Jake on the Ball as Bangladesh collapse


Bangladesh managed to throw away a certain series lead on Friday when they lost the first ODI against England by 21 runs, losing six wickets for 17 runs.

The Tigers were only four wickets down with just 40 runs to go, but a massive batting collapse, triggered by the loss of Shakib-al-Hasan, followed. They were all out for 288, having been 271 for four.

They were chasing 310 to win, which England had reached thanks to a Ben Stokes century, and Kayes and Shakib put on a stand of 118 as they seemed to cruise towards the finish line.

But Jake Ball took two wickets in one over to halt the momentum, and Kayes followed soon afterwards when he was stumped off an Adil Rashid wide.

So a dead certainty was suddenly dead in the water, as Ball claimed a five-fer on debut, a first for an England bowler.

Kayes, who scored a ton in the warm up match against most of these England players, was in full flow again and made 112 off 119 balls, while Stokes made 101 after an early England collapse of their own.

Jos Buttler and Ben Duckett also contributed to the rebuild, making scores in the 60s each, and those proved to be the difference as Shakib and Kayes had no other help.

Only Ball and Rashid took wickets, with Rashid taking four of the 10, and the other wicket was a run out, also to Rashid.