7:51pm England take honours in the opening game of their Bangladesh tour and a certain Malan has to be credited for it. Of course, after giving due laurels the bowlers’ way who first restricted Bangladesh to 209. It is not easy to chase a 200-plus score in Bangladesh and seemed that it will be the case again today. Save for Malan, all other batters were done in by the smart, disciplined bowlers. Taijul picked up three, Mehidy returned two and they applied the squeeze on the opposition through the middle overs. But Malan, despite struggling initially, kept his calm, didn’t think a lot about the rippers and then gained confidence by spending time in the middle. His fourth ODI ton ensured England start the series on the right note.