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  • 10:05 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 288 in 47 overs. Mosharraf Hossain 1: Jake Ball has been excellent this game with this being his debut. At this point, wides are being given way when the game is just supposed to be wrapped up. That’s fifer for Jake Ball. First one to get this on debut. What a way to bring his debut for the national side. So England win by margin of 21 runs.

  • 9:57 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 283/9 in 45 overs. Mosharraf Hossain 4, Taskin Ahmed 0: So Bangladesh are reaching the end of their story and Shafiul Islam is run out by Adil Rashid. Buttler will be happy with this effort. Taskin Ahmed is back into strike this time. Cannot take any chances here or else the wicket will be gone and England will be claimed winners. They are trying go big but the pitch is slow and is not supporting these batsmen enough.

  • 9:49 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 280/8 in 44.1 overs. Mosharraf Hossain 1: It went past Mosharraf height the ball. Imagine he as tall and that is the bouncer’s effect from Jake Ball. Kayes is still standing tall. Back-to-back wides from England’s debutant here. That was a cheeky shot. Is Buttler ready to handle defeat being the captain for first time or will it be his first victory here? There is review here for a wicket Mosharraf is on strike. Kayes is still safe, wondering how he watching all the wickets fall. And Kayes has gone this time. Mosharraf is standing tall. (Quite literally).

  • 9:40 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 274/7 in 43 overs. Imrul Kayes 110, Mosharraf Hossain 0: Skipper has made his presence felt n the crease along with Kayes. Now it is time for Kayes to pull his sleeves and go all out. Spinners come back and Rashid gets his wicket as well. Mortaza goes and now comes Mosharraf Hosain is back and he is batting after 8 years maybe.

  • 9:31 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 271/5 in 42.3 overs. Imrul Kayes 108 : That sound and that boundary, Jake Ball is taken for a ride as well after bowling splendidly. Shakib is on fire for sure as the commentators are saying. The picture here does not look good, crams for these players at this stage. Just few runs away from victory. Ah, well he has got his energy now and this do the trick for Shakib. At one point the game belonged to England and now it is all for Bangladesh. Oh, does that hurt at this stage. Jake Ball gets the wicket.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 265/4 in 41 overs. Imrul Kayes 108, Shakib Al-Hasan 73: As soon as the over begins, Shakib goes all out for a boundary. He is loving to do that by now. Buttler’s various combinations seems to fail. Bangladesh can do with these twos and ones at the moment. They are playing as this is our ground and we rule here.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 256/4 in 40 overs. Imrul Kayes 107, Shakib Al-Hasan 65: Jake Ball can bring some success maybe? Nothing as of now. There was a chance of wicket but that has been missed out. But good, they are restricting Bangladesh as they wanted to if they cannot get any wickets. Nail biting this game is turning to be.

  • 9:15 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 253/4 in 39 overs. Imrul Kayes 106, Shakib Al-Hasan 64: Woakes finally. England have some hope. But no, Shakib is on run spree. Kayes has taken a backfoot with Shakib taking care of everything. He might reach his century as well at this pace I am sure. Bangladesh crowd has gone crazy than ever.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 239/4 in 38 overs. Imrul Kayes 106, Shakib Al-Hasan 51: A spinner takes another spinner for a ride eh? Shakib is also reaching his fifty. And there it is a supportive role and now fifty for him as well. These two can take Bangladesh to victory. Kayes has tonned down after his century.

  • 9:06 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 226/4 in 37 overs. Imrul Kayes 105, Shakib Al-Hasan 39: Kayes gets his century and what a way to bring to rescue his side. Shakib has been the perfect partner already. Bangladesh need just 90 to win. Looks like they will chase it. The crowd has come alive with just overthrow and slip ups. Bangladesh are just bothered about the injuries and here Jason Roy is injured looks like. Well, Kayes got his century after 6 years btw! That’s way toooo long. His highest score as well. Liam Dawson has come in place of Roy. England in trouble.

  • 8:59 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 214/4 in 36 overs. Imrul Kayes 98, Shakib Al-Hasan 34: Shakib is racing towards his half-century more than Kayes for his century. They are surely aiming to achieve their target easily.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 202/4 in 34 overs. Imrul Kayes 94, Shakib Al-Hasan 27: This partnership is heading for fifty now. While Kayes is itching to get his century. That is 200 for Bangladesh. Shakib has been the perfect support at the time of needs for Kayes after so many wickets down.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 188/4 in 31 overs. Imrul Kayes 88, Shakib Al-Hasan 19: The crowd is going head over heels for Kayes century already. Shakib is also tagging along with some boundaries and Bangladesh need this.

  • 8:30 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 170/4 in 29 overs. Imrul Kayes 81, Shakib Al-Hasan 12: Stokes comes back into attack. Just three runs so far from Moeen and Stokes is going good. He needs to get a wicket to make his day. Shakib is going steady along with Kayes. Will he even getb his century if he goes at this pace?

  • 8:19 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 160/4 in 27 overs. Imrul Kayes 73, Shakib Al-Hasan 7: Rahim started with boundary and ended up with nine runs from that over of Moeen Ali. Kayes is once again aiming for century. Meanwhile, Mushfiqur goes for 12 and silence is the crowd. Adil Rashid strikes. There you go, the star Shakib enters. He can go big as well. One needs to be careful while bowling to Shakib. He begun with a boundary and might just end up with one.

  • 8:11 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 144/3 in 25 overs. Imrul Kayes 70, Mushfiqur Rahim 6: Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have done an excellent job with limiting Bangladesh in terms of runs. Bangladesh need to cheer for more runs and these two can go big as witnessed in practice match.

  • 8:05 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 135/3 in 23 overs. Imrul Kayes 66, Mushfiqur Rahim 1: Lot of cheer for Bangladesh now especially Imrul Kayes who comes in place of Soumya Sarkar. Even spinners have not done their bit this time. England look in trouble. And a wicket for Rashid and out goes Mahmudullah. Imrul Kayes remains. Now enters Mushfiqur Rahim their main man who can go big with the shots. First it was Rahim and now Buttler is shouting near the stump mic.

  • 7:55 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 123/2 in 21 overs. Imrul Kayes 59, Mahmudullah 22: Remember ‘Moeen, Moeen, Moeen’. Well, he is here. No luck with a wicket but Kayes and Mahnmudullah are already settled. Mahmadullah is off the mark on Rashid’s ball for boundary. England were so good with their fielding now now we can see this sudden sloppiness around. Meanwhile, some words of appreciation for Buttler:

  • 7:47 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 110/2 in 19 overs. Imrul Kayes 56, Mahmudullah 12: Fifty up for Kayes. This guy proves to be surprise package everytime he plays against he comes up with fifties and centuries. Spinners come into attack. Probably they could bring some luck. It is already 100 up for Bangladesh. Intelligent shot from Mahmudullah.

    Piers Morgan had his say on this match as well:

  • 7:38 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 91/2 in 17 overs. Imrul Kayes 48, Mahmudullah 3: Stokes comes into attack once again. This is turning to be maiden over for England. Mahmudullah needs to take lessons from Kayes and get runs. These direct hits are hitting the umpire for sure every time.

  • 7:29 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 89/2 in 16 overs. Imrul Kayes 48, Mahmudullah 2: So Kayes and Mahmudullah were going for singles and direct hit but Kayes is all safe with that excellent dive. The crowd became alive after Kayes was declared not out. Ball is going perfect with his length.

  • 7:25 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 87/2 in 15 overs. Imrul Kayes 47, Mahmudullah 1: Mahmudullah is the new man here. Kayes needs to bring those big shots for Bangladesh. Bangladesh have their big men Shakib and Rahim yet to bat. Meanwhile, what it is to be Buttler in Bangladesh:

  • 7:18 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 82/2 in 14 overs. Imrul Kayes 43: There you go Bairstow does not look good. Rahman is in good control with the ball and started with a boundary. Bangladesh don’t care if someone is not well and boundaries keep coming. The crowd needs to cheer and that wicket, wow! Willey’s athletic skills comes into place. Rahman has to go.

  • 7:13 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 71/1 in 13 overs. Imrul Kayes 36, Sabbir Rahman 14: Stokes into attack. After that splendid century, England could only hope that he does not leak runs. Oh, but guess what he just did with a boundary. Rashid is back on the crease so Billing goes back. That flick was just enough for Rahman to get his boundary.

  • 7:08 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 61/1 in 12 overs. Imrul Kayes 31, Sabbir Rahman 9: Some words of praise for Jake Ball. Bangladesh cannot afford to lose more wickets here at this point. Huge total and lots at stake for for both teams. Ball has done well with the ‘ball’. Please, excuse the puns some excitement in this boring match.

  • 7:05 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 57/1 in 11 overs. Imrul Kayes 30, Sabbir Rahman 6: Some tight fielding in place and Kayes has no harm in playing those boundaries. What a way to get them in place. Woakes is sweating it out but no mercy on him.

  • 7:00 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 50/1 in 10 overs. Imrul Kayes 25, Sabbir Rahman 4: So that is first wicket for England and debutant gets his first wicket. Comfortable catch of Tamim and he did look uncomfortable today. However, Kayes is on the crease. Now enters Sabbir Rahman. And guess what Sabbir is off the mark with boundary.

  • 6:56 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 45/0 in 9 overs. Tamim Iqbal 16, Imrul Kayes 25: Some cheer that is from this Bangladeshi crowd on a Friday evening. They want more that is to be mentioned. Tamim on the other hand look to be slow. Good start for Bangladesh here.

  • 6:49 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 42/0 in 8 overs. Tamim Iqbal 15, Imrul Kayes 22: Kayes is on roll again with yet another powerful SIX. Tamim has to fire up. Willey is also being smashed apart from Woakes. Kayes already scored a century in practice and look at beautiful boundary. Just adds icing on the cake.

  • 6:45 PM IST

    LIVE: Bangladesh 28/0 in 7 overs. Tamim Iqbal 8, Imrul Kayes 16: Bouncers coming from Woakes and so high they are turning out be wide for England. Spinners are yet to come let’s see where do Bangladesh land after that.

England and Bangladesh are playing their 1st ODI of three-ODIs © Getty Images
England and Bangladesh are playing their 1st ODI of three-ODIs © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of England tour of Bangladesh 2016-17. This is the first One-Day International (ODI) and will pretty much set the tone for the series. Here you will get all the live updates of the match. It is scheduled to be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. It is a fresh start to a series which at one stage was under the cloud after England pondering a back out. But they have shown the commitment to play at all cost by sending their team for the short tour. Bangladesh will have the home side advantage while England will be banking on their new-found confidence in limited-overs cricket. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs England, 1st ODI at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka.

The conclusion of Bangladesh – Afghanistan bilateral One-Day International (ODI) series, which was a livewire with a close result of 2-1 going in favour of the hosts, brings the focus now on Bangladesh – England series, which starts with the first ODI on Friday. The tour will see these two sides meet in 3 ODIs and 2 Tests played across Mirpur and Chittagong. The series has been in the news for all the wrong reasons thus far, with being under the cloud of being cancelled at one point. But finally, cricket seems to have emerged the winner as the fans will get to see an exciting series. Their home team has been unbeaten in the ODI format at home in past one year and England will have an uphill task ahead of them.

The tour started with a warm up one-day tour game on October 4 between the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) select XI and the England XI, which the latter one. In the absence of their limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and opener Alex Hales, the team did exceedingly well to win by a thumping margin. Morgan’s absence has meant England will go into the series under a new captain in Jos Buttler. Besides, the team is also laced with some young, exciting talents in opener Haseeb Hameed and batsman Ben Duckett, who have been added to the squad for the first time. Both have had a terrific last season and it was only apt they got this chance in the Test side.

All-rounder Zafar Ansari, who had earlier been picked for the UAE trip to meet Pakistan but was ruled out before the tour started due to a last minute injury, has also been picked for the Test team. Pacer Jake Ball and veteran spinner Gareth Batty, 38, have also been added. But this is about the Tests which shall come later. Let’s talk about the ODIs first.

The new-look yet confident English side and powerhouse at home Bangladesh will meet in first two ODIs at Mirpur on October 7 and 9 and in the third and final one in Chittagong on October 12. All these games will be day-night fixtures. A few players who will be under the spotlight include Buttler Moeen Ali, Johnny Bairstow, Sam Billings, and Jason Roy from England and Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed from Bangladesh.

Tamim had a fantastic series against Afghanistan, where he was also the Man-of-the-Series. He will look to continue with his good run. Sarkar had a poor run and he will look to make amends. Kayes, who is coming at the back of a hundred against England XI in the tour game, will also look to cement his place in the side. There’s another young guy Mosaddek Hossain, just 20, who had a terrific debut in a losing cause against Afghanistan. He has shown he will be the one to watch out for in future.

England will bank heavily on skipper Buttler, who won them the warm-up tie. Also eyes will be on Roy, Billings and the powerful batting line-up. All in all, it promises to be an exciting series. Here’s a look at the full squads.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Al-Amin Hossain, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mosharraf Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.
England: Jos Buttler (c&wk), Moeen Ali, Johnny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes.