At The Oval, May 9-11, 2010. Drawn. Toss: Surrey. First-class debuts: M. P. Dunn, T. J. Lancefield.
A plunge of 30°C from Barbados, where their World Twenty20 campaign ended on May 5, did not prevent Bangladesh gaining useful practice against some county youngsters. The uncapped Robiul Islam was chiefly responsible for Surrey listing at 135 for six before Spriegel and Meaker added 183, both scoring career-bests. In bitter cold next day, Mohammad Ashraful and Jahurul Islam responded with a stand of 194. A foot taller than Ashraful, but just as stylish, Jahurul reached his century with a six over long-on and rattled along to his own best score. England Under-19 seamer Matt Dunn - a product of Surrey's academy, like fellow debutant Tom Lancefield - made the most of sloppy batting late on, but the tourists declared overnight, 54 ahead. While helicopters circled over Downing Street, which David Cameron finally occupied on the third evening, Evans made his case for a premier post in a right-left coalition with Afzaal worth 225, but was deprived of a century when Mahmudullah tipped a drive on to the non-striker's stumps. Afzaal remained to bat out the match.
Close of play: First day, Bangladeshis 12-0 (Imrul Kayes 6, Jahurul Islam 1); Second day, Bangladeshis 372-6 (Shakib Al Hasan 5).