Carberry Makes Solid England Debut
Mar 12 2010
Hampshire’s Michael Carberry may not have stolen all the headlines on his Test debut this morning but he certainly made a positive impression and rewarded the selectors' faith in him.
Opening the batting with the stand-in captain Alastair Cook, Carberry wasted no time and immediately set about attacking the Bangladeshi new ball bowling. He took three fours in an over from Rubel Hossain and gave England an assured and fluent start that they would later build heavily upon.
With the opening partnership on 72 he was given out for 30, lbw to Mahmudullah attempting to sweep. But despite missing out on the big score his excellent start had merited, Carberry can be satisfied with his morning's efforts and will hope to progress further in his next England innings.