Bangladesh beat England by five runs

Last Updated 11 July 2010, 02:37 IST

They defended a seemingly below par total of 237 to bowl England out for 231 with three balls to spare.

Bangladesh had lost 24 matches in all formats since beating Zimbabwe by one wicket in a one-day international in Chittagong in November and came into this match on the back of Thursday's six-wicket series-opening loss at Trent Bridge.

But now they can dream of winning the three-match series 2-1 in the concluding match at Edgbaston on Monday.England nearly avoided an embarrassing defeat thanks to Jonathan Trott's career-best 94.

However, Trott, in his first ODI since playing against his native South Africa in Port Elizabeth in November, was last man out when caught behind off Shafiul Islam.
The paceman held his nerve to finish with two wickets for 38 runs.

Admittedly Ian Bell - who made 84 not out at Trent Bridge on Thursday - did not come out to bat until England were nine wickets down and needing 10 off the last over, after breaking his foot while diving to try to take a catch during Bangladesh's innings.
But the Tigers were without Raqibul Hasan, who top-scored for them with 76 at Trent Bridge but had his toe broken by a James Anderson yorker in the process and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, who was ruled out after being hit in the face during the same match.

England collapsed to 115 for five and were 166 for seven in the 40th over when Stuart Broad joined Trott.

The duo got the target down to 36 off five overs and Trott then clipped left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan for four.

But their stand of 43 was broken when Broad, on 21, was well caught by a leaping Shakib at backward point off a flashing square drive from Mortaza's first ball back.
England, eight wickets down, now needed 28 off 23 balls.|

They required 23 off the last two overs and then Trott inside edged a four off Mortaza before, next ball driving him down the ground for a boundary.However, off the final ball of the penultimate over, Anderson was caught and bowled for two by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza.

Bell, with Eoin Morgan as a runner, came out to bat but Trott was on strike.
Trott took twos off the first two balls but was caught behind off the next to end a 129-ball innings that featured just eight fours.

Bristol (England), Jul 10 (AFP)

Tamim Iqbal c Kieswetter b Shahzad              18
Imrul Kayes c Collingwood b Shahzad             76
Junaid Siddique c Kieswetter b Broad            21
Jahurul Islam c Kieswetter b Shahzad            40
Shakib Al Hasan b Collingwood                    1
Mohammad Ashraful run out (Shahzad/Kieswetter)  14
Mahmudullah not out                             24
Mashrafe Mortaza run out (Anderson/Kieswetter)  22
Abdur Razzak not out                             1
Extras: (LB-4, W-12, NB-3)                      19
Total: (for 7 wkts in 50 overs)                236
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-65, 3-148, 4-149, 5-174 (Ashraful), 6-196 (Kayes), 7-233 (Mortaza).
Bowling: Anderson 9-0-46-0; Shahzad 10-0-41-3; Broad 10-0-60-1; Wright 6-0-30-0; Yardy 10-0-39-0; Collingwood 5-0-16-1. MORE AFP SSC SSC 07101956

A Strauss c Jahurul b Rubel        33
C Kieswetter c Jahurul b Rubel     20
J Trott c Jahurul b Shafiul        94
P Collingwood lbw b Razzak         10
E Morgan lbw b Razzak               1
M Yardy b Shakib                   10
L Wright c Siddque b Shafiul       15
A Shahzad b Shakib                  5
S Broad c Shakib b Mortaza         21
J Anderson c and b Mortaza          2
I Bell not out                      0
Extras (LB-7, W-13)                20
Total (All out in 49.3 overs)     231
Fall of wickets: 1-49 2-58 3-86 4-90 5-115 6-146 7-166 8-209 9-227
Bowling: Mortaza 10-0-42-2; Razzak 10-0-43-2; Shafiul 9.3-3-38-2; Rubel 9-0-52-2; Shakib 10-0-40-2; Ashraful 1-0-9-0.

(Published 11 July 2010, 02:37 IST)

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