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England made the most out of the match against Bangladesh yesterday when they scored a massive 391 for the loss of 4 wickets. This is the highest score ever by England and the second highest by any team in a One-day International.
Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss got England to a flying start with a partnership of 141 in just 16.1 overs for the first wicket. Strauss ended up with scoring 152 in 128 balls, unfortunately he got out to the ball before the last ball of the England innings. Fireworks came from Paul Collingwood who scored 112 in 86 balls adding a 210 run partership with Strauss for the 4th Wicket.
In reply Bangladesh only managed to get 223. It was Collingwood's day as he got 6 wickets to become the first player in the history to take 6 wickets and score a century in an innings. The debutant Chris Tremlett got 4 wickets and came close to get a hat-trick on his debut when the hat-trick ball to Mohammad Ashraful bounced off the top of the bails and landed safely. Ashraful with that piece of luck ended up scoring 94 in 52 balls. His half-century came in just 21 balls.
Paul Collingwood's record breaking performance – A century and 6 wickets in an innings
Chris Tremlett came close to a hat-trick on debut, but the bail was glued to the wicket