Raqibul And Siddique Steer Bangladesh To Useful Total
Bangladesh 250-9 (Raqibul Hasan 76, Junaid Siddique 51) v England
First One-Day International, Trent Bridge
Raqibul Hasan and Junaid Siddique scored fluent half-centuries to guide Bangladesh to a score of 250 for nine in the first One-Day International against England at Trent Bridge.
Raqibul, back in the side after ending a short-lived retirement, scored 76 in 95 balls and Siddique made 51 in 70 balls as Bangladesh asked England to chase a stiff target under lights.
After they won the toss and chose to bat first, their innings got off to a flyer as Tamim Iqbal took both James Anderson and Tim Bresnan for consecutive fours from their opening overs on his way to 28 in 22 balls before he was trapped in front by Stuart Broad as he tried to cut.
Imrul Kayes then drilled Anderson into the hands of Morgan at short cover before left-hander Siddique and right-hander Raqibul combined to add 66 for third wicket, which came when Siddique was trapped in front by left-arm spinner Michael Yardy.
Shakib Al Hasan made a swift 20 before he was well held by Anderson at cover as he attempted to slap Broad for a third boundary and Mushfiqur Rahim swung two huge sixes into the stands before he hold out in the deep.
Mahmudullah was trapped in front for four and after suffering with cramp, Raqibul was run out following a mix-up involving Shakib, his runner, and new batsman Faisal Hossain.
Reinstated captain Mashrafe Mortaza hammered one four but perished, caught in the deep by the recalled Ian Bell, for five as he tried a repeat as wickets tumbled in the last five overs, for which Bangladesh had opted to take their batting Power Play.
Hossain was unbeaten on eight when Abdur Razzak (3) was bowled by Bresnan from the final delivery of the innings.
Anderson finished with figures of three for 74, Broad two for 43 and Bresnan two for 42.
England also handed a recall to James Tredwell after opting to rest Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann for the series.
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