Finn bowls England to victory

Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 11:20 [IST]
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Finn finishes it off for England at Lord

Lords: Steven Finn's first five-wicket haul guided England to an 8-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first test at Lords.

Finn was impressive in both the innings against the tigers. The Bangladesh team had managed to make a comeback after they had to follow on with Tamim Iqbal scoring his first ton at Lords and his opening partner Imrul Kayes scoring a solid 75 giving Bangladesh some respectibility but Finn with his accuracy got both the

Resuming at 328/5 in 85.0 overs at day 5 in the morning session, the Bangladesh middle order batsmen Junaid Siddique and Shakib fought hard to survive, but were ultimately dismissed. Shakib cut a wide ball straight to Eoin Morgan at point.

At the other end of bowling, James Anderson did give Finn good support with his testing deliveries beating the outside edges quite a number of times in nine-over burst but was not able to pick up wickets in the morning. The visitors' last five wickets fell for 35 under cloudy skies against Finn and Tim Bresnan.

Bangladesh in their second innings scored 382 bettering their first inning score by 100 runs exactly. They were all out by lunch setting a target of 160 for the home team to win with two sessions left.

In the second innings, for the home team Andrew Strauss made a confident 82 before he was dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan. Mahmudullah removed Cook as the left hander was given out lbw on the front foot and replays showed the ball would have gone over the stumps for the second time in the game.

First innings double centurian Jonathan Trott sealed the victory with 36 unbeaten runs along with Kevin Pietersen.


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