Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Kayes, Shafiul star as Bangla upset England

By The Assam Tribune

CHITTAGONG, March 11 (PTI): Bangladesh relied on their tailenders to return from the dead and pull off a sensational two-wicket upset victory over England in a World Cup group B match to keep their quarter-final hopes alive here today.

Chasing a modest 226, the hosts were precariously were placed at 169 for eight before Shafiul Islam (24 not out) combined with Mahmudullah (21 not out) to steer their side to a dramatic victory with six balls to spare at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Stadium.

It was England�s second upset defeat in the tournament as their experienced bowlers buckled under pressure in the thrilling final moments to make the task easier for the hosts.

England had suffered a humiliating three-wicket defeat at the hands of Ireland in an earlier league match.

Bangladesh had bowled out England for a modest 225 after electing to bowl as their bowlers, specially the spinners, did a fantastic job.

Bangladesh were staring at defeat as they were 169 for eight in the 40th over but Shafiul and Mahmudullah batted with grit under intense pressure with a match-winning 58-run unbeaten partnership for the ninth wicket.

With this win Bangladesh have moved to fifth place in the points table with four points and England are standing at third with five points.

England now must win their last encounter against the West Indies while Bangladesh have two more match to play against The Netherlands and South Africa. Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam raised Bangladesh�s World Cup campaign from the dead, as they turned yet another astonishing contest on its head with a breathtaking batting to leave England stunned by their fifth cliffhanger in consecutive contests, and facing their own make-or-break encounter with West Indies in Chennai next week.

In another unbearably tense finale, Bangladesh�s ninth-wicket pair of Shafiul and Mahmudullah transformed a futile situation with glorious blaze of strokeplay, as they turned an asking rate of 57 in 62 balls into a glorious victory with an over to spare.

Earlier, Jonathan Trott and Eoin Morgan�s twin half-centuries saved England the blushes before they were bowled out for a modest 225.

The 24-year-old Morgan, drafted in the team as a replacement for Kevin Pietersen, hit eight fours en route to his 63 off 72 balls, while Trott scored 67 off 99 balls with two fours.

The duo forged a 132-ball 109-run fourth-wicket stand to lift England to 162 in 38.4 overs after being reduced to 53 for three early in their innings.

England, however, lost their way, suffering another collapse in the face of a disciplined Bangladeshi bowling and lost their last six wickets for just 63 runs.

SCORECARD

ENGLAND

Strauss c Junaid b Naeem 18

Prior st Mushfiqur b Razzak 15

Trott c Junaid b Shakib 67

Bell c Naeem b Mahmuduallah 5

Morgan c Kayes b Naeem 63

Bopara c Naeem b Razzak 16

Swann c & b Shakib 12

Collingwood run out 14

Bresnan c Shafiul b Rubel 2

Shahzad b Shafiul 1

Anderson not out 2

Extras: (LB-2, W-8) 10

Total: (all out in 49.4 overs) 225

Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-39, 3-53, 4-162,

5-182, 6-195, 7-209, 8-215, 9-217.

Bowling: Shafiul Islam 8-0-43-1, Rubel Hossain 8.4-0-40-1 , Naeem Islam 8-0-29-2, Abdur Razzak 10-2-32-2, Mahmuduallah Riad 5-0-30-1, Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-49-2.

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal b Bresnan 38

Kayes run out 60

Siddique run out 12

Raqibul Hasan b Shahzad 0

Al Hasan b Swann 32

Mushfiqur Rahim c Prior b Shahzad 6

Mahmudullah not out 21

Naeem Islam b Shahzad 0

Razzak c Bresnan b Swann 1

Shafiul Islam not out 24

Extras: (b 1, lb 9, w 23) 33

Total: (8 wickets; 49 overs) 227

Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-70, 3-73, 4-155,

5-162, 6-166, 7-166, 8-169.

Bowling: Anderson 9-0-54-0, Shahzad 10-0-43-3, Bresnan 10-1-35-1, Swann 10-1-42-2, Bopara 3-0-19-0, Collingwood 7-0-24-0.

Next Story
Similar Posts
Kayes, Shafiul star as Bangla upset England

CHITTAGONG, March 11 (PTI): Bangladesh relied on their tailenders to return from the dead and pull off a sensational two-wicket upset victory over England in a World Cup group B match to keep their quarter-final hopes alive here today.

Chasing a modest 226, the hosts were precariously were placed at 169 for eight before Shafiul Islam (24 not out) combined with Mahmudullah (21 not out) to steer their side to a dramatic victory with six balls to spare at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Stadium.

It was England�s second upset defeat in the tournament as their experienced bowlers buckled under pressure in the thrilling final moments to make the task easier for the hosts.

England had suffered a humiliating three-wicket defeat at the hands of Ireland in an earlier league match.

Bangladesh had bowled out England for a modest 225 after electing to bowl as their bowlers, specially the spinners, did a fantastic job.

Bangladesh were staring at defeat as they were 169 for eight in the 40th over but Shafiul and Mahmudullah batted with grit under intense pressure with a match-winning 58-run unbeaten partnership for the ninth wicket.

With this win Bangladesh have moved to fifth place in the points table with four points and England are standing at third with five points.

England now must win their last encounter against the West Indies while Bangladesh have two more match to play against The Netherlands and South Africa. Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam raised Bangladesh�s World Cup campaign from the dead, as they turned yet another astonishing contest on its head with a breathtaking batting to leave England stunned by their fifth cliffhanger in consecutive contests, and facing their own make-or-break encounter with West Indies in Chennai next week.

In another unbearably tense finale, Bangladesh�s ninth-wicket pair of Shafiul and Mahmudullah transformed a futile situation with glorious blaze of strokeplay, as they turned an asking rate of 57 in 62 balls into a glorious victory with an over to spare.

Earlier, Jonathan Trott and Eoin Morgan�s twin half-centuries saved England the blushes before they were bowled out for a modest 225.

The 24-year-old Morgan, drafted in the team as a replacement for Kevin Pietersen, hit eight fours en route to his 63 off 72 balls, while Trott scored 67 off 99 balls with two fours.

The duo forged a 132-ball 109-run fourth-wicket stand to lift England to 162 in 38.4 overs after being reduced to 53 for three early in their innings.

England, however, lost their way, suffering another collapse in the face of a disciplined Bangladeshi bowling and lost their last six wickets for just 63 runs.

SCORECARD

ENGLAND

Strauss c Junaid b Naeem 18

Prior st Mushfiqur b Razzak 15

Trott c Junaid b Shakib 67

Bell c Naeem b Mahmuduallah 5

Morgan c Kayes b Naeem 63

Bopara c Naeem b Razzak 16

Swann c & b Shakib 12

Collingwood run out 14

Bresnan c Shafiul b Rubel 2

Shahzad b Shafiul 1

Anderson not out 2

Extras: (LB-2, W-8) 10

Total: (all out in 49.4 overs) 225

Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-39, 3-53, 4-162,

5-182, 6-195, 7-209, 8-215, 9-217.

Bowling: Shafiul Islam 8-0-43-1, Rubel Hossain 8.4-0-40-1 , Naeem Islam 8-0-29-2, Abdur Razzak 10-2-32-2, Mahmuduallah Riad 5-0-30-1, Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-49-2.

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal b Bresnan 38

Kayes run out 60

Siddique run out 12

Raqibul Hasan b Shahzad 0

Al Hasan b Swann 32

Mushfiqur Rahim c Prior b Shahzad 6

Mahmudullah not out 21

Naeem Islam b Shahzad 0

Razzak c Bresnan b Swann 1

Shafiul Islam not out 24

Extras: (b 1, lb 9, w 23) 33

Total: (8 wickets; 49 overs) 227

Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-70, 3-73, 4-155,

5-162, 6-166, 7-166, 8-169.

Bowling: Anderson 9-0-54-0, Shahzad 10-0-43-3, Bresnan 10-1-35-1, Swann 10-1-42-2, Bopara 3-0-19-0, Collingwood 7-0-24-0.