Mehidy Hasan Miraz left England in a spin as Bangladesh held their nerve to maneuver into an unassailable 2-0 T20 collection lead following a four-wicket win in Dhaka.
England reached 50 for one on the finish of the powerplay however shedding three wickets in 16 balls sucked the momentum out of their innings and Mehidy claimed 4 for 12 because the vacationers have been all out for 117.
At the identical venue the place the off-spinner took 12 wickets to elevate Bangladesh to a primary Test victory over England in 2016, Mehidy then contributed a significant 20 off 16 balls in a nail-biting chase.
Jofra Archer cranked up the tempo and picked up three for 13 to go away 13 wanted off 12 balls however Chris Jordan was dispatched for 3 fours after being requested to bowl the penultimate over – his first.
Ultimately England’s downfall got here right down to a dismal batting show after rejigging their top-order, with Phil Salt and Dawid Malan opening, Moeen Ali at three and captain Jos Buttler at 4 in an try to redress some stability following their six-wicket defeat in Chattogram on Thursday.
Ben Duckett top-scored with a run-a-ball 28, having to rebuild after the cluster of wickets, whereas Salt registered a punchy 25 off 19, as 5 of their batters have been out for single-figure scores.
Rehan Ahmed, England’s youngest males’s Test and ODI cricketer, grew to become his nation’s first male teenage participant within the shortest format, claiming one for 11 in two overs however his day ended on a shedding be aware.
England have been requested to bat first after Buttler misplaced the toss for the eighth time in a row and so they accelerated following the early lack of Malan to get right into a good-looking place after the powerplay.
Neither Salt nor Moeen have been particularly convincing as they each edged simply out the attain of slip however the pair additionally collected a six apiece.
Boundaries after the sixth over have been a rarity, although, as England’s top-order disintegrated. Salt’s behavior of backing away to open up the offside was his undoing as he miscued a return catch to Shakib Al Hasan whereas Buttler was castled by a particular yorker from Hasan Mahmud and Moeen holed out off Mehidy.
Duckett and Sam Curran rebuilt, permitting Bangladesh to slide in an over every from part-time off-spinners Najmul Hossain Shanto and Afif Hossain to the left-handers with minimal injury earlier than Mehidy’s return.
The frontline off-spinner noticed Curran advancing and adjusted his line and size earlier than Litton Das whipped off the bails whereas Chris Woakes fell in similar style two balls later – though he was undone by some sharp spin via the gate.
Mehidy had his fourth when Jordan heaved throughout the road to deep midwicket and though Ahmed took fours off Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib in a run-a-ball 11, it was mere window dressing as England misplaced three wickets within the final over.
Curran drew the sting of Rony Talukdar, just for the ball to scuttle away as Bangladesh took 15 within the first two overs of the chase however the left-arm seamer was in clover when Litton pulled uncertainly to Salt.
England’s short-ball ploy reaped additional rewards when Rony clothed to mid-on off Archer and whereas Najmul was in a position to get a 4 away off the fast, he was largely becalmed earlier than Towhid Hridoy launched a few of the constructing strain with a few drives.
Ahmed struck together with his second ball, a brief and wider ball tempting Towhid to slap to Chris Woakes however Mehidy put Bangladesh again into the driving seat with sixes off spinners Rashid and Moeen.
There was pin-drop silence among the many packed-out crowd when Mehidy then miscued a pull off Archer, whose searing 92mph supply took out Afif Hossain’s off-stump after Shakib had hacked Moeen to long-off.
Buttler didn’t flip to Jordan till the nineteenth over and his first ball, a slower supply down the leg-side was put away by Najmul, who, recent from his 27-ball fifty within the opener, anchored proceedings right here with an unbeaten 46.
A misfield from Ahmed allowed Najmul to sneak in one other couple earlier than he deferred to Taskin Ahmed, who took successive off-side fours off Jordan as Bangladesh received with seven balls to spare to go away solely delight to play for within the ultimate match of the collection on Tuesday.