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England dominates Bangladesh in ICC Men's World Cup warm-up: a convincing victory

England’s Reece James William Topley in action during a warm-up match between Bangladesh and England ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup
England’s Reece James William Topley in action during a warm-up match between Bangladesh and England ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup
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England sent a resounding warning to other teams in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup by securing a commanding four-wicket victory over Bangladesh at Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

Match Summary

England vs Bangladesh, Match 6

England 197/6 (24.1 ov)

Bangladesh188/9 (37 ov)

England won by 4 wickets (D/L Method)


Bangladesh made the decision to bat first and managed to post a total of 188 for nine within their allotted 37 overs. England, in response, successfully chased down the target, reaching 197 for six in just 24.1 overs.
Bangladesh initially struggled, finding themselves at a precarious 26 for two. It was the partnership of Tamim Iqbal (45) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (74 off 89 balls, including 10 boundaries) that stabilized their innings with a crucial 52-run stand for the third wicket. The match experienced a rain delay after 30 overs, leading to a reduction in overs for both teams, ultimately resulting in a 37-over-a-side contest. Bangladesh concluded their innings at 188 for nine. Reece Topley (3-23), David Willey (2-26), and Adil Rashid (2-27) were the standout bowlers for England.
England's response began with a 42-run partnership for the second wicket between Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. Subsequently, their innings gained momentum, with contributions from Harry Brook and skipper Jos Buttler. Moeen Ali teamed up with Joe Root, adding an impressive 79 runs for the sixth wicket. Ali scored 56 off 39 deliveries, featuring two boundaries and six sixes, while Root remained unbeaten on 26 off 40 balls with a single boundary. Mustafizur Rahman was the top bowler for Bangladesh, taking 2 wickets for 23 runs. England successfully chased down the target in just 24.1 overs, ending their innings at 197 for six.

Match Stats

Bangladesh Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Litton Das - 2.1 ov), 2-26 (Najmul Hossain Shanto - 4.6 ov), 3-78 (Tanzid Hasan - 15.2 ov), 4-104 (Mushfiqur Rahim - 20.4 ov), 5-138 (Mahmudullah - 26.3 ov), 6-155 (Towhid Hridoy - 31.1 ov), 7-173 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz - 33.3 ov), 8-173 (Nasum Ahmed - 33.4 ov), 9-179 (Mahedi Hasan - 34.1 ov)

England Fall of wickets1-9 (Dawid Malan - 0.6 ov), 2-51 (Jonny Bairstow - 4.1 ov), 3-73 (Harry Brook - 7.4 ov), 4-107 (Jos Buttler - 10.5 ov), 5-114 (Liam Livingstone - 13.2 ov), 6-193 (Moeen Ali - 23.2 ov)

Playing XI

ENGLAND - Jos Buttler(WK/C), Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

BANGLADESH - Shakib Al Hasan(C), Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(WK), Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tanzid Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Match Details

Date - 2023-10-02 08:30:00

Venue - Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Toss - Bangladesh elected to bat

Umpires - Paul Wilson (Australia), Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh), Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka TV)

Match Referee - Javagal Srinath (India)

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