England beat Bangladesh by 132 runs in second ODI
03 March 2023, 09:05 pm | Updated: 05 June 2023, 11:38 pm
Bangladesh’s happy run in home ODI series has finally come to an end with a 132-run massive defeat to England on Friday in Mirpur.
In response to England's total of 326 for seven, Bangladesh tumbled for 194 in 44.4 overs and lost the match by a big margin.
Bangladesh lost three early wickets, including two golden ducks by Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto, while replying and could never recover from that damage.
In the first over of their innings, Sam Curran removed Litton and Shanto. In his second over, Curran scalped the wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim as well.
At this point, the onus was on Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan to guide the team to a safe position. They tried to do so, but did not succeed. After three early wickets, Shakib and Tamim added 79 runs to the board, but it was not enough for the Tigers to climb the huge target set by the tourists.
Mahmudullah Riyad and Afif Hossain had a good start each, but they failed to capitalize on that against a quality bowling attack of the tourists.
Curran ended up taking the wicket of Taijul Islam, Bangladesh's last wicket, returning impressive figures of four wickets for 29 runs in 6.4 overs. Adil Rashid also bagged four wickets for England.
Earlier, Jason Roy's outstanding century and Jos Buttler's useful 76 helped England reach a formidable total of 326.
With this batting effort, England set themselves up to clinch the ODI series with one match in hand. This was England's highest-ever total in Bangladesh in ODIs.
Ironically, Bangladesh's last home ODI series loss seven years ago was also to England.
England's batting approach on the tricky Mirpur surface seemed to work well as they scored steadily throughout the innings without being overly aggressive until the last few overs.
Taskin Ahmed was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh, taking three wickets, but he conceded over 60 runs in his ten overs, including 15 runs in the last over of the innings.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz also struggled with the ball, conceding more than seven runs per over in his ten overs and taking only two wickets. Mustafizur Rahman once again raised concerns about his form, conceding 66 runs in 10 overs without any luck.
To win this match, Bangladesh needed to set a new record for their highest successful chase at Mirpur. Their previous best was in 2012 when they chased down India's target of 290, thanks to fifties from Tamim, Jahurul Islam, and Nasir Hossain, with contributions from Shakib and Mushfiqur.
To keep the hope of winning the series alive, Bangladesh needed a similar team effort on Friday, but they failed to do that.
The third and final match of the ODI series will take place in Chattogram on March 6. After that, both teams will lock horns in a three-match T20 series.
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