England hammer Bangladesh bowlers
London, May 27:
England declared on 528 for three on day two of the first Test against Bangladesh, with Marcus Trescothick’s 194 helping the home team to a 420-run first-innings lead. Captain Michael Vaughan hit 120 and took part in a second-wicket stand of 255 with Trescothick as England continued to dominate Bangladesh’s first visit to Lord’s. Ian Bell hit an unbeaten 65 and Graham Thorpe 42. Other than Vaughan and Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, who fell on Thursday for 69, was the only other batsman dismissed. In bright sunshine, England resumed on 188-1, in reply to Bangladesh’s 108 all out. Vaughan reached his 14th Test century before, with England on 403, he was caught behind by wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza.
Trescothick had added nine runs to his overnight 78 when Mortaza dropped a catch, letting him go on to score his 11th Test hundred and his first at Lord’s. He was dismissed five overs after Vaughan, caught behind off Mohammad Rafique. Mortaza had the best Bangladesh bowling figures of two wickets for 107. Hossain had the worst — allowing 101 off his 12 overs. England, seeking its fifth straight series victory, won the toss on Thursday and sent Bangladesh to bat. Fast bowler Matthew Hoggard took 4-42. Opener Javed Omar top-scored with 22, with 16-year-old rookie Mushfiqur Rahim reaching 19. Bangladesh is coming off a 1-0 two-Test series win over Zimbabwe — their first victory in 36 Tests since it began playing the five-day game in 2000.