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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 June, 2005, 15:11 GMT 16:11 UK
England player ratings
BBC Sport runs the rule over the England side that won the Test series against Bangladesh.

Marcus Trescothick:
The ideal confidence-booster for Trescothick, who was moderate in South Africa and has endured an indifferent start to the county season. His Lord's ton was impressive, his Durham ton brutal.

Andrew Strauss:
Showed signs of coming to hand with 69 at Lord's, but with England replying to 108 there was no pressure and his 30-ball eight in Durham suggested there was plenty of work still to be done.

Michael Vaughan:
Cashed in against a poor attack with scores of 120 and 44, though he was dropped early at Lord's. Only captaincy blip was an overtly attacking field in Durham which allowed his attack to go for too many.

Ian Bell:
Forget this was against Bangladesh - Bell was hugely impressive and deserves his chance against Australia. Indulged the full range of his talents to score 105 runs in one session in the second Test.

Graham Thorpe:
Was only likely to be a headline-grabber if England needed him, and they did not. Scored 108 series runs without getting out, and was sharp at short-leg.

Andrew Flintoff:
Did not get a bat, but more importantly got plenty of overs - perhaps too many for his liking in Durham. Bowled incisively to take nine wickets at an average of 15.3 and will get better.

Geraint Jones:
Another not needed with the bat, but was always in the game behind the stumps and took 13 catches. Not always up to scratch with the gloves, though.

Gareth Batty:
Did not bowl in the first Test and had little opportunity in Durham, where one wicket in 15 overs underlined how far away he is from usurping Ashley Giles as England's number one spinner.

Simon Jones:
Excellent at Lord's - where he allied away swing with genuine pace - but blew cold next time with match figures of 1-75.

Matthew Hoggard:
England's leading wicket-taker with 14 scalps at 12.9, but he was a little erratic and was often helped by mindless batting from Bangladesh. No-balls were a slight problem, too.

Steve Harmison:
Decent first Test before springing to life in the first dig in Durham, where his 5-38 helped skittle Bangladesh for 104. Off the boil second time around and took 1-86, showing how much England need him.







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