Bangladesh wins toss, elects to bowl against England
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to field against England in the third and final one-day international at Edgbaston today.cricket Updated: Jul 12, 2010 17:01 IST
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to field against England in the third and final one-day international at Edgbaston here on Monday.
England made two changes from the side dramatically beaten by five runs by Bangladesh in the second ODI at Bristol on Saturday - the first time the Tigers had defeated England in 21 matches across all formats.
They dropped swing bowler James Anderson, who had been struggling with the new ball, and recalled Tim Bresnan with the series all square at 1-1.
Meanwhile, batsman Ravi Bopara came in for Ian Bell, who broke his foot fielding in Bristol.
Bopara made a hundred for county side Essex in a Twenty20 county match against Somerset on Sunday.
Bangladesh, whose win on Saturday was their first in 2010 and ended a run of 24 straight defeats, were unchanged with Mortaza opting to field first in overcast conditions after rain delayed the scheduled 10:45am (0945GMT) start.
England: Andrew Strauss (capt), Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Jonathan Trott, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Michael Yardy, Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Ajmal Shahzad
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam (wkt), Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraul, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG) TV umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG) Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)
First Published: Jul 12, 2010 16:19 IST