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Tigers need 118 runs to seal T20I series against England

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A scintillating display of spin bowling from Mehidy Hasan Miraz helped Bangladesh restrict England to 117 all out in the second T20 in Mirpur.

The offspinner grabbed 4 for 12 as Bangladesh made regular inroads after Shakib Al Hasan opted to field first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday, reports

The Tigers were inspired in the field, holding on to catches and diving in the outfield to save runs.

A couple of 34-run stands between Phil Salt (25) and Moeen Ali (15) and Ben Duckett (28) and Sam Curran (12) gave England breathing space, but Miraz, who replaced Shamim Patwary from the first game in Chattogram, broke both the stands before it could become more threatening.

Taskin Ahmed (1-27), Mustafizur Rahman (1-19) and Shakib (1-13) bowled strictly to keep the scoring rate on a leash.

Bangladesh secured a resounding six-wicket win over the visitors in the first game in Chattogram and are looking to seal their first-ever series win over world champions England.

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