Cardiff, June 9, 2019:
The Bangladesh campaign in the 2019 Cricket World Cup has suffered a severe setback as a Jason Roy knock (who scored 152) propelled hosts England to a comprehensive 106 runs victory over England. Mehidy Hasan and Saifuddin scalped two wickets each for the Bangladesh tigers.
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Openers Roy and Jonny Bairstow gave England a solid start at the top as the duo stitched together a partnership of 128 runs. Bangladesh bowlers looked lacklustre in the opening 15 overs of the match, but the team managed to take their first wicket in the 20th over as Bairstow (51) was dismissed by Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.
Chasing 387, Bangladesh got off to a bad start as they lost their in-form opener Soumya Sarkar (2) pretty early as he was dismissed by Jofra Archer. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan steadied the innings as they put up a 55-run stand.
Shakib brought up his century off just 95 balls in the 33rd over, becoming the only second Bangladesh batsman to score a century in the World Cup. Shakib and Mahmudullah put up a 49-run stand, but Ben Stokes produced a lethal yorker to end Shakib’s (121) tremendous innings.
In the end, the asking run-rate proved too much for the Bangladesh batsmen and the team was bundled out for 280, falling short of the target by 106 runs.
Bangladesh will next face Sri Lanka on June 11 whereas England will take on West Indies on June 14.
Brief Scores: England 386/6 (Jason Roy 153, Jos Buttler 64, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 2-67) defeat Bangladesh 280 all out (Shakib Al Hasan 121, Mushfiqur Rahim 44, Jofra Archer 3-30) by 106 runs.
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India take on their arch-rivals Australia at The Oval on Sunday in their second match of the 50-over showpiece event.
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