Siddique, Rahim defy England

Siddique eked out a patient half-century to remain 68 not out alongside Rahim (47 not out) at the close on the fourth day. The hosts are chasing 513 to win after England declared their second innings on 209 for seven.

Coming together around 20 minutes before the tea break, the pair batted out the entire final session to frustrate England, who were hoping to finish off quickly after reducing Bangladesh to 110 for five.

Tim Bresnan struck twice in the second session before skipper Shakib Al Hasan fell to a controversial leg before decision off Graeme Swann. Bresnan ended a stubborn 54-run third-wicket partnership when he had Aftab Ahmed caught by wicket-keeper Matt Prior for 26 and then bowled Mahmudullah for five.

Bangladesh suffered a huge blow when Shakib was given out leg before off Swann, with replays suggesting he got a full glove on his sweep shot.Swann had earlier bowled Tamim Iqbal for 14 in his second over.

Imrul Kayes survived strong appeals for leg before and a catch at leg-gully before he finally edged paceman Steven Finn to Prior for 23. England, resuming on 131 for five, lost overnight batsman Prior (7) in the fourth over, but Ian Bell and Swann batted aggressively to help the tourists declare their second innings with an hour remaining in the first session.

SCOREBOARD
ENGLAND (I Innings): 599/6 decl
BANGLADESH (I Innings): 296 all out
ENGLAND (II Innings: O/n: 131/5):
Cook c Aftab b Mahmudullah    39
Carberry lbw Razzak    34
Trott c Siddique b Shakib    14
Pietersen lbw Shakib    32
C’wood c M’dullah b Razzak    3
Bell (not out)    39
Prior c S Hossain b Shakib    7
Swann c Siddique b Shakib    32
Extras (B-5, LB-2, NB-2)    9
Total (for 7 wkts decl, 49.3 overs)    209
Fall of wickets: 1-65, 2-87, 3-126, 4-130, 5-131, 6-144, 7-209.
Bowling: S Hossain 6-0-19-0, R Hossain 6-1-28-0, Mahmudullah 8-0-26-1, Naeem 3-0-14-0, Shakib 16.3-1-62-4, Razzak 10-2-53-2.
BANGLADESH (II Innings):
Iqbal b Swann    14
Kayes c Prior b Finn    23
Siddique (batting)    68
Aftab c Prior b Bresnan    26
Mahmudullah b Bresnan    5
Shakib lbw Swann    4
Rahim (batting)    47
Extras (B-2, LB-2)    4     
Total (for 5 wkts, 75 overs)    191
Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-45, 3-99, 4-105, 5-110.
Bowling: Broad 12-5-34-0, Bresnan 16-4-45-2, Finn 11-4-31-1, Swann 29-6-61-2, Pietersen 5-1-11-0, Trott 2-0-5-0.

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