Bell century puts England ahead

Bresnan chips in with timely fifty

Bell made 138, his 10th Test century, and was well supported by Tim Bresnan, who hit an unbeaten 74 as the pair shared a sixth-wicket stand of 143 before England eased past Bangladesh's first innings total of 419.

Bresnan was fortunate not to be given out on five when Imrul Kayes caught what replays suggested was an inside edge off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan.

Bell then survived an lbw decision off the bowling of Abdur Razzak when on 82. Bangladesh missed another chance to dismiss Bell on 119, with Kayes dropping him at square leg off paceman Shafiul Islam.

Bell was finally out going for a slog sweep against Shakib, only managing to sky the ball to mid wicket where Jahirul Islam completed the catch.

Shakib then ran out Graeme Swann for six before Mahmudullah had Stuart Broad lbw for three as the hosts finished the day with some kind of success.

Bangladesh tasted early success on the third morning, Shakib bowling Jonathan Trott with the England opener failing to add to his overnight total of 64.

Matt Prior joined Bell at the crease and survived a close lbw appeal off Rubel Hossain while on nine, but he regained focus and started padding the run rate after the Bangladeshi spinners had kept England on the back foot for the first hour.

He completed his 50 with a boundary over mid-on off Mahmudullah, and smashed Shakib for two fours in the next over off successive balls before the left-arm spinner had his revenge.
Shakib bowled Prior on 62, ending his 98-run partnership with Bell.

Score Board

BANGLADESH (I Innings): 419 all out

ENGLAND (I Innings, O/n: 171/3 in  64 overs):

Cook c Kayes b Razzak    21
Trott  b Shakib    64
Pietersen c Kayes b Shakib    45
Collingwood lbw R Hossain    0
Bell c Jahurul b Shakib    138
Prior b Shakib    62
Bresnan (batting)    74
Swann (run out)    6
Broad lbw Mahmudullah    3
Tredwell (batting)    0
Extras (B-9, LB-11, W-1, NB-6)    27     
Total (for 8 wkts, 154 overs)    440
Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-105, 3-107, 4-174, 5-272, 6-415, 7-426, 8-434.
Bowling: Shafiul Islam 14-3-45-0, Abdur Razzak 37-7-127-1, Shakib Al Hasan 57-27-99-4, Mahmudullah 15-3-36-1, Rubel Hossain 23-4-80-1, Naeem Islam 7-0-29-0, Tamim Iqbal 1-0-4-0.

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