England were on the back foot in the second and final Test against Bangladesh here on Sunday despite an unbeaten 64 from makeshift opener Jonathan Trott. He hit seven fours in his second Test half-century as England reached 171-3 in their first innings at stumps on the second day in reply to Bangladesh’s third-highest Test total of 419.
The tourists were 107-3 after losing skipper Alastair Cook (21), Kevin Pietersen (45) and Paul Collingwood, but Trott denied the hosts further success with a 64-run stand for the fourth wicket with Ian Bell (25 not out).
Trott, lucky to survive on 13 when debutant Jahurul Islam failed to hold on to a bat-pad chance at short-leg off Shakib Al Hasan, also added 76 for the second wicket with Pietersen. Bangladesh’s tail-enders Naeem Islam (59 not out) and Shafiul Islam (53) earlier hit maiden Test half-centuries and added 74 for the ninth wicket.