T20 World Cup: England thrash Bangladesh for second win in Super 12s

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi Bangladesh 124-9 (20 runs): Mills 327, Livingstone 2-15 and Moeen 2-18 England 126-2 (14.1 overs: Roy 61 (38), Malan 2-5 (25) England won by eight wickets Scorecard

England continued their excellent start to the Men's T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi with an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh.

England bowled West Indies out for 55 runs in their first win. In a second fine performance, England limited Bangladesh to 124-9.

Moeen Ali was victorious with two wickets in three balls. Tymal Mills took 3-27 runs and Liam Livingstone 2-15. Adil Rashid also caught a great diving catch and ran out.

Jason Roy crashed 61 balls from 38 as England raced to their goal with only 35 balls. Dawid Malan also made a measured 28 out.

After two Super 12s games, Eoin Morgan's team is at the top of Group 1.

The next match will be against Australia in Dubai on Saturday, at 15:00 BST.

Strong start to England continues

Although it wasn't as dramatic or as eye-catching as England’s six-wicket victory over West Indies, it was just as impressive.

Bangladesh was the first country to make it to the Super 12 and they have been able to challenge the bigger players, especially their spinners. They were swept aside by England with ease.

It was again a win built on strong bowling performances, which is good news for England's hopes as it is their weaker sport.

Moeen, an off-spinner, was again given the new ball and responded by removing openers Liton Das (deep square leg) and Mohammad Naim (tamely finding midfield).

Chris Woakes took an impeccable 1-12 in four overs and collected the wicket of Shakib al Hasan. Rashid dived to collect the ball, which dropped over his shoulder at the fine leg.

Bangladesh was 26-3 in the sixth innings. England took regular wickets from England, with the perfect tactical moves by Captain Eoin Morgan.

Part-time spinner Liam Livingstone caught Mushfiqur Rahim. He made 29 runs on review and had captain Mahmudullah placed at backward point. This resulted in a solid 19 from 24 balls.

Tymal Mills won three wickets in the lower order with his mixture of speed and slower balls. He also took two of the last two deliveries.

Roy is the king of Malan cruises

Bangladesh's total was not likely to be sufficient, and this view was only reinforced when Roy won the chase for four.

Even after Jos Buttler was caught at long-off to score a run-a ball 18, Roy powered England up to 63-1 at end of seventh over. The Bangladesh fielders were already sounding like a defeated side.

Roy won his 50th cap. He hit powerful shots and creative scoops to reach a 33-ball 50. Then he found third man, with a ramp from Shoriful Islam, with 13 runs required.

Malan was able to move down the order without being needed against West Indies and he came out in his normal position of number three.

His position is one of the most controversial in England's side. While there was not much pressure on him, his fluent innings was useful in the middle.

England will face more challenges, but Morgan couldn't have asked for anything more after his near perfect performances in the first two games.

Reaction: "A very special match for our"

Eoin Morgan, England captain: "Our bowlers started the tournament really well. It's an incredible compliment to see how far white-ball cricket is coming along.

"It's nice that Jason and Dawid get to spend some time at the wicket. Jason is intimidating and it's difficult to set fields when you play like this on slow wickets.

Jason Roy was the player of the match: "That was an extremely special match for me. We had to match our performance against West Indies, so we had to be on the right track. Our bowlers deserve a lot of credit.

Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah says: "We are very disappointed by the way that we batted especially." Although it was a great wicket to bat on, we couldn't form any partnership in the middle.


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