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Bangladesh fight back in first Test

London: Jonathan Trott completed a double century on his Lord`s Test debut on Friday to help England to a daunting first innings 505 on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh.

Trott became the seventh England player to score a double hundred at Lord`s and his 226 in over eight hours at the crease put him third behind Graham Gooch (333) and Walter Hammond (240).

But both he and England lost momentum after dominating the first day.

After resuming at 362 for four, England added only 143 for the loss of the last six wickets and Bangladesh demonstrated just how docile the pitch had become with an entertaining 67 for no wicket at tea.

Trott underlined England`s laboured progress by adding just 42 runs to his overnight total of 175 with two boundaries before lunch.

After the interval Shahadat Hossain, who had bowled with undiminished enthusiasm during a dispiriting first day for the visitors, ran through the tail with three wickets from 21 deliveries.

The paceman finished with five for 98 to become the first Bangladesh player to earn a place on the Lord`s honours` board.

Graeme Swann provided some overdue entertainment with 22 from 13 balls, putting the bowling into some sort of perspective with two fours and two sixes.

Tamim Iqbal, who left the field for treatment to his injured left wrist after taking a nasty tumble on the boundary rope attempting to cut off a four, took his position at the top of the Bangladesh batting order and showed his attacking intentions immediately.

He took a brace of fours off Tim Bresnan and alternated some airy swishes with spanking drives to reach 42 at the interval with six boundaries. The half-century partnership with Imrul Kayes (22 not out) took an even 50 minutes.

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