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    43.4 gone this time! No doubt about that! Strauss tries to cut one which was probably a touch too close for the shot, gets a bottom edge on to his stumps and Mahmudullah yelps, louder than even Shahadat in celebration! 188/2
    4.2 gone! Bangladesh strike and England lose an early wicket! This one was very similar to the shout in the last over as Cook was once again beaten by movement in to him through the air to be struck on the back pad. Replays suggest that was a bit high, so Cook can feel a little bit aggrieved with that decision. Bangladesh are ecstatic though, and they may well be able to put England under some pressure now 7/1
    120.1 and he won't better KP as he guides a catch to backward point...Shahadat was around the wicket again and gets a deserved fourth wicket. Trott was scored plenty to third man in this innings, but couldn't find the gap this time 478/8
    52.3 gone, lovely bowling! Pietersen falls to the left-arm spinner again! Slower and flighted on length around off stump, Pietersen had skipped leg side to aim a big drive, but was beaten in the air and deceived by the arm-ball that crept inside of the bat and crashed into his off stump. Big wicket for Shakib! 227/3
    66.2 what a ball! Where did that come from? Rubel had been pushing them away from the right-handers but this one nipped in, Bell played from the crease when perhaps he should have been forward and the ball zipped between bat and pad to make a mess of his stumps. Against the run of play, Bangladesh have picked up a wicket! 258/4
    92.1 gone! Early breakthrough for Bangladesh as Morgan pushed outside off stump and gets a thick edge which is well taken by Rahim. That will be a real lift for the visitors. Was a slightly flat-footed shot from Morgan who misses the chance to press on 370/5
    100.4 well, that's a shambles from England...Trott drives through the covers and Prior always wanted the second, but Trott was very late to decline and by then his partner had no chance of getting back. A wasted wicket for England, who haven't excelled this morning 400/6
    118.4 the change of angle works, Bresnan pushes at this one and the wide first slip, Junaid Siddique, takes a good catch diving to his left...good thinking from the bowler, who executed his plan and was backed up in the field 463/7
    123.4 gone this time, he connected powerfully with a conventional sweep but is well caught at deep square leg as the fielder dives forward and clings on...a bright, breezy effort from Swann 498/9
    124.6 that's all over, Shahadat gets his name on the Lord's honours board as he bursts though Anderson's drive...a great moment for the bowler, the first Bangladesh cricketer to get his name up in the dressing room. Well bowled. 505/10
    not out
    31 (lb 10, nb 13, w 8)
    505 all out (125 Overs, RR: 4.04, 534 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Sir Alastair Cook, 4.2 ov), 2-188 (Andrew Strauss, 43.4 ov), 3-227 (Kevin Pietersen, 52.3 ov), 4-258 (Ian Bell, 66.2 ov), 5-370 (Eoin Morgan, 92.1 ov), 6-400 (Matt Prior, 100.4 ov), 7-463 (Tim Bresnan, 118.4 ov), 8-478 (Jonathan Trott, 120.1 ov), 9-498 (Graeme Swann, 123.4 ov), 10-505 (James Anderson, 124.6 ov)
    Shahadat Hossain2839853.5012
    Robiul Islam22210704.8604
    Shakib Al Hasan27310924.0300
    Rubel Hossain23010914.7373
    Mohammad Ashraful201306.5000
    21.6 another direct hit from Pietersen and this time he's a goner...Tamim cut it towards point and set off, but couldn't beat KP's perfect throw and that's the end of a superb innings and a real shame for Bangladesh 88/1
    32.5 there we go! Finn really deserved that, reward for dragging his length back a fraction, was a good line at around the neck area, Imrul tried to ride the bounce but it got too big on him and he ended up guiding a gentle looping catch to first slip. Good innings though, but he'd be bitterly disappointed not to reach a first Test fifty 134/2
    56.1 gone! Finn gets his second and it's the bounce that does the trick again as Siddique tries to get his bat out of the way but the ball runs off the face through to Prior...well bowled by Finn and that will lift England 179/3
    61.4 that's more like it...on off stump, zips away off the seam and takes the outside edge through to Prior. A smile of relief on Anderson's face as he gets off the mark and England making major inroads 191/5
    58.2 gone! Now he has three and more reward for a testing spell as Ashraful plays across the line and is taken on the front pad. Asoka de Silva thinks about it then raises the moved quite a bit off the seam and replays show it was a touch too high and missing leg. That's tough for the batsman. 185/4
    72.6 gone this time! Excellent stuff from Anderson, hanging it outside off stump, Shakib had a feel and it caught the edge, went through to Prior who parried it -unable to hold on - to Strauss at first slip 221/6
    80.2 that's a cracker! Justifies his promotion second ball with a beauty that nips back between bat and pad to take the top of middle stump. Terrific stuff from Finn who has been outstanding 234/7
    89.1 bowled 'im! Full, fast and swinging from Anderson, Mahmudullah was late in moving his feet as he tried to drive through the covers and the bowler has made a mess of his stumps. So, Anderson gets his fourth and Bangladesh are nine down 266/9
    83.5 that's the way to do it! Very full, a much slower one from Anderson and it looped down, cannoning off Shahadat's front pad as he swung across the line and crashing in to the stumps. Good thinking from Anderson, really slowing it down 255/8
    92.6 that's that...good length outside off and a hard edge flies at head height to third slip where it's comfortably held by Alastair Cook 282/10
    not out
    6 (lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    282 all out (93 Overs, RR: 3.03, 385 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-88 (Tamim Iqbal, 21.6 ov), 2-134 (Imrul Kayes, 32.5 ov), 3-179 (Junaid Siddique, 56.1 ov), 4-185 (Mohammad Ashraful, 58.2 ov), 5-191 (Jahurul Islam, 61.4 ov), 6-221 (Shakib Al Hasan, 72.6 ov), 7-234 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 80.2 ov), 8-255 (Shahadat Hossain, 83.5 ov), 9-266 (Mahmudullah, 89.1 ov), 10-282 (Rubel Hossain, 92.6 ov)
    JM Anderson3167842.5110
    TT Bresnan2457613.1620
    ST Finn25510044.0001
    GP Swann1161901.7200
    IJL Trott20703.5000
    38.2 gone! England make the breakthrough and it's a short ball from Finn that does the trick as he falls into the bouncer trap with three men out, but just finds deep square-leg. The end of a magical innings that will go down in Lord's history. Well played Tamim. 185/1
    42.3 gone! Top catch from Bell as Kayes flicks another short ball at his body into the leg side and short leg hangs on in front of his face. Good bowling from Finn, again, as he uses his bounce. Was genuine shot from Kayes, he just didn't keep it down and Bell is good under the helmet 189/2
    96.3 Finn strikes again! Good variation, it was a touch slower, Junaid was caught in two minds, unable to decide whether to drive or block and in the end did both - or neither - and pushed it gently to Bresnan at cover. Soft dismissal but it ends a really hard-working knock 354/7
    72.3 a wicket out of nowhere...Trott makes the breakthrough as Jahurul props forward and gets an inside edge into his pad which loops towards Trott who makes good ground in his follow through 289/3
    80.6 gone this time, good stuff from Anderson as he bangs one in a touch shorter and it seams away. Ashraful follows the ball and gets a regulation edge through to Matt Prior. 321/4
    83.3 that's the spot and Shahadat wasn't in the same postcode as the ball crashes into middle stump...he was standing outside leg and Bresnan homed in 322/5
    94.1 gone! It's the poorest ball Finn has bowled in a while - short and wide outside off - and Shakib absolutely murdered it, timing it superbly but straight to Morgan at point 347/6
    98.3 gone! Great piece of bowling from Steven Finn, hurling the ball down on an ideal length on off stump, a little bit of wobble through the air. Mushfiqur had to play at it, he tried to whip the bat out of the way as it went past him but the ball had already taken a thick edge. Finn takes his fifth, and it's been a superb effort from him. England are rumbling steadily towards the win here 361/8
    110.2 Gone! Bresnan wraps up the Bangladesh innings, the ball was a well-directed chest-high short delivery, Mahmudullah stepped away and tried to hoick it over midwicket but got a thick edge on the ball as it rushed on to him, and Prior takes a simple catch 382/10
    108.4 gone this time! Another good delivery from Bresnan, Rubel wasn't sure whether to play it or not outside off, as the ball got to him he tried to whip the bat up and out of harm's way, but the ball rushed on to him and looped gently off the edge to Strauss at slip 381/9
    not out
    24 (b 7, lb 14, nb 1, w 2)
    382 all out (f/o) (110.2 Overs, RR: 3.46, 467 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-185 (Tamim Iqbal, 38.2 ov), 2-189 (Imrul Kayes, 42.3 ov), 3-289 (Jahurul Islam, 72.3 ov), 4-321 (Mohammad Ashraful, 80.6 ov), 5-322 (Shahadat Hossain, 83.3 ov), 6-347 (Shakib Al Hasan, 94.1 ov), 7-354 (Junaid Siddique, 96.3 ov), 8-361 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 98.3 ov), 9-381 (Rubel Hossain, 108.4 ov), 10-382 (Mahmudullah, 110.2 ov)
    JM Anderson2988412.8910
    TT Bresnan26.299333.5310
    ST Finn2468753.6201
    GP Swann2758103.0000
    IJL Trott401614.0000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

27,28,29,30,31 May 2010 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 27 May - day 1 - England 1st innings 362/4 (IJL Trott 175*, EJG Morgan 40*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 28 May - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 172/2 (Junaid Siddique 53*, Jahurul Islam 16*, 53 ov)
  • Sat, 29 May - day 3 - Bangladesh 1st innings 237/7 (Mahmudullah 7*, Shahadat Hossain 3*, 81.5 ov)
  • Sun, 30 May - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 328/5 (Junaid Siddique 66*, Shakib Al Hasan 2*, 85 ov)
  • Mon, 31 May - day 5 - England 2nd innings 163/2 (35.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Shahzad hopeful of making Test debut

    Ajmal Shahzad could be in line to make his Test debut against Bangladesh at Old Trafford on Friday, following the foot injury to Tim Bresnan that ruled him out of the reckoning

  • Fraser endorses Finn for Ashes

    Angus Fraser, Middlesex's director of cricket, has backed his county colleague Steven Finn to live up to the hype and expectation that his impressive home Test debut against Bangladesh has generated

  • Tamim achieves career-best ranking

    Tamim Iqbal ignited the fourth day's play at Lord's with a second-innings 103 and has now jumped six places in the world's leading batsmen to No.25, his highest ranking

  • Strauss and Shakib target improvement

    For the third Test in a row, a comfortable margin of victory masked a match in which Bangladesh forced England to graft for their rewards, but the events of the final day were typical of the gulf that still exists in the mindsets of the two nations

  • Steven Finn lays down high marker

    The Ashes may be six months away, but a solitary Test against an unexpectedly obdurate Bangladesh has already identified the man who will surely come to be recognised as England's new attack leader

England 4th innings Partnerships

1st67AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd80AJ StraussIJL Trott
3rd16KP PietersenIJL Trott