Tredwell misses out as England wrap up ODI whitewash

Friday 5th March 2010

By Sam Dixon

Kent“s James Tredwell (pictured) was unfortunate to be left out as England swept aside Bangladesh in the third and final ODI in Chittagong to complete a series whitewash.

With England missing senior pace bowlers Stuart Broad and Ryan Sidebottom, coach Andy Flower opted to cover this by playing pace bowlers Liam Plunkett and Ajmal Shahzad, which meant Tredwell missed out as Graeme Swann was selected as the sole spinner.

England batted first and, after a sluggish first half of the innings, opener Craig Kieswetter pushed on in the latter stages to record his first ODI century before falling to Abdur Razzak for 107 off 123 balls. Further quick fire knocks from Eoin Morgan (36) and Luke Wright (32 not out) saw England post a competitive 284 for five after 103 runs were scored off the final nine overs.

The Bangladeshi reply got off the worse possible start when Shahzad dismissed danger man Tamim Iqbal third ball of the innings. Aftab Ahmed played his shots, in an enterprising 46, before he was run-out and Mushfiqur Rahim looked good for 40 until he mis-timed a sweep off Graeme Swann but nobody went on to play a similar knock to Kieswetter as the Tigers could only muster 239 for nine as England claimed a 45 run victory. Tim Bresnan was the pick of the England attack with ODI career best figures of four for 28.

Tredwell will be looking to regain his place as the tour now turns its attention to the longer form of the game. England take on Bangladesh A in a three-day game starting on Sunday; a warm-up for the first Test, which starts on March 12 in Chittagong.

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