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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 June, 2005, 10:26 GMT 11:26 UK
England sweep Tigers with big win
Second Test, Chester-le-Street, day three:
Bangladesh 104 & 316 lost to England 447-3d by an innings and 27 runs

England win series 2-0

England captain Michael Vaughan

England wrapped up a series whitewash over Bangladesh as the vistors' brave resistance lasted only 23 balls on day three of the second Test in Durham.

Matthew Hoggard took the two remaining wickets to return 5-73 and dismiss the Tigers for 316, condemning them to an innings and 27-run defeat.

It was England's tenth win in a row at home, stretching back to the fifth Test against South Africa in 2003.

And the result sealed England's fifth Test series win in a row.

It was to Bangladesh's credit that the match was taken into a third day.

The tourists withstood an extra 30 minutes of play on Saturday to avert what would have been their first two-day Test defeat, and only the fourth in Test history.

They started day three positively, with Aftab Ahmed top-edging and driving to the fence in one Steve Harmison over.

But the plucky 19-year-old ran out of partners - and was left stranded on 82 - when Hoggard removed Tapash Baisya and Mashrafe Mortaza to edges.

The Yorkshire paceman, grabbing his fifth Test five-wicket haul, claimed match figures of 8-97 and was awarded the Man-of-the-Match award.

I thought we got a lot out of it
England captain Michael Vaughan

Aftab, 67 overnight, established a Bangladesh record score against England, and the visitors' total was their eighth highest since becoming a Test nation in 2000.

It was a positive way for Bangladesh to end a poor series which started with an innings defeat at Lord's and saw many prominent figures call for their exclusion from Test cricket.

But there was no hiding from the fact they were thoroughly outplayed, and they will go into the one-day NatWest Series - also involving England and Australia - as pronounced underdogs.

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