Roy and Buck set up easy win for Lions
England Lions 143 for 6 (Roy 40, Vince 32) beat Bangladesh A 111 (Jahurul 37, Buck 3-16) by 32 runs
England Lions put in a good all-round performance at the Shere Bangla Stadium, claiming the opening Twenty20 by 32 runs. The Lions defended 143 with a combined bowling effort, with Nathan Buck, the right-arm seamer, the most impressive with 3 for 16.
Jason Roy got the Lions off to a good start with 40 off 19 balls before he was bowled by Mosharraf Hossain. Surrey's Roy smashed seven fours and added 54 for the second wicket with James Vince, who made 32. Bangladesh A hit back with the immediate wicket of Jonny Bairstow for a duck, leaving the tourists at 81 for 3. James Taylor helped the Lions to a competitive total with a patient 28, which included only two boundaries, but was run out off the final ball of the innings.
Bangladesh A got off to a good start, with the openers Nazimuddin and Imrul Kayes adding 31, but fell away. The captain Jahurul Islam made 37 but lacked support from the rest as the Lions chipped away at the wickets and affected two run-outs.
The Lions conclude their tour with the second and final Twenty20 on Monday at the same venue.