Tredwell helps England to Bangladesh victory at Trent Bridge

Wednesday 7th July 2010

Kent spinner James Tredwell (pictured)helped England to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Bangladesh under the lights at Trent Bridge.

The 28 year-old bowled three overs for 18 runs as the home side restricted the Tigers to 250 for nine from their 50 overs. Raqibul Hasan’s 76 was the mainstay of the innings but England never let them get away as Jimmy Anderson (3-74) and two wickets apiece for Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad meant Bangladesh posted a solid yet unspectacular target.

England captain Andrew Strauss fired the run-chase from the off. His 37-ball fifty put the home side ahead of the required rate. Once he was run-out, Ian Bell stepped up. His composed 84 not-out – with the help of contributions from Craig Kieswetter (32), Paul Collingwood (33) and Eoin Morgan (23) – saw England cruise to victory with 29 balls remaining.

The two sides meet again on Saturday in Bristol where Tredwell will again look to impose himself on the series.

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