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England v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

England win by an innings and 261

The Report by Steven Lynch

May 28, 2005

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England 528 for 3 dec (Trescothick 194, Vaughan 120, Strauss 69, Bell 65*) beat Bangladesh 108 (Hoggard 4-42) and 159 (Mashud 44) by an innings and 261 runs
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How they were out



Khaled Mashud hit a defiant 44 until he was the last man out © Getty Images
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A fighting innings from Khaled Mashud, Bangladesh's doughty wicketkeeper and former captain, staved off the inevitable for a while, but England still wrapped up a comprehensive victory - their ninth in succession at home - before lunch on the third day at Lord's. It was Bangladesh's 32nd defeat in 37 Tests, and the 21st by an innings margin.

Mashud got in behind the ball in a way that shamed some of the earlier batsmen, and ground his way to 44. His elegant push-driven four through the covers off Simon Jones, which raised the 150, was the pick of his five boundaries. He put on 58 - Bangladesh's highest and best partnership of the match - for the ninth wicket with Anwar Hossain, who also did the basics right in surviving more than an hour for his 13. But it was never going to be enough: with England's fast men roaring in and pushing all the batsmen onto the back foot, it was always only a matter of time.

The slide started in the first over of the day, when Matthew Hoggard cut his sixth ball back into Aftab Ahmed's pads. He was trapped in front after a breezy 32 - his 52 runs in the match included 11 fours.

In Steve Harmison's next over Mohammad Rafique - a Test centurion against West Indies - edged his first ball low towards first slip, but Geraint Jones dived across and caught it. Next ball Mashrafe Mortaza rather unluckily kicked a yorker into his stumps, dislodging the leg bail.

Anwar Hossain got his pads in the way of the hat-trick ball and survived - just, as Hawk-Eye suggested it would have clipped the top of the bails - and later in the over squeezed out a square-drive to bring up the 100.

After three wickets from the first nine balls of the day, an even quicker finish than expected was on the cards. But Mashud showed his team-mates the virtues of playing straight, punching Hoggard down the ground for two solid fours, and then embarked on his gritty partnership with Anwar.

They stuck it out for 68 minutes, but just as thoughts were turning to lunch Simon Jones pitched one up to Anwar, who edged his drive to first slip, where Marcus Trescothick took a good sharp catch. Mashud finally followed, gloving Andrew Flintoff to short leg the ball after surviving a confident appeal for caught-behind. But the plucky Mashud at least put the smiles back on the faces of Bangladesh's cricketers - and on those of England's administrators, who at least avoided the financial embarrassment of a full refund for all ticket-holders, as more than 10 overs' play was possible. Instead they can all claim half their money back.

The second Test starts at the Riverside in Chester-le-Street next Friday (June 3).

How they were out

Nafees Iqbal c Flintoff b Hoggard 3 (15 for 1)
Thick-edged shortish one to the left of second slip

Habibul Bashar c Hoggard b S Jones 16 (47 for 2)
Skyed pull to deep square leg

Javed Omar c Thorpe b S Jones 25 (57 for 3)
Pushed sharp catch to the left of short leg

Mohammad Ashraful c Harmison b Flintoff 2 (60 for 4)
Lobbed short one towards diving gully, fine one-handed catch

Mushfiqur Rahim c G Jones b Flintoff 3 (65 for 5)
Bouncer hit glove in front of helmet, looped to keeper

Aftab Ahmed lbw b Hoggard 32 (96 for 6)
Pinned in front by offcutter

Mohammad Rafique c G Jones b Harmison 0 (97 for 7)
Edged first ball low to keeper's left

Mashrafe Mortaza b Harmison 0 (97 for 8)
Yorker dribbled through off pads and dislodged leg bail

Anwar Hossain Monir c Trescothick b S Jones 13 (155 for 9)
Edged sharp catch to first slip

Khaled Mashud c Thorpe b Flintoff 44 (159 all out)
Gloved snorter to short leg

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Steven Lynch Steven Lynch won the Wisden Cricket Monthly Christmas Quiz three years running before the then-editor said "I can't let you win it again, but would you like a job?" That lasted for 15 years, before he moved across to the Wisden website when that was set up in 2000. Following the merger of the two sites early in 2003 he was appointed as the global editor of Wisden Cricinfo. In June 2005 he became the deputy editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He continues to contribute the popular weekly "Ask Steven" question-and-answer column on ESPNcricinfo, and edits the Wisden Guide to International Cricket.
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