Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

England Left Feeling the Heat in Bangladesh Warm-Up

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

England Left Feeling the Heat in Bangladesh Warm-Up

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CRICKET CHRIS Woakes admitted adapting to the searing temperatures and overpowering humidity could prove key to England's hopes in Bangladesh.

England fielded a full 50 overs in the midday heat in Fatullah, where they claimed victory by four wickets thanks to an unbeaten 80 from skipper and Lancashire wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, in their only warm-up fixture against a Bangladesh Cricket Board Select XI.

Some members of the team were visibly struggling as the hosts compiled 309-9 batting first. Liam Plunkett and Ben Stokes left the field midway through the innings, although both returned and bowled later on.

After Buttler and Moeen Ali steered them to victory with a vital 139-run stand, England now turn their focus to Friday's first one- day international against Bangladesh in Dhaka. …

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