England all out for just 117 as their top order once again toil against Bangladesh

England all out for just 117 as their top order once again toil against Bangladesh… offering the hosts a presentable opportunity to take an unassailable lead in the three-match series

  • England lost the first game of the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh
  • Visitors bowled out for 117 as they batted first looking to level the series 
  • Bangladesh set 118 to win the second of three T20s to take unassailable lead

 England’s top order once again toiled in Bangladesh as they were bowled out for just 117.

Looking to draw level in the series, England were ripped through by Bangladesh’s impressive and eclectic array of bowlers to leave them on the brink in the three-match series.

Bangladesh have been set just 118 to win the game and take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. 

Top scoring for the Jos Buttler’s side, Ben Duckett struck 28 from 28 batting in the middle order. Phil Salt, opening, had hit 25 from 19.

Rehan Ahmed, who became the first teenager to appear for England’s T20 side, having become the country’s youngest Test debutant last year in Pakistan, struck 11 before being run out.

The performance will concern skipper Buttler, with his side at present struggling to live up to the dizzying heights set in white ball cricket under the previous captaincy incumbent Eoin Morgan and also at last year’s World Cup in Australia. 

Bangladesh started their innings in a flash, hitting 15 from the first two overs. 

More follows. 

Hasan Mahmud of Bangladesh celebrates after dismissing England captain Jos Buttler