Bangladesh A v England Lions, 2nd T20, Mirpur January 23, 2012

Kayes helps Bangladesh square series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh A 166 for 6 (Kayes 62, Buck 3-22) beat England Lions 155 for 7 (Maynard 68) by 11 runs

Bangladesh A squared the T20 series against England Lions, to end their tour with defeat as Bangladesh won by 11 runs in Mirpur. Batting first, Imrul Kayes' 62 at the top of the order provided great impetus for the hosts to set the Lions more than eight runs an over to win. Kayes struck five fours and three sixes in his 47-ball innings before he was run out by Alex Hales.

Bangladesh kept up the momentum provided by Kayes with contributions from Jahurul Islam, who made 27 from 20 balls, and Alok Kapali, 23 from 20 balls before he became Nathan Buck's third wicket. Buck's 3 for 22 had dragged things back well for the Lions but Sabbir Rahman blasted 24 from 11 balls to end the innings with a flourish.

The Lions' reply began in the worst possible fashion as Jason Roy was bowled first ball. Alex Hales was then run out for one as England slipped to 3 for 2. It was 14 for 3 when Jonny Bairstow went for 5 before the Lions mounted a recovery. Tom Maynard and captain James Taylor added 87 for the fourth wicket before Maynard was bowled for 68 from 52 balls. His departure, after nine fours and a six, heralded the end of the Lions' chase as Taylor fell soon after for a 36-ball 43.

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  • Dummy4 on January 24, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    সাবাশ বাংলাদেশ![bravo Bangladeash!]

  • Andrew on January 24, 2012, 2:46 GMT

    LOL! Yep England has lots of bench strength! I think they actually have plenty of bench warmers! LOL! Go the 'Deshi's!!!!!!!

  • Suman on January 23, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    Way to go Tigers!! Although Bangladesh A has quite a few players who are part time national players (I don't believe that England A has any from the national side), I will still take the victory.

  • Dummy4 on January 23, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    Good to see Kayes is back in form.I wish he will continue his good domastic form to the international level.We need a decent opener like him along with Tamim at the top of the order.

  • Bryn on January 23, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    i really didnt know england have no players for the future, dire straits.

  • Bryn on January 23, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    hahahahahahaahahaha oh my god england! even i thought you might stay a decent cricketing nation for longer than a month! ah bless you folk

  • Jawwad on January 23, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Yep! Imrul has proved his worth and deserves comeback!!!!!!!

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