On the 10th of October, at Dharamshala’s HPCA Stadium, England made a remarkable comeback in the ICC World Cup 2023, securing a convincing victory over Bangladesh by a margin of 137 runs.
David Malan played an incredible innings, scoring 140 runs, and made a significant contribution to the team’s total of 365 runs.
After facing a significant defeat in their opening match of the tournament, the defending champions were in need of a substantial victory to boost their net run rate (NRR). They achieved this by bowling out Bangladesh for 227 runs in response to England’s target of 365 runs.
In Bangladesh’s innings, Litton Das emerged as the highest run-scorer with an impressive 76 off 66 balls, which featured nine boundaries. However, Bangladesh’s top order, featuring Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Shakib Al Hasan, faced a challenging time as Reece Topley, the pacer, dismantled them with a crucial spell of 4-43 in 10 overs.
Mushfiqur Rahim, an experienced wicketkeeper-batsman participating in his fifth World Cup, contributed as the second-highest scorer for his team with 51 runs off 61 balls. However, his efforts fell short in the face of England’s colossal target of 365 runs.
All of England’s bowlers made an impact by taking at least one wicket. Reece Topley led the way with four wickets, while Chris Woakes claimed two. Additionally, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, and Liam Livingstone each secured one wicket, collectively contributing to England’s balanced bowling attack.
When England batted first, their top-order batsmen shone brightly, guiding their team to a commanding total. In addition to David Malan’s remarkable century, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root played crucial roles by contributing 52 and 82 runs, respectively, in England’s convincing victory.
Here is England’s Ranking in the ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table,