Tigers collapse despite Tanim's century

Published: Sunday, June 6, 2010, 12:23 [IST]
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Swann rips apart Tigers' middle order

Old Trafford: Tanim Iqbal hammered a second successive century for the Bangladesh Tigers but a batting collapse has left them in the Second day of the second Test match between England and Bangladesh at Old Trafford.

Following his century at Lords, Tanim scored his second successive ton at faster than a run-a-ball pace handling. Imran Kayes supported him well giving a good platform for his side at the other end.

The Tigers had got off to a flier woth 126 for no loss but were all out cheaply for 216 at the end of days play. Steve Finn managed to get the first breakthrough for

the England. The breakthrough was followed by another wicket with Graeme Swann removing Junaid Siddique with a superb delivery that turned and took the outside edge. Swann ultimately finished with his seventh five-wicket haul, picked up five for 76 while debutant Ajmal Shahzad claimed three late wickets.

Earlier, England resuming at 275-5 were bowled out for 419 in their first innings, Ian Bell top-scoring with 128, his 11th Test ton. Bell and Matt Prior (93) put on 153. Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh captain got both of them and ended up with impressive figures of five for 121.


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