Bangladesh in England Test Series - 2nd Test

England v Bangladesh

England won by an innings and 80 runs

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

11.00am Right, with the umpires leading the players out I shall hand back to Andrew Miller who'll take you through the first hour. Thanks Sahil. The players are out on the field, and the Bangladeshis are wearing black armbands on account of a devastating fire in Dhaka.

10.50am Plenty of chat about the Old Trafford surface, amazing the excitement and anticipation a good Test pitch generates. Shows how rare they are. We're expecting bounce and good pace and it should spin a touch as the game goes on. Having bowled so badly early on in the first Test, Jamie Siddons will be expecting a far better showing from his pacemen this time.

10.40am Morning all, Sahil here. So England go with four bowlers again, still haunted by the ghosts of Headingley last summer when, with five bowlers, they crashed to defeat against Australia. Poor old Rubel Hossain, he is Bangladesh's quickest bowler and bowled well against England in the home series, but has paid the price for his off-colour showing at Lord's.

If Amjal Shahzad wasn't excited enough, Gnasher has this: "Shahzad is England's 650th Test cricketer...he'll hope for a career as successful as No. 600 - MP Vaughan."

England have won the toss and will bat. Strauss talks up Shahzad's credentials as he confirms his inclusion. "We're excited by what he's done in the squad in the last six months. He swings it both ways and at a good pace."

"I was a bit confused whether we would have batted or bowled," admits Shakib, who confirms two changes to his line-up. An extra spinner in Abdur Razzak, and a call-up for the seamer Shafiul Islam:

Bangladesh 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 Shafiul Islam, 10 Abdul Razzak, 11 Shahadat Hossain

10.30am We are seconds away from the toss, but here is the confirmed England team, with Shahzad in, and Sidebottom excluded from the final 11:

England 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Alastair Cook, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Eoin Morgan, 7 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Ajmal Shahzad, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 James Andeson, 11 Steven Finn

10.25am Almost time for the toss, which means Declan Fisher, 11, from Waterloo Primary School in Blackpool, is doubtless getting incredibly excited right now. He's today's mascot, courtesy of the mighty Chance to Shine campaign, which is worthy of a link and a click while you twiddle your thumbs and wait for more news.

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10.15am Good morning, hello, and welcome. It's Test-match time once again, and we've got a sunny treat in store from you. It's the second Test between England and Bangladesh, live from Old Trafford, and the toss is set to take place in 15 minutes' time.

I'm Andrew Miller, and today I'll be joined on comms, at irregular intervals, by Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill. But more importantly, we have news from the front line, where Gnasher McGlashan has been spying on the England warm-up. "Ajmal Shahzad will make his debut," he declares. "He's just been presented his cap by David 'Bumble' Lloyd."

"A sprinkling of spectators at the moment on a glorious sunny day in Manchester," adds Gnasher, ever the Northern cheerleader. "Forecast is good for today and tomorrow, but less so for Sunday."

0.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, on the pads, tucked to short midwicket. Decent bounce to start proceedings

0.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, outside off, too wide to induce a stroke, through to the keeper

0.3

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, tighter on off stump, defended to mid-off

0.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, banged in a touch shorter, Cook might have climbed into that had it not been his first delivery. Instead he watched and learned

0.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, outside off again, left alone very watchfully

"Big up the Gutersloh massive!" exclaims Aidan Trotter. "Isn't it technically in the UK though? I remember my dad having this discussion with an East German border guard ..." As you do ... The guard won, incidentally.

0.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, fuller length, squeezed down to the gully. A decent first over from the five-wicket star of Lord's (well, one of them)

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/0
AN Cook    0* (3b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-1-0
AJ Strauss    1* (3b)     

Shafiul Islam to share the new ball

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, poked out to gully, good lift from a good length

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, bouncer, and a decent one. That fizzed through at a good rate

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, defended into the covers

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, that's a very good ball, full length and jagging late, that beats Strauss outside off stump

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, right up in the blockhole once again, and at a decent lick. Defended from the crease

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, tidy over, tight line and defended from deep in the crease.

"Where is Bangaldeshi's Fast man, Mortoza?" asks Ruhul Salim. "Can't have any clue why he is been left out??" His knees are dodgy and he's not being risked in the long form, that's why.

End of over 2 (maiden) England 1/0
AJ Strauss    1* (9b)      Shafiul Islam    1-1-0-0
AN Cook    0* (3b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-1-0

2.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, FOUR, you can't bowl there. Six men on the off side, and that's a freebie on leg stump. Pinged through square leg with a gentle clip

2.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, much fuller and on off stump. Better line, bowling to his field. Four slips at present

2.3

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, FOUR, nice shot. Not the worst delivery, but it was slow from Shahadat, and Cook had time to stretch into a cover-drive, and pushed firmly through the gap. Just had the legs to reach the rope

2.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, short and outside off stump. A bit variable in line and length at the moment. Cook watches and leaves alone

2.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, tighter line, swinging late as well, but only after it had gone past the bat

2.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, back of a length, defended with a late jab of the wrists, back down the pitch

End of over 3 (8 runs) England 9/0
AN Cook    8* (9b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-9-0
AJ Strauss    1* (9b)      Shafiul Islam    1-1-0-0

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, good work from Shafiul, he's fizzing it down at the moment, on a good length. Late swing as Strauss defends on off stump

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, a touch too full, but as crimes go, that's much more forgivable than dropping short. Firmly driven from Strauss, but straight to mid-on

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, touch-and-go from Strauss, dabbed to short cover, and they were easily through

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, big stride, and drilled hard to short cover, who wears the ball rather than fields it. But he saves the run at least

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, that popped a bit, from round the wicket. Cook was a touch surprised as he defended uppishly from the crease

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Cook, 4 leg byes, big swing but misdirected, and that flicks the pad, past a diving Mushfiqur, who needed to have Finn's reach to get close to that one

Another good over though. Shafiul is looking the business

End of over 4 (5 runs) England 14/0
AN Cook    8* (12b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-1-1-0
AJ Strauss    2* (12b)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-9-0

4.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, outside off, swinging through to the keeper

4.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, tighter line, better length. Defended

4.3

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, squared up a touch as Shahadat finds some useful late swing. Gully tidies up

4.4

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, outside off, no stroke offered

4.5

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, that's the shot that's been threatened for a few overs. Shahadat's areas have been varied, but that was truly short and wide. The worst he's offered so far, and it was duly dispatched

4.6

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, outside off, no stroke this time

End of over 5 (4 runs) England 18/0
AJ Strauss    6* (18b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-13-0
AN Cook    8* (12b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-1-1-0

So, back to Shafiul. He's impressed so far. Get it up to the bat, is the message. And he's obliging

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, defended in a hurry from round the wicket. Good line and length

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Cook, FOUR, too full from Shafiul, and that was just shaping onto the pads. Cook needed no second invitation

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, better length, and punched to mid-on

A slip has gone already. Two and a gully remain. Back over the wicket now

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, good ball, shaping across the left-hander, defended to cover

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, defended off the back foot, into the covers

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, a solid clunk of a drive, into the covers

"Both Batsmen's career averages going up by .01 for every run they score," says Jonners. "Who said stats were boring......." Ahem

End of over 6 (4 runs) England 22/0
AN Cook    12* (18b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-1-5-0
AJ Strauss    6* (18b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-13-0

6.1

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, full, and driven one-handed into the covers.

6.2

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, more gimme runs on the pads. Anything misdirected is being snaffled by these two men, especially given how true the bounce is proving to be

6.3

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run, left alone this time. Outside off

6.4

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, whoops. Far too full, and that's steered with a waft of the bat through third man

6.5

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, it's gone a bit wrong for Shahadat in this over. An over-compensation, banged in short, and hoisted up and over midwicket

6.6

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, 1 no ball, better finish to the over, left alone this time

6.6

Shahadat Hossain to Strauss, no run

End of over 7 (13 runs) England 35/0
AJ Strauss    18* (25b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-26-0
AN Cook    12* (18b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-1-5-0

7.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, 1 run, that's a sweet strike into the covers, but very well fielded to cut off the boundary

7.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, banged in short, no stroke that time

7.3

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, tighter line, defended from the crease. Shafiul is getting just enough threat of swing to keep the batsmen honest

7.4

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, banged in deliberately that time, a real effort ball, with a grunt to prove it. No stroke from Strauss

7.5

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, defended from deep in the crease. He's hitting an excellent length in this spell

7.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, back and across, and defended out to point. Good over

It might be time for an early spin experiment. Shafiul is going well at one end, but Shahadat hasn't found his range as yet. Sure enough, here comes Mahmudullah

End of over 8 (1 run) England 36/0
AJ Strauss    18* (30b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-1-6-0
AN Cook    13* (19b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-26-0

8.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run, round the wicket straightaway, and a hint of turn from a good length

8.2

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, poor ball, right onto the pads, but short leg intercepts the attempted clip

8.3

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, looped up outside off, Strauss goes back to drive into the covers

8.4

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, massive appeal but that was optimistic in the extreme. Missing a second set

8.5

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, worked out to point with a firm push from the back foot

8.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, big stride forward, and no aggression in that stroke

News just coming in from the ECB ... Steven Finn has been awarded an incremental contract. Well deserved too, and that means his Ashes place is even more of a shoo-in ...

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 38/0
AN Cook    14* (21b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-2-0
AJ Strauss    19* (34b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-1-6-0

9.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, bouncer, and there was good pace on that, no such ideal direction, but the aggression is admirable

9.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, an excellent follow-up. Fuller length, zipping off the seam, beating the bat

9.3

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, short and wide, but Strauss can't cash in

9.4

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, defended into the gap

9.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, FOUR, too short and too wide, and that sat up on this surface. Cover can't cut that off. A rare bad ball

9.6

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, onto a better length, nudged out to point

End of over 10 (5 runs) England 43/0
AN Cook    18* (23b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-1-11-0
AJ Strauss    20* (38b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-2-0

Shafiul's discipline wavered a touch in that over, which is a concern for Bangladesh. They haven't really threatened to take a wicket yet

10.1

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, round the wicket, and defended back down the pitch

10.2

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, big stride forward and defended again

10.3

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, good areas. Tight line and length

10.4

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, poked out to square leg with a closed face

10.5

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, short and bounces into a measured cut, deep cover tidies up

10.6

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, worked into the gap to keep the strike

End of over 11 (1 run) England 44/0
AJ Strauss    21* (44b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-3-0
AN Cook    18* (23b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-1-11-0

11.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, OUT, and there is that elusive wicket! That's due reward for a hard-working spell from Shafiul, a good length outside off, angling across the left-hander, and a comfortable but fast chance to second slip

AJ Strauss c Imrul Kayes b Shafiul Islam 21 (46m 45b 4x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

So, here comes the double-centurion, Jonathan Trott.

11.2

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, down the leg-side. A sighter. That would have been a good line to a left-hander

11.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, rising delivery on off stump. Defended with a face so full I almost saw a splutter of crisps on impact

11.4

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 3 runs, tucked into the leg-side with a gentle hop across the crease. Well timed up towards the long-on rope

11.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, 1 run, banged in short and that was uncomfortably pulled to backward square leg. In control in the end

11.6

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, big inswinger, always going down the leg-side, but that's encouraging for Shafiul, who has been the pick of the attack by a distance

End of over 12 (4 runs) England 48/1
IJL Trott    3* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    6-1-15-1
AN Cook    19* (24b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-3-0

12.1

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, looped onto a good length from round the wicket, pushed to cover

12.2

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, patted back to the bowler

12.3

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, full stretch down the track. Defended

12.4

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, solid block on the line of off stump

12.5

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, big stride once again, and defended

12.6

Mahmudullah to Cook, no run, good tidy work from Mahmudullah. Another decent delivery on off stump that demanded, and got, respect

End of over 13 (maiden) England 48/1
AN Cook    19* (30b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    3-1-3-0
IJL Trott    3* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    6-1-15-1

13.1

Shafiul Islam to Trott, OUT, done 'im! Full length, late movement, wriggles off the inside-edge and pings the top of the stumps! Excellent work from Shafiul who's really in a rhythm now, and well, Trott was baffled by that and didn't want to go, but he's been done good and proper there

IJL Trott b Shafiul Islam 3 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

"Miller, you must take responsibility for the fall of Strauss after your comments at the end of over 9!" says Henry Howard-Vyse. And Trott as well, I suppose. Maybe so, but it just goes to show what happens when you stick to the basics of line and length ... well done Shafiul, he's deserved that

13.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, a broad defensive push from Pietersen, to ease himself into the game

13.3

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, 1 run, banged in short, clipped to midwicket to get off the mark. No Red Bull run needed there, it was an easy single

13.4

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, big and late swing, always outside off. Mushfiqur couldn't quite gather, but made good ground

13.5

Shafiul Islam to Cook, no run, defended into the off side

13.6

Shafiul Islam to Cook, 1 bye, swinging down the leg-side, and Mushfiqur is sent sprawling in the other direction this time

So, that is the end of the first hour, and well, Bangladesh are brawling after that double breakthrough. Here's Sahil to take you to lunch

End of over 14 (2 runs) England 50/2
AN Cook    19* (33b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    7-1-16-2
KP Pietersen    1* (2b)      Mahmudullah    3-1-3-0

Thanks Andrew, good late contribution at the end of your spell there with two wickets.

14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, Cook stretches forward and blocks diligently

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, 1 run, single forced through the covers brings Pietersen on strike to a left-arm spinner. How fun!

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, no alarms here as Shakib slings it too far down leg, allowing Pietersen to nurdle it round the corner

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, good ball to Cook, flighted on an off-stump line and tapped back down the pitch

14.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, similar ball, this time Cook dabs it into the leg side

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, Shakib finding his probing best here, just holding a decent length and line, Cook nudges it to midwicket

End of over 15 (2 runs) England 52/2
AN Cook    20* (38b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0
KP Pietersen    2* (3b)      Shafiul Islam    7-1-16-2

15.1

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, zippy delivery, but it's well outside off the off stump, allowing Pietersen an early sighter

15.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, 4 byes, well, that has beaten everything! Shafiul has really found something. This nipped back from a good length and sliced Pietersen in half. Jagging back through his defences and going past a diving Rahim down to the fine leg boundary for four byes

"The rumour has it that the match referee may have had a word with Trott about getting a move on at the crease," starts Gnasher, "a five-ball innings probably isn't what he meant."

15.3

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, order restored here, Pietersen casually defending back down the pitch

15.4

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, too far outside off stump once more, but a decent pace, and left alone

15.5

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, fuller from Shafiul, no swing on this and Pietersen leaves alone

15.6

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, confident stride towards the ball from Pietersen and drives, a touch cautiously, through the line to mid off

End of over 16 (4 runs, maiden) England 56/2
KP Pietersen    2* (9b)      Shafiul Islam    8-2-16-2
AN Cook    20* (38b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-2-0

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, Cook forward and blocking, Shakib bowling well, but there is a deep cover and two sweepers on the leg side in place

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, 2 runs, well, it wasn't a great delivery this time and Cook cut firmly towards the point boundary where the deep cover ran round and fielded

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, 1 run, milked to deep square this time, a touch too easy that, the fielder should be up at this stage

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 2 runs, a loud wail from Rahim as Pietersen played this late, tickling it round the corner for a couple

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, take that left-arm spin! Pietersen dances down the wicket and boshes a straight drive beautifully past mid on for four

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen skipping down the wicket again, but Shakib adjusted his line well so Pietersen couldn't get inside of it, in the end he thrusts a pad out in defence

End of over 17 (9 runs) England 65/2
KP Pietersen    8* (12b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0
AN Cook    23* (41b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    8-2-16-2

17.1

Shafiul Islam to Cook, 1 run, Shafiul continues, riding the momentum of swing and wickets, but this is the ninth over of his spell. Cook works it off his hip for a single to square leg

17.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, 1 wide, Shafiul, trying to discourage Pietersen from popping forward bangs this in very shot, very very shot, and it sails miles over a ducking Pietersen

17.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, this time it's a touch fuller and defended to mid on

17.3

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen edging down the wicket, already showing his intent, and driving firmly to mid off

17.4

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, good ball this, had Pietersen in two minds, again Pietersen wanted to come at the bowler, but a good channel outside off left him unsure whether to play or not, in the end he did both and it came off a bottom edge down to the slips

17.5

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, interesting here, keeps a touch low, Pietersen exaggerates it, he's that sort of character I guess

17.6

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, less excitement here, just defending back down the wicket

End of over 18 (2 runs) England 67/2
KP Pietersen    8* (17b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    9-2-18-2
AN Cook    24* (42b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, Shakib continues to flight it in around middle stump, and Cook defends

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, 1 run, too short, Cook has an age to cut to the deep cover fielder

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 2 runs, nicely played, really well timed, Pietersen stayed leg side of the ball and pushed a drive through extra cover for a couple

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen edges down the wicket early, so Shakib skids it in flat and wide of off, Pietersen hurries into a defensive shot

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, this time it is slung in flat but down the leg side, allowing a nudge round the corner for one

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, Cook has none of the pomp or flash of Pietersen, so instead blocks studiously

End of over 19 (4 runs) England 71/2
AN Cook    25* (45b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-15-0
KP Pietersen    11* (20b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    9-2-18-2

Shafiul gets a rest after an excellent nine over spell which he picked up both wickets. Shahadat returns.

19.1

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, lumbers up and bellows as always, but as he's been all morning, it's a touch gentle, slipping down the leg side

19.2

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, somehow this finds the outside edge, forcing an even louder grunt from Shahadat, no good reason why it should have come off the edge, Pietersen perhaps playing across it a fraction, goes one-bounce to slip

19.3

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, the previous ball has given the bowler some heart, and this is zipped up outside off and left alone

19.4

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, touch shorter, Pietersen stands tall, and he is very tall, and punches it through the covers for one

19.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, Cook leaves alone outside off

19.6

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, very deliberate and exaggerated defensive block from Cook, holding the poise and admiring himself in an imaginary mirror. I bet he does that a lot

End of over 20 (1 run) England 72/2
AN Cook    25* (47b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-27-0
KP Pietersen    12* (24b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-15-0

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen plays from the crease this time, working it to the short fine leg

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, wonderfully loud appeal from Shakib, striking Pietersen on the pads, but the batsman had taken a seriously long stride

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, worked to mid on, slightly rushed shot from Pietersen there

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, Shakib just brewing up some pressure here, angling it in from round the wicket, Pietersen defends uneasily

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, booming drive this time, playing it well but picking out extra cover

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, good over completes as it started, with Pietersen nurdling it to short fine leg

End of over 21 (maiden) England 72/2
KP Pietersen    12* (30b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-15-0
AN Cook    25* (47b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-27-0

21.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, Cook gets a decent ball on his pads and fails to connect with a leg-side nurdle

21.2

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, well that ball just sums up the run of play at the moment, it was a touch overpitched, but Bangladesh are in decent rhythm and Cook can't get a drive away with any power

21.3

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, no run, grunted full and a touch leg-sided from the bowler, Cook picks out midwicket

21.4

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, 1 bye, good work from Rahim behind the stumps, loose delivery down the leg side and swinging further, it arrived on the half-volley to Rahim who managed to jab a glove down in time

21.5

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, good ball, touch of bounce, off stump line and defended

21.6

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, pitched much fuller this time, and Pietersen slices a drive a touch, but no alarms just heading down to mid off

End of over 22 (1 run, maiden) England 73/2
KP Pietersen    12* (32b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-1-27-0
AN Cook    25* (51b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-15-0

22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, 1 run, ooh, Cook didn't know much about that, slung up to a yorker length, and almost squeezed through as Cook's drive found the bottom edge and trickled behind the stumps for a single

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 2 runs, lovely shot once more, the inside-out drive through extra cover for a couple, very controlled shot

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 3 runs, Pietersen skips down the wicket and chips it towards midwicket region, in front of the deep square who stood perfectly still, having no clue where the ball was, until enough screaming from the bowler alerted him and he ran round and fielded

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, no run, this time it's defended

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Cook, 1 run, Cook works it round into the midwicket region for a single

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, very tidy defence from Pietersen to finish another interesting Shakib over. Good battle between these two

End of over 23 (7 runs) England 80/2
KP Pietersen    17* (35b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-1-22-0
AN Cook    27* (54b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    6-1-27-0

23.1

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, 1 run, back of a length, and a touch too close to the legs, allows Cook his favoured clip towards square leg for an easy single

23.2

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen strolling down the wicket towards the bowler but then leaves alone

23.3

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, having watched the batsman come down the wicket the previous ball, this time it's dug in short, Pietersen thought about cutting but eventually left it alone

23.4

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, line wrong this time, giving Pietersen the chance for an utterly routine nudge down to fine leg for one

23.5

Shahadat Hossain to Cook, 1 run, really slung in, Shahadat's arm is getting lower with every ball, and his grunt higher, as it is Cook clips to square leg

23.6

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, no run, outside off and left well alone

End of over 24 (3 runs) England 83/2
KP Pietersen    18* (39b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-1-30-0
AN Cook    29* (56b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-1-22-0

Sun really beaming down in Manchester and Abdur Razzak is in for his first bowl of the series.

24.1

Abdur Razzak to Cook, OUT, gone! Razzak strikes first ball! Cook departs! Not sure how Cook was undone there, it was flighted on a line just outside off stump, Cook defended from the crease, but down the wrong line, sending it off the outside edge to the first slip. Bangladesh delirious!

AN Cook c Junaid Siddique b Abdur Razzak 29 (105m 57b 4x4 0x6) SR: 50.87

Well, well, well. Things hotting up and Ian Bell is at the crease. England really need something from him.

24.2

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, oh dear, no short leg in, if there was this would have been out! Bell popped forward it came off the inside edge on to the pads and looped up into the vacant area

Short leg in now. We all know the cliche

24.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, Bell sweeping, I really don't like him playing that shot, always seems better playing straight, he misses

24.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, on the sweep again, this time connecting well enough to dab a single round the corner

24.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen on the sweep now, much more muscled effort from him, and it goes out to deep fine leg

24.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, that's much more the kind of shot Bell plays better, skipping down the wicket and clipping it stylishly to mid on

End of over 25 (2 runs) England 85/3
IR Bell    1* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-1
KP Pietersen    19* (40b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    7-1-30-0

25.1

Shahadat Hossain to Pietersen, 1 run, it's amazing how much quicker a grunt makes the delivery appear, at least from here, Pietersen though works it round the corner for a single

25.2

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, Bell leans into a very tidy forward defensive shot, and then twitches and bounces on the crease to reward himself

25.3

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, Bell's grimace, alongside Shahadat's grunts are giving a very theatrical feel to proceedings here. Defended up to mid on

25.4

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, FOUR, oops, wrong line and it's a full toss, well down the leg side, Bell gets the faintest of bats on a nudge behind and collects a very easy four

25.5

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, this time it's outside off and left alone

25.6

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, back of a length here and Bell defends towards the covers, where some less-than-fancy footwork does the 'fielding'

End of over 26 (5 runs) England 90/3
IR Bell    5* (9b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-1-35-0
KP Pietersen    20* (41b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-1

26.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, "beauty Raz!" shouts Rahim from behind the stumps, it was a nice delivery I guess, Pietersen defends

26.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, more encouragement from the fielders, more solid defence from Pietersen, finding a single into the leg side

26.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, Bell leans froward and defends carefully

26.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, Bell again stretching forward and blocking a good delivery away

26.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, nice cricket this, Bell edging down the pitch, Razzaq throwing it wider, and Bell adjusting his drive well in response

26.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, slightly quicker and flatter, but outside off, Bell cuts but picks out the point fielder

End of over 27 (1 run) England 91/3
IR Bell    5* (13b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-1
KP Pietersen    21* (43b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    8-1-35-0

Shakib Al Hasan brings himself back on.

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, Pietersen stretches forward and reaches miles, and sweeps this from outside off stump to deep midwicket

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, Bell is a more compact player and defends carefully from under his eyes

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, slightly quicker ball, defended to point

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, another careful, diligent defence from Bell

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, nicely bowled, good line and length, Bell happy to defend

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, touch of extra bounce outside off stump, Bell leaves and then turns on his heels and strides off for lunch like a man possessed. Maybe he needs the loo

Lunch What an intriguing session. After a very quiet first half hour, Bangladesh sprung to life as Shafiul Islam, finding some real pace and nip, did for Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott. Abdur Razzak then trundled up for his first ball of the series and had Alastair Cook caught at slip. All of which leaves England in a spot of bother. For the crowds it's almost ideal because at the crease are Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell, with the prospect of strokeplayers Eoin Morgan and Matt Prior to come. Should make for interesting viewing on an Old Trafford pitch that has not actually been as quick as we were expecting.

Anyway, instead of my summary I should point you to Andrew Miller's bulletin.

Speaking of Miller, yet another of his fans - Khaled - has a question "where is Andrew's comparison with tennis? In the first set i think its 6-3, in favour of Bangladesh." First morning of a five-day game can't add up to an entire set can it?

Right, while I go in search of some lunch, I'll hand over to Liam Brickhill, who'll take the first hour of the afternoon session.

End of over 28 (1 run) England 92/3
IR Bell    5* (18b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-23-0
KP Pietersen    22* (44b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-1

Welcome back, Miller here for the start of the second session, and well, England need to rebuild here. It's been a chastening morning for them after the dominance of their batting at Lord's. In tennis terms, 2-1 to Bangladesh, with an early break of serve. Here we go ...

28.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, chopped firmly out to point

28.2

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 1 run, cut hard again, just another single

28.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, down the track, and that's a blow of intent. Razzak wears that on the boot, and cuts off the runs

28.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, up and over long-off, that's a top strike, and an early confidence-builder for Pietersen. In the slot for a full swing

28.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, biffed hard to mid-on. Ominous aggression, but it hard to tell for whom just yet ...

28.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, loud appeal as KP indicates that came off the bat. Replays aren't so convinced. That might have been close, but sliding down leg either way

End of over 29 (7 runs) England 99/3
KP Pietersen    28* (49b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-10-1
IR Bell    6* (19b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-1-23-0

29.1

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, a wild swish outside off. No contact

29.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, properly into the line of that one, and defended

Pietersen would do well to play with a measure of restraint against Shafiul. He was good this morning

29.3

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, a clunking defence into the covers

29.4

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, 1 run, on the pads, worked round the corner, down to backward square, and the 100 is up

29.5

Shafiul Islam to Bell, no run, tight line and length again. Good wicket-to-wicket work, and defended

29.6

Shafiul Islam to Bell, no run, outside off, swinging a touch, and left well alone

End of over 30 (1 run) England 100/3
IR Bell    6* (21b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    10-2-19-2
KP Pietersen    29* (53b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-10-1

30.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, onto the back foot, and wafted out to cover

30.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, a couple of quick steps, and firmly defended

30.3

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, stuck in the crease this time, and blocked once again

30.4

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, in the air ... but safe. Aiming up and over the covers, but he was done in the flight a touch and Ashraful was lurking on the boundary's edge. But it plugged just wide, and trickled over the rope

30.5

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, looped onto a good length, and Pietersen drives with no feet to short cover

30.6

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, no run, misdirected and strikes the pad, but that's a good over nonetheless. KP is living a touch dangerously at the moment

End of over 31 (4 runs) England 104/3
KP Pietersen    33* (59b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-14-1
IR Bell    6* (21b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    10-2-19-2

31.1

Shafiul Islam to Bell, 1 run, speared into the pads, and tucked to square leg

31.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, 1 run, a fraction too short and wide, but played calmly into the covers

31.3

Shafiul Islam to Bell, FOUR, too much width, swinging away, patted past backward point, and there's no third man to intercept that

31.4

Shafiul Islam to Bell, no run, premeditated walk across the stumps, but Shafiul was alert to that and kept his length well. Defended

31.5

Shafiul Islam to Bell, no run, blocked from the crease this time

31.6

Shafiul Islam to Bell, no run, appreciable swing, but started too wide and went wider. No stroke offered

End of over 32 (6 runs) England 110/3
IR Bell    11* (26b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    11-2-25-2
KP Pietersen    34* (60b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-14-1

A touch of cloud cover in place now ... you knew it couldn't last ...

32.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, patted into the gap to rotate the strike

32.2

Abdur Razzak to Bell, SIX, ooh ... get you. The field is in, so Belly takes two steps and pumps that up and over the ring. And that goes all the way!

32.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, defended this time

32.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, tried to use his feet, but couldn't give himself room. Blocked

32.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, pushed through a bit quicker, and worked belatedly to point

32.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, down the track again, and that required a hasty late adjustment. Good bowling again, as Bell is hurried up by a quicker ball, which ends up being pushed to point

End of over 33 (7 runs) England 117/3
IR Bell    17* (31b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-21-1
KP Pietersen    35* (61b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    11-2-25-2

33.1

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, into line and defended

33.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, tight line and defended again

33.3

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, full length and swinging a touch. KP has a wipe, but couldn't make good contact

33.4

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, good delivery, full length and really attacking off stump. Pietersen blocks hastily

33.5

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, 1 run, worked into the gap, and through they trot

33.6

Shafiul Islam to Bell, no run, big broad blade, firm push to mid-off. Another tidy over

End of over 34 (1 run) England 118/3
IR Bell    17* (32b 2x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    12-2-26-2
KP Pietersen    36* (66b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-21-1

34.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, FOUR, Razzak comes round the wicket, but Pietersen figures there's enough space on the leg-side to have a hoick. Not perfectly timed, but well enough considered

34.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, more aggression, but only a single this time

34.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, 2 runs, flicked off the toes, and a good call brings a bonus as the shy comes in. KP hobbles a touch as he slows down ... but he seems alright

34.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, FOUR, too much width, and Bell chops firmly through backward point. Good shot

34.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, driven hard, but straight to short cover

34.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, tidy work. Here's Shafiul

End of over 35 (11 runs) England 129/3
IR Bell    23* (36b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-32-1
KP Pietersen    41* (68b 4x4)      Shafiul Islam    12-2-26-2

35.1

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, FOUR, over-pitched and that's sweetly timed, straight through long-off, and it also brings up the fifty partnership

35.2

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, same intent, different result, as mid-off intercepts another drive

35.3

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, no run, banged in short, and Pietersen flinches into a leave. Not the most comfortable avoidance ever

35.4

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, FOUR, short, and pulled, and he wasn't entirely in control of that shot. It was onto him quicker than he thought, but timed well enough in the end, through backward square

35.5

Shafiul Islam to Pietersen, 1 run, on the toes, flipped to midwicket, and there's a half-century for KP. He's done well

35.6

Shafiul Islam to Bell, no run, good delivery, full and straight, and shaping in a touch. Bell defends with a hint of leading edge, but he survives

End of over 36 (9 runs) England 138/3
IR Bell    23* (37b 3x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    13-2-35-2
KP Pietersen    50* (73b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-32-1

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, patted out to cover

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, speared down the leg-side. Bell isn't interested

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, defended on a good length again

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, tossed up and that turned a touch. Not a lot, but just a bit. Defended

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, good flight again, and more turn. Bell is watchful

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, punched to short cover to end an enticing over

"This might be a touch optimistic, but if KP sticks around to hit 148 then his average will rise to 50," says Ben Donnelly. "Yes, it's a slow Friday ..." We shall see. Here's his pet hate, Shakib, to stiff that notion ...

End of over 37 (1 run) England 139/3
IR Bell    23* (42b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-33-1
KP Pietersen    51* (74b 6x4)      Shafiul Islam    13-2-35-2

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, no run, a round-arm hand-grenade to launch his spell. Defended

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, a premeditated sweep and effectively played

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, dragged forward and firmly blocked

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, tossed up this time, and defended with a leather-sniffing stride forward

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, sharp turn! Bell shapes to cut, but that went like a Shane Warne legbreak ... interesting. That cut the top of the pitch ...

End of over 38 (1 run) England 140/3
IR Bell    23* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-24-0
KP Pietersen    52* (76b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-33-1

38.1

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, SIX, I'm not sure KP was watching that last delivery, because he planted his front foot, and hoisted that one up and over wide long-on. Top tonking

38.2

Abdur Razzak to Pietersen, 1 run, flicked dismissively out to deep midwicket. Fielded on the bounce

38.3

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, defended with bat and pad together, and the ball almost gets past both

38.4

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, defended to mid-off

38.5

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, pushed back into the crease, and that's steered out to cover. A good duel at the moment

38.6

Abdur Razzak to Bell, no run, fizzed through a touch quicker, and left alone outside off

".... and if Ian Bell is not dismissed for another 742 runs, he will also average 50, and potentially tour Australia," says Justin. "Good." So there.

The batsmen are having a drink out there, and Billy Bowden is rightly unimpressed. It's not an official break. It is hot though. Here's Shakib

End of over 39 (7 runs) England 147/3
IR Bell    23* (50b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-40-1
KP Pietersen    59* (78b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-1-24-0

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, FOUR, KP's refreshed! A flat-batted spank through extra cover. No fielder comes close, and frankly, none would want to

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, 1 run, punched into the covers this time

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, defended from the crease

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Pietersen, OUT, done like a kipper! And you have to say, that was an accident waiting to happen. A massive gallop down the track, but equally huge spin and Mushfiqur has the rest of the week to take off the bails ...

KP Pietersen st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 64 (109m 81b 7x4 1x6) SR: 79.01

KP has now fallen .... left-arm spin ... blah .... Next. Suffice to say, Shakib enjoyed that. "That was a breezy innings," remarks David Lloyd. Yakawow.

39.5

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

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, another dot to complete an eventful over. Morgan has a bit of an obligation to get runs here. England need them ...

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 153/4
EJG Morgan    0* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-30-1
IR Bell    24* (51b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-40-1

Well, this is an odd move, in my humble opinion. Shahadat returns to the attack, just as the spinners are settling into a comfortable afternoon rhythm

40.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, good delivery to start things off either way. On off stump, a touch of late bend. Defended

40.2

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, good wheels, as they say. Outside off, carrying nicely through to the keeper

40.3

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, full toss, outswinging, pushed calmly to cover

40.4

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, on the pads, tucked to midwicket

40.5

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, pushed through with lots of effort but no great pace. Left alone

40.6

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, stands tall in the crease and steers a calm drive to cover

End of over 41 (1 run) England 154/4
EJG Morgan    0* (4b)      Shahadat Hossain    9-1-36-0
IR Bell    25* (55b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-1-30-1

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, forward and defended

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, back into the crease and flicked to square leg

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan gets off the mark with a dabbed single

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 2 runs, a scamper out to midwicket, and there's trouble here for the fielder, who appeared to twist his knee as he picked up. And that's Shafiul as well, which is a double concern

He was having treatment on the boundary's edge earlier, so it could conceivably be cramp. Bangladesh will have to hope so. He's going off now. It looks on second glance to be his calf that is the problem

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, driven hard to deep cover

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, attempted flick through midwicket, but no contact as short leg snaffles a rebound off the pad

End of over 42 (5 runs) England 159/4
EJG Morgan    1* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-35-1
IR Bell    29* (59b 3x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    9-1-36-0

42.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, Bell stands tall to defend back down into the crease

42.2

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, nothing doing this time

42.3

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, tight line and length, attacking the top of off, and defended firmly

42.4

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, dabbed out to gully

42.5

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, on the pads again, no contact in an attempted flick

42.6

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, no run, flipped out to wide mid-on, and that is drinks

Disciplined work from Bangladesh, who have kept England's attacking ambitions in check, while claiming the big wicket of Kevin Pietersen. After the break it'll be Sahil until tea.

End of over 43 (maiden) England 159/4
IR Bell    29* (65b 3x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-36-0
EJG Morgan    1* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-35-1

Thanks Andrew. It was all England in that first hour after lunch until Pietersen was undone by a lovely gutsy piece of spin bowling. Bell will always punish mediocre attacks with unruffled class and has looked at ease this innings.

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 3 runs, easy start for Morgan after the break, tickling it down to fine leg for three

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, good ball here, just a touch quicker and Bell defends in a hurry

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, having played back the ball before, Bell this time stretches forward and defends with low hands

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, too short from Shakib, allows Bell to work a single in front of midwicket

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, Morgan looks fairly comfortable here, leaning this to midwicket

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, nicely bowled, just saw Morgan advancing and dropped it in a little shorter and quicker, Morgan had to hurry into a defensive nudge

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 163/4
EJG Morgan    4* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-39-1
IR Bell    30* (68b 3x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    10-2-36-0

44.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 2 runs, dug in short, gets up to near shoulder height, Bell swivels a pull shot down to deep square for a couple

44.2

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, short again, and angled into the body, Bell happily clips it to square leg for a single

44.3

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, I think we all want to see how Morgan goes against proper quick bowling, at the moment he's defending Shahadat's medium pace with ease

44.4

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, Morgan leans forward, ambling into a languid defence

44.5

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, FOUR, ooh! Very close here, a slightly lazy, nothing push at the ball, bat well away from body outside off stump, slunk off an edge and past a diving slip for four. He has to tighten up in that area, it was similar to his dismissal at Lord's

44.6

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, that's a better shot to that kind of delivery - a leave

End of over 45 (7 runs) England 170/4
EJG Morgan    8* (13b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-43-0
IR Bell    33* (70b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-39-1

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, Bell aims another textbook defence

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, touch of spin here, finding the outside edge of Bell's defensive bat

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, fuller and spinning back into the left hander, leant casually in front of midwicket for a single

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, nicely bowled, touch of extra bounce and some spin from off stump, Bell defends uneasily

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, quicker ball, slung in flat outside off and left alone

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, more spin again, Old Trafford seems to either be a pacey track or a spinning track, and judging by this it's the latter, Bell opens the face to send the ball down to third man for a single

End of over 46 (3 runs) England 173/4
IR Bell    35* (75b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-1-42-1
EJG Morgan    9* (14b 1x4)      Shahadat Hossain    11-2-43-0

Good news for Bangladesh is that Shafiul's injury is nothing more or less damaging than cramp.

46.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 wide, in his absence Shahadat is doing all he can, banging this in very short

46.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, better length but it's too far outside off and Bell forces a drive through the covers for one

46.2

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, outside off again, the sort of line Morgan may have been tempted to fiddle at, but this time he left alone

Change of angle, Shahadat comes round the wicket.

46.3

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, quietly defended back to the bowler

46.4

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, FOUR, lovely shot here, fullish ball punched down the ground, timed well enough for four

This is a good spot from Joe. "For Morgan vs 'Proper Quick Bowling' Please see South Africa's Tour match v Middlesex in 2008 - 109* v Steyn, Morkel, Ntini and co"

46.5

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, ooh, very close this time, came back late at Morgan, who opted to leave and could only watch in horror as the ball tailed in towards his off stump

46.6

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, Morgan seems as cool as ever, defending with ease back down to the bowler

End of over 47 (6 runs) England 179/4
EJG Morgan    13* (19b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    12-2-49-0
IR Bell    36* (76b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    11-1-42-1

47.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, oh no! dropped by Rahim behind the stumps, Shakib found some serious turn from round the wicket, got a thick edge off Bell's forward defence, but Rahim could not get a hand on it

47.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, FOUR, follows up an excellent ball with a short and wide one which Morgan crashes through point for four

47.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, better line, though still a touch short, and worked into the leg side

47.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, good ball here, fullish and on off stump, Morgan defends

47.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 2 runs, just angled down the leg side a fraction, Morgan latches on to it, tickling fine four a couple

47.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, good ball to finish up which is stroked gently to cover

End of over 48 (7 runs) England 186/4
EJG Morgan    19* (24b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-1-49-1
IR Bell    37* (77b 3x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    12-2-49-0

48.1

Shahadat Hossain to Bell, 1 run, Shahadat operating from round the wicket to the right hander, and angling this outside off stump, Bell drives tidily through cover for a single

48.2

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, carefully defended off the back foot

48.3

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, Morgan offers the fullest of faces back to Shahadat here

48.4

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, this time it is well outside off stump and Morgan leaves it all alone

Shafiul had worked his way to the boundary's edge, looked set for a return. But then started stretching, grimacing and looking thoroughly displeased before trudging back up the stairs to the pavilion. Cramp still troubling him I guess.

48.5

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, this started outside off, far enough for Morgan to leave alone, but actually came back a long way with the angle and a touch of in-swing

48.6

Shahadat Hossain to Morgan, no run, fuller ball this time, draws Morgan into a careful drive to cover

End of over 49 (1 run) England 187/4
EJG Morgan    19* (29b 3x4)      Shahadat Hossain    13-2-50-0
IR Bell    38* (78b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    12-1-49-1

49.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, Bell touches this gently to midwicket for a single

49.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, Morgan shoves this neatly off the back foot, but straight into the shin of the short leg fielder

49.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, FOUR, this will please Morgan, a gentle half-volley outside off which he drives easily, very fluid cover-drive he has, a touch like Mike Hussey, to the boundary

49.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, back on the nurdle here, but can't get it away

49.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, clipped firmly from a fullish length, to the mid on fielder

49.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, Morgan sees out the over with a very careful defence

End of over 50 (5 runs) England 192/4
EJG Morgan    23* (34b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    13-1-54-1
IR Bell    39* (79b 3x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    13-2-50-0
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Imrul Kayes was never comfortable against Steven Finn's short balls, England v Bangladesh, 2nd npower Test, Old Trafford, June 6, 2010

Imrul Kayes was never comfortable against Steven Finn's short balls

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Mushfiqur Rahim cuts, England v Bangladesh, 2nd npower Test, Old Trafford, June 6, 2010

Mushfiqur Rahim cuts

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