Match: Bangladesh v England, 3rd ODI
Date: 12 October, Wednesday
Time: 4:30pm SGT/2pm IST/9:30am BST
Venue: Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
TV Channel: In Singapore, the live coverage of the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and England will be on Star Cricket.
Bangladesh host England in the third and final One Day International of the three-match series at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on 12 October.
Both teams, having won a game each, would not want to let the series slip away. Tuesday's clash is likely to be a tense affair after tempers flared up in the second ODI, in which Bangladesh leveled the series with a 34-run win.
England skipper Jos Buttler was reportedly reprimanded by the International Cricket Council for his angry reaction after being provoked by Bangladesh, who picked up his wicket for 57 runs on Sunday. The home side's skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Sabbir Rahman were also fined 20% of their match fee following the incident.
Moreover, the tussle between the two teams continued even after the match ended as Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal had a confrontation with all-rounder Ben Stokes while the two teams were lined up for the post-match handshakes.
Mortaza's men, despite the outpourings, remained composed from inside during the game and defended a below-par total. After being asked to bat, Mahmudullah along with the tail-enders steered the the Tigers to 238. In reply, England never recovered after losing four early wickets. Mortaza and Taskin Ahmed shared seven wickets between them and made sure the Men in Green lived another day to fight.
The hosts will be better served if their batsmen come up with a better show on Wednesday. Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman have to lift their game at the top of the order to reduce the pressure on their middle order. Imrul Kayes, who scored a ton in the first ODI, would be crucial to the Tigers' chances.
On the other hand, Buttler's side, especially its batsmen, will have to erase the memories of the second ODI and start afresh. They have to find ways to keep the scoreboard moving against the slower bowlers. Notably, tidy spells from off-break bowler Nasir Hossain and left-arm slow bowler Shakib Al Hasan made sure the scoreboard pressure kept mounting on the visitors during the chase.
While Bangladesh, backed by the passionate home fans, will be charged up, the visitors' coach Trevor Bayliss has maintained his side will keep up to the intensity of the hosts. He also said that the Asian side has shown there are no more pushovers and the teams touring the country will have to be wary of them.
"We are not going to back down from anything and certainly we have some characters in the team who will not back down," Bayliss was quoted as saying by the ESPNCricinfo.
"The lesson from both games is that Bangladesh are no pushover. They have a very good team, a very good bowling attack playing in home conditions.
"A number of the teams have found out over the last 12-18 months they are no pushover. A lot of teams will be reassessing how they approach matches against Bangladesh in the future."
A win in the third ODI would help Bangladesh remain unbeaten at home in the 50-over format since 2014. However, Bayliss will be hoping his England team does not get added to the victim-list, which includes cricketing heavyweights Pakistan, India and South Africa.
Singapore: Star Cricket
UK: Sky Sports 2
India: Star Sports 4
US: Willow TV
Possible XI: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain
Possible XI: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jason Roy, Ben Duckett, James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Jake Ball