England posted their highest World Cup total to beat Bangladesh by a convincing margin of 106 runs in Cardiff on Saturday (June 8). England beat Bangladesh by 106 runs in their World Cup 2019 match at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday.
Toss: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to field first.
First Innings: Jason Roy scored 153 at the top of the order for England. Mashrafe Mortaza claimed the wicket of Jonny Bairstow (51) after a 128-run opening partnership and Saifuddin claimed the wicket of Joe Root (21). After a cautious start against left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan, the England openers dominated Bangladesh bowlers. Roy and Bairstow put on 128 runs for the first wicket. Jos Buttler played through some physical discomfort to score 64, in the process scoring the joint fastest fifty of this World Cup. Eoin Morgan (35) and Ben Stokes (6) departed in quick succession to dent England’s hopes of posting the first 400+ score of the tournament. Chris Woakes (18) and Liam Plunkett (25) went on a rampage in the last few overs to help England post a massive 386/6 in 50 overs.
Second Innings: Shakib al Hasan scored a great 119-ball 121 before being bowled by Ben Stokes for Bangladesh in their chase of 387 against England in Cardiff. Shakib brought up his century in 95 balls. After Shakib’s wicket, Bangladesh lost their way, losing wickets as the required run rate kept creeping up. They finally lost by 106 runs, with Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes taking three wickets each. Opener Soumya Sarkar (2) was castled by Jofra Archer’s blistering pace early on and Tamim Iqbal (19) then offered a catch to Eoin Morgan at cover. Mushfiqur Rahim (41) put on a 106-run partnership with Shakib. Mohammad Mithun (0) lasted for only two balls. Joffra Archer bowled the fastest ball of the World Cup, clocked at 153 kph or 95 mph. The record was broken soon after, when Mark Wood clocked a 154 kph delivery.
Brief Scores: ENG 386/6 (50) | BAN 280 all out (48.5)
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19 July, 2019