Bangladesh bring the series back to life with a 34-run win over England in the second ODI in Mirpur on Sunday. After a disappointing start to the game, Bangladesh recovered well, with the bat, to post 238 and then the bowlers backed the effort put in by the lower order. Mahmudullah scored a crucial 75 and the total received a further push with Mortaza’s 44 lower down the order. Mortaza returned to hurt England, this time with the ball as the Bangladesh skipper picked two quick wickets to rattle the visitors early in the chase. Taskin Ahmed did the same in the middle overs as his three-wicket burst broke steady stand between Jonny Bairtstow and Jos Buttler and derailed the chase. In the end, England, after some resistance from the tail, fell short of the target by 34 runs. Series is now level at 1-1.
All over! Ball finds the fielder in the deep, Bangladesh seal the match by 34 runs, level the series 1-1 in Mirpur. Mortaza was the star for Bangladesh as the skipper contributed with both bat and ball in the win
Worried faces in the stands as Rashid and Ball continue to resist and score runs in the process. England now need only 40 off 38 balls
Ball is throwing his bat at everything. England move to 182/9. Rashid is solid from the other end. Can they pull it off? England need 57 from 48 balls, one wicket in hand
Umpire signals for the powerplay. England 162/9 after 40 overs. Shakib into the attack now. Bangladesh just one wicket away
WICKET! No.9 as M Hossain traps Willey in front. Bangladesh one wicket away from making it 1-1 in Mirpur
England tail continues to resist but only a special effort can deny Bangladesh a series-levelling win in Mirpur. Taskin clearly the star for Bangladesh with those three wickets. It was set up by Mortaza and Shakib early on and then Taskin did the job in the middle overs
WICKET! Taskin gets one to shape away from Woakes, finds the edge and Rahim does the rest behind the stumps. Time for drinks, and England two wickets away from losing this one. 132/8
WICKET! Taskin with another one and this time it’s dangerman Buttler who is trapped in front for 57. England in deep deep trouble at 123/7. Bangladesh players give him an animated send-off and he is not pleased. Umpires intervene to restore order and the right-hander makes the long walk back to the hut
WICKET! Ali miscues and Shakib takes a brilliant catch to get rid of the left-hander. Bangladesh back in the game with two quick wickets. England 120/6
Buttler times one to the ropes for a boundary and brings up his 12th ODI FIFTY for England. Top knock under pressure
Change in bowling works as Taskin scalps Bairstow to break a steady England stand. The seamer extracted decent bounce there and the right-hander, on the drive, could only edge to Rahim behind the stumps. 105/5
This is a fine fine effort by Bairstow-Buttler. They take their stand to 74, from 74 balls, and England bring up their 100 in the 22nd over. Bangladesh need to find a way to break this threatening stand. Not enough runs to play with, wickets hold key for the hosts
FIFTY-run stand between Buttler and Bairstow comes up off only 44 balls. Not only have they rescued the visitors, but have done that in brisk fashion. 77/4 in the 17th over
Buttler and Bairstow are doing a fine repair job for the visitors. 1-0 up in the series, a win her will help England seal the series. Bangladesh on the other hand need a win to stay alive
England reach FIFTY in the 13th over of the chase but the visitors have lost four wickets in the process
Buttler and Bairstow have started well but it’s a long way to go as Bangladesh continue to dominate proceedings with tight lines
WICKET! Full and straight, and Mortaza castles Stokes. Bangladesh skipper is on fire as he picks his third wicket. England 26/4
Ben Stokes, fresh from a hundred in the opener, is the new man in for the visitors. Work to do for him as England are struggling in Mirpur
WICKET! After late heroics with the bat, Mortaza doing the job with the ball now. He traps Roy in front with the off-cutter, England 24/3
Crowd getting behind the hosts, three men in catching position for new man Bairstow. Pressure on England in the 239-run chase now
WICKET! Shakib deceives Duckett and gives Bangladesh the second breakthrough. England in a spot of bother at 14/2
Duckett is the new man in for England. The two pace nature of the strip will challenge English batsmen today
WICKET! Vince with the uppish drive and it travels straight to M Hossain at backward-point. England lose the opener early, 12/1
This is a fine start by Bangladesh with the ball. Both Shakib and Mortaza stick to disciplined lines and test England openers Roy and Vince
Bangladesh start with Shakib’s left-arm spin. His overs would be crucial for the hosts in the defence
England openers Roy and Vince are out in the middle for the 239-run chase. Bangladesh need a good start with the ball to put pressure on the visitors in the modest chase
That’s the end of the Bangladesh innings. The hosts, thanks to contributions from Mahmudullah (75) and Mortaza (44), push the total to 238/8 after the poor start. We will be back with the updates for the England innings
15 from the Willey over, Bangladesh 210/7 after 46 overs. Mortaza playing a little gem as he moves to 34 off only 19 balls
SIX! Mortaza just clears the fielder in the deep and brings up the 200 in style for the hosts. Short delivery and he pulled it straight for a maximum. Strange but effective shot
We are into the last six overs now. Bangladesh would look to score at least 50 in the period
SIX! Mortaza goes big again and gets the similar result. These runs will help Bangladesh when they come out to defend the total
SIX! Mortaza dances down the track and hits Ali straight for a maximum. Bangladesh need more of those as they move to 176/7 in the 43rd over of the innings
WICKET! Half-tracker from Rashid but M Hossain (29) pulls it straight down Ali’s throat in the deep. Bangladesh lose another one, 169/7
Seven runs and a wicket from the Rashid over. Bangladesh, with 10 to play, are 163/6. Mossadek Hossain and Nasir Hossain in the middle for the hosts
Replays suggest no contact by the right-hander, pitched outside off but turned enough to hit the stumps. Bangladesh lose their sixth, 161/6. Mahmudullah out after scoring a 88-ball 75
Hang on! Mahmudullah is not pleased with the decision, and immediately decides to review. The on-field umpire refers it upstairs
WICKET! Mahmudullah goes for the sweep, misses, the ball hits the pads in line of the stump and the umpire has no hesitation in raising the finger
Mahmudullah targets the vacant area and sweeps Rashid for a boundary. Pressure on the leggie as he concedes a boundary early in the over
Rashid with the ball and the helmet is off for Hossain as he looks to up the run-rate in the powerplay overs. Bangladesh 156/5 after 39 overs
150 up for Bangladesh. Fluent stand between Hossain and Mahmudullah continues to push the scoring in the business end of the innings. The latter has looked good and is thirty short of ton
Hossain and Mahmudullah build a steady stand for the hosts. They move to 141/5 in the 36th over and need a push in the final 14 overs to give their bowlers something to bowl at
Mahmudullah has looked good but hasn’t found support from the other end. Hossain is the new man in for the hosts and he needs to stick around if Bangladesh are to post a challenging total for England
WICKET! Stokes strikes early in his spell as he gets rid of Shakib, who played a fluent hand in the last game, for only 3. Bangladesh in a spot of bother at 115/5
Bangladesh were steady with Rahim-Mahmudullah stand but the former’s wicket means time for another repair job with Mahmudullah and Shakib in the middle for the hosts. They are 110/4 after 27 overs
25 overs gone and Bangladesh are 102/4. Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan at the crease for them
WICKET! Musfiqur Rahim c Moeen Ali b Jake Ball 21. Short ball again! Musfiqur pulls but it takes the top edge and Ali runs in from fine-leg to take a good catch. Ball has another and he is enjoying it
19 overs gone and Bangladesh are 74/3. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah at the crease. Rahim looking to score some quick runs for his team
50 up for Bangladesh in the 15th over but batsmen not looking comfortable in the middle. England bowlers dominating proceedings
WICKET! Sabbir Rahman b Jake Ball 3. What a start for Ball. Five wickets in the last match and now wicket of the second ball in this match. Rahman drags one on to his stumps
WICKET! Tamim Iqbal c Moeen Ali b Chris Woakes 14. Short ball doing it for England. Woakes again, inviting Tamim to pull and he picks mid-wicket
Imrul Kayes departs! Short from Woakes and Kayes goes for the pull shot. No good connection at all. It is more of a top edge. Caught at deep square-leg. Planned wicket from England
A slow start from Bangladesh. Very different from the one they got chasing! Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal scoring at only three runs per overs. After five overs, Bangladesh are 15/0
England win toss and opt to field first in the second ODI against Bangladesh. Jos Buttler says the England team is unchanged
Ball, Rashid bowl England to thrilling win
Jake Ball made a memorable one-day debut as he combined with Adil Rashid to derail Bangladesh’s chase and bowl England to a thrilling 21-run victory in the first match of the series in Mirpur on Friday.
Needing 310 to win under lights, Imrul Kayes struck a blistering 112 and Shakib Al Hasan chipped in with a breezy 79 to raise Bangladesh hopes before they collapsed in dramatic style, bowled out for 288 in the 48th over.
Paceman Ball finished with 5-51 to take the man of the match award while leg-spinner Rashid claimed 4-49, having also run out Shafiul Islam with a direct throw.
Earlier, Ben Stokes smashed a maiden one-day century, Ben Duckett struck a mature half-century on his 50-over debut and skipper Jos Buttler smashed a 38-ball 63 to help England post 309 for eight after opting to bat on a humid afternoon.
Bangladesh were 153 for four in the 27th over of their reply when Kayes joined up with experienced all-rounder Al Hasan to drag them back into the game with a 118-run partnership in 15.2 overs. The home team seemed to be cruising to victory, needing 54 in the last 10 overs with six wickets in hand, when Ball picked up two wickets in two balls and Rashid provided a two-wicket burst to wreck their chances.
England did not miss regular one-day captain Eoin Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales, who opted out of the tour over security concerns, as they posted an imposing total at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
At 63 for three in the 13th over, they looked in a spot of bother before Duckett and Stokes shared a stand of 153 to lay the foundation for a big total. Duckett was then bowled for 60, playing across a low full toss from Islam. Stokes dominated their partnership, clobbering four sixes and eight fours in an almost run-a-ball 101.
The stage was set up perfectly for another swashbuckling knock from Buttler and he thumped four sixes and three fours as England plundered 60 off the final five overs.
Bangladesh cut a sorry figure in the field, dropping Stokes twice and suffering from indecision as to who would go for a catch on two other occasions. The teams return to the same venue for the second match on Sunday.