Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Raqibul Hasan
76(95) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 8 1 2 1
IR Bell
84(101) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 5 2 10 1 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Shakib Al Hasan
O10.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O10.0
M0
R74
W3
Eco7.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So, England continue their successful summer. Although this was always expected to be an easy win, it was an important game for them after losing the final two matches of their series against Australia. Ian Bell once again cashes in on Bangladesh's attack with an unbeaten 84 to complete a chase that was set up by a rapid half-century from Andrew Strauss. England's bowling wasn't quite as slick as their batting, and Bangladesh could have got 20 to 30 more with a little more gumption. One felt that they just didn't back themselves to dominate the bowling. As is often the case, Shakib Al Hasan was the pick of their bowling attack.

No update on Mushfiqur as yet - he has gone to hospital for x-rays. "It was a good track to bat on, and England batted beautifully," says Mashrafe.

"We were pretty happy with the work we did with the ball, apart from the start. We always felt we could chase 250, it was a pretty clinical chase from us," says Strauss. "Belly played exceptionally well, he's been dying to get an opportunity and he took his chance today."

And indeed, Ian Bell is Man of the Match. "It was an opportunity to get some time out in the middle with the full side," he says, and credits his recent time with the England Lions for his one-day form too. "I also went back to Warwickshire and worked on a few things Andy Flower told me about when I went out of the side."

For an in-depth look at the teams' performances today, have a look at Andrew Miller's bulletin. That's all from your commentary team - Liam Brickhill and Sahil Dutta - for today. Thanks for joining us for this game, and do join us again for the second game of the series on Saturday. Thanks as well for all the feedback, both to us and on the Facebook page. Keep it coming, we read everything though we're sometimes too busy to post too much of it!

45.1
1
Faisal Hossain to Bell, 1 run, that's it, all over and England cruise to a six-wicket win as Bell steps back and swipes through cover

With one run to win, England take the Powerplay - they had to, as there are just five overs left and it hadn't yet been taken!

END OF OVER:
45 | 6 Runs | ENG: 250/4

  • MH Yardy10 (18b)
  • IR Bell83 (100b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan10-0-35-2
  • Shafiul Islam5-0-46-0
44.6
2
Shakib Al Hasan to Yardy, 2 runs, cut away behind square, and they pick up a couple
44.5
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 run, punched out to long-off
44.4
0
Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, no run, arm ball from Shakib! Almost had the beating of Bell, as it nipped in to take the inside edge, ricochet off the pad and just miss the leg stump
44.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Yardy, 1 run, pushed down the ground, Shakib tumbles across in his follow-through but can't cut it off
44.2
1lb
Shakib Al Hasan to Bell, 1 leg bye, dropped just behind square on the leg side

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Raqibul Hasan
76(95) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 0 8 1 2 1
IR Bell
84(101) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 5 2 10 1 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

Shakib Al Hasan
O10.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JM Anderson
O10.0
M0
R74
W3
Eco7.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF