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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 May, 2005, 11:06 GMT 12:06 UK
England complete massive victory
First Test, Lord's: England 528-3 dec beat Bangladesh 108 & 159 by an innings and 261 runs

Harmison took two wickets in the second over of the day
Bangladesh's batsmen showed some fight on the third morning at Lord's, but England still completed victory by an innings and 261 runs before lunch.

Matthew Hoggard and Steve Harmison shared three wickets in four balls in the first two overs of the day.

But Khaled Mashud (44) and Anwar Hossain Monir (13) then shared an eighth-wicket stand of 58.

Bangladesh, 90-5 overnight, were bowled out for 159 when Andrew Flintoff had Mashud caught at short leg.

The margin of victory was the ninth-biggest by an innings in the history of Test cricket, and the third biggest inflicted by England.

It was also the 13th victory for Michael Vaughan's men in their last 17 Tests.

Bowled out for 108 in their first innings, the tourists were never out of trouble, England racking up 528-3 before declaring and then taking five wickets on the second evening.

When play resumed on Saturday, Hoggard struck with the sixth ball of the morning, trapping Aftab Ahmed lbw for 32, before Harmison had success with the eighth and ninth.

Mohammad Rafique was caught behind first ball, fishing outside off-stump, and Mashrafe Mortaza followed when a delivery hit his pads low and bounced onto leg stump.

BIGGEST WINS BY AN INNINGS
Innings and 579 runs: England beat Australia, The Oval, 1938
360: Australia beat South Africa, Jo'burg, 2001/02
336: West Indies beat India, Calcutta, 1958/59
332: Australia beat England, Brisbane, 1946/47
324: Pakistan beat New Zealand, Lahore, 2002
322: West Indies beat New Zealand, Wellington, 1994/95
310: West Indies beat Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2002/03
285: England beat India, Lord's, 1974
261: England beat Bangladesh, Lord's, 2005

Anwar survived the hat-trick ball despite a strong lbw appeal, umpire Krishna Hariharan apparently deciding there was bat involved.

Mashud and Anwar at least restored some pride with the best Bangladesh partnership of the match.

Former captain Mashud unleashed three impressive cover drives with a technique many of the Bangladesh batting order lacked.

But spectators still received a 50% refund on their tickets as there were just 17.5 overs of play.

Simon Jones was arguably the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-29 in the second innings.

After his early success, Hoggard worryingly overstepped for three more no balls, taking his total for the innings to seven and the match to 15.

Marcus Trescothick was named man of the match for his impressive 194 in England's innings.


WATCH AND LISTEN
Press conference: England captain Michael Vaughan


Interview: Bangladesh's Javed Omar


Interview: Man-of-the-match Marcus Trescothick



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