NatWest Series [Bangladesh in England] - 3rd ODI

England v Bangladesh

England won by 144 runs

11.25am Right we're pretty much ready to go now. First hour could be crucial, if the Bangladesh seamers - led by Mashrafe Mortaza - can make a couple of inroads then this game could be really alive. Andrew Strauss has been in very good form but his partner, Craig Kieswetter, is struggling for runs at the moment. Should be a good contest. Looks like a good crowd out there and Birmingham's Bangladeshi contingent is out in force. Wow, it's almost difficult to spot the cut strip - it blends seamlessly into the infield - that's how green it is! Two slips and a gully in place...

11.15am "I wonder why Sidebottom is not in the playing, in todays overcast conditions, where he can swing the ball. I am sure he'd be very effective," suggests Mausifan. It's a fair point, could Sidebottom get more new-ball wickets than Bresnan? By the way, you folks can talk among yourselves - about cricket and very politely, I should add - on our Facebook page.

11.10am Simon is not impressed with England's team changes - "Bresnan for Anderson makes no sense. Bresnan has been barely able to buy a wicket and his batting should only matter if you suddenly don't trust the top order." Nick meanwhile is wondering what could happen to Anderson in the Test matches: "Got to feel sorry for Jimmy - if he has a bad series against Pakistan he could end losing his place in all three sides. So much for the ahem 'leader of the attack' and all that."

11.05am Toss news: Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl first. They are unchanged, which makes sense after Bristol triumph.

England haven't set a total in a while and Strauss has a big job to do at the top of the order. They have made two changes with Ravi Bopara replacing the injured Ian Bell and Tim Bresnan coming in for James Anderson. Big move that, Anderson would have loved a go today but his form has been indifferent this season. Strauss insisted it was just a 'rotation' but I'm not so sure.

Great toss for Bangladesh there - sun should be out later, there's no chance of being rolled over first up on a green top, should make for a good game.

11.00am First look at the pitch - it's bright green. Looks like a win-toss-and-bowl wicket. England's bowling coach, David Saker, was on his haunches looking at it and stood up with a giant grin on his face. He likes it and I suspect Jimmy Anderson, who could do with a good game, loves it too. That said, Bangladesh's seamers did a fine job at Bristol, so they'd be pleased too.

10.50am Good news 11.30am start - full match. At this stage no overs will be taken off, which is excellent news. Flower has been a busy man this morning, he looks deathly serious and is giving the England huddle a fearful word. Strauss is now weighing in with a few words, fair to say England look up for this.

10.45am Huzzah! Scrap all my gloom, the covers are moving! Not by themselves, that really would be news, they are being dragged off. Meanwhile Andy Flower is in impassioned chat with the umpires. He looks furious! At this stage we have no idea what the problem is. Asad Rauf is now in conversation with Andrew Strauss, England have been a touch grumpy all series with the umpires, it's not been good to see.

10.40am Things still looking quite bleak. Covers everywhere, super-soppers, big puddles, even umbrellas.

10.20am Birmingham is still looking rather gloomy but Alan Tyres has something to brighten your day - Ian Bell: England hero - it's not as ridiculous a title as it would have been a year ago, shows how far Bell has come.

More from Andrew Miller: "Inspection at 10.45am." Good news that, you can't inspect while it's raining so things must be clearing up.

10.00am Hello and good morning. What better way to ease the pains of Monday than a winner-takes-all series finale. Bangladesh have a chance of pulling off a historic series victory today at Edgbaston after their remarkable triumph in the second ODI at Bristol.

I'm Sahil Dutta, I'll be joined by Liam Brickhill to bring you the ball-by-ball action, while Andrew Miller will be at the ground providing bulletins.

There is some unfortunate news already from Andrew - apparently there's a hint of drizzle in the air. I guess that could affect the start time, I'll keep you updated as soon as I know. If there is anyone following us from Birmingham, do send in your weather updates.

While we all wait for news from the heavens I highly recommend having a glance of Miller's take on the Bangladesh win at Bristol. Hopefully play won't be delayed for too long and when it does start, readers in Europe (but outside the UK) can watch it all live on our swanky ESPN Player. The rest of you will have to make do with our poetic accounts.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, big roar as Mashrafe runs in, delivers a decent ball - fullish outside off, no swing as yet and Strauss lets it go by

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 1 run, England are away, Mashrafe drifting into the pads and Strauss clips it confidently to deep square

Plenty of chat from the Bangladesh fielders, Strauss comes down to have a word with Kieswetter.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kieswetter, no run, nervy start from the batsman, it's a fullish length on and around off stump, Kieswetter gets half forward and defends with an inside edge

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Kieswetter, OUT, Mashrafe strikes! Kieswetter falls again, Kieswetter bowled again! Massive start for Bangladesh! It was full and nipping back, Kieswetter as usual staying leg side of the ball an it got an inside edge and flew through a gaping space between bat and pad on to the stumps!

C Kieswetter b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Well, if England looked a bit tetchy already this morning now they'll be really nervous. Jonathan Trott is the new man on his home ground.

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, ooh, good first ball at him, Trott defended by playing across the ball a fraction, it pitched and left him and skewed off a leading edge

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, Mashrafe ends an excellent over, Trott is forward and defending a touch uneasily. Great lengths from Mashrafe - full - it's the example the other quicks have to follow

End of over 1 (1 run) England 1/1 (RR: 1.00)
IJL Trott    0* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-1
AJ Strauss    1* (2b)     

Shafiul Islam, who sealed the result in Birmingham, will share the new ball.

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, tidy start from him, fullish and on a decent line, Strauss clips it firmly but straight to square leg

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss has got a good calm air about him and he guides this rising ball down to third man for a single

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, there's a great atmosphere out there, Shafiul getting a big cheer as he runs up, delivers this on a good line outside off and Trott blocks

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Trott, FOUR, top shot this, it was a touch short, not very, but Trott was back and flicked it off his hip powerfully, timing it ideally and collecting four to deep midwicket

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 2 runs, too short again from Shafiul and Trott rides the bounce and punches it off the back foot through extra cover for two more

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Trott, FOUR, four more! Trott is away! Too short, a touch too far down the leg side and Trott whips it through square leg for four

End of over 2 (11 runs) England 12/1 (RR: 6.00)
IJL Trott    10* (6b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-11-0
AJ Strauss    2* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-1

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, ooooh! Very close here, Mashrafe going much fuller than Shafiul, Strauss aims a defensive block and it finds a genuine outside edge but lands short of first slip

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, SIX, shot! That is not the place to bowl, not to Strauss, not a green top. It was very short and Strauss rocked back and slapped it over midwicket for six

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, that's better from Mashrafe, much better, fuller and it jags away off the pitch

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, Mashrafe is lucky to get away with this, he committed to cardinal sin to Strauss - short and wide - but the cut shot found point

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 2 runs, good work from the England captain, gets this off his hip and works it down to fine leg for a swiftly-taken couple

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, good ball to finish meets a full-faced block from Strauss. Very solid

End of over 3 (8 runs) England 20/1 (RR: 6.66)
AJ Strauss    10* (10b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-9-1
IJL Trott    10* (6b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-11-0

Shafiul has been whipped out of the attack after one poor over and Rubel Hossain replaces him. Rubel was very good at Bristol.

3.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, good start from the new bowler, crucially a full length, and straight and Trott hurries into a defence

3.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, good ball again, rising from a length outside off, Trott blocks solidly

3.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, very full again, Rubel has started well, Trott taps it to mid off and takes a single

3.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, slung across Strauss from over the wicket, full, maybe later in his innings Strauss would have had a dart at it, but at the moment he's content to leave

3.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good ball this, closer to off stump, rising from a decent length, Strauss shoulders arms

3.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, one bad ball ruins the over, and it deserved all it got, short, wide, four. Strauss needs no second invitation in that area

End of over 4 (5 runs) England 25/1 (RR: 6.25)
AJ Strauss    14* (13b 1x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-5-0
IJL Trott    11* (9b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-9-1

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 1 run, the runs keep flowing, touch too short and a fraction of width allows Trott to stroke it to deep point for a single

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, much better from Mashrafe, that's all Bangladesh need to do, fullish and on a good line, bit of nibble off the surface and blocked

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, Strauss looks in good order, defending with the straightest of blades

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 1 run, a fraction short, which is pretty criminal on this surface, allows Strauss to drive off the back foot where a sprawling save at point keeps it to one

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, that's why these Bangladesh seamers need to hold their nerve here, decent length and it nips back a long way off the surface into Trott's pads

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, the final ball again comes back a long way at Trott, and he can't connect with an attempted leg-side nurdle

End of over 5 (2 runs) England 27/1 (RR: 5.40)
IJL Trott    12* (12b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-1
AJ Strauss    15* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-5-0

5.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, Rubel liked this! He followed through a long way to have a stare at Strauss, it was full and zipped past Strauss's attempted drive

5.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good ball again, forcing Strauss into a defensive block

5.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, that's the place to bowl, especially to Strauss, full, on and around off, and Strauss leaves

5.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, once again Rubel continues to probe the channel outside off stump, he just needs to stay there for the entire over

5.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 2 runs, having left the last few Strauss this time plays, calmly guiding it down to third man for a couple

5.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good over in the end, finishes with another leave outside off stump

"Edgbaston was a Pakistani stronghold last week, now it is green and red, and dotted with fluffy tigers. Nothing cuddly about Mashrafe though," tweets the ever-chirpy Andrew Miller.

End of over 6 (2 runs) England 29/1 (RR: 4.83)
AJ Strauss    17* (22b 1x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-7-0
IJL Trott    12* (12b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-11-1

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, good start to Mashrafe's new over, fullish and around off stump, Trott defends

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, nicely bowled, touch of extra bounce from a length outside off stump, Trott defends uneasily

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 2 runs, good shot deserved four, but it's a slow and damp outfield, pitched up, which is good from Mashrafe, Trott drives nicely towards deep cover

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, Mashrafe continues he good work and Trott can only defend

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 1 run, very good delivery this, drawing Trott forward, it moves away a fraction off the pitch and runs off the outer-half of the bat towards point

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, tidy finish to the over from Mashrafe, but there is not quite the devil in the pitch that a bright green surface would suggest

End of over 7 (3 runs) England 32/1 (RR: 4.57)
AJ Strauss    17* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-14-1
IJL Trott    15* (17b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-7-0

7.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, lovely stuff from Rubel, slinging it full and straight, finding some in-drift, Trott jabs it out to mid on

7.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, pulls his length back a fraction, but not too short, Trott works it to fine leg for a single

7.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, neatly played by Strauss, he's looked serene this morning, and gently strokes this to mid off

7.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, slung in on a good line and length, Trott hops back and defends

7.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 no ball, oh dear, no ball this time, the delivery itself was not appalling, outside off and defended but it's free hit time!

7.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 wide, the free hit will have to be bowled again, because it's short and bounces miles over Trott

7.5

Rubel Hossain to Trott, FOUR, this time it's a touch fuller, Trott has a mow, and it comes off the top edge, sails over the keeper and one-bounces for four. Poor discipline from Bangladesh, I'd hate to think what Siddons is making of it. He looks very glum in the dressing room

7.6

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, good response from Rubel, swift pace, touch of bounce and Trott takes his bottom hand off the bat as he defends

End of over 8 (8 runs) England 40/1 (RR: 5.00)
IJL Trott    20* (23b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-15-0
AJ Strauss    18* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-14-1

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, good from Mashrafe, heading towards the top of off and Strauss blocks

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, good length here, drawing Strauss forward and into a calm defence

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, Mashrafe needs to maintain this approach, full and around off stump, Strauss can only defend

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, this time Strauss tries to whip it into the leg side but finds midwicket

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, Strauss rocks forward into a defensive block - "very good, very good, looking good" is the call from the Bangladesh fielders, and I agree

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 1 leg bye, thuds off the thigh pad this time, just moving back into Strauss a touch, and runs away for a single to square leg

End of over 9 (1 run, maiden) England 41/1 (RR: 4.55)
AJ Strauss    18* (30b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1
IJL Trott    20* (23b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-15-0

9.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, slung wide of Strauss outside off, he thought about a cut but opted to leave well alone

9.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good cricket this, very full and around off stump, and Strauss drives very firmly to mid off

9.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good stuff again from Rubel and Strauss defends firmly to point

9.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, good shot, this time it was a touch overpitched, but that's far less a crime than bowling short, Strauss climbed into a square drive and it sped away for four

9.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good response from Rubel, back on to a good length and line and Strauss blocks

9.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good over finishes with Strauss defending

And for the first time today, here's Liam Brickhill...

End of over 10 (4 runs) England 45/1 (RR: 4.50)
AJ Strauss    22* (36b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-19-0
IJL Trott    20* (23b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1

Thanks, Sahil. Bangladesh opt for the Bowling Powerplay straight away, so we'll have five more overs of fielding restrictions.

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, Mashrafe strikes a good length, fullish and just on off stump, curving away through the air. Defended to cover

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, this was full again, but slightly wider and so Trott raises his bat out of the way to leave

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, probing stuff, this! Mashrafe lands it on a length on off stump again and the ball jags away off the seam after pitching. Trott's watching it really closely though, and hops back to defend to off

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, Mashrafe's trying to set him up here, as he sends one down straighter and moves it the other way off the seam, into the pads, but again it's defended solidly

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, full and shaping away outside off, left alone

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, on a length, jammed hard down into the wicket, the ball bounces up and over Mashrafe but lands on the base of the stumps at the non-striker's end

End of over 11 (maiden) England 45/1 (RR: 4.09)
IJL Trott    20* (29b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-1
AJ Strauss    22* (36b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-19-0

Shafiul comes back into the attack. His first over today cost 11. But, his first over at Bristol was carted for 12, and he came back superbly after that!

11.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, in the channel on or around off stump, Strauss presses forward to defend

11.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 2 runs, too straight, Strauss shuffles slightly to off and works the ball away behind square on the leg side with ease

11.3

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, again too straight, and Strauss really punishes him this time. Leg-stump half-volley and Strauss glances past short fine leg to pick up a boundary.

This is a really hard field to bowl to, if he doesn't get it right there are runs to be had on the leg side

11.4

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, Shafiul comes round the wicket, and is dismissively pulled over midwicket! Too short, especially on this wicket, and Strauss pounces. Poor bowling

11.5

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, that's better, fuller on off stump. But all the pressure's off now, Strauss just defends

11.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, Shafiul's losing it here, not the comeback over he was hoping for. Short and wide outside off, Strauss scythes a cut past backward point. Crunched right out of the middle

End of over 12 (14 runs) England 59/1 (RR: 4.91)
AJ Strauss    36* (42b 5x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-25-0
IJL Trott    20* (29b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-1

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, well, Mashrafe is keeping it tight at least. Full, just outside off and Trott leaves alone.

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 1 run, just short of a length, outside off but Trott hops back and whips across the line to pick up a single to straight midwicket. The line was ok, but Trott was able to nudge it away on length

Joe Jolley is as cheery as his name suggests: "Well, this is quite a thrilling contest and one that fills me with happiness. The consistent line of "Trott: No run, dabbed to mid off or something of the sort" is repetitive yet somehwat fantastic."

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, Strauss is just having a look too, cautiously seeing Mashrafe off. Full, angling across and Strauss leaves

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, on middle and off this time, Strauss leans forward and drives back down the wicket, but the bowler collects in his follow-through

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, tight lines, cramping Strauss for room as he defends down towards cover point

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, Strauss looks for the single on the leg side as he flicks across the line to a ball outside off stump, but picks out the close fielder

End of over 13 (1 run) England 60/1 (RR: 4.61)
AJ Strauss    36* (46b 5x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-15-1
IJL Trott    21* (31b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-25-0

Spin introduced for the first time. This might be a good move, Bangladesh may at least be able to assert some control from both ends. Abdur Razzak to bowl, playing in his 100th ODI

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, decent start, full and straight and Trott nudges defensively to leg

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, on off stump this time, Trott steps back and pushes to point

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, full and on the toes, Trott leans forward and tucks across to midwicket

Tamim is in the field practising his lofted drives with an imaginary bat in his hands. Wonder how he'll be playing it later?

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, no run, full, quick through the air and defended

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, straighter this time, driven to mid-on

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, tight single! Trott flicks to mid-on and they set off straight away, the fielder has a shy and hits the stumps but Trott dives and is safely home. Not out, says the TV umpire

End of over 14 (3 runs) England 63/1 (RR: 4.50)
IJL Trott    23* (35b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0
AJ Strauss    37* (48b 5x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-15-1

Mashrafe continues, long spell for him - eight overs unchanged

14.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, and he's still keeping it tight. Back of a length, Trott hops onto his toes and tries to nudge to leg. Can't quite get it away

14.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 1 run, edged! Great bowling, he gets one to spit up off a length and jag away to take a thick edge. The ball drops just short and slightly wide of the solitary man at slip. It wasn't a chance, but that was mighty close! Well played by Trott too, soft hands

14.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, on a length, zeroing in on off stump and Strauss defends

14.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 1 run, too short, Mashrafe doesn't have the pace to bowl like that anymore. Strauss slams a pull out to deep square leg, but there's a fielder out on the boundary to cut it off

14.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, taken from outside off and whipped across the line, but straight to the midwicket fielder. He's played that shot a lot today

14.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, uppish! Again he takes a ball from outside off and tries to open up the leg side. This time he didn't quite get on top of the bounce and the ball arrived at the fielder on the bounce

End of over 15 (2 runs) England 65/1 (RR: 4.33)
IJL Trott    24* (39b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-17-1
AJ Strauss    38* (50b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, no run, beaten on the cut! Strauss stays deep in the crease and tries to slash it away, but that was too full to be cut and the ball nips under the bat

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, a couple of steps down the track this time, and nudged away to midwicket for a single

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, FOUR, reverse-sweep! Great execution of the shot by Trott, the ball was full and just outside off. He set himself early, kept his eye on the ball and just angled it down to third man for four

change in the field now, man goes back to guard that boundary, so space on the leg side

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, keeps low! Things are happening now, Razzak gets one to nip on straight and the lack of bounce almost does for Trott. Gets the bat down just in time

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, skipping down the track this time, but Razzak sees him coming and spears it in shorter to strike him on the pad

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, another reverse sweep, but this one doesn't quite come off and the ball rolls to point

And that'll be the first drinks break. It's been an absorbing first hour-and-a-bit of play, but one feels that Bangladesh - Mashrafe apart - haven't quite used the conditions as effectively as they would have liked.

End of over 16 (6 runs) England 71/1 (RR: 4.43)
IJL Trott    29* (43b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-9-0
AJ Strauss    39* (52b 5x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-17-1

Spin from both ends after the break - here's Shakib.

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, very round-arm from round the wicket, punched back down the wicket

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, wrong line from Shakib, he sends it down towards leg stump from a very wide angle and Trott has no trouble getting down on one knee to sweep the ball hard down to fine leg

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, that's better, aiming at middle and off and Trott defends

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, some turn and bounce for Shakib! But although it's appreciable, it's still playable. Trott defends

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, punched defensively to off

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, full and tapped back to the bowler to finish

End of over 17 (4 runs) England 75/1 (RR: 4.41)
IJL Trott    33* (49b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0
AJ Strauss    39* (52b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-9-0

It will be spin from both ends, but it'll be Mahmudullah to continue from the other end in place of Razzak

17.1

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, he comes round the wicket to the left-hander, and is on the spot to start. Full and off stump, Strauss defends

17.2

Mahmudullah to Strauss, no run, just a hint of width, and Strauss hangs back to slap a cut to backward point. But he picks out the fielder

17.3

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, arm ball from Mahmudullah, but it's hurled towards leg stump and Strauss sweeps powerfully to deep backward square

17.4

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, Trott just stands at the crease, waits for the ball to get to him and pushes firmly to long-on with a straight bat. Risk-free single

Two men go out on the leg side for Strauss now

17.5

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 2 runs, immediately the paddle-sweep comes out, and he's got it quite fine so that's two runs

17.6

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 leg bye, leg-stump line again, Strauss tries to flick to leg. He gets some boot on the ball, and they take a leg-bye

End of over 18 (5 runs) England 80/1 (RR: 4.44)
AJ Strauss    42* (57b 5x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0
IJL Trott    34* (50b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, drifting away through the air and turning in slightly from over the wicket, Strauss defends back down the wicket

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, FOUR, reverse-sweep from Strauss now! He was into position before the ball had even been bowled, and gets a good connection to beat the man at backward point

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, charging down the track now, and nudging to square leg for a single

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, full on middle and off, Trott drives to long-off

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, tapped to long-on, easy one

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, Shakib drifts in to the pads, and Trott works the ball infront of square leg to keep the strike

Shakib hasn't quite hit his mark today. He'll need a couple of overs to settle, but his team need him to keep things tight

End of over 19 (8 runs) England 88/1 (RR: 4.63)
IJL Trott    36* (52b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-12-0
AJ Strauss    48* (61b 6x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0

19.1

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, Trott hangs back, the ball turns in to him and is drilled to long-on

19.2

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, swept well, but straight to the man on the boundary at long leg

19.3

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Mahmudullah comes round the wicket to Trott, who nudges into the leg side

19.4

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, whipped past square leg, and out to the man in the deep

19.5

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, flicked out to deep square leg, and that'll be fifty for Strauss. Nothing to extravagant in the celebrations, he looks to be bedding in for a long innings

19.6

Mahmudullah to Trott, 2 runs, very full and on the toes, Trott glances out to deep midwicket. Good timing, and the fielder on the boundary has to sprint to cut that off

Time for a change in comms, Sahil Dutta comes back

End of over 20 (6 runs) England 94/1 (RR: 4.70)
IJL Trott    40* (56b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-10-0
AJ Strauss    50* (63b 6x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-12-0

Cheers Liam

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss is showing how down with the kidz he is, this time it's a reverse-sweep, playing it nicely, meeting it on the full and flapping it round the to fine third man for four

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, this time he skips down the wicket and works it to deep square for one, good batting

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, Trott is carefully forward and defending

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, Trott this time works a single, these two looking settled now

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, Strauss forward and patting back to the bowler

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, hundred partnership up, Strauss working it into space and these two have laid a good platform now

End of over 21 (7 runs) England 101/1 (RR: 4.80)
AJ Strauss    56* (67b 7x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-19-0
IJL Trott    41* (58b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-10-0

21.1

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, Mahmudullah continues, floating up to Strauss who tickles it in front of square on the leg side for a single

21.2

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, touch of drift there, but Trott was in a good position to sweep and played it firmly to deep square

21.3

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss leans this in front of midwicket for a single, pretty easy runs available with the field set back

21.4

Mahmudullah to Trott, no run, Trott works this firmly back down the wicket, but Mahmudullah dives to field off his own bowling

21.5

Mahmudullah to Trott, 1 run, another easy milk for Trott this time, picking it off to deep square

21.6

Mahmudullah to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss skips down the wicket and pushes it crisply to long off for another single

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 106/1 (RR: 4.81)
AJ Strauss    59* (70b 7x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-15-0
IJL Trott    43* (61b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-19-0

Change of bowling here - Shafiul is back again. He's bowled two horrible overs so far and this time needs to give his captain some control.

22.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, touch short to begin with but the line is good and Strauss works off his hip to square leg

22.2

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, this is floated up full and wide outside off stump, Trott was a touch slow to get into position to drive and ended up skewing an inside edge into the leg side

22.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, FOUR, Shafiul dishes up another invitation to drive and this time Trott makes no mistake, driving very sweetly through extra cover for four

22.4

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, follows the boundary with an open-faced work to third man for single

22.5

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, back of a length here but a good line and Strauss defends

22.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, good ball here, just a touch of nibble away off the pitch, Strauss aimed to defend and it zipped past the edge. There was an appeal from behind the stumps but nothing from the bowler

End of over 23 (6 runs) England 112/1 (RR: 4.86)
AJ Strauss    60* (73b 7x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-31-0
IJL Trott    48* (64b 6x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-15-0

Razzak replaces Mahmudullah.

23.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, and starts well, sliding it on a length and line and Trott defends

23.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, this is shoved a touch down the leg side, Trott happy to knock it to deep square for a single

23.3

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 bye, well, this looks very odd. Strauss went early to reverse sweep, Razzak fired it down the leg side, so Strauss ended up trying to play a reverse-guide-to-third-man, he missed, and it was called wide. Oh wait! No, after much hand signals and chatter, it's still a wide.

23.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, after all that commotion, Trott gets forward and defends

23.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, this time he aims a drive, but it's a decent ball from Razzak and Trott can't time the shot

23.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, this is sliding down the leg side a fraction, Trott picks it off for a single

End of over 24 (2 runs) England 114/1 (RR: 4.75)
IJL Trott    49* (69b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-10-0
AJ Strauss    60* (74b 7x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-31-0

Ah! Okay, it's all revealed. The wide last over was not a wide, Asad Rauf took back his first decision so gave it byes.

24.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, anyway, Strauss clips this to deep square for a single

24.2

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, Trott in the meantime has played this drive very firmly to deep point to bring up his second successive 50

24.3

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, Strauss is beaten outside off stump this time, it was full outside off from Shafiul, which is definitely the place to bowl to Strauss, and it ghosted past the edge

24.4

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, full and straight again and Strauss connects with a drive, firmly to mid off

24.5

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, this time Strauss defends with very soft hands, dropping it towards point and scooting off for one

24.6

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, better over from Shafiul and it ends with Trott defending in a hurry off the back foot

Stat attack! And this one is a real blindside. Kieswetter's duck in this game is the 100th occasion of a wicketkeeper batsman scoring zero in the history of one-day cricket. Bet you didn't spot that one coming.

End of over 25 (3 runs) England 117/1 (RR: 4.68)
IJL Trott    50* (71b 6x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-34-0
AJ Strauss    62* (78b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-10-0

25.1

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss dances down the wicket, but Razzak held it back a fraction, so Strauss had to wait and then play a very delicate push towards mid off and take a single

25.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, FOUR, top shot this, very good from Trott, picked a gap in front of midwicket and shoved the ball through from outside off stump, timing it well for four

25.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, follows up the boundary with a single, pushing it towards point

25.4

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss gets down on one knee, looking in a strong position to sweep early, and playing the shot very firmly down to deep square

25.5

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, Trott happily drives it down the ground for a single

25.6

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, milked well again, clipped in front of square on the leg side to end Razzak's comeback over

End of over 26 (9 runs) England 126/1 (RR: 4.84)
AJ Strauss    65* (81b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-19-0
IJL Trott    56* (74b 7x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-34-0

Simon is very pleased with the England captain "Strauss the ODI batsman is a relavation. He picks the gaps, generally plays along the ground and has the ability to whack it when needed."

26.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, SIX, this one's for Simon! Six! Too short from Shafiul, why I don't know, Strauss eagerly slaps a pull shot, with a hint of top edge, over the rope at deep square

26.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, and now he can push to mid off and scamper through for a single

26.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, Trott is on the front foot and driving firmly, but straight to cover

26.4

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, touch too wide and Trott happily guides it to third man

26.5

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, bowl full and there are so fewer options for Strauss, he pushes confidently to cover

26.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, back of a length again, Strauss works it towards straight midwicket and steals the strike

End of over 27 (9 runs) England 135/1 (RR: 5.00)
AJ Strauss    73* (85b 7x4 2x6)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-43-0
IJL Trott    57* (76b 7x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-19-0

27.1

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, good from Strauss, skipping down the wicket and driving firmly to long on, where a sprawling stop keeps it to one

27.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 2 runs, Trott has timed the ball very well today, stroking neatly through the covers for a couple

27.3

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, this time he's forward and defending

27.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, touch short from Razzak, Trott is back and bunting it firmly to long on

27.5

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss this time collects one, milking to deep midwicket

27.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, FOUR, oh lovely shot, really good from Trott, he timed this superbly, it was a touch short and he whipped it at the top of the bounce, well in front of midwicket for four

End of over 28 (9 runs) England 144/1 (RR: 5.14)
IJL Trott    64* (80b 8x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-28-0
AJ Strauss    75* (87b 7x4 2x6)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-43-0

Shakib is back, Bangladesh need a lift here.

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, they wont get it from this, dragged very short and Strauss flaps it to deep midwicket

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, better from Shakib and Trott defends crisply

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, this time Trott drives carefully to long off for single

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, FOUR, good shot, pulling a spinner is always tricky, especially Shakib who really skids them through, Strauss was back in an instant and crashed it in front of midwicket for a boundary

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, now he guides it to short third man and scampers through for a swift single

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, Trott goes down on one knee very early and dinks a paddle-sweep round the corner for a single

End of over 29 (8 runs) England 152/1 (RR: 5.24)
IJL Trott    66* (83b 8x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-27-0
AJ Strauss    81* (90b 8x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-28-0

England are in total control here - I think it's time for Mashrafe to come back and try and find a wicket

29.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, Razzak continues, and is worked firmly to square leg

29.2

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, single here for Trott, pushed past a diving midwicket for one

29.3

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss milks another, clipping it round the corner

29.4

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, too short from Razzak, allows Trott to rock back and stroke a cut shot away that finds deep extra cover

29.5

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss skips down the wicket early, Razzak responds by darting it in quicker, in the end it's flicked to deep midwicket for one

29.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 1 run, Trott keeps the strike by shoving it down the ground

And here is Liam for another stint...

End of over 30 (5 runs) England 157/1 (RR: 5.23)
IJL Trott    69* (87b 8x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-33-0
AJ Strauss    83* (92b 8x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-27-0

Thanks Sahil

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, tapped to cover, big gaps seemingly everywhere in the field now and another easy single

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, pushed across Strauss from round the wicket, chopped to backward point

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, a touch too short on off stump, Trott sends the ball out to deep cover off the back foot

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, forward defence from Strauss... but he's played it as a right-hander, and very awkwardly at that! He went down to switch-hit, setting himself very early but when the ball wasn't there to be hit he opted for some ungainly defence...

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, flicked out on the leg side

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, full, right on the pads and Trott nudges past square leg

End of over 31 (5 runs) England 162/1 (RR: 5.22)
IJL Trott    72* (90b 8x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-32-0
AJ Strauss    85* (95b 8x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-33-0

31.1

Abdur Razzak to Trott, 3 runs, such good timing from Trott on that whip through midwicket. He plays that shot, barely seems to hit it, but he's picked up a couple of boundaries down there and this was almost another one. Good, diving stop saves runs on the boundary

Ed Boyce, judging by his spelling, is still feeling the effects of his Somerset outing: "Wesnt to Bristol on Saturday, too much sun and cider and Enland lacked intensity and Bangldesh deserved to win! Following from the office on cricinfo today. Sounds as though England mean business today!"

31.2

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, no run, driven hard, but straight to cover

31.3

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, SIX, huge! Strauss comes down the track and clubs this miles over long-on. Absolutely hammered, and that has landed in the building site at that end of the ground!

"Interesting stats on the 100 ducks by wicketkeepers. When going through that list I find only ONE South African keeper...DJ Richardson (SA) 0 3 4 0 0 0.00 1 v Zimbabwe Harare 22 Oct 1995. I can not believe that Mr Boucher never got a 0 in ODI's. Fascinating stuff." Fascinating Theo? Fascinating?

31.4

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, no run, floated up invitingly just outside off, Strauss stays deep in the crease though and pushes cautiously to cover

31.5

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss skips down the track again, this time the bowler spots him coming and fires it wide. But Strauss is seeing it so well, he simply re-adjusts and cuts past point instead

31.6

Abdur Razzak to Trott, no run, speared down the leg side, Trott shapes to flick through midwicket. The ball clips the pad on the way through to the 'keeper and there's an appeal, but quickly put down

End of over 32 (10 runs) England 172/1 (RR: 5.37)
IJL Trott    75* (92b 8x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-43-0
AJ Strauss    92* (99b 8x4 3x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-32-0

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, on Strauss's toes, and he clips to square leg

Andrew Rogers, who takes this game pretty seriously,has a message for England: "If we don't take the power play in the 34th over i'm going to be so angry." It's a good point, these two are going very well but England have always been a bit reluctant to take their batting Powerplay early.

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, some turn for Shakib, and Trott is slightly squared up but taps it back down the wicket easily enough

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, going on with the arm this time, defended

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, edged! Genuine edge off Trott's bat, through the vacant slip area and down to third man

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, pushed defensively to leg

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, chopped towards point, Trott looks for a single and is sent back - just in time too. He dives for the crease, the ball pops out of the 'keeper's glove as he breaks the stumps though, so wouldn't have been out anyway

End of over 33 (5 runs) England 177/1 (RR: 5.36)
IJL Trott    79* (97b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-37-0
AJ Strauss    93* (100b 8x4 3x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-43-0

Change in attack, as Rubel comes back with his slingy seamers

33.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, leg-stump half-volley nudged to deep square for one

33.2

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, back of a length, Trott aims a slightly uncertain push through the off side and is well beaten

33.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, no run, again beaten on the outside edge! Trott comes down to have a word with Strauss and a look at the pitch. There may have been a touch of extra bounce on that one

33.4

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, flung down very wide, Trott would've got a wide if he hadn't slapped that out to cover point

33.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, very full on off stump, not quite the yorker but close to it. Strauss drives back to the bowler, but off the toe end of the bat

33.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, shot! Strauss goes to 98 with a textbook cover drive. Pitched up outside off, not quite the half-volley but Strauss drives on the up and pierces the cover field, great balance and timing in the drive

That'll be drinks. Meanwhile, "Re the Powerplay," starts David, "I disagree, we have plenty of batsmen to come - all of who are bigger hitters than these two. I'd rather see morgan & bopara have 5 overs of powerplay than strauss and Trott" Perhaps, but if these two are in and playing well, why wait for two new batsmen?

End of over 34 (6 runs) England 183/1 (RR: 5.38)
AJ Strauss    98* (103b 9x4 3x6)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-25-0
IJL Trott    80* (100b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-37-0

There are a couple of West Country folk with an opinion: "Re. Ed Boyce's comment," says TimW, "Ed may well have sampled cider in Somerset, but while he was in Bristol he was in Bristol. My native city is also a county, and has been since 1873." Within seconds he gets back up from an impassioned Mark: "Bristol is not in Somerset. Never has been, never will be. It was in Gloucestershire until 1974, when the county of Avon was created. But Avon was then abolished, and it is now a self-governing unitary authority. But it is not in Somerset. Nevil Road is the county ground of the mighty Gloucestershire CCC, and to be associated with the Wurzels of Taunton is deeply offensive..." Yeep.

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, landing gently on a length just outside off, not much work on the ball and Trott pushes firmly down to long-on

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, clipped from outside off to the man at midwicket

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, again Strauss picks the ball up from outside off stump and nudges to leg, this time beating the fielder to move to 99

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, tapped to extra cover, Trott thinks about the single but is quickly sent back

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, driven to cover off the front foot this time, piercing the gap to get Strauss back on strike

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, and that'll be the hundred! Now he celebrates. He was muted when he got to fifty, but now off comes the helmet and he raises his bat to the crowd. Superb innings from Strauss, he's scored freely all round the wicket, and gets to the ton with a little tickle round the corner to short fine leg

End of over 35 (4 runs) England 187/1 (RR: 5.34)
AJ Strauss    100* (106b 9x4 3x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-41-0
IJL Trott    82* (103b 9x4)      Rubel Hossain    5-0-25-0

35.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, well, the line was ok but the length was far too short. That's just too easy for Strauss, who rocks onto the back foot and crunches a pull out to deep square leg

35.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, again back of a length and straight, this time Strauss is content to just work it off his hip to short fine leg for one

35.3

Rubel Hossain to Trott, 1 run, fuller from Rubel, Trott dinks to cover and they pick up a quick single

35.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump this time, terrible bowling from Rubel. He's hitting a length to Trott, but as soon as Strauss comes on strike it's just a load of short, wide filth

35.5

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, FOUR, slower ball, looked like a cutter and Strauss was slightly caught out by it but went through with the cover drive to chip the ball over the cover.

35.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, yorker to finish, outside off stump and jammed out back to the bowler

End of over 36 (14 runs) England 201/1 (RR: 5.58)
AJ Strauss    113* (111b 12x4 3x6)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-39-0
IJL Trott    83* (104b 9x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-41-0

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, the runs are flowing now! Half-volley on leg stump, Trott gets down on one knee and sweeps hard down to long leg.

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, four more! And the runs aren't coming from slogs, just well-executed cricket shots. This time Trott hangs back and clips through midwicket, the shot he's played so many times today and he's playing it well

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, no run, fuller this time, and Trott defends

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, placement! Trott goes into the 90s with a drive through gully. The ball was full and wide, and as he hit the ball he opened the face of the blade to pick the gap

This is now the highest second wicket stand in England's one-day history, beating Gooch and Gower at Lord's in 1985 against Australia

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, square driven again, this time on the other side of the backward point fielder

36.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 2 runs, Bangladesh are unravelling now. Trott clips to midwicket, quick single is ttaken and a wild throw lets them through for another as the ball goes to long-off

End of over 37 (14 runs) England 215/1 (RR: 5.81)
IJL Trott    97* (110b 11x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-55-0
AJ Strauss    113* (111b 12x4 3x6)      Rubel Hossain    6-0-39-0

With both batsmen well set and Bangladesh looking ragged, England have called for their Powerplay.

37.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, slipping in to the pads first ball, and Strauss nudges out to deep square leg

37.2

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 2 runs, full and straight, Trott clips elegantly out to deep midwicket, the fielder charges round but that's an easy two and Trott goes to 99

"I'd be inclined to send in Ravi at the fall of the next wicket. His innings yesterday was something special and he could really take this game away from the Bangladeshis." Maybe, Matt, but Collingwood and Morgan are very, very fine players...

37.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, FOUR, there's the hundred! Trott is well-pleased with that, off comes the helmet as he carves a square drive through point. He missed out on what would've been a matchwinning ton in the last game, but he's cashed in today

37.4

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, slipping down the leg side, the ball clips the pad on the way through to Jahurul

37.5

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, full and straight, whipped out to deep square leg

37.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, imperious! Strauss backs away to leg, picking a slower ball from Shafiul and slamming a drive through cover. Again, it wasn't a slog, he just picked his spot and hit the ball hard, but it was an orthodox stroke. Great batting, but it must be said Bangladesh aren't exactly making it hard for him

End of over 38 (12 runs) England 227/1 (RR: 5.97)
AJ Strauss    118* (113b 13x4 3x6)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-55-0
IJL Trott    104* (114b 12x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-55-0

Mashrafe comes back

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 1 run, low, dipping full toss, and it's driven down to long-on

38.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss dances down the track to glance an inswinging length delivery down to fine leg

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 2 runs, another full toss, on leg stump this time and it's flicked to long leg

This is the biggest partnership for England in one-day cricket, beating the 224 between Strauss and Flintoff against West Indies in 2004

38.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, no run, nurdled to straight midwicket, the fielder charges round to cut off the single

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 1 run, slower ball, offcutter and it's worked away to deep square leg.

Poor Jamies Siddons is sitting in the dressing room with his eyes closed now...

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 1 run, good yorker from Mashrafe gets Strauss in a bit of a tangle as he tries to shovel through midwicket. The ball takes the edge and flies towards gully. Appeal from the bowler, presumably for lbw, but that's right off the bat

End of over 39 (6 runs) England 233/1 (RR: 5.97)
AJ Strauss    120* (115b 13x4 3x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-2-23-1
IJL Trott    108* (118b 12x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-0-55-0

Wahid has this: "I may sound superstitous,but a wicket in the first over never brought good for Bangladesh ever since Daulat zaman bowled Bandula Warnapura in Dhaka during Sri Lanka's 1979-80 tour."

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 2 runs, bottom-handed swipe to deep midwicket, between the fielders and they sprint back for the second

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss takes a couple of steps down the track to take the ball on the full and send it down to long-on

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, 1 run, driven well by Trott, but picks out the cover fielder so just one

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, slammed towards mid-off, Shakib does really well in sprinting across to cut it off

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, full toss, outside off, and Strauss backs to leg to smash through cover. Picks the fielder though

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, SIX, brilliant shot! Lofted cover drive just sails over the boundary. Great timing, didn't over-hit it, just balance and timing

Here's Sahil

End of over 40 (10 runs) England 243/1 (RR: 6.07)
AJ Strauss    129* (120b 13x4 4x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-65-0
IJL Trott    109* (119b 12x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-2-23-1

Highest ever score for an England captain, beating Atherton's 127 against West Indies at Lord's in 1995, I was there that day, good knock.

40.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, 1 run, so, two overs of Powerplay left and starts with a single

40.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, no run, Strauss wanders well outside leg stump, but Mashrafe follows him with a full ball that Strauss digs out

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 1 wide, Strauss goes off side this time and Mashrafe spears it down the leg side

40.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, FOUR, lovely shot here, very correct, skipping down the wicket and crisply punching a lofted drive over mid off with the straightest of bats

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Strauss, 2 wides, Strauss is again walking well outside leg stump, Mashrafe follows him again but it's too far down leg, the keeper fumbles as he collects allowing an extra run to be scampered

40.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Trott, OUT, good catch! Trott falls but it's been a fantastic knock, England were nervy when he came to the crease at 1 for 1, but he leaves them in utter control. It was full and Trott mowed it towards straightish midwicket where Shakib moved sharply to his right and held on to a tough chance

IJL Trott c Shakib Al Hasan b Mashrafe Mortaza 110 (169m 121b 12x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Luke Wright has been promoted up the order to have a swish.

40.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wright, OUT, oh dear! Bad luck for Wright he's sacrificed himself. Skipped outside leg stump and he had a fearful slash at it, only managed to feather a top edge through to the keeper. Unlucky for him and Mashrafe suddenly has two in two!

LJ Wright c †Jahurul Islam b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So, that experiment failed, but Wright, as he always does, put the team ahead of his own needs, and he could do with runs. Anyway here's Paul Collingwood.

40.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Collingwood, no run, ooh close! Almost a hat-trick for Mashrafe! Good full length, found a leading edge from Collingwood that chipped uppishly towards mid off

End of over 41 (8 runs) England 251/3 (RR: 6.12)
PD Collingwood    0* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-2-31-3
AJ Strauss    133* (122b 14x4 4x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-65-0

Last over of the Batting Powerplay and Shakib to bowl it. Three men out on the leg side.

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, 1 run, darts it into Strauss from over the wicket, good bowling with that field, and Strauss bunts it down the ground

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood nurdles his first ball wide of long on with soft hands to collect a couple

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, no run, this time he's very studiously forward and defending

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Collingwood, 1 run, good bowling from Shakib, darting it in and Collingwood skips down the wicket and clips a single to midwicket

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, SIX, shot! Full toss from Shakib, Strauss down the ground and swinging this into the scoreboard. Really nailed it

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Strauss, no run, missed stumping, Strauss was well down the wicket looking for an inside-out drive over cover, the ball came back between bat and pad but the keeper spilled the take

End of over 42 (10 runs) England 261/3 (RR: 6.21)
AJ Strauss    140* (125b 14x4 5x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-75-0
PD Collingwood    3* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-2-31-3

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood down on one knee looking to dink it round the corner, comes off the pads and Strauss sets off for one which wasn't there, the keeper fielded but missed the stumps with his throw, Strauss would have been well short

42.2

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, no run, this time Strauss is trying to swing it into the leg side but can't connect

42.3

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, no run, reverse-sweep attempted here, and Strauss timed it very well but picked out short third man

42.4

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, FOUR, four this time! Conventional sweep and he picked the gap between deep square and deep midwicket, connected very firmly

42.5

Abdur Razzak to Strauss, 1 run, well he must be seeing them well, Strauss shaped up to reverse-sweep very early, Razzak darted it down the leg side and Strauss corrected to play a reverse-guide-to-third-man

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Collingwood, FOUR, delicate, very good from Collingwood, paddling a sweep shot very finely to collect four

End of over 43 (10 runs) England 271/3 (RR: 6.30)
PD Collingwood    8* (6b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-53-0
AJ Strauss    145* (129b 15x4 5x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-75-0

43.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, no run, good bowling from Rubel, Strauss was looking for to chip a full ball over the keeper's head, but he ended up toe-ending it back to the bowler

43.2

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, good stuff again from Rubel, finding some away drift at a full length, Strauss squeezed it out to extra cover

43.3

Rubel Hossain to Collingwood, OUT, good catch on the boundary at deep midwicket by Ashraful, diving forward as Collingwood heaved a low full toss in the air, Ashraful held on and Collingwood falls

PD Collingwood c Mohammad Ashraful b Rubel Hossain 8 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

43.4

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss is on strike as the batsmen crossed, here he gives Morgan the strike by edging down the wicket and driving through extra cover

43.5

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, 1 run, gets a decent delivery first up from Rubel, on and around off stump and Morgan outside edges down to third man

43.6

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 run, full ball to finish and Strauss keeps the strike by squeezing it to short third man

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 275/4 (RR: 6.25)
AJ Strauss    148* (133b 15x4 5x6)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-43-1
EJG Morgan    1* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-53-0

44.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, full and outside off from Shafiul, Strauss had wandered across his stumps looking for the leg-side dink, he misses

44.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, 150 up for the England captain! What a knock, gets there by skipping outside leg stump and slicing it over point for four

44.3

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, no run, given how well he's timing the ball, these shots seem needless, Strauss is again looking to deflect it behind him for four and again misses

44.4

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, much better from Strauss, down the wicket and crashing a drive to deep point

44.5

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, OUT, Morgan's gone now! Wickets falling quickly to make a very strange looking scorecard. Morgan tried to smash this over long on, but it was too full for him to get the elevation on the shot and it spooned to Tamim at mid on

EJG Morgan c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Bopara is the new man on his England comeback. Doesn't have much time to impress and doesn't have the strike either.

44.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, Strauss is down the wicket again and driving sweetly to deep cover for a single to keep the strike

End of over 45 (6 runs) England 281/5 (RR: 6.24)
AJ Strauss    154* (138b 16x4 5x6)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-61-1
RS Bopara    0* (0b)      Rubel Hossain    7-0-43-1

45.1

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, 1 leg bye, the batsman wandered miles outside leg stump and Rubel followed him, cramping Strauss for room and it thuds off the pad for one

45.2

Rubel Hossain to Bopara, 1 run, nothing fancy from Bopara first ball, just opening the face and guiding it to third man to give the strike back to his captain

45.3

Rubel Hossain to Strauss, OUT, Strauss falls now, but what an innings it's been! 154 from 140 balls, he's been threatening all summer in one-day cricket, looking in sublime touch without making the big score, this time he's really done his job. In the end he sliced an attempted cover drive in the air where deep point held on

AJ Strauss c Shakib Al Hasan b Rubel Hossain 154 (201m 140b 16x4 5x6) SR: 110.00

Bopara now his the job to take England out of sight.

45.4

Rubel Hossain to Bopara, 1 run, at the moment he's content to take a single to third man and give Tim Bresnan, returning to the side in place of Anderson today, the strike

45.5

Rubel Hossain to Bresnan, FOUR, awful delivery from Rubel, short and wide and Bresnan helps himself to four, crashing it through point

45.6

Rubel Hossain to Bresnan, 1 run, much better, full and straight and Bresnan crashes it back down to long on, via the bowler for a single

End of over 46 (8 runs) England 289/6 (RR: 6.28)
TT Bresnan    5* (2b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-50-2
RS Bopara    2* (2b)      Shafiul Islam    7-0-61-1

46.1

Shafiul Islam to Bresnan, no run, Bresnan gets a yorker from Shafiul, good delivery and is jabbed back to the bowler

46.2

Shafiul Islam to Bresnan, 1 run, full again, Bresnan this time manages a drive, that goes quickly to long on

46.3

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, 2 runs, Bopara gets two here, thanks to some swift running, the batsman walked across to off stump and flicked it wide of deep midwicket for a couple

46.4

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, 1 run, just a single here, similar shot, but going straight to the fielder on the boundary

46.5

Shafiul Islam to Bresnan, FOUR, very unlucky for Shafiul here, good slower ball, deceives Bresnan as he has a heave across the line, but it took a top edge and flew over the keeper for four more

46.6

Shafiul Islam to Bresnan, OUT, gone this time, wickets tumbling! Bresnan tried to smash it over long on but it was a slower ball and he couldn't time it, Tamim took the chance running in off the boundary

TT Bresnan c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam 10 (5m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

End of over 47 (8 runs) England 297/7 (RR: 6.31)
     Shafiul Islam    8-0-69-2
RS Bopara    5* (4b)      Rubel Hossain    8-0-50-2

Michael Yardy - shoved up to number 3 against Shaun Tait, and pushed down to number 9 today - is the new man

47.1

Rubel Hossain to Yardy, 1 run, he's away straight away, driving neatly through cover for a single

47.2

Rubel Hossain to Bopara, 1 run, Bopara still can't find a big shot, instead picks a single down the ground

47.3

Rubel Hossain to Yardy, 1 run, 300 up for England, Yardy chipping down to long on for one

47.4

Rubel Hossain to Bopara, 1 run, this time Bopara set himself for a big shot, but it was full and swinging into the batsman and he could only swing it down to long on for a single

47.5

Rubel Hossain to Yardy, 3 runs, odd shot this, it was a slower ball heading a long way down the leg side, Yardy was through his leg-side heave very early and it came off the back of the bat down to third man

47.6

Rubel Hossain to Bopara, FOUR, Bopara gets four this time, but not as he planned, length ball from Rubel, which is dangerous, and it flew off an outside edge wide of the keeper

End of over 48 (11 runs) England 308/7 (RR: 6.41)
RS Bopara    11* (7b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-61-2
MH Yardy    5* (3b)      Shafiul Islam    8-0-69-2

Razzak will have to bowl the penultimate over.

48.1

Abdur Razzak to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy wanders outside leg stump, but it's a good full ball and he can only drive gently to cover

48.2

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, 1 run, good bowling this, Bopara was looking for a big shot over the leg side, but Razzak went full outside off and Bopara could only squeeze an outside edge away

48.3

Abdur Razzak to Yardy, 1 leg bye, Yardy is looking to give himself room to go off side, but misses and it runs off his pads for one

48.4

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, 1 run, again Bopara is aiming a big leg-side shot, but once more he can't time it and it trickles to deep midwicket

48.5

Abdur Razzak to Yardy, 1 run, Yardy wanders across to off stump this time and fiddles it round the corner for one

48.6

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, SIX, bang! Finally Bopara pulls it off, getting down on one knee and sweeping it handsomely into the crowds at deep square

End of over 49 (11 runs) England 319/7 (RR: 6.51)
RS Bopara    19* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-63-0
MH Yardy    7* (6b)      Rubel Hossain    9-0-61-2

49.1

Shafiul Islam to Yardy, 1 run, length ball outside off is asking for trouble, Yardy crashed it to deep point to give Bopara the strike back

49.2

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, (no ball) 2 runs, oh dear, this is not the time to bowl a no ball! It was on a length as well and Bopara swung it towards deep midwicket for a couple. Free hit time

49.2

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, SIX, wow, that's pretty special! Bopara drove a length ball perfectly straight and over the sightscreen

49.3

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, FOUR, oh again! Lucky for Bopara and he has four more, slicing a drive in the air over short third man for another boundary

49.4

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, 2 runs, more luck for Bopara! dropped by Rubel running in from long on, should have taken it

49.5

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, SIX, oh dear, punishment for the missed chance. Quality shot this, languid check-drive that flew over long on for six

49.6

Shafiul Islam to Bopara, SIX, Bopara finishes it in style! Six more! 28 off the final over, another length ball from Shafiul and Bopara drove it sweetly over long on for another six. What a comeback he's had!

Damage, real damage for Bangladesh. England's third highest ODI score ever and they have absolutely murdered the bowling today. As the scorecard shows the innings was crafted on two superb centuries by Strauss and Trott after the early loss of Kieswetter.

They were careful early on and laid the platform for the charge as the Bangladesh bowlers - Mashrafe apart - dished up a horror-show, far too short early on, and far too many length balls later on. They ended up with the highest partnership for any wicket for England in ODI cricket. Poor old Shafiul Islam's figures make grim reading 9 overs for 97 - they are the most expensive in Bangladesh's history. Beating his own record. Eeep.

You'd say there is no way back for Bangladesh here. I guess the faintest hope lies with the flashing blade of Tamim Iqbal - but if this is anything other than an England win, we'd have witnessed one of the finest ODIs ever. Anyway, Andrew Miller will have a bulletin in shortly to tell you all about it and you can share your own thoughts on our Facebook page.

End of over 50 (28 runs) England 347/7
RS Bopara    45* (16b 2x4 4x6)      Shafiul Islam    9-0-97-2
MH Yardy    8* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-63-0
Series Results
England v Bangladesh at Birmingham - Jul 12, 2010
England won by 144 runs
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Bangladesh won by 5 runs
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England won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
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Jul 12, 2010

Paul Collingwood completes a run-out while sprawled on the ground, England v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Edgbaston, July 12, 2010

Paul Collingwood completes a run-out while sprawled on the ground

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Jul 12, 2010

Abdur Razzak hung around to delay England's progress, England v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Edgbaston, July 12, 2010

Abdur Razzak hung around to delay England's progress

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