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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 October, 2003, 07:53 GMT 08:53 UK
Vaughan secures England win
1st Test, Dhaka, day five: Bangladesh v England

JOB DONE
Michael Vaughan
We're happy with the performance and delighted to go 1-0 up
England captain Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan made his highest score since becoming England captain to steer his side to a seven-wicket victory in the first Test against Bangladesh.

Vaughan hit 12 fours in his 81 not out as the tourists made 164-3 after dismissing Bangladesh for 255.

The home side added only 10 to their overnight score as Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard ran through the tail.

And the outcome was never in doubt after Vaughan and Marcus Trescothick shared an opening stand of 64.

It was a timely assertion of authority by England after being outplayed by Bangladesh over the previous two days.

The home side began on 245-6 and were looking to extend their lead of 153 well beyond 200, if possible.

It was not to be as Harmison and Hoggard snapped up two wickets each to end the innings in just nine overs.

Skipper Khaled Mahmud was first to go when he played across the line to a straight one from Harmison and was adjudged lbw for 18.

The Durham paceman struck again as Mohammad Rafique edged a low catch to Chris Read, and Mashrafe Mortaza became Hoggard's first victim of the day in the next over.

Mushfiqur Rahman was left high and dry on 46 after a 170-ball knock when Hoggard brought the innings to an end by having youngster Enamul Haque lbw for a duck.

The clouds were gathering as England began their second innings, but the threat of rain receded as Trescothick and Vaughan made a positive start.

Matthew Hoggard
Matthew Hoggard was rewarded for his persistence and accuracy

Fears about the wicket proved unfounded with only an occasional delivery misbehaving as they rattled up a half century stand in the 11th over.

Mahmud left it late to bring on his spinners but it paid off as Trescothick threw his wicket away for 27 by advancing out of his crease and aiming a slog at a ball from Rafique, enabling Khaled Mashud to complete an easy stumping.

Mark Butcher avoided a pair by nudging a single off Rafique, but only managed eight before the left-armer won an lbw decision with a ball which kept low.

Nasser Hussain sruvived a difficult chance at slip before he was lbw to Mortaza for 17, but Graham Thorpe joined an increasingly dominant Vaughan to see England to their target.

With the scores level, Rafique fired in an attempted yorker to Thorpe and a leg bye brought the game to an end.


Bangladesh: Hannan Sarkar, Javed Omar, Habibul Bashar, Rajin Saleh Alok Kapali, Khaled Mashud (Capt), Khaled Mahmud, Mohammad Rafique, Enamul Haque jnr, Mashrafe Mortaza Mushfiqur Rahman.

England: M E Trescothick, M P Vaughan (Capt), M A Butcher N Hussain, G P Thorpe, R Clarke, C M W Read (Wkt), G J Batty A F Giles, M J Hoggard, S J Harmison.

Umpires: Aleem Dar, E A R de Silva.



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