Twitter Reactions: Tymal Mills, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy take England home as Bangladesh slump to second loss
Jason Roy scored a 38-ball 61 to fizzle the spirit out of the Tigers' bowling unit.
Updated - Oct 27, 2021 6:43 pm
After annihilating West Indies, England have put in another strong showing. On Wednesday, October 27, Eoin Morgan and Co. beat Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. With a stupendous net run rate, it would be hard for other teams to dislodge the Brits from the top of the table. The Tigers have reasons to worry as they are yet to open their account in the World Cup.
England bowlers strangle Bangladesh
After electing to bat first, Bangladesh lost three early wickets of Liton Das, Mohammad Naim and Shakib Al Hasan, who all couldn’t get into double digits. Moeen Ali was again impressive with the ball as he picked up two wickets upfront. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah tried to restore sanity into proceedings with a 37-run stand. However, Liam Livingstone separated the duo in the 11th over.
The tweaker got the better of Mushfiqur, who top-scored for the Tigers with 29, laced with three fours. Afif Hossain perished cheaply after a horrendous mix-up with his captain. Mahmudullah became Livingstone’s second victim after scoring 19. In the end, Nasum Ahmed’s cameo of 19 took Bangladesh to 124 for nine. Tymal Mills was the pick of the Three Lions’ bowlers with three wickets.
Roy caps off comprehensive wins
The two England openers- Jason Roy and Jos Buttler- showed their intent right from the word go. Buttler hit one four and a six to score 18 runs before left-armer Nasum accounted for his wicket. He tried to hit one downtown for a six only for Naim to take an easy catch in the deep. The duo of Buttler and Roy had put on 39 runs off 29 balls to lay the platform for the Brits in their run-chase.
After Buttler got out, Roy went on to score his half-century off 33 balls. The latter notched 61 runs off 38 balls with five fours and three sixes before Shoriful Islam nipped him out. Dawid Malan didn’t get a chance to bat in the previous game, but came out to bat at No.3 against the Tigers. He stayed unbeaten on 28 off 23 with three fours as England chased the target down with 35 balls to spare.
Here’s how the netizens reacted to England’s win
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) October 27, 2021
Well batted jase
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) October 27, 2021
England & Pakistan so far look a class above the Rest in this #T20WorldCup2021 !! Early days but they will be both take some stopping …
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 27, 2021
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) October 27, 2021
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) October 27, 2021
— Troll Cricket (@Trolll_Cricket) October 27, 2021
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@ashutosh_sri8) October 27, 2021
Jason Roy's incredible rampage of 61 from 38 guides England home to an 8 wicket win with 35 balls to spare!
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 27, 2021
— Ryan (@ryandesa_07) October 27, 2021
— Jamey Kemp (@jaykay1980) October 27, 2021
— Roushan Alam (@roushanalam) October 27, 2021