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Birthday boy Tamim flays England attack

cricket Updated: Mar 21, 2010 00:28 IST

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Tamim Iqbal celebrated his 21st birthday with an explosive 85 as Bangladesh posted 330-8 on the opening day of the second and final Test against England on Saturday.

England had to work hard for wickets, with spinners Graeme Swann (3-94) and James Tredwell (2-85) being the main wicket-takers.

Brief scores: Bangladesh 330-8 (T Iqbal 85, J Siddique 39, Md Mahmudullah 59, S Al Hasan 49, M Rahim 30, N Islam 33no; Swann 3-94, Tredwell 2-85).