Malan ton, Topley four-for arrange thumping win for England in match 7 of World Cup 2023

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England vs Bangladesh, seventh Match at Dharamsala, Oct 10, 2023,

Printed on: Oct 11, 2023

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Opener Dawid Malan smashed 140 off 107 balls, whereas left-arm pacer Reece Topley claimed 4/43 as England beat Bangladesh by 137 runs in match quantity seven of the 2023 World Cup on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday, October 10. With the win, the defending champions acquired their first factors on the board.

Bangladesh gained the toss and opted to bowl first within the recreation. Nonetheless, they may not cease England from posting a giant rating. Malan and fellow opener Jonny Bairstow (52 off 59) added 115 for the primary wicket. The stand was damaged when Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan cleaned up Bairstow for 52 off 59 balls.

Malan and Joe Root (82 off 68) then added 151 runs for the second wicket as there was no respite for Bangladesh bowlers and fielders. Malan went on to finish a well-deserved century and stored attacking even after that. He struck 16 fours and 5 sixes in an distinctive innings earlier than being bowled by Mahedi Hasan. Root missed out on three figures as he was caught behind off Shoriful Islam.

Earlier than Root, Shoriful had cleaned up England captain Jos Buttler for 20. Root’s wicket was adopted by that of Liam Livingstone (0) who was knocked over by a brute. Bangladesh stored chipping away on the England decrease order. Mahedi Hasan completed with 4/71 and Shoriful with 3/75. Nonetheless, England nonetheless completed on an especially wholesome 364/9.

Chasing 360, Bangladesh misplaced 4 wickets earlier than they may attain the 50-run mark. Topley despatched again Tanzid Hasan (1) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (0) off consecutive deliveries. He then produced a jaffa to wash up Shakib. Mehidy Hasan Miraz perished for 8, caught behind off Chris Woakes.

Litton Das top-scored for Bangladesh with 76 off 66 balls earlier than he too was caught behind off Woakes. Veteran keeper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim contributed 51 off 64, whereas Towhid Hridoy scored 39 off 61, however Bangladesh had been by no means within the hunt within the chase. They had been ultimately bowled out for 227 in 48.2 overs.

Talking after the vital win, England skipper Buttler mentioned, “Actually good efficiency, caught to our weapons. Actually vital for us after a nasty efficiency earlier. The again finish, I believe we should always have scored just a few extra. It was implausible to see Dawid Malan get up and get a giant hundred after what occurred first recreation. We’re all the time in search of the right efficiency.”

–By A Cricket Correspondent

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