Thanks to the brilliant performance of the bowlers and the strong innings of Jason Roy, England defeated Bangladesh (ENG vs BAN) to register their second consecutive win in the T20 World Cup-2021. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 124 for 9 in this match played at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. The English team achieved the target in 14.1 overs by losing 2 wickets. In this way, Bangladesh had to suffer a second consecutive defeat in the Super-12 stage. Earlier it was defeated by Sri Lanka by 5 wickets.
Jason Roy played a brilliant inning for England and returned to the pavilion after scoring 61 runs. He hit 5 fours and 3 sixes in his 38-ball innings. Jason Roy and David Malan (28 *) added 73 runs for the second wicket. England got the first blow in the form of Jos Buttler (18) in the 5th over of the innings. Nasum Ahmed got Butler caught by Mohammad Naeem. He played only 18 balls and hit 1 four, 1 six. After this Jason Roy and Malan laid the foundation of victory and made a half-century partnership. Jason returned to the pavilion on the team's score of 112, when he was caught by Nasum Ahmed on the ball of Shoriful Islam. Jonny Bairstow (8 *) hit the winning boundary off Shorefil.
Earlier, Bangladesh's team kept losing wickets at frequent intervals and could only score 124 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Mushfiqur Rahim was the top scorer for Bangladesh with 29 runs while captain Mahmudullah contributed 19 runs. In the end, Nasum Ahmed scored an unbeaten 19 off 9 balls with 2 sixes and 1 four to help Bangladesh reach this score. For England, all-rounder Moeen Ali took two wickets in the powerplay, taking two wickets for 18 runs. Tymal Mills took 3 wickets for 27 runs in his four overs after getting two players in the last over. Liam Livingstone took 2 for 15 in three overs while Chris Woakes conceded just 12 runs in four overs and took one wicket.
The England bowlers, who bundled out West Indies for 55 runs in the last match, continued the same performance in this match as well. Bangladesh lost the wickets of both the openers in the third over. Liton Das (09) got off to a good start by adding 10 runs in the first over by hitting two fours on Moeen Ali, but he was dismissed by the same bowler giving a simple catch to Livingstone in an attempt to sweep in the second over. On the very next ball, his partner Mohammad Naeem (5) could not do the right timing and reached the pavilion by giving a simple catch at mid-on. Bangladesh lost 2 wickets for 14 runs.
In the sixth over of the innings, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (4) made a mistake in trying to play a slow delivery of Chris Woakes high on the fine leg, but Adil Rashid did not make any mistake in taking the catch. Bangladesh's score in the powerplay was three wickets for 27 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim (3 fours in 30 balls) and Mahmudullah tried to form a partnership for the fourth wicket and took the score to 60 for three in 10 overs.
England dealt a fourth blow to Bangladesh in the next over by dismissing Mushfiqur who was frozen at the crease, who was trying to reverse-swipe Livingstone's delivery. The on-field umpire turned down the leg-before appeal, after which England captain Eoin Morgan took a review, in which Rahim was declared out and the fourth wicket partnership of 37 runs in 32 balls ended. Afif Hossain could play only six balls and was run out in an attempt to make a run. Mahmudullah (a four in 24 balls) took an easy catch off Livingstone and after 15 overs the score was 83 for six.
Bangladesh lost the seventh wicket in the form of Mehdi Hasan in the 18th over. In the next over, tail batsman Nasum Ahmed hit two sixes and a four on Adil Rashid, adding 17 runs to take Bangladesh close to 120 runs. In the last over, Mills hit Nurul Hasan ( 16 runs) and dismissed Mustafizur Rahman.