In the second One-Day International against Bangladesh on Friday in Dhaka, England passed 300 thanks to a strong century from the team’s opener Jason Roy and a scorching 76 from captain Jos Buttler (March 3). In order to build up a huge finale, Roy and Buttler put on 109 runs for the fourth wicket. Moeen Ali and Sam Curran eventually delivered that conclusion.
First, Bangladesh used left-arm spin at both ends before introducing Taskin Ahmed in the fifth over. He quickly touched Roy’s outside edge, but the ball sped through the open second slip area and out to the boundary. Though Taskin found his outside edge, which fell into the slip fielder’s hands, Philip Salt was not as fortunate. It was a solo performance.Roy continued to push the pace after that with timely boundaries.
Dawid Malan, who scored a century in the previous game, struggled to get going this time around as Roy scored most of their half-century stand’s points. Nevertheless, as Malan and James Vince went in quick succession, Bangladesh came back by taking two fast wickets to push the visitors back. As Buttler gradually found his rhythm. Roy moved up to 96 and then hit three figures off 104 balls by hitting Mehidy Hasan right down the ground for a six.
After scoring a hundred, Roy changed up his approach, hitting two boundaries off Shakib Al Hasan in one over before adding three more off Taskin in the very next over.over. He discovered the border five times in the course of eight deliveries, which caused fear in the home camp. But by trapping Roy right in front of him for 132, Bangladesh made a crucial breakthrough thanks to the consistently dependable Shakib. The wicket of Will Jacks by Taskin in the subsequent over then forced Bangladesh back into the match, giving Moeen and Buttler plenty of work to do in the remaining 10 overs.
As soon as Buttler reached fifty, he pulled a half-tracker off Shakib for a boundary to push up the score to 76. Then, he took on Mehidy for two consecutive sixes. Before Mehidy took a superb return catch to dash those dreams, he did appear to be on track to reach a century at that point. Mehidy nevertheless turned out to be pricey.On his final over, Moeen carried him around for a couple of sixes as well. The crucial cameo by Curran, who hit back-to-back sixes in the last over off Taskin after Moeen left the game for 42 with 14 balls remaining, allowed England to record an impressive 326 on a pitch that Tamim Iqbal had referred to as “tacky” before the toss.