England accomplished their World Cup preparation with a rain-affected victory in opposition to Bangladesh at Guwahati.
Joe Root and Mooen Ali guided England to a four-wicket win below the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern technique with a bludgeoning partnership of 79 in 10 overs.
After Saturday’s conflict with India was washed out, England suffered additional climate frustration as they geared as much as get their World Cup defence below approach in opposition to New Zealand on Thursday.
England had been set a revised goal of 197 in 37 overs after Bangladesh’s innings had been disrupted by a three-hour rain delay.
Dawid Malan nicked to slide with simply 4 to his identify, however England raced to 50 inside 5 overs as Jonny Bairstow struck 34 from 21 balls.
There was concern for England as Bairstow wanted medical consideration on his again whereas out within the center, and the batter suffered extra discomfort as Mustafizur Rahman quickly dislodged his leg-stump bail.
Harry Brook was additionally castled for 17 however Jos Buttler maintained England’s impetus, smashing 5 fours and a six in a 15-ball 30.
Buttler’s blitzkrieg ended when he pulled Shoriful Islam to supply Towhid Hridoy a easy catch on the deep sq. boundary.
England had been 114 for 5 after Liam Livingstone drove Taskin Ahmed to mid-off and Najmul Hossain Shanto managed to wrap his fingers below the ball diving ahead.
At that time Bangladesh had been sensing a shock victory however Root, with 26 valuable runs following a latest run of sticky kind, and Moeen had been commanding.
Moeen hammered 56 from 39 balls earlier than falling 4 runs in need of victory, England finally easing residence in 24.1 overs and with 77 deliveries to spare.
Bangladesh made 188 for 9 after rain decreased their innings to 37 overs.
Solely Mehidy Hasan Miraz (74) and Tanzid Hasan (45) went previous 20 as Buttler used 9 bowlers and rotated his assault in sizzling and humid circumstances.
Bangladesh received the toss however Buttler indicated he was content material to subject and provides his bowlers a exercise amid the prospect of rain.
Mark Wooden was again in motion for the primary time because the Ashes and bowled with loads of tempo and accuracy.
Wooden knocked out Tanzid’s center stump, whereas Reece Topley took three for 23 from 5 and Adil Rashid and David Willey picked up two wickets apiece.