Tamim Iqbal: “I thought the position we were in, we should have scored at least 30-35 more. It was a good wicket for spinners. We started well and lost three back-to-back wickets. This wicket 250 is gettable. We were going like that. The bowling unit bowled well, fielded well, and fought extremely well. Have to give it to Malan. We tried everything in our bowling option. Whenever the wicket was there, we kept catchers in. Proud of the bowlers for the way they bowled. Have to credit one man, Malan.”
Jos Buttler: “We are delighted to win. Spoke a lot about conditions before the match. These are tough conditions. Malan’s innings is an example for us of how to play on these wickets. There was plenty on the wicket for both spinners and pacers. We gave away too many extras and didn’t hit the lengths early. But dragged them back. There are plenty of areas to work on and improve. It’s about small partnerships on wickets like these.”
Dawid Malan, player of the match: “Spent a fair bit of time in Bangladesh, especially at this ground. Told Jos it would have been tough to chase if they’d have got 30-40 more. Don’t think you can knock the target with two down on this surface. We had a few 30-40 run partnerships and that helped wrest back the game. You know they have a lot of spins. Satisfying to get over the line, and handling pressure is part of the job. Rashid has got 10 FC hundreds, as he reminds everyone. He has got good technique.”
England vs Bangladesh Highlights today, Wednesday 1-3-2023. 1st ODI (D/N), England tour of Bangladesh, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Pitch and weather: The Shere Bangla National Stadium pitch is expected to assist spinners as usual, but the BPL’s knockout phase, a couple of weeks ago, saw plenty of runs scored here. The 12pm start time is to avoid heavy dew after sunset.
Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Phil Salt, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 James Vince, 5 Jos Buttler (capt, wk), 6 Will Jacks, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.
Bangladesh team: 1 Tamim Iqbal (capt), 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Taijul Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
Head to Head In Test’s: 21
England Won: 17
Bangladesh Won: 4
England Test Rankings: 4th
Bangladesh Test Rankings: 7th
(Last five matches; most recent first)
Match Timings: 6:00 AM GMT | 12:00 PM Local
Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpire – Sharfuddoula
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Gazi Sohel
Match number – ODI no. 4525