England's bowlers frustrated by Lord's resistance

England came up against unexpected Bangladesh resistance on a day which saw Jonathan Trott complete his double-century but little success for any of his team-mates at Lord's.

Trott ground out England's first Test 200 in almost exactly three years as they posted 505 all out, but six home wickets fell for 143 to just two for 172 in Bangladesh's reply.

Trott's chanceless tour de force occupied almost eight-and-a-quarter hours of this first npower Test, after he came to the crease at 7-1 on day one on Thursday.

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His 226 is unlikely to be considered among the prettiest of the 14 Test double-centuries on this ground, but no one could deny its value to England.

Only one other home batsman managed a half-century, Shahadat Hossain (5-98) becoming the first Bangladeshi to make the famous Lord's honours board.

Tamim Iqbal added to the tourists' gains with an entertaining 55, dominating an opening stand of 88 with Imrul Kayes.

Tamim in particular provided a contrast to Trott's painstaking ways, dispatching an off-colour Tim Bresnan for six of seven fours in his 59-ball 50 before running himself out with an unwise single into the off-side – from where Kevin Pietersen struck with a direct hit.

Kayes got to within seven runs of a maiden half-century before Steven Finn, switched on his home debut after four unthreatening overs from the nursery end to his favoured pavilion and producing a nasty short ball which had the left-hander gloving a catch to slip.

But No 3 Junaid Siddique (53 not out) dug in for Bangladesh's second individual 50 with a compact display which shut out England again.

James Anderson appeared to be bowling to orders with a short-pitched line of attack. But if the plan was to unsettle batsmen more at home on slower surfaces it did not work.

Trott's innings had earlier contained barely a false shot as he drilled himself throughout in the art of self-discipline.

Whether his near endless crease-scratching can be termed obsessive or compulsive is perhaps a moot point, but that is the Warwickshire batsman's method of training his mind to the task – and his team could be nothing but grateful.

After the loss of Eoin Morgan and then Matt Prior in the first hour, Trott finally reached a milestone last achieved among England batsmen by Pietersen at Headingley against the West Indies in 2007 when he controlled a trademark short-armed pull for two off Rubel Hossain.

It had taken him 318 balls, with 18 often perfectly timed and placed fours between the artisan singles, twos and expert leaves.

Bangladesh, Hossain in particular, gave England a much more testing time than during Thursday's performance.

Debutant Morgan fell in the third over of the day, six short of his 50 and after a stand of 112, when he followed some Shahadat swing down the slope and was neatly caught behind by a diving Mushfiqur Rahim.

If Trott was to ever get out it seemed his running, rather than his low-risk shots on a typically reliable Lord's surface, was surely his most vulnerable suit.

But it was Prior who paid for a misunderstanding with his senior partner when he set off for a second run for Trott into the off-side only to be sent back and stranded by half the pitch when an accurate throw came in from substitute fielder Shamsur Rahman. The England innings subsided quickly after lunch, the last four wickets going down for 42 runs in six overs as Shahadat gained perhaps overdue reward for his improved efforts.

He altered the angle by going round the wicket, and struck two big blows instantly.

Yorkshire all-rounder Bresnan sparred a catch into the slips, and then Trott guided some width off the back foot straight to gully for an anti-climactic end to his vigil. Some breezy strokeplay followed from Graeme Swann and Anderson before the latter was last out, bowled driving at Shahadat to spark animated celebrations from the seamer.

Finn gets rare success against defiant bangladesh batsmen

Steven Finn celebrated his first England wicket on home soil on day two of the first Test against Bangladesh but admitted he has yet to decide exactly what type of bowler he wants to be.

Finn's dismissal of Imrul Kayes at his home ground of Lord's was a rare moment of success for the home bowlers, who saw the Tigers progress to 172-2 after bowling England out for 505.

The 21-year-old paceman was delighted to open his Test account in English conditions but conceded he is far from the finished article.

He said: "It's a fantastic feeling to have a wicket at Lord's, a great feeling to get a bit of bounce and find his glove.

"(But) obviously I'm still working on everything with my bowling. I'm still trying to figure out what sort of bowler I'll be; there's a lot of development needs to go into my game, a lot of planning and understanding about what needs to go into my game. At the moment I'm trying to be a hit-the-deck bowler and just play a role in the team. I have to try and be as versatile as I can for the team."

Finn still believes Bangladesh are fighting to stay in the game.

He added: "They're still 300-odd runs behind so we are still in the driving seat. A couple of early wickets in the morning and it will be hard for them.

"Graeme Swann's bowled 10 overs for 15 but there's not been that much spin."

England v Bangladesh

Lord's: Bangladesh trail by 333 with 8 first inns wkts standing.

Overnight: England 362-4.

England First Innings

A J Strauss b Mahmudullah 83

A N Cook lbw b Shahadat Hossain 7

I J L Trott c Kayes b Shahadat Hossain 226

K P Pietersen b Shakib Al Hasan 18

I R Bell b Rubel Hossain 17

E J G Morgan c Mushfiqur Rahim

b Shahadat Hossain 44

M J Prior run out 16

T T Bresnan c Siddique b Shahadat Hossain 25

G P Swann c Rubel Hossain

b Shakib Al Hasan 22

J M Anderson b Shahadat Hossain 13

S T Finn not out 3

Extras lb10 w8 nb13 31

Total (125 overs) 505

Fall: 1-7 2-188 3-227 4-258 5-370 6-400 7-463 8-478 9-498.

Bowling: Shahadat Hossain 28 3 98 5; Robiul Islam 22 2 107 0; Shakib Al Hasan 27 3 109 2; Rubel Hossain 23 0 109 1; Mahmudullah 23 3 59 1; Mohammad Ashraful 2 0 13 0.

Bangladesh First Innings

Iqbal run out 54

Kayes c Strauss b Finn 44

Siddique not out 53

Islam not out 16

Extras lb1 w3 nb1 5

Total 2 wkts (53 overs) 172

Fall: 1-88 2-134

To Bat: Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shahadat Hossain, Robiul Islam, Rubel Hossain.

Bowling: Anderson 16 2 52 0; Bresnan 15 2 65 0; Finn 12 4 39 1; Swann 10 6 15 0.