Swann Takes Five

Featured News | 5th June 2010

Notts spinner Graeme Swann returned his first five-wicket haul for England on home soil as Bangladesh lost ten wickets in the evening session of the second npower Test at Old Trafford.

Tamim Iqbal’s century gave Bangladesh a solid start but after he edged James Anderson to Matt Prior, the tourists collapsed to 216 all out in reply to England’s first innings total of 419.

"Obviously going up to tea things weren't going great for us," said Swann, who accounted for Siddique, Jahurul, Shakib, Rahim and Shahadat.

"We regrouped and had a discussion with our bowling coach David Saker and came up with a plan that worked perfectly as we took 10 wickets in the final session.

"You never expect to take 10 wickets in a session, that is outstanding and I can't remember that happening in my career.

"We hoped once we got one we could get two or three so we are delighted to be where we are now."

Swann’s name will now be etched on to the Old Trafford honours board while England look to secure successive victories over Bangladesh.

Tickets for England’s NatWest One Day International against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge on Thursday 8th July are on sale now from the online ticket shop and the Trent Bridge ticket hotline (0844 8118711).

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