|Published : 12 Oct 2016, 18:14:18 | Updated : 12 Oct 2016, 18:20:01|
Hosts set 278-run target for England
The hosts set a respectable target of 278 for the English tourists after batting first in a match viewed very important by both sides.
They amassed 277 for the loss of six wickets after batting for the full fifty overs in the decider of the three-mach ODI series against England in Chittagong on Wednesday.
After the initial heroics of Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes and then Sabbir Ahmed, the duo—Mushfiqur and Mosaddek Hossain teamed up to defy the English bowling lineup. Mushfiq topscored with an unbeaten 67 off 62 balls and Mosaddek lent him good support by scoring 38 not out.
Mushfiqur and Mosaddek restored the momentum as they kept the scoreboard ticking after the loss of six wickets.
Nasir Hossain went back on 4 off the ball of Rashid in the 39th over.
Earlier two openers made notable contributions to the innings. Tamim Iqbal scored 45 and Imrul Kayes 46. Then the Tigers lost the momentum as Riyad (6) and Shakib ($) departed early.
However, Sabbir steadied the innings. But he just missed the half century as he was sent back on 49, Bangladesh’s fourth wicket with the scoreboard flashing 176 in the 33rd over.
Bangladesh lost the toss and were put in to bat first by England in the series decider.
The series is evenly poised on 1-1 and a wrangle between the teams in the second ODI has added an extra bit of spice in the final match.
Bangladesh’s playing eleven remained unchanged from the second ODI while England recalled Sam Billings and Liam Plunkett.—AR