England have begun their tour of Bangladesh against the backdrop of security fears with a comfortable four-wicket win over a BCB Select XI in Fatullah. Jos Buttler struck 80 in a 139-run partnership with Moeen Ali  to see the tourists home in their opening match of the winter.
Ben Duckett marked his first appearance in an England shirt with 29 from 37 balls, while James Vince  impressed at the top of the order as a replacement for Alex Hales. The Nottinghamshire batsman and captain Eoin Morgan both withdrew from the tour over security concerns but the changes were inconsequential.
Bangladesh named a team with seven full internationals including Imrul Kayes who struck 121 from 91 balls including 11 fours and six sixes as the hosts finished on 309 for 9 from their 50 overs. David Willey dismissed Kayes and Chris Woakes took 3 for 52, but spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali ended with combined figures of 1 for 117 from 17 overs. Rashid was particularly harshly treated, going for 1-76 from his 10 overs.
Jason Roy and Vince put on 72 for the first wicket but the dismissals of the Hampshire batsman and Jonny Bairstow  had England teetering at 127 for 3. But a blitz from Buttler which included three fours and four sixes ensured the team kick-started the eight-match tour on a winning note.
The match is the only opportunity England have to tune up before the start of their three-game 50-over series against Bangladesh, which starts on Friday [7 October] in Mirpur. Attention then turns to the long form of the game where England face two warm-up matches against opposition yet to be determined before a two-Test series.