Bangladesh v England: second men’s cricket one-day international – live | England in Bangladesh 2023

Key events

21st over: England 103-3 (Roy 68, Buttler 7) Buttler has his first runs with a reverse sweep for four. A gentle lap sweep follows from the very next delivery, giving the England captain three.

WICKET! Vince c Mushfiqur b Taijul 5 (England 96-3)

Vince goes! Tossed up from Taijul, Vince pushes at the turning ball outside off and feathers a nick to the watchful Mushfiqur.

20th over: England 96-2 (Vince 5, Roy 68) Roy brings out the reverse sweep once again, this time just for a single. Vince taps Mehidy into the leg side and after a bit of hesitation, sprints to the other end to get off strike.

19th over: England 92-2 (Vince 3, Roy 66) The runs have gone quiet in the last few overs, with Mehidy and Taijul racing through their sets and proving difficult to get away.

18th over: England 89-2 (Roy 64, Vince 2) Mehidy keeps Vince tied down, fizzing in his turning off-breaks while threatening to skid one straight through.

Here’s a question for anyone out there who fancies it: what’s your England XI for the first game of the World Cup later this year?

17th over: England 88-2 (Roy 63, Vince 2) Taijul gives Vince plenty to think about, getting the ball to grip and spin past the right-hander’s prod forward.

16th over: England 85-2 (Roy 61, Vince 1) A top first over from Mehidy. James Vince, by the way, is the new man at the crease.

WICKET! Malan lbw Mehidy 11 (England 83-2)

Malan tries to pummel Mehidy through the overs but it’s a good stop from Shanto at cover, who nearly has the left-hander run out at the non-striker’s end. A ripping delivery from Mehidy does the job, though – he turns one sharply from around the wicket to have Malan plumb lbw. That’s a very easy decision for umps.

15th over: England 81-1 (Malan 10, Roy 59) Taijul turns the ball past Malan’s leg stump and Mushfiqur can’t get to it – that’ll be five wides. Roy chips into the off side for a couple to bring up his half-century – he was streaky to begin with but has settled into his work now. And it shows again as he comes down the track to loft the left-armer to long-on for four. And then another boundary, as Roy gets a hold of the reverse sweep. England are, all of a sudden, racing.

14th over: England 65-1 (Malan 9, Roy 49) Mustafizur closes the over with a slower ball and Roy watches it well to nail a thump over mid-off for four.

13th over: England 59-1 (Roy 44, Malan 8) Roy almost loses his balance but manages to nail a reverse sweep off Taijul for four to move into the forties. He then comes down the track to try and whip the ball through midwicket but instead produces a leading edge. Doesn’t carry, so no bother.

12th over: England 52-1 (Roy 39, Malan 6) 1 1 2 1 – Malan and Roy keep knocking it about before The Fizz strikes back, beating the left-hander outside off stump and launching into an lbw appeal after delivering a cutter.

11th over: England 47-1 (Roy 36, Malan 5) Taskin launches a stirring appeal – but Roy was struck on the pads well outside off stump. A cracking shot follows as Roy drives through mid-on for four – there’s no need for a flourish in the follow-through because the timing was perfect.

10th over: England 40-1 (Roy 29, Malan 4) Mustafizur runs in to test Malan and close the Poweplay. England have had to stay watchful: there’s sharp turn in this surface and Taskin’s pace has caused some issues too.

9th over: England 36-1 (Malan 1, Roy 28) Roy gets lucky once again, inside-edging Taskin to fine leg for four. The next delivery then explodes off the surface to leap past Roy and into the keeper’s gloves. He’s nibbling away outside off stump is Taskin, giving away nothing loose. Malan drops the ball into the off side to run through for a quick single and get his score moving.

8th over: England 30-1 (Roy 23, Malan 0) Too short from Shakib and Roy gets to release a bit of pressure, cutting through the covers for four.

7th over: England 25-1 (Malan 0, Roy 18) Taskin presents an immaculate seam to beat the in-form Malan outside off. He’s bowling in the 140s (kph) and looking relentless – England’s job won’t just be to handle the spin.

WICKET! Salt c Shanto b Taskin 7 (England 25-1)

It’s been coming – Taskin has looked sharp and he strikes early. Salt pushed at a delivery in the channel and guided the ball into the hands of Shanto at slip. It’s a top grab, taken low after the ball flew at decent pace.

6th over: England 24-0 (Salt 7, Roy 17) Roy holds back from trying to overpower Shakib, chipping over cover for a couple. The left-armer then produces a gorgeous delivery that turns sharply to beat the batter’s forward prod – the off stump somehow survives. Both openers are still feeling their way into this innings.

5th over: England 20-0 (Salt 6, Roy 14) Taskin Ahmed is on for the first sight of pace today – and Roy gets away with one. He tried to drive through the off side and got a healthy edge, but the ball flew to the right of slip, running away for four.

Simon Burnton is our man on the ground – and he could do with another layer.

Hello from Dhaka! Big change in the press box since the first game – yesterday a brief and extraordinarily boring video of the small group of English journalists working on Wednesday with a fan in the background, coupled with a tirade against the BCB for constructing a lavish new media facility without adequate air conditioning, went viral on local Facebook – 1.8 million views and counting – and when we came in this morning two new air conditioning units had been installed. The power of social media in action! It is bloody freezing.”

Have a watch of that extraordinarily boring video here.

4th over: England 16-0 (Salt 6, Roy 10) Taijul is getting the ball to properly rip now, beating the half-hearted waft from Salt outside off. Roy gets a tossed-up delivery that he doesn’t get a serious hold of – but his chip drops over point for two.

3rd over: England 12-0 (Salt 5, Roy 7) Salt tries his best to find a gap in the off side but has to settle for a single to long-off after three dots on the bounce.

2nd over: England 10-0 (Roy 6, Salt 4) More left-arm spin as Taijul checks in. He drops in a long-hop to begin with and Roy smashes the ball through midwicket for four. The spinner subsequently finds his radar, getting some decent grip off the surface as Roy closes the over with a single.

1st over: England 5-0 (Roy 1, Salt 4) Shakib skips in to unleash his flighty left-arm twirlers. Roy gets off strike immediately and Salt rocks back to punch hard through the covers for four.

OK, let’s roll. Jason Roy and Phil Salt are out there, and Shakib Al Hasan has the ball. Two slips in for Roy…

Good to see Saqib Mahmood back for England after a long stretch on the sidelines. This’ll be his first international since the third Test against the West Indies last March. A lot has changed in English cricket since then.

Bangladesh XI:

Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam

England XI:

Bangladesh win the toss and we’ll bat first 🏏

Just two changes from Wednesday’s win…

Saqib Mahmood 🔁 Jofra Archer
Sam Curran 🔁 Chris Woakes


— England Cricket (@englandcricket) March 3, 2023

Bangladesh win the toss and choose to bowl first

A couple of changes for England as Saqib Mahmood and Sam Curran replace Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes. Bangladesh stick to the same side from the series opener.

Elsewhere, Australia have beaten India by nine wickets in the third Test at Indore. They can’t win the series but that’s a terrific result for the Aussies after two horrid losses. That’s also just India’s third Test defeat at home in the last decade. Angus Fontaine has got his eyes on that.


Morning folks, and welcome to the OBO for the second ODI between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka!

The visitors went 1-0 up in the series on Wednesday after Dawid Malan hit a very impressive century in a low-scorer to build on his very impressive ODI record. That’s four hundreds and three half-centuries now in his first 16 innings for England in this format, and he’s building a very strong case to make it to the World Cup later this year. Such are the options at Jos Buttler’s disposal, though, you still wonder if he makes that first-choice XI.

Anyway, England have the chance to win an ODI series today, something they haven’t done since they beat the Netherlands last year. So yeah, it’s been a while. Bangladesh, on the other hand, haven’t lost a bilateral ODI series at home since 2016. This’ll be an impressive achievement by England if they pull it off.

The action gets underway at 6am (GMT) – I’ll be here to keep you company before James Wallace takes over at the interval. Go well!

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