All-round Shakib Al Hasan steers Bangladesh to consolation win over England
Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round performance helped Bangladesh secure a consolation 50-run win over England in the third ODI in Chittagong on Monday.
Shakib top-scored with 75 to take Bangladesh to 249 and then took 4-35 to help the home team bowl England out for 196 in 43.1 overs, ending the series 1-2.
It was England’s last scheduled ODI until September 8 and gave the defending champions useful practice on tough South Asian pitches ahead of the ODI World Cup in India later this year.
Abadot Hossain and Taijul Islam played their parts in the victory with 2-38 and 2-52, and Mushfiqur and Najmul scored 70 and 53 with the bat respectively.
Bangladesh trailed England to 55–3 after Jason Roy and Philip Salt shared a 54-run partnership for the opening stand.
Player of the match Shakib dismissed Salt for 35 and Roy was dismissed for 19 in the next over.
In between his two wickets, Abadot dismissed Dawid Malan for a duck.
James Vince and Sam Curran made a comeback with a 49-run partnership for the fourth wicket, before they were removed by Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraj respectively.
Bangladesh took complete control of the game after Taijul dismissed skipper Jos Buttler leg before 26.
Taijul also bowled Adil Rashid, before Shakib returned for his final spell to dismiss debutant Rehan Ahmed.
Mehdi took a low catch at midwicket as Shakib completed 300 ODI wickets, becoming the first Bangladeshi to do so.
Shakib thought he had taken his fifth five-for in ODIs after Jofra Archer was given out lbw, but the decision was overturned on review.
Mustafizur ended the contest by removing a fighting Chris Woakes who scored 34 in the next over.
Archer first took 3-35, Adil Rashid 2-21 and Curran 2-51 as England bowled out Bangladesh, who had elected to bat after winning the toss, in 48.5 overs.
Curran dismissed Tamim Iqbal for 11 runs in the very first over, dismissing opener Liton Das for zero.
Najmul and Mushfiqur stabilized Bangladesh’s innings with a 98-run partnership for the third wicket, before Buttler ran Najmul out.
Rashid bowled Mushfiqur and Archer ended Shakib’s 71-ball innings in the last over and the next ball to end Bangladesh’s innings.
England handed an ODI debut to 18-year-old leg-spinner Rehan, who finished with a modest 1-62.
Both the teams will now play a three-match Twenty20 International series, with the first match being played in Chittagong on March 9.
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