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Last Updated: Sunday, 12 October, 2003, 11:29 GMT 12:29 UK
Trescothick hits form
Tour match, Dhaka, day one. BCB President's XI v England

M Trescothick
When I came here last time the wickets were a little quicker than this
Marcus Trescothick and Michael Vaughan made a solid start to England's tour of Bangladesh on Sunday.

England ended several days of frustration caused by the heavy rain to finally begin their opening warm-up match five hours late.

And they were 106-1 at stumps, with Trescothick 49 not out and Mark Butcher 11 not out. Michael Vaughan was out for 36.

The tourists were desperate to play having had virtually all their preparations restricted to an indoor school by torrential rain.

But they suffered a further delay to the first of two three-day warm-up matches prior to the opening Test on October 21.

Even when they did start conditions were hardly ideal for international cricket.

But England captain Vaughan wasted no time in taking advantage of their first outdoor practice since their arrival.

He was particularly destructive early in his innings and quickly exploited the wayward line and length offered by new ball bowlers Anwar Monir and Gazi Alamgir.

Vaughan was dropped on 25 when he edged seamer Mushfiqur Rahman behind to wicket-keeper Anwar Hossain, who missed the chance diving in front of first slip.

Soon afterwards, attempting a late cut, Vaughan failed to control the shot and edged Monir. This time Hossain held the catch.

Opening partner Marcus Trescothick was more cautious early on and took six overs before claiming his first boundary of the tour when he pulled Alamgir to the midwicket boundary.

He greeted the introduction of left-arm spinner Enamul Haque jnr by marching down the pitch and hitting him over long on for six.

He was lucky two balls later when he was dropped by Mushfiqur at slip off the same bowler.

Enamul suffered further misfortune when new batsman Mark Butcher came down the pitch and missed with an attempted drive.

The Surrey man should have been stumped by some distance.

Bangladesh President's team (11 bat, 11 field): Hannan Sarkar (capt), Anwar Hossain (wkt), Nafis Iqbal, Aftab Ahmed, Moniruzzaman, Mushfiqur Rahman, Nadif Chowdhury, Mushfiqur Rahman, Enamul Haque Jnr, Anwar Hossain Monir, Gazi Alamgir, Abul Bashar.

England XII (11 bat, 11 field): Michael Vaughan (capt.), Marcus Trescothick, Mark Butcher, Nasser Hussain, Graham Thorpe, Rikki Clarke, Chris Read (wkt), Gareth Batty, Ashley Giles, Matthew Hoggard, Martin Saggers, Steve Harmison.

Links to more Ban v Eng stories


BBC Sport's Peter Baxter
"England will reckon this a useful day"

Marcus Trescothick
"Getting outdoors is really important for us"


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