Mortaza leads with bat and ball as Bangladesh beats England

BY foxsports • October 9, 2016

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Captain Mashrafe Mortaza inspired Bangladesh to a 34-run victory against England in the second one-day international on Sunday.

Mortaza hit a 29-ball 44 as Bangladesh compiled 238-8 in testing conditions and then claimed 4-29 to bowl out England for 204 in 44.4 overs.

The three-match series is tied at 1-1.

Mahmudullah set the platform for Mashrafe with a superb 75.

Jos Buttler scored a run-a-ball 57 for England, while Jonny Bairstow made 35. Adil Rashid (33 not out) refused to give up, adding two significant partnerships after his team was reduced to 132-8.

Bangladesh held its nerve as Mortaza fittingly sealed the deal with the wicket of last man Jake Ball.

Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed took 3-47.

Stand-in England captain Buttler won the toss and opted to bowl first.