Saturday 20 March 2010 

Tamim And Mahmudullah Lead Bangladesh To 322

Tamim And Mahmudullah Lead Bangladesh To 322
Tamim And Mahmudullah Lead Bangladesh To 322
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Bangladesh 322-8 (Tamim Iqbal 85, Mahmudullah 59) v England
Second Test, Mirpur, day one

Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah hit contrasting half-centuries to help Bangladesh close day one of the second Test against England in Mirpur on 322 for eight.

Tamim crashed 85 in 71 balls at the top of the order and Mahmudullah made 59 in 106 balls but England hit back, spinners Graeme Swann and debutant James Tredwell sharing five wickets.

Iqbal thumped 13 fours and a six and the score was at 53 in the eighth over when Imrul Kayes (12) became the first man to fall, caught by Steven Finn off Stuart Broad. Another half-century stand was added for the second wicket with Zunaed Siddique (39) before Iqbal was dismissed, caught by Prior for Tredwell's first Test wicket.

That was swiftly followed by Swann having both debutant Jahurul Islam (0) and Siddique trapped in front as England reduced Bangladesh to 167 for four in the afternoon session.

Mahmudullah, who hit nine fours, and captain Shakib Al Hasan, who made an aggressive 49 in 79 balls, then put on 59 for the fifth wicket and further contributions from Mushfiqur Rahim (30) and Naeem Islam (29 not out) steered them towards a competitive first-innings score.

Tredwell struck again to have Shakib trapped in front and Mahmudullah fell when Finn had him caught by Paul Collingwood and the last wicket of the day went to Swann who picked up a third lbw to dismiss Abdur Razzak for three.

Shafiul Islam was unbeaten on four and Swann ended the day with figures of three for 89, Tredwell taking two for 82.

England lead the two-match series 1-0 after a 181-run win in Chittagong and opening batsman Michael Carberry made way for Tredwell's inclusion.

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