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Monday, 31 May 2010

England won the first Test against Bangladesh by eight wickets at Lord's on Monday.

Needing 160 runs to win, captain Andrew Strauss (82) and Jonathan Trott (36 n.o) wrapped the match up before tea.

First innings century-maker Trott scored the winning run with a flick deep square leg off the back foot which made the score 163-2 in 35.1 overs.

The only success for Bangladesh was the wicket of Alastair Cook (23), who was out lbw to Mahmudullah with the score on 67.

Earlier, Steven Finn set up the home side for a comfortable chase after the paceman captured five wickets in an innings in his first home Test.

Bangladesh, who resumed on 328 for five in their second innings, were dismissed for 382 just before lunch to leave England needing to knock off the target with two sessions remaining.

Finn, 21, who made his debut on the two-Test tour of Bangladesh in March, struck three times in 15 balls after play resumed on a cold, overcast morning.

Bowling from the Pavilion End, he removed captain Shakib Al Hasan (16), Junaid Siddique (74) and Mushfiqur Rahim (0) in consecutive overs,

Shakib guided a simple catch to Eoin Morgan at cover point and Siddique's patient innings ended after more than four hours when he was deceived by a slower delivery and lobbed the ball to Tim Bresnan at mid-off. Mushfiqur edged an excellent ball moving away off the pitch to wicketkeeper Matt Prior.

Bresnan, who replaced Finn at the Pavilion End, took his first wicket when Rubel Hossain (4) edged a low catch to Strauss at first slip. He ended the innings when Mahmudullah was caught behind by Prior for 19.

Mahmudullah had been given a life on 14 when Bresnan at third slip failed to get to his hands to a chance off James Anderson which flew over his head.

The second Test starts at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 4.


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