England hand big defeat to Bangladesh undeterred by Shakib’s bravery

In the 12th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, hosts England, riding over a substantial total, has handed Bangladesh a big defeat of 106 runs at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday, June 8.

Shakib scores highest 121

Running after a whopping 386 for 6 produced by the home batsmen after Bangladesh skipper sent them to bat first, the opposition tumbled down scoring 280 losing all the wickets in 48.5 overs.

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Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan did what he had to do but the target proved to be too immense for the team batting second.

Shakib’s 121 was the only armament in Bangladesh’s innings; none other than Mushfiqur Rahim could manage to stand in a partnership with the world number one all-rounder.

The 32-year old encountered 119 deliveries, slashed 12 shots of fours and a six.

Shakib and Mushfiqur denied to detach till adding 106 runs in the third wicket partnership, showing some faint ray of hopes for Bangladesh at some stage.

A superlative toe-crusher yorker from Ben Stokes extinguished Shakib’s bravery for the particular occasion; with that, Bangladesh too fumbled down quickly setting aside little cameo knocks from Mahmudullah Riyad and Mosaddek Hossain.

Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes scalped 3 wickets each for 29 and 23 runs respectively.

The match literally faced the termination in the first half with England mounting a near about four hundred runs on the board obliged by some brutal batting display from Jason Roy, the opener cliffed to 153, his eighth ODI ton.

Roy and Bairstow hanged Bangladeshi bowlers from the edge all along the twentieth over adding 128 in the first wicket.

Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza outsmarted Bairstow at 51 (50 balls) but that could not bring his team in the line of competition with English batsmen.

Root joined with Roy as England crossed 200 runs in 30th over. The hosts batsmen continued their good run; Jos Buttler produced another blistering half century adding 64 in 44 deliveries flicking four immense sixes.

Brief Score:

England 386/6 (50 overs)

Jason Roy 153, Jos Buttler 64, Jonny Bairstow 51

Mohammad Saifuddin 2/78, Mehidy Hasan 2/67

Bangladesh 280 all out (48.5 overs)

Shakib Al Hasan 121, Mushfiqur Rahim 44, Mahmudullah Riyad 28

Jofra Archer 3/29, Ben Stokes 3/23, Mark Wood 2/52

Result: England won by 106 runs.

Toss: Bangladesh

Man of the Match: Jason Roy

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