T20 World Cup: England thrash Bangladesh for second win in Super 12s
England thrash Bangladesh for second win in Super 12s.
England is now unbeaten in the Super 12s, with a solid win over Bangladesh. With three games to go, it’s hard not to imagine them as this year’s World Cup winners. The hosts will be looking for their second-straight victory on Friday against New Zealand..
England thrash Bangladesh for second win in Super 12s. England thrash Bangladesh for second win in Super 12s with a score of 202-5. England thrash Bangladesh for second win in Super 12s with a score of 202-5.
|Abu Dhabi hosts the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.|
|Mills 3-27, Livingstone 2-15, Moeen 2-18 (Bangladesh 124-9 in 20 overs)|
|Roy 61 (38), Malan 28*, England 126-2 (14.1 overs) (25)|
|England were victorious by eight wickets.|
England’s flawless start to the Men’s T20 World Cup continues with an eight-wicket victory against Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi.
After bowling the West Indies out for 55 in their first match, England limited Bangladesh to 124-9 in their second match.
In the third over, Moeen Ali grabbed two wickets in two balls, Tymal Mills 3-27, and Liam Livingstone 2-15, with Adil Rashid taking a stunning diving catch and a run-out.
As England rushed to their mark with 35 balls to spare, Jason Roy smashed 61 off 38 balls and Dawid Malan produced a controlled 28 not out.
After two games in the Super 12s, Eoin Morgan’s team leads Group 1.
Their next match comes on Saturday at 15:00 BST in Dubai versus Australia.
England’s excellent start to the tournament continues.
It wasn’t quite as devastating or eye-catching as England’s six-wicket victory over the West Indies, but it was close.
Bangladesh, which advanced to the Super 12 after advancing through the first round of the competition, has the talent, notably their spinners, to cause difficulties for larger teams. England easily pushed them away.
It was another win based on powerful bowling, which is encouraging for England’s chances considering that bowling is considered their weaker game.
With the new ball in hand, off-spinner Moeen replied by dismissing openers Liton Das and Mohammad Naim with successive deliveries, Das top-edging to deep square leg and Naim tamingly finding mid-on.
Chris Woakes claimed the crucial wicket of Shakib Al Hasan, with Rashid diving to receive the ball falling over his shoulder at short fine leg. Woakes finished with an excellent 1-12 from four overs.
Bangladesh were 26-3 in the sixth over, and England proceeded to take regular wickets from there, with to skipper Eoin Morgan’s clever plays.
In his first over, part-time spinner Liam Livingstone got Mushfiqur Rahim, who had scored 29, lbw on review, and also had skipper Mahmudullah caught at backward point for a sluggish 19 from 24 balls.
With his blend of speed and slower balls, Tymal Mills grabbed three lower-order wickets, including two in the last two deliveries of the innings.
As Malan sails, Roy dominates.
Bangladesh’s total was never going to be enough, as Roy demonstrated with a four from the opening ball of the chase.
Even with the loss of Jos Buttler, who was caught at long-on for a run-a-ball 18, England were 63-1 at the conclusion of the seventh over, and Bangladesh’s fielders were already looking defeated.
In achieving a 33-ball fifty, Roy, who was earning his 50th cap, blasted booming shots down the ground and clever scoops before finding third base with a ramp off Shoriful Islam with 13 runs required.
Malan came out in his normal position of number three, despite being pushed down the order and not being required against the West Indies.
His position in the England team is the most contentious, and although he was under absolutely no pressure, his smooth innings provided some important time in the middle.
England will have tougher challenges in the future, but Morgan could not have asked for much more after two near-perfect displays in two games.
‘For us, it was a really special match’ – response
“Our bowlers have begun the competition incredibly well,” England skipper Eoin Morgan said. It’s a great endorsement of how far white-ball cricket has progressed.
“It’s great to see Jason and Dawid receive some time at the crease. Jason is so intimidating, and it’s tough to arrange fields when he plays like that on slow wickets.”
Match Player of the Year Jason Roy (Jason Roy): “For us, it was a one-of-a-kind match. We needed to build on our performance against the West Indies and come out fire. Our bowlers deserve a lot of praise.”
Mahmudullah, Bangladesh’s captain: “We’re particularly dissatisfied with how we batted. It was a great surface to bat on, but we couldn’t put together any kind of partnership in the middle.”
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