OVER 10: ENG 63/4 (Duckett 2 Curran 5)
Sam Curran comes in with an emphatic cut for four from Hasan. Twenty more of these and England will get somewhere.
Will McPherson in Mirpur
England are in pretty serious trouble here, Buttler gone cheap. Hasan was excellent in this series. England were 50-1 by the end of the power play and 57-4 three overs later, with all of their most experienced batsmen back in the stable. Plenty of time but not much batting left.
OVER 9: ENG 57/4 (Duckett 1 Curran 0)
England have lost three wickets for seven in 16 balls.
gate! Moeen c sub b Mehidy 15
Another one gone! Moeen hits a slog sweep straight to the deep wicket and – like Shakib and Hasan – Mehidy has a wicket in his first over. FOW: 57/4
OVER 8: ENG 55/3 (Moeen 14, Duckett 0)
That was the last ball of the over. England interferes here.
gate! butler b hasan 4
Hello! Buttler was cleaned up by a wonderful Yorker from your new bowler Hasan Mahmud. That’s a huge wicket for Bangladesh, who took control of the game with two quick wickets. FOW: 55/3
OVER 7: ENG 51/2 (Moeen 13 Buttler 1)
Jos Buttler is the new batsman.
gate! Salt ct and b Shakib 25
The captain Shakib Al Hasan hits the third ball! Salt, backing down, was caught off guard by a slower delivery that gripped the pitch and all he could do was screw it right back to Shakib. FOW: 50/2
OVER 6: ENG 50/1 (Salt 25 Moeen 13)
The first bit of spin, with left arm Nasum Ahmed throwing the last over of the power play.
Salt rushes him to cover for four, helped by a misfield, and then Moeen sweeps handsomely from behind the square for six. That’s a superb over for England, 13 of them.
OVER 5: ENG 37/1 (Salt 19 Moeen 6)
Taskin continues, which is fair enough considering how well he bowls. Moeen is hit high on the bat by a delivery bouncing off almost a length of trampoline. He’s yet to adjust to the pace of the pitch – but Salt is looking good and making room to hit a long ball wide of center for a four. Excellent shot.
Salt has 19 balls out of 12, Moeen 6 balls out of 10.
OVER 4: ENG 29/1 (Salt 13 Moeen 8)
Salty hits the first six of the innings and helped a poor delivery from Mustafizur over long leg. Pace and Bounce is a double-edged sword for bowlers and batsmen.
OVER 3: ENG 21/1 (Salt 6 Moeen 5)
Moeen Ali walks out in 3rd place so it looks like Jos Buttler is going back to his old job as a mid-range finisher for the day. He comes in with a cross that flies past the jumping Shanto to slide for a four. This looks like a great playing field, with lots of speed and bounce, and the new improved Taskin’ is having fun.
It’s all a bit hectic from England and Moeen has to scurry to get her way against the final handover of the over.
gate! Malan c Hasan b Taskin 5
Malan goes cheap. He had a big swab off the line at Taskin and slammed the ball miles in the air towards the third man. Hasan Mahmud calmed down to make a calm catch. FOW: 16/1
ABOVE 2: ENG 16/0 (salt 6 malan 5)
There’s a bit of zip in this pitch. Salt misses Mustafizur’s first ball at the slip for four, then misses a powerful shot outside the stump.
Malan uppercut via Slip, but well behind the man in third. Not much came of it at first, but England have got off to a decent start.
Will McPherson in Mirpur
Not opening with Buttler is a very interesting decision. It’s the first time he’s come down the ranks since February 2018, and to me it feels like he’s removing a strength to make up for a weakness. However, England were terribly unbalanced last night and Buttler places a lot of emphasis on ‘entry points’ – ie when certain players come into play. Moeen and Curran had virtually no spin the other night, which doesn’t help much since beating him is their forte. The same goes for Duckett.
ABOVE 1: ENG 10/0 (Salt 1 Malan 4)
The last time Jos Buttler not open in a T20i was over five years ago. I’m sure it’s more of a bit of experimentation than anything major; Buttler is probably the best T20 opener in the world.
A swinging Yorker from Taskin hits Malan on the pad and flies away for four leg byes. Taskin was interested in the LBW; the referee and Shakib Al Hasan less. A leg stump was missing.
Malan hits the bull’s eye with a pull around the corner for four.
The players are on the field
And the impressive Taskin Ahmed is ready to open the bowling for Phil Salt and… Dawid Malan.
Ten out of ten, but not in a good way
Beat Buttler for 3rd place?
This is Will MacPherson in Mirpur.
Rehan Ahmed was presented with his T20i cap by Jos Buttler this afternoon, completing the set for the 18-year-old. He is the 22nd man and first from England to make all three international debuts as a teenager and is England’s youngest T20 player (as well as Test and ODI).
He comes into a team showing one change (the maximum could have been two since they only have 13 players). Ahmed for Mark Wood, so Reece Topley is still waiting for a game. He has a hamstring injury.
Interestingly, Jos Buttler is listed as the No. 3 bat, with Malan opening. We’ll find out shortly, as Buttler has lost the toss for the eighth time in eight games this year. loot him.
Rehan Ahmed makes his T20I debut for England, completing a dream winter for him. At 18 he has now played in all three formats for England. He replaces Mark Wood in the only change from the first T20.
The hosts also brought a spinner: Mehidy Hassan Miraz came in for Shamim Hossain.
Bangladesh Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman.
England Salt, Malan, Buttler (c/wk), Duckett, Moeen, Curran, Woakes, Jordan, Rehan, Rashid, Archer.
Bangladesh wins the Toss and Bowl
It worked on Thursday so there is no reason for Shakib Al Hasan to change the approach.
Jos Buttler, who can’t win a pitch for love or money, said he would have fielded first too.
Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of the second T20 international match between Bangladesh and England in Mirpur. Jos Buttler’s side find themselves in an increasingly familiar situation: down 1-0, two to play. Their bilateral form has been poor in both white-ball formats of late, and a loss today would mean a sixth loss in the last 10 series.
It’s probably no coincidence that two of England’s three straight victories during this period came right before last year’s T20 World Cup, when their focus was a ton keener. There’s no real cause for alarm, not least because England are world champions in both formats, but it’s a notable change from bilateral dominance ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Thursday’s first game, which Bangladesh won comfortably, was another reminder – not that it was necessary – that conditions in Asia are the furthest from England’s comfort zone. They lost their way after a great start with the racquet and never really looked like defending a subpar 156 for six. Buttler hit 67, but Phil Salt (38) and Ben Duckett (20) were the only other players to hit double digits. Having only four specialized batters, three if you count Buttler as an all-rounder, didn’t help.
Will Jacks and Tom Abell’s injuries mean England are down to the bone so any changes will take place in the bowling department. Rehan Ahmed could make his T20I debut which would complete the set age at 18.
The game starts at 9am GMTwith the litter and team news at 8.30 a.m.