England rout Bangladesh
London, May 28:
England’s bowlers took Bangladesh’s last five wickets before lunch on day three of the first Test at Lord’s to complete their rout by an innings and 261 runs. A ninth-wicket stand of 58 runs by Khaled Mashud and Anwar Hossain Monir (13) briefly delayed England’s victory.
Mashud managed 44 runs before being last man out in a second innings 159. Marcus Trescothick was named man of the match for the 196 runs he contributed to England’s 528-3 declared in the first innings. Having been bowled out for 108 on Thursday, Bangladesh batted again on day twoand started on Saturday at 90-5. Jones was the best of the England bowlers,
with 3-29, while Andrew Flintoff finished with 3-44. The second Test starts on June 3.
Windies on top
Bridgetown: Fidel Edwards grabbed 5-38 as the West Indies skittled Pakistan for 144 and built a commanding position on the second day of the opening Test. The fast bowler ripped through the visitors’ batting as the home team, which totaled 345 on day one, secured a lead of 201. Younis Khan was the Asians’ top scorer with 31. Corey Collymore took 3-20. The West Indies, buoyed by 50 from Chris Gayle and 48 by Brian Lara, stretched their lead to 369 as they closed on 168/4 in the second innings. — AP