England v. Bangladesh at Lord’s

Living in London has definite advantages. We’re only a few minutes walk from Westminster tube station, which is only four stops from St. John’s Wood, the stop for Lord’s – the “home of cricket”.

England were playing Bangladesh, day four of five, and when England enforced the follow-on earlier today we thought it was worth a trip up there. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we got to see about five hours of cricket. Not quite what we expected, as Bangladesh were much better in this second innings, with a good century from Tamin Iqbal and some strong support. Two late wickets with the new ball made it look a bit better for England. With five wickets down and only 100 ahead, Bangladesh still have a long way to go to save the game, but like day 2 they really made England work.

This is my first blog post on cricket, but probably won’t be the last. I can’t believe I failed to write when England won the ICC World Twenty20 championship, especially given that the final was against Australia!

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