England confronted Bangladesh within the World Cup 2023, the place Dawid Malan achieved a big milestone by changing into solely the third England batter to attain a century in a World Cup match held in India. The left-handed opener delivered a outstanding efficiency in opposition to the Bangladesh bowling assault on October 10 in Dharamsala.
Malan, opening for England, notched his maiden World Cup century on this encounter. It marked his sixth ODI century and made him the eighth England opener to attain a century within the prestigious 50-over match. He reached the hundred-run mark in simply 91 balls, displaying his dominance with 12 boundaries and a couple of sixes on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium. Importantly, Malan’s century was the primary for England on this 12 months’s World Cup in India.
Solely two different England batters have completed this feat in a World Cup held in India. Graham Gooch scored 115 in opposition to India in Mumbai in 1987, whereas Andrew Strauss notched 158 in opposition to India in Bengaluru in 2011.
Malan achieved his century within the thirty second over, serving to England past 200 for the lack of only one wicket—a considerable enchancment from their efficiency within the World Cup 2023 opener. He solid a vital 115-run partnership with Jonny Bairstow, who contributed 52 runs earlier than being bowled out by Shakib Al Hasan. Malan continued his stable batting alongside No. 3 Joe Root, who has begun the World Cup in distinctive kind.
After reaching his century, Malan shifted into excessive gear, launching an aggressive assault on off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz. He blazed by to 120 runs in simply the thirty third over of the match. Nonetheless, Malan ultimately departed for a outstanding 140 off 107 balls within the thirty eighth over, dismissed by off-spinner Mahedi.
Malan’s excellent efficiency has justified the selectors’ choice to incorporate him within the World Cup squad, particularly after Jason Roy’s last-minute harm pressured him out. Though Malan managed solely 14 runs within the World Cup opener in opposition to New Zealand in Ahmedabad, he regained his kind in Dharamsala on a batting-friendly pitch.