Swann takes five as England tighten grip

CHITTAGONG: Graeme Swann grabbed five wickets to help England build a huge lead over Bangladesh on the third day of the first test in Chittagong on Sunday.

Bangladesh were all out for 296 in their first innings, leaving them 303 runs short of the tourists'' 599-6 declared. England did not enforce the follow-on and were 12-0 at tea, openers Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry on six runs apiece.

Resuming their first innings on 154-5, Bangladesh offered some resistance with vice captain Mushfiqur Rahim reaching a half-century.

However, a run out and then two wickets in one over from Swann brought an abrupt end to their innings.

Rahim shared an 113-run partnership with Naeem Islam, an eighth-wicket record for Bangladesh, before the hosts lost their last three wickets in the space of four balls.

Naeem was run out for 38 when left stranded attempting a second run after Rahim steered Tim Bresnan towards point. Carberry chased the ball and threw to wicketkeeper Matt Prior and Naeem had no chance to return.

Substitute fielder James Tredwell took a blinder at short midwicket in the next ball off Swann to dismiss Rahim, who departed on 79, making his 50th test fifty.

Swann, who had earlier dropped a return catch of Naeem on 13, bowled Rubel Hossain two balls later to end the innings and complete his fifth five-wicket haul in tests. He finished with 5-90.