Tigers make bright start
Bangladesh fought back on the second day of the first Test against England riding on an 88-run opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes after Shahadat Hossain's five-wicket haul at Lord's in London yesterday.
The opening pair got off a confident start in reply to England's mammoth first innings total of 505 runs but an unfortunate run out put an end to Tamim's good knock. The left-hander made 55 off 62 balls with eight boundaries, his eighth Test half-century, before a direct throw from Kevin Pietersen found him short of the crease.
Bangladesh were 172-2 in 53 overs at the close, needing 134 runs to avoid the follow-on. Junaed Siddiqui was batting on 53 and Jahurul Islam was not out at 16.
Earlier Jonathan Trott hit 226, equalling the highest score by an England batsman since Graham Gooch's 333 in 1990, as the home side were all out in 125 overs after resuming the day on 362-4. Shahadat kept Bangladesh in contention with five for 98 runs.
The lanky paceman became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to be included on the honours board at Lord's.