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T20 WC PICS: England whip Bangladesh for second win

Last updated on: October 27, 2021 19:33 IST
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Images from the T20 World Cup Super 12s match between Bangladesh and England, in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday.

Opener Jason Roy his 3 sixes and 5 fours to lead England to a thumping victory over Bangladesh in T20 World Cup Super12s match, at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday.

IMAGE: Opener Jason Roy hit 3 sixes and 5 fours to lead England to a thumping victory over Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup Super12s match, at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

England dished out a thoroughly clinical display with bat and ball to trounce Bangladesh by eight wickets in a Super 12s match of the T20 World Cup, in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday.

Explosive opener Jason Roy anchored the paltry 125-run chase with a 38-ball 61, which included 5 fours and 3 sixes, to make his 50th T20 International appearance a memorable one.

 

England cantered home in just 14.1 overs, giving their net run-rate a huge boost.

Dawid Malan was unbeaten on 28, while Jonny Bairstow (8 not out) completed the chase by pulling Shoriful Islam for a boundary.

Jos Buttler steps out to send the ball over the boundary.

IMAGE: Jos Buttler steps out to send the ball over the boundary. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

With two straight victories, England lead Group 1 with four points.

Defending a below-par total, Bangladesh, who suffered their second defeat, never showed any aggressive intent as their bowlers lacked discipline.

On a two-paced pitch, their pacers, led by Mustafizur Rahman, were guilty of bowling short and the England opening duo of Roy and Jos Buttler (18) were untroubled, cruising to 37 for no loss in four overs.

Mohammad Naim is congratulated by his Bangladesh teammates after taking the catch to dismiss Jos Buttler.

IMAGE: Mohammad Naim is congratulated by his Bangladesh teammates after taking the catch to dismiss Jos Buttler. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed gave Bangladesh the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Buttler, but Roy maintained the momentum as England cruised to 90 for 1 at the halfway mark, needing just 35 off 60 balls for victory.

Roy was in control of the innings and reached to his fifty -- his second in the T20 World Cup -- off just 33 balls, hammering Nasum Ahmed over the rope.

Shoriful dismissed Roy in the 13th over, but, by then, the explosive opener had made the equation completely in favour of his side as England needed 11 runs from 43 balls.

Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot as England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler looks on.

IMAGE: Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim plays a shot as England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler looks on. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Earlier, England’s bowlers capitalised on a fine start provided by off-spinner Moeen Ali to restrict Bangladesh to a below-par 124 for 9.

Opting to bat, Bangladesh were sloppy and failed to apply themselves as they lost wickets at regular intervals.

Moeen took two wickets off two deliveries inside the powerplay en route to another fine outing (2/18 from three overs) with the ball.

Pacer Chris Woakes was also on the job in the powerplay as he dismissed star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, reducing Bangladesh to 27 for 3 in first six overs.

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid -- fresh from his match-winning figures of 4 for 2 against the West Indies -- returned wicketless and was England’s most expensive bowler, while utility spinner Liam Livingstone did well in the  middle overs by taking two wickets for 15 runs.

Pacer Tymal Mills later wreaked havoc at the death to finished with figures of 3 for 27 as Bangladesh never recoverd.

England spinner Moeen Ali celebrates with teammates after dismissing Bangladesh opener Mohammad Naim.

IMAGE: England spinner Moeen Ali celebrates with teammates after dismissing Bangladesh opener Mohammad Naim. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Livingstone, who is capable of bowling both leg and off-spin, grabbed the crucial wickets of Bangladesh top-scorer Mushfiqur Rahim (29) and skipper Mahmudullah (19).

He trapped Rahim with successful use of the DRS.

It particularly hurt Bangladesh in the middle overs as Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah were looking to rebuild their innings in a 37-run partnership from 32 balls.

But Livingstone had Rahim plumb in front of wicket with his leg spin to break the partnership.

Liam Livingstone celebrates the wicket of Mahmudullah with Jos Buttler.

IMAGE: Liam Livingstone celebrates the wicket of Mahmudullah with Jos Buttler. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

Afif Hossain departed after a comical run-out for the addition of 10 runs to leave Bangladesh tottering at 83 for 6 with five overs to go.

Earlier, Liton Das, who looked ultra-aggressive by smashing Moeen for two boundaries, was out to a top edge in the England off-spinner's second over.

Moeen then grabbed a second with Mohammad Naim falling tamely after a mis-hit to again take two wickets inside the powerplay.

Woakes claimed the prized scalp of Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan with Adil Rashid taking a brilliant catch, running backwards.

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