1st Test, Chattogram, Mar 12 - Mar 16 2010, England tour of Bangladesh
599/6d & 209/7d
(124 ov, target 513)296 & 331
England won by 181 runs
player of the match
• The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Swann takes 10 to break Bangladesh resistance

Graeme Swann bagged his first 10-wicket match haul as England finally broke through Bangladesh's resistance to secure a 181-run victory at Chittagong

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Scorecard summary
England599/6(138.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Alastair Cook173 (283)
Abdur Razzak2/157(31)
Bangladesh296/10(90.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Tamim Iqbal86 (124)
Graeme Swann5/90(29.3)
Stuart Broad2/70(21)
England209/7(49.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Ian Bell*39 (55)
Shakib Al Hasan4/62(16.3)
Abdur Razzak2/53(10)
Bangladesh331/10(124 overs)2nd INNINGS
Graeme Swann5/127(49)
Tim Bresnan3/63(24)
end of over 1244 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 331/10CRR: 2.66 
Rubel Hossain0 (0)
Graeme Swann49-11-127-5
Tim Bresnan24-7-63-3

That is all from me, Sahil Dutta, Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill, thanks for all the emails. I hope you join us for the second Test in Dhaka on Saturday morning at 9.30 (3.30 GMT).

Andrew McGlashan's match bulletin is well worth a viewing.

Graeme Swann wins the man of the match award for his ten-wickets, earning himself a cheeky $1000 for his efforts. Swann thanks the Barmy Army for their support and says England were 'fully justified' in not enforcing the follow-on.

Alastair Cook praises 'the lads for sticking to their task', and says the contentious follow-on decision was made to give the bowlers some rest.

Bob Willis is leading the presentation ceremony and is sounds thrilled to be doing so. Shakib Al Hasan says Bangladesh showed their character in the latter half of the game but reckons the track didn't turn enough and regrets his decision to field first. He says he's looking forward to giving it another shot at Dhaka.

Andrew Miller, who is a bit of a Twitter if we're honest, has this conclusion "6-0, 6-1, 5-7, 6-7, 6-2. In other words, England win by 181 runs, after turning a straight-sets knock-out into a five-set grind. Hard yakka"

England win by 181 runs Phew, that was hard for them. For three sessions, after lunch yesterday and up to lunch today Bangladesh were all over England. As is the way with emerging cricketing nations, good partnerships are all too often followed by a clump of wickets and that happened in both innings here.

Swann to Md Naeem, OUT

that's it! Swann has 10 in the match and England, finally, win! Naeem clipped it high down to midwicket where Carberry took a good diving catch. It's been a long, hard graft for England, Bangladesh did very well in the final innings.

Naeem Islam c Carberry b Swann 36 (67m 45b 3x4 3x6) SR: 80
Swann to Md Naeem, no run

reverts back to defending, calmly and easily

Swann to Md Naeem, FOUR runs

field comes in and Naeem clubs it over cover for four, good stuff

Swann to Md Naeem, no run

shorter, Naeem hangs back and dead bats it

Swann to Md Naeem, no run

another full ball that Naeem shows no interest in attacking

Swann to Md Naeem, no run

full and Naeem stretches over to the off side and defends

Swann needs one wicket to become the first English offspinner since Jim Lakes to take 10 wickets in the match. He better hurry though

end of over 1234 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 327/9CRR: 2.65 
Naeem Islam32 (39)
Tim Bresnan24-7-63-3
Graeme Swann48-11-123-4
Bresnan to Shahadat, OUT

another one gone! Full and Shahadat had a flat-footed fence at it outside off, faint edge through to Prior and this is nearly done

Shahadat Hossain c †Prior b Bresnan 12 (33m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.55
Bresnan to Shahadat, FOUR runs

nicely timed, it was a touch short, Shahadat punched it past Bresnan for four

Bresnan to Shahadat, no run

Bresnan angles this into the hips, Shahadat drops it into the leg side

Bresnan to Shahadat, no run

back of a length again, Shahadat jumps leg side of the ball and defends

Bresnan to Shahadat, no run

pitched up outside off, Shahadat flashes hard but only at thin air

Bresnan to Shahadat, no run

short and a touch wide, Shahadat has nothing to do with it

end of over 1221 run
BDESH: 323/8CRR: 2.64 
Naeem Islam32 (39)
Shahadat Hossain8 (16)
Graeme Swann48-11-123-4
Tim Bresnan23-7-59-2
Swann to Md Naeem, no run

nothing fancy from Naeem here, just hangs his bat in front of the ball and lets it hit

Swann to Shahadat, 1 run

this time it's full and pushed calmly into the covers for an easy single

Swann to Shahadat, no run

no joy for Swann here, Shahadat's bat looking ever broader here

Swann to Shahadat, no run

flighted up and around off, Shahadat defends again

Swann to Shahadat, no run

pushed back gently to the bowler

Swann to Shahadat, no run

defended off the front foot

Gav tells us all to calm down, dear. "Woah! Woah! woah. Calm down guys. Siddique and Rahim may have put on lots and annoyed the [fluff] out of the English, but they've only just reached 300 now. Hardly what I'll call a close game. England have never really looked like not winning this." True, but England have looked quite limp through the second half of this game.

end of over 1212 runs
BDESH: 322/8CRR: 2.66 
Naeem Islam32 (38)
Shahadat Hossain7 (11)
Tim Bresnan23-7-59-2
Graeme Swann47-11-122-4
Bresnan to Md Naeem, no run

bouncer dug in very short from Bresnan, sails high over Naeem's duck

Bresnan to Md Naeem, no run

once more it's defended off the back foot

Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesEngland tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann
Series resultEngland led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTEST No. 1954
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days12,13,14,15,16 March 2010 - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Michael Carberry
Michael Carberry
Steven Finn
Steven Finn
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe