Dharamsala, Oct 10 (PTI) Defending champions England flexed their muscle tissues to crush Bangladesh by 137 runs and document their first win within the World Cup with Dawid Malan smashing a 107-ball 140, right here on Tuesday.
After posting a formidable 364 for 9, Reece Topley (4/43) ran by means of Bangladesh’s high order as they may muster solely 227 in 48.1 overs, with Litton Das (76) and Mushfiqur Rahim (51) standing out in a largely disappointing batting present.
England’s batting stars Malan, Jonny Bairstow (52) and Joe Root (82) contributing considerably within the first half of the competition to take their workforce to a mammoth whole.
It was a sport of contrasting halves, the place England’s mighty batting energy served a reminder to its rivals within the first half, whereas within the second, Bangladesh wilted after taking some early blows and will muster a mere 67 runs within the final 18.1 overs, shedding 5 wickets. Bangladesh might by no means recuperate after Topley struck thrice initially of their chase, which derailed the Asian facet and compelled them right into a damage-control mode.
For the rest of the innings, Bangladesh’s method was conservative, missing any indicators of a fight-back or taking the assault to the opposition even because the run-rate surged. Tanzid Hasan (1) performed an extraordinary shot to be caught at slip off Topley, whereas Najmul Hossain Shanto did no higher when he performed one away from the physique to be caught at level for a first-ball duck.
Topley then bamboozled Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan (1) as he bought one previous his defence to hit the off-stump and scale back the rivals to 26 for 3 inside the primary six overs.
With the highest order blown away, Das did properly to make a 66-ball 76 — studded with seven fours and two sixes — to wage a lone battle, whereas including 72 for the fifth wicket with senior professional Rahim.
However with not a lot batting left within the tank, Rahim dropped the anchor and performed a knock that lacked any indicators of acceleration. His vigil ended when Topley had him caught at third man, after a 64-ball 51 laced with 4 fours.
The intent to assault was additionally lacking in Towhid Hridoy’s (39 off 61 balls, 2x4s) innings. The batter bought his first boundary off the twenty seventh supply he confronted. It was extra of a present as Topley had strayed down the leg facet.
With Rahim dismissed on the rating of 164 after 31 overs, Bangladesh crossed the 200-run mark as late as within the forty third over and have been quickly bundled out. Earlier, Malan continued his dream run in ODIs with a disdainful hundred towards a hapless Bangladesh, propelling England to a commanding 364 for 9.
After a subdued batting present towards New Zealand within the opening match, Malan’s 107-ball 140 grew to become the cornerstone of England’s sizeable whole after Bangladesh elected to bowl.
Bangladesh bowlers couldn’t repeat their spectacular exhibiting towards Afghanistan within the earlier sport. Malan added 115 for the opening wicket with Jonny Bairstow (52 off 59 balls) and one other 151 in simply 19.3 overs with Joe Root (82 off 68 balls) to arrange the massive whole.
Bangladesh bowlers did make some kind of a comeback through the back-end of the innings as England, in a mini-slump, misplaced seven wickets for 68 runs, which prevented them from touching the 400-run mark.
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