England beat Bangladesh with ease to earn second T20 World Cup win

England smash Bangladesh to make it two wins from two at the T20 World Cup as three-wicket Tymal Mills combines with the spinners to restrict opponents to just 124 before Jason Roy’s 61 makes light work of the chase

  • England claimed their second win from two at the T20 World Cup in the UAE
  • They defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets after successfully chasing 125
  • Jason Roy’s 61 ensured the chase was a cruise with only two wickets falling
  • Tymal Mills took three wickets with Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone two each
  • Good bowling restricted Bangladesh to 124 for nine which was never enough
  • England will now head into a tougher test against Australia on Saturday  

England made light work of Bangladesh to make it two wins from two in the group stage at the T20 World Cup. 

Tymal Mills took three wickets, with spinners Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone striking twice apiece, as Bangladesh were restricted to 124 for nine in Abu Dhabi.

And England’s power-hitters made the chase look easy with Jason Roy hitting a half-century in his 50th T20i to help them to the victory target with plenty to spare.

Following their emphatic win over West Indies on Saturday, England are in a strong position in Super 12 Group One with Australia next up.  

England made light work of Bangladesh to make it two wins from two at the T20 World Cup

England opener Jason Roy smashes the ball for six as they made light work of chasing 125 

Tymal Mills celebrates one of his three wickets as England successfully restricted Bangladesh

It was an excellent effort once again from England’s bowlers just a few days after they skittled West Indies for 55 in their tournament opener.

Despite sweltering conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, they manfully stuck to the task of restricting Bangladesh didn’t cut loose with the spinners setting the tone again.

Moeen Ali removed openers Liton Das and Mohammad Naim while Chris Woakes conceded just 12 runs in his quartet of overs and contributed the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan.

Bangladesh were in deep trouble at 26 for three but there was at least a flicker of fight when veteran pair Mushfiqur Rahim (29) and captain Mahmudullah (19) before Livingstone removed them both. 

Liam Livingstone managed to take the wicket of Bangladesh captain Mohammad Mahmudullah

Livingstone grabbed two wickets and is seen here appealing for Mushfiqur Rahim’s wicket

Adil Rashid was the most expensive of England’s bowlers, conceding 35 off his four overs, including two leg-side sixes from No 9 Nasum Ahmed, much to the delight of the many Bangladesh fans in the crowd.

But they were the only two shots to clear the ropes and with wickets falling at a fair rate, Bangladesh were unable to get much above a sub-par total.

Mills claimed back-to-back wickets towards the end of the innings to finish as the pick of England’s bowlers with three for 27.

England were never in danger during their innings, with Roy and Jos Buttler setting out with intent.

Jason Roy was in free-scoring form and his 61 ensured the run chase was a procession 

Roy picked up the Player of the Match trophy after his contribution to England’s run chase 

Buttler did fall for 18 off 18, caught well by Mohammad Naim off Nasum’s bowling, but Roy was unstoppable as he claimed a half-century in his landmark 50th match for England in this format. 

He brought up his 50 with a huge six down the ground and ultimately fell for 61 off just 37 balls, including four 4s and three 6s. 

Dawid Malan wasn’t moved down the order with one eye on the net run rate this time and he combined with Jonny Bairstow to get England home after just 14.1 overs.

Saturday will see a sterner test against Australia but England have, in their wins over West Indies and Bangladesh, underlined precisely why they are considered one of the tournament favourites.  

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