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First ODI: Buttler helps England post sizable total

DHAKA: Courtesy late cameo from skipper Jose Buttler, England post 309/8 in the first ODI of three-match series at Shair e Bangla Cricket Stadium Dhaka.

England skipper Buttler won the toss and elected to bat first on a good batting wicket.

English openers supported the decision and played valiantly before the first wicket was down on 41.

Though, visitors lost two quick wickets in the middle, but Stokes (101) and Duckett (60) added 153 invaluable runs for the fifth wicket stand to bring the team back on track.

Bangladesh struck back to effect run rate of England batting, but there came skipper Jose Buttler and played a heroic part of 63 on 48 helped England get past 300-run mark.

Shakib struck twice in the final over to prevent further dent and England were restricted to 309/8 in the first innings.