Tamim rallies Bangladesh after Trott double-ton
LONDON: Tamim Iqbal''s typically dashing 42 not out led a Bangladesh counter-attack on the second day of the first Test against England at Lord''s here on Friday.
At tea, Bangladesh were 67 without loss but still 438 runs behind an England first innings 505 that featured Jonathan Trott''s Test best 226 and the Tigers needed a further 239 to avoid the follow-on in the first of a two-match series.
But diminutive left-hander Tamim, who had left the field earlier Friday after appearing to aggravate a wrist injury while diving into a boundary rope, was undaunted, his runs coming off 47 balls with six boundaries.
He hit through the line against Tim Bresnan for an impressive offside four.
Bresnan''s five overs cost an expensive 25 runs and he was replaced by 6ft 7in tall fast bowler Steven Finn, playing his first Test in England.
But, on his Middle+++ home ground, Finn''s third delivery was driven straight down the ground by Tamim.
Fellow left-hander Imrul Kayes was unbeaten on 22, with the nearest Bangladesh came to losing a wicket a couple of potential run-outs.
Tamim''s approach was in contrast to that of Trott, whose maiden Test innings at Lord''s spanned over eight hours and featured 349 balls with 20 fours.
It was also Trott''s second century in as many Test innings in England after his 119 on debut against Australia in the second innings at the Oval last year.
Trott was one of five wickets for fast bowler Shahadat Hossain, whose return of five for 98 runs in 28 overs was the best by a Bangladesh bowler in a Test innings against England.
A match that had been meandering along, sprang into life after lunch with Shahadat taking three wickets for 12 runs in 21 balls.
Shahadat, 23, had Bresnan (25) taken at slip by Junaid Siddique before inducing a rare aggressive stroke from Trott, who guided him to Kayes at gully.
Trott''s innings saw the former South Africa junior international become only the seventh England batsman and 14th overall to make a Test double century at Lord''s.
Trott''s exit left England 478 for eight but new batsman Swann, straight driving Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan for six, revived the innings with a brisk 22 before he holed out.
Anderson eventually took England past 500 with a cheeky reverse sweep four off left-arm spinner Shakib before he was bowled by a jubilant Shahadat -- a wicket that secured the bowler a coveted place on the Lord''s honours boards.
Bangladesh, who have won just three out of their 66 Tests and lost all six against England, were a much improved bowling side from the lacklustre unit that took the field on Thursday after Shakib won the toss.
England were 362 for four overnight, with Trott already a Test-best 175 not out and Middle+++ left-hander Eoin Morgan, on his Test debut, 40 not out.
But the former Ireland batsman had added just four runs when he edged Shahadat behind and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim held a good diving catch.
England gifted Bangladesh a sixth wicket on 400 when a mix-up between Trott and Matt Prior saw the wicketkeeper run out.
The normally methodical Trott had some nervous moments in the 190s but a controlled pull for two off Rubel Hossain took the 29-year-old Warwickshire batsman to 200.