Tigers post 277/6 against England in series decider

Tigers post 277/6 against England in series decider

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Dhaka – Bangladesh posted a fighting total of 277 for 6 against England in the series decider of the three-match ODI series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong on Wednesday.Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh played 50 overs to collect the
figure riding on the unbeaten stand of 85 in 11.5 overs in the 7th wicket between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mosaddek Hossain.
Mushfiqur top-scored 67 off 62 balls, including four boundaries and one six while Mosaddek hammered 38 off 39 balls firing four
boundaries,UNB News Agency Reported.
The 85-run partnership is Bangladesh’s highest in the 7th wicket against England as well as at ZACS against any team. The pair started
from 192/6 in 38.1 overs after Nasir Hossain’s departure.Sabbir scored 49 off 46 balls, including five boundaries, and was caught by skipper cum keeper Jos Buttler off Adil Rashid bowling at 176/4 in 32.5 overs.Besides his individual performance, Sabbir paired with Mushfiqur Rahim in the 4th wicket to contribute 54 in 8 overs. The 4th pair started from 122/4 in 24.5 overs after Mahmudullah’s dismissal.The opening pair between Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal contributed 80 in 19 overs before Kayes was out for 46 off 58 balls with four boundaries and one six when he was caught by substitute LA Dawson off Ben Stokes bowling.Tamim failed to stay with Sabbir for a solid stand as he left the ground scoring 45 off 68 balls, including five boundaries, when the Tigers were at 106/2 in 22.5 overs.With this score, left handed batsman Tamim has become the first Bangladeshi cricketer to reach the 5000-run mark playing 158 matches to score 5007runs at an of average 32.30, making his ODI debut in 2007 against Zimbabwe in Harare.Adil Rashid bagged four wickets for 43 runs while Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali took one wicket each for 24 and 42 runs respectively.In the first match played on Friday, England rode on Stokes’ 101 to put up 309 for 8, but Imrul Kayes (112) and Shakib Al Hasan (79) took Bangladesh to 271/4 before it lost the last six wickets for just 17 more runs, giving England a 21-run win and a 1-0 lead to England.Then, on Sunday Bangladesh secured a 34-run victory over the visitors to level the series.Bangladesh Innings: 277/6 in 50 overs; Mushfiqur Rahim 67 (not out),Mosaddek Hossain 38 (not out), Sabbir Rahman 49, Imrul Kayes 46,Tamim Iqbal 45, Adil Rashid 4/43, Ben Stokes 1/24, Moeen Ali 1/42.

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