Bangladesh A v England Lions, 4th unofficial ODI, Sylhet January 16, 2012

Kayes ton seals series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh A 211 for 4 (Kayes 110*) beat England Lions 208 (Root 81) by six wickets

Imrul Kayes scored an unbeaten century as Bangladesh A took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the one-day series against England Lions. Kayes' innings helped his side to a six-wicket win in Sylhet.

The Lions' batting underperformed once again in the series with six single-figure scores as they were bowled out in the final over of their innings having lost the toss. Joe Root's 81 was, by some distance, the highest score of the tour and the second half-century.

Without Root's 124-ball innings the Lions would have had no target to defend as they lost 7 for 57 to be bowled out in the last over. Farhad Reza was the pick of the attack, returning 3 for 29, inlcluding the Lions' captain, James Taylor, for one. Taylor has scored 40 runs in four innings in this series.

Bangladesh A were always in control of the chase with Kayes leading from the top. His opening stand of 72 with Nasiruddin Faruque took his side a long way to victory. Naeem Islam made a 48-ball 40 and shared a half-century stand with Kayes as the home side cantered home.