A 71-ball 75 from Shakib Al Hasan, along with watchful half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim and Najmul Hossain steered Bangladesh to 246 in 48.5 overs in the third and final ODI against England in Chattogram on Monday, March 6. The hosts would have aspired for more but the England bowlers did not let too many partnerships blossom towards the end, striking at regular intervals, as Jofra Archer returned three wickets while Sam Curran and Adil Rashid pocketed two apiece to bowl the hosts out.
Opting to bat, Bangladesh did not auspiciously as they lost their openers in quick succession. Litton Das fell without scoring edging to the wicketkeeper while Tamim Iqbal got a leading edge, with Curran bagging both the wickets. The boundaries were in short supply as Archer and Chris Woakes, both returning to the eleven, kept Bangladesh on a leash, allowing only 34 in the first 10 overs. The dismal start saw the home team end up with a par score, but their hopes of defending that got a shot in the arm as Phil Salt fell for 35, slashing a wide hit-me ball straight to point.
STRAIGHT INTO THE HANDS! 😮
Mahmudullah makes the catch and Salt is OUT! pic.twitter.com/zVxht3NLNw
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) March 6, 2023