result
2nd Test, Dhaka, Mar 20 - Mar 24 2010, England tour of Bangladesh
419 & 285
(44 ov, target 209)496 & 209/1
England won by 9 wickets
player of the series
10y
• The Bulletin by Sahil Dutta

Cook hundred takes England to 2-0 series win

What was at times a fluctuating contest turned into a comfortable victory for England as Alastair Cook finished his first tour in charge with a controlled, unbeaten 109

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh419/10(117.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Tamim Iqbal85 (71)
Mahmudullah59 (106)
Graeme Swann4/114(36.1)
Tim Bresnan2/57(21)
England496/10(173.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Ian Bell138 (262)
Tim Bresnan91 (261)
Abdur Razzak3/132(39.3)
Bangladesh285/10(102 overs)2nd INNINGS
England209/1(44 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 4414 runs
ENG: 209/1CRR: 4.75 
Alastair Cook109 (156)
Kevin Pietersen74 (79)
Mahmudullah7-1-38-0
Naeem Islam4-0-19-0

With that shot, Cook seals a nine-wicket win for England, as well as a 100% success record on the tour. A tired-looking Bangladesh side trudge off the field and are met at the boundary by the England squad, shaking hands to bring an end to a tour in which Bangladesh have displayed moments and sessions of brilliance, but which England never allowed to slip out of their grasp.

Apart from the final session, Bangladesh have generally looked to be positive, to their credit, and with less to lose they were often much more willing to take risks to try and force the game out of England's hands. They've not had the best of luck, with a few freakish dismissals and the odd umpiring mistake, but they haven't backed down by any means in this series, and although England have won every game of the tour the hosts have made them work hard for every win.

That'll be all from your commentary team for this series - Andrew McGlashan, Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill - thanks for joining us and farewell, until next time. Sahil's final bulletin of the series is up, so be sure to check that out as it's a lyrical and emotive piece of cricket literature. Thanks for all the feedback, it's been tremendous for the whole five days of this Test, and has brightened up some very early, dark and chilly starts in the Cricinfo office.

Tamim Iqbal receives the award for most valued Bangladeshi player of the series, Shakib al Hasan gets the award for Man of the Match for his scores of 49 and 96, and his four wickets. Graeme Swann gets Man of the Series for his 16 wickets.

43.6
4
Mahmudullah to Cook, FOUR runs

and that's it, another full toss and Cook gets down to sweep the ball to the boundary.

43.5
Mahmudullah to Cook, no run

real loopy floater dished up, Cook taps it softly to point

43.4
1
Mahmudullah to Pietersen, 1 run

eased down behind square on the leg side for one

43.3
4
Mahmudullah to Pietersen, FOUR runs

plants the front foot down the track and sends the ball sailing back over the bowler, bouncing just inside the rope

43.2
4
Mahmudullah to Pietersen, FOUR runs

full toss from around the wicket, whipped powerfully away to deep midwicket

Shakib continues to tweak the field every now and then, but this match is grinding to a conclusion

43.1
1
Mahmudullah to Cook, 1 run

low, dipping full toss is hammered out to wide long on

end of over 432 runs
ENG: 195/1CRR: 4.53 
Kevin Pietersen65 (76)
Alastair Cook104 (153)
Naeem Islam4-0-19-0
Mahmudullah6-1-24-0
42.6
Md Naeem to Pietersen, no run

tapped to the close midwicket fielder

42.5
Md Naeem to Pietersen, no run

very full, Pietersen walks forward and hammers a drive straight to mid on

42.4
Md Naeem to Pietersen, no run

pushed hard back to the bowler off the back foot

42.3
1
Md Naeem to Cook, 1 run

just erring in line, slipping down leg and allowing Cook to nudge into the gap

42.2
Md Naeem to Cook, no run

Cook's not giving anything away as the ball is floated up on middle and he stretches out to defend

42.1
1
Md Naeem to Pietersen, 1 run

fired at the pads and it's worked away for one behind square

Just 16 more needed

end of over 426 runs
ENG: 193/1CRR: 4.59 
Alastair Cook103 (151)
Kevin Pietersen64 (72)
Mahmudullah6-1-24-0
Naeem Islam3-0-17-0
41.6
4
Mahmudullah to Cook, FOUR runs

very wide of off stump, Cook slashes down hard on the ball to slot it through the covers and bring up his 12th Test hundred. Off comes the helmet, and he's acknowledging the applause from his team-mates and the England supporters around the ground.

41.5
Mahmudullah to Cook, no run

full on a leg stump line, Cook shuffles across and works to leg

41.4
Mahmudullah to Cook, no run

tossed up invitingly, but Cook dead-bats it back down the pitch

41.3
Mahmudullah to Cook, no run

another full toss, but hit to square leg this time

41.2
Mahmudullah to Cook, no run

almost, but not quite. A low full toss is swished onto the leg side, but a diving midwicket cuts it off

Cook on 99...

41.1
2
Mahmudullah to Cook, 2 runs

the field has come in much tighter, but it's not stemming the flow of runs as Cook shovels to leg for a couple

end of over 417 runs
ENG: 187/1CRR: 4.56 
Alastair Cook97 (145)
Kevin Pietersen64 (72)
Naeem Islam3-0-17-0
Mahmudullah5-1-18-0
40.6
1
Md Naeem to Cook, 1 run

whipped out to deep square leg, Cook moves to 97 and keeps the strike

40.5
Md Naeem to Cook, no run

after the boundary comes solid defence, as Cook is drawn forward and meets the ball with the straightest of bats

Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Bangladesh
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Player Of The Series
Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann
Series resultEngland won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTEST No. 1956
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days20,21,22,23,24 March 2010 - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Jahurul Islam
Jahurul Islam
James Tredwell
James Tredwell
Umpires
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Rod Tucker
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Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Nadir Shah
Reserve Umpire
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Enamul Haque
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe