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Ruthless England seal innings win against Bangladesh

Second Test, Old Trafford (day three):
England 419 bt Bangladesh 216 & 123 by an innings and 80 runs
Match scorecard

England celebrate another James Anderson wicket
Anderson set England on the way to victory with some tremendous swing bowling

England wrapped up a 2-0 series victory over Bangladesh after winning the second Test at Old Trafford by an innings and 80 runs.

Pace bowler Steven Finn claimed 5-42 as England took 10 wickets in a session to win with two days to spare.

Andrew Strauss enforced the follow-on after the start of play was held up by rain for two and a quarter hours.

The tourists slumped to 39-6 and although Mahmudullah made 38, they were bowled out for 123 just before tea.

With Bangladesh's first-innings collapse on Saturday evening also taken into account, they lost all 20 wickets for 213 in barely 64 overs.

It was a desperately disappointing outcome after they took England the full five days at Lord's and they have now lost 59 of their 68 matches since being given Test status.

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The conditions that deprived spectators of the morning session nevertheless made England's decision about the follow-on rather more straightforward.

Leaden skies and warm temperatures were perfect for James Anderson and he made the most of them, aided by some accurate bowling from the impressive Finn, in only his fourth Test.

Anderson produced some spectacularly prodigious swing, which proved too much for the batsmen used to playing on dry, flat wickets.

The plans for first-innings centurion Tamim remained unchanged and there were only two slips in place and men deposited on the square leg and backward point boundaries as Anderson opened up from round the wicket to the 21-year-old left-hander.

Steven Finn
Finn has now taken 19 wickets in his four Test appearances

This time, however, Tamim never had the chance to get into his uninhibited stride as the second ball moved appreciably from the bat and he could not resist nibbling at it, leaving wicketkeeper Matt Prior with a simple catch.

Imrul Kayes again paid the price for his fondness for the hook shot against Finn and, as in the first innings, picked out Ajmal Shazad, who took the catch at deep square leg.

In the next over Junaid Siddique, having been thoroughly bewildered by the swing of Anderson, prodded one straight to gully and when Jahurul Islam edged Finn to Prior to make it 21-4, statisticians were reaching for the record books to look up Bangladesh's lowest score in Tests - 62 against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2007.

The procession continued as the talented but woefully out of form Mohammad Ashraful prodded to first slip, giving Anderson had figures of 3-10 in his seventh over.

Debutant Shahzad then added to his three first innings wickets by nipping one back through the defences of Shakib Al Hasan in his second over and at that stage Bangladesh were still 19 short of the lowest Test total at Old Trafford by India against England in 1952.

Mushfiqur Rahim defied a painful blow on the finger to help them avoid the ignominy of beating that record but when Finn returned for a new spell he chipped straight to substitute fielder Karl Brown at wide mid-on and departed for 13, and England had 45 minutes before tea to take the final three wickets.

Prior had also been troubled by a finger injury but he leapt superbly to pouch Mahmudullah's top-edged hook, although Finn was fortunate not to be no-balled having already bowled two bouncers in the over.

Shafiul Islam was well scooped low at first slip by Andrew Strauss as Finn finished with 15 wickets at an average of 17 in the series, leaving Abdur Razzak to go out in a blaze of glory by swiping at everything.

He connected with one six off Graeme Swann in reaching 19 but then skied to Eoin Morgan, who safely gathered in the winning catch.

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