World Cup 2022 | Report - Day 2 | Warm-ups
Written By: Ritwika Dhar
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Match – 4 | Bangladesh vs England | England thrashed the first-timers Bangladesh by 109 runs
On Day 2 of the warm-up games, England was up against the 50-over World Cup debutants Bangladesh at the Lincoln Green. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to field first.
The England team, who have emerged as a batting powerhouse in recent years, were not going to lose this opportunity for their utmost batting practice and Lauren Winfield-Hill, who wasn’t in her best form recently, pounced on this chance. She scored a blistering half-century (55) alongside Beaumont (38) who scored some handy runs as well at the top. All-rounder and English vice-captain Nat Sciver starred in the batting show with an authoritative knock of 108 (101), which led England to 310/9. Nahida Akter was the most successful bowler with figures of 3/49 in her 10 overs.
This was going to be an almost impossible chase for an inexperienced line-up against the defending champions. Sharmin Akhter (81 off 137) and opener Shamima Sultana (33 off 34) showed some promise with the bat, but eventually, they got bundled out for 201 with 2 balls remaining in the innings.
Takeaways from Bangladesh’s batting have to be the individual performances and the way they batted almost 50 overs against the champion side. There were a fair few positives to take for the England team as well. They not only beat Bangladesh but beat them quite convincingly with the batters and bowlers having a near-perfect game. England didn’t play their two veterans, Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole in this match.
Sciver, Dean, and Davies took 2 wickets each to register this emphatic victory of 109 runs.
England- 310/9 (50) N. Sciver 108 (101), L. Winfield-Hill 58 (43); N. Akter 3/49 (10), R. Moni 2/68 (10)
Bangladesh- 201 (49.4) S. Akhter 81 (137), S. Sultana 33 (34); N. Sciver 2/12 (4), F. Davies 2/40 (10)
Tomorrow’s warm-up games:
Match 5 - New Zealand vs Australia, at Lincoln (from 3:00 am)
Match 6 – West Indies vs India, at Rangiora (from 3:30 am)
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