Bangladesh in England Test Series - 1st Test

England v Bangladesh

England won by 8 wickets

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

"Does Morgan really deserve his place in the Test squad with a domestic average of 36? Are England making the mistake of picking a player for Tests based on T20 form?" asks P. Satish. Only time will tell, but Morgan certainly seems to have the temperament for a ruck.

10.57am The Umpires are heading out to the middle, closely followed by the players, and play is about to begin.

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10.33am Team news: Ajmal Shahzad misses out today, which means that Steven Finn is in, and Eoin Morgan will make his Test debut.

No surprises in the Bangladesh line-up, which looks like this: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Junaid Siddique, 4 Jahurul Islam, 5 Mohammad Ashraful, 6 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 9 Robiul Islam, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Shahadat Hossain

10.31am Shakib al Hasan has won the toss, and Bangladesh will be in the field first this morning. Andrew Strauss suggests that had he won the toss, he too would have had a bowl.

10.30am It was a rather sunnier day at Lord's last Thursday, when Chance to Shine, the hugely successful grassroots campaign to reintroduce cricket to British state schools, celebrated its fifth birthday with a tea party on the pavilion roof terrace. And a pupil from one of the schools that has benefited from the initiative - Robbie Turner, 10, from Honeywell Junior School in Wandsworth - is today's mascot at the toss.

10.18am England are wrapping up their warm-ups, and in very pleasing scenes we've just seen Eoin Morgan being handed his Test cap. He deserves it.

A warm good morning from a distinctly overcast London, and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first Test between England and Bangladesh at Lord's. The conditions here are a world away from what the visitors are used to, and the last time they played at Lord's they were defeated by an innings and 261 runs. But the current touring side is unrecognisable from the team that made the trip five years ago and although the occasion of a Test at HQ is a daunting experience for any team, they are sure to be less over-awed this time.

I'm Liam Brickhill, and Andrew McGlashan and I will be bringing you live commentary from the first session of play. We will be joined a little later by Sahil Dutta, and Andrew Miller is our man at the ground today. Speaking of which, here's what Miller had to say about conditions at the ground a short while ago: "It's a dank and mizzly morning here at Lord's. The light's not great and the air has a distinct chill. Bangladesh, it is fair to say, will not want to bat in a hurry if they can possibly help it. With conditions as they are, it's sure to be a prompt start."

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0.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, big grunt already as Shahadat lets this one go. Full and a little wide of off, Strauss shoulders arms

0.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, on a length this time, a little straighter but angling across Strauss, and again he lifts his hands up and over the ball to let this one through

0.3

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, pushed out wider again, not a great deal of swing at all and Strauss isn't the least bit interested in playing this one. Bangladesh have got to use this new ball and get the batsmen playing at the ball

0.4

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, full, wide and again Strauss just watches it go by

0.5

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, there's the line! Shahadat hurls this one down much straighter, and Strauss played at it. He felt for it really, and the ball just held its line to beat the bat on the way through to Mushfiqur

0.6

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, well, a bit of swing now, curling back in to the left-hander. Too wide though, and again left alone

"England rolled before tea...150 if they are lucky. I feel it in me bones." Does anyone really feel their bones? Nathan, who is from Australia, probably should prize open his other eye.

End of over 1 (maiden) England 0/0
AJ Strauss    0* (6b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    0* (0b)     

Robiul to share the new ball from the Nursery end, making his Test debut at Lord's

1.1

Robiul Islam to Cook, 2 runs, and he is tucked away square on the leg side first ball by Cook, and England are up and running

1.2

Robiul Islam to Cook, no run, nippy from Robiul, wobbling around on off stump. But not straight enough, and Cook stands up tall and lifts his bat out of the way to let this one through

1.3

Robiul Islam to Cook, no run, Cook shapes to tuck to leg again as Robiul sends this one down a touch straighter on a length. He is struck on the thigh pad, though, and a single isn't on offer

1.4

Robiul Islam to Cook, no run, fuller, but wider too and Cook is quite content to let the ball go past

"Re: Morgan. Fletcher did not pick Michael Vaughan for the Wanderers Test back in the 90s on account of his county average. Temperament is all." Good point, Toby Tennant, well made.

1.5

Robiul Islam to Cook, 1 run, a touch of swing from Robiul, coming in to Cook through the air. But he's pulled the ball down a little too short, allowing Cook to rock back and tuck to midwicket for one

1.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, nice, tight line to finish as Robiul goes fuller and straighter and again finds some swing in to the left-hander. Strauss hangs back in his crease to defend back down the wicket without alarm

End of over 2 (3 runs) England 3/0
AJ Strauss    0* (7b)      Robiul Islam    1-0-3-0
AN Cook    3* (5b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-1-0-0

2.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, tempting line, full and just outside off. Cook is not fooled though, leaving the new ball well alone

2.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, very close! Shahadat finds a much better line and length, snaking the ball in just a touch to strike Cook on the pad adjacent to the wickets. Height was an issue, though, and Cook also got a healthy inside edge on that, so rightfully not given

2.3

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, more swing! But this one is left on length as Shahadat drags one a little short on off stump

2.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, pushed wide of Cook, perhaps nipping away off the seam just a little. Much too far from the batsman to elicit any sort of stroke

2.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, now that one did move away off the seam after pitching. Cook kept his eye intently on the ball, though, and let it go by past off stump

2.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, FOUR, first shot of authority from Cook, and the first boundary of the Test series is the result, as Shahadat dishes up a half-volley on off stump and is elegantly driven straight down the ground

End of over 3 (4 runs) England 7/0
AN Cook    7* (11b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-1-4-0
AJ Strauss    0* (7b)      Robiul Islam    1-0-3-0

"I'm all in favour of giving Morgan a go", says Michael. "But the trouble is we probably won't know anything more about him after this series. Five years ago Bell scored mountains of runs against a poor Bangladesh side so he played in the Ashes instead of Graham Thorpe and was terrible throughout."

3.1

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, pushed wide of Strauss from over the wicket, and duly left alone

3.2

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Robiul straightens his line, but Strauss is back and across in a flash to get firmly behind the ball in solid defence

3.3

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, good line, good length as Robiul bowls a little straighter and finds some movement in to Strauss. Again, he is quickly into defence, off the front foot this time

3.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Robiul seems to have found his radar now, as he sends another one snaking in to Strauss through the air on a length, and is defended back down the wicket

3.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, full and wider of off this time, Strauss leaves alone and that one's kept a little low, bouncing on its way through to the keeper

3.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, wide of off again, and Strauss lets it go past.

End of over 4 (maiden) England 7/0
AJ Strauss    0* (13b)      Robiul Islam    2-1-3-0
AN Cook    7* (11b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-1-4-0

4.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, just back of a length on off stump, Cook gives the ball a close look and pulls his bat inside the line as it goes past

4.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, OUT, gone! Bangladesh strike and England lose an early wicket! This one was very similar to the shout in the last over as Cook was once again beaten by movement in to him through the air to be struck on the back pad. Replays suggest that was a bit high, so Cook can feel a little bit aggrieved with that decision. Bangladesh are ecstatic though, and they may well be able to put England under some pressure now

AN Cook lbw b Shahadat Hossain 7 (18m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

4.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, good bounce from Shahadat as the ball leaps up off a length, but it's well wide of off and Trott just has a look at this one, letting it go

4.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, and again, Trott pulls his bat high out of the way to let the ball past

4.5

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, FOUR, jagging away off the seam this time, but it was really quite wide to start with and without a great deal of pace on the ball Trott had no trouble getting onto the back foot to carve behind square on the off side to get off the mark with a boundary

4.6

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, better from Shahadat, straighter line and Trott defends back down the pitch off the back foot

End of over 5 (4 runs) England 11/1
IJL Trott    4* (4b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-1-8-1
AJ Strauss    0* (13b)      Robiul Islam    2-1-3-0

5.1

Robiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, movement in to Strauss's pads, and he shapes to flick the ball square. He can't quite get it away, though, and they take one as the ball trickles just behind square

Full marks to Josh for moving the subject on from Morgan, and for revealing Aussie fears about tall pacemen. "Everyone seems to be talking about Morgan, and rightfully so but I'll be interested to see how Steve Finn goes, to see if he gets any swing and gets wickets. I'll be keeping a close eye on him as I'm counting down the days until the Poms come down under to get a Aussie thrashing!"

5.2

Robiul Islam to Trott, 3 runs, ah, now that will be runs on the leg side, as Robiul strays down leg and Trott pushes firmly through midwicket. The ball is pulled up just short of the boundary

5.3

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, pitching wide of off on a length and going straight on, Strauss leaves

5.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Robiul hurls down an attempted bumper, but errs in line as the ball is dug in very wide of off. Strauss is on the pull in a flash, however, but as the ball was so wide of off he couldn't get into a good position to play the shot and sent the ball lamely to mid on

5.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, much fuller this time, but again the ball is wide of off and left alone

5.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, what was Robiul attempting there? The ball slipped out as a full toss very wide of off stump. Strauss really had to reach for it as he went to drive, and despite a slight misfield by cover they decide against a run

End of over 6 (4 runs) England 15/1
AJ Strauss    1* (18b)      Robiul Islam    3-1-7-0
IJL Trott    7* (5b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-1-8-1

6.1

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, FOUR, shot! Trott is in an aggressive mood out there, driving a swinging Shahadat half-volley through extra cover for four. All timing in the shot, perfectly in position and thrashed away with a high left elbow

6.2

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, quite exaggerated movement away from the right-hander, but the ball is misdirected very wide of off and Trott has nothing to do with it

6.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, better line, zoning in on off stump and Trott pushes forward to defend

6.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, FOUR, simply marvellous shot from Trott, who stands tall and transfers his weight forward to push the ball firmly down the ground for another boundary. Again it was superb timing that got the ball down there, and it raced away all along the turf

6.5

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, hopeful shout from Bangladesh as a ball delivered wide of off nips in off the seam as Trott leaves alone and the ball clips the pad. Well wide of the stumps though, and the Umpire won't even consider it

6.6

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, very full and swinging away, Trott unfurls a flashing square drive but point is there to cut it off

End of over 7 (8 runs) England 23/1
IJL Trott    15* (11b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-1-16-1
AJ Strauss    1* (18b)      Robiul Islam    3-1-7-0

7.1

Robiul Islam to Strauss, SIX, short, another attempted bouncer and that is hammered away with disdain by Strauss. He was forward initially, but quickly rocked on to the back foot and had plenty of time to crack the ball high over square leg. Right out the middle.

7.2

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Robiul, perhaps a little flustered, flings one wide down the leg side

7.3

Robiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, closer to the stumps, but again he's strayed onto the leg-stump line and is clipped firmly behind square for four by Strauss

7.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, better this time, as he moves his line to off stump and Strauss gets half forward to defend

7.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, (no ball) 1 run, back of a length, on the hips, and Strauss helps it out to deep square leg, where there is a fielder positioned on the boundary

7.5

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, huge swing away from Trott, but Robiul is having some trouble controlling it as this started wide of off, swinging away and then going even further off the seam as the ball pitched on the sloping pitch

7.6

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, just outside off stump, again wobbling away and Trott leaves

End of over 8 (12 runs) England 35/1
IJL Trott    15* (13b 3x4)      Robiul Islam    4-1-19-0
AJ Strauss    12* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    4-1-16-1

8.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, a bit of a nothing ball from Shahadat, not much swing, the line was well wide of off and Strauss just lets it past

8.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, inside edge this time as the ball nips in to Strauss, the ball flies pretty close to the stumps as it goes behind his legs to the leg side, and Trott calls him through for one

"It's very odd seeing Trott score at strike rate nearing 150, normally it takes him about 30 balls to get off the mark - must be the Morgan factor." Yes, Dominic, big innings this for Trott, he needs to prove he can impose himself on the opposition batting at three.

8.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, back of a length and Trott stays deep in the crease as he tries to work this through midwicket. Straight to the fielder, though

8.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, straight again from Shahadat, Trott glances to square leg but again finds the fielder

8.5

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, tempting line just wide of off stump, but Trott is in good touch and knows he doesn't have to play at it, leaving well alone and watching the ball closely as it goes by

8.6

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, hurled down the leg side with a big grunt by Shahadat, Trott can't get anything on it as it was just a little too wide

End of over 9 (1 run) England 36/1
IJL Trott    15* (17b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-1-17-1
AJ Strauss    13* (25b 1x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    4-1-19-0

As Lord's begins to brighten visibly, with the sun just peeping out from behind a curtain of clouds, we have a change in the bowling as Shakib al Hasan brings himself on. Though the conditions aren't ripe for spin, this could be a good move

9.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, good start, a touch of turn in to Strauss from over the wicket, and he defends with bat and pad close together

9.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, beaten! Strauss played for spin but the ball went on with the arm

9.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss uses his feet this time, taking a couple of steps down the track to send the ball to deep mid on for one

9.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, good, tight line from Shakib as he switches to round the wicket to the right-hander and is defended back down the pitch

9.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, accurate stuff again, and Trott taps the ball defensively back to the bowler

9.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, flighted delivery hangs in the air outside off stump, and Trott stretches well forward to drive through the covers for one

End of over 10 (2 runs) England 38/1
IJL Trott    16* (20b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    14* (28b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    5-1-17-1

10.1

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, good intent from Trott as he stands up tall to work a length ball away on the leg side, but picks out the square leg fielder

10.2

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, good bounce from Shahadat as the ball just spits up off a length, and the line was testing too, in the channel on or around off stump. Trott drops his hands on the shot to let the ball through, just a little surprised by the amount of bounce

10.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, short, wide and Trott chops the ball hard just behind square on the off side, but point cuts it off

10.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, on a length on off stump, Trott was perhaps thinking about the drive here but the ball wasn't quite full enough for it. He ends up tapping the ball defensively into the off side

10.5

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, misdirected by Shahadat as this one starts wide of leg stump and goes further away. Mushfiqur moves nimbly to his left to cut it off

10.6

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, shorter this time, Trott is back into a pull but wasn't really in position for it and ends up tapping the ball to mid on

End of over 11 (maiden) England 38/1
IJL Trott    16* (26b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-2-17-1
AJ Strauss    14* (28b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, full, just a little bit of turn, and Strauss lunges forward to defend

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, beaten! The ball went straight on with the arm once again to beat Strauss's defensive push, but he did well not to follow it, just holding the shot inside the line

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, FOUR, good comeback as Strauss finds perfect placement on the sweep. He didn't try to hit it too hard at all, just picked his spot and sent the ball rolling away to the boundary between the fielders

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, skips down the track this time, and pushes into the covers

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, again Strauss is down on bended knee to sweep, but the placement is not quite as good this time, and he is kept to one

Shakib comes over the wicket, with a slip and short leg in place

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, arm ball, but it's misdirected, way down the leg side

End of over 12 (5 runs) England 43/1
IJL Trott    16* (27b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-0
AJ Strauss    19* (33b 2x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    6-2-17-1

Another change, as Rubel Hossain comes in to replace Shahadat. He bowled well to England in Bangladesh, and his reverse-swinging slingers immediately spring to mind

12.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good start, pushing the ball full as Strauss defends firmly into the covers

12.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, good pace, but too straight and Strauss shuffles across to nudge the ball past midwicket

Rubel has a whiff of Lasith Malinga about him, but his action is not nearly as exaggerated

12.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, nice and straight, good wheels from Rubel at over 88mph, Trott pushes half forward to defend

12.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, nice line again, a touch shorter and Trott is onto the back foot and aiming a backfoot punch into the covers

12.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, touch of width on offer, Trott slashes behind square but there's a gully in and he pulls off a sharp stop

12.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, back of a length and flicked wristily to mid on

Trott is taking guard to the quicker bowlers on or outside leg stump, really quite wide, and then stepping across his stumps in his trigger movement

End of over 13 (1 run) England 44/1
IJL Trott    16* (31b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-1-0
AJ Strauss    20* (35b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-7-0

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, very full and just a little wide, Strauss drives into the covers

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 3 runs, edged! Shakib came round the wicket to Strauss and immediately found the edge of the bat, but Strauss played it with soft hands, and the ball dropped short and just a little wide of slip, allowing them to take three

Shakib changed his line of attack there but Strauss made no change to his stance, perhaps the reason for the edge

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott stretches out to defend

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, just a little straight, Trott stays deep in the crease to drop the ball behind square on the leg side

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, Shakib keeps the round the wicket attack, Strauss clips to leg

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, full and straight, and Trott pushes well forward to smother the ball back down the wicket

And with that, the players take drinks. And here's Sahil Dutta to take over comms for a spell

End of over 14 (5 runs) England 49/1
IJL Trott    17* (34b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-12-0
AJ Strauss    24* (38b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-1-0

Thanks Liam. Not a bad opening session that for Bangladesh - removed Cook early and after a flurry of quick boundaries Trott and Strauss were relatively becalmed.

14.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 3 runs, good start from Strauss after the break, punching a full ball down the ground firmly for three to bring up England's fifty

14.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, Trott walking down the wicket a fraction, with some intent, and then leaving outside off

14.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, bit swing away, dragged Trott to play with bat well away from pad, but it was short enough for him t guide it securely to point

14.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, much shorter, and too far outside off, the intention was good the execution pretty poor, but still, Rubel has been zippy this morning

14.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 2 runs, short again and straighter, Trott seemed to have a long time to swivel and pull down to square leg easily enough

14.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, plenty of swing here, that will please Shakib and Rubel, but starting outside off and swinging further, so left well alone

End of over 15 (5 runs) England 54/1
IJL Trott    19* (39b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-6-0
AJ Strauss    27* (39b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-12-0

15.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, tidy as ever from Shakib, slinging it outside off and Strauss defends

15.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, this time the England captain is down on one knee and sweeping firmly and securely down to fine leg for one

15.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, touch shorter and wider from Shakib, Trott thinks about a cut but opts to leave instead

15.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tighter line here, Trott happy to defend off the back foot to mid on

15.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, good line again from Shakib, choking Trott for room and he blocks quietly into the leg side

15.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, angled slightly too far down the leg side, Trott helps it on it's way for a strike-stealing single to midwicket

End of over 16 (2 runs) England 56/1
IJL Trott    20* (43b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-0
AJ Strauss    28* (41b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-6-0

16.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 2 runs, wrong angle this from Rubel, drifting into Trott's hip, he nudges it to midwicket to collect a couple and bring up the fifty partnership

16.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 2 runs, same ball, same shot, same result - worked into the midwicket region for an easy couple

16.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, Rubel corrects his line, dragging it outside off stump, but it's a touch too short, won't really cause many problems from that length

16.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, there we go, line right - just outside off, length right, Trott defends to cover

16.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, nicely played for one, old-fashioned back-cut to a ball that was a fraction short and a fraction wide, the fielder at point fumbled, allowing the single

16.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good ball here, on off stump, Strauss looked as if he had an age to play it, waiting in line and allowing the ball to hit his bat and trickle away into the off side

End of over 17 (5 runs) England 61/1
AJ Strauss    28* (42b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-11-0
IJL Trott    25* (48b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-14-0

17.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Shakib flights this, which is rare, and drags Trott forward in a picture-perfect defence

17.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, good shot here from Trott, a fraction short from Shakib, Trott was on the back foot in a flash and pushed it down to long on for a couple

17.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, Trott really working the strike over well, which is not normally associated with his hard-handed approach, this time feathering it square leg for a single

17.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, Strauss is forward and defending carefully

17.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, good ball from Shakib, just held it back a fraction and Strauss almost played too early

17.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, bit of a half-tracker to finish the over, dragged down and swiped away firmly down to fine leg for a single to keep the strike

End of over 18 (4 runs) England 65/1
AJ Strauss    29* (45b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-18-0
IJL Trott    28* (51b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-11-0

18.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, Rubel persisting with this back-of-a-length approach, not sure it's a great idea, Strauss defends it gently towards mid on and picks up a very easy single

18.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, much better length from Rubel, full and straight, Trott works it to midwicket

18.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 no ball, decent length, but the line is too far outside off, allowing Trott to leave, and it was a no-ball, by quite a stretch too

18.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, if he held his line here all day, he'd be rewarded well, full and straight, would be hitting the top of off but Trott defends

18.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, decent line, perhaps a fraction short, Trott once again is resolute in defence

18.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, back of a length, on off stump, Trott stands tall and punches a defensive shot back down the pitch

18.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, Rubel is probably impressed by his own pace, which is making him want to bang the ball in, it's not a great idea, especially if, like here, he gives the batsmen some room, Trott cuts it down to third man for a single

End of over 19 (3 runs) England 68/1
IJL Trott    29* (57b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-14-0
AJ Strauss    30* (46b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-18-0

Change of bowling here, Robiul Islam into the attack. He is a well-built lad with a menacing beard. If only he bowled quicker.

19.1

Robiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, this is shortish and wide of off and cut down to deep point for a single

19.2

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Strauss can't get this away, defending carefully off the back foot

19.3

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, touch of swing here for Robiul, keeps Strauss in check, forcing him to defend carefully off the back foot

19.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, nicely bowled, sticking to a plan to keep Strauss quiet, swinging back at off stump, defended carefully to point

19.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, touch fuller here, drags Strauss, somewhat unwillingly on to the front foot and he pushes it into the covers

19.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, oh no, all the hard work undone for Robiul. Overpitching, drifting into the legs with the swing, and Strauss takes full toll, clipping it away in front of midwicket, where not even a desperate dive could save the over

End of over 20 (5 runs) England 73/1
AJ Strauss    34* (51b 3x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    5-1-24-0
IJL Trott    30* (58b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-14-0

20.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, FOUR, short and wide is never a good idea in any form of cricket at any level, Trott has seen too many of these today and happily chops it behind point for four. Could be a long day in the field for Bangladesh

20.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, short again, this time Trott goes leg-side, swivelling a pull down to square leg for a single

20.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, finally Rubel goes full, Strauss rewards it with due respect, pushing gently to mid on

20.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 5 no balls, this is a bit grim all round for Bangladesh, no ball, speared down the leg side, Rahim behind the stumps is a tiny guy, and at full stretch he had no chance of reaching it so it skipped down for four byes

20.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, there we go, decent line and length, Strauss defends

20.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, Rubel should study this, full ball almost brought the reward, touch of swing in and almost squeezed between pad and Strauss's driving bat

20.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 2 runs, this is a fraction too far down leg, and it's enough to allow Strauss an easy work for one to square leg. All about margins this game, fine fine margins

End of over 21 (12 runs) England 85/1
AJ Strauss    36* (56b 3x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-26-0
IJL Trott    35* (60b 4x4)      Robiul Islam    5-1-24-0

21.1

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, this gently swings away from an off stump line, Trott watches the world go by and leaves it well alone

21.2

Robiul Islam to Trott, 2 runs, touch straighter this time, Trott decides to push at this, and does it well, driving past cover for a couple

21.3

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, beaten! Lovely ball this, picked the right line and in-between length, Trott playing on the walk but it pitched and zipped past the outside edge. Keep it there Robiul, keep it there

21.4

Robiul Islam to Trott, (no ball) 3 runs, nope, this one is arrowed down the leg side a fraction, and a no-ball to boot, Trott helps himself to three, clipping between mid on and midwicket

21.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Strauss defends a gently delivery on and around off stump

21.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, late swing down the leg side prevents anything coming of this delivery

21.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, very gentle runs this, worked to square leg for a single

End of over 22 (7 runs) England 92/1
AJ Strauss    37* (59b 3x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    6-1-31-0
IJL Trott    40* (64b 4x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-26-0

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22.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, first ball is delivered with a typical yelp, which is the most action on the ball really, as it gently arrives on leg stump asking Strauss to clip it away for a single

22.2

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, 2 runs, Trott skews an inside edge towards midwicket for a couple

22.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, 2 runs, big screech from Shahadat, short ball, Trott is silent, but pulls it away carefully for a couple to a fumbling square leg

22.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, another short one, this time outside off, Trott is polite enough to duck

22.5

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, touch fuller this time, but still well short of a good length, Trott blocks it away

22.6

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, the grunt is impressive, the delivery is anything but. Outside off, well outside off, and very short, Trott doesn't bother playing

End of over 23 (5 runs) England 97/1
IJL Trott    44* (69b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-2-22-1
AJ Strauss    38* (60b 3x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    6-1-31-0

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23.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, starts well enough from his new end, on off stump, Strauss defends

23.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, banged in on a decent line and length, Strauss and happy to offer the straightest of bats. He's that sort of a fellow

23.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, similar stuff, shortish, good line, straight bat, no run. Good cricket I'd say

23.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, Strauss trying to force away a back-foot drive through cover, but it's a touch too close to him, so can't time it

23.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, Rubel just drifts down the leg side, Strauss does the obvious - clipping it down to fine leg for a single. Some thunderous looks from the MCC members in the stands - probably waiting for their whisky to kick in

"The commentary ala screams and grunts seems to be describing a Horror Movie!!! An apt description for the Bangladeshi bowling," reckons Martin in South Africa.

23.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, Trott is forward and defending well to finish the over, Trott's pads look enormous, I'm not sure why

End of over 24 (1 run) England 98/1
IJL Trott    44* (70b 4x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-27-0
AJ Strauss    39* (65b 3x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    7-2-22-1

24.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, Shahadat round the wicket, and landing it outside off, Strauss drives through point, and with the man back on the boundary it's an easy single

Naheedul is not impressed with Bangladesh's bowling effort this morning: "I cant believe Mortaza is not playing in this match. Even if you got 10 overs per innings, he would've made a greater impact."

24.2

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, very short, and rather wide down the leg side, again Trott is good natured enough to duck, but there was no need

24.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, not quite sure what Shahadat's plan is here, banging another one in half way down the wicket and it sails aimlessly over Trott's head

24.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, FOUR, ah, lovely shot. Caressed through the covers, on the up, from a fullish ball. Takes England past 100 mark in good style

24.5

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, 1 run, follows up the boundary with a swift single, dropped into the point region

24.6

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, Strauss batting in his own bubble here, watching the ball carefully and pushing to cover gently. He's been out the England side for a while remember

End of over 25 (6 runs) England 104/1
AJ Strauss    40* (67b 3x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    8-2-28-1
IJL Trott    49* (74b 5x4)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-27-0

Time for some off spin, Mahmudullah is into the attack.

25.1

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, and Trott works him down to long on for a single to bring up an excellent fifty. Barely raised a sweat this innings

25.2

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, Mahmudullah round the wicket to the left hander, and spearing it down the leg side past Strauss's attempted nurdle

25.3

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, gets the line about right here, on the stumps, and Strauss defends

25.4

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, touch shorter, Strauss looking to give himself some room to squeeze a cut away, but can't

25.5

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, back on the defence, and it's a solid one

25.6

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, with England on the verge of lunch, Strauss not going to bother doing anything fancy here, and he defends carefully

End of over 26 (1 run) England 105/1
AJ Strauss    40* (72b 3x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-1-0
IJL Trott    50* (75b 5x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-2-28-1

Shakib brings himself back on for the final over of the morning.

26.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, honing in on off stump, Trott defends

26.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, quite flat through the air, but a good line, and once again Trott blocks

26.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, off-stump line, no fuss from bowler of batsmen, just solid pre-lunch cricket

26.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, defended back down the pitch from a fullish length

26.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Shakib round the wicket, which opens up the leg side, Trott duly tries to force it into the midwicket region, but his clip crashes into the shins of the short leg fielder

26.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, full toss patted down to mid on to finish the session.

That is lunch on the first morning of the first Test of the English summer. The 98-run partnership between Strauss and Trott ensured England no alarms after the fall of Cook and they are already in a strong position.

Couple of things to keep you entertained during the lunch break - most importantly Andrew McGlashan will have his bulletin ready in a moment and for a less cerebral summary of events you could check out the Facebook page.

End of over 27 (maiden) England 105/1
IJL Trott    50* (81b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-18-0
AJ Strauss    40* (72b 3x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-1-0

The players head back out to the middle after a hearty lunch, hot on the heels of umpires Bowden and de Silva. Here come Strauss and Trott too, and play should be under way in a matter of moments. While Sahil has some lunch himself, I'll take over comms for a spell. Rubel Hossain to start proceedings.

27.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, who needs no warm-up to hit 85mph with his first ball after lunch. Strauss is in no trouble though, pushing forward to defend

27.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 2 runs, and Strauss is away after lunch with a firm push through the covers for two

27.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, nice start from Rubel, the pace is there and so is the line, as he fires one dead at off stump and Strauss pats defensively down the wicket

27.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, a touch fuller - and quicker too - as Strauss drives hard but straight back to the bowler

27.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, the tight line continues and Strauss shuffles slightly to off to cover off stump and get right behind the ball in defence.

Stephen Fry has just been spotted in the crowd. Pure class.

27.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, punched hard to mid on, Trott considers the run but is back in time as the return comes in

End of over 28 (2 runs) England 107/1
AJ Strauss    42* (78b 3x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-29-0
IJL Trott    50* (81b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-18-0

Robiul it is, to start proceedings from the other end. Just one slip, quite wide, and a gully

28.1

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, and gully is in the action straight away, diving to his left to cut off an angled glide from Trott

The partnership reached 100 with that punched two by Strauss

28.2

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, on a length, just wide of off, and Trott just has a look as the ball whizzes past

28.3

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, fuller, and there's still a bit of swing out there. Not enough to trouble Trott, though, as he drives firmly to mid on

28.4

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, Robiul dishes on up full and wide of off and Trott is tempted this time, driving with a flourish but not timing it particularly well as the ball goes to mid off

28.5

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, just a touch wider, perhaps hoping to tempt Trott into an injudicious stroke, but he leaves well alone

28.6

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, hurled down very full, very close to yorker length, and Trott digs it out to midwicket

End of over 29 (maiden) England 107/1
IJL Trott    50* (87b 5x4)      Robiul Islam    7-2-31-0
AJ Strauss    42* (78b 3x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-29-0

29.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good pace from Rubel, nudging 90mph, but Strauss is serenely into defence with his weight on the front foot

29.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, a touch of swing in to Strauss's pads, but that started on leg stump and all he had to do was get something on it to pick up four to fine leg. A fine example of a leg glance from the England captain

29.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, extravagant swivel-pull from Strauss this time, but he was perhaps a little too enthusiastic in the shot as the ball nipped under the bat. It may have kept a little low with Rubel's slingy action

29.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, driven on the up through the covers. Strauss didn't quite get to that one and he knew it, taking the bottom hand off the bat as he drove. A diving cover fieldsman saves a couple of runs

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 wide, bouncer from Rubel, and Billy's called that one wide. It was dug in very short indeed, and ballooned well over Trott's head

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, short again, wide of off this time. Trott briefly thinks about the cut, but he couldn't have kept it down and decides against any shot at all

29.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, FOUR, full, swinging in a touch and Trott responds with a firm straight drive down the ground. The ball speeds off the bat with a resounding crack, and beats the fielder as he sprints back from mid on

End of over 30 (10 runs) England 117/1
IJL Trott    54* (89b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-39-0
AJ Strauss    47* (82b 4x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    7-2-31-0

30.1

Robiul Islam to Strauss, 2 runs, back of a length and just outside off. It's wide enough to get a flashing cut from Strauss and they pick up two as the fielder runs round in the deep

30.2

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Robiul finds some swing in to the left-hander, but strays in line as he sends the ball down the leg side

30.3

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, cleanly driven on the up, but straight to extra cover

30.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, 2 runs, better line this time as he gets one to jag in to Strauss's midriff. He plays the ball out to deep square leg to pick up two and pass fifty, but that was an awkward way to reach the mark, with the batsman rushed in the shot

30.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, he wasn't rushed in that shot! Strauss cracks the ball straight back down the ground, but Robiul manages to get a boot on it and mid off runs round to cut it off

30.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Robiul goes short and Strauss crunches the ball behind square on the leg side with a meaty pull. Perfectly placed to beat the fielders out there, but that wasn't a great piece of bowling

End of over 31 (8 runs) England 125/1
AJ Strauss    55* (88b 5x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    8-2-39-0
IJL Trott    54* (89b 6x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-39-0

The seamers have been ineffective after lunch, and Shakib responds by bringing himself on

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, floated up on off stump from round the wicket, drive hard but straight to extra cover

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, Trott finds space with the drive this time as the ball is flighted on off once again

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott just had to reach for this a little as Shakib pushed one wider. Again he picks out extra cover

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, great flight from Shakib, had Trott in two minds about whether to play forward or back, he eventually opts for a backfoot defence

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, pushed to cover

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, full, wide, slashed square on the off side. A slight misfield by the fielder in the deep allows them back for two

End of over 32 (4 runs) England 129/1
IJL Trott    58* (95b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-22-0
AJ Strauss    55* (88b 5x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    8-2-39-0

32.1

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, pushed across Strauss from over the wicket, he raises the bat over it to let the ball past

Two men are out on the leg side boundary, one behind square, and there's a deep point for Strauss too

32.2

Robiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, not that he could do anything about that! Classical drive from Strauss races through the covers. He was well-balanced in the shot, pushing the ball out on the up and placing it perfectly

32.3

Robiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, shorter and on the hips, clipped out to deep square leg

They've only been out for just over five overs but Trott already appears to be sweating buckets, droplets streaming out of his helmet as he takes guard. It's not even that hot out there!

32.4

Robiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, short, Trott pulls and rolls his wrist over the shot to keep the ball down, picking up one to square leg

32.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, full, slightly leg side and bunted firmly to mid on

Really defensive stuff from Bangladesh here, no slips in - and it's only the second session of the Test!

32.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, slapped into the covers off the back foot, but picks the fielder

End of over 33 (6 runs) England 135/1
AJ Strauss    60* (93b 6x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    9-2-45-0
IJL Trott    59* (96b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-22-0

Shakib, at least, has a slip and short leg in place

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, too short, Trott rocks back and drives through the gap in the covers to pick up one

With Strauss on strike the field moves out on the leg side

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, Shakib stays round the wicket to Strauss, who pushes back to the bowler

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, clipped just to midwicket's left to pick up one

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, arrowed down the leg side, Trott helps it down to fine leg

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 3 runs, full, and driven hard out to the cover sweeper, Shahadat, who slips over comically and almost lets the ball reach the boundary. He's up eventually to cut it off just short

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, runs flowing easily for England, Strauss flicks behind square on the leg side

End of over 34 (8 runs) England 143/1
AJ Strauss    62* (96b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-30-0
IJL Trott    65* (99b 6x4)      Robiul Islam    9-2-45-0

34.1

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, very full, but also very wide - too wide even for a safe square drive - and Strauss leaves

34.2

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, false stroke from Strauss as he tries to chop a length ball down to third man. The ball ricochets off the inside edge, bouncing back to Mushfiqur. Not the greatest shot, and Strauss is annoyed with himself

34.3

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, angled to gully, who tumbles to his left to cut the ball off

34.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, straighter this time, on a length on off stump and Strauss is back and across in defence

34.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, genuine edge! Strauss was neither forward nor back, just pushing at a length ball that nipped away from him from the crease. No slip in this defensive field though, so no-one to accept the chance

34.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, straighter, but not leg-side enough for Strauss to work it effectively to the on side

End of over 35 (4 runs) England 147/1
AJ Strauss    66* (102b 7x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    10-2-49-0
IJL Trott    65* (99b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-30-0

Short leg comes out now

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, full, on the toes, and Trott pushes to mid on

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, floated up just outside off, Trott lunges out to kill the ball into the covers

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tapped softly back down to the bowler

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, slapped very hard into the covers, extra cover fieldsman gets a hand to it but can't field cleanly, and they take one is the ball rolls past him

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, angled down towards gully, backward point runs round to cut it off

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, full, Strauss stretches forward to drive to mid off

End of over 36 (1 run) England 148/1
AJ Strauss    66* (104b 7x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-31-0
IJL Trott    66* (103b 6x4)      Robiul Islam    10-2-49-0

36.1

Robiul Islam to Trott, no run, dug in short, Trott just lost sight of that one as it leapt up on him, taking his eyes off it. It was quite short though, and he dropped the hands on the shot as the ball sailed past

36.2

Robiul Islam to Trott, FOUR, short again, but Trott kept his eye firmly on this one. There are men out for the miscued pull, but he rolled his wrists over the ball nicely to paddle-pull it down past fine leg for four

Three men out on the leg side between deep square and fine leg, and none of them could cut that off

36.3

Robiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, pushed just wide of mid on

36.4

Robiul Islam to Strauss, no run, the ball squirts off the inside edge of a defensive push and goes to leg, a run is briefly toyed with, but turned down in the end

36.5

Robiul Islam to Strauss, 2 runs, fired at leg stump, Strauss gets right across to glance this out to deep square leg, where another misfield allows them back for two. Tamim it was, and with his injured wrist that was somewhat excusable

36.6

Robiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Plenty of width and Strauss cashed in, getting down on one knee to crash the ball out to the cover boundary with a full swing of the bat

End of over 37 (11 runs) England 159/1
AJ Strauss    72* (107b 8x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    11-2-60-0
IJL Trott    71* (106b 7x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-31-0

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, too short, Trott gets back and picks the length up nicely to send the ball out to the midwicket boundary. Just a firm punch off the back foot.

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, with the field spread, the ball is pushed out to the covers and they take one

And the comms desk has been invaded by Hungin and Will Luke, with their feet up on the desk watching the cricket. And eating all our biscuits. Hmmph.

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, clipped to leg, but straight to the fielder

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, shout for lbw as Strauss gets down in an attempted paddle-sweep. But there appears to been some bat involved as the ball trickles to fine leg

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Trott comes forward to defend

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, too straight this time as Shakib fires one in quicker, Trott stays deep in the crease to nudge the ball to midwicket

End of over 38 (7 runs) England 166/1
IJL Trott    77* (110b 8x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-38-0
AJ Strauss    73* (109b 8x4 1x6)      Robiul Islam    11-2-60-0

Shahadat replaces Robiul. Hungin has just suggested that Flintoff should open the batting in the Ashes this winter. Shockingly.

38.1

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, 1 run, back of a length, Trott opens the face to send the ball down to third man

38.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, slapped very firmly to midwicket, who does well to cut it off tumbling forward. They take him on with a single, and make it comfortably in the end

38.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, full, wide of off and wobbling away. Trott leaves well alone

38.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, 1 run, short on off stump, Trott rides the bounce to send the ball behind square on the off side and pick up a single

38.5

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, Shahadat comes round the wicket now, and they've got a solitary slip in too now. Strauss shuffles across to flick to leg but finds midwicket

Will Luke, who obviously has no work to do, is now hovering over my right shoulder. He can smell biscuits, I think.

38.6

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, tight finish to the over, as Strauss defends off the back foot

End of over 39 (3 runs) England 169/1
AJ Strauss    74* (112b 8x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    9-2-31-1
IJL Trott    79* (113b 8x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-38-0

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Shakib comes over the wicket, with a slip in but no short leg, and Trott pats a leg-stump ball back to the bowler

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, great timing from Trott! The ball was too short, and with the angle too wide as well, and he just stayed back to push it firmly down the slope for four. The fielder gave chase, but in vain

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, Shakib reverts to a leg-stump line, Trott clips to midwicket to pick up one

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, tapped into space on the leg side, Trott calls him through immediately and though the return comes in very quickly they are easily home

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott goes for the cut behind square, but the ball was much too full for that stroke and zipped under the bat as he flashed at it

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, Shakib can't keep a line here, this one is down leg and Trott just runs it off the face down to fine leg.

End of over 40 (8 runs) England 177/1
IJL Trott    86* (118b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-1-46-0
AJ Strauss    75* (113b 8x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    9-2-31-1

40.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, an unnecessarily wild slash outside off from Strauss as Shahadat fires one full and very wide from round the wicket. The runs are flowing so easily, there really isn't any need for that sort of morally wanton strokeplay

40.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 2 runs, there we go, hurled down at the pads and Strauss picks up easy runs out to deep square leg with a confident flick of the bat

40.3

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, just outside off from round the wicket, very little in the way of swing now the sun has come out and Strauss knows he can leave those ones alone safely

40.4

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, the ball was almost identical as the last, and Strauss's shot (or lack thereof) was too

40.5

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss uses the width, chopping the ball down into the covers and taking one as Shakib eventually stops the ball with a lazy boot

40.6

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, bouncer from Shahadat, flung down with an almighty grunt, but Trott ducks easily underneath it

End of over 41 (3 runs) England 180/1
IJL Trott    86* (119b 9x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-34-1
AJ Strauss    78* (118b 8x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-1-46-0

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, full, on the toes from over the wicket and Strauss sends the ball out to deep midwicket to pick up another run

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, pitching just wide of off, and turning further away, but Trott isn't tempted into playing any sort of shot

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, floated up on leg stump, Trott tucks behind square for one

There are gaps all round the field, runs to he had almost anywhere

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, except there, as Strauss taps the ball back to the bowler

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, more intent in the stroke this time, as he comes down the track, once again he sends the ball straight back to Shakib

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss skips down the track to take the ball on the full. Good shot as he hammers the ball down to long on, but there's a fielder out there so it's just one

And there are drinks. Sahil takes over on comms for the second half of the session

End of over 42 (3 runs) England 183/1
AJ Strauss    80* (122b 8x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-1-49-0
IJL Trott    87* (121b 9x4)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-34-1

Thanks Liam. Things drifting out of control for Bangladesh here. The England run rate is creeping up and that decision to bowl first is looking increasingly poor. If any wickets do fall, and it looks unlikely at the moment, than you can hear about them on our Twitter wicket alerts

42.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, Shahadat screams one down the middle of the pitch to warm himself up after the break, Strauss tucks under it

42.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, this is shortish and worked away for a single

"Flintoff who?" asks Sandy, and Fred agrees: "for the Ashes, Bresnan should play as a fifth bowler. I believe Flintoff's career is over." Yes, I've heard that rumour too...

42.3

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, no run, Shahadat round the wicket this time, but not landing it very well, short and very wide down the leg side

42.4

Shahadat Hossain to Trott, 1 run, better ball this, finding some carry and climb outside off, Trott rides the bounce and defends towards point, collecting one for his efforts

And as Bangladesh continue to struggle, Tim passes judgement: "Has there been much discussion as to whether Bangladesh should retain test status. You can argue that they have to play better teams to improve, but in my opinion they they simply aren't good enough and probably never will be. Is this really good preparation for the Ashes?"

42.5

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, Strauss rises with a shortish ball and drops it into the off side

42.6

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, fuller ball, Strauss drives down the ground and immediately calls a single, stealing the strike and still in the hunt to beat his partner to a century

End of over 43 (3 runs) England 186/1
AJ Strauss    82* (126b 8x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-37-1
IJL Trott    88* (123b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-1-49-0

Hungin is back, lurking around the biscuits suspiciously. More importantly, at Lord's Mahmudullah is back.

43.1

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, and starts well enough, finding an inside edge which runs away into the leg side for a single

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43.2

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, Mahmudullah finds an outside edge this time, but a thick outside edge, which runs away for a single

43.3

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, what's happened here? Mahmudullah lands it on and around leg stump, Strauss sweeps, massive appeal as it comes off a flurry of glove than arm and loops to short fine leg. Given not out, looked harsh for the Bangladeshi's

43.4

Mahmudullah to Strauss, OUT, gone this time! No doubt about that! Strauss tries to cut one which was probably a touch too close for the shot, gets a bottom edge on to his stumps and Mahmudullah yelps, louder than even Shahadat in celebration!

AJ Strauss b Mahmudullah 83 (192m 129b 8x4 1x6) SR: 64.34

Strauss has thrown away a Test hundred there.

43.5

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, well, this should be lively, KP at the crease, and starts quietly, defending into the off side

43.6

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen back and defending this into the covers, well enough to collect a single

End of over 44 (3 runs) England 189/2
KP Pietersen    1* (2b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-4-1
IJL Trott    89* (124b 9x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-37-1

Pietersen is sporting a very untidy look. All sorts of nonsense growing out of his face. Clearly not getting much sleep with the new baby around.

44.1

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, good ball first up from Shahadat, finding a length and line and beating Pietersen's defensive shot, the ball crashing into thigh

44.2

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, FOUR, lovely shot, so easy. It was fullish, with a hint of width outside off, Pietersen drove cleanly through the line, on the up, and sent it rocketing through the covers for four

44.3

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, Shahadat adjusts his line, aiming on to around leg stump, Pietersen whips, but straight to the fielder at midwicket

44.4

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, 1 wide, Shahadat shoved this in very short, it went very high, so high that it's, in fact, called a wide

44.4

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, 2 leg byes, Shahadat actually rushed Pietersen a bit here, it was dug in short again, and climbed to about rib height, Pietersen aimed a glance to leg but missed and it thudded off his body down to fine leg

44.5

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, good bowling from Shahadat here, finding a touch of movement away from Pietersen, drags bat away from pad in defence

44.6

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, FOUR, oh don't bowl there, gentle full toss and Pietersen could do little other than bash it through the covers for four

End of over 45 (11 runs) England 200/2
KP Pietersen    9* (8b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    12-2-46-1
IJL Trott    89* (124b 9x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-4-1

45.1

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Trott is not going to give his hundred away like Strauss did, so watches this carefully into the off side

45.2

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, another well played defensive stroke, watertight

"Bangladesh coming in for some stick on the message board, but I remember reading somewhere that it took France about 40 years to win their first 5 Nations game...so we shouldn't be too hasty to dismiss their chances of improving," writes Alex Krohn.

45.3

Mahmudullah to Trott, FOUR, oh lovely shot, bit of air from Mahmudullah and enough width, Trott leant into a stylish cover drive for four

45.4

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Mahmudullah not afraid to throw it up outside off stump, Trott defends

45.5

Mahmudullah to Trott, FOUR, well played again, the man had come up from deep cover, Trott cut a shortish ball firmly for his second boundary in the over

45.6

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, finishes with a tidy back-foot defence

End of over 46 (8 runs) England 208/2
IJL Trott    97* (130b 11x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-12-1
KP Pietersen    9* (8b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    12-2-46-1

And after Alex, comes a reasoned response from George: "In response to Tim, a country with a population of around 150 million where Cricket is the most popular sport SHOULD have a place at the top table. Where the ICC got it hopelessly wrong was to fast track them to Test Cricket before there was an established program of first class cricket there. It takes time to learn the long game & build up the standards in domestic cricket. Bangladesh's best pre-Test batsman was even warning of this among the hysteria that greeted their introduction into Test cricket." Rubel back for a burst.

46.1

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, starts with a slightly horrid slinger miles outside off stump, Pietersen watches it go by

46.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 wide, oops, this time it must be a wide, slung even further outside off and too far for the umpire

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Phil, hilariously: "Did Tony in Switzerland actually say 'Watching the cricket on ESPN Player is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman'? Can't beat a bit of Swiss Tony!"

46.2

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen looks entirely happy at the moment, pushing this into the cover region for a single

Trott is pecking and scratching away at the crease like a hen. Takes so long doing so.

46.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, ooh, perhaps a touch of nerves as he nears the hundred. Aimless push outside off is beaten

46.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, too wide from Rubel, gives Trott a chance to watch it go by

46.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, FOUR, there it is! Trott brings up his second Test hundred in style! Leaning into a cover drive, sends it skimming through the covers. Pecks the England badge on his helmet as he acknowledges the generous crowd applause. He was under pressure this innings with Morgan coming into the side but has responded in perfect fashion. He'll make tougher runs, but this was a top knock

46.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, calms down with a solid defence

End of over 47 (6 runs) England 214/2
IJL Trott    101* (134b 12x4)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-45-0
KP Pietersen    10* (10b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-12-1

47.1

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen defends carefully into the off side

47.2

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, just looking a touch lazy here on this shot, walking into a defence

47.3

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, better this time, watching a full ball on to the bat as he stretches forward to defend

47.4

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, touch of flight, Pietersen forward and defending

47.5

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, nothing there for Pietersen, full and straight and Pietersen defends

47.6

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, no run, maiden over, well bowled, Pietersen stretches forward and can do nothing but defend

End of over 48 (maiden) England 214/2
KP Pietersen    10* (16b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    4-1-12-1
IJL Trott    101* (134b 12x4)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-45-0

48.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, good ball this from Rubel, angling in before shaping away, Trott plays, misses and then pretends to have withdrawn the bat

48.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, more late swing for Rubel, good stuff from him, and an attacking full length, Trott watches the swing and drives through point

48.3

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, FOUR, goodness me, this can't have been more than 10 metres from the man on the deep point boundary but he had no chance, Pietersen crashes a widish ball off the front foot for an imperious boundary

48.4

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, slung down the leg side, and past Pietersen's attempted leg-side flick

"Just seen the weather forecast. I think that if Pieterson and/or Morgan get going, Strauss could declare tonight and try and wrap in up in two days. Am I being too harsh?" asks Chris Alton.

48.5

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, 2 runs, angled into the hip once more, Pietersen whips expansively down to midwicket for a couple

48.6

Rubel Hossain to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen searching for aggression, really coming at the bowler here, but it skews off the inside edge down to mid on

And Andy undermines Alex's earlier statement: "Alex Krohn is talking complete poppycock. France beat Scotland 16-15 in their second Five Nations tournament in 1911." That may be true, but I think Alex's point still stands.

End of over 49 (7 runs) England 221/2
KP Pietersen    16* (20b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    10-0-52-0
IJL Trott    102* (136b 12x4)      Mahmudullah    4-1-12-1

49.1

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Trott defends compactly off the front foot

49.2

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, much fuller, yorker length, Trott jabs it back down the pitch

49.3

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, oh dear, poor fielding from Shakib at short midwicket, it was a good ball nudged to the fielder, who messes up enough to allow a single

49.4

Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 1 run, this time it's pushed firmly down to mid off and the batsmen run a swift single

Howlin' Mad Murdoch (ahem), writing in from the Isle of Man: "Sri Lanka used to be the Test whipping boys....Bangladesh may follow in their footsteps. They will improve by playing against the top Test nations."

49.5

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Trott works this from off stump to short midwicket

49.6

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, fuller ball to finish, Trott milks it down to long on for a single

End of over 50 (3 runs) England 224/2
IJL Trott    104* (141b 12x4)      Mahmudullah    5-1-15-1
KP Pietersen    17* (21b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    10-0-52-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
England v Bangladesh at Manchester - Jun 4-6, 2010
England won by an innings and 80 runs
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May 31, 2010

Jonathan Trott completed a very satisfying match for him by hitting the winning runs to end unbeaten on 36, England v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Lord's, May 31, 2010

Jonathan Trott completed a very satisfying match for him by hitting the winning runs to end unbeaten on 36

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May 31, 2010

Kevin Pietersen hurried England's victory with an unbeaten 10 from 13 balls, England v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Lord's, May 31, 2010

Kevin Pietersen hurried England's victory with an unbeaten 10 from 13 balls

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