The Bangladesh vs England result went in the expected direction as the cricket world saw a dominating win from the Three Lions. Bangladesh failed to put up a fight against the English team as they suffered a monumental loss of 137 runs.
The England Cricket team had a clear mission in their match, not just to secure a win but also to boost their NRR following a tough loss to the Black Caps. The opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan set the stage on fire, with both batsmen notching up quick fifties.
Shakib Al Hasan managed to break through the partnership, dismissing Bairstow, but Malan continued his onslaught and achieved his maiden ODI World Cup century. As long as he was batting, it seemed as if England would eclipse the highest World Cup score record set by South Africa just a couple of days before.
However, the Bangladeshi bowlers made a stunning comeback in the death overs, led by Mahedi Hasan and Shoriful Islam, who claimed 4 and 3 wickets respectively. This remarkable effort restricted England to a total of 364 for 9 wickets.
The target set by England was indeed a daunting one for Bangladesh, and the pressure weighed heavily on their batting lineup. They suffered a double blow early on, losing both Tanzid Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto in the second over. The skipper, Shakib, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz also departed quickly, and from that point onward, it was all about limiting the damage.
There was a glimmer of hope with Litton Das, who stood tall as the sole batter capable of countering the English bowlers, amassing an impressive 76 runs off 66 deliveries. Mushfiqur Rahim also contributed with a half-century, providing some consolation.
However, it was predominantly a one-sided affair, with the Bangladeshi batsmen failing to genuinely challenge the English bowling attack. After a grueling innings, they eventually folded for a total of 227 runs, handing England a convincing victory margin of 137 runs.
Bangladesh vs England result: England won by 137 runs
The defending champions were hungry for their first win of the Cricket World Cup 2023, and it was evident from the result. The Three Lions secured a commanding 137-run victory against Bangladesh in their second match of the tournament.
England’s innings: England enjoyed a fantastic start to their innings, with both openers notching up brisk half-centuries. Malan, in particular, was in sublime form, amassing a remarkable 140 runs from just 107 deliveries, providing the foundation for England to potentially cross the 400-run mark within 50 overs. However, Bangladesh staged a remarkable comeback, dismantling England's middle and lower order and ultimately restricting them to a total of 364 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
Bangladesh’s innings: Once Bangladesh lost their top-order batsmen, it became apparent that they lacked the intent to mount a significant challenge. Tanzid, Shanto, Shakib, and Miraz, collectively contributed a mere 10 runs to the team's total. Apart from Litton and Mushfiqur, who played pivotal innings with scores of 76 and 51, respectively, the remaining batters grappled to find their groove against the English bowlers. In the end, their dismal batting performance culminated in a total of 227 runs.
Man of the Match | Bangladesh vs England result
Dawid Malan, who achieved his maiden hundred in the World Cup, claimed the Man of the Match award in the Bangladesh vs England clash. His performance was nothing short of spectacular, with a brilliant knock of 140 runs from just 107 balls, decorated with 16 boundaries and 5 towering sixes. Malan confidently tackled whatever the Bangladeshi bowlers sent his way and played a pivotal role in England securing the victory they had been aiming for.
Bangladesh vs England final scorecard
The final scorecard of the Bangladesh vs England result
England innings: 364-9 after 50 overs
|Jonny Bairstow||b Shakib Al Hasan||52||59||8||0||88.13|
|Dawid Malan||b Mahedi Hasan||140||107||16||5||130.84|
|Joe Root||c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shoriful Islam||82||68||8||1||120.58|
|Jos Buttler (c)†||b Shoriful Islam||20||10||1||1||200|
|Harry Brook||c Litton Das b Mahedi Hasan||20||15||3||0||133.33|
|Liam Livingstone||b Shoriful Islam||0||1||0||0||0|
|Sam Curran||c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Mahedi Hasan||11||15||1||0||73.33|
|Chris Woakes||c Mahedi Hasan b Taskin Ahmed||14||11||2||0||127.27|
|Adil Rashid||c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Mahedi Hasan||11||7||1||0||157.14|
|Mark Wood||not out||6||5||1||0||120|
|Reece Topley||not out||1||2||0||0||50|
|Extras||(b 1, lb 2, w 4)||7|
|Shakib Al Hasan||10||52||1||5.2|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||6||55||0||9.16|
Bangladesh innings: 227 from 48.2 overs
|Litton Das||c †Buttler b Woakes||76||66||7||2||115.15|
|Tanzid Hasan||c Bairstow b Topley||1||2||0||0||50|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||c Livingstone b Topley||0||1||0||0||0|
|Shakib Al Hasan (c)||b Topley||1||9||0||0||11.11|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||c †Buttler b Woakes||8||7||1||0||114.28|
|Mushfiqur Rahim †||c Rashid b Topley||51||64||4||0||79.68|
|Towhid Hridoy||c †Buttler b Livingstone||39||61||2||0||63.93|
|Mahedi Hasan||b Rashid||14||32||1||0||43.75|
|Taskin Ahmed||b Curran||15||25||0||1||60|
|Shoriful Islam||b Wood||12||14||2||0||85.71|
|Mustafizur Rahman||not out||3||9||0||0||33.33|
|Extras||(lb 4, w 3)||7|