Bangladesh collapse to lose the first ODI against England by 21 runs on Friday. Chasing 310, Bangladesh lost way from 271/4 and were bundled out by 288. Jake Ball 5/51 did the damage for the visitors as his two wickets off two balls swung the game England’s way and Adil Rashid (4/49) scalped the dangerman Imrul Kayes (112) to hammer the final nail in the coffin. It was Bangladesh’s game to lose as they were in complete control with the Shakib-al-Hasan-Kayes stand but the former’s wicket derailed the chase. Earlier, England rode on Ben Stokes ton and fifties from Ben Duckett and Jos Buttler to post an impressive 309/8. For Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam and Shakib picked two wickets each.
Chasing 310, Bangladesh collapse from 271/4 to 288/10; lose 1st ODI vs England by 21 runs. Jake Ball picks five wickets on ODI debut for the Three Lions and his spell towards the end swung the game England’s way
Meanwhile, Jake Ball is running in hard in search of his fifth wicket. His over changed the game as he picked two in two to get England back in the game
WICKET! Shafiul is back in the hut without troubling the scorers. Bangladesh 280/9. From happy faces to stun silence at the ground. Bangladesh have self-destructed and need 30 from 28, one wicket in hand
WICKET! Kayes (112) charges down the track, Rashid pushes it wide and the left-hander is stumped. Smart thinking by the leggie and Bangladesh lose their eighth wicket. 280/8
36 from 42 is gettable with Kayes in the middle but he needs support from the other end. Three wickets have fell in quick succession and it has become very interesting now
WICKET! Rashid gets rid of Mortaza, who is out for 1. The right-hander was looking to run it down to third-man but could only manage an edge to Buttler behind the stumps. IT’S GAME ON NOW! Bangladesh 274/7
Mortaza survives the hat-trick ball but England, after the two wickets, have a sprint in their stride now
Mortaza will face the music as Jake Ball is on a hat-trick now
WICKET! 2/2 for Ball. Extra pace, extra bounce does the trick as Mosaddek plays one back on to his stumps. Bangladesh 271/6
WICKET! Ball with the breakthrough as Shakib pulls one to Willey. Out after scoring a brilliant 79. Bangladesh 271/5
Shakib is on the ground after playing the shot. He’s sweating a lot and clearly cramping. It’s very humid at the moment but the crowd doesn’t care. They continue to cheer aggressively for Bangladesh who are inching closer to an emphatic win
Short and Shakib pulls it away in front of square. Top shot by the left-hander as he moves to 79. Bangladesh need 39 from 52
Required runs for Bangladesh under 50 now. No real worry as the asking rate is under control, and they have six wickets in the bag
Tossed up from Rashid and Shakib muscles it for a boundary. No chance for the fielder in the deep
The umpire signals for the final powerplay. Bangladesh need 54 from 60. Adil Rashid with the ball for the visitors. He has picked two wickets today but has been on the expensive side
Bangladesh have done all the hard work so far, now just need to hold their own in the final 10 overs and seal an emphatic win over England
FIFTY! Shakib-Al-Hasan places it towards deep midwicket for a single. Shakib raises his bat as he scores his 31st one-day international fifty. 67 needed from 71 runs.
FOUR! What a way to reach a hundred! Imrul Kayes hits it away to fine leg for a boundary. With 11 fours and 2 hits above the line, Kyles innings has brought back Bangladesh in the game.
200 up for the hosts, with Imrul Kayes 94*, Shakib-Al-Hasan 27 in the middle. Shakib has taken off the pressure from Kayes’ shoulders. Need 105 runs from 94 balls.
Last ball four from Shakib-Al-Hasan makes it 14 from Ben Stokes over. Bangladesh need 122 runs more. Imrul Kayes batting at 89
Cramps for Imrul Kayes and he needs water and help from the physio to limber up once again. He’s having his hamstring stretched.
FOUR! Imrul Kayes taking things into his own hands. Absolutely belts a Ben Stokes delivery straight on and despite a desperate dive by Chris Woakes at mid-off, it was unlikely to be picked up.
GONE! Mushfiqur Rahim sweeps and it goes easily into the hands of substitute Sam Billings at cow corner. The sheer silence of the crowd speaks volumes of the disappointment in the stadium. Bangladesh are 153/4 in the 27th over
Halfway stage into the Bangladesh innings and they are on 144/3. Imrul Kayes carrying the home side on at 70 and is joined by Mushfiqur Rahim on 6. Need 166 from 25 overs at a rate of 6.64
GONE! Mahmudullah sweeps and is taken at deep midwicket by David Willey with Adil Rashid picking up the wicket. Key wicket to break a potentially threatening partnership. Bangladesh are 132/3 in the 23rd over
Adil Rashid pitches it up and Mahmdullah bangs it straight back for a drive and it goes bumping away to the boundary for a four
Moeen Ali comes into the attack with Bangladesh at 110/2 after 19 overs.
Worked on to the leg side by Kayes for a single and that brings up Bangladesh’s 100 in the 18th over. Required rate hovering around 7 runs per over mark.
Luck going Kayes’ way. Gets a top edge on a Jake Ball off-cutter and it flies over the keeper. Gets his fifty in the process. 53 from 55 balls
GONE! Sabbir Rahman’s rapid-fire knock and attempt to add a six to the 18 from 10 is faltered by David Willey on the boundary. A yard more and it was going for a six. Connected really well and it looked like it was going over the line but for Willey’s hope out and hope in catch. Bangladesh are 82/2
GONE! Slower one by Jake Ball and Tamim Iqbal swings and gets a top edge. First wicket for Ball and it is taken by Vince at cover. Bangladesh are 46/1
This has been a rather slow start by Bangladesh given the chase needed. Kayes quicker of the two. Home side are 28/0 after 7 overs
Bangladesh openers are out in the middle. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes to open things for the home side in this chase for 310. England have Chris Woakes from one end and David Willey from the other
RUN OUT! Woakes is caught short on the final delivery with a go at the stumps on both ends. Eventually Chris falls short and England close on 309/8. Target of 310 for Bangladesh
Shakib with good tactics to keep the ball away from Buttler. Keeping it outside the off stump and it pays dividends as the right hander goes for a big one but is holed out at long-off
Final over of the England innings then. England are 305/6 and Shakib Al Hasan has the ball.
SIX! That is some power by Buttler to go low and then a great use of the bottom hand to swat it for a six. He’s bulldozing his way through this attack. 55 from 33 balls
SIX AND SIX! Jos Buttler is absolutely flying right now. Shakib Al Hasan gets the treatment on the final two deliveries of his ninth over and England are cruising along to 300.
GONE! Moeen Ali goes bakc early with Mashrafe picking up a wicket from his final delivery. A short delivery around leg stump, Moeen went for the hook and top-edged to long leg
OUT! Moeen Ali 6 caughT by Iqbal bowled by Mortaza
OUT! Ben Stokes tries to pull this over deep midwicket, but ends up getting a long way underneath the slower delivery. It doesn’t go the distance and in the hands of the the man on the rope. Stokes departs for 101 and skipper Mortaza’s reaction shows that much damage has been done by his victim.
HUNDRED! Ben Stokes brings up his maiden ODI hundred in 98 balls with a gently pushed shot down the leg side. Raises his bat in relief more than anything. England are 222/4 in the 41st over
BOWLED! Shafiul Islam gets the breakthrough to end the 153 run stand as Duckett departs. Goes across the crease and tries to sweep but is castled as the ball hits the leg stump. England are 216/4. Good opening to his ODI career with 60 runs from a tricky position for the hosts
DROPPED! Duckett sweeps and it is dropped at backward square leg. That was travelling and was low but another chance goes begging. That’s 3 drops now by Bangladesh – two lives to Ben Stokes and one, now, to Duckett.
FIFTY! Ben Duckett with a fifty on his debut and what an important timed knock this could be. He’s got the milestone in 63 balls. And at drinks, England are 191/3 in 34 overs
Halfway stage into the innings and England are 138/3 with Ben Stokes moving towards a 50 and debutant Ben Duckett giving good company.
50 partnership between Ben Stokes and Ben Duckett from 55 balls. England moving along nicely at 113/3 in the 22nd over
SIX! Ben Stokes connecting with the ball beautifully to go down on one leg and then sweep Mosharraf Hossain over midwicket for a sweetly struck big hit!
RUN OUT! England have thrown another wicket. Sabbir with the great fielding at mid-off to hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end with Jonny Bairstow caught short. England are now 63/3
GONE! Jason Roy once again goes for a six but this time he goes straight and can’t beat Sabbir at long-off. Shakib rejoices as England lose their openers and stand at 61/2
SIX! Jason Roy picks the length early and plays Mosaddek Hossain on the spin for a massive hit. Slog-sweeps it comfortably over deep midwicket for the first six of the match
GONE! James Vince is the first wicket to fall. The ball was a touch too short and Vince squares his bat – maybe due to the sweat on the bat – and is taken by Mashrafe at mid-on. Shafiul Islam with the wicket. England are 41/1
Good third over for England. Mashrafe Mortaza being hit for two boundaries by Jason Roy. First one with flawless timing and then going down the track to find another boundary. Has the keeper moving up to the stumps in the process..
And off we go with Jason Roy and James Vince to open things for England and Bangladesh hand Mashrafe Mortaza the ball
Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mosharraf Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shafiul Islam. Imrul Kayes replaces Soumya Sarkar
England XI: Jason Roy, James Vince, Ben Duckett, Jonathan Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Jake Ball, Adil Rashid. Debuts for Ben Duckett and Jake Ball
TOSS: England have won the toss and the Jos Buttler-led side are batting first
Bangladeshi army commandos abseiled into the national stadium today as they staged a war game designed to reassure England’s cricketers over their security on the eve of the opening ODI of their controversial tour.
More than a dozen commandos scaled down ropes from helicopters hovering over the nets at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, which is hosting the first two games in a three-match series beginning on Friday night.
The side is being skippered by Jos Buttler after regular one-day captain Eoin Morgan decided not to go on the tour in the wake of an attack by jihadists earlier this year on a cafe full of foreigners.
Twenty-two people were killed in July’s assault on the Holey Artisan Cafe in Dhaka’s upmarket Gulshan district, casting doubt over whether Bangladesh’s security forces could guarantee the England team’s safety.
Reg Dickason, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s security chief who eventually endorsed the tour after paying a field trip to Bangladesh, expressed his satisfaction on Thursday with safety measures at the ground.
“What we witnessed today is a graphic demonstration of the response capabilities of the Bangladesh Army and other security agencies,” he told reporters.
“It gives a lot of confidence touring a wonderful country and to have the support of the agencies as well. The security overall with the experience in Bangladesh is outstanding.”
Lieutenant Colonel Imrul Hasan, commander of the One Para Commando Battalion, said his men stood ready to provide any security support to the visiting team.
“Whenever Bangladesh government entrust us with any responsibility we take all our effort to fulfill the obligation,” he said.
“We want to make it clear, Bangladesh Army will be ready for any requirement of the series as well.”
Bangladesh authorities had earlier promised England’s cricketers “unprecedented security” in a desperate attempt to prevent the country from becoming a no-go zone for international sport.
Bangladesh is desperate to avoid the fate of Pakistan who — apart from a lone series against Zimbabwe — have not hosted any international cricket since gunmen attacked Sri Lanka’s team bus during a 2009 Test in Lahore.
Australia pulled out of a planned tour a year ago after their cricket board’s chief executive James Sutherland said there was a “risk of terrorism in Bangladesh targeting Australian nationals”.
And Australia’s football team was only persuaded to travel to Dhaka for a World Cup qualifier last November after authorities drew up an extensive security plan, aware that a no-show would see them forfeit the match.
While Morgan has stayed at home, Alistair Cook will fly out later to take charge of the team for two Test matches that follow the three ODIs, the last of which is being held in the port city of Chittagong.