England vs Bangladesh , ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
MATCH : - 7
TEAMS : - England vs Bangladesh
VENUE : - HPCA stadium, Dharamsala
MATCH START TIME : - 10: 30 AM IST / 10 OCTOBER 2023
TOSS : - Bangladesh (opt to bowl)
ENGLAND (PLAYING) : Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
ENGLAND BENCH : – Ben Stokes, Gus Atkinson, David Willey, Moeen Ali
BANGLADESH (PLAYING) : Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
BANGLADESH BENCH : Nasum Ahmed , Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mahmudullah
ENGLAND : 364 /9
BANGLADESH : 227 /10
The ICC World Cup 2023 witnessed an exhilarating clash between England and Bangladesh at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. This match, labeled as Match 7 of the tournament, promised an intense battle between two competitive teams. The match took place on 10th October 2023, with Bangladesh winning the toss and electing to bowl. The stage was set for a thrilling encounter that would leave fans on the edge of their seats.
The England team, led by Jos Buttler, featured a formidable playing XI. Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, and Reece Topley formed the core of the batting and bowling departments. The team had a strong bench as well, with players like Ben Stokes, Gus Atkinson, David Willey, and Moeen Ali ready to contribute if needed.
On the other hand, the Bangladesh team, captained by Shakib Al Hasan, showcased their strength with their playing XI. Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim, Towhid Hridoy, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, and Mustafizur Rahman made up the lineup. Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, and Mahmudullah were present on the bench, ready to make an impact if given the opportunity.
England’s High-Flying Innings
The first innings of the match witnessed a display of formidable batting prowess by the English team. England’s innings began on a strong note with opener Jonny Bairstow scoring a solid 52 runs from 59 deliveries. His innings featured eight boundaries before being dismissed by Shakib Al Hasan.
The standout performer for England was Dawid Malan, who played a pivotal role in anchoring the innings. Malan showcased his class and power, smashing 140 runs off just 107 balls. His innings included an impressive 16 boundaries and five towering sixes. However, his outstanding knock was brought to an end by Mahedi Hasan.
Captain Joe Root also contributed significantly to the team’s total, adding a valuable 82 runs from 68 balls. His innings featured eight boundaries and one six before being caught by Mushfiqur Rahim off the bowling of Shoriful Islam.
Jos Buttler, Harry Brook, and Liam Livingstone played their parts in boosting the team’s score. Buttler added a quickfire 20 runs from only 10 balls, while Brook played a brief but impactful innings, adding 20 runs from 15 deliveries. Livingstone faced only one ball and was dismissed without scoring any runs.
Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, and Reece Topley contributed valuable runs to help England reach a formidable total of 364 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Despite some impressive bowling performances by the Bangladesh team, England’s powerful batting lineup proved to be a significant challenge.
Bangladesh’s Struggle in the Chase
Chasing a target of 365 runs, Bangladesh needed a strong start. However, their top order faced early setbacks. Litton Das played a commendable innings, scoring 76 runs from 66 balls, including seven boundaries and two sixes. His knock provided some hope for the Bangladesh team. But Litton Das was eventually dismissed by Chris Woakes, caught by Jos Buttler.
Tanzid Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto failed to make a significant impact, contributing only 1 run each before being dismissed. Shakib Al Hasan, one of Bangladesh’s star players, struggled to find his footing in the match, scoring just 1 run from 9 balls before being bowled by Reece Topley.
Mushfiqur Rahim showed some resistance, scoring 51 runs from 64 balls with four boundaries. However, he was eventually caught by Adil Rashid off Reece Topley’s delivery. Towhid Hridoy contributed 39 runs from 61 balls before being caught by Jos Buttler off Liam Livingstone’s bowling.
The middle and lower order of the Bangladesh team could not sustain the chase, with wickets falling at regular intervals. In the end, Bangladesh finished their innings with a total of 227 runs, losing all their wickets in 48.2 overs. Despite their efforts, they fell short of the challenging target set by England.
Bowling Performances by England
England’s bowling department put up an impressive show, restricting the Bangladesh team from reaching the target. Chris Woakes was the pick of the bowlers, delivering a disciplined spell of 8 overs, conceding 49 runs and taking 2 crucial wickets. Reece Topley showcased his skills, taking 4 wickets while conceding 43 runs in his 10 overs.
Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, and Liam Livingstone also contributed with crucial wickets, ensuring the pressure remained on the Bangladesh batsmen throughout their innings. The collective effort of the England bowlers led to their victory in this high-scoring thriller.
The England vs Bangladesh match in the ICC World Cup 2023 was a captivating encounter that showcased the power of batting and the skill of bowling. England’s formidable batting lineup, led by Dawid Malan’s sensational century, enabled them to set a commanding total of 364 runs. Despite Bangladesh’s efforts, they could not chase down the target and finished their innings with 227 runs.
This match served as a reminder of the excitement and unpredictability that the Cricket World Cup brings. With more matches to come in the tournament, cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the next thrilling clash of skills, passion, and determination on the field.
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