England v Bangladesh, 1st npower Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Tamim and Siddique build on Shahadat's five

The Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

May 28, 2010

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Close Bangladesh 172 for 2 (Siddique 53*, Islam 16*) trail England 505 (Trott 226, Shahadat 5-98) by 333 runs
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Shahadat Hossain wrapped up England's innings with an impressive spell, England v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Lord's, May 28, 2010
Shahadat Hossain picked up 5 for 98 to deny England the honours on the second day at Lord's © PA Photos
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Bangladesh more than held their own on the second day at Lord's, reaching 172 for 2 at the close - 134 runs away from the follow-on - after Shahadat Hossain's 5 for 98 saw England bowled out for 505 after Jonathan Trott hit 226. Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal added 88 for the first wicket before Junaid Siddique guided the visitors to the close with a determined, unbeaten 53 alongside Jahurul Islam.

England had been expected to dominate the day when they started on 362 for 4 but it didn't quite transpire that way even though Trott reached a career-best first-class score and equalled Kevin Pietersen's 226 as England's highest Test score since Graham Gooch's 333 in 1990. Shahadat's effort kept Bangladesh in the game and also made him the first Bangladesh cricketer to be included on the honours board at Lord's.

Tamim then shrugged off concerns about his injured left wrist with a half-century compiled in his own inimitable fashion after the visitors came out to bat midway through the second session. He got going by slashing Tim Bresnan over the slips and hammering a pull through square leg from consecutive deliveries, but also flashed wildly every so often to keep the bowlers interested.

Kayes was found out by the short ball during England's tour of Bangladesh, and it wasn't long before Bresnan and James Anderson were testing his technique. But as the shine started to come off the ball, things became easier and Bresnan was removed from the attack after Tamim took to him with three marvellous strikes in one over.

Tamim brought up his fourth half-century in five Test innings against England with a powerful pull through midwicket. He celebrated with a superb pick-up over square leg off the front foot, but two balls later took on Kevin Pietersen's arm with a risky single and was run out for 55 by a direct hit from point.

With his wicket, Bangladesh suddenly seemed more vulnerable, having collapsed after similarly promising starts countless times before, but this time they showed they have the grit and determination as Kayes and Siddique built another solid partnership. However, Steven Finn's pace and bounce eventually proved too much for Kayes to handle, as he gloved a nasty, neck-high bouncer to be easily caught by Andrew Strauss at first slip for 43.

Again, England felt they had their opening, but Siddique and Jahurul buckled down and defied everything the hosts could throw at them. Siddique had started aggressively, striking four boundaries before he had reached 30, but reined himself in after Kayes's departure while Jahurul, determined to survive until the close, was in no hurry at all.

Siddique passed fifty with a firm push to the midwicket boundary off Swann and as the end of the day approached both batsmen retreated into a defensive shell. They had some luck too, as the odd ball nipped past the outside edge and an inside edge from a tentative prod by Islam shot just past the stumps in the final over, but Bangladesh will be mighty pleased with their efforts.

They had desperately needed a good start after a weak showing on the opening day, and Shahadat responded with a determined opening spell as he found movement through the air with a newish ball and kept tight off-stump line to trouble the batsmen. He was quickly rewarded with Eoin Morgan's wicket - edging a flat-footed push to be well caught by a tumbling Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps - and also hurried both Trott and Matt Prior's defences with his probing line.

Bangladesh were gifted their second breakthrough by some witless running as Trott placed the ball through the covers and Prior charged back for a second run, only to see his partner wasn't responding. Unperturbed, Trott progressed in much the same vein as he had on Thursday.

However, Shahadat continued to impress after lunch to break a 63-run partnership between Trott and Bresnan, changing his line of attack to round the wicket and forcing Bresnan to push away from his body at a delivery angled across him to edge a catch to Siddique at a wide first slip.

Graeme Swann wasted no time in getting going, but Bangladesh struck again when Trott opened the face of the bat to guide a ball straight to backward point to end his 349-ball stay before Shahadat secured his pride of place on the away dressing room wall by rattling Anderson's stumps. Bangladesh left the field with a spring their step and ended the day in equally high spirits.

Liam Brickhill is an assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Saikat_Chakraborty on (May 29, 2010, 14:50 GMT)

Busturd asoka de silva! Again wrong dicission? Why ? Why always against bangladesh?

Posted by gmaurup on (May 29, 2010, 14:18 GMT)

Knowing history of some previous collapses from Bangladeshis, we are always skeptic about them. But the biggest thing is that, under Siddons, they really seem to have learnt the test cricket batting (or showing signs of learning). Just a couple of years ago, the highest batting average of the team was of Habibul's at low thirties and the rest at 22-25 region. Now most of them seem to be pushing the bar. Tamim- 36.78, Imrul- 13.18 (looks to have the weakest stats after 11 matches), Junaid- 25.90, Jahurul- 21.50 (just 1 match), Ashraful- 22.78 (he can not improve avg. unless plays the next 53 matches at an avg of 50!), Shakib-33.14, Mahmudullah- 42.33, Mushfiqur- 28.96. And the core Tamim, Junaid, Shakib, Mahmud and Mushfiq just started to score hundreds and fifties regularly-- so stats will be better. Hope they continue to improve. best wishes tigers!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 14:09 GMT)

well a good performance by the BD Boys i'm a sri lankan who follow them around in this last two years they need a pace bowler to duo with Rubel that would be the key to a strong BD team

Posted by alictg on (May 29, 2010, 13:48 GMT)

its bed luck for bangladeshi batsmen, bcs after hard rain stop,start again play,after that english first bowler ball swing much, its very hard for bangladeshi batsmen, atleast fist 5 over, still i hope siddique playing well & score first century in lords as a bangladeshi batsmen,good luck for bangladesh

Posted by shameem3701 on (May 29, 2010, 13:43 GMT)

it was really a health feeling after seeing bd batsmen showing real guts at lord's.the way tamim was batting was awesome..junaid goes on pretty good and is accompanied by johurul (a real talent, the cricworld is yet to know) who is economic and cautious. waiting for a real fight against english...C'mon tigers!

Posted by cric4zh on (May 29, 2010, 13:01 GMT)

@RAVIKANT KISANA ....thnx 4 ur nice comment, its always good to hear from a foreigner the positive or negative abt bd cricket . i think bd is progressing day by day :)

Posted by Comilla on (May 29, 2010, 12:36 GMT)

Criticizing Bangladesh for its poor performance is an elitist attitude. The elitist attitude in cricket is harming the popularity of cricket. You see the popularity of cricket, especially the test version, is going down. How many countries became champions of FIFA world cup competition and how many countries are participating in the competition? It's not harming soccer, rather it's increasing the sport's popularity. Why not in cricket?

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 12:27 GMT)

Like the Bangladesh batsmam's batting,the way they r going superb!!!

Posted by Ziad005 on (May 29, 2010, 12:06 GMT)

Well, Bangladesh had a good day yesterday. Today under the seaming condition, it will be a real test time for them.Still a plenty of batting to come with Ashraful, Mahmudullah, Shakib and Mushfiq. From 172/2, they should atleast be able to score 350-400 and if they do so, it will be a very good performance from Bangladesh. Best of luck for Bangladesh!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 11:43 GMT)

I am an Indian and a big fan of this new Bangladeshi team. Tamim, Shakib and Mahmudallah are just awesome talents and they are all so young! Reminds of the Indian trioka of Dravid, Tendulkar and Ganguly in 1999-00, when they were all so young and so promising!

Bangladesh now need to unearth one good pace bowler - just one will do. And one wicket-keeper who can bat and make 50s regularly. 4 strong teams from Asia will be awesome!

Posted by ccashek on (May 29, 2010, 11:14 GMT)

@mike5181 it's not banlgadeshis who compare bangladesh with others, it's i englishman who keep saying oh bangladesh batting is not like other top teams like india austarlia or bangladesh bowler r not like other top bowlers. you must be joking by comparing poulation with sport.if greater population means greater success in sport than china should be world champ on football not italy. mind it in china football is one of the main sport.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 10:56 GMT)

I am not surprised to see some English fans' comments. @ Jstein, pray for your own! If we look at the progress of the home of cricket, we can see only one t-20 world trophy. Does it really go with England? @Mike, don't forget, Bangladesh came in world cricket just before 10 years still they doesn't have enough facilities such as field, etc because it's economic condition still is not very good. You are talking about population! China has the biggest population of the world and football now is a very popular game there, but are they have the best football team of the world? We need time to improve.

Posted by virtualshah on (May 29, 2010, 10:37 GMT)

Bravo BD Boys. Hunble Salute. Just let them know what they simply don't know ; all that we need is time. World wining Generation from BD is not far away.

( with due respect, I want to know how many Indian/ Paki/ Sri / Nz players got 5 wicks in Lords and when, i wanna check the scoreboard )

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 9:39 GMT)

omninous for England is Bangladesh still have plenty of batting to come tje two allrounders Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan have the two best averages of Bangadeshi Batsman ever i think they are top of the bowling averages too they will probably retire as Bangladeshes two greatest players

Posted by saif_bd007 on (May 29, 2010, 9:32 GMT)

Bangladesh already crossed the English runs!!!!! Out of 505, only 89 runs scored by Englishmen!!!!! others by South Africans and Irish!!!! What a shame for England cricket... If this is the output after palying 100 yrs of cricket I am afraid what will be state after next 10 yrs.. I dont want them to buy cricketers from Bangladesh for sure....

Posted by mike5181 on (May 29, 2010, 8:39 GMT)

@Waliullah Bhuiyan. The two cases of New Zealand and Bangladesh starting out in test cricket is completely different you just can not compare the two countries. New Zealand has 4 million people in their country and Bangladesh has what? like 140 million people? tad different and if you also take into account the fact that New Zealands main sport is rugby and Bangladesh's main sport is what? oh cricket. So i am sorry but you can not blame commentators for saying Bangladesh is under performing especially with talents like Mohammad Ashraful and Shakib. What i want to know is why the commentators take a negative approach to Tamim Iqbal's batting when he has scores what? like three fifties in his last 5 innings against England????

Posted by saif_bd007 on (May 29, 2010, 8:29 GMT)

Tamim, Junaed and Shahadat deserves a BIGGGG Thaks from me for stopping the mouths of English fans.... by their performance... Surprised to see no comments from English fans like yesterday....

Posted by riskrao on (May 29, 2010, 8:27 GMT)

nice to see a good response from bangladesh. just keep doing this consistently and over a period you would in for reckoning. all the best for the rest of the test match and i hope bangladesh can pull of a stunner, just draw the match if not winning by scoring near to the eng first innings score.

Posted by Ruhel_Moscow on (May 29, 2010, 8:20 GMT)

To Mr Atahar Ali Khan@plz dont become always agree with english commentetors.even first day morning Micheal holding was saying tht Bangladeshis batting line strong.they should have taken bat first.ok.but if our bowling line weak thn how shahadat got five wkts?????

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 8:13 GMT)

well done BD, keep it up... We want to see that, English lost the 3 test againts the BD.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 8:04 GMT)

It is the name of the country pulling us back, players think that they are playing against "X, Y, Z" country. apart from that all the player have the ability to fight agaist any team of the world. the name of the coutry shows the weakness & fear to the players thats where they fall after a solid start, I believe 5 years down the line, its all gonna change. than no one will say oh! we are playing against Bangladesh No big deal!

well done boys!!!....

Posted by jstein91 on (May 29, 2010, 7:21 GMT)

Good to see bangladesh toiling. I agree day 3 will be interesting. Either making or breaking bangladesh's chances for a positive result. Both sides evidently missing an experienced spearhead perhaps hossain will evolve over time to fill the void. Mashrafe would be a welcome inclusion when fully fit/ in the right mind set. I also think its time for the senior and key role players to stand up. I.e tammin, shakib, mushfiqur. score some hundreds lay a future framework. Time for ashraful to prove himself too. A test average of 23 from 58 matches isnt good enough. junaid, kayes, jahurul islam and mahmudullah too need to cement their places and make it difficult to get into the test team.

Finally, thank christ abdur razzak is not in the team. His pies add nothing too their bowling attack. neither do his fielding, nor the battling. about time siddons/ the selectors outed him.

carn bangas

Posted by khondokar on (May 29, 2010, 6:55 GMT)

some people say dat bangladesh doesn't have any quality pacer. well, thats true.but its not their fault. we do not have fast and bouncy pitch. also we do not have sufficient facilities that fast bowlers need.besides, bangladeshis r physically not very strong. thats the reason for which we dont have any hard hitting batsman also to do well in T20. just look at india.even 5 years ago they did not as many pace bowlers as they have now.so.we need time.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 6:51 GMT)

Well guyz don't be so much hyped ... as we all know how much effort it takes to occur a collapse in the order of the BD team ... let us just hope that even against the condition Bangladeshi players can do their job with a lot of luck. Though the present situation itself took a lot of pressure off them but still the panic can happen. And DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE English bowling. They know their job and pretty much confident about that whereas Bangladeshis are still looking shaky and nervous. Let us pray and hope that the 3rd day will also continue to go on our favor. I just wish that these guyz can at least touch the score if not gain some lead which if happens should be a marvelous achievement for this young side. And i know that English side cannot add up more than a 200 in the 2nd innings so there is a huge possibility for the tigers to achieve an upset and actually draw the match, but all are dreams if today they cannot bat all day long. So All of us, Let us pray for Bangladesh.

Posted by khondokar on (May 29, 2010, 6:36 GMT)

i'm a regular follower of bangladeshi cricket. i think our team- bangladesh,has improved a lot in the midst of various problems.we do not have a well-structured domestic cricket.even our major cricket clubs do not have sufficient facilities.our domestic first class cricket is not world class.most importantly, our pitches are too flat and the batsmen are not used to palying in green and bouncy pitch.for the same reason bangladesh hasn't yet produced any quality pacer. in spite of these problems bangladesh is developing and they have proved it not only yesterday but also many times before. shahadat has got 5 wicket once again.tamim is playing well regularly.sakib is always doing well. so, what we need is support from the fans of other nations,support of ICC and chances in leagues like IPL,english county etc.then our team will b able to perform all 5 days. best of luck to them.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 6:22 GMT)

what r u people bragging about man!!...when BD beat Aus in 2005 in england everybody said give this team 5 years..they will be awesome...What year is it?..2010..i think 5 years have passed..where r Bangladesh now?..still losing and creating new records of losing as they were doing it back in 2005,with a exceptional flash in a pan!...plz except the fact man!..in 5 years BD cant be a good team...they were pathetic in 2005..they are now and will be in 2015..they will give us some occational joys in between like "day 2" of this test match..but thats it..they can't do more than that..truth harts..

Posted by amirsadia on (May 29, 2010, 5:53 GMT)

very good test match so far but there r a lot of task to be done i think bangladeshi should concentrate to stay on the pitche siddions should discussed the matter with the batsman , i think junaid to carry the inning because he is settle down batsman good luck bangladehi tigers

Posted by mrnevergiveup on (May 29, 2010, 5:39 GMT)

I think its very important for Bangladesh to bat the 3rd complete day and if not that at least 2/3rd of it.............Its really beeen a treat.....Its the 1st time i have followed a BD test match and it hasnt gon in vain...............IT REALLY BEEEEEN A TREAT!!!!! U never know may b v r goin 4 the biggest upset on the LORDS ground......u know wat i MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by rakib007 on (May 29, 2010, 5:28 GMT)

uuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmahhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa............ bangladesh.............. i love u

Posted by first_slip on (May 29, 2010, 5:25 GMT)

magnificent display from Trott, dont worry england will Demolish B'desh in this match....Banladesh Is all Hype like india....

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 5:03 GMT)

t-20 w.c champion"s in a grt prob...............

Posted by apearce24 on (May 29, 2010, 5:01 GMT)

Great to see Bangladesh showing some grit and determination and it's hard to go past the fact this is the most talented Bangledesh side to play test cricket. Im an Australian supporter but i love to see Bangladesh improving and they are slowly but surely. There is a long way to goin this test yet though!

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 4:59 GMT)

wat a day for us............yahoooo............england all out in only 1.5 days..............in lords.........

Posted by nafee on (May 29, 2010, 4:28 GMT)

its funny how fast the views in cricket changes...........1 day ago every1 saying bangladesh r just push over in test cricket.............GREAT ENGLAND side will humiliate bangladesh within 3 days of a test..............&& from LORDS there will be the beginning of the end of bangladesh as a test nation...............wat a joke it is now.............

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 4:04 GMT)

What the hell is wrong with Anderson's outswinger he seems to have completely lost it and is only trying to angle the ball across the lefthanders and into righthanders .hes trying to do what flintoff does.he should do what his strength is swinging the ball both ways

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 3:54 GMT)

Bangladesh played very well in the 2nd day, so we can hope for the best, bt u konw BD! so we also should prepare for the ............

Posted by zohebchampion on (May 29, 2010, 3:47 GMT)

Bangladesh's progress in last two years has been tremandous.Definitely the p;ayers are looking more disciplined and playing better cricket.We must give credit to coach Jimmy Siddons for transforming this team.

Posted by   on (May 29, 2010, 2:48 GMT)

bangladesh are the good side but all they need to have self believe.

Posted by Comilla on (May 29, 2010, 2:29 GMT)

So far Bangladesh have done reasonably well in the Lords Test. But test is a five-day match. Bangladesh were in much better position in many matches before this one. But they could not continue that form throughout the match and were eventually defeated easily. If Bangladesh want to draw this match, they will have work hard during the next three days.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 23:54 GMT)

I hope Bangladesh strongly coming fightback against England on day 3rd.

Posted by santorpon on (May 28, 2010, 23:48 GMT)

Basically, Its too early to say anything about the result, but looks like kayes, junayed, and jahurul done their homework before coming to the crease. All these three played sensible while I was disappointed about tamim the way he started, I know he is an attacking player but Its not twenty 20, u need to attack the ball with style and precision, he attacked the ball like a proper slogger, thats not test cricket. I remember when ashraful made a 21 ball 50 against india in dhaka in a test match full of strokes but with style and elegance, not slogs. Anyway hope they can score more than 400, there is nothing in the wicket except bounce. x

Posted by Zahidsaltin on (May 28, 2010, 23:45 GMT)

Bangladesh needs a couple of wasims, waqars, imrans. Bowlers they need badly. Shahadat did it today but there is no real fire power in the bowling department. My message is to teenagers in BD "work hard" to become express bowlers, your country needs u. Well done improved BD

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 23:43 GMT)

Bangladesh strongly coming for fightback against England on day 3rd.

Posted by NikhilNair on (May 28, 2010, 22:51 GMT)

hopefully bangladesh will keep it up.. and get as close to to england's score or maybe take a lead.. I think they could do it especially with shakib yet to come.. i want him to get a century..

Posted by Bang_La on (May 28, 2010, 22:33 GMT)

@Dark Heart, this forum is to discuss cricket academically and you have done it very nicely, thank YOU.

Bangladesh fans can be swept away with emotions and put lots of high talks but clinically, the real test of the match will be on 3rd day. The weather predication is gloomy, there could be more swings and reverse swings from the bowlers and this is where Bangladesh batsmen need to stand tall. Today, many balls whistled past the bat and/or stumps only because the batsmen were unsure of their off stump. That has to be corrected. Bangladesh players main problem is lack of confidence in themselves. They have to made believe that "they can"! Iit is highly lauded in Bangladesh culture as being polite and gentle, if a boy has sublime persoanlity. This crosses directly against the present international cut-throat and aggressive cricket culture. Bangladesh players must show aggressiveness, though I don't know how they can achieve it. But it can be done, as Indians now show it

Posted by osee_bhai on (May 28, 2010, 22:29 GMT)

england got a little back to ground and reality today.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 22:24 GMT)

as some british newspapers said they want to see a fighting test match so i think BANGLADESH team gonna give to english people a memorial test match!

Cheers BANGLADESH...> we r ROCK!!!

Posted by Ovy_obni on (May 28, 2010, 21:21 GMT)

ooooooo the English team can't do any mistake...ohh this match is just the Ashes prep... is bresnan a better bowler than finnn??? Oh I don't know.. thy both suck big time... Bd will be an awesome team in five years time..At this time we need some quality seamers...Batting is up to the par so far this year.. Fielding a lot to desire... Great comment (@ Walliullah) I agree...... I am sure our team will be a serious threat to top teams in five yrs time.....

Posted by Ruhel_Moscow on (May 28, 2010, 21:20 GMT)

Good luck my golden bangla...........Ash please prove yourself.be confident like junaid............

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 21:17 GMT)

This is the way of Test cricket and the way what Bangladesh should follow. There are a lot of discussion about the talent from Bangladeshi Cricketers. But until now it is a show of determination rather then talent. Good Job, a good match until now.

Posted by sallu123 on (May 28, 2010, 21:09 GMT)

good positive start from bangladesh.hope they will hold the momentum 3rd days

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 21:04 GMT)

And Oh ... Good Luck the England Cricket Team too. Especially to Tim Bresnan; hopefully he will be much better in line and length in the next day. And Finn, Finn should be able serve for his country a long long time. But Colly do u still think the English are the same without you???

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 20:41 GMT)

Another bowler showed up today - Shahadat Hossain! Bangladesh is showing some fight and as of now making a fist of it. Getting the next 134 is critical. Also showing that they can bat two innings in Test without collapsing. Well done and keep it up!

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 20:39 GMT)

Definitely a memorable day for the visitors. A perfect set up for the young and talented bowler Shahadat Hossain as he becomes the first Bangladeshi to score a five wic haul at Lord's and a brave reply from the openers later on. And no, this time Bangladeshis hold their pride high as their innings matured to 172/2 with Junaid Siddique eventually proving his place in the team and the new guy with a damn determination to score for his side, Jahurul Islam. I don't know what will happen tomorrow in the morning but hopefully the visitors will continue to score and be able to gather a comparative total from which they can bowl a second time with their heads high above and make the match an interesting one to watch. Bravo for the Bangladesh cricket team for a good matured day of a test match which is now turning to become a true test for all. Good Luck Junaid Good Luck Jahurul.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 20:18 GMT)

I think Bangladesh have done a great job today in Lords.specially, Shahadat did very good bowling and ofcourse the openers did their job for Bangladesh.hope, it will continue for Bangladesh.

Posted by crazycricketfan4life on (May 28, 2010, 19:50 GMT)

I thought today, Bangladesh could actually claim that their game has changed and I think more validity can be given to this claim if they carried the fight for three more days. Even though, like almost all other years, they have lost all their test matches this year, there was a lot more mental strength shown in these past eight months than in any other period in this country's brief Test History. I am by no means implying it is still up to the level of other test teams but I think people have to show a lot more patience in Bangladesh than any other team due to the average age and experience of the team. Even though Ashraful's potential has been given a lot of chances and not materialized, players such as Tamim, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur, and especially Shakib have something special to give to this game and seem to be learning learning all the time. Bangladesh was not ready for tests in 2000, and even though this group still has a lot to learn I think they will bring something special.

Posted by 2.14istherunrate on (May 28, 2010, 19:45 GMT)

Though Trott reached an admirable 200, most of England's cricket on the second day had all the bite of a piece of soggy lettuce. Spinechilling bowling should have most fans reconsidering the strength of their team. On TV the commentators talked about the bowlers needing time to find their lengths. Why? Is it now accepted practice for an international attack to take half a day to adjust their lengths? Surely international bowlers should be pawing the ground at the top of their runs breathing fire from the first delivery. It is surely time for selectors NOT to accept excuses from anyone and to insist that England's attack is the well honed fighting machine it was in 2005. Long hops should be rewarded with a long spell back in county cricket, not another chance to bowl more. ( Why Broad is bleating about wanting to figure in these games when he has no idea about where to pitch the ball is a joke) It is time for a serious rethink about the England side if they are progress at all.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 19:22 GMT)

Hope Bangladesh will bat 3rd day completely.

Posted by shonkhochil on (May 28, 2010, 19:07 GMT)

Better performance by Bangladesh. Hopefully they can hold their nerves for couple of more days and we can watch a good test match... By the way 'Ordinary shewag' fans--India lost to Zim today!!!

Posted by _Rafi_ on (May 28, 2010, 19:04 GMT)

Really good day for BD. But I am more concerned about the flatter wicket of Lords. It is day by day getting easier for the batsmen

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 19:01 GMT)

well played bangladesh. goodluck for day 3.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 18:49 GMT)

good ans to the blind eng supporters who thought the game was a piece of cake. some of the commentators were criticizing about the defensive field of bangladesh. what about today's field setting of england when tamim was batting, they were simply waiting for a mistake from tamim. we, bangladesi fans are not saying we are competitive enough to win a test match against england. it took new-zeland 32 years to win a test match. i don't understand why you people are in a hurry to see bangladesh in a winning habit?

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 18:45 GMT)

congrats Sahadat......well done Bangladesh !!

Posted by sawn on (May 28, 2010, 18:43 GMT)

great going tigers! hope we hav a good one tomorrow too!

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 18:40 GMT)

good ans to the blind eng supporters who thought the game was a piece of cake. some of the commentators were criticizing about the defensive field of bangladesh. what about today's field setting of england when tamim was batting, they were simply waiting for a mistake from tamim. we, bangladesi fans are not saying we are competitive enough to win a test match against england. it took new-zeland 32 years to win a test match. i don't understand why you people are in a hurry to see bangladesh in a winning habit?

Posted by tareks_bangladesh on (May 28, 2010, 18:13 GMT)

The guy who gave away 101 runs for none in 11 overs on his debut in the Lords; After Five years he wrote down his name on the Honors Board at the same ground...It was our day

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 18:09 GMT)

শাহাদাত ভাল বল করেছে ............................................................

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 18:06 GMT)

Well done tigers !!! Keep going.....

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 18:00 GMT)

very well done bd.Really feeling myself unlucky to miss a tamim flyer. his run out reallly denied me a good enjoyable time.keep it up bd.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 18:00 GMT)

tomorrow is gonna be a crucial morning session for the tigers. if these pair can survive the first hour of the day, there is always a possibility to go close to 500, but then again Bangladesh is a very unpredictable side knowing their past record.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 17:57 GMT)

অনেকদিন পর টেস্ট খেলল বাংলাদেশ

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 17:54 GMT)

It was a very good day of test cricket.............

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 17:53 GMT)

It is nice to see that Bangladesh is coming forward with much disciplined cricket at the holly ground of cricket.

pitch is too flat and easy for the batsman and surely an interesting game is ahead.

Posted by   on (May 28, 2010, 17:52 GMT)

GREAT BANGLA FIGHT BACK,,, GOOD GOING AS MONEY IS NOT THE FOREMOST THING IN BANGLA CRICKET!!!!!!!!!

Posted by saif_bd007 on (May 28, 2010, 17:49 GMT)

Last time in 2005 Bangladesh saw no 50s at Lords but this already two... Many more to come.... Those who compare the sides of 2005 and 2010 can guess whether Bangladesh improved or not????..

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