On this day: England slump to maiden Bangladesh defeat

Three years ago today Bangladesh recorded their first victory over England in any format of the game.

When Bangladesh set England a total of 237 for victory from the one-day international between the two nations in Bristol three years ago today, it was a target that the hosts were expected to reach with ease.

After all, while it was a respectable showing from the tourists, they had never beaten England in any format of the game.

However, while Jonathan Trott, playing just his fifth ODI and first since the previous November, produced an eye-catching knock, his teammates lost their wickets at regular intervals. Openers Andrew Strauss (33) and Craig Kieswetter (20) both fell to the bowling of Rubel Hossain, which brought Trott to the crease.

Andrew Strauss walks back to the dressing room after losing his wicket against Bangladesh.© PA Photos

He soon ran out of partners though, with only Stuart Broad able to go beyond 20 runs before he was caught by Shakib Al Hasan.

When James Anderson was dismissed for two, it meant that England required 10 runs off the last over with no wickets to spare. What's more, standing up the other end from Trott was Ian Bell, who had suffered a broken foot while fielding.

The plan was to keep Trott on strike and the hosts were on course to win when he scored four off the first two balls. The third ball of the over from Shafiul Islam proved to be more decisive though. It was slower, which deceived Trott and he could only edge to Jahurul Islam, handing the tourists a famous five-run victory.

Bangladesh celebrate beating England at Bristol.© PA Photos

"We just weren't good enough. Simple as that," said England skipper Strauss. "Our fielding was substandard. Losing four wickets early was criminal.

"But they defended that score exceptionally well, they were hungry and they thoroughly deserved victory."

England went on to win the three-match series 2-1 two days later at Edgbaston, but it was still a memorable tour for Bangladesh.

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