Friday 5 March 2010 

Kieswetter Century Sets Up England Clean Sweep

Kieswetter Century Sets Up England Clean Sweep
Kieswetter Century Sets Up England Clean Sweep
© REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

England 284-5 (Kieswetter 107) beat
Bangladesh 239-9 (Bresnan 4-28) by 45 runs
Third One-Day International, Chittagong

Craig Kieswetter scored his maiden international century to help set up a convincing 45-run win for England over Bangladesh which enabled them to complete a 3-0 series sweep in Chittagong.

Kieswetter's 107 dominated England's innings of 284 for five and Tim Bresnan then returned four wickets as Bangladesh closed on 239 for nine in reply.

After falling cheaply in the first two matches, Kieswetter justified his inclusion by hitting nine fours and three sixes in a 123-ball innings and his effort held England together as no other batsman could reach a half-century.

Paul Collingwood (36), Alastair Cook (32) and Kevin Pietersen (22) all got starts, supporting Kieswetter before Eoin Morgan hit a quick 36 and Luke Wright hammered 32 in 13 balls at the death to boost England's score.

Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak took two wickets, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan and Suhrawadi Shuvo one apiece, the latter taking his maiden international wicket when he had Collingwood caught by Razzak.

In reply, a number of Bangladesh batsman made starts, but none could go on as Kieswetter had, England keeping the runs in check by taking regular wickets.

Bresnan dismissed Imrul Kayes (17), Mahmudullah (33), Shuvo (11) and Islam (0) as Bangladesh seldom looked like challenging England's score.

Aftab Ahmed made 46 and Mushfiqur Rahim 40, putting on 56 for the fourth wicket and Shakib made 38 in as many balls, but they failed to put any substantial partnership together as Bresnan picked up four for 28 and spinners Graeme Swann (2-38) and Kevin Pietersen (1-36) put the brakes on.

Ajmal Shahzad marked his ODI debut with the wicket of Tamim Iqbal for a third-ball duck.

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