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January 6, 2012
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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