T20 World Cup: A dominant performance by England as they beat Bangladesh by 8 Wickets

Quality bowling from England restricted Bangladesh to just 124 runs, sets up an easy chase as Jason Roy, in his 50th T20I, scored a half-century.

The 20th Match of the 2021 T20 World Cup between England and Bangladesh was played on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

This encounter is from Group 1 of the Super 12’s at the 2021 T20 World Cup. Both teams have played one match each, England won against West Indies whereas Bangladesh had lost to Sri Lanka.

The Line-up for England vs Bangladesh

Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat.

England’s quality bowling restricts Bangladesh to 124, comfortably chased down by the Englishmen

1st Innings – Bangladesh puts 124 Runs on the board

Not a start they needed after choosing to bat first, both openers Liton Das and Mohammad Naim lost their wickets as Moeen Ali picked 2 wickets in 2 balls. Bangladesh was 14/2 (2.3 overs).

Then in the last over of the powerplay, an amazing catch by Adil Rashid to dismiss Shakib Al Hasan as Chris Woakes takes the wicket. At that stage, Bangladesh was struggling as they were 26/3 (5.2 overs).

However, by the 15th over, Bangladesh lost three more wickets as Mushfiqur Rahim 29 (off 30) – the highest individual score for Bangladesh in this innings, Afif Hossain and skipper Mahmudullah had walked back to the pavilion. Bangladesh was in great trouble as they were 83/6 (14.5 overs).

Another wicket falls, as Mahedi Hasan is back in the pavilion. Meanwhile, an expensive over bowled by Adil Rashid as Nasum Ahmed hit him for 2 sixes and 1 four adding more runs to the board.

Tymal Mills bowled the last over of the innings and picked two wickets. As a result, Bangladesh finishes at 124/9 (20 overs).

2nd Innings – England’s target is 125 Runs

A good start for England finding boundaries from early on. However, the 1st wicket falls for England as Jos Buttler departs scoring 18 runs (off 18). England was 39/1 (4.5 overs).

By the 10th over, England was at 90/1 and their batsmen were under no pressure. Jason Roy played a fine inning of 61 (off 38 balls) before getting out. At that stage, England were 112/2 (12.5 overs).

Then, Jonny Bairstow hits the winning runs – as Dawid Malan’s 28*(off 25) and Bairstow’s 8*(off 4) remained unbeaten. Thus, England chased their target in 14.1 overs and finished at 126/2.

As a result, England won the match by 8 Wickets. Thus, the Player of the Match was awarded to Jason Roy for his knock of 61 (off 38).

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