Monday, March 1, 2010

Bangladesh Vs England 2nd ODI March 2nd from Shere Bangla National Stadium

England tour of Bangladesh 2010-Bangladesh v England 2nd ODI

The second game between England and Bangladesh will be played at Dhaka on Tuesday. England leads the series 1-0 after having beaten the opposition rather convincingly in the first game of the series.

England takes on Bangladesh in 2nd ODI match on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at Dhaka. England leads the three match ODI series with 1-0 after defeating Bangladesh in the 1st ODI. England is looking for a series win against Bangladesh by defeating them in the 2nd ODI also. But Bangladesh will be looking for a bounce back back in the series by defeating England in the 2nd ODI match.
That win did contain a scare mind you when Tamim Iqbal’s assault on the English bowling attack forced the pre-match 1/6 favourites to touch the dizzy heights of 8/15 in-running at one stage. The Bangladeshi opener raced to his fifty of just 32 balls in Dhaka, a score he later converted into 125 off 120 deliveries, and had one or more of his team-mates produced anything close to similar England would surely have been left chasing a score well in excess of the sub-par 228 eventually posted by the hosts. Taking to the field 1/16 jollies to knock off the runs, Paul Collingwood looked in cruise control as he majestically stroked 75 not out adding to a bright and breezy 64 from Alastair Cook, and with contributions from Eoin Morgan and Matt Prior lower down the result rarely looked in doubt.

So impressed were we by Iqbal’s innings, we’re keeping him nice and short at 11/4 to secure back-to-back Top Runscorer awards when the sides meet again on Tuesday, the product of which means his opening buddy Imrul Kayes and number three batsman Junaid Siddique are double that price at 11/2. Having packed the side with like-for-like spinners first time out it’s not easy to pick the Top Bangladesh Wicket Taker right now – we go 7/2 the field with skipper Shakib Al Hasan leading the way.

England’s new captain Alastair Cook was the victim of a poor umpiring decision which terminated his innings prematurely on Sunday, but providing he doesn’t receive the same treatment in match two he’ll have a decent chance to top score for his team, particularly if they are once again chasing a low score. Cook joins the hopelessly out-of-nick Kevin Pietersen at the top of the market at 100/30, with England’s number three now boasting scores of 1, 6, 0, 7, 12, 0 and 6 during matches of 50 overs or more so far this year. Having enjoyed an indifferent international debut making 19 on Sunday, Craig Kieswetter is next in the betting at 4/1 with ‘Mr Reliable’ Collingwood hot on his heels at 9/2. Graeme Swann once again leads the way in the bowling market at 5/2, and don’t be surprised to see 4/1 chance James Tredwell get a chance at some point over the next week, especially given Ryan Sidebottom’s recent performances.

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