3 years ago
Mahmudullah throng lifts bangladesh to 275 456 views
First innings Bangladesh 275 7 (103 Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur 89) v England
Bangladesh has never had a World Cup century Mahmudullah with all its elegance had worked through 113 previous ODIs without a hundred to his name. Both these omissions were reduced to leaving England a team of England without more maneuvering room with an uncomfortable night ahead under the lights of Adelaide.
A target of 276 was logically within the compass of England in a quiet batting track but the World Cup had reached a critical point. Failure to win would be Bangladesh not England who would reach the quarter finals. England had already been well beaten in three of their four matches. The hunting pressure was on them.
That pressure was built by a fifth 141 flap positions in 24 over between Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim a scampish accomplice. Bangladesh set two new standards for partnerships in the World Cup as a encouraging start from England two James Anderson Windows within seven balls - faded gradually. Grant just 78 runs in the last10 overs were a considerable relief for England.
The Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza had hailed the party as one of the largest in its history. They needed only a victory in their last two to beat England to a place in the quarter finals but with New Zealand that awaits them in their last match, Adelaide represented their best prospect. They responded with their best result against England in ODIs - predictable perhaps in a tournament characterized by good, bates of super heroes and fielding restrictions.
Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur driven with great discernment finally broken by a career stand out 26 balls from the end when the direct impact Chris Wakes ' third baseman beat Sprint Mahmudullah tired at the end of the front. Mushfiqur had designs on sneak into his own century until a cutter out slower than Stuart Broad skied to cover.
England and Bangladesh not had known in any format since the last World Cup a memorable night Chittagong of Bangladesh as a lively pedestrian ninth support between Mahmudullah him again and Shafiul Islam took them home with an excess surplus.
How total of 225 sounding picturesque dewy night of England four years. There responsibility was in Bangladesh to set a target in the region of 300 on a decent batting track and with a limit of 54 million likely to do a disservice to their slow bowling players a side if England batsmen regularly troubled by back could make it sound it enough contact that is.
"It is a little sticky so I hope that it could oscillate" said Eoin Morgan after inserting Bangladesh with a time of bad mood the night still remained. To do this the new ball pair of Anderson and Broad of England his battered position during the reckoning of Australia New Zealand and Sri Lanka had to run the risk of a full length.
They did precisely that. Within the seven balls Anderson had Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal turned in the cabin. With only two windows in the tournament the sight of a left handed opening pair was only the impulse Anderson needed. Morgan published three slips one on the other side of Kayes leaned to have him caught at third slip and then seamed one away from Tamim Joe Root cling to second. Another edge of Tamim had almost been seized by Chris Jordan.Kayes a replacement for Anamul Haque had never played in Australia before.Dismissed second ball is just assuming that he remains clueless.
Despair had encouraged England to attack. Anderson shot four slips for a time in a spell of six more of 2 for 20 the fielding was lively and Morgan applauded enthusiastically persistent as a theatrical plant. But Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah gradually restored order the creation of a third window Bangladesh World Cup record 86 of 18 overs front of the Jordan cheated Sarkar with a gorilla and had caught the glove trying to evade.
That Queller nerve was vital for Jordan who had been called in their first match of the tournament, instead of Steven Finn Alex Hales also gives a chance to delay ahead of Gary Ballance.
For a dynamic cricket player Jordan may seem surprisingly arrythmic sometimes and his prolonged inactivity means that a cumber some approach to the crease was completed with some wayward bowling. He had a better performance in death looking over a player's bowling of death that any player of England bowler in the tournament.