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Bangladesh-England match closed due to rain

There was fear of rain even before the start of the match. The World Cup preparatory match between Bangladesh and England ended in the 31st over.

Earlier, losing five wickets in 26 overs, Bangladesh team avoided disaster with the responsible batting of Mehdi Hasan Miraj. He is unbeaten on 60 runs from 73 balls till writing this report. On the other side, Tawhid Hridoy is batting with 5 runs. Bangladesh team score 153 runs for 5 wickets at the end of 30 overs before the game was stopped.

Bangladesh team won the toss and decided to bat at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, Assam.

But Bangladesh lost five wickets in 26 overs against England in the second warm-up match before the start of the World Cup. Mehdi Hasan is trying to pull the Miraj team down to number four. Tanjid Hasan Tamim played a good innings on this day. Besides, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah Riyad failed to play a good innings.

Bangladesh lost the opener Liton Das on the first ball of the second over of the game. Lytton scored 5 runs before being caught by Butler off Topley. After two overs, Nazmul Hossain Shanto caught the same ball. After that, Tanjid Hasan Tamim, who gave a great game in the previous match, started playing very carefully. He was bowled by Wood for 45 runs off 44 balls, regretting his half-century. Bangladesh’s team runs then 78 in 15.2 overs.

After that Mushfiqur Rahim of Mr. Dependable fame couldn’t help either. He returned with 104 team runs and 8 individual runs. Mahmudullah Riyad, another reliable batsman of the team, could not play a big innings either. He was out for a personal 18 runs. As a result, Bangladesh scored 138 runs for five wickets in 26.3 overs. However, on the day of failure of the team’s top batsmen, Mehdi Hasan Miraj shined.

(02 October/ES)


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