Friday 28 May 2010 

Bangladesh Respond Well To Trott's Double-Century

Bangladesh Respond Well To Trott's Double-Century
Bangladesh Respond Well To Trott's Double-Century
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England 505 (Trott 226, Strauss 83, Shahadat Hossain 5-98) v
Bangladesh
172-2 (Tamim Iqbal 55, Zunaed Siddique 53no)
First Test, Lord's, day two

Jonathan Trott fell for 226 as England were bowled out for 505 by Bangladesh on day two of the opening Test at Lord's and the tourists then reached 172 for two at stumps, 333 runs behind.

Trott became the seventh English batsman to score a double-century at the home of cricket and the first anywhere since Kevin Pietersen scored 226 against the West Indies at Headingley in 2007 as England continued to dominate, despite losing two wickets in the morning session.

First to go was Eoin Morgan, the left-hander adding just four runs before he pushed at a tempting Shahadat Hossain delivery outside of off stump and a healthy edge was well taken by wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim to end a stand worth 112 for the fifth wicket.

Matthew Prior added a swift 16 before he was run out after Trott sent him back as the Sussex man pushed for a second run to deep point.

Trott's concentration did not waver, however, and after a short while stuck on 199 as TIm Bresnan (25) took plenty of strike, he got the run he needed to move to 200 - going one run better than Ian Bell managed two years ago when he made 199 against South Africa.

After lunch, Bresnan was well caught at slip by Zunaed Siddique as Shahadat continued to bowl significantly better than he had on the opening day and he struck again when Trott was caught by Imrul Kayes having added just nine runs after lunch.

England then pushed on, looking for quick runs, and Graeme Swann entertained briefly by switch-hitting during a cameo of 22 in 13 balls with two fours and two sixes before he picked out Rubel Hossain in the deep, who took another fine catch and the innings was ended when Shahadat clean bowled James Anderson for 13.

That earned Shahadat his place on the famous honours board with figures of five for 98 and he became the first Bangladeshi to score a century or take five wickets at Lord's.

Tamim Iqbal then thrilled the crowd with some dashing strokeplay as he made a boundary-filled 55 in 62 balls to further enliven proceedings as he added 88 in 22 overs with Imrul Kayes before a direct hit from Kevin Pietersen ran him out.

Kayes made 43 in 99 balls before a brutish delivery from Steven Finn spat at him and he could only fend to Andrew Strauss at slip.

Siddique, who posted a century when the two sides met over the winter, then made solid progress, reaching his half-century not long before the end of play, stroking eight fours in 105 balls.

Alongside him was Jahurul Islam on 16 having faced 53 deliveries, both men looking compact in defence and ready to put away the bad ball.

© Cricket World 2010