Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs England 20th Match, Group 1 2021/22

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Tymal Mills, Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali shared seven wickets, as England dominated with the ball

England 126 for two (Roy 61, Malan 28*, Shoriful 1-26) beat Bangladesh 124 for 9 (Mushfiqur 29, Mills 3-27, Livingstone 2-15) by eight wickets

England continued their imposing begin to the T20 World Cup with a second powerplay-impressed victory of the competitors, as Bangladesh emulated West Indies in being overwhelmed within the opening exchanges of the competition earlier than being dispatched in a low-key run-chase for an uncompetitive eight-wicket scoreline.

While Bangladesh’s complete of 124 for 9 was a big step-up from West Indies’ 55 all-out in Dubai on Friday, the seeds of their downfall have been all too acquainted. Mahmudullah gained the toss and batted first on what he described as a “belter”, however his group then ran aground on the spin-and-seam combo of Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes, who bowled unchanged by way of the powerplay for a sport-breaking mixed evaluation of three for 27.

Moeen continued a staggering begin to his match. In a format the place familiarity tends to breed contempt, he has now bowled all seven of his overs straight off the reel on the high of his two innings – 4 in a row towards West Indies for two for 17, and an extra three with 2 for 18 in the present day. Liton Das tried briefly to hit him off his size with consecutive fours down the bottom, however he scuffed a 3rd such blow to deep-midwicket to depart for 9 from 8 balls earlier than a rash swipe one ball later did for his fellow opener Mohammad Naim too.

At the opposite finish, Woakes thumped a two-paced deck with a usually proud seam and tight line, and when he extracted the priceless scalp of Shakib Al Hasan – through a high-edged pull and an outstanding leaping take from Adil Rashid – there was little that Bangladesh’s different two senior statesman, Mahmudullah himself and Mushfiqur Rahim, fellow veterans of each T20 World Cup since 2007, might do to alter the narrative.

Livingstone, I presume

Moeen’s impression on the high of England’s innings reworked the permutations for Morgan by way of the center overs – notably as soon as it turned obvious that the additional tempo of Chris Jordan and – at that stage of the innings – Tymal Mills was providing a touch of a route again into the competition for Bangladesh. After conceding 12 and 11 runs respectively of their first forays, Morgan turned as an alternative to the variations of Liam Livingstone, who skidded his third ball by way of Mushfiqur’s tried reverse-sweep and extracted a vital breakthrough on assessment.

Afif Hossain adopted in Livingstone’s subsequent over – desperately run-out as Mills at backward sq. fumbled a easy choose-up and coaxed the batters in an aborted try at a stolen second. And such was the panic that Livingstone was creating, that Nurul Hasan all however ran himself out too from every of his first two balls.

And his work was duly accomplished when Mahmudullah – Bangladesh’s final remaining hope – scuffed one other ripping legbreak straight to level for 19 from 24.

Slowness does it for Mills on the dying
A minor dent to England’s progress adopted when Rashid, entrusted with one half of the dying overs in a worthwhile experiment, was bludgeoned with some success by the left-hander Nasum Ahmed, who focused the quick leg-aspect boundary for the one two sixes of the innings.

But on the different finish, Tymal Mills unfurled his full repertoire to beautiful impact for ultimate figures of three for 27. His impression was epitomised by the style of his ultimate two wickets – from consecutive balls proper on the dying of the innings. Mahedi Hasan was bounced out by a fierce quick ball that brushed his glove and was given out on assessment; then one ball later, Mustafizur Rahman was confounded by the slowest of gradual inswinging yorkers, to lose his leg stump for 0. The data of Mills’ bodily risk, allied to the subtlety of his wealth of variations, makes for a really potent package deal.
Roy on the double

England’s solely duff be aware towards West Indies was the slight tangle they obtained in whereas attempting to hurry to their 56-run goal. They made no such errors this time round. Jason Roy marked his fiftieth T20I cap with a rampant knock of 61 from 38 balls, his 5 fours and three sixes together with a large straight strike off Nasum to deliver up his half-century. In including 39 for the primary wicket in 28 balls of the powerplay, he and Jos Buttler ended any fears of a twist within the story.

Dawid Malan had been missed in that West Indies romp, however his reappearance at No. 3 resulted in one other usually fuss-free knock of 28 not out from 25, as he ticked alongside at a tempo that met the match necessities – nothing extra, nothing much less. Jonny Bairstow sealed the take care of a pull for 4 by way of midwicket with 35 balls left unused. The World No.1 T20I outfit are trying ominous in these early exchanges.

Andrew Miller is UK editor of ESPNcricinfo. @miller_cricket

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