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Dawid Malan played the best innings of his ODI career to lead England to a thrilling three-point victory over Bangladesh at Mirpur and propel them to play in India later this year, a World Cup defending competition s is held.
England worked hard for a goal of 210 points, four short for 65 and seven for 161, as spinners Bangladesh ended their chase. But Malan, batting in 3rd, saw them go home with eight balls and seal the win with a straight 51 from Adil Rashid’s eighth wicket.
Malan has been a peripheral member of England’s Peer-50 squad for most of his career but has taken every opportunity he’s had in the last nine months.
In the last four bilateral ODI series he has played in, he has now reached the hundreds; in this case, this turn is their choice.
In Wellington, around 7,000 miles from Dhaka, the match took place just 24 hours after England’s climax against New Zealand. They fielded a completely different team – although Will Jacks was an unused member of the Basin Reserve squad, who flew to Bangladesh on the second day of testing and won their first ODI.
Joe Root, England’s top scorer at the 2019 World Cup, is among the players unable to play and will be third when the schedule allows him to return to the ODI squad.
However, Malan is also a seasoned opener and at this point sees himself as an equally strong candidate for the role alongside Jonny Bairstow.
It wasn’t easy for Malan, who struggled 92-50 in the second drinks break as England looked desperate to survive, especially against the looming Mehdi Hassan Miraz. But he eased the scoring pressure after the break, throwing Mehidy into the bunker before allowing him to climb six straight before finally allowing Najmul Hassan Shanto to lead them down the line through the center wicket.
Shanto has the highest hit rate in Bangladesh with 58 balls out of 82 balls. 3 – A round similar to Malan’s.
He continued his recent form in the Bangladesh Premier League – where he was the league’s top scorer – and his ODI debut was a milestone late in the 16th leg.
Bangladesh struggled for a partnership throughout the innings, with Shanto and Mahmadullah combining to form Bangladesh’s only 50-point stand. England shared the wickets, with their three setters and three spinners all taking the five wickets between them.
Tamim Iqbal opted to strike first and hit four early limits after Chris Woakes saved a chance to catch and build in the first round, so a good start. Litton Dass, his opening partner, held the Woakes to six to 0-0 in four innings.
4 turnovers, but was caught on the next ball he faced.
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Shanto also came back early, was knocked down by a sprawling Jason Roy to the backseat, but he four-balled on his next two balls and came into a slow ball tempo and slow was established .
Mark Wood, in his first ODI since July 2021, made the final in the initial clash and hit Tamim with his third ball. He broke the 90 mph/145 kph mark with his second before chasing Tamim with his third, a wide rebound; the Bangladesh captain could only nudge his own stump.
Adil Rashid had Mushfiqur Rahim hit in the batting sweep and Bangladesh won 106-4 when Shakib Al Hasan was cleared by Moeen Ali.
Shanto continued to build, but after turning Rashid for four, he fired a wide right from Rashid to Roy on the midwicket court, falling to 58.
Bangladesh were in danger of being knocked out when Mahmudullah Wood choked his leg . .
Phil Salt’s good innings ended when the ball from Taijul’s arm slipped through his pad and into his leg stump, and England struggled for 3 for 45 when James Vince hit the same bowler. Shortly after, Malan survived a nervous cry from lbw. To recap, ball tracking predicted that Taijul’s spike hit the leg stump instead of hitting it.
Tamim struck just before the first drink break, picked up Taskin in the attack and slipped Shanto in the 17th. When Jos Buttler threw the ball straight up close, it immediately paid off, leaving the No. 6 Jacks on his debut.
England 7 for 212 (Maran 114*, Tejur 3-54) beat Bangladesh 209 by three wickets (Shanto 58, Archer 2-37, Wood 2-34)