England clinch one-day series
England beat Bangladesh by two wickets in the second one-day
international on Tuesday to gain an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the
three-match series. Mushfiqur Rahim and Imrul Kayes cracked
half-centuries to help Bangladesh post a competitive 260-6 against
England in the second one-day international on Tuesday.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rahim made 76 and left-handed opener Kayes 63 as
Bangladesh scored their highest one-day total against England in 10
matches. The pair added 90 for the third wicket on a slow track in the
Paceman Tim Bresnan (3-51) and off-spinner Graeme Swann (2-52) were
the main wicket-takers for England, who lead 1-0 in the three-match
series following their six-wicket win in the first game on Sunday.
Bangladesh, put in to bat, lost opener Tamim Iqbal (30) and Aftab Ahmed
(four) in the opening 11 overs before being propped up by Kayes and
Iqbal, who scored a century in the last match, hit a 25-ball 30
before driving paceman Stuart Broad straight to skipper Alastair Cook at
mid-wicket. He hit four boundaries.
Rahim and Kayes then denied England success for 22 overs, relying
mainly on singles and twos to keep the scoreboard moving.
Swann and medium-pacers Luke Wright and Paul Collingwood did not let
the Bangladeshi batsmen score freely with their tidy line and length in
Swann, who bagged three wickets in the last match, dismissed well-set
Kayes and skipper Shakib Al Hasan (14) to reduce Bangladesh to 166-4.
Kayes, who hit just four boundaries in a 113-ball knock for his
second half-century in one-dayers, firmly drove the spinner in the
covers where Colingwood held a good catch. Rahim, dropped on 24 by Broad
at deep square-leg off Collingwood, went on to complete his sixth
half-century before falling in a bid to step up the run-rate, caught by
Wright at mid-wicket off Bresnan in the 44th over.
Naeem Islam (18 not out) and debutant Suhrawadi Shuvo (14 not out)
added 25 off the last 11 deliveries to help their team cross the
DHAKA, Tuesday, AFP