Humiliating loss against England blurs Bangladesh's semi final chance
Dhaka, October 28: Bangladesh's dream of appearing in the semi final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup has started to blur, following the team's humiliating loss against England on Wednesday. The Tigers lost to the Three Lions by eights wickets as the latter chased down the paltry target in a little over 14 overs.
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Mahmudullah Riyad's men could managed to put up 124 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their designated 20 overs.
Both openers- Liton and Naim- and all rounder Shakib Al Hasan departed for respective scores of 9, 5 and 4 runs.
With the team reeling at 26 runs for the loss of three wickets in 5.2 overs, Captain Mahmudullah and senior pro Mushfiqur Rahim stitched together a partnership of 37 runs to lend the team some stability.
Mushfiqur scored 29 off 30 deliveries and the skipper chipped in with 19 off 24.
Even though Nurul Hasan (16) and Mahedi Hasan (11) added valuable runs, it was a late counterpunch from Nasum Ahmed (19 off 9) that allowed the team to break the 120-run mark.
Among the English bowlers, Tymal Mills picked up three, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone got two each and Chris Woakes picked up one wicket.
Chasing the score, Jason Roy hit three sixes and five fours in his 38-ball 61 to make light of the target.
Bangladesh was able to pick up two wickets- Roy and Jos Buttler (18 off 18).
Dawid Malan (28 off 25) and Jonny Bairstow (8 off 4) finished off the match.
Roy was adjudged the Man of the match.
For Bangladesh, Shoriful Islam and Nasum Ahmed picked up a wicket each as the English batsman dominated the show.