1

Thanks Liam.

37.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, good from Swann here, attacking an outside-off-stump line, Mahmudullah defends

37.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, lovely lean from Mahmudullah, just easing the ball through the covers a couple

37.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, touch of air from Swann, Mahmudullah defends

37.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, this spins quite significantly, slowly but a lot, into Mahmudullah who helps it around the corner for one

37.5

Swann to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended off the back foot

37.6

Swann to Junaid Siddique, OUT, Siddique gone this time and Swann strikes again! Well this is a classic, modern spinners' wicket, Siddique came forward and the ball creped between bat and pad to strike Siddique in front

Junaid Siddique lbw b Swann 39 (108m 76b 7x4 0x6) SR: 51.31

End of over 38 (3 runs) Bangladesh 167/4
     GP Swann    14-1-58-2
Mahmudullah    25* (50b 4x4)      JC Tredwell    11-2-26-1

38.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, FOUR, no matter what, boundaries will flow it seems, Tredwell a touch short here Mahmudullah gets back and crashes it through point

38.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, another good ball on and around off, Mahmudullah gets forward and defends

38.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, FOUR, this is a really top shot. Fraction short and wide from Tredwell, Mahmudullah got deep in his crease and threaded it firmly through the covers for four

38.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, this time it's a better ball that leaves no option but a solid defence

38.5

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, another one from Tredwell on and around off stump, defended into the off side

38.6

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, nicely played out from Mahmudullah, defending once more

End of over 39 (8 runs) Bangladesh 175/4
Mahmudullah    33* (56b 6x4)      JC Tredwell    12-2-34-1
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (0b)      GP Swann    14-1-58-2

The Swann v Shakib battle resumes

39.1

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, neatly bowled, tidy from Swann, Shakib can only defend

39.2

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, this is a bit of a gimme, dug in short and a touch wide, Shakib crashed it through point for four

39.3

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, well, what has happened here. Shakib seemed to push this firmly, but innocuously into the off side, but it's ricocheted off Cook's foot and looped to Prior. The question is whether it bounced on route to Cook's foot. Replays are thoroughly inconclusive. The umpires asked for the TV umpire to decide, and he took an age before ruling in favour of the batsman.

39.4

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, order is restored, pushed firmly into the off side where short cover fielder

39.5

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib full of diligence here, getting forward and defending

39.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, the over completes with Shakib getting down the wicket and defending

End of over 40 (4 runs) Bangladesh 179/4
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (6b 1x4)      GP Swann    15-1-62-2
Mahmudullah    33* (56b 6x4)      JC Tredwell    12-2-34-1

40.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, tight lines from Tredwell, Mahmudullah is more than up to it, defending diligently

40.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, another good full ball that can be nothing more than defended

40.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, FOUR, very nicely played again from Mahmudullah, too short, he loves it in that area and crashes this through point for four

40.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, very easy there for Mahmudullah, Tredwell floated it up outside off, Mahmudullah tapped into the vacant cover region

40.5

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, firmly driven back down the wicket to mid offf

40.6

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended once more, back to the bowler

End of over 41 (5 runs) Bangladesh 184/4
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (8b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    13-2-39-1
Mahmudullah    38* (60b 7x4)      GP Swann    15-1-62-2

41.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, there is a real air of calm to Mahmudullah's movements, and here he languidly leans into the off side and defends

41.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, a touch shorter, Mahmudullah tries to force it off the back foot but cant beat the fielder

41.3

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, this time it's pushed away stylishly

41.4

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, and again Mahmudullah is a picture of diligence and determination in defence

41.5

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker ball from Swann, Mahmudullah defends

41.6

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, once again it's defended comfortably

End of over 42 (maiden) Bangladesh 184/4
Mahmudullah    38* (66b 7x4)      GP Swann    16-2-62-2
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (8b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    13-2-39-1

42.1

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good ball from Tredwell, accurate and Shakib defends

42.2

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, this was begging for it, coming very slow of the pitch and starting short and wide, Shakib duly cuts through point for four

42.3

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, well, this is effective but looks a little dicey, swiping firmly through midwicket

42.4

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, more controlled here, aiming nothing more than a defensive prod

42.5

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

42.6

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, once again Shakib is on the sweep, but swishing at thin air

End of over 43 (8 runs) Bangladesh 192/4
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (14b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    14-2-47-1
Mahmudullah    38* (66b 7x4)      GP Swann    16-2-62-2

43.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, no run, Swann continues to bowl well, around off stump and defended

43.2

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, this turns quite sharply, Mahmudullah helps it on its way round the corner

43.3

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib looks very positive in his intent, really going hard at the ball, not sure it's the best way to play it

43.4

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, again rocking forward very firmly defence

43.5

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, not trying to do anything more or less than keep it out and play himself in here

43.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker ball from Swann, Shakib playing back jams one down on it

End of over 44 (1 run) Bangladesh 193/4
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (18b 3x4)      GP Swann    17-2-63-2
Mahmudullah    39* (68b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    14-2-47-1

44.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, lovely shot this, uses the depth of the crease and forces very firmly into Cook at silly point

44.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, this time Mahmudullah is defending from the front foot

44.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, good ball from Tredwell has Mahmudullah playing back to one he probably should have come forward to

44.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, this is the work of a very well-oiled county offspinner, landing around middle and off, quite flat, Mahmudullah defends

44.5

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, bit of a replay this, defending very easily

44.6

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly quicker looking ball, Mahmudullah defends again

End of over 45 (maiden) Bangladesh 193/4
Mahmudullah    39* (74b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    15-3-47-1
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (18b 3x4)      GP Swann    17-2-63-2

45.1

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib defends off the back foot, though he makes it seem as if it's an attacking shot

45.2

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, this is certainly an attacking shot, but the cut has no timing and it trickles away

45.3

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended back down the pitch to Swann

45.4

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, thrown up a fraction and Shakib flashes it to short cover

45.5

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, once again, Shakib is content to lean forward and defend

45.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, very firms hands, but Shakib looks in better control here, defending tidily

Right, while I go in search of tea, here's Liam

End of over 46 (maiden) Bangladesh 193/4
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (24b 3x4)      GP Swann    18-3-63-2
Mahmudullah    39* (74b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    15-3-47-1

46.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up high and pitching on off stump, Mahmudullah pushes forward to defend

46.2

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, full again, and flighted, and defended once more

46.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, wide of off and Mahmudullah goes for a bizarre paddle sweep, the fielders go up for an appeal but it's quickly turned down. "Ridiculous appeal" says Athers on commentary

46.4

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, no run, and he reverts back to the defensive mode

46.5

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, leans back and taps the ball into covers

46.6

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and driven uppishly, but too quickly past Cook - actually it's gone between his legs. Very tough chance though

End of over 47 (1 run) Bangladesh 194/4
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (25b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    16-3-48-1
Mahmudullah    40* (79b 7x4)      GP Swann    18-3-63-2

47.1

Swann to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets his front foot forward to drill the ball down to long on

47.2

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Swann really gave this one some air, trying to deceive Shakib in the flight but he pushes forward to tap the ball back to the bowler

47.3

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full again and driven, but mistimed to mid off

47.4

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, speared in quicker, and coming on with the arm. Shakib picks it early, however, and gets the bat down in time

47.5

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up outside off, Shakib prods forward to defend

47.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib leans back this time, and plays a defensive shot - but a positive one, if that's a possibility. It looked positive at any rate

End of over 48 (1 run) Bangladesh 195/4
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (30b 3x4)      GP Swann    19-3-64-2
Mahmudullah    41* (80b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    16-3-48-1

48.1

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, driven hard down to long on again - Mahmudullah picking up the singles easily

48.2

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, there's some more positive defensive. Tucked onto the leg side and into space, and they sprint through

48.3

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Mahmudullah waits deep in the crease and guides the ball off the face down to short third man

48.4

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib sweeps hard - it wasn't a slog sweep but he tried to give the ball a real wack - but the ball took the top edge, falling safely infront of midwicket

48.5

Tredwell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, pushed out into the covers, and that brings up the 200

48.6

Tredwell to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, very full and swept again out to deep square leg - it looked identical to the shot that got him out in the second innings at Chittagong, except he got a lot more bat on this one

And that'll be drinks, with Shakib and Mahmudullah looking fairly comfortable at the crease as the runs continue to flow. That said, there's definitely something in this wicket for the spinners, and so Tredwell, and even more so Swann, remain a threat

End of over 49 (6 runs) Bangladesh 201/4
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (33b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    17-3-54-1
Mahmudullah    44* (83b 7x4)      GP Swann    19-3-64-2

49.1

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, ooh, and a risky shot from Shakib after drinks. Not sure what he was trying to do - it looked like a paddle sweep but the ball wasn't there to be hit, and he almost ended up chipping it up into his own face

49.2

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed hard back to the bowler

49.3

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, paddled very fine down to fine leg. The close fielders went up to appeal, but that was right off the face of the bat. Good execution but a very risky shot, he moved right across his stumps to play it

49.4

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he leans forward to defend the ball under his nose

49.5

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib skips down the wicket but, not having got to the pitch, brings his bat down in defence, and gets the pads behind the ball as well for good measure

49.6

Swann to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, dropped down defensively on the off side

End of over 50 (4 runs) Bangladesh 205/4
Shakib Al Hasan    19* (39b 4x4)      GP Swann    20-3-68-2
Mahmudullah    44* (83b 7x4)      JC Tredwell    17-3-54-1
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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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