Strauss inspires England to crushing win over Bangladesh

LONDON, (Reuters) – England captain Andrew Strauss  struck a brilliant century to lead his team to a crushing  144-run victory over Bangladesh in the third one-day  international in Birmingham yesterday.

The touring side, buoyed by their first ever win over  England on Saturday, won the toss but Strauss smashed 154 to  lift the hosts to a huge total of 347 for seven and they bowled  out Bangladesh for 203 to clinch the series 2-1.

Strauss and Jonathan Trott, who made 110, shared a second-wicket stand of 250, England’s highest one-day  international partnership, and a sparkling unbeaten 45 off 16  balls by Ravi Bopara powered his side to their third largest  score in 50-over cricket.

Bangladesh went for their shots from the start but they lost  wickets at regular intervals and never threatened to get close  to their target.

Fast bowler Ajmal Shahzad removed dangerman Tamim Iqbal for  16 and only an eighth-wicket partnership of 56 between  Mahmudullah and Abdur Razzak took Bangladesh past 200.

Bopara was England’s most successful bowler with figures of  four for 38.


England won by 144 runs to win the three-match series 2-1.
England innings

A. Strauss c Shakib Al Hasan b Rubel Hossain                                                       154
C. Kieswetter b Mashrafe Mortaza                                                                                   0
J. Trott c Shakib Al Hasan b Mashrafe Mortaza                                                     110
L. Wright c Jahurul Islam b Mashrafe Mortaza                                                          0
P. Collingwood c Mohammad Ashraful b Rubel Hossain                                        8
E. Morgan c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam                                                                     1
R. Bopara not out                                                                                                                 45
T. Bresnan c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam 10 M. Yardy not out                         8
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 4, nb 2)                                                                                                11
Total (seven wickets; 50 overs)                                                                                  347
Did not bat: A. Shahzad, S. Broad
Fall of wickets: 1-1 2-251 3-251 4-272 5-280 6-283 7-297
Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 10-2-31-3 (w-2), Shafiul Islam 9-0-97-2 (nb-1), Rubel Hossain 9-0-61-2 (nb-1, w-1), Abdur Razzak 9-0-63-0, Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-75-0, Mahmudullah 3-0-15-0.

Bangladesh innings
Tamim Iqbal c Wright b Shahzad                                                                                   16
Imrul Kayes c Kieswetter b Shahzad                                                                              4
Junaid Siddique c Wright b Bresnan                                                                            25
Jahurul Islam c Strauss b Broad                                                                                   27
Shakib Al Hasan run out                                                                                                      6
Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Bopara                                                                              13
Mahmudullah lbw b Yardy                                                                                              42
Mashrafe Mortaza c Kieswetter b Bopara                                                                  14
Abdur Razzak c Bresnan b Bopara                                                                               27
Shafiul Islam b Bopara                                                                                                      16
Rubel Hossain not out                                                                                                          1
Extras (lb 3, w5, nb4)                                                                                                        12
Total (all out; 47 overs)                                                                                                203
Fall of wickets: 1-20 2-24 3-64 4-77 5-86 6-102 7-124 8-180 9-190 10-203
Bowling: Shahzad 4-1-24-2 (1nb), Bresnan 7-0-39-1, Broad 10-1-27-1 (2w), Wright 7-0-27-0 (1nb, 1w), Bopara 10-1-38-4 (2w), Trott 3-0-18-0 (1nb), Yardy 4-0-27-1.

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