World Cup 2023: England Thrashes Bangladesh by 137 Runs

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At the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, England emerged victorious, showcasing their cricketing prowess against Bangladesh. The 7th match of the tournament took place at the picturesque venue of Dharamsala on October 10, 2023. England secured a commanding win by 137 runs, thanks to their stellar batting and disciplined bowling performances.

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England’s innings were headlined by the sensational Dawid Malan, who was awarded the Player of the Match for his scintillating knock of 140 runs off just 107 balls. Malan’s inning was a masterclass in controlled aggression, as he hit 16 fours and 5 sixes, amassing at a strike rate of 130.84. His partnership with Joe Root, who contributed a well-compiled 82, laid the foundation for England’s imposing total of 364/9 in their allotted 50 overs.

Jonny Bairstow played a vital role at the top of the order, scoring 52 runs at a brisk pace, while Jos Buttler added a quickfire 20 off 10 balls. England’s middle order chipped in with valuable contributions, and their total was further bolstered by Chris Woakes (14) and Adil Rashid (11) towards the end of the innings.

Bangladesh faced an uphill task, needing 365 runs to secure victory. Their chase got off to a shaky start, losing early wickets, with Litton Das (76) being the lone warrior in the top order. Das displayed his class with composed inning, but he lacked support from the other end. Reece Topley was the pick of the England bowlers, scalping 4 crucial wickets for just 43 runs, while Chris Woakes also made significant inroads, taking 2 wickets for 49 runs.

Mushfiqur Rahim (51) and Towhid Hridoy (39) provided some resistance in the middle overs, but the required run rate continued to climb. Liam Livingstone and Adil Rashid chipped in with a wicket each, ensuring that England maintained the pressure throughout the innings. Mark Wood and Sam Curran bowled economically, making it difficult for Bangladesh to find scoring opportunities.

In the end, Bangladesh was restricted to 227 runs, falling short by a substantial margin of 137 runs. England’s comprehensive victory showcased their depth in both batting and bowling departments, solidifying their status as contenders for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

England’s win over Bangladesh in the 7th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was an easy one. With standout performances from Dawid Malan and Reece Topley, England has signalled their intentions to go far in the tournament. The World Cup continues to deliver thrilling moments and exceptional cricket, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.