England in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v England

England won by 9 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, good start from Shafiul, just outside off, a hint of carry and movement away, Cook leaves alone

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, Broad gets things going from round the wicket at Tamim, trying to cramp him for room, it's dug in short Tamim rises with it and drops it by his feet nonchalantly

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, fuller and wider and the ball carries through at knee-height to Rahim, Cook leaves alone

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, short again, Tamim sways inside the line, he has plenty of time do so

0.3

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, outside off again, Cook happily lets it go past him

0.4

Shafiul Islam to Cook, 1 run, Cook gets his and his team's innings underway, clipping this gently into the midwicket region for a single

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, Trott negotiates his first ball as an England opener easily enough, defending to mid on

0.6

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, Trott really does favour the on-side, even in defence he closes the face, taking this from outside off stump towards mid on

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/0
IJL Trott    0* (2b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-1-0
AN Cook    1* (4b)     

Here is not Rubel, but is instead the spin of Razzak. Good move from Shakib.

1.1

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, starts well enough, on off stump, Cook defends

1.2

Abdur Razzak to Cook, 2 runs, this one skids on a touch, almost defeated Cook with lack of spin, it found the edge and skewed down to third man

Slip and a gully in place, alongside a short leg. Incisive stuff from Shakib.

1.3

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, fuller and Cook rocks forward, defending tidily

1.4

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, short and outside off stump, skids through again and Cook leaves

1.5

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, ooh, close here. A touch of spin here back into Cook, who couldn't decide whether to play or leave and in the end does both. Or neither. Rahim collects and squeals approval

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, spins back into Cook, rapping him on the pads and another gently appeal, but it's heading down leg

End of over 2 (2 runs) England 3/0
AN Cook    3* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
IJL Trott    0* (2b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-1-0

More spin! Shakib is on

2.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, not the best of starts from Shakib, full toss, but Trott is in no mood for expansion, so pats it down the ground

2.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, fuller and Trott defends easily enough

2.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, thrown up around off stump, Trott leans rather nicely into his defence

2.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, plenty of chat out there, Bangladesh creating what Peter Moores would describe as 'a theatre of pressure', Trott plays his part, defending tightly

2.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, another good and accurate ball, Trott defends well

2.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott looks solid, but he is not the best at rotating the strike

End of over 3 (maiden) England 3/0
IJL Trott    0* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    3* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

3.1

Abdur Razzak to Cook, 1 run, this is angled a fraction down the leg side, Cook turns it away for a single to square leg and Trott will have strike

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott playing back, which is rarely a good idea to spin, has to hurry into a defence as the ball skids on

3.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, plays back once more, again defending into the leg side

3.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, more solid from Trott here, getting forward and smothering the spin, or lack thereof

3.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, once again Trott is full of defence, with heavy hands

3.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott is playing across the ball, looking for his favoured leg side, it skews off the outside edge

End of over 4 (1 run) England 4/0
IJL Trott    0* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0
AN Cook    4* (11b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-1-0-0

Mahmudullah is on for the last over before lunch.

4.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, starts well, what a player he is, batted beautifully. Cook defends

4.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, again flighted up and around off stump, Cook defends off the front foot

4.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, a touch shorter allows Cook an age to get back and defend solidly

4.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, Cook, having donated plenty with some inexperienced field-settings this morning, is giving nothing away here, defending well

4.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, almost made it to lunch, Cook stretches forward and blocks

4.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, another solid defence and it's high time for a rest

Lunch, Shakib leads his team off the field and they have had an excellent morning. England will be relieved to have survived the mini-session, but as looked likely, Trott and Cook didn't look like domineering at all. Shakib had one cursory glance at pace before trying three of his spinners. Could be a sign of things to come.

If, like me, you've had more than enough of my ramblings, there is plenty of action on our Facebook page. There is also the musings and mutterings of Andrew Miller on his Twitter page. Speaking of Miller, he is crafting a niche in tennis-based cricket analysis, describing what I can only think is the first day and this morning as "6-7, 3-0. I reckon England snatched the first set on a tie-break, but this is a definite break of serve!" Indeed.

Exciting there is a Test lunchtime bulletin debut from Liam Brickhill now ready. And, for the masses of Brickhill followers around the world, he will start comms after lunch.

End of over 5 (maiden) England 4/0
AN Cook    4* (17b)      Mahmudullah    1-1-0-0
IJL Trott    0* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0

And the fielders are back out after lunch, soon followed by the batsmen. Shakib al Hasan has decided to carry on attacking with spin, despite the newness of the ball. Slip, silly point and silly mid off around the bat to Trott

5.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, pushed firmly into the covers

and silly point goes to short leg

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 3 leg byes, fired down the leg side from around the wicket, and the ball brushes the pad to go very fine on the leg side. But cut off before the ropes by a sliding stop

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, Cook leans forward to defend

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, too short from Razzak, and there's width on offer too. But Cook can't capitalise, slapping the ball straight to point

5.5

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, Cook stretches forward to defend

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Cook, 1 run, a hint of turn there, but the length is too short and Cook rocks back easily to work the ball onto the leg side

End of over 6 (4 runs) England 8/0
AN Cook    5* (21b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-4-0
IJL Trott    0* (15b)      Mahmudullah    1-1-0-0

6.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, Shafiul finds a good length on off stump straight away, but there is nothing in the way of movement through the air or off the pitch and Cook defends easily

6.2

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, pushed across the batsman this time, angling wide of off stump and left alone by Cook. He'll be content to take his time to settle in, as there are plenty of runs in this wicket

6.3

Shafiul Islam to Cook, FOUR, put away with finesse by Cook. Shafiul dishes up a leg-stump half volley which Cook flicks away out of the middle of the bat to square leg

6.4

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, finds the off stump line again, and Cook defends

6.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, Shafiul is really bending his back to try and get something going here, but the ball is practically going straight on. This one, back of a length, is defended off the back foot by Cook

6.6

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, full and straight and driven hard back towards the bowler, who bends low to get a hand to it

End of over 7 (4 runs) England 12/0
AN Cook    9* (27b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-5-0
IJL Trott    0* (15b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-4-0

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, fired at the legs from around the wicket, Trott shuffles across to try and get the ball away behind square on the leg side but can't connect

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, floaty delivery pitches on middle and leg, and Trott stretches out to smother it

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, full and straight again, and driven to mid off - but not timed

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, similar ball, and Trott tries to go leg side this time, but straight to the fielder once again

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, pitching slightly wider of the crease and Trott gets across to defend to point

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, on the toes on flicked hard by Trott, but once again he's picked out the fielder perfectly and so remains on 0

End of over 8 (maiden) England 12/0
IJL Trott    0* (21b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-4-0
AN Cook    9* (27b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-5-0

8.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, just a little short of a good length, and Cook shapes to cut the ball. The width is not there, however, and he plays a slightly cramped chop to point

8.2

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, on off stump and Cook hops onto the back foot to defend

8.3

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, strays onto the pads and Cook plays his characteristic shovel to leg, but the fielder at midwicket is well placed to cut it off

8.4

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, pitching middle and leg and going across the left-hander with the angle, and Cook gets back and across to defend

8.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, slower ball, just rolling it out the hand, and Cook plays the ball watchfully to mid on

8.6

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, in the channel of off stump, and Cook taps it back to the bowler off the back foot

End of over 9 (maiden) England 12/0
AN Cook    9* (33b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-1-5-0
IJL Trott    0* (21b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-4-0

9.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, full, too full for the cut but Trott tries to play it anyway. Still can't get the ball away, however

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, good length from Razzak, and Trott hangs back to push the ball back down the wicket

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott lunges forward this time, pushing the ball into the covers

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, good, attacking line from Razzak, this one aimed at off stump and Trott can only defend

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, similar line and Trott is patient enough to pat the ball away

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, pushed defensively out to point

Good over from Razzak, keeping the pressure on Trott, who is yet to score

End of over 10 (maiden) England 12/0
IJL Trott    0* (27b)      Abdur Razzak    5-2-4-0
AN Cook    9* (33b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-1-5-0

10.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, FOUR, edge! Again, angling across the left-hander and Cook drives with his front foot only half forward. The ball takes the edge and flies through the gap between the slips and the gully and down to third man, where there is no fielder. Are Bangladesh going to make the same mistakes as England did?

10.2

Shafiul Islam to Cook, 1 run, short and just wide of off stump and Cook cuts out to the man at deep cover point

10.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, on a length just outside off stump, and Trott pushes the ball into the covers... and remains on 0. Not that he seems at all flustered by that.

10.4

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, this one moves in just a little of the seam, but Trott is solidly behind it to defend

10.5

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, slightly fuller and Trott pushes his weight forward to drive on the up, but hits the ball straight to the fielder

10.6

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, wide of off stump and Trott pushes the ball firmly square of the wicket but, once again, there is a fielder waiting there to cut it off

End of over 11 (5 runs) England 17/0
IJL Trott    0* (31b)      Shafiul Islam    4-1-10-0
AN Cook    14* (35b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-2-4-0

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Cook, 2 runs, too straight from Razzak, and Cook tucks the ball of his pads out to deep midwicket. Some hard running fetches him two runs

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, much better line this time, on off stump and Cook unfurls the forward defensive

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Cook, 1 run, Cook drives hard into the covers, but can't quite get the desired timing or placement. They run one though, as he had placed the ball just wide of mid off

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, tossed up on middle and leg from around the wicket, and Trott gets forward to defend.

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, and, finally, Trott is off the mark. He pushes the ball straight to mid off and sets off straight away. Had the fielder been more alert, or his throw more accurate, he could have been in trouble

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Cook, FOUR, short, and Cook backs away to give himself some room to slash the ball hard behind square on the off side and away to the boundary. Great timing and placement on the shot

End of over 12 (8 runs) England 25/0
AN Cook    21* (39b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-2-12-0
IJL Trott    1* (33b)      Shafiul Islam    4-1-10-0

12.1

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 3 runs, short on middle and leg and, as the ball does not get up very high, Trott gets across and gets on top of it to work the ball powerfully through midwicket. He's up and running now, after that slow start

12.2

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, on the pads and Cook tucks the ball to leg, but straight to the fielder

12.3

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, good slower ball from Shafiul, but Cook spots it early and brings a straight bat down in defence

12.4

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, fuller and Cook drives but the bottom hand comes into the shot and he closes the face just a little too early, sending the ball back down the pitch to the bowler

12.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, on the pads once again, but Cook flicks straight to midwicket

12.6

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, another slower ball from Shafiul - an offcutter. Cook is not troubled by it in the slightest, however, and pushes the ball firmly to mid off

End of over 13 (3 runs) England 28/0
AN Cook    21* (44b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-1-13-0
IJL Trott    4* (34b)      Abdur Razzak    6-2-12-0

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, flighted on middle and Trott gets back to defend.

Trott seems content to simply occupy the crease and wait for the loose ball

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 bye, and there it is, fired down the leg side and though Trott can't get anything on it, a bye is the result

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Cook, no run, full and driven hard into the covers

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Cook, OUT, Cook falls! He went for the slog sweep - inexplicably, as he had been scoring freely anyway. A fielder had been placed three quarters of the way to midwicket for just that shot from the very beginnings of the innings, and Imrul Kayes needed only to take a few steps forward to complete the catch. Bangladesh strike early!

AN Cook c Imrul Kayes b Abdur Razzak 21 (51m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 45.65

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, slightly quicker through the air, but angling down the leg side as it thuds into Pietersen's front pad

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, Was that a run-out chance? Pietersen hit the ball straight to mid off and just set off. The fielder hurled the ball at the stumps but the throw was wide. Well, replays suggest he would have been in, but was that really necessary?

End of over 14 (2 runs) England 30/1
KP Pietersen    1* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    7-2-13-1
IJL Trott    4* (36b)      Shafiul Islam    5-1-13-0

And despite Pietersen's assertion that he has overcome his difficulties with left-arm spin with some minor tweaks to his technique, Shakib brings himself on straight away

14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, floated up on middle and tapped to mid on

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, full again, but closer to off stump and Pietersen gets forward to defend

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, floated up once again, and Pietersen pushes the ball to point off the front foot

And, in addition to the slip and short leg already in position, Shakib has brought in a silly point for Pietersen

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, good length, and Pietersen really has to stretch out to defend

14.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen comes forward initially, but then rocks back to drop the ball defensively at his feet

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, fuller this time, and on middle and off. Not much in the way of turn, and Pietersen defends off the front foot without alarm

End of over 15 (maiden) England 30/1
KP Pietersen    1* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-2-0-0
IJL Trott    4* (36b)      Abdur Razzak    7-2-13-1

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott keeps the defensive mindset going, and dead-bats this one back down the pitch

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott comes forward to defend this time. He's really not even looking for the run here, just wanting to occupy the crease, but he's allowing the bowlers to get into a rhythm

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, full on off stump and defended once again

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, defensive checked drive from Trott, and straight at the fielder

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, there's some turn! This one pitches on middle and off and rips past the edge of Trott's tentative prod

More pressure, as another fielder comes in to short extra cover

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 2 runs, and Trott works the ball away through the gap created by the re-positioning of the fielder, through midwicket to ease the pressure a little

End of over 16 (2 runs) England 32/1
IJL Trott    6* (42b)      Abdur Razzak    8-2-15-1
KP Pietersen    1* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-2-0-0

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Shakib fires in the arm ball, but the line is all awry, down the leg side

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, that's better, on off stump and Pietersen lunges forward to defend

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, keeping the ball straight and Pietersen presses forward to defend

Mushfiqur is emitting a constant chatter from behind the stumps

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, a little short, and bunted into the covers but straight to the fielder

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, on off stump and Pietersen stretches out to drive tentatively, drawing cries of amazement from Mushfiqur

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, a good finish to the over, good line and length and nicely flighted, and Pietersen defends

End of over 17 (maiden) England 32/1
KP Pietersen    1* (14b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-3-0-0
IJL Trott    6* (42b)      Abdur Razzak    8-2-15-1

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Razzak slips one down the leg side, but Trott, lacking in intent, can't get the ball away

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, FOUR, and, of course, as I say that he picks up his first boundary. Razzak erred in line again, sending the ball down the leg side and Trott made a good connection with the leg glance this time, sending the ball away along the ground to square leg

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, down leg again. What is the plan here?

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Big appeal from bowler and the close fielders! A much better line this time, on middle and Trott pressed forward with bat and pad together. Bangladesh thought the ball had struck the pad first, but the appeal is turned down

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott stretches out to defend to the off side

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, and another tentative defensive prod draws half an appeal from Razzak. That one definitely came off the bat first, though

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 36/1
IJL Trott    10* (48b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-2-19-1
KP Pietersen    1* (14b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-3-0-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen rushes down the wicket but can't get to the pitch and thus gets everything behind it - bat, pads and body - to defend

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen dances down the wicket once again, and Shakib fired the ball in quicker this time. The ball struck the pad and looped straight to silly point and Shakib started to celebrate, but the umpire says no

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen stays in the crease this time to defend

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, pushed into the off side, but straight to the fielder

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, worked to leg, but can't find the gap

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, full and on the toes and Pietersen drives hard but straight to mid on

End of over 19 (maiden) England 36/1
KP Pietersen    1* (20b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-4-0-0
IJL Trott    10* (48b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-2-19-1

There seems to be a real buzz around the Bangladesh fielding unit right now, and Mushfiqur is leading the way with constant encouragement from behind the stumps

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 3 runs, Razzak stays with the inexplicable leg stump line, and Trott gets a thin tickle on the ball to send it down to fine leg, where the fielder makes good ground to cut it off

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, driven back straight to the bowler

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, full on middle and off and Pietersen drives firmly in the V once again, this time finding mid off

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen goes forward and then rocks back as Razzak slips in a quicker ball. Defended, but not without a touch of uncertainty

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, floated up, and pushed back to the bowler

and Pietersen has now gone 22 balls without scoring

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, on the pads and Pietersen goes for an almighty heave to leg, but misses the ball completely. But the ball bobbles away on the leg side and they run a leg bye

End of over 20 (4 runs) England 40/1
KP Pietersen    1* (25b)      Abdur Razzak    10-2-22-1
IJL Trott    13* (49b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-4-0-0

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, just short enough, and just enough width, for Pietersen to hang back and guide the ball down on the off side for a single

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, flighted by Shakib, and Trott gets his weight on the back foot to defend

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, full and flighted again, and this time Trott opts for the front foot to defend

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tossed up on off stump and defended once again

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott goes back to defend this time, but the ball didn't spin as much as he thought and he was forced to jam the bat down in hurried defence, drawing an exasperated gasp from Mushfiqur

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, more defence from Trott

And that'll be drinks. I'll be giving my fingers a short rest before getting cracking on the bulletin, and so Sahil will take over commentary for the next hour of play

End of over 21 (1 run) England 41/1
IJL Trott    13* (54b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-4-1-0
KP Pietersen    2* (26b)      Abdur Razzak    10-2-22-1

Thanks Liam. Tense stuff this, I'm quite enjoying it. Shakib bowled four maidens in a row, until that run. Still has a long way to catch up with Alf Valentine's record though. Shakib and Pietersen's battle is a rather intriguing sub-plot to proceedings, and Trott's ongoing battle with himself is interesting.

Pietersen and Tamim were having a gentle looking chat during the break, Tamim borrowing Pietersen's blade and swishing a few shots.

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, Razzak continues and Pietersen defends comfortably off the front foot

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, too short, and a touch wide, Pietersen will be frustrated to miss out here, mistiming his cut to point

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, back on the forward defence

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, nicely bowled, given some air outside off, Pietersen has a slightly lazy drive at it and it skews off the inside edge to mid on

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, "bowwled Raz" shouts Rahim, it was too, Pietersen could only defend

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, slung in, not much turn out there, but difficult to get away, Pietersen defends

End of over 22 (maiden) England 41/1
KP Pietersen    2* (32b)      Abdur Razzak    11-3-22-1
IJL Trott    13* (54b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-4-1-0

22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, 'Shaky boy', as Rahim calls him, is bowling awfully well, choking Trott here

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, what happened here? Replays suggest it was a drop. Trott lunged forward and inside edged his defensive prod onto his pad and it went rather gently to short leg, who put down the chance. Shakib leaps before collapsing in a heap. Really deserved a wicket there

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott defending more solidly this time, torturous effort from him

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, forward, defending, tense stuff

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott is really sweating for runs out there, Shakib is all over him

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott has swapped bat for a shovel and his digging himself a mighty hole, defending resolutely

End of over 23 (maiden) England 41/1
IJL Trott    13* (60b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-5-1-0
KP Pietersen    2* (32b)      Abdur Razzak    11-3-22-1

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen defends off the front foot

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, another watchful defence, something has to give

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, right! There we go, simple as that, couple of steps down the track and launched over mid off for four, lovely shot

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen showing more intent here, driving firmly to mid off

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 3 runs, Razzak errs in line, he's done that a little too much today, and Pietersen clips firmly through midwicket for three

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott does what he does best, defends

End of over 24 (7 runs) England 48/1
IJL Trott    13* (61b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    12-3-29-1
KP Pietersen    9* (37b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-5-1-0

I should apologise, 'Shaky Boy' may well, as you eager feedbackers have pointed out be, in fact, 'Shaky Bhai'. Thing is, with Rahim's amusing mock cockney-aussie accent, it's tricky to tell. Either way, he's very chirpy, as well he should be.

24.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen looks a touch more at ease, defending comfortably here

24.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 2 runs, well played, got back deep in his crease and forced this through the covers, piercing the field nicely, with a straight bat

24.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, patted down to mid off, who is deep set, allowing Pietersen an easy single

24.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott is defending off the back foot here, Shakib continuing to probe

24.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, good ball, defended uneasily

24.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, too short, poor ball, and stroked well through the covers for a couple

End of over 25 (5 runs) England 53/1
IJL Trott    15* (64b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-5-6-0
KP Pietersen    12* (40b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    12-3-29-1

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 2 runs, poor delivery, angled down the leg side and turned away for runs

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 2 runs, again too far down the leg side, Pietersen clips it away for another couple

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, really poor stuff from Razzak, he's completely lost his line here, arrowing it down the leg side, Pietersen sweeps firmly, he's on his way now

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, a touch too short, cut firmly but straight to the point fielder

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen has missed out here, short, outside off, sat up asking to be cut away, but it was played straight to point

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, touch more air from Razzak, inviting something silly from Pietersen, who instead watches it go by

End of over 26 (8 runs) England 61/1
KP Pietersen    20* (46b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    13-3-37-1
IJL Trott    15* (64b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-5-6-0

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, Trott is beginning to find something approaching fluency here, clipping this gently into the leg side and rotating the strike

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, back on a line and length from Shakib, Pietersen stretches forward and defends

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, a touch more air from Shakib, invites a drive from Pietersen, who times it nicely but straight to the cover fielder

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, accurate stuff from Shakib, Pietersen defends with ease

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, more of the same, Pietersen and Shakib content to 'sit in' for a while

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Shakib continues to choke England at this end, Pietersen defends

End of over 27 (1 run) England 62/1
KP Pietersen    20* (51b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-5-7-0
IJL Trott    16* (65b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    13-3-37-1

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott continues his vigil, defending off the back foot

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Razzak shoves down another one, not much turn or anything, but Trott won't attempt anything

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, you have to admire Trott's stubbornness, he looks utterly unfazed defends again easily

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott varies his defensive strokes, this time stretching forward to block

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 3 runs, well, the tactic works, Razzak has donated one bad ball an over, and Trott duly strokes it calmly away through the covers where some good chasing prevents four

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, oops, a slightly casual misfield at point allows Pietersen a single to keep the strikes

End of over 28 (4 runs) England 66/1
KP Pietersen    21* (52b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    14-3-41-1
IJL Trott    19* (70b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-5-7-0

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Shakib continues to probe, Pietersen defends tidily

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, arrowed slightly leg side, draws an expansive sweep from Pietersen, but he misses

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, looking a little uncomfortable here, blocking this away

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, attempted quicker ball from Shakib, gets it slightly wrong but Pietersen can only bunt it to mid on

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, more air this time, but bang on a line and length, Pietersen defends

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, driven firmly, but straight to the cover fielder. Shakib is bowling the maidens over.

End of over 29 (maiden) England 66/1
KP Pietersen    21* (58b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-6-7-0
IJL Trott    19* (70b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    14-3-41-1

He's not a specialist No. 11 after all, here's Rubel. I reckon Mahmudullah would have been the better option.

29.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, Trott prefers pace on the ball, and there is a little bit of it from Rubel, this is down the leg side, Trott angles it away for one

29.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, full and arguably a touch of in-drift, England's latest No.3, clips it away for a single

29.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, Trott defends, but he looks more incisive against the quicker bowler

29.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, FOUR, slightly angled towards the pads and Trott threads it between the two short midwicket catchers for a boundary, well timed it was too

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, Rubel really trying to attack the stumps, which is fine in principle, but in practice gifts too many scoring opportunities to someone as leg-side favouring as Trott

29.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, beats Pietersen, definite movement into the right hander, Pietersen tries to work it into the leg side but misses and thuds off the thigh pad

End of over 30 (7 runs) England 73/1
KP Pietersen    22* (60b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-7-0
IJL Trott    25* (74b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-6-7-0

As far as my Bengali translating goes, I think Rahim called for "one more".

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, he doesn't get it here, instead Trott defends solidly

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, this is angled a little too far down the leg side, which will annoy Shakib, Trott eagerly turns it away for a single

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, arrowed towards leg stump again, Pietersen looks to clip to midwicket but finds the fielder

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, again the line is wrong and he's punished. Pietersen sweeps expansively, didn't time it perfectly but it sailed into the vacant midwicket region

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, a touch more air from Shakib, good thinking, Pietersen drives firmly to mid off

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, too short, allows Pietersen to get back and stroke through the off side for one

End of over 31 (6 runs) England 79/1
KP Pietersen    27* (64b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-6-13-0
IJL Trott    26* (76b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-7-0

31.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, Rubel does quite a decent Malinga impression, slinging it in, finding a touch of reverse, but this pitch is merciless in its slowness, Pietersen happily works this off his hip towards midwicket for one

31.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, errs to close to the broad pads of Trott, who works it away for one

31.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, better line, dragging it closer to off stump, Pietersen is forward and defending

31.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, outside off stump, slow off the wicket, Pietersen has an age to pat this quietly to the mid off fielder

31.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, shorter, and a hint of bounce extracted, Pietersen waits and defends

31.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 2 runs, nicely played, took it at the top of the bounce and forced it through the covers for a swiftly-run couple

End of over 32 (4 runs) England 83/1
KP Pietersen    30* (69b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-11-0
IJL Trott    27* (77b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-6-13-0

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott continues his exhibition of defensive strokes, offing the forward variety here

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, smothers the spin, not that there is much, and pats it into the off side

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, defended off the back foot this time

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Shakib is slings another on a line and length, and defended

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, slung in around off stump, Trott defends

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, another defensive shot, another maiden for Shakib

End of over 33 (maiden) England 83/1
IJL Trott    27* (83b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-7-13-0
KP Pietersen    30* (69b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-11-0

33.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 4 leg byes, oh that is very close! Slung in full, finding some reverse-swing into Pietersen, beats his attempted drive and it looks very close. Replays show it just clipping the top of leg stump

33.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, this time it's slightly fuller, Pietersen whips it away for a single down to fine leg

That lbw shout was the type of full quick ball that has troubled Pietersen in the past, he plays around it a touch.

33.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, Trott bunts this down to mid off for a single

33.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, some fancy footwork from Rubel saves four here, full and driven crisply down the ground, Rubel stuck out a boot speculatively and struck gold.

33.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, defended this time back down the wicket

33.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 no ball, there was a grunt, to accompany quite a big no-ball, suggests it was an effort ball, either way Pietersen defends

33.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, FOUR, well Rubel in punished for over-stepping the ball before, this extra delivery is on leg stump and clipped crisply and effectively through midwicket for a boundary to complete the session

Tea Turgid session that, the Bangladesh spinners did well to choke England early on and collect Cook's donated wicket. Trott should have been caught at short leg, but survived and looks robust, if very sedate. Pietersen started slowly and expanded as the session went on.

Liam Brickhill's lunchtime bulletin was a smashing affair, so do check out his tea update, which will be ready soon.

Quite where this game is going I'm not sure. Wickets don't look like falling quickly on this poor excuse of a Test pitch, and England have not far shown the sort of intent needed to push a result at all. That said, it's all very early days.

Andrew 'Gnasher' McGlashan has arrived, looking very cheery indeed. Thrillingly for all of you, he shall take over the comms after tea.

End of over 34 (11 runs) England 94/1
KP Pietersen    35* (75b 4x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-18-0
IJL Trott    28* (84b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-7-13-0

Welcome back for the final session of this second day. Andrew here to bring you the action for an hour. It's been tough going for England, but they have laid a platform. Out come the players...Bangladesh would love three wickets in this session. Shakib Al Hasan will begin the action...

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, angling towards leg stump, clipped to short leg

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, comes forward and defends on middle and leg

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tossed up on middle, driven firmly down to mid off

Slip, short leg and short cover in place

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, goes back in the crease and works this out to midwicket

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, on off stump, defended into the off side

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, driven out to cover as Trott makes a sedate start after tea

We are aware our score is out by two runs at the moment...our people are all over it, so hang in there

End of over 35 (maiden) England 94/1
IJL Trott    28* (90b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-8-13-0
KP Pietersen    35* (75b 4x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-18-0

Rubel Hossain will get another crack

35.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, fired down the leg side and Rahim dives to his left to make an excellent stop

35.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, back of a length, Pietersen gets into line and defends to the leg side

35.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, full and driven into the covers

35.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, searching for a hint of reverse swing, played to the on side

35.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, worked off middle stump down to mid on

35.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, on leg stump, clipped sweetly off his hip out to deep square leg

End of over 36 (1 run) England 95/1
KP Pietersen    36* (81b 4x4)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-19-0
IJL Trott    28* (90b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-8-13-0

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, on middle and off, props onto the front foot and defends to the off side

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, driven with a slightly open face and picks out cover

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, driven with more conviction this time but again straight to the cover fielder

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, floated in to middle and leg, defends back to the bowler

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, quicker ball this time, hint of turn as Pietersen is square up a touch as he defends

36.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, tossed up outside, driven in the air for a while but he finds the gap at cover and this time there's enough power to find the boundary

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 99/1
KP Pietersen    40* (87b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    13-8-17-0
IJL Trott    28* (90b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-19-0

37.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, on off stump, Trott goes back and across to defend back to the bowler in his follow through

37.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, homing in on the stumps, the slightest hint of swing but it's easily clipped to midwicket

37.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, a rare bouncer which loops gently off the surface wide of off stump and Trott just drops his hands and watches it sail through

Back-breaking for the quicks out there

37.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, clipped off middle and leg, just wide of mid on so there's time for a single to bring up England's 100...it's not been dashing, but it's a steady base

37.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, just finding some reverse swing here, Pietersen clips into midwicket as the bat twists in his hands

37.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, FOUR, top shot, offered up some width and Pietersen pounces with a flowing cover drive which splits the field

Pietersen now on 4999 Test runs

End of over 38 (5 runs) England 104/1
KP Pietersen    44* (89b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-24-0
IJL Trott    29* (94b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    13-8-17-0

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, round the wicket, driven softly into the covers from off stump

He aborts his walk-up...

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, on middle and off, defended off the back foot

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, flatter outside off, opens the face and picks out one of the cover ring

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, comes forward on off stump and blocks into the off side...Trott in no hurry

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, on leg stump, bat and pad together and the ball trickles into the on side

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, just loses his line down the leg side, but Trott's clip picks out the man at backward square leg

End of over 39 (maiden) England 104/1
IJL Trott    29* (100b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    14-9-17-0
KP Pietersen    44* (89b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-24-0

Rubel continues despite being the most expensive bowler on show

39.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, on off stump, defended towards midwicket

39.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, comes half forward and defends at the top of bounce into the off side

39.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, slightly fuller, Pietersen again onto the front foot and defended with textbook correctness back to the bowler...the MCC would be proud of that shot

39.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, firm drive back down the pitch, Rubel gets a hand on it and parries the ball towards mid on

39.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, driven on the up but goes straight to cover...he stays on 4999 runs for a little longer

39.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, there's number 5000 for Pietersen, clipped off his pads past square leg

He's the quickest player to the milestone in terms of months and years in Test history, but just 16th in terms of innings

End of over 40 (1 run) England 105/1
KP Pietersen    45* (95b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-25-0
IJL Trott    29* (100b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    14-9-17-0

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, comes forward and defends softly

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, on off stump, comes easily forward and blocks another one

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, tossed up full on middle, driven sweetly but straight to short cover

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, OUT, gone! Massive breakthrough for Bangladesh and it's a left-arm spinner again...Shakib saw Pietersen coming down the pitch fired it in quicker and short and Pietersen just got a limp leading edge to short cover

KP Pietersen c Imrul Kayes b Shakib Al Hasan 45 (112m 99b 6x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Well, how big a moment is that? Bangladesh have runs on the board and haven't let England get away here. Don't forget, too, England are playing on less batsman in this game. Interesting times.

Paul Collingwood is the new man...and has three men for company round the bat

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, no run, very full first up, dug out down to mid on

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, no run, punched firmly to mid on to end a successful over

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) England 105/2
PD Collingwood    0* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    15-10-17-1
IJL Trott    29* (100b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-25-0

41.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, clipped sweetly to short midwicket

41.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 no ball, oversteps as he strives for extra pace, on off stump and defended back to the bowler

41.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, fuller on off stump, Trott plays forward on the move

41.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, full outside off, encourages the drive from Trott and Rubel takes pace off the ball in his follow through

41.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, dragged down short at Trott's body, easily helped down to long leg with a pull

41.5

Rubel Hossain to Collingwood, OUT, gone! Another one goes, Bangladesh right on top here...Rubel gets more reverse swing, Collingwood plays across his front pad and that would have taken leg stump

PD Collingwood lbw b Rubel Hossain 0 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England in a spot of bother now, real pressure on Ian Bell as he joins his Warwickshire team-mate

Two short midwickets in place and square leg is close as well

41.6

Rubel Hossain to Bell, no run, welcomed with a full toss which he blocks slightly hurriedly into the leg side

"5-2 and serving for the set!," says Andrew Miller who's back in tennis mode again

End of over 42 (2 runs) England 107/3
IR Bell    0* (1b)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-27-1
IJL Trott    30* (105b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    15-10-17-1

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, driven back down the pitch

A real onus on Trott now to build on his start

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, down the leg side, clipped off leg stump and there's a moment of panic as short fine-leg rushes in but he couldn't pick up cleanly

Short fine-leg comes into silly point for Bell

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, defended on the front foot

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, clipped off leg stump square through the on side

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, digs a yorker out onto his boot which then lobs into the off side

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, flatter this time, punched down to mid on

End of over 43 (2 runs) England 109/3
IJL Trott    31* (109b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    16-10-19-1
IR Bell    1* (3b)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-27-1

43.1

Rubel Hossain to Bell, no run, continues to find some late movement, full outside off and driven back to Rubel

43.2

Rubel Hossain to Bell, 1 run, on leg stump, neatly clipped out to deep square

43.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, back of a length out side off, punched into the covers

Rubel showing excellent stamina here and is asking plenty of questions to the batsmen

No slips catching but a clever field set by Shakib with men on both sides of the wicket

43.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, FOUR, a short-arm pull from Trott, goes in the air but wide of the man at midwicket and it's timed very nicely...heart-in-mouth for a moment, though

43.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, swinging in towards middle, driven up to mid on

43.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, full outside off stump, pushed back down the pitch

How this game has changed in the last 20 minutes. There's a buzz from Bangladesh in the field

End of over 44 (5 runs) England 114/3
IJL Trott    35* (113b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-32-1
IR Bell    2* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    16-10-19-1

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, tossed up and comes out a full toss which Bell bunts down to mid off

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, on leg stump, defended into the off side

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, down the leg side but Bell finds short fine-leg

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, uses his feet but then is all defence to a flatter ball on leg stump

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, outside off, driven out to cover

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, down the pitch again and defends with bat and pad together...excellent, subtle changes of pace and flight from Shakib

End of over 45 (maiden) England 114/3
IR Bell    2* (11b)      Shakib Al Hasan    17-11-19-1
IJL Trott    35* (113b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-32-1

Change of bowling as Rubel gets a rest after an impressive burst and it's back to Abdur Razzak

45.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, back of a length, flicked out to midwicket

45.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, worked off leg stump into the on side and there's no single to square leg with the man up

45.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, takes the pads but that's going well down the leg side as Razzak makes a very hopeful appeal

45.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, defended into the leg side

45.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, touch shorter outside off, Trott drives off the back foot and finds a gap in the covers

45.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, plenty of flight, on middle and off, Bell drives down to mid off

End of over 46 (1 run) England 115/3
IR Bell    2* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    15-3-42-1
IJL Trott    36* (118b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    17-11-19-1

46.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, full toss on leg stump, Trott misses out as he clips it straight at bat-pad

46.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, clips this one to square leg as Trott continues his slow progress

46.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, comes forward on middle to defend

Prasanth has got a touch watery-eyed remembering the good old days: "Terrific stuff from Shakib! His figures sans the maidens would warrant superlatives but along with the 10 maidens he has actually taken us to a bygone era when spinners dazzled batsmen and pulled off maiden after maiden like clockwork (or like Manmadhan)!"

46.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, defended from off stump towards short cover

46.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, driven back to the bowler

46.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tossed up and Trott drives down to mid off as another maiden is completed

End of over 47 (maiden) England 115/3
IJL Trott    36* (124b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    18-12-19-1
IR Bell    2* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    15-3-42-1

47.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, uses his feet nicely, gets this on the full and clips it away through midwicket

47.2

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, down the track again, good intent as he lofts this straight down the ground for another boundary

47.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, defends coming forward on leg stump

47.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, tossed up outside off, Bell drives sweetly to mid off

47.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 2 runs, down the track once again, doesn't get this one as cleanly and just manages to clear mid off...Bell living on the edge

47.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, comes forward on off stump and defends to silly point...ends an interesting over

And with that it's drinks. Bangladesh have had a good hour and after the break it will be over to Sahil.

End of over 48 (10 runs) England 125/3
IR Bell    12* (18b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    16-3-52-1
IJL Trott    36* (124b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    18-12-19-1

Thanks Gnasher. Good intent from Bell that over, and as Miller says: "This would be an opportune moment for Ian Bell to live up to his average against Bangladesh." That average is nearing the 12 million mark I think. Miller, by the way, can be found Tweeting these gems, so do make sure you check out his page.

Quite why Razzak is bowling ahead of Mahmudullah is beyond me.

48.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Shakib will bowl a lot of maidens with this line, over the wicket and miles down the leg side, Rahim, predictably, spills to collection

48.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, better line this, forcing Trott to lunge forward and defend

48.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, pushing the ball across Trott, who steps forward and dead-bats

48.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, once again, Trott blocks

48.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott is really heaping pressure on his partners with this type of knock

48.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, sees out another Shakib maiden over, blocking perfectly into the off side

End of over 49 (maiden) England 125/3
IJL Trott    36* (130b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    19-13-19-1
IR Bell    12* (18b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    16-3-52-1

"There's some serious MIG action going on about the stadium," says Miller. "A massive great jet going acrobatics above the stadium. Clearly showing off, but when you've 14 million people to show off to, why not?"

49.1

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, touch short, Bell hops back and forces into the off side where cover fields

"Based on this performance, I wonder how much Jonathan Trott would fetch at an IPL auction..." chortles Mike Perera

49.2

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, thrown up, looping at around off stump, pushed gently to mid off for an easy single

49.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, more filth from Razzak, speared down the leg side where Rahim scoots across and collects very smartly

49.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, angled leg-side again, Trott helps it round the corner to the fielder

49.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Trott a picture of diligence/negativity, depending on how you see it, defends

49.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, oh dear, short, wide asking to be slapped, instead it's cut meekly to the cover fielder

End of over 50 (1 run) England 126/3
IJL Trott    36* (134b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    17-3-53-1
IR Bell    13* (20b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    19-13-19-1
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