New Delhi: It cannot be said when what will happen in cricket. Bangladesh whose journey ended with a struggle in the T20 World Cup 2022, the same team defeated world champions England. Yes, in the very first match of the three-match T20 series in Chattogram on Thursday, Bangladesh stunned the world by registering a thumping victory. The English team came out to bat first and scored 156 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. In response, Bangladesh won the match by 6 wickets in 18 overs. With this, Bangladesh made a record of unique victory.
One and a half year old match remembered
Bangladesh is playing bilateral T20 series against England for the first time. In its very first match, Bangladesh won a resounding victory. The special thing is that this is only the second T20 International between Bangladesh and England. Earlier, Bangladesh played only one T20 match against England in October 2021. In which England won by 8 wickets. In this way, Bangladesh reminded the cricket world of a match almost one and a half year old. Bangladesh now took one and a half year old revenge by winning this match.
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This is also a coincidence
Many coincidences are being made behind this unique victory of Bangladesh. While Ronnie Talukdar has returned after 8 years, former Sri Lankan cricketer Upul Chandika Hathurusingha has also returned as head coach. He has also been the former head coach of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. Hathurusingha had previously served as the head coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team between 2014 and 2017. In this match, 22-year-old batsman Tauheed Hriday made his debut for Bangladesh.
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hero of bangladesh victory
First, almost all the bowlers from Bangladesh bowled well. Due to which the England team could not score big. Hasan Mahmood took 2/26 in 4 overs while Shakib-al-Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed and Nasum Ahmed took one wicket each. After this, batsman Najmul Hussain Shanto, who came to chase the target, put his team in a strong position by hitting 51 runs in 30 balls hitting 8 fours. At the same time, Ronnie Talukdar, who returned to the team after 8 years, scored 21 runs in 14 balls hitting 4 fours. Tohid Hridoy scored 24 runs in 17 balls, captain Shakib Al Hasan scored 34 not out in 24 balls and Afif Hussain scored 15 not out in 13 balls to give the team victory. After starting the series with a bang, Bangladesh will play the second T20 match against England on 12 March.