Trott puts England ahead with a ton

Published: Friday, May 28, 2010, 10:42 [IST]
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Trott hits a ton

Lords: Jonathan Trott's unbeaten century and Andrew Strauss' half century helped England to post a good score at the opening day of the first Test between England and Bangladesh at Lords.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and put the England team to bat first in a rather cloudy atmosphere at Lords. They manged to use new-ball well with Shahadat Hossain rewarded with Cook's wicket with just 7 runs on the board.
But after Cook's fall Trott(175*)and Strauss(83) guided the innings with an invaluable partnership and laid a solid foundation for the England batting side.

Strauss back after being rested and Trott out the England score to 105-1 at the first session of play.

On the other hand Trott seemed to be continuing his sublime form on the back of 150 for Warwickshire in his last first-class innings. He opened his account with a four and never seemed to look back quickly reaching double figure score.

On a pitch that offered fair pace and good bounce the partnership maneuvered a solid diplay dispatching the bad deliveries. Meanwhile debutant Morgan stepped onto bat at number six scored an unbeaten 40 for the home team.

For the Bangladesh side pace bowler Robiul Islam made his test debut.

The England team were positioned at 362/4 at stumps.


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