Tredwell makes his ODI debut as England beat Bangladesh

Tuesday 2nd March 2010

By Sam Dixon

One Day International Series: England beat Bangladesh by two wickets
02 March 2010 at Mirpur

England won the toss and decided to field

Kent“s James Tredwell (pictured) made his long-awaited senior England debut and performed heroics with the bat – alongside man-of-the-match Eoin Morgan – as England scraped a two-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Mirpur.

Morgan made an imperious unbeaten 110 with Tredwell undefeated on two at the other end.

Batting first, Bangladesh scored 260-6 from their 50 overs and Tredwell was unlucky not to pick up a wicket as he had numerous leg before appeals turned down and a couple of catches fall just short of close-in fielders. However, the hosts struggled to get him away throughout his spell as the 28-year-old reeled ten overs off from one end and only a late slog dented impressive figures of 0-52. The Kent off-spinner was then called into action with the bat. Coming in at number ten he stuck around with Morgan as the pair saw off the final 32 runs to secure the series victory with seven balls to spare.

England captain Alastair Cook inserted Bangladesh after winning the toss, and the first wicket to fall was that of century hero from Sunday Tamim Iqbal as Cook pouched him off the bowling off Stuart Broad for 30. Aftab Ahmed soon followed; bowled by Tim Bresnan for four as the hosts were 56 for two off 11 overs.

A fine third-wicket stand of 90 was to follow between opener Imrul Kayes, who finally fell for 63 off the bowling of Graeme Swann, and wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim. Mahmudullah chipped in with 27 as Bangladesh kept wickets in-hand for a late onslaught. Bresnan returned to capture Rahim for a fine 76, before a late flurry of runs from Naeem Islam and debutant Suhrawadi Shuvo saw the Tigers up to 260 for six. Bresnan was the pick of the England bowlers taking three for 51 whereas Swann contributed with two for 52. Main strike bowler Stuart Broad was limited to bowling only six overs after back problems.

The England reply got off to a bad start when Craig Kieswetter fell second ball after being dropped the previous delivery. Cook though, in tandem with Kevin Pietersen batted positively and when the opening powerplay came to an end England were 53 for two after Abdur Razzak picked up the prize wicket of Pietersen for 18. Cook was unbeaten on 30 after striking six boundaries.

The Bangladeshi spinners soon got a stranglehold on the game and Razzak picked up his second wicket as he trapped Paul Collingwood in front for seven. Morgan joined Cook at the wicket and they soon got the innings going again as Morgan“s punchy play blunted the threat of spin. Cook reached his run-a-ball half-century in the 21st over but was then dismissed by opposing captain Shakib Al Hasan for 60 as he feathered a catch to Rahim behind the stumps. England were in trouble at 113 for four at the halfway point of the chase.

Matt Prior and Morgan set about getting the target down and their half-century stand came up in sixty balls as the run rate crept above six per-over with England requiring 94 runs to win off the final 15 overs. They did however still have one powerplay remaining. Morgan soon reached his own fifty off 63 balls and the boundaries began to flow as the duo swept the Bangladeshi spinners effectively to pull the required run-rate to below six before Razzak returned to take out Prior, leg before for 42. The equation was that England required 61 runs off the final ten overs with five wickets in-hand to take an unassailable lead in the three-match series.

Luke Wright was bowled for seven and Bresnan soon followed for a duck as it became obvious that Morgan would have to be the man to lead England to victory; however they still needed 35 off the final five powerplay overs. Shakib then struck for a third time to dismiss Swann, bringing Tredwell to the crease, Bangladesh were suddenly slight favourites. The Kent –man had other ideas though as he kept his end up as Morgan went for his shots, the equation was now down to 16 required off the final 12 deliveries – the Irishman only needed six. The Middlesex-man smashed the first ball of the penultimate over for four and then brought up his brilliant hundred the very next ball with a scampered two. Another cover-drive off the fourth ball flew to the boundary and then he completed the two-wicket victory with a clipped six over square leg. Morgan finished unbeaten on a wonderful 110 not out from 104 balls as he became the first player to make an ODI hundred for two different nations, Tredwell played his part at the other end, unbeaten on two from seven deliveries as the pair put on 32 for the ninth wicket.

Bangladesh Innings
260 for 6 (50.0 overs)
Rahim 76, Kayes 63, Iqbal 30
Bresnan 3-51, Swann 2-52, Tredwell 0-52

England Innings
261 for 8 (48.5 overs)
Morgan 110 not out, Cook 60, Prior 42
Shakib 3-32, Razzak 3-52, Mahmudullah 1-30

Bangladesh: Iqbal, Kayes, Aftab Ahmed, Rahim (W), Shakib (C), Mahmudullah, Naeem, Shuvo, Razzak, Shafiul, Hossain

England: Cook (C), Kieswetter, Pietersen, Collingwood, E Morgan, L Wright, Prior (W), Bresnan, Swann, Tredwell, Broad

Umpires: Nadir Shah, R J Tucker, J J Crowe, Sharfuddoula Shahid

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