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  • 6:22 PM IST

    ENG XI 313/6, Jos Buttler 80, Chris Woakes 0: Some great fifties for Buttler and Moeen Ali hands over a spectacular win to England XI. Ali was dismissed for 70 while Buttler continued his game plan and what a way to bring those fifties from these fire cracking batsmen. When they get along, Bangladesh surely can expect some fireworks. This seemed like a cake walk for England. They have chased 300 totals against Sri Lanka and this victory will play a very important role. Woakes did not have much to do basically. So commendable job from the English men.

  • 5:36 PM IST

    ENG XI 216/5, Jos Buttler 29, Moeen Ali 26: And that is 200 up for England. Is this match slowly moving towards England now? Another 95 runs needed in 15 overs, does not seem impossible. Buttler and Ali can bring the difference.

  • 5:11 PM IST

    ENG XI 172/5, Jos Buttler 12, Moeen Ali 1: These two have convered it up well for the loss of wickets. Buttler has worn the cape of batsmen from skipper and Stokes surely knows how to handle pressure. And while talking he falls. That brings us to this :

  • 4:51 PM IST

    ENG XI 146/4, Ben Stokes 15, Jos Buttler 1: Both the ‘Bens’ were on crease and Bangladesh have made their work easier with one of them being dismissed for 29. Stokes is still on the crease, that is news! How can we forget the captain, Jos Buttler has made his way.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    ENG XI 128/3, Ben Duckett 27, Ben Stokes 0: Another wicket for Bangladesh, what now? England should declare that they have lost the match. But cannot underestimate Moeen Ali. Oh, look who is here, Ben Stokes!

    Meanwhile, people are waiting to see Taskin Ahmed back in the game.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    If anyone had no idea, the squad for 2 ODIs has been announced:

  • 4:17 PM IST

    Meanwhile, people are waiting for streaming of the match. Why you no show any telecast of such an interesting match?!

  • 4:12 PM IST

    ENG XI 112/2, Ben Duckett 15, Jonny Bairstow 8: BCB Select XI are throwing maiden overs on England XI, where the latter conceded too many runs later. Bairstow has got just a single boundary to his side yet. Good news Bangladeshi, you guys are almost on the verge of winning here Bangladesh.

  • 3:54 PM IST

    ENG XI 102/2, Ben Duckett 11, Jonny Bairstow 2: Vince might reach to ‘Venice’ at this stage. Ok, that was totally uncalled for. Vince is approaching his fifty here. Good start for England now with this fifty, a competition with Bangladesh is it? Another wicket for Bangladesh, Vince misses his half-century. Bangladesh proving, only they have the right to score fifties and centuries in their home soil, eh? that’s 100 for England XI.

  • 3:37 PM IST

    ENG XI 80/1, James Vince 35, Ben Duckett 6: Getting the biggest wicket of Roy- check. Bangladesh are still hung over their winning spress against Afghanistan I guess. As for Vince, he is going in the right pace. Ebadat Hossain (Another Hossain in the league), you beauty!

  • 3:17 PM IST

    ENG XI 41/0, Jason Roy 10, James Vince 27: Roy is off the mark with his innings and has played an excellent game so far. C’mon it is Roy after all who has hit the big one. James Vince is going in the right way with his innings. If they continue, then Bangladesh are surely in for fireworks.

  • 2:10 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 309/9, Sunzamal Islam 4: I guess the death overs were not Bangladesh cup of game. They were aiming for 300-run mark and thats that for them. The wickets are falling that the wrong time for England. Did the visitors think this was the beginning of the match? Nurul Hasan has also been dismissed. And that sets the target for England of 310.

  • 1:46 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 297/7, Nurul Hasan 6, Sunzamal Islam 1: After fine innings by Al-Amin, Willey strikes and gets another wicket. England want to restrict Bangladesh well within 300-run mark. Sunzamul Islam has come into attack. Btw just three runs away fro 300-run mark for Bangladesh XI.

  • 1:34 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 284/6, Al-Amin 2, Nurul Hasan 1: Another wicket down, with Nasir Hossain gone for 46 without completing his fifty. Al-Amin is the new man, no not Al-Amin Hossain but other Al-Amin. All countries are falling under the category of Sri Lanka with similar names.

  • 1:20 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 270/4, Nasir Hossain 41, Shuvagata Hom 5: The game scenario is such that Rahim has soared his fifty and guess who changed his fortunes, it is none other than the bullied Ben Stokes. In contrast, Nasir is reaching his fifty as well. Shuvagata Hom is the new man. So why Hom?

    Well with Rahim getting out, does anyone remember this?

  • 1:07 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 260/3, Mushfiqur Rahim 51, Nasir Hossain 36: There you go. Another feather in the cap for Bangladesh as Mushfiqur Rahim gets his fifty as well. This is some class batting from Bangladesh and thei batting is going all out against England’s helpless bowlers. Already some tick marks being made for the final first ODI selection I guess.

    In true sense, welcome to Bangladesh, England!

  • 12:54 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 242/3, Mushfiqur Rahim 44, Nasir Hossain 25: One can absolutely feel for Adil Rashid that he has conceded alsmost 72 runs so far. Not what the Bangladeshi were expecting. Thanks to them, Kayes achieved his century while Rahim has almost got his half-century.

    Meanwhile, here is what others have to say Soumya Sarkar and his recent performance.

  • 12:45 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 235/3, Mushfiqur Rahim 40, Nasir Hossain 22: Rahim is racing towards his fifty as well. Bangladesh will be happy to reach the 250-run mark already and they have another 14 overs to go. If this pair continues, 300 is surely on the cards. Of course, with Jason Roy on the England side, Bangladesh will have to fire up.

  • 12:38 PM IST

    Well you can feel for Ben Stokes after all this :

  • 12:36 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 221/3, Mushfiqur Rahim 34, Nasir Hossain 14: Bangladesh have lost a very crucial wicket of Imrul Kayes who was driving force. Half the runs came from this man. Mushfiqur needs to go all out if Bangladesh needs to post a high game total on board. Bangladesh have taken the spinners for a roll.

  • 12:03 PM IST

    BCB Select XI 171/2, Imrul Kyes 104, Mushfiqur Rahim 19: So if a wicket falls, it turns to be a motivation for Kyes. From fifty he has moved to get his first century for this tour. England are just leaking away runs with the way it is moving. Mushfiqur is the new man in the crease after Nazmul was dismissed. A good partnership was in place but could not go for longer time.

  • 11:25 AM IST

    BCB Select XI 95/1, Imrul Kyes 56, Nazmul Hossain 29: After losing a wicket, BCB have not lost their morale and Kyes has already got a fifty to his name in this tour. Nazmul Hossain is moving on slow pace but is racing towards his fifty as well. Bangladesh needed this momentum against England who had stupendous year this time.

  • 10:28 AM IST

    BCB Select XI 35/1, Imrul Kyes 26: BCB XI are off to flying start with consecutive boundaries. They have already started getting the better of England. Sarkar and Kyes are the opening pair who started the innings for BCB. Chris Woakes was bang on with this bowling however, Willey was sloppy and was smashed for boundaries back-to-back. Kyes had no mercy on the English men. However, Sarkar once again fails to perform and finds his way back. Woakes gets the first wicket and now enters Nazmul Hossain.

  • 10:18 AM IST

    England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, James Vince, Ben Duckett, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk & c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid

  • 9:45 AM IST

    BCB Select XI win toss and elect to bat

Bangladesh will want to continue their winning momentum against England © Getty Images
Bangladesh will want to continue their winning momentum against England © Getty Images

Hello and Welcome to the Cricket Country’s live match coverage of the two-day practice match between BCB Select XI and England XI. Bangladesh are coming with fresh approach in this series after their victory against Afghanistan recently while England had an equally good run winning against Sri Lanka and England. Visitors are slightly at an advantage as they have been at the top be it Tests or One-Day International (ODIs). Meanwhile, Bangladesh have been excellent in Twenty20 International (T20I) and ODI cricket as per the recently concluded series and Asia Cup T20 2016.

The full-fledged 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, and with the focus finally shifting on cricket, the fans will get to see an exciting series, as their home team has been unbeaten in the ODI format at home in past one year.

The tour, which is finally happening, was once under the cloud of uncertainty. In July this year, a terrorist attack in Dhaka led to 20 people being killed by Islamist militants. Immediately after the attack, England’s proposed winter tour to the country was put on hold. It is notable here that last year, Australia had cancelled their tour to Bangladesh. They were scheduled to play a tour match in Fatullah followed by two Tests in Chittagong and Dhaka. ALSO READ: BAN vs ENG: Jos Buttler calls for focus on cricket

England, however, decided to tour Bangladesh after the board and government and officials reportedly gave repeated assurances of tight security arrangements. But this was not over here, as the real drama unfolded after the decision to go ahead with the tour. England’s limited-over skipper Eoin Morgan along with their opening batsmen Alex Hales decided to step out of the tour and Jos Buttler was named the stand-in captain for ODI series. Recently, pacer James Anderson was ruled out of the series due to persistent shoulder injury.

Both have had a terrific last season and it was only apt they got this chance in the Test side. Pacer Jake Ball has been picked while veteran spinner Gareth Batty, 38, will be making a shocking comeback. Bangladesh also have good and budding side but the cloud on Mashrafe Mortaza’s inclusion in the side remains a question mark as he might miss out on this match due to injury. ALSO READ: BAN vs ENG: Pacer Al-Amin Hossain called back for 2 ODI

All the games will be day-night fixtures. The ODI series will be followed by 2 two-day tour games in Chittagong and then the first Test in the same city from October 20-24. The second and final Test will be played in Mirpur from October 28 to November 1. Though Bangladesh have been a force to reckon with at home in ODIs, facing England in Tests is going to be a tough challenge for them.


BCB Select XI: Alauddin Babu, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain, Imrul Kayes (wk), Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mohammad Manik, Nasir Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan (c), Shuvagata Hom, Soumya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam

England XI: Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood