Bangladesh get first England win

Underdogs secure first one-day international victory over hosts by five runs.

    Wicketkeeper Jahurul Islam celebrates taking the final catch [GALLO/GETTY]

    Bangladesh scored their first one-day victory over England in on Saturday when they defeated the hosts by five runs to spark delight among their long-suffering fans in Bristol.

    After a valiant 94, Jonathan Trott, the last man to fall, was caught behind off a slower ball from Bangladesh seamer Shafiul Islam to send the Bangladesh team wild.

    "Trott was aiming for a big shot so I thought if I aim for a slower one he could miss it," Shafiul said.

    Bangladesh made 236-7 before England were skittled for 231.

    The win in the second one-day international of the series was their first in that format. They have yet to beat England in a Test match.

    The drama was intensified when Ian Bell, who scored an unbeaten 84 to take England to victory in the opening one-day match, hobbled on to a hero's welcome as the last batsman after fracturing a bone in his left foot while fielding.

    "Hats off to him, we really appreciate this kind of effort," added Shafiul.

    The win was also Bangladesh's first international victory of the year, adding to captain Mashrafe Mortaza's delight.

    "I tell the boys to stay positive whatever happens," he said.

    Bangladesh's innings was headed by Imrul Kayes with 76, although once again the side faltered when nicely set at 148 for two shortly before the 30-over mark and hobbled to 236 for seven.

    Jahurul Islam gave able support with 40 while Mortaza added a late 22 to his side's meagre total.

    However it still proved too much for England, who never really built up any momentum.

    The Twenty20 world champions were not helped by Bell's injury in the Bangladesh innings, and only captain Andrew Strauss (33) and fellow opener Craig Kieswetter (20) got a start.

    Stuart Broad opened his shoulders at the end for a dashing 21 but paid the price for being too daring when he was caught in the gully.

    Strauss had no excuses and preferred to laud the efforts of the underdogs.

    "I think they're very hungry to prove their place," he said.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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