Morgan guides England home

Morgan guides England home

Visitors take unassailable 2-0 lead

Morgan guides England home

 England’s Eoin Morgan hits a boundary during his unbeaten century against Bangladesh on Tuesday. REUTERSMorgan, who has a previous ODI hundred for Ireland, kept his cool as wickets fell around him in the closing overs. The tourists slipped from 198 for four to 229 for eight, still requiring 32 for victory in 4.2 overs.

Morgan, partnered by debutant James Tredwell, took advantage of the batting powerplay to steer England home with two wickets and seven balls remaining.

Captain Alastair Cook earlier helped his side recover from the loss of early wickets with an assured 60. However, spinners Abdur Razzak and Shakib claimed three wickets apiece to bring Bangladesh right back into the game.

Earlier, Opener Imrul Kayes and Mushfiqur Rahim, who struck 63 and 76 respectively, combined for a 90-run alliance as the hosts made a respectable 260/6 in their 50 overs.

Score Board


Tamim c Cook b Broad    30
Imrul Kayes c C’wood b Swann    63
Aftab b Bresnan    4
Mushfiqur c Wright b Bresnan    76
Shakib c&b Swann    14
Mahmudullah b Bresnan    27
Naeem Islam (not out)    18
Shuvo  (not out)    14
Extras (B-4, LB-3, W-7)    14     
Total (6 wickets; 50 overs)     260
Fall of wickets: 1-46, 2-56, 3-146, 4-166, 5-211, 6-235. 
Bowling: Bresnan 10-0-51-3, Broad 6-0-34-1, Swann 10-0-52-2, Wright 9-0-38-0, Tredwell 10-0-52-0,Collingwood 5-0-26-0.


Cook c Rahim b Shakib    60
Kieswetter c Kayes b Shafiul    4
Pietersen lbw Razzak    18
Collingwood lbw Razzak    7
Morgan (not out)    110
Prior lbw Razzak    42
Wright b Shakib    7
Bresnan lbw Mahmudullah    0
Swann b Shakib    2
Tredwell (not out)    2
Extras (B-4, lb-3, W-2)    9     
Total (for 8 wkts; 48.5 overs)    261
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-52, 3-68, 4-108, 5-198, 6-223, 7-224, 8-229.
Bowling: Shafiul 6.5-0-55-1, Rubel 6-0-30-0, Razzak 10-0-52-3, Naeem 6-0-41-0, Shakib 10-2-32-3, Mahmudullah 7-0-30-1, Shuvo 3-0-14-0.