England Win Final Warm-Up Game In Fatullah

England Win Final Warm-Up Game In Fatullah
England Win Final Warm-Up Game In Fatullah
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England XI 155-3 (Prior 64no, Cook 52) beat
BCB XI 151-8 (Alauddin Babu 43no) by seven wickets
Tour game, Fatullah

England completed a comfortable seven-wicket win over a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI to make it two warm-up successes out of two ahead of their One-Day International series which begins on Sunday (28th February).

Ryan Sidebottom, Tim Bresnan and James Tredwell all took two wickets as the BCB XI were restricted to 151 for eight in 37 overs and half-centuries from Alastair Cook and Matthew Prior ensured England got home in 25 overs.

Ajmal Shahzad and Liam Plunkett also picked up a wicket as England left the BCB XI in big trouble at 80 for seven before 43 from Alauddin Babu and 35 from Tanvir Haider got them past the 150-mark.

Mashrafe Mortaza made his comeback after nine months out of the game with knee problems, but he registered a three-ball duck, becoming Tredwell's second wicket.

In reply, captain Cook led by example, scoring 52 before retiring, and Prior scored an unbeaten 64 in 56 balls after Kevin Pietersen, who opened alongside Cook, fell for just six, Babu dismissing him just as he had in England's opening tour game.

Eoin Morgan was the other man to fall and Luke Wright was unbeaten on 20.

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