England vs Bangladesh cricket LIVE SCORE: Mushfiqur leads Tigers fightback as Rashid spectacularly catches Shakib

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ENGLAND are bowling first as they take on Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup.

And it’s been an encouraging start with Moeen Ali taking the wickets of both Bangladeshi openers and Adil Rashid crucially catching Shakib Al Hasan out.

Eoin Morgan’s England side are looking to match their performance at the weekend when they bowled West Indies out for 55 to avenge their defeat in the 2016 final.

Bangladesh meanwhile need to get a result today after having a patchy start to their competition.

The Tigers were stunned by Scotland in the first round, meaning they only qualified in second place and were forced to enter this tournament’s group of death.

And they then went down by five wickets to Sri Lanka in their opening Super 12 match, leaving themselves with little breathing space if they want to advance to the final four.

West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Australia are the other teams in this group.

  • OVER 10: BANGLADESH 60-3

    It doesn’t take Mills long to get some serious speed, already hitting 88mph.

    But the batters are well aware of his threat, sitting way back in their creases….

    And excellent work from Mushfiqur.

    He anticipates the short ball and feathers it over the wicketkeeper for four.

    Another two off the last and it’s another good over for Bangladesh, 11 from it.

    They are 60-3 at the halfway point.

  • UMPIRE REVIEW

    Tymal Mills joins the attack with his left-arm pace.

    And on his very first delivery, there is a chance of a run-out.

    Morgan does well to pick up and hit the stumps but Mushfiqur makes his ground… just!

  • OVER 9: BANGLADESH 49-3

    Two singles and then Mahmudullah smashes back over Rashid’s head.

    That one will race away for four, nothing is stopping that.

    Another single means Bangladesh are up to 49.

  • ADIL’S STUNNER

    We know it’s what you’ve been waiting for.

    And here is that Adil Rashid catch to get rid of Shakib.

    Drink it in!

  • OVER 8: BANGLADESH 42-3

    Chris Jordan comes in for the eight over.

    And after a two from Mushfiqur and then a wide, Jordan bowls a rasper.

    But Mushfiqur gets a toe on it and that races fine for four.

    A couple of short balls bring a single each, the latter a leg bye, before another one.

    Another wide from Jordan means Bangladesh take 12 from that over… expensive.

    Mushfiqur is up to 19 off 22.

  • OVER 7: BANGLADESH 30-3

    Adil Rashid, fresh from his wondercatch, replaces Moeen in the attack.

    And he almost gets a wicket straight away.

    Mushfiqur whacks it and Tymal Mills tries a spectacular catch with one hand but he can’t quite hold on to it.

    Superb effort and it saves a boundary.

  • OVER 6: BANGLADESH 27-3

    Captain Mahmudullah is in at five for Bangladesh.

    He sees out the rest of the over and needs to get his side going.

  • WICKET! BANGLADESH 26-3

    OH WHAT A CATCH ADIL RASHID!

    Shakib the danger man, straight off a two, tries to work it down the leg side but Rashid chases it backwards.

    He launches himself, watches the ball over his shoulder and takes the hold in mid air.

    Brilliant stuff and England are in command.

  • OVER 5: BANGLADESH 24-2

    A slight delay as Mushfiqur has the trainer on to get a bit of treatment on his right hand and take a painkiller.

    Moeen comes back for his third of four permitted overs.

    After just two singles from the opening five deliveries, Mushfiqur attacks and hits it back over Moeen’s head.

    It bounces before the rope so a four.

  • OVER 4: BANGLADESH 18-2

    Woakes gets a second over – already the sweat is dripping from his temple in the blistering heat.

    Mushfiqur and Shakib get a single each before the Englishman bounces one up into Mushfiqur who takes a painful one on the right hand.

    That one clearly hurt as he takes his glove off to shake out the pain.

    A single ends the over because a quick one races straight to the man on the boundary.

  • OVER 3: BANGLADESH 15-2

    Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are in at three and four.

    Mushfiqur survives the hat-trick ball and after a couple of dot balls, gets a single.

  • ANOTHER WICKET! BANGLADESH 14-2

    Dear, oh dear, that is so poor from Naim.

    The batsmen crossed when Liton went but Naim plays a really poor shot straight to Chris Woakes at mid-on with the very next ball.

    That is woeful and puts his country in all sorts of bother.

    Moeen on a hat-trick…

  • WICKET! BANGLADESH 14-1

    England get their first breakthrough!

    Liton takes on Moeen but gets his big slog wrong and it goes high up into the air.

    Livingstone comes in off the boundary and takes the catch safely.

  • OVER 2: BANGLADESH 13-0

    It is Chris Woakes bringing some pace into the England attack.

    He is getting some speed in early doors, hitting 85mph for a couple of dots.

    And he almost gets his wicket!

    Naim loops it to midwicket but Malan is just too short as the ball floats just over his outstretched arm.

    That was a let off for the Bangladeshi opener as they run a couple.

    Liton steps across his stumps and takes one full on the front pad but it’s outside the line, no problem.

    And Woakes again causes some problems with the final ball of the over but it loops up off the leg to safety.

  • OVER 1: BANGLADESH 10-0

    Moeen to Liton gets things off, with a couple of dot balls before the right-hander pushes one for a single.

    Naim goes into the leg side to get off the mark, too.

    Then Liton takes Moeen on, shuffling his feet down the pitch before whacking it back past the bowler for a four – an early boundary.

    And then again from Liton!

    He repeats the trick and flashes this one through extra cover for another four.

    Ten off the first over.

  • TAKE THE KNEE

    But before any balls are bowled, both sides unite in taking the knee together.

    A defiant gesture in the stand against racism and discrimination.

  • IT’S SHOW TIME

    Here we go then!

    The anthems are done, the openers Liton Das and Naim Sheikh are walking out to the middle and Moeen Ali has the ball in hand.

    The spinner is going to get things underway…

  • ANTHEM TIMES

    The players have walked out into the blazing Wednesday afternoon sunshine in Abu Dhabi – where the temperature is currently a whopping 31 degrees.

    The trophy is also walked out and presented.

    Now it’s time for the anthems…

  • FIRST MEETING

    Incredibly, this is the first time England and Bangladesh have met in a T20 international.

    England thumped the West Indies in their opener while Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka by five wickets.

    But Bangladesh coach Ottis Gibson is confident his side can pull off a shock.

    He said: “Of course, we are here with the belief that we can beat any team. We got through the tough qualifying group. It was a little bit nervy.

    “We are now in the big dance, but we are not here to make up numbers. We are here to believe that on our day, we can beat any team.”

  • TEN MINUTES TO GO

    We are just about ten minutes away from the first ball in Abu Dhabi.

    Remember, Bangladesh won the toss and are going to have a bat first.

    That will suit Eoin Morgan, whose side generally favour a chase.

  • SHAK ATTACK

    If there’s one man for England to watch today it will be Shakib Al Hasan.

    The 34-year-old has been named the world’s number one T20 all-rounder in the ICC’s new world rankings.

  • TEAM NEWS

    England’s have named an unchanged team to face Bangladesh after their victory over West Indies.

  • FENCED IN

    There’s nothing like cricket on a grass bank in temperatures over 30 degrees.

    But in Abu Dhabi it looks a little bit different.

    Love them or hate them, the ground has installed social distancing fences.

    Here’s what it looked like when Australia played South Africa.

  • BANGLADESH WIN TOSS

    A big cheer from the crowd as Bangladesh win the toss.

    However, the Tigers have chosen to bat first.

    Just one team in the Super 12 has won after batting first so far and England are notoriously good chasers…

  • SAIF HANDS

    Bangladesh suffered a blow last night as Mohammad Saifuddin was ruled out for the duration of the tournament.

    The bowling all-rounder picked up a back injury and will play no further part.

    Rubel Hossain has been selected to replace him.

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