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England on back foot in Bangladesh Test

England were on the back foot in the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday despite an unbeaten 64 from makeshift opener Jonathan Trott.

cricket Updated: Mar 21, 2010 19:46 IST

England were on the back foot in the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday despite an unbeaten 64 from makeshift opener Jonathan Trott.

Trott 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 left-arm spinner 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.

Shakib and left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak played key roles in restricting England on a slow track, sharing two big wickets.