Bangladesh fight back at Lords

Published: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 13:09 [IST]
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Tigers show resistance

Lords: Jonathan Trott scored a double century for the home side but the Bangladesh side has shown resistance and fought back well in the second day of the first test match between the two sides at Lords.

Trott was batting at 175 overnight along with debutant Eoin Morgan, he scored a double century which was England's first one after three years. The last double century being scored in the year 2007, by Kevin Pietersen. He was eventually dismissed for 226 as England were all out for 505 in the afternoon session.

Seam bowler Shahadat Hossain was the pick of the bowlers for the tigers finished with 5-98 to become the first Bangladeshi to get his name honours at Lords board.

Tanim Iqbal playing despite of injury scored a half century in reply to England's total. Iqbal along with Junaid Siddique is still batting helped them reach 172-2 by the close, still 303 behind.

Earlier England resuming at 362-4 after first day, lost Eoin Morgan quite early after Hossain sent him back to the pavillion. Matt Prior followed him soon as the Bangladeshi bowling kept it tight for the home team. But Tott at the other end continued from where he last left, adding 51 runs from where he left scoring his maiden double century.

Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan chipped in with 22 and 25 respectively lower down the order helping England reach 500 run landmark before they were all out for 505.

T Iqbal for the Bangladeshi looked dominating with his blade scoring a brisky half century hitting eight boundaries in his innings until he was run out. He along with Kayes gave an impressive start for the Tigers, a stand of 88 runs.

Kayes was eventually out after scoring 43 runs, bounced out by Steve Finn (1-39), who claimed his first Test wicket on home soil with a short ball that was gloved to Andrew Strauss.

Siddique however, remained till the end unbeaten at 53.


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