England have won the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh in Chittagong by four wickets to claim the three-match series 2-1. The inexperienced touring side delivered an impressive performance after losing the second one-day international to end the hosts' impressive recent run in their own conditions, which has seen them beat the likes of Pakistan and South Africa.
Stand-in England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and opted to bowl first on a spin-friendly surface. The hosts made a positive start to the game, with openers Tamim Iqbal (45) and Imrul Kayes (46) recording an 80-run stand for the first wicket.
Their efforts were subsequently supported by Sabbir Rahman, who notched 49 from 46 balls in the middle of the innings. However, the hosts were never able to get away from England, largely because of a fine bowling effort from Adil Rashid, who finished with figures of 4-43 from his 10 overs, which won him man-of-the-match.
Yet wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim (67 not out) and Mosaddek Hossain (38 not out) both produced fine efforts towards the end of the Bangladesh innings to ensure that they ended with a competitive-looking total of 277-6. No side had previously successfully chased more than 227 to win a one-day international in Chittagong.
Then, England – who promoted Sam Billings to the top of the order in light of an injury to Jason Roy – made a composed start to the run chase, before James Vince became the first batsman to lose his wicket for a stylish 32. Thereafter, though, the youthful duo of Billings (62) and the increasingly-impressive Ben Duckett (63) combined to put England in a strong position.
After the inexperienced duo fell, Ben Stokes led England home with a typically belligerent knock of 47 not out, which included a four and two sixes – he was later awarded man of the series. Chris Woakes got England over the line with a big six. The series win is a considerable triumph for England, who were without some of their key players due to a mix of injury, selection and security concerns.