England A show their Broadside
England A dismissed their Bangladeshi counterparts for 209 on the first day of the four-day Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium with Stuart Broad the standout bowler with 3-35.
Fellow seamer Graham Onions also impressed with a brace of wickets as the home side batted first and he finished with 2-32 while Tushar Imran (52) and Sahagir Hossain Pavel (86) provided the backbone of the innings.
Leicestershire seamer Broad struck before a run had been scored when he had Jahirul Islam caught by Michael Carberry and then Onions induced a catch from Mehrab Hossain jr to Tom Smith.
Onions struck again to remove Nasiruddin Faruq as the home side were 30 for three and they continued to struggle until Tushar Imran was joined by Sahagir and the pair combined in an 84-run partnership for the sixth-wicket.
Off-spinner Alex Loudon provided the crucial breakthrough for England when he dismissed Tushar for 52 - captain Michael Yardy taking the catch on 129 after the home side had batted first.
Sahagir found another able partner in Mohammad Sharif and the pair continued to frustrate England until Mohammad was run out for 28 after a further 68 runs had been added.
The score was still 197 when Yardy eventually removed Sahagir for 86, the batsman had hit fourteen fours in his innings, as Nick Compton claimed the catch.
Broad returned to the attack to finish the innings and claimed the last two wickets and there was just time for one over for England to face before the close.