Bangladesh A v England Lions, tour match, Chittagong January 6, 2012

Bowlers set up easy win for England Lions

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England Lions 187 for 6 (Roy 40, Root 35) beat Bangladesh A 186 (Talukder 53, Briggs 4-41) by four wickets

England Lions beat Bangladesh A comfortably by four wickets in Chittagong in the first match of their tour. The Hampshire left-arm spinner Danny Briggs bagged four wickets and seamer Jack Brooks took three in a strong bowling display.

Only four Bangladesh batsmen reached double-figures; opener Roy Talukder made a half-century, supported by captain Mahmudullah's 46. Shuvagato Hom chipped in with 31 but the others never really got going and the hosts were bowled out for 186 in 43.2 overs.

A collective batting effort by the England Lions side, which included five players who have already played for the full team, helped them seal victory. There was no stand-out performer with the bat, but there were a series of steady contributions. Openers Jason Roy and Joe Root added 76 in just 11 overs and though wickets fell at regular intervals from there on, the visitors were always in control. Jos Buttler made a quick 28 and England were home in the 37th over.

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  • Adam on January 9, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    Randy Oz, Both Meaker and Roy grew up in England. I suppose Australia needs something to cling to.

    And to david pk: what are you talking about? Roy was a regular all 2011. Surrey have brought through Meaker, Roy, Dernbach in the last season. Sounds like you are making comments that were meant for 5 seasons ago.

  • Dummy4 on January 8, 2012, 11:16 GMT

    It should have been mentioned somewhere in the article that it was a practise game.The series actually began today and Bangladesh A has won the match by 6 wickets.

  • Randolph on January 8, 2012, 4:43 GMT

    Roy and Meaker, haha. Good to see the South African tradition continuing. Go United XI.

  • david on January 7, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    would like to see roy playing regular 1st team cricket instead of surrey buying players. use abit more of the home grown talent. good show for many of these young guys as they have not played for 4 month. dpk

  • Muhammad Rakibul on January 7, 2012, 6:16 GMT

    Reporter mentioned 5 of Lion's player had played for England team. It's true for this Bangladesh A side too. They've 6 players having ODI caps. Infact 3 of them have Test caps too. But they r playing like local domestic sides! Only Rony & Mahmud made some impact & no one else! How can we expect a good performance 4m BD A team when BCB is preferring local club cricket (Dhaka League) over this series?

  • John on January 6, 2012, 18:01 GMT

    Purely from a biased Somerset point of view it's nice to see Buttler seeing the team home.

  • Shakil on January 6, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    That's not good batting form top order and also middle of the order, Mahmudullah, Rony batted well but no one supported them much. Balling was good. About 30-40 runs more, we would won this match, better luck next time.... Good luck Ban A

  • Mainuddin on January 6, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    Fantastic performance by the lions. They will learn a lot about playing in the subcontinent through this tour.

  • Dummy4 on January 6, 2012, 15:08 GMT

    its rony not roy talukder

  • Bryn on January 6, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    jeez that was close hahahaha oh england poor devils bless you

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