In the 12th match of the entertaining World Cup 2019 extravaganza, England registered a phenomenal 106-run win over Bangladesh at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday. The home team posted daunting first innings total on the back of Jason Roy’s staggering innings and half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow. In the second innings, although Shakib Al Hasan compiled a fabulous hundred, but still the task was always going pretty difficult and eventually Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer bowled really well to restrict Bangladesh and in turn guided his team to a comfortable victory. With this win, England have added another two crucial points to their tally and they have now climbed towards the second spot on the charts.
Roy's scintillating innings flies England to massive 386
After losing the toss and being put in to bat first, the English team started off things in a stylish fashion. The two openers, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy came out in a dazzling mood and bashed the Bangladeshi bowlers ridiculously well compiling a fabulous 128-run partnership. Bairstow got out for a 50-ball 51, while Roy continued to take the attack down against the opposition bowler, racking up his 9th ODI century.
He stitched an excellent partnership of 77 runs along with Joe Root. Roy played a sensational inning of 153 runs which came off 121 balls and consisted of 14 fours and 5 sixes before getting dismissed by Mehidy Hasan. Towards the end, Jos Buttler fired in a quick 64 off just 44 balls and due to some vital cameos from the lower-order, England finished with a herculean total of 386 runs. It proved out to be a tough outing for the Bangladesh bowlers, Mehidy Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin picked up two wickets each.
Shakib smashes 8th ODI hundred
Chasing a massive target of 387 runs, Bangladesh got off to a poor start as their opening batsman Soumya Sarkar got out early with just eight runs on the scoreboard. The pair of Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan then stitched a vital partnership of 55 runs to their team’s progress further in this monumental chase. Tamim got dismissed off a delivery bowled by Mark Wood in the 12th over, after which Shakib joined hands with his experienced partner Mushfiqur Rahim.
Shakib and Mushfiqur batted nicely to stitch an excellent stand of 106 runs before the latter got out for a 50-ball 44. Wickets kept falling at one end, but Shakib never lost his focus on the other side and in turn notched up a fabulous century as well in the 33rd over. Although Shakib scored a brilliant hundred, but still the target was a monumental one and this forced him to take the risk and in that process, the left-hander got dismissed after scoring a well-deserved knock of 121 runs. Towards the end, the duo comprising of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes bowled amazingly well to bowl out Bangladesh for 280 runs in 48.5 overs. Both Stokes and Jofra were the pick of the England bowlers, scalping three wickets each.
England: 386/6 in 50 overs (Jason Roy-153, Jos Buttler-64; Mehidy Hasan 2/67)
Bangladesh: 280/10 in 48.5 overs (Shakib Al Hasan-121, Mushfiqur Rahim-44; Jofra Archer 3/30, Ben Stokes 3/23)
Result: England won the match by 106 runs.
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