England Clinch Series

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England clinch series with four wicket win

England relied on a solid all round performance to beat Bangladesh by four wickets with 13 balls to spare breaking the one all tie in the series in the third and final ODI at Chittagong earlier today.

Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes gave the home side a solid but cautious start with an opening partnership of 80 before Kayes was caught by substitute fielder Dawson off the bowling of Ben Stokes in the 19th over for 46 containing four fours and one six. Iqbal followed three overs later for 45 which included five boundaries. Sabbir Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim combined for a 54 run partnership to stabilise the innings. Rahman became Adil Rashid third victim one short of his fifty scored from 46 balls including five fours.Mushfiqur lost two partners before he was joined by Mosaddek Hossain, together the enjoyed the most valuable stand of the innings worth 85 runs without losing another wicket. Mushy led the way with an unbeaten 67 from 62 balls studded with four boundaries and a solitary six he was well supported by Hossain with 38 not out containing fours fours allowing Bangladesh to reach a respectable 277/6.

Rashid was the leading wicket take,r grabbing four for 43 from 10 overs.

James Vince and Sam Billings provided a decent platform of 63 when in the 12th over Vince was trapped in front by Nasir Hossain. Ben Duckett and Billings added 64 before Billings was caught by Kayes off the bowling of Mosaddek Hossain for 62 containing four boundaries and one six in the 25th over.

Man of the series Ben Stokes would be the other major contributor scoring an unbeaten 47 from 48 balls with two sixes and a four he was provided with the necessary assistance from a combination of skipper Jos Butler and Chris Woakes a the visitors cruised to the series clinching win for tghe same six wickets.

While it was a hard fought series Bangladesh have only themselves to blame losing game one from a commanding position of 271/4 chasing 309 with 8.3 overs remaining.

They now move into the two test series starting at this same location next Thursday.    

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