17 Mar 2010

England beat Bangladesh in first test

6:05 am on 17 March 2010

The England cricketers have beaten Bangladesh by 181 runs in the opening test in Chittagong.

Graeme Swann completed a maiden 10-wicket match haul to end Bangladesh's spirited resistance which finished on 331, chasing an improbable 513 run target.

Junaid Siddique hit a solid 106 for his maiden Test century and Mushfiqur Rahim an impressive 95 to frustrate the tourists before Swann, who took five wickets in the first innings, finished with 5 for 127 off 49 overs in the second to become the first England off-spinner since Jim Laker in 1956 to bag 10 wickets in a Test.

The second test in Dhaka starts on Saturday.