England, set a 278-run target, reached home with four wickets to spare and sealed a 2-1 series win over Bangladesh on Wednesday. Put into bat first, Bangladesh scored a decent total, riding on contributions from all the batsmen. None however managed to convert it into a big one, and could manage 277 in their quota of 50 overs. In reply, England were off to a brisk start with Billings-Vince stand but lost the latter after a handy contribution. Billings held his own and then stitched a crucial partnership with Ben Duckett, who also scored a fifty, to put the chase back on track. Bangladesh did trigger some panic after Mashrafe Mortaza picked two late wickets but England had already done the damage. Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 47 and anchored the side home in the 48th over of the innings. With this win, England end Bangladesh’s unbeaten ODI series run at home as the hosts had won their last six ODI series played on home soil.
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