ICC World Cup, 38th Match, Super Eights: Bangladesh v England at Bridgetown, Apr 11, 2007
ICC World Cup - 38th match, Super Eights
England won by 4 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (neutral venue)
11 April 2007 (50-over match)

9.30am And we're ready to roll. It's Jimmy Anderson with the new ball.

9.25am England are huddling. It's not that cold...

9.05am The coin circled round and round before Michael Vaughan won the toss and chose to field. "We'll put Bangladesh under pressure and restrict them," he reckons. Habibul Bashar admits he would have bowled first, but he thinks it looks a good batting track and will aim to "put some runs on the board." As you would.

England are unchanged - Sajid Mahmood being preferred ahead of Stuart Broad. Bangladesh have made a change up the order, dropping Javed Omar for Shahriar Nafees.

Now we always get emails on the following, so here's a bit of a pre-emptive strike: an explanation of Powerplays is here, more info about the commentators and our colleagues is here and, for all you UK-based readers, the GMT time we have is right, you are on BST... We have a big wooden spoon at the ready for the first email asking us about any of the above. But if you do have a question about anything else, or any suggestions then do email us.

I love the fact, by the way, that Darren Gough's taking the credit for Kevin Pietersen's ton against Australia the other day. Apparently the self-styled "Nostradamus Goughie" texted him to tell him he would be fine against the Aussies and had a feeling that he would get a century. Well done that Yorkshire captain.

And we have a winner! Amy Wettenhall is now the owner of a spangly Big Wooden Spoon for her email telling me GMT is wrong.

9.00am Hello and welcome to you all whether you be huddled over your swivel chair pretending to do the accounts, or lazing back in your armchair with a cold one. This is Cricinfo's coverage of Bangladesh against England from Barbados; it's frankly massive; Martin Williamson and me, Jenny Thompson, aren't... but we are excited.

Will Luke's on bulletin duty and Andrew Miller will be providing quips for us today; but he's also written for us a splendid preview of the game. In short, hello.

Bangladesh have firmly shed their minnow tag - with wins against South Africa and India - and they will have their eyes on beating England today. Speaking of eyes, Duncan Fletcher's got his on the ball: "We have to go out and beat Bangladesh," he says, "and then we'll look at it from there." He reckons it will go down to the men with their calculators and their net-run rate workings-out.

0.1

Anderson to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hostile start, spearing that one in at 82.6 mph, right up there, a touch of swing, too and making the batsman play, defensively, first up

0.2

Anderson to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, inswing aiming towards middle peg, low, and there's a very early boundary for Bangladesh, a nicely timed flick off the wrist in front of midwicket. Great shot

0.3

Anderson to Tamim Iqbal, no run, straight, pitched up there again and Tamim defends that down with the full face and holds his pose for the camera. He then rehearses the shot, just to make sure

0.4

Anderson to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, a touch wide, short, and that's the kind of shot you'd expect only when your eye is - seems it's already in - good length ball just lifted over extra cover and that sails up and away. What a cracking shot

0.5

Anderson to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good response from Anderson, shooting the bouncer past the nose, Tamim sitting down away from the ball

Clearly it's Tamim facing, no idea why it says Shahriar.. ignore that

0.6

Anderson to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a half-shout for that one

End of over 1 (8 runs) Bangladesh 8/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • Tamim Iqbal 8 (6b 2x4)
    • Shahriar Nafees 0 (0b)
    • JM Anderson 1-0-8-0
1.1

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Shariar to face his first ball, and that one's driven to the covers. A loosener and Mahmood got away with it

1.2

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, on leg and that's tucked off the hips behind square to get him off the mark

Poor Mahmood - not one of you wanted him in your first choice XI today. Let's see if he's got a response for you

1.3

Mahmood to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, and he has! Mahmood strikes! That one's banged in with plenty of pace and Tamim has no answer to that one which gets very, very big on him, he sways back, trying to sway away from the ball, but he can only poke the face of the bat towards the vacant fifth slip where Collingwood does well, running round from gully

Tamim Iqbal c Collingwood b Mahmood 8 (5m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Bashar to the crease early. Three slips in

1.4

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, no run, stays over to the righthander and tests him immediately with one which pings through on a length, too quick for him

1.5

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, no run, that one comes in at him, surprising him, and he does well to fend it down off the glove

1.6

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, no run, just a touch short, and that's skewed into the midwicket with an unconvincing pull shot

End of over 2 (1 run) Bangladesh 9/1 (RR: 4.50)

    • Habibul Bashar 0 (3b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 1 (2b)
    • SI Mahmood 1-0-1-1
    • JM Anderson 1-0-8-0
2.1

Anderson to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, outside off, cuts back in off the seam to the lefthander and an inside edge nearly crashes onto the stumps

Bangladesh's batsmen are struggling with the pace here

2.2

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, no run, peach. Juicy one, too, pitching straight and nipping away at him off the seam and also there's some movement in the air. Bashar smiles - what else can he do?!

2.3

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, no run, poked into short midwicket this time

2.4

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, goes wider over the wicket this time, and that's wide down off - you could see what he was trying to do, tempt the batsman into the shot, but the execution wasn't quite there

2.4

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, no run, much straighter, die-straight in fact, and that's worked over to short midwicket

2.5

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, no run, more movement in the air away from the batsman, and that arcs through on a testing length, Bashar tempted to swish at it away from his body

2.6

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, a good example of tip-and-run, that one dabbed down into the covers and the batsmen run through, eluding the best efforts of the quick man at cover

A better over from Anderson, using the swinging conditions well, and locating his line much better

End of over 3 (3 runs) Bangladesh 12/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • Habibul Bashar 1 (8b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 2 (3b)
    • JM Anderson 2-0-11-0
    • SI Mahmood 1-0-1-1
3.1

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, no run, hostile again - nipping back from just outside off at 137.8kph (85mph) and it's only just to say dealt with

3.2

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, no run, straight bouncer - this time at 87mph - and Bashar shapes to hook but pulls out at the last minute, realising that was too quick and he just gets his lid out of the way

3.3

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fast again, but there's enough width for Bashar to cut that away behind point to Pietersen, although it did seem to come off the back of his bat

3.4

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, no run, the batsman pulls his bat inside the line of the ball and it rushes through to Nixon

Good length here, just back of a length

3.5

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, and he loses his length this time, that one a simple half-volley that's easily driven through the covers

3.6

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, good timing this, the ball on middle-and-leg and it's driven out past Vaughan at midwicket who sets off in successful pursuit

End of over 4 (6 runs) Bangladesh 18/1 (RR: 4.50)

    • Shahriar Nafees 7 (6b 1x4)
    • Habibul Bashar 2 (11b)
    • SI Mahmood 2-0-7-1
    • JM Anderson 2-0-11-0
4.1

Anderson to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that one's just got too much angle on it, shuffled across the lefthander who pokes his hands down on it and sends it down to gully - Collingwood with some tidy, enthusiastic efforts there

4.2

Anderson to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, Panesar's in the action for the first time today and don't the crowd love it. Yes. The batsman opens the face and runs it down to him at deep backward point

4.3

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, bouncer, short and high - but too high

4.3

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, no run, right up there on the money and that's defended forward

Anderson's also bowling to three slips out there, too. Well, he's bowling at the stumps, but you know what I mean

4.4

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, no run, a hint of swing again, away from the righthander, who simply presses his bat on the ball which rolls into the covers

4.5

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, no run, ah, Bashar was done then and his nods show he knows it too - playing away from his body, a flashing cover drive that only just fails to connect with an edge

4.6

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, just down leg

Simon Taufel is directing some men to cover up an advertising sign in the batsman's eyeline. Hero Honda won't be happy about that

4.6

Anderson to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, just outside off and that's driven behind point and the captain steals the strike

England's body language is good out there. While they're not drowning anyone with their noise, they look fresh if that makes sense. And the drummer's starting up in the crowd, too, trying to generate some atmosphere. It's fairly packed out there.

Malcolm Speed's in attendance with a tie of dazzlingly bright primary colours

End of over 5 (4 runs) Bangladesh 22/1 (RR: 4.40)

    • Habibul Bashar 3 (15b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 8 (8b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 3-0-15-0
    • SI Mahmood 2-0-7-1
5.1

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, no run, short and that's poked off the glove into short midwicket

5.2

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, no run, short again and that's defended back to the bowler

5.3

Mahmood to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, good length, on off, and that's driven out well to Vaughan in the covers - pure timing - who returns it quickly

Mahmood's hitting the late 80s here, or around 140kph depending on which decade or country you're living in

5.4

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, no run, regulation ball, regulation defence

5.5

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, well, that was quite extraordinary. Vaughan, who's not the best fielder in the world, made his normal efforts look Jonty-like by dropping that most armchair of sitters at short midwicket. Fortunately for him he put his anger to good, if accidental, use by flinging the ball over to Nixon ... and getting the run out. Nafees, then, keeps his wicket and Bashar loses his - Bashar had given up, and was just dawdling, having turned his back on Vaughan, expecting him to hold on to that one

Habibul Bashar run out 4 (21m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

Mahmood misses out on a second W but he won't mind

Rahim to the crease

5.6

Mahmood to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gets off the mark immediately with one which is overpitched on leg stump and that's an easy single

End of over 6 (2 runs) Bangladesh 24/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (1b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 8 (10b 1x4)
    • SI Mahmood 3-0-9-1
    • JM Anderson 3-0-15-0
6.1

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, turned off the hips down to the crowd's favourite Panesar

6.2

Anderson to Shahriar Nafees, no run, shuffles that one through close to the bat

Pietersen runs up to Vaughan with a tactical suggestion

6.3

Anderson to Shahriar Nafees, no run, driven to Pietersen in the covers

We're still getting over that dismissal... Bashar, well... always keep your eye on the ball. Vaughan, well, he smiled with a touch of embarrassment

6.4

Anderson to Shahriar Nafees, no run, doesn't get hold of that attempted pull

Martin pipes up (isn't he a horse bod? Anyway...) "That's Bashar's third run out of the World Cup". And probably his least favourite... if he were to order them

6.5

Anderson to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, tucked off the legs to square

6.6

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, more carry and he brings up his hands to try to defend that one outside the off stump, but the ball doesn't brush the glove

End of over 7 (2 runs) Bangladesh 26/2 (RR: 3.71)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (3b)
    • Shahriar Nafees 9 (14b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 4-0-17-0
    • SI Mahmood 3-0-9-1
7.1

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short and that's driven straight to Collingwood in the covers

It's really nice to see a pitch with such pace and bounce in it - really testing out the batsmen already. The other tracks in the Caribbean have been much slower

7.2

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets right over the ball and defends it to the covers

7.3

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short and that's defended back into the short midwicket region

7.4

Mahmood to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, and this time Mahmood does take his second wicket. Nafees went to drive that one and Nixon only got a glove on it, but he did parry it volleyball-like over to Strauss at second slip who clung on without fuss

Shahriar Nafees c Strauss b Mahmood 9 (36m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Saqibul Hasan to the crease now, into the lions' den

7.5

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short, straight and up there and that's defended away first up

7.6

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, shows an early sign of intent, getting off the mark with a firm cover drive off the back foot. Lovely shot, off the meat of the bat

End of over 8 (4 runs) Bangladesh 30/3 (RR: 3.75)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (2b 1x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (3b)
    • SI Mahmood 4-0-13-2
    • JM Anderson 4-0-17-0
8.1

Anderson to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, a touch of width and Panesar pleases his fans by tidying that one up on the deep boundary

8.2

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, straight, full, true and defended down off the back foot

8.3

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, straight, full, true and defended down off the back foot

8.4

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, straight and that's dabbed into the leg side, Saqibul not really getting hold of that one

8.5

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he looked surprised by that bounce, but he really shouldn't have been - that's been the story of the morning - nevertheless, he defended it down splendidly

8.6

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed right up there and that's tucked straight to the man square

Plenty of Indian fans in today - expecting to have been watching their team, of course - and there are a few signs disparaging India but one which thanks Barbados for its hospitality. Good to see

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 31/3 (RR: 3.44)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (7b 1x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (4b)
    • JM Anderson 5-0-18-0
    • SI Mahmood 4-0-13-2
9.1

Mahmood to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, poked to the man at short midwicket

9.2

Mahmood to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a shimmy of swing away from the batsman, again that's on a good length

9.3

Mahmood to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed right up there and that's driven to mid-on

9.4

Mahmood to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed right up there and there's a very pleasing 'plink' of the bat as it's defended solidly and not a little crisply

9.5

Mahmood to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, straight and that bouncer flies through at chin height. Good swaying, we like the swaying

9.6

Mahmood to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, on leg and that's very well tucked in front of square for a wristy four that flies away

That's the end of the first, compulsory Powerplay. And the start of the second... and of Martin's thoughts and musings.

End of over 10 (4 runs) Bangladesh 35/3 (RR: 3.50)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 7 (10b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (7b 1x4)
    • SI Mahmood 5-0-17-2
    • JM Anderson 5-0-18-0

Powerplay is being taken

10.1

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short and wide, cut hard down to third man and a sprawling and sliding Panesar cannot stop it

10.2

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that one kicked and left Saqibul flailing at thin air as it spat past him at 82mph

Flintoff over the wicket now ...

10.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, wide and again slashed to third man, Panesar takes it on the bounce

10.4

Flintoff to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Mushfiqur goes right back and offers a very correct backward-defensive stroke, but he plays down the wrong line and the ball clatters into the top of his middle and off stumps

Mushfiqur Rahim b Flintoff 7 (21m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

"Fredalo has brought back the Ashes 05 haircut," notes Pete in Australia. "Think the batting form will follow?"

10.5

Flintoff to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, down the leg side, the ball flicks the pads and Nixon makes a good stop

10.6

Flintoff to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Ashraful back and steers the ball into the covers

End of over 11 (5 runs) Bangladesh 40/4 (RR: 3.63)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 0 (2b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 9 (10b 2x4)
    • A Flintoff 1-0-5-1
    • SI Mahmood 5-0-17-2

A good crowd in here, but the large numbers of India one-day shirts on show suggest that many who bought tickets expected this to be featuring their team rather than Bangladesh.

11.1

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back and blocked, solid and very correct

11.2

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul stands tall and plays to point, a bit cramped for that stroke

We've had a few emails asking if you're not going for a run how can you be given run out. Just to clarify, Bashar was going for a run, the batsmen had crossed, but he started to walk, thinking the catch had been taken and was left stranded.

11.3

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he attempts to pull but gets his timing all wrong and the ball drops at his feet. That was a bit lucky as it could have gone anywhere

11.4

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed to Panesar at mid-off, a quick call and a good single

11.5

Mahmood to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, slower ball down the leg side, taken on the second bounce by Nixon. The speed gun shows that was 81mph, but if it was then I am having dinner with Kylie

11.5

Mahmood to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, that was quicker and Ashraful drives but the shot was a bit rushed

11.6

Mahmood to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slower again, once more taken by Nixon on the second bounce and Ashraful was through a pull shot by the time it reached him ... but the gun says 84mph!

End of over 12 (2 runs) Bangladesh 42/4 (RR: 3.50)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 0 (4b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 10 (14b 2x4)
    • SI Mahmood 6-0-19-2
    • A Flintoff 1-0-5-1
12.1

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angled across the left-hander at 84mph, a rather wishy-washy push misses by some distance

12.2

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, another one fired across Saqibul - 85mph - which he again swishes at and misses, Nixon takes diving across first slip

12.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 no ball, third time on the target, Saqibul behind it to block

12.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 no ball, a brace of no-balls ... Flintoff gives a rueful smile. He's overstepping as he is looking for pace ... both those were 85mph+

12.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, into Saqibul's legs, he defensively pushes into the leg side

12.4

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, too wide and Saqibul cuts down to third man where Pietersen had replaced Panesar. Is that a tactical switch because the ball keeps going there and Vaughan wants the better fielder down there?

12.5

Flintoff to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, a sniff of awayswing, and a wide is called. Nixon stands looking wronged

12.5

Flintoff to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushed into the leg side and Ashraful gets off the mark

12.6

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back to the ball angled across the left-hander, this time Saqibul leaves rather than swings at

End of over 13 (5 runs) Bangladesh 47/4 (RR: 3.61)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 11 (21b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Ashraful 1 (5b)
    • A Flintoff 2-0-10-1
    • SI Mahmood 6-0-19-2

Prince Harry is in the England dressing-room. And another ginger into the attack, James Anderson ...

13.1

Anderson to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Super start, good line and length, Ashraful spars at one that bounced and Nixon holds an oh-so-simple catch. Steve Bucknor doesn't even have to delay and decide as Ashraful is quickly on his way

Mohammad Ashraful c †Nixon b Anderson 1 (14m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Jenny has forced me to admit I cannot even pick the prince. I just said "Which prince is that?" There are so many ... Harry, William, Ashwell ...

13.2

Anderson to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, confident start from Aftab, whips the ball off middle and off, through midwicket and four all the way

13.3

Anderson to Aftab Ahmed, 3 runs, Anderson too full again, and once more Aftab helps himself to easy runs through midwicket, sweetly clipped off his toes

13.4

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a much better length, Saqibul forced back to defend

13.5

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul once more driven onto the back foot. That's the length Anderson needs to bowl, forcing the batsmen back

13.6

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and at Saqibul's body, he does well to get up on tip toes and keep that down

"Your commentary is ridiculously inaccurate and clearly biased against Jonty Vaughan," writes a punter. "I have just seen the real version of events on Cricinfo3D. The ball was played all along the deck and Vaughan brilliantly threw down the stumps at the bowler's end. Come on chaps, pay attention." For those who want to see an altogether different ball game, click here

End of over 14 (7 runs) Bangladesh 54/5 (RR: 3.85)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 11 (24b 2x4)
    • Aftab Ahmed 7 (2b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 6-0-25-1
    • A Flintoff 2-0-10-1
14.1

Flintoff to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, turned to midwicket, another single there for Aftab. He's faced three balls and all eight of his runs have come in the same area

14.2

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul pushes to cover

14.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, wide and slashed in the air to third man, Pietersen gallops 20 yards to his left and makes a good pick-up on the run right on the rope

14.4

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul back - and a hint of a step to leg - and he pushes the ball gently to cover

14.5

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short, a bit more bounce than expected, safely plopped into the off side

14.6

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, Flintoff offers too much width, Saqibul leans back and hits than up and over backward point - a quite deliberate shot - and it bounces a foot over the rope

End of over 15 (9 runs) Bangladesh 63/5 (RR: 4.20)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 19 (29b 2x4 1x6)
    • Aftab Ahmed 8 (3b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 3-0-19-1
    • JM Anderson 6-0-25-1
15.1

Anderson to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, too full and leg-stumpish, Aftab flicks to backward square leg

Steve Bucknor has a blunt chat with Michael Vaughan as there is some confusion over the Powerplay. No signal so we assume no Powerplay ...

15.2

Anderson to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, Aftab's brief cameo ends, a good-length delivery which he looks to drive, but he only succeeds in getting a thickish edge and Nixon does the rest

Aftab Ahmed c †Nixon b Anderson 10 (12m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Bangladesh now in deep trouble, no two ways about that. England are bowling a good length and with some extra bounce, the batsmen cannot cope.

15.3

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, forward, punches to cover

15.4

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short and extra bounce, Mortaza steps back and prods. That was more about self-defence than giving himself room

15.5

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Anderson spots that and digs another one in just short, Mortaza jumps and prods to point

15.6

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller, pushed firmly to cover and Collingwood round to field

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 65/6 (RR: 4.06)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (4b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 19 (29b 2x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 7-0-27-2
    • A Flintoff 3-0-19-1

Powerplay No. 3 signaled

16.1

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Flintoff once more gives Saqibul too much width and he seizes on the opportunity, smashing the ball past extra cover. No foot movement, but none needed when you can hit the ball that hard

16.2

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Flintoff repeats the delivery and Saqibul repeats the shot, with knobs on. Poor bowling

Flintoff switches to round the wicket to try to cramp Saqibul.

16.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short, Saqibul swipes and misses

16.4

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, much fuller, and with no width the lack of foot movement really shows, he spars and just misses getting a nick

16.5

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, speared down the leg side, Nixon takes and makes one of those appeals that is purely designed to try to make the umpire forget to signal the wide. It fails

16.5

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul pushes confidently to extra cover

16.6

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul jumps back and drops the ball at his feet

End of over 17 (9 runs) Bangladesh 74/6 (RR: 4.35)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 27 (35b 4x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (4b)
    • A Flintoff 4-0-28-1
    • JM Anderson 7-0-27-2

"Will Martin be be turning out this year for his old club Merrow CC this year in our 150th Anniversary?" Yes, certainly. A great little club and one that deserves another 150 years.

17.1

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Mortaga again jumps to leg and prods unconvincingly to cover

17.2

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide, short, too much so

17.2

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, thick edge to third man, not controlled but effective

17.3

Anderson to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish and well placed into the leg side

Two slips in for Mortaza.

17.4

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, turned into the leg side, no chance of a run

17.5

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Anderson goes for the yorker, not quite up there, Mortaza drives to mid-off

17.6

Anderson to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good ball, well played, all correct and cover fields

End of over 18 (3 runs) Bangladesh 77/6 (RR: 4.27)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (9b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 28 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • JM Anderson 8-0-30-2
    • A Flintoff 4-0-28-1

Cheers all round as Monty Panesar comes into the attack.

18.1

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside off stump, no turn, Saqibul lunges and misses

18.2

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul forward, the ball squirts off the outside edge along the ground to short third man

18.3

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, very correct forward defensive

18.4

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, two steps down the track and then blocked

18.5

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short and wide, Saqibul steps back and cuts neatly behind square, a big gap there and he found it well

18.6

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, swept from middle stump to deep square leg, no risk as even had he missed he was a long way forward

End of over 19 (5 runs) Bangladesh 82/6 (RR: 4.31)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 33 (42b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (9b)
    • MS Panesar 1-0-5-0
    • JM Anderson 8-0-30-2

A double change. Flintoff switches to the Joel Garner End. A delay as Steve Bucknor wants some of the sponsors' signs covered up. Perhaps a message from the ICC that they haven't paid their bill on time?

19.1

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, full, driven straight on the leg side, the man is deep and so an easy couple

19.2

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller, Saqibul back to defend into the covers

19.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tight line and length, Saqibul has to be content with pushing to cover

19.4

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Groundhog Day, on the button and again played to cover

19.5

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, Short, Saqibul ducks, Bucknor delays and delays and finally summons the energy to signal a wide

19.5

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full on off stump, driven firmly to mid-off

19.6

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, turned to midwicket

And to take you through the next ten overs with anecdotes and insults in equal measure, here's Jenny Thompson. Can't deny it, hello again.

"I've heard that Dazzler also lays claim to having had a hand in other sporting moments," says Robert Rotherham re: the introduction comments. "Apparently he texted Steven Gerrard at half time in the 2005 Champions League Final and also rang Nick Faldo shortly before he hauled in Greg Norman at the 1996 US Masters." There's no stopping him.

End of over 20 (3 runs) Bangladesh 85/6 (RR: 4.25)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 35 (48b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (9b)
    • A Flintoff 5-0-31-1
    • MS Panesar 1-0-5-0
20.1

Panesar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, easy defence first up

20.2

Panesar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Panesar sticks that one on the dime and it's driven out slowly to mid-off

20.3

Panesar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, the batsman pleases his batmaker with a full face of the bat defence which he holds for a long time

20.4

Panesar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, a slip from Panesar, clutching as the ball's driven back to him (not a drop, though; it bounced)

20.5

Panesar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, tickled fine down to the leg of that description

20.6

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, like the man who turned down the Beatles, the batsman missed out on that full toss, driving it straight to mid-off

The Decca A&R man was that man, Martin tells me. He knows everything does Martin.

End of over 21 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 86/6 (RR: 4.09)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 35 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (14b)
    • MS Panesar 2-1-5-0
    • A Flintoff 5-0-31-1
21.1

Flintoff to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, driven forward without much fuss

21.2

Flintoff to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, nips that one in back off the seam to the batsman, that's horrible syntax, but anyway he beats him for pace and bounce

21.3

Flintoff to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, outside off, slightly wider, and the batsman's tempted to flash at that

21.4

Flintoff to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide, attempted bouncer - right idea, wrong line, very wrong in fact, skewing away down leg

21.4

Flintoff to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, width and that was a magnificent shot, as evidenced by the clear click of the bat, just striding into that one and playing it on the up - Anderson did well on the boundary

21.5

Flintoff to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, steeples that one in on middle and that's dibbed out to short midwicket, great running - the batsmen set off straight away and elude Bopara's efforts

21.6

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, round the wicket and that's defended stoutly, off the back foot, into the covers

Collingwood and his dibbly-dobblies are ready to replace Panesar at the Malcolm Marshall End.

End of over 22 (4 runs) Bangladesh 90/6 (RR: 4.09)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 35 (50b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 4 (19b)
    • A Flintoff 6-0-35-1
    • MS Panesar 2-1-5-0
22.1

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, may be dibbly, but that's right on a good length and that one can only be defended on the front foot

22.2

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, huge appeal for one which Collingwood thinks has run out the non-striker, his fingertips grazing the ball on its way through to taking off the bails. One or two replays only needed to confirm he was safely home

22.3

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, that one swings away past the righthander's deadly flashing blade

And now I've got the Blackadder theme tune in my head

22.4

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, opens his shoulders and drives to cover

22.5

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, driven into the covers and there's a quick single

22.6

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays over the wicket and that's driven to mid-off

A fellow Tommo tells me: "In response to Robert Rotheram's comments about Goughy - if you watch footage carefully Goughie actually texts David Beckham just before he scores his last-minute free kick against Greece in the WC Qualifier." This stops now.

Bopara into the attack now, with a bad case of hat hair

End of over 23 (1 run) Bangladesh 91/6 (RR: 3.95)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 35 (51b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 5 (24b)
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-1-0
    • A Flintoff 6-0-35-1
23.1

Bopara to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, corker delivery first up! Pitches on line with middle and cuts away past the bat - just past - and just past the stumps, too

Nixon claps his appreciation

23.2

Bopara to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, driven forward, without any power

23.3

Bopara to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, more sharp intaking of breath as that one hits the deck and eludes the edge on the back foot, just

23.4

Bopara to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, opens the face and runs that to point

"When Saqibul hits a boundary, is that a "Saqibul offence"?" asks Lee Adamson. That joke is

23.5

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays over and that's defended forward off the back foot

Nixon's standing up to Bopara, in a wicket-keeping way, that is

23.6

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, pitched outside, so the appeal is worthless, and that's tucked off the pads fine

End of over 24 (2 runs) Bangladesh 93/6 (RR: 3.87)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 35 (53b 5x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 6 (28b)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-1-0
    • PD Collingwood 1-0-1-0
24.1

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, outside off and that's played off the back foot out to the covers

24.2

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, driven to Liam Plunkett at mid-off (who's on for Andrew Flintoff)

24.3

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a hint of swing, takes the pace off the ball (62mph), and it just shaped in at the lefthander who defends on the front foot

24.4

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries to waft that into the leg side but ends up playing it forward instead

24.5

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed right up there and turned into short midwicket

24.6

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 leg bye, on leg and that's turned behind square, off the pads, for a quick single of a leg-bye variety

Technically this is halfway through the overs and Bangladesh still haven't picked up three figures...

End of over 25 (4 runs) Bangladesh 97/6 (RR: 3.88)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 7 (30b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 37 (57b 5x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-4-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-1-0
25.1

Bopara to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, driven into the covers this time

25.2

Bopara to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, outside off and that's poked down behind point

25.3

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, comes forward and looks to attack on the front foot, but ends up playing the opposite shot. A Saqibul defence if you will

25.4

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside off and that's driven to the covers

"Goughie even texted himself before taking the hat-trick against Australia," says Tom Adams, "and before the Strictly Come Dancing final." No, no, no

25.5

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven into the covers again, Vaughan takes the pace off the ball and Bell tidies up

25.6

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, on leg and that's worked fine off the legs to bring up the hundred and loud cheers greet that milestone, including some from England fans, which tells you a thing or two

End of over 26 (5 runs) Bangladesh 102/6 (RR: 3.92)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 41 (61b 6x4 1x6)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 8 (32b)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-6-0
    • PD Collingwood 2-0-4-0
26.1

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, bouncer, straight, and there's some periscopic defence there, yes there is

England have just lost some of their momentum here

26.2

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pushed up there, dabbed down, and Saqibul backs up well from the non-striker's end, looking for a run, and almost too well as he has to race back into his crease

26.3

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, eased out square this time

26.4

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, entertaining stuff by both sides there - Saqibul first, for Bangladesh, stepping across his crease and jinking that up and cheekily back over square, then Mahmood, for England, cuts it off inside the rope - just

26.5

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, dribbled out to midwicket and there's a quick single

26.6

Collingwood to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, right up there, on off, and that's played square down behind point

Mahmood back to try to break the deadlock

End of over 27 (5 runs) Bangladesh 107/6 (RR: 3.96)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 10 (36b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 44 (63b 6x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-9-0
    • RS Bopara 2-0-6-0
27.1

Mahmood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short and that swings away from the righthander at some pace and height

27.2

Mahmood to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, just a touch short and that's driven aerially and safely over the inner ring, down to Panesar at deep backward point

27.3

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and tries to pull that one but it's mistimed and they have to settle with the single to midwicket

27.4

Mahmood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, straight, short, hostile and the batsman takes evasive action by swaying backwards

27.5

Mahmood to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, driven to long-on and there's a straight hit at the non-striker's end, but the batsman was well in

27.6

Mahmood to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, in the air, but safe, landing over Collingwood and in front of Panesar. Top, if not necessarily intended, placement

"Terrible Saqibul joke," says Stuart Peel. "That bloke Hasan awful sense of humour."

Panesar back into the attack

End of over 28 (3 runs) Bangladesh 110/6 (RR: 3.92)

    • Mashrafe Mortaza 12 (41b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 45 (64b 6x4 1x6)
    • SI Mahmood 7-0-22-2
    • PD Collingwood 3-0-9-0
28.1

Panesar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, right up there and dug out to long-off

28.2

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, round the wicket, pushed up there, but Panesar collects

28.3

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, wide, floating outside the off stump, and a headrush of a flash nearly does for the batsman, the ball nipping slightly away from him

28.4

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, digs that one into the pitch

28.5

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and that's driven off the back foot to cover

"Come on Monts," suggests Nixon

28.6

Panesar to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, and he does! Great ball from Panesar, straight and tempting the batsman to slog across the line to long-on. He misses it completely and the ball knocks back off stump

Mashrafe Mortaza b Panesar 13 (56m 43b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.23

End of over 29 (2 runs) Bangladesh 112/7 (RR: 3.86)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 46 (68b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Panesar 3-1-7-1
    • SI Mahmood 7-0-22-2
29.1

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, round the wicket, that one comes back in at the lefthander off the seam and that's tucked out to cover

29.2

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended down to the men around point

29.3

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, that one seams in at the lefthander - and over his head

29.3

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a good line again, that one coming right in at the lefthander, following him, and he has to play down in defence

29.4

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, similar ball, similar result

29.5

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven to the covers

29.6

Mahmood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that one comes in again at the lefthander, but rushes past his shoulder without too much alarm

And now for the next ten overs, or three wickets, it's Martin

End of over 30 (1 run) Bangladesh 113/7 (RR: 3.76)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 46 (74b 6x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Rafique 0 (0b)
    • SI Mahmood 8-0-23-2
    • MS Panesar 3-1-7-1

Thanks Jennifer T. And she's just bet me tea for the rest of the day that I won't get a wicket this over ...

30.1

Panesar to Mohammad Rafique, no run, outside off, left alone

30.2

Panesar to Mohammad Rafique, no run, very correct defensive push to point

A slip and a gully in catching.

30.3

Panesar to Mohammad Rafique, no run, pushed into the covers and high drama as the run contemplated

30.4

Panesar to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, tossed up, Rafique looks to hit him back over the top but doesn't really get hold of it and Andrew Strauss, halfway in from long-off boundary, catches the ball above his head shuffling backwards. Panesar celebrates as if he had just snared Tendulkar ...

Mohammad Rafique c Strauss b Panesar 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

30.5

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, no run, he played for the turn but there wasn't any and the ball just misses the edge

30.6

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, no run, watchfully played into the off

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 113/8 (RR: 3.64)

    • Abdur Razzak 0 (2b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 46 (74b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Panesar 4-2-7-2
    • SI Mahmood 8-0-23-2

Andrew Flintoff at the Joel Garner End.

31.1

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul forward, blocks, takes a step as if looking for the quick single but it was never an option

31.2

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul cuts ... he absolutely lathered the ball and Collingwood at backward point dives to his left to make a superb stop look so easy

31.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed into the leg side

31.4

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, steps back and flicks the ball into space at midwicket

Lots of hand waving from Vaughan

31.5

Flintoff to Abdur Razzak, no run, Rafique plays the ball to backward point with an angled bat

Jenny confident this will be a short game, so much so that she is planning her evening's TV viewing. Counting chickens etc ...

31.6

Flintoff to Abdur Razzak, no run, Rafique into line to defend

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 114/8 (RR: 3.56)

    • Abdur Razzak 0 (4b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 47 (78b 6x4 1x6)
    • A Flintoff 7-0-36-1
    • MS Panesar 4-2-7-2
32.1

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, turned behind square on the leg side, Mahmood had a lot of ground to make up and after a second's hesitation, they made the second with comfort

32.2

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, into the leg side, well stopped

32.3

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Pushed back to the bowler. "Oh Monty, show me one," suggest Nixon. Worryingly.

32.4

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, swept to deep square leg for his fourth ODI fifty. Well batted, but a lone effort

"That's his fourth ODI fifty, this one coming from 82 balls, and his first against England," offers Jenny Anorak.

32.5

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, overpitched and a firm on drive, well hit

32.6

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, miscued drive squirts over the covers. As poor a shot as the previous one was good

End of over 33 (9 runs) Bangladesh 123/8 (RR: 3.72)

    • Abdur Razzak 6 (6b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 50 (82b 6x4 1x6)
    • MS Panesar 5-2-16-2
    • A Flintoff 7-0-36-1

"Those jokes were getting me down," begins Nigel, "but that wicket's really brightened Mahmood."

33.1

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full, driven back to Flintoff who takes a big stride to his left to gather the ball

33.2

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, again hit back at Flintoff with no real power

Lots of whistles being blown. I guess they are easier to smuggle in than a sousaphone or large shell ...

The sightscreen is stuck. Millions of dollars on a new stadium and they have forgotten to buy some lubricant

33.3

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul defends against the backdrop of a sponsor-laden rather than black sightscreen

It's a vile pink advert for a mobile phone company and even Saqibul has had enough of that. So we all wait while they find the man with the can of oil. Oh no ... they've sent for Billy Bowden ... he's looked and is on his way to the middle to explain the seriousness of the situation.

Common sense says move the advert - it not on the screen but on a hoarding in front of the main screen - but presumably that would upset a sponsor and, as we all know, you cannot do that, even if it means delaying the cricket. It's all a question of priorities ...

Billy B has sorted it, as only he can.

33.4

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Flintoff on the spot and well defended

33.5

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, blocked ... and for the fourth time this over Flintoff fields off his own bowling

33.6

Flintoff to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, Flintoff drops short, Saqibul on it quickly to pull through midwicket with no real timing

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bangladesh 125/8 (RR: 3.67)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 52 (88b 6x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Razzak 6 (6b 1x4)
    • A Flintoff 8-0-38-1
    • MS Panesar 5-2-16-2
34.1

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, full and wide, thumped with power up and over mid-off, four all the way. He really clobbered that

34.2

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, no run, turned to backward point

34.3

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, no run, Panesar slows down - 46mph - but the batsman not tempted to try to repeat the up-and-over treatment

34.4

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, pushed into the off side for a well-placed single

34.5

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul back and pulls that straight, short mid-on fields

34.6

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, he really reaches forward to sweep the ball from a long way in front of him, keeps control and with it the strike

End of over 35 (6 runs) Bangladesh 131/8 (RR: 3.74)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 53 (90b 6x4 1x6)
    • Abdur Razzak 11 (10b 2x4)
    • MS Panesar 6-2-22-2
    • A Flintoff 8-0-38-1

TV showing packed stands. The joy of tight camera angles. Paul Collingwood on for Flintoff at the Joel Garner End.

35.1

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slightly short, 71mph, and pushed to mid-on

35.2

Collingwood to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, driven off the back foot to long-off, an easy run and Saqibul happy to give his partner four balls to face. In comes the field ...

35.3

Collingwood to Abdur Razzak, no run, tentative push to midwicket

35.4

Collingwood to Abdur Razzak, no run, Collingwood naggingly consistent, on the spot

35.5

Collingwood to Abdur Razzak, no run, Razzak drops into the off side, thinks about a run but quickly changes his mind when he sees his partner leaning on his bat

35.6

Collingwood to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, Razzak swings, gets a thick edge and the ball scurries to the rope through where first slip would have been. Collingwood just stares in disbelief

"Don't start upsetting the sponsors," warns Brian. "You'll have the official ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 police on to you."

End of over 36 (5 runs) Bangladesh 136/8 (RR: 3.77)

    • Abdur Razzak 15 (14b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 54 (92b 6x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-14-0
    • MS Panesar 6-2-22-2
36.1

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, driven to mid-off, Strauss runs in and misfields

36.2

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, no run, Razzak back, waits and the ball has no pace and he ends up swishing and missing

36.3

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, no run, hard drive back to Panesar

36.4

Panesar to Abdur Razzak, OUT, Razzak chances his arm once too often, shaping to slam the ball over long-on but it goes high and nowhere, Collingwood waits and takes a simple catch at short midwicket

Abdur Razzak c Collingwood b Panesar 15 (25m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

36.5

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul forward, very correct, Panesar bends to field

36.6

Panesar to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, swept square, Mahmood lollops round and makes a decent diving stop on the boundary edge

A nice touch from the MCC - today they've unveiled a plaque and planted a tree in memory of Brian Johnston. Some lovely cakes would have gone down well, too.

End of over 37 (3 runs) Bangladesh 139/9 (RR: 3.75)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 57 (95b 6x4 1x6)
    • Syed Rasel 0 (0b)
    • MS Panesar 7-2-25-3
    • PD Collingwood 4-0-14-0

Sajid Mahmood replaces Paul Collingwood.

37.1

Mahmood to Syed Rasel, FOUR, Rasel plays a half-hearted drive and the ball shoots along the ground between the leaden-footed slips ... there's nobody back so four all the way

37.2

Mahmood to Syed Rasel, OUT, done by the bounce, Rasel fends at the ball as it gets big on him and the edge flies right into Andrew Flintoff's breadbasket at first slip

Syed Rasel c Flintoff b Mahmood 4 (4m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

No rest for the wicked. With a mouthful of pasta, it's Jenny Thompson ... And very spicy it is, too. Hello.

And now the news Sri Lanka fans were hoping not to hear - Lasith Malinga has been ruled out the New Zealand match tomorrow. It's hoped he will be fit for the Australia and Ireland games next week.

England will now bat before lunch. That was a tidy effort from England. The fast bowlers exploited the bounce and it was that which did for Bangladesh who really never mastered it. Full credit to Saqibul who battled almost alone, but there should be only one winner from here on in.

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