rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Five-star Finn helps England to innings win over Bangladesh

Five-star Finn helps England to innings win over Bangladesh

Last updated on: June 06, 2010 23:39 IST

England players celebrate after defeating Bangladesh

England thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 80 runs in the second Test inside three days at Old Trafford on Sunday as the tourists were bowled out for just 123 after being asked to follow on.

Steven Finn claimed five for 42 and his fellow-fast bowler James Anderson took three for 16 as Bangladesh capitulated after the entire morning session was lost to rain. Mahmudullah top scored with 38.

It meant Bangladesh lost all 20 wickets in consecutive sessions of play after they crashed from 126 without loss to 216 all out Saturday evening. The win gave England a 2-0 series win.

Bangladesh, 203 runs behind on first innings, suffered the worst possible start when their talisman Tamim Iqbal was caught behind for two, fending off a short ball, from the second ball of the innings by Anderson.

His exit had a disheartening affect on the team and they were soon 39 for six as England took advantage of ideal bowling conditions in breezy, overcast weather. It was the opposite to the heat and sunshine of the previous day when Tamim scored his second hundred in successive Tests.

Fellow opener Imrul Kayes departed next, for nine, in exactly the same manner that he had been dismissed the previous day, attempting to hook Finn but managing a top edge to Ajmal Shahzad at fine leg.

Junaid Siddique squirted a fuller length delivery from Anderson to Kevin Pietersen in the gully. The procession of wickets continued when Jaharul Islam fell to make it 21 for four.

He tried to cut a Finn short ball on off stump but could only offer a simple catch to Prior.

Anderson had former captain Ashraful caught at first slip by Jonathan Trott with a lifting delivery, for 14, while regular first slip and captain Andrew Strauss was off the field briefly.

That was 37 for five, before Shakib Al Hasan was bowled by Shahzad for one. Bangladesh were on course to record their lowest-ever Test total at 39 for six but four byes took them past that record low of 62.

Mushfiqur Rahim was caught off a Finn leg-stump half-volley, clipped to mid-on. Mahmudullah's resistance ended when he edged an attempted hook off Finn, who had peppered him with short balls.

Mahmudullah, with a highest Test score of 115 and showing more batting talent again here, may be entitled to ask why he was batting at number eight all series.

Finn, following his nine wickets in the Lord's Test, claimed his fifth wicket when Shafiul Islam edged to Strauss. The result was complete when Abdur Razzak was caught at deep midwicket off Graeme Swann.

Scoreboard:

England 1st innings: 419

Bangladesh 1st innings: 216

Bangladesh 2nd innings:
Tamim c Prior b Anderson 2
Kayes c Shahzad b Finn 9
Siddique c Pietersen b Anderson 6
Ashraful c Trott b Anderson 14
Jahrul c Prior b Finn 0
Shakib b Shahzad 1
Rahim c Sub b Finn 13
Mahmudullah c Prior b Finn 38
Razzak c Morgan b Swann 19
Shafiul c Strauss b Finn 4
Shahadat not out 4
Extras: 13
Total: 123 all out (34.1 overs)

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-14, 3-18, 4-21, 5-37, 6-39, 7-76, 8-97, 9-119, 10-123

Bowling: Anderson 10-3-16-3, Finn 10-2-42-5, Shahzad 7-2-18-1, Swann 7.1-0-34-1.

Source:
© Copyright 2013 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.