Dawid Malan cracked an unbeaten century as world champion England defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in a low-scoring first one-day international of their three-match series in Mirpur.
Dawid Malan cracked an unbeaten century as world champion England defeated Bangladesh by three lattices in a low- scoring first one- day transnational of their three- match series in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Set a modest target of 210 thanks largely to Najmul Hossain Shanto’s demoiselle ODI fifty, England looked in trouble at 65- 4, but Malan held the innings together with a 145- ball 114 to take the touring side over the finish line with eight balls to spare.
The left- hander smashed eight fours and four sixes but more importantly held his whim-whams as lattices tumbled at the other end on a tricky face to bring up his fourth century with a boundary in the 46th over.
Adeptly supported by Adil Rashid (17 not out) towards the end, he hit another to the hedge to settle the contest.
“I ’ve spent a fair bit of time then in Bangladesh and at this ground, and it surely helps to have a little bit of experience, ” said player of the match Malan, who has played domestic justice in the country.
“I surely did n’t find it easy. I said to Jos Buttler if they had got another 30- 40 further, it would have been incredibly tough to chase but credit to the way we hung in there with the ball and pegged them back after they had a decent launch.
“We were awaiting to lose lattices on a pitch like that. I don’t suppose you can walk out allowing you ’re going to knock it off two down. ”
Shanto navigated the spin and brio to score an 82- ball 58 and insure Bangladesh had a platform to go past the 200- run mark after they looked set to fall well short at one point.
He made the utmost of being dropped on four by Jason Roy and got another reprieve to get to reach his fifty, but his redundancy touched off a late collapse.
Before, commander Tamim Iqbal made 23 at the top of the order having decided to club first, but he edged one onto the wholes in Mark Wood’s first over after Litton Das fell to Chris Woakes.
Paceman Wood removed the dangerous Mahmudullah for 31, and Jofra Archer seized two lattices after the spin triad of Moeen Ali( 2- 35), Rashid( 2- 47) and ODI debutant Will Jacks( 1- 18) combined to inflict annihilation on the middle- order.
Bangladesh, which has won seven consecutive home ODI series after defeating India 2- 1 in December, will look to respond when the brigades face off at the same venue on Friday before the third game beforehand coming week.
England will also play three Twenty20 matches in Bangladesh as they seek precious experience on Asian lattices for their 50- overs World Cup defence in India in October and November. Know More Latest Cricket News…