Sunday 14 March 2010 

England Lose Five Wickets In Second Innings

	 England Lose Five Wickets In Second Innings
England Lose Five Wickets In Second Innings
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England 599-6 dec. & 131-5 (Abdur Razzak 2-7) v
Bangladesh 296 (Tamim Iqbal 86, Swann 5-90)
First Test, Chittagong, day three

After deciding against inviting Bangladesh to follow on and holding a lead of 303 runs, England closed day three of the first Test in Chittagong on 131 for five in their second innings.

In reply to England's 599 for six declared, Bangladesh resumed the day on 154 for five and were then bowled out for 296, Graeme Swann returning his fifth five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Tamim Iqbal failed to kick on and fell for 86 when he was bowled by Tim Bresnan and that was swiftly followed by a first Test wicket for fast bowler Steven Finn, who had Shahadat Hossain caught by Paul Collingwood for 14.

Mushfiqur Rahim's 79 and  Naeem Islam's 38 helped Bangladesh rally and the pair put on 113 for the eighth wicket, the fall of which precipitated the final two wickets going down with no further runs being added, Islam being run out by Michael Carberry and Swann dismissing Rahim and Rubel Hossain in consecutive deliveries.

England decided to bat again but struggled to dominate as they would have liked, a pair of wickets apiece for spinners Abdur Razzak and Shakib Al Hasan doing most of the damage.

Alastair Cook (39), Carberry (34), Jonathan Trott (14), Kevin Pietersen (32) and Collingwood (3) were the men to fall, leaving Ian Bell and Matthew Prior unbeaten and yet to score at stumps with England some 434 runs ahead.

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