Collingwood hails 'unbelievable' Swann

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Paul Collingwood paid tribute to spin bowler Graeme Swann after he took a wicket in the first over for the 12th time for England as the tourists took control of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Swann added to his reputation as England finished the second day 445 runs ahead with the home side on 154 for five in reply to the tourists' 559 for six declared.

Collingwood completed his own century as England made the most of a good pitch and then reduced their opponents to 154 for five despite a resolute 81 not out from Tamim Iqbal.

Collingwood said of Swann's feat: "It's unbelievable. We do mention it as a team. It just always seems to happen."

But Collingwood warned England would have to push home the advantage.

He added on Sky Sports 2: "We are going to have to be aggressive with the ball and take our chances."

Collingwood also thanked Ian Bell for scoring 84 and contributing to a partnership of 184.

"In the afternoon me and Belly pushed on and managed to get some runs.

"We are building a good partnership together there. I enjoy batting with him. After lunch we managed to get going and put some runs on the board."

Bangladesh vs. England Scorebaord

England 1st Innings, (Overnight 374-3)

Alastair Cook c & b Mahmuddualh 173

Michael Carberry lbw Mahmudullah 30

Jonathan Trott c Rahim b Rubel 39

Kevin Pietersen b Razzak 99

Paul Collingwood c Iqbal b Razzak 145

Ian Bell c Rubel Hossain b Hasan 84

Matt Prior not out 0

Extras: (6b, 9lb, 3w, 11nb) 29

TOTAL: (for six wickets declared) 599

Overs: 138.3. Batting time: 561 minutes.

Fall of wickets: 1-72, 2-149, 3-319, 4-412, 5-596, 6-599.

Did not bat: Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn.

Bowling: Shahadat Hossain 17-2-73-0 (4nb, 2w), Rubel Hossain 19-0-97-1 (6nb), Shakib Al Hasan 34.3-4-133-1, Naeem Islam 12-1-42-0, Mahmudullah 23-1-78-2 (1nb, 1w), Abdur Razzak 31-1-157-2, Aftab Ahmed 1-0-2-0, Tamim Iqbal 1-0-2-0.

Bangladesh 1st Innings

Tamim Iqbal not out 81

Imrul Kayes c Prior b Broad 4

Junaid Siddique c & b Broad 7

Aftab Ahmed c Bell b Swann 1

Mahmudullah c Collingwood b Swann 51

Shakib Al Hasan b Swann 1

Shahadat Hossain not out 0

Extras: (7lb, 1w, 1nb) 9

TOTAL: (for five wickets) 154

Overs: 39 overs. Batting time: 170 minutes.

Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-27, 3-51, 4-145, 5-149.

Still to bat: Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain.

Bowling: Stuart Broad 10-1-30-2, Tim Bresnan 10-1-47-0 (1w), Graeme Swann 14-5-40-3, Steven Finn 5-1-30-0 (1nb).

Toss: Bangladesh.

Umpires: Rod Tucker, Australia, and Tony Hill, New Zealand

TV umpire: Enamul Haq, Bangladesh.

Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.