Abu Dhabi. England registered its second consecutive win in the T20 World Cup and defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets on Wednesday. Bangladesh suffered its second consecutive defeat in this global tournament and its journey to reach the semi-finals has become difficult. After the loss to England, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah discussed the reasons for this. He also looked disappointed with his team’s batting performance.
Batting first, Bangladesh scored 124 for 9 in this match played at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. The English team achieved the target in 14.1 overs by losing 2 wickets. Mahmudullah said, ‘It was a good wicket, but we could not start well. There was no good partnership from Bangladeshi team either. We are failing to start well and on these pitches it is very difficult later on. Now we have to make a good strategy in the next matches.
England captain Eoin Morgan praised his team. He said England’s stellar performance so far reflects the progress the team has made in white-ball cricket in the recent past. Opener Jason Roy scored a half-century of 61 runs for England. Morgan said after the match, ‘The progress our white-ball cricket is making is commendable. Many of our players who have been involved in the success of the 2019 World Cup also contributed to T20 cricket.
He said, ‘The bowlers of the team started the tournament well, they did well again today, bowled disciplined and took excellent catches and fielded well in the field. Jason Roy and David Malan spent some time on the wicket, which was good. It was great to see Jason in form.
Jason Roy was adjudged man of the match for his 38-ball half-century. He said, ‘A lot of credit for this win again goes to our bowlers. I wanted to get off to a good start as far as possible but it can be difficult to do that on these pitches. Today I took some good shots. Today was a big test, so I used what I had learned.