Tredwell takes two wickets on day one of his England Test debut

Saturday 20th March 2010

Kent off-spinner James Tredwell (pictured) impressed taking two wickets as he made his long-awaited Test match debut for England against Bangladesh, in Dhaka, with the Tigers ending day one on 330 for eight.

Tredwell ended a long day with fine figures of two for 85, from his 29 overs, in testing heat as honours ended even despite the hosts grabbing an early initiative after a thrilling innings from opener Tamim Iqbal.

Tamim flayed England“s seamers to all parts in the opening exchanges, crashing 13 fours and one six, in a knock of 85 from 71 balls. At the other end Stuart Broad removed Imrul Kayes for 12 before Tredwell was introduced and immediately he had Tamim caught behind to claim his first Test-match wicket as Bangladesh reached 119 for two. Fellow spinner, Graeme Swann, then entered the fray and he picked up the wickets of Junaid Siddique (39) and debutant Jahurul Islam for a duck, both falling leg before wicket.

Captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah steadied the ship and their stand of 59 got Bangladesh back on course until Middlesex paceman Steve Finn returned to dismiss the latter for 59. Shakib soon followed as Tredwell picked up his second prized wicket of the day as the Bangladeshi number six missed a sweep and was out plumb in front – one shy of a half-century. At this stage, the Bangladeshis were 254 for six. The talented wicket-keeper batsman, Mushfiqur Rahim, put on 47 with Naeem Islam before Tim Bresnan had him caught behind by Matt Prior for 30. Swann picked up his third wicket soon after when again an lbw decision went his way as he took out Abdur Razzak for three. Bangladesh ended the day on 330 for eight as Naeem ended unbeaten on 33. Swann joined Tredwell as the pick of England“s bowlers taking three for 94.

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