Swann praises 'improving' Bangladesh

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Man of the series Graeme Swann paid tribute to an improving Bangladesh side after England completed a 2-0 Test series triumph with a nine-wicket win in Dhaka today.

Captain Alastair Cook compiled a measured 109 not out in an unbroken 167-run stand with Kevin Pietersen (74 not out) as the tourists reached the 209 victory target this morning.



"It has been (hard work)," Swann, who picked up six wickets in the second Test, told Sky Sports 1. "The weather coupled with the pitches... They're as flat as you get, especially this wicket here in Dhaka.



"We're very pleased to have won these games and I'm personally very proud of myself picking up the wickets.



"Bangladesh just proved time and time again that they are an improving side and they've made us work exceptionally hard. It's testament to them that they've pushed us all the way in this series."



James Tredwell also took plaudits with the ball, finishing with four for 82 as the Tigers made 285 all out in their second innings.



"Tredders has had an exceptional game in his first match," Swann added. "I've told him the pitches aren't all as flat as this.



"I think it bodes well that we have two spinners who play together and complement each other."

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