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Nonetheless, England used predominantly their seamers to assault and prohibit the house aspect. They bowled Bangladesh out for 209, earlier than Dawid Malan’s unbeaten century arrested their very own batting slide to seal the win. It was an amazing effort from a batter who had a stealthy native expertise: Malan has performed greater than 50 matches in Bangladesh within the final ten years.
Each groups will subsequently search for batting enhancements. Malan’s knock was the one innings of substance for England whereas Bangladesh wants their batters to make finest use of the begins. What would nonetheless encourage either side is their disciplined bowling. Taskin Ahmed and the Bangladesh spinners bowled their coronary heart out. They could not take the remaining three wickets, however they have been defending a reasonably low complete.
England’s bowlers appeared to have understood the situations effectively too, notably Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali who ensured Bangladesh’s scoring by no means went too far. The second ODI guarantees to be one other tight affair. The house aspect would not need to let go of their Dhaka dominance.
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It has taken Najmul Hossain Shanto 16 ODIs to achieve his first half-century within the format, the second-slowest Bangladeshi to the mark (Litton Das took 17 matches to achieve the milestone). It is a crucial stepping stone for Shanto, who has been attempting to determine himself in internationals for the final two years. Admittedly, it’s nonetheless early days however even Bangladesh’s all-time finest batters have taken time to determine themselves, so Shanto has some firm. Nonetheless, his dismissal for 58 within the first ODI might have been averted with a bit extra focus.
What Shanto could not do, Dawid Malan did fairly effectively. He did not permit the low run-rate or falling wickets on the different finish get to him. As a substitute, Malan picked up essential boundaries, and shaped small however significant partnerships to smother Bangladesh’s cost on Wednesday night. It was his second successive century, and fourth in 16 ODIs, however extra importantly, he handed England a troublesome win. Malan has executed effectively in his brief ODI profession, that now there are ideas that he’s getting nearer to lock his place within the World Cup squad later within the yr.
Ebadot Hossain and Hasan Mahmud are choices in the event that they really feel the Dhaka pitch is not suited to Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tamim Iqbal (capt), 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Taijul Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
England have the likes of Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Rehan Ahmed and Reece Topley up their sleeves however might select the identical XI to seal the ODI sequence.
England (possible): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Phil Salt, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 James Vince, 5 Jos Buttler (capt, wk), 6 Will Jacks, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wooden
Pitch and situations
Dew will immediate the group profitable the toss to bowl first. It will not be the worst determination in Dhaka because the ball will nonetheless have a little bit of variable bounce with flip within the day time. The climate stays dry, however it’s getting heat.
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“There was loads of assist for the spinners to be trustworthy. However England possesses a world-class tempo assault, which gave them mixture. It was the identical for us, as Taskin bowled effectively together with the spinners.”
Bangladesh batter Shanto when requested concerning the pitch situation in Dhaka.
“I mentioned to Jos on the time that it was shut. He mentioned he did not suppose so. The guard that I bat on, I believed it was bit outdoors the road or sliding on with the angle. It was bit nearer than I believed, so fortunately he did not give it out.”
England batter Malan on surviving an lbw determination when he was on 32 within the first ODI.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84