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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 November, 2003, 07:30 GMT
England seal series win
Second Test, Chittagong: Bangladesh v England

Saggers took a wicket, a catch and starred in a run out
England won the second Test by 329 runs on day four in Chittagong to seal a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh.

Set 468 for victory after England declared on their overnight 293-5 the hosts were bowled out for 138.

Richard Johnson's 4-44 brought him nine wickets for the Test and the man-of-the-match award.

Wicket-keeper Chris Read took five catches as a combination of poor shot selection and suicidal running sold Bangladesh short.

Debutant Martin Saggers was celebrating after he claimed a wicket, took a spectacular catch and was responsible for a run out.

No Test side has ever gained a fourth innings total this high, and this was just the second occasion Bangladesh have batted fourth in a Test.

England exploited that fact with an attacking field featuring as many as six slips, and plenty of short pace bowling.

We got the runs on the board and all the seam bowlers played superbly well
Michael Vaughan
Including the fifth Test against Australia last January, England have achieved three consecutive Test victories away from home for the first time since 1979.

Home captain Khaled Mahmud top-scored with 33, with a glut of cavalier shots.

He suffered numerous blows in the process, before he was last man out, caught by England counterpart Michael Vaughan.

With last man Mashrafe Mortaza unable to bat because of a knee injury the hosts could field just 10 batsmen.

First innings star Johnson struck in the second over of the day, a steepling delivery taking Hannan Sarkar's glove on the way through to wicket-keeper Chris Read.

Habibul Bashar survived a drop by Graham Thorpe at slip when he had made 10.

But he failed to capitalise as a mix-up with Javed Omar, and a fine throw by Saggers from deep backward square saw him run out for 21.

Omar could not make amends, an ill-conceived attempted cut at Saggers bringing a glove behind.

Mushfiqur Rahman faced just six balls before Vaughan's throw from cover capitalised on a poor call by batsman Rajin Saleh.

And Saleh was on his way back three overs later, a loose drive at Rikki Clarke's fifth delivery gaining an edge behind.

With a one-handed catch at deep backward square off a wild hook, Saggers dismissed Alok Kapali for 19, gaining revenge after the batsman swatted a six in the previous over.

Mahmud kept the small crowd entertained after lunch but defeat was only a matter of time.

Matthew Hoggard claimed the wicket of Mohammad Rafique, fencing outside off-stump.

And Johnson took two more wickets to finish the job.


England: M P Vaughan (capt), M E Trescothick, M A Butcher, N Hussain, G P Thorpe, R Clarke, C M W Read (wkt), A F Giles, M J Hoggard, R Johnson, M Saggers.

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



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