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England is below Bangladesh in the points table after losing against Australia

In their seventh match in the current World Cup, England were bowled out for 253 runs against the target of 287 runs given by Australia. As a result, Australia won by 33 runs. The win took Pat Cummins’ side one step closer to the semi-finals. And overall, the English are at the bottom of the points table with 2 points in one win.

The English lost 2 wickets for only 19 runs when they came down to bat against the target of 287 runs given by Australia. David Malan and Ben Stokes led the team by losing 2 wickets. These two batsmen took individual half-centuries against Ajid today.

The Englishmen broke the opening pair before opening the run book to chase the target. Jonny Bairstow fell victim to Mitchell Starc in the first ball of the innings. He went back before opening the account of the run.

Joe Root also followed in Jonny Bairstow’s footsteps. He returned to become Mitchell Starc’s second victim by scoring 13 runs off 17 balls. On his departure, the English lost 2 wickets for 19 runs.

After losing 2 wickets for 19 runs, David Malan and Ben Stokes formed a partnership. Both these batsmen picked up a pair of half-centuries today. David Malan picked up a half-century off 63 balls and Ben Stokes picked up 50 runs off 74 balls.

However, he could not take his innings further after picking up his half-century. He returned to Patty Cummins’s 50 off 64 balls. The pair of 84 runs broke on his departure.

After the departure of David Malan, Ben Stokes kept up so much. At the other end is the procession of coming and going. At the end, Ben Stokes also returned to 64 runs. The English were in trouble after his departure. In the end, Moeen Ali showed hope but stopped at 42 runs. As a result, the English did not win. They were all out for 253 runs in 48 overs. And Ajira won by 33 runs.

Overall, the English are at the bottom of the points table with 2 points in one win. Bangladesh is number nine from the front in net run rate with equal points.

Earlier, Ajira lost the first wicket after losing the toss at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. Travis Head returned with 11 runs from 10 balls after falling victim to Chris Woakes.

David Warner also followed the path of Travis Head. He returned to be the second victim of Chris Woakes for the team’s 38 runs.

After 2 wickets for 38 runs, Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschenne formed a partnership. This pair was broken when Steven Smith returned for 44 runs after raising hopes of a half-century.

Josh Inglis also followed the path of Steven Smith. He returned with just 3 runs off 6 balls after falling victim to Adil Rashid.

After 4 wickets for 117 runs, Marnus Labuchen formed a partnership with Cameron Green. 61 runs came from this pair. After scoring 71 runs off 83 balls, Adil Rashid’s ball got LBW and this pair was broken.

Marnus Labuchen was followed by half-century hopeful Cameron Green. He returned after scoring 47 runs off 52 balls. In the end Ajira was all out for 286 runs in 49 overs 3 balls.

(04 November/NBW)


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