England limit Bangladesh to 277 in crunch ODI
LEG spinner Adil Rashid (pix) claimed an ODI career best four for 43 as England restricted Bangladesh to 277-6 in the series decider one-day international in Chittagong yesterday. Rashid took full advantage of a turning wicket which remained under cover for two days due to rain and picked up his second four-wicket-haul in the final game of a three-match series which is currently tied 1-1. The 28-year-old Yorkshireman derailed Bangladesh’s innings with regular strikes in his unbroken 10 overs stretch after Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes put on 80 runs in the opening stand. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for the home side with an unbeaten 67 while Sabbir Rahman (49), Kayes (46), Iqbal (45) and Mosaddek Hossain (38 not out) also contributed to what should be a competitive total. Ben Stokes secured the first breakthrough for England when he had Kayes caught by substitute fielder Liam Dawson at square leg. Local boy Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi to score 5,000 ODI runs by pulling Chris Woakes for a mid-wicket boundary. But he fell the next over when Rashid deceived him with a googly and James Vince took the catch at short mid-wicket.