Dawid Malan scored an unbeaten century to anchor England to a three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first ODI at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.
The England team chased a 210-run target in 48.4 overs losing seven wickets, riding on a century from Dawid Malan.
Malan scored 114 runs from 145 balls – his fourth century in his 16th ODI – to see England home with eight balls to spare, rescuing his side from a position of 65 for 4 earlier in their chase.
Earlier, the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first in their opening game of the series. The visitors bowled out Bangladesh for 209 runs in 47.2 overs.
Mark Wood made a triumphant return to 50-over cricket, taking 2 for 34, while there were also two wickets apiece for Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali. Najmul Hossain Shanto was the pick of Bangladesh’s batters, scoring 58 runs off 82 balls.
Bangladesh started brightly against Chris Woakes and Archer, who struggled to find their line and length early in the powerplay and were picked off by Tamim Iqbal. Litton Das, however, looked far less comfortable at the other end and one ball after freeing his arms and dispatching Woakes for six, he was pinned lbw, departing in the fifth over.
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