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Bangladesh set 239-run target for England
October 9th, 2016 at 7:44 pm
Bangladesh set 239-run target for England

Dhaka – Bangladesh set a 239-run target for England in the second one-day international at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka Sunday.

Mahmudullah hit 75 to make the 238-8 for although the Tigers lose early wickets in the second of the three-match series, in which England is leading by 1-0.

The batsman held together the innings as English bowlers made regular inroads after stand-in captain Jos Buttler opted to bowl first.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s late surge helped Bangladesh reach a respectable total as it attempts to level the series.

Mashrafi Mortaza smashed 44 and added 69 off 48 balls with Nasir Hossain after Bangladesh was left struggling on 169-7 after 42 overs.

Mosaddek Hossain contributed 29. Nasir Hossain was not out on 27.

Fast bowlers Chris Woakes and Jake Ball and leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed two wickets apiece.

Mashrafi and Shakib al Hasan made the visiting team tottering. England lost four wickets until the 10th over. Shakib took one wicket while Mashrafi took three.

England was 39 for 4 at the 12th over.