England restrict Bangladesh to 124/9
Leg-spinner Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes struck blows at regular intervals to put Banlgadesh seven wickets down by the 18th over in tough batting conditions and restricted the Bangledesh Team to 124.
Bangladesh gave a target of 125 runs to England.
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and decided to bat first against England in the Super 12 stage of the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
One change for Bangladesh from their last game -- Shoriful Islam replaced Mohammad Saifuddin while England went unchanged. Eoin Morgan-led England defeated West Indies by six wickets in their opening match after stupendous displays from spinner Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will look to march forward and leave behind a disappointing five-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in their opening game despite being in control for the majority of the match.
Abject running from Bangladesh causes the premature departure of Afif Hossain, and could in a parallel universe have been three run-outs in consecutive balls! The first comes as Mahmudullah nudges a single to Mills behind square, whereupon both batters stutter while contemplating a second as Mills fails to gather cleanly. But he recovers with a couple of quick steps, wings in the shy, and Afif is in no-man's land as Buttler whips off the bails.
The new man, Nurul Hasan, then does his utmost to stuff himself from each of his first two balls. A madcap sprint for two to midwicket beats the shy by six inches, before a hare-brained scamper for a nudge to point results in him giving up hope as the throw at the non-striker's stumps skims just wide. Suffice to say, Bangladesh are rather rattled at the moment.