England U-19 v Bangladesh U-19, 1st youth Test, Scarborough, 2nd day July 7, 2009

England on verge of massive lead

Cricinfo staff

Bangladesh Under-19 265 for 9 (Mominul Haque 90, Shabbir Rahman 52*, Borthwick 4-66) trail England Under-19 502 (Cobb 220, Mickleburgh 57, Riazuddin 95, Alauddin 4-73) by 237 runs

A steady performance from England Under-19's bowlers consolidated the advantage provided by their batsmen and had Bangladesh Under-19 on the verge of following on by the end of the second day in Scarborough. England ended their first innings on 502 after which they chipped away at Bangladesh to reduce them to 265 for 9 at stumps, trailing by 237 runs.

Riding to Joshua Cobb's double-century, England had ended the first day on 422 for 8 and their last two wickets added another 80 runs this morning. Their captain, Hamza Riazuddin, who plays for Hampshire, built on his overnight score of 36 and reached 95 before he was the last man dismissed.

Christopher Wood struck an early blow in Bangladesh's reply, dismissing the opener Amit Majumder for 2. Bangladesh slipped further, losing Asif Ahmed and Saikat Ali after they had got starts, and were struggling at 89 for 3. They needed a substantial partnership and it was provided to them by Mominul and Anamul Haque who added 97 for the fourth wicket.

Bangladesh's recovery, though, was broken by Nathan Buck's double-strike. He dismissed both the set batsmen, Anamul for 31 and Mominul for 90 in the space of nine runs. Bangladesh were 195 for 5 and lost wickets regularly thereafter, with the lower-order batsmen being unable to support Shabbir Rehman who remained unbeaten on 52. Scott Borthwick cut through the line-up, picking up 4 for 66 as the visitors crumbled to 265 for 9 at stumps.