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Dhaka Test: Captain Cook charts England victory

March 24, 2010 15:56 IST

Alastair Cook cracked an unbeaten century to lead England to a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second Test on Wednesday as the tourists wrapped up a 2-0 series win.

Set a target of 209 in little less than two sessions, skipper Cook scored 109 as England cruised to victory with more than 30 minutes play remaining on the fifth and final day.

Cook, who faced 155 balls and blasted 11 fours in recording his 12th test century, put on 167 runs with Kevin Pietersen (74 not out) for the second wicket after fellow opener Jonathan Trott (19) was controversially given run out by the third umpire.

Earlier, off-spinner James Tredwell claimed three of Bangladesh's last four wickets to help England bowl out the hosts for 285 runs in their second innings one over after the lunch break.

England won last week's first Test in Chittagong by 181 runs.

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