Sizeable contributions from Jason Roy and Jos Buttler kept England on track for a challenging total in the second ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh, at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. Roy notched up three figures while Buttler departed for 76 after Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl, reducing England to 96/3.
The reigning ODI champions England made two changes to their side, bringing in all-rounder Sam Curran and pace bowler Saqib Mahmood for Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer. Bangladesh, on the other hand, went unchanged.
Inserted, England blazed off the blocks courtesy Jason Roy’s attractive fifty but kept losing wickets at the other end. Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan and James Vince failed to get starts, with the latter getting agitated by the number of dots he’d played. He attempted a drive against the wily Taijul Islam, only for the ball to graze the edge and settle into the mitts of Mushfiqur Rahim. Vince has misfired in the opening two matches of the rubber.
“A special catch- he makes it look so easy!”
Jos Buttler had just reached 50 but has been caught out by Mehidy pic.twitter.com/RWqmTZxMKq
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