It was totally one-sided affair at Edgbaston ever since England piled up 347 with the visitors just not finding sufficient firepower to have a dash at that stiff target. Bangladesh could only drag the match on and on painfully to the spectators. The match was wrapped up by the close of the 45th over of the Bangladeshi innings though they were at six down in the 22nd over itself. A stubborn 56-run stand for the 8th wicket between Mahmudullah (42) and Abdur Razzak (27) was the delaying factor for the English victory as the pair lasted together for 15.3 overs.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 203 to leave England a victory by 144 runs. Ravi Bopara who got to bowl an entire 10 overs got as many as 4 wickets while conceding only 38 runs. With this it was a 2-1 Series win for the hosts. Andrew Strauss, the England Skipper got the Man of the Match for his 154. He was also the Player of the Series.
England piled up 347 for 7 in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh at Edgbaston, Birmingham courtesy of centuries from Skipper Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott.. In what is the decider with the series leveled at 1-1, England were asked to bat first by the visitors on a flat track. The game started an hour late due to persistent drizzle but no overs were cut.
The hosts got off to a shaky start when Wicket Keeper opener Craig Kieswetter got bowled off the inside edge by a sharp indipper from Mashrafe Mortaza in the 1st over of the match. However, Bangladesh failed to use the new ball properly and often the bowlers were guilty of banging it way too short and missing out on the movement off the pitch. Andrew Strauss and the inform Jonathan Trott cashed in big time to put on a massive 250-run stand for the second wicket and in the process bat Bangladesh out of the contest. Trott fell for 112 from 121 balls which included a dozen boundaries. England had a tiny middle order collapse but could still get to nearly 350.
Ravi Bopara making a comeback in the side finished the innings with vengeance through his unbeaten 45 from just 16 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes! Mortaza, the Bangladeshi Skipper bowled well for his 3 for 31 in 10 overs which also included a couple of maidens.