DHAKA: Jason Roy scored a century while Sam Curran put in a fine all-round performance to beat Bangladesh by 132 runs in the second one-day international in Dhaka on Friday.
The victory gave England valuable practice on spinning, low-bounce South Asian pitches ahead of the 50-over World Cup in India later this year, meaning the visitors took a 2-0 series lead. Done while there is still one match left.
England skittled Bangladesh out for 194 in 44.4 overs, thanks to 4-29 from Karan and 4-45 from Adil Rashid as Roy scored 132 off 124 balls to take the team to 326-7, in Dhaka. Five overs is the highest ODI score by any team. The year
The win also made England the first team to win an ODI series in Bangladesh in six years, having last won the series here in 2016.
Kiran, who replaced Chris Woakes after the first match, took three wickets from five balls in the first two overs and took two wickets from two balls in the first over to put Bangladesh 9-3 behind.
Despite veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scoring 58 runs, the host team could never recover from this loss.
Shakib and captain Tamim Iqbal put on a 79-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Moeen Ali dismissed Tamim for 35 to end their resistance. Shakib was caught at extra cover by Curran off Rashid.
Bangladesh, who were playing their 100th ODI at Mirpur, opted to bowl first and kept the tourists at bay early on.
Top-order batsman Phil Salt (7), James Vince (5) and first-match century David Mullan (11) all fell cheaply. But Roy and captain Jos Buttler put on 109 runs for the fourth wicket to give England victory.
Roy eventually departed when Shakib dismissed him leg before and Buttler then took over until he was dismissed by Mehdi for 76 off 64 balls.
Moeen added a late blitz of 42 off 35 balls and Karan played his part with an unbeaten 33 off 19 balls.
Tasin Ahmed was the bowler for Bangladesh with 3-66.
Buttler paid tribute to Roy and termed it a “fantastic” series win ahead of Monday’s final in Chittagong.
“Bangladesh are a strong team at home so we are very happy to win. Cricket website Cricinfo quoted the England captain as saying that (we) talked about areas of improvement from the last match and we really did.
“We will assess the conditions and play accordingly,” he said.
Tamim said he was disappointed with the way Bangladesh bowled in the opening while lamenting the one-miss run-out.
“Roy and Buttler batted exceptionally well. When you lose, you can point fingers. I’m not going to do that. We didn’t do well as a team, and that’s why we lost. ” he said, according to CRACKINFO.