Bangladesh vs England 2nd ODI Highlights – 09 October 2016
March 11, 2011 – England and Bangladesh locked horns in a crucial Group B ICC Cricket World Cup encounter in Chittagong. In what turned out to be a battle of wills, Bangladesh were teetering at 169 for 8, chasing 226. However, Shafiul Islam and Mahmudullah secured the home team’s memorable victory, with an unbeaten stand of 58 for the ninth wicket and what followed was sheer pandemonium in the stands. The English cricketers were shell-shocked and pinpointed that dew played a major role in the loss.
Fast forward to the first game of the three-match One-Day International series between the two countries on Friday (October 7). The Jos Buttler-led England side looked set to hurtle towards their third successive defeat against Bangladesh in the 50-over format.
However, despite the hosts being well-placed at 271 for 4, in a chase of 310, the visitors combined resolve and single-mindedness to pick up the remaining six wickets for just 17 runs and stage an impressive come-from-behind win. England’s contrasting fortunes in the 2011 World Cup encounter and the first ODI in Dhaka just indicates that the present set-up has grown in confidence and adapts well to different climes.
Buttler, the England captain, will be pleased with the fact the young duo of Ben Duckett and Jake Ball were the major contributors to the victory. When the home side was cruising along, Ball produced a game-changing spell in hot and humid conditions. The Nottinghmashire seamer flung open the doors by bagging the scalps of Shakib Al Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain, and ended up with a five-fer. Incidentally, he became the first Englishman to pick up a five-fer on ODI debut.
Duckett, who forced his way into the national set-up on the back of over 2,700 runs across formats in the domestic circuit, composed a well-measured fifty. With Ben Stokes crunching his maiden ODI hundred and Adil Rashid taking a four-wicket haul, England seem to have most of the bases covered.
The visitors though, will be fretting over Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow’s injuries. Roy hurt his shoulder while trying to prevent a boundary in the 37th over, while Bairstow suffered a hip injury. It has to be noted that Liam Plunkett is already down with a toe-injury. To make matters worse, England have just one day to recuperate after a gruelling first game played in scorching heat.
If England again overcome the home team in the second game, they will win their third bilateral series in a row against Bangladesh on their own patch.
For Bangladesh, it turned out to be a case of so near yet so far in the first match. Once Shakib was dislodged, rest of the batsmen fell like nine pins as the hosts slipped to a gut-wrenching defeat. Imrul Kayes’s rousing hundred turned out to be one of the few bright spots for Bangladesh. The southpaw opener also notched up a century in the warm-up game in Fatullah.
Shakib too essayed a fifty, but it was his wicket in the 42nd over that triggered the collapse. Bangladesh’s lower-middle-order certainly need to show better match-awareness and contribute useful runs.
Among the bowlers, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul and Shakib shared two spoils each. On the flip side, Bangladesh’s fielding was below-par, as they grassed quite a few chances. The home team would hope for a better show in the field in the second game.
When: Bangladesh vs England, 2nd ODI, 02:30 PM LOCAL (2:00 PM IST)
Where: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
What to expect: As per the weather forecast, a couple of thunderstorms are expected to hit Dhaka tomorrow
England: Sam Billings might replace Bairstow who is struggling with an injury, while Steven Finn could get a game ahead of David Willey. Ball struggled with Dhaka’s sapping humidity at the fag end of his spell, but is expected to play.
Bangladesh: The hosts could look to strengthen their batting line-up by bringing in Nasir Hossain or Soumya Sarkar. Bangladesh also will be sweating over Mosharraf Hossain’s hand injury.
What they said:
“It was brilliant from Ball, he got us back in the game with those two balls. It was a brilliant five-wicket haul,” Buttler praised Ball’s splendid performance on his ODI debut.
England (From): Jason Roy, James Vince, Ben Duckett, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w/c), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Jake Ball, Adil Rashid, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood
Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mosharraf Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Nasir Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain