Humiliation as England slump again

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England were “desperately disappointed” after a frustrating and bad-tempered night in Chittagong ended in a shock defeat against Bangladesh.

They allowed an obvious winning opportunity to slip from their dewy grasp as Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam scrambled past 225.

It all proved too much at one stage for Graeme Swann, who was unable to hold the drenched ball. He lost his temper and was heard to swear after one exchange with umpire Daryl Harper, forcing Andrew Strauss to intervene.

The England captain was unable to deploy Swann when he wanted, because of the dew effect.

“There was a 20-over period where it was very, very bad,” said Strauss.