x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Bangladesh make England work in Dhaka heat

Iqbal and Mahmudullah provide the impetus for a stubborn Bangladesh batting display on day one of the second Test.

Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah provided the impetus for a stubborn Bangladesh batting display on day one of the second Test against England. Tamim blazed his way to 85 in 71 deliveries after the home side had won the toss, hitting 13 boundaries and one mighty six before falling to debutant James Tredwell. Mahmudullah picked up the baton with a measured 59, while Shakib Al Hasan made 49 in a score of 292 for six with an hour's play left. Such was the frenetic nature of Tamim's start that he had reached 25 before Imrul Kayes had troubled the scorers. Graeme Swann was sent on in just the eighth over and Tamim promptly milked two fours off him to bring the 50 partnership up off 48 balls. Imrul (12) was not so lucky and was well caught by the diving Steve Finn to give Broad the first wicket of the day. Tredwell eased any debut nerves with a maiden to Junaid Siddique and then struck gold, removing Tamim 15 short of his century. Jahurul Islam then produced an undistinguished first Test innings, snared lbw on the back foot by Swann for a six-ball duck. Junaid, Bangladesh's first Test centurion, played tentatively until lunch but was more expansive after the restart, finding the rope three times in the space of four Broad deliveries. He became Swann's second victim in the 38th over, wrapped on the pad in front of middle stump for 39. Mahmudullah was busy compiling a confident 59 at the other end, but departed on a soft note as he dabbed the returning Finn to Collingwood at point. The 20-year-old continued to prove costly, though, Shakib locating the boundary three times in five balls as Bangladesh moved to 250 at tea. The skipper was run one away from scoring a third half-century of the innings when Tredwell won a straightforward lbw verdict as he missed a slog-sweep. * PA Sport

Bangladesh 1st innings Tamim Iqbal c Prior b Tredwell 85 Imrul Kayes c Finn b Broad 12 Junaid Siddique lbw b Swann 39 Jahurul Islam lbw b Swann 0 Mohammad Mahmudullah c Collingwood b Finn 59 Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Tredwell 49 Mushfiqur Rahim c Prior b Bresnan 30 Naeem Islam not out 33 Abdur Razzak lbw b Swann 3 Shafiul Islam not out 8 Extras (b1, lb10, nb1) 12 Total (for eight wickets; 94 overs) 330 Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Kayes), 2-119 (Tamim), 3-122 (Jahurul), 4-167 (Siddique), 5-226 (Mahmudullah), 6-254 (Shakib), 7-301 (Rahim), 8-314 (Razzak). Bowling: Broad 14-4-48-1, Bresnan 13-4-40-1, Swann 30-4-94-3, Finn 7-2-44-1 (nb1), Tredwell 29-5-85-2, Collingwood 1-0-8-0. Toss: Bangladesh won and decided to bat Umpires: Tony Hill (NZL) and Rod Tucker (AUS) TV umpire: Nadir Shah (BAN) Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

* AFP