Bangladesh Lose to England by 6 wickets

Published: February 28, 2010

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England won against Bangladesh by 6 wickets. England scored 229 for 4 wickets with 4 overs to spare. Paul Callingwood scored 75 to help the cause. Nayeem Islam claimed 3 wickets for 49 from his 10 overs. Returning Masfrafee went wicket less.

Earlier, Bangladesh scored a moderate score of 228 runs losing all wickets in 45.4 overs against visiting England in the first ODI match of the three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.

Despite losing wickets in regular intervals, Tigers managed to reach a respectable score courtesy of Tamim Iqbal’s magnificent innings of 125 runs.

Tamim hit 13 boundaries and three maximums in his inning.

Apart from Tamim, Naeem Islam and Mushfiqur Rahim are the batsmen who contributed a little to Bangladesh innings by scoring 25 and 22 respectively.

English spinner Graeme Swann was at the peak of the bowlers as he bagged three wickets for 32 runs. Pacer Stuart Broad picked two and Ryan Sidebottom, Tim Bresnan and Luke Wright took one each.

Earlier, England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Aftab Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Abdur Razzak.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Craig Kieswetter, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wk), Luke Wright, Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom.

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