English media considers the victory as unexpected!
During the first One-day international of three match bilateral series between Bangladesh and England, Bangladesh was clearly in an advance position. At a stage Bangladesh’s score was 271 runs for four wickets and two well set batsmen Imrul Kayes and Shakib Al Hasan were there in the middle. Only 39 runs were needed from 52 balls at that moment. (নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ইংলিশ মিডিয়ার প্রতিবেদনে ইংল্যান্ডের ‘অসম্ভব জয়’)
Even a spectator who watches cricket hardly will also say that Bangladesh is going to win this match. But unfortunately the picture looked totally different when the match came to an end! Scorecard will show you that England has won the match by 21 runs. It has become possible for the brilliant bowling performances of English bowlers and credit goes to them specially to the debutant Jake Ball who has put water in the dream of millions Bangladeshi spectators to chase 300+ runs for the first time at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.
Popular English medias are also marking this win as unexpected. Headline of The Telegraph one of the popular newspapers of England was – “England rally to defeat Bangladesh in first ODI as debutant Jake Ball takes five wickets to seal unlikely victory”. Another well known media BBC has marked this victory as a thrilling one in their match report.
While The Guardian said – “Bangladesh lost six for 17 to not so much throw away a winning position as trample it into a pulp and hurl it off a cliff”. Other medias also didn’t forget to praise tigers effort. Besides they also expressed their happiness because finally cricket has now become the main talk of the series throwing security concerns far away.