Bangladesh defend 246 to earn consolation win

Shakib Al Hasan achieved the monumental feat of having 300 ODI wickets with another fine all-round display to lead Bangladesh to a 50-run win against England. The sparse Chattogram crowd rejoiced when Shakib took his fourth wicket, making him the first Bangladesh player to attain the milestone.

Shakib scored 75 to help Bangladesh to the par score of 246 all out, before taking 4 for 35. It was the fourth time in his career that Shakib made a fifty and took four wickets in ODIs, nudging him ahead of Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle who had three each. This was also Shakib’s tenth four-wicket haul.

The sterling show was a reminder of Shakib’s quality as an allrounder. He wrestled Bangladesh out of a tough situation in the second half of their innings, before providing breakthroughs to stifle England’s progress. The home side may have lost their first ODI series since 2016, but the Asian Tigers must be relieved to have avoided a whitewash in their own den, with Sri Lanka having inflicted the last one in 2014.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Ireland ODI series
ENG v IRE 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge
23rd September
Start time: 11:00 am BST
ENG v IRE 3rd ODI, County Ground, Bristol
26th September
Start time: 12:30 pm BST