July 9, 2010

ODI cricket: Bangladesh vs. England

Yesterday, Bangladesh played a ODI cricket against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.

Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes opened the batting innings for the Bangladesh team. There was no great partnership which was put up but all the players contributed some runs to their team which helped to put up a good total against the England. Zunaed Siddique and Raqibul Hasan scored half centuries respectively. By 50 overs, Bangladesh managed to score a total of 250 runs loosing 9 wickets with a run rate of 5.00 runs per over. Paul Collingwood bowled very economically but did not take any wicket. James Anderson took 3 wickets with an economy rate of 7.4 runs per over.

England started their chase of 251 runs with the openers Andrew Strauss and Craig Kieswetter. Andrew Strauss got out in the 12th over which was an run out made by Mahmudullah and he returned to the pavilion scoring half century. Ian Bell came into bat where he stayed unbeaten till the end of the innings and scored a magnificent 84 runs. Rest other top order batsmen contributed very good runs to the total which helped to reach their target in 45.1 overs. England by 45.1 overs scored 251 runs loosing 4 wickets and won the match by 6 wickets with 4.5 overs to spare. Shakib Al Hasan was very economical bowler from Bangladesh where he took 2 wickets with an economy rate of just 3.5 runs per over from his 10 overs. Man of the match was chosen as Ian Bell for his unbeaten 84 runs.

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