March 28, 2023

Bangladesh beat England by six wickets to report their first-ever T20 win over the world champions.

Bangladesh have recorded a six-wicket win over England to stun the world champions within the first Twenty20 worldwide within the southern coastal metropolis of Chattogram.

Najmul Hossain Shanto’s half-century and captain Shakib Al Hasan’s 34 runs from 24 balls guided the hosts to their first-ever T20 worldwide win over England on Thursday.

Put in to bat, England in management when openers Jos Buttler (67) and Phil Salt put collectively an 80-run partnership, however Buttler acquired little help after Salt was dismissed on 38 and the guests had been restricted to 156-6 on the finish of their 20 overs.

Hasan Mahmud was the decide of the bowlers for Bangladesh as he took two wickets, whereas 4 of his teammates claimed a wicket apiece.

After a quick opening stand between Litton Das and Rony Talukdar, Shanto (51) mixed with debutant Towhid Hridoy for 65 runs to offer Bangladesh some momentum, however the pair had been then dismissed in consecutive overs because the chase regarded at risk of being derailed.

Shakib, who was the hero in Bangladesh’s one-day worldwide win over England earlier this week, got here to his rescue as soon as once more on a gradual pitch and performed a relaxed knock beneath stress to take his facet over the road.

“The best way we approached the sport was unbelievable, beneath the pump within the first 10 overs however nobody panicked. Caught to the plans,” Shakib stated after the match.

“In T20, when you do not suppose an excessive amount of you are likely to play properly. Hopefully, we are able to maintain this within the dressing room. It is a nice begin for the World Cup in 2024 within the West Indies.”

The second T20I can be performed in Mirpur on Sunday, adopted by the third sport on Tuesday on the similar venue.

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