Morgan, Trott help England to post challenging target

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 11, 2011 13:03 hrs

Chittagong: Jonathan Trott and Eoin Morgan smashed contrasting half centuries to rescue England from a dreadful start and set Bangladesh a challenging 226-run victory target in a World Cup Group B match on Friday.

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and surprising opted to put England into bat but his gamble appeared to pay off as he left the visitors reeling on 53-3 in the 17th over.

But once Trott (67) was joined by Morgan (63), they broke free and steered England out of danger by adding 109 runs for the fourth wicket.

Morgan, who flew into the country just three days ago as a replacement for the injured Kevin Pietersen, played a delightful knock which included eight sweetly-timed fours. He was eventually halted when he lofted off-spinner Naeem Islam to deep fine leg and was caught by Imrul Kayes.

While Morgan jumped on any loose ball, Trott was happy to pick up the ones and two to bring up his fourth-half century in five World Cup matches.

His 99-ball effort ended when Junaid Siddique caught him at long off Shakib's bowling.

Bangladesh quickly ran through England's lower-order to claim the last six wickets for 43 runs, an effort that delighted the roaring partisan fans who had packed into the stadium.

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