A four-wicket haul from Adil Rashid and half centuries from Sam Billings and Ben Duckett helped England net a nervy four-wicket win in the third ODI against Bangladesh on Wednesday, a victory that sealed a 2-1 series win for the visitors.
Chasing 278 in a ground where the highest successful chase was 226 before this game, James Vince and Billings, brought into the game in place of the injured Jason Roy, gave England the perfect start.
Although Vince (32) was pinned before the wicket by Nasir Hossain with the score on 63, Billings and Duckett slowly put the visitors in the driving seat. Billings's 62 came in 69 balls, courtesy of four fours and a six, while Duckett top-scored with 63 from 68 balls, also with four fours and a six.
The game changed colours in the middle when Shafiul Islam and Mashrafe Mortaza both struck twice in quick succession, but Ben Stokes (47) and Chris Woakes (27) saw the game through.
Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 67 while the top order batsmen also played their part, but Bangladesh could not make more than 277 for 6 due to Adil Rashid's four-star performance.
Put in to bat first after England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss for the third time in the series, openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes made 80 runs in the first wicket, which laid the foundation for the Tigers.