England won the first match of the BAN vs ENG ODI series 2023. Dawid Malan scored a match-winning century. However, there were a few others who had good performances in the match. While Najmul Hossain Shanto got his fifty, the all-round performance was from Adil Rashid, and Moeen Ali was also very dependable for England. On the other hand, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s bowling kept Bangladesh in the match for a long time.
Analysis of Bangladesh vs England 1st ODI 2023
Bangladesh and England met in Dhaka's Mirpur on Wednesday. Bangladesh won the toss and choose to bat in this day-night match. Bangladesh batsmen scored 209 runs by batting at the beginning. In reply, England secured victory with eight balls in hand.
Bangladesh’s Senior Batsmen Failed to Collect Big Score
Bangladesh’s batting was not up to the mark at Mirpur Sher Bangla Stadium. The host batsmen could not make any impact against the English bowlers. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, in particular, gave Bangladeshi batsmen a tough time. England's fast bowlers delivered a top-notch performance from the very beginning, with Jofra Archer achieving speeds of up to 150 kmph even on the slow Mirpur pitch.
England's three fast bowlers took five wickets together. The remaining five wickets were taken by the spinners. From the beginning, Bangladesh batted slowly on a slow wicket. Bangladeshi batsmen gave 41 dot balls in ten overs despite crossing thirty in the first four overs.
After a long time, Bangladesh got a chance to play ODI against England in home conditions. Tamim Iqbal won the toss and took the batting at Mirpur Stadium. Litton (7) was lbw after missing the line of the ball of Mark Wood's off swing when Bangladesh scored 33 runs. After that, the Bangladesh team seemed to lose rhythm.
Bangladesh was under pressure after losing four top-order batsmen for 106 runs. From there, Nazmul Hossain Shanto managed a 53-run partnership with Mahmudullah on the fifth wicket. However, Shanto failed to face Adil's googly and left after giving up the catch. Shanto brought up the first half-century of his ODI career, and he scored 58 runs off 82 balls.
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, and Mushfiqur Rahim- none of them could perform well. Shakib batted at number five and was bowled while hitting a silly shot. Tamim Iqbal was bowled by Mark Wood at 149 kmph. Mushfiqur Rahim scored just 16 runs off 34 balls before being dismissed. Mahmudullah Riyad was stopped at 31 runs. Najmul Hossain Afif Hossain and Mehdy Hasan Miraz scored under 10 run.
All in all, the Bangladesh team could not score more than 209 runs. 240-250 runs could have been quite effective in Mirpur to fight on this wicket. There is definitely regret in the dressing room.
After the batting failure, the Bangladesh team was already behind in the match. On top of that, Dawid Malan's incredible innings put extra pressure on Bangladesh. Malan has long experience playing in Bangladesh conditions. As a result, this English batter took the opportunity of the familiar condition very well. He leads England to victory by picking up the fourth century of his career. With his 114 runs from 145, England easily overcame the 210 runs.
England lost five wickets for 103 runs. But one end of the wicket was held by Dawid Malan, who started batting after one wicket. Malan did not give any chance to the Bangladeshi bowlers after getting a chance to bat in 'familiar' conditions. He came to play Dhaka Premier League for the first time in 2013. Played for Prime Doleshwar for two consecutive seasons. He has experience playing for Comilla Warriors, Comilla Victorians, and Khulna Titans in BPL.
As a result, this batter is well-known about the condition of Mirpur, and he took that opportunity. Where other batters struggled, Malan has been slow. His unbeaten 114 won the match for England. Malan scored his fourth career century in 134 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes. After playing 11 more balls, he left the field without losing his wicket. Malan made an unbroken partnership of 51 runs off 59 balls with Adil Rashid on the eighth wicket.
Spin Friendly Wicket
Despite the failure in batting, the relief for Bangladesh is the performance of the bowlers. Only Mustafizur Rahman could not show his class. He was wicketless for 42 runs in 8 overs. There was a lot of discussion about Taijul's chance on the team. He poured water on that discussion with 3 wickets. He is the best bowler on the team, with 3 wickets for 54 runs. The inclusion of Taijul Islam in the team gave a hint that Bangladesh would try to win with the spin attack in the first ODI.
Off-spinner, Miraz took two wickets for 35 runs. Shakib and Taskin Ahmed were outstanding. Taskin took one wicket for 26 runs in 9 overs. Shakib took one wicket for 45 runs. Taskin Ahmed has maintained his form in the ODI format. He controlled the bowling from the beginning. While Mirpur's wicket is known for its slowness, Taskin has acquired speed and swing. He took Jos Buttler’s with 26 runs in nine overs.
Among the English bowlers, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, Adil, and Wood took two wickets each. Besides, Will Jacks and Chris Woakes took one wicket each.
Before starting the series, the cricket community was abuzz with Bangladesh’s dressing room issue. However, keeping all the allegations aside, Tamim Iqbal's team went into bat against England in the first ODI with the hope of winning the game. But Bangladesh lost the game to Dawid Malan. Though Bangladesh was defeated by England in the first ODI of the 2023 BAN vs ENG series, it is expected by the fans that the tigers will turn back in the next match.