England Vs Bangladesh: Century from Jason Roy propels the Hosts to a historic win
June 8, 2019
CWC 2019 | Match 12 | England Vs Bangladesh | Post-match Analysis
On a pitch that offered something to the seamers, promising pleasure but little did Bangladesh knew England will dominate the game and stretch the total to 386/6 at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on 8th June. They didn’t have a strong batting line-up just like the hosts as they fell short of 106 runs.
After losing the toss, England were put onto bat first. Bangladesh didn’t knew this would prove them costly as both the openers Jonny Bairstow(51) and Jason Roy went onto 128 runs partnership before the former getting out to Mortaza. Joe Root(19) came in at no. 3 but didn’t last long as he was bowled by Saiffudin.
Jason Roy gets to the three-figure mark and it has been an impressive hundred for sure. Lofted shots and crunchy drives from the Surrey opener.
Jason Roy(153) went on a six-hitting rampage – tonking Mehidy for three sixes in a row. The mesmerising flourish with which he skipped down the deck and lifted the off spinner into the stands at long-off would make it to any highlights package before he got out to go for one more.
A quick knock from Buttler(64) helped England to cross 300+ mark.
A couple of scalps have helped Bangladesh to stage a mini-comeback. Mehidy took Morgan’s(35) wicket while Fizz removed Stokes(6). Mortaza almost fluffed the chance but somehow grabbed it on the rebound.
Plunkett (27 in 9) has played like a turbo-charged engine in the final few overs to pilot the home side to a monstrous 386 for 6. Woakes also played his part with an 8-ball 18.
On chasing a mammoth total of 387, Soumya Sarkar(2) was the first one to get dismissed by Jofra Archer, he was unfortunate as the ball nipped back off the seam a hint to take out the off bail and then flew over keeper’s head into the boundary. Tamim too didn’t stay put on the crease as he departs for 19 off Mark Wood.
Shakib-al-hasan and Rahim(44) showed some hope as they put 106 runs stand before the latter got a leading edge to the fielder at backward point. Shakib came in at no. 3 and he stood out among the rest as he scored his hundred no. 8 in ODIs.
Shakib explored all parts of the ground and even showcased his pyrotechnics. He also got a bit of luck with Root fluffing an easy chance off Stokes. However, Stokes continued to bowl with vigour and cleaned up Shakib(121) with a brilliant yorker. The all rounder rightly walked back to the pavilion with a round of applause from the fans.
Stokes also dismissed Mossadek(26) with Jofra grabbing a sharp catch in the deep.
The wheels are falling away. Mark Wood prises out Mahmudullah(28). The required rate has climbed over 25. The Asian nation seems to be playing out for the NRR.
There was a bit of drama as the bails didn’t fall again with Saifuddin(5) being the lucky batter. However, Stokes ended his innings by castling the lower order batsman. The all rounder had a good day with the ball – three scalps.
Archer provides the finishing touches with his trademark vicious short ball at Mustafizur to ensure England’s clinical 106-run victory.
Player of the Match
Jason Roy’s knock of 153 was the highlight of the day. As a result of his mind blowing innings England notched up a massive score of 386 and the hosts had clinched the game in the first half itself. Although Shakib Al Hasan notched up a prolific century, they never looked like chasing down such a massive target. But Shakib’s knock of 121 has made sure that Bangladesh’s net run rate doesn’t get a massive beating. Buttler again gave a glimpse of his pyrotechnics. In the end, England had too many runs on the board for Bangladesh.
Records & Stats
Most catches in an inngs by a non-designated WK
4 J Bairstow v Ban, Cardiff 2019
3 S Hetmyer v UAE, Harare 2018
2 T Dilshan v Ban, Karachi 2008
2 P Hughes v Ind, Pune 2013
Last seven ODI totals for England
373/3 (50) v Pak
359/4 (44.5) v Pak
341/7 (49.3) v Pak
351/9 (50) v Pak
311/8 (50) v SA
334/9 (50) v Pak
386/6 - v Ban
It's a new world record for most consecutive 300+ scores in ODIs
Brief scores: England 386/6 in 50 overs (Jason Roy 153, Jos Buttler 64; Mehidy Hasan 2-67, Mohammaad Shaifuddin 2-78) vs Bangladesh 280 all-out in 48.5 overs ( Shakib-al-hasan 121, Rahim 44; Jofra Archer 3-29, Ben Stokes 3-23) win by 106 runs.