Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round efforts kept England from clean-sweeping the ODI series as Bangladesh earned a consolating win in the final ODI by a margin of 50 runs. Following vigilant half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim and Najmul Hossain, Shakib scored a 71-ball 75 to steer Bangladesh to a par score of 246 despite wickets falling from the other end. The left-handed all-rounder then made key breakthroughs with the ball, picking his 300th ODI wicket en route to sparkling figures of 4 for 35 as England folded for 196.
Earlier, England mounted a fine comeback with the ball as Bangladesh slipped from 153/3 to be rolled out inside 250. Sam Curran dismissed both the openers while Jofra Archer and Woakes bowled in tight channels to maintain the pressure. A 98-run partnership between Mushfiqur and Najmul Hossain Shanto ensued, with the latter bringing up a 69-ball fifty. But Najmul fell against the run of play due to poor communication while running between the wickets. The hosts lost regular wickets thereafter, with Adil Rashid dismissing Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah in quick succession, and did not have the firepower left to maximise the death overs.
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