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England wins ODI over Bangladesh by 21 runs


Following a dramatic collapse in the end, Bangladesh lost to England by 21 runs in the first game of the three-match ODI series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.When the victory seemed almost certain for the Tigers with only 39 requiring from 52 balls with six wickets in hand, the visitors snatched it from the jaws of defeat dismissing Bangladesh for 288 runs in 47.5 overs in their pursuit of 310.
The Tigers lost their last six wickets for only 17 runs in 39 balls.
The collapse began when Shakib Al Hasan finding midwicket in 41.3 overs off a delivery of Jake Ball who ran through the Bangladesh innings grabbing five wickets for 51 runs in 9.5 overs while legspinner Adil Rashid took four wickets for 49 runs in nine overs.
Jake Ball was adjudged man of the match for his five-for on debut.
Top-order batsman Imrul Kayes maintained his consistent form against England firing a century of 112 off 119 balls which witnessed 11 boundaries and two sixes before being stumped by skipper Jos Buttler off an Adil Rashid’s delivery at 280 for 8 in 44 overs.
Kayes completed his career’s 2nd ODI century hammering a boundary off David DJ Willey’s bowling in the 36.1 overs when the Tigers were at 218/4 and Shakib Al Hasan was partnering him with 34 runs.
Kayes was chosen to open Bangladesh innings with Tamim Iqbal, in place of Soumya Sarkar, following his eye-catching century of 121 for the BCB XI against England XI in the only practice match ahead of the series at Fatullah on Tuesday and he was true to his commitment in the first match of the series.
In 2010, Kayes played a 76-run innings during Bangladesh’s first win against England by 5 runs at County Ground, Bristol in UK while played another notable innings of 60 runs in the ICC World Cup 2011 in Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong for the two-wicket win over the visitors.
Besides his century, Kayes paired with Shakib Al Hasan in the 5th wicket to contribute 118 runs in 15.2 overs that carried the team total to 271/5 in 41.3 overs from 153/4 in 26.1 overs, before Shakib was caught by David Willey off Jake Ball bowling.
Shakib scored 79 off 55 balls, featuring 10 boundaries and one six.
Bangladesh started in good note with the opening pair contributing 46 in 9.5 overs. Tamim Iqbal disappointed his fans departing for 17 off 31 balls, including two boundaries, as he was caught by James Vince off debutant Jake Ball.
Sabbir Rahman (18), Mahmudullah (25) and Mushfiqur Rahim (12) also failed to build any solid partnership with Kayes in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th wickets respectively.
Bangladesh lost five wickets — Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam — within a span of 19 balls for 9 runs, for 271/5 in 41.3 overs to 280/9 in 45.2 overs.
Earlier, Ben Stokes’ maiden ODI century helped the English post a challenging figure of 309/8 against Bangladesh. The visitors posted the figure playing 50 overs riding on the 4th wicket stand of 153 runs in 26.3 overs between centurion Ben Stokes and debutant Ben Duckett.
The 4th pair carried the team total to 216/4 in 39 overs from 63/3 in 12.3 overs that was broken by pacer Shafiul Islam. Duckett was bowled out after scoring 60 off 78 balls with six boundaries.
Stokes continued his composure with skipper Jos Buttler in the 5th pair for his 101 off 100 balls that witnessed eight boundaries and four sixes before he was caught by Sabbir Rahman off skipper Mashrefe Bin Mortaza’s bowling at 230/5 in 41.3 overs.
Stokes got life twice in the innings while Duckett once due to Bangladesh’s poor fielding in the middle in between 30th to 37th over.
Buttler, who elected to bat first after winning the toss to discharge his first ODI captaincy for the side, played a camio of 63 off 38 balls, including three boundaries, and was caught by Mosaddek Hossain off all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s bowling at 308/7 in 49.4 overs.
Bangladesh displayed a good check-and-balanced fielding from the beginning of the innings, conceding 29 runs in 5 overs, and pacer Shafiul Islam made the first breakthrough for the Tigers departing English opening batsman James Vince at 41/1 in 7.2 overs. Skipper Mashrafe assisted Shafiul with a catch to get the wicket. JM Vince was out for 16 off 20 balls, including one boundary.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan bagged the big wicket of opener Jason Roy caught by Sabbir Rahman at 61/2 in 11.2 ovrs. Roy stayed for 41 off 40 balls, involving five boundaries and one six.
Number four batsman Jonny Bairstow was run out for duck after facing three balls when the team’s total was 63/3 in 12.3 overs. The English side reached the 100-run mark in 19.5 overs with a single taken by Ben Stokes off Mosharraf Hossian bowling.
Mashrafe, Shakib and Shafiul Islam took two wickets each for Bangladesh for 52, 59 and 59 runs respectively.
Brief score
England innings: 309/8 in 50 overs; Ben Stokes 101, Jos Buttler 63, Duckett 60, Jason Roy 41, Mashrafe 2/52, Shakib 2/59, Shafiul Islam 2/59.
Bangladesh innings: Bangladesh 288/10 in 47.5 overs; Imrul Kayes 112, Shakib Al Hasan 79, Mahmudullah 25, Sabbir Rahman 18, Tamim Iqbal 17, Mushfiqur Rahim12, Jake Ball 5/51, Adil Rashid 4/49.


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