England defeat Bangladesh, triumphing by 4 wickets with 77 balls remaining in a match marred by rain disruptions on Monday at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, and Moeen Ali delivered explosive performances, propelling the team towards success. In a skillful display, Shoriful Islam managed to dismiss England’s captain, Jos Buttler, with a well-executed short ball, marking the fall of England’s fourth wicket with the score at 107 runs. Nevertheless, the English team remained in a favorable position, requiring just 89 runs to win over approximately 26 overs.
England defeat Bangladesh by 4 wickets | Warm-up Matches
England’s sharp bowling attack limited the Bangladesh team to a mere 188 runs in 37 overs. Bowlers such as Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, and David Willey made significant contributions by taking key wickets. For Bangladesh, Mehidy Hasan contributed 74 runs, while Tanzid Hasan chipped in with a 45-run innings. The match was interrupted due to rain while Adil Rashid was weaving his magic against the Bangladesh side. The playing field was covered, and it appeared that the game would experience a delay before resuming.
Reece Topley gave England a strong start by dismissing two crucial Bangladesh batsmen, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Litton Das. Currently, Tanzid Hasan and Mehndi Hasan Miraz are at the crease, striving to stabilize the Bangladesh innings. During the second warm-up game, Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first in Guwahati’s hot and humid conditions. England’s captain, Jos Buttler, expressed that he would have made the same decision to bowl first, anticipating potential rain-related interruptions.