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Strauss leads England to big win over Bangladesh

July 13, 2010 00:12 IST

England captain Andrew Strauss struck a brilliant century to lead his team to a crushing 144-run victory over Bangladesh in the third one-day international in Birmingham on Monday.

The touring side, buoyed by their first ever win over England on Saturday, won the toss but Strauss smashed 154 to lift the hosts to a huge total of 347 for seven and they bowled out Bangladesh for 203 to clinch the series 2-1.

Strauss and Jonathan Trott, who made 110, shared a second-wicket stand of 250, England's highest one-day international partnership, and a sparkling unbeaten 45 off 16 balls by Ravi Bopara powered his side to their third largest score in 50-over cricket.

Bangladesh went for their shots from the start but they lost wickets at regular intervals and never threatened to get close to their target.

Fast bowler Ajmal Shahzad removed dangerman Tamim Iqbal for 16 and only an eighth-wicket partnership of 56 between Mahmudullah and Abdur Razzak took Bangladesh past 200.

Bopara was England's most successful bowler with figures of four for 38.

Scorecard

England
 A. Strauss c Shakib Al Hasan b Rubel Hossain 154
 C. Kieswetter b Mashrafe Mortaza 0
 J. Trott c Shakib Al Hasan b Mashrafe Mortaza 110
 L. Wright c Jahurul Islam b Mashrafe Mortaza 0
 P. Collingwood c Mohammad Ashraful b Rubel Hossain 8
 E. Morgan c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam 1
 R. Bopara not out 45
 T. Bresnan c Tamim Iqbal b Shafiul Islam 10
 M. Yardy not out 8
 Extras: (b 1, lb 4, w 4, nb 2) 11
 Total: (seven wickets; 50 overs) 347

Did not bat: A. Shahzad, S. Broad

Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-251, 3-251, 4-272, 5-280, 6-283, 7-297

Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 10-2-31-3 (w-2), Shafiul Islam 9-0-97-2 (nb-1), Rubel Hossain 9-0-61-2 (nb-1, w-1), Abdur Razzak 9-0-63-0, Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-75-0, Mahmudullah 3-0-15-0.

Bangladesh:
 Tamim Iqbal c Wright b Shahzad 16
 Imrul Kayes c Kieswetter b Shahzad 4
 Junaid Siddique c Wright b Bresnan 25
 Jahurul Islam c Strauss b Broad 27
 Shakib Al Hasan run out 6
 Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Bopara 13
 Mahmudullah lbw b Yardy 42
 Mashrafe Mortaza c Kieswetter b Bopara 14
 Abdur Razzak c Bresnan b Bopara 27
 Shafiul Islam b Bopara 16
 Rubel Hossain not out 1
 Extras: (lb 3, w5, nb4) 12
 Total: (all out; 47 overs) 203

Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-24, 3-64, 4-77, 5-86, 6-102, 7-124, 8-180, 9-190, 10-203.

Bowling: Shahzad 4-1-24-2 (1nb), Bresnan 7-0-39-1, Broad 10-1-27-1 (2w), Wright 7-0-27-0 (1nb, 1w), Bopara 10-1-38-4 (2w), Trott 3-0-18-0 (1nb), Yardy 4-0-27-1.

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