Bangladesh have been savaged for what Check Match Particular have known as “the worst evaluation in historical past” in a single day, with social media in collective meltdown on the ‘ridiculous’ name to ship it upstairs.
With England motoring alongside off the again of a Moeen Ali masterclass in brief type batting, Taskin Ahmed had clawed some momentum again catching Ali’s vanguard with a low, straight full toss, popping excessive within the air and simply taken by Litton Das.
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With Ali’s cameo at an finish, Adil Rashid got here to the crease to complete the England innings, and together with his second ball, tried to jam down on a yorker in what ought to have been an entire non-event.
Nevertheless, in unbelievable scenes, Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal was talked into reviewing what sounded “very woody”, in keeping with Cricinfo’s reside commentary.
TV umpire Gazi Sohel didn’t trouble Extremely-Edge, seeing Rashid had smashed the quilt off the ball, straight out of the center of the bat on replays.
Social media was in speedy meltdown at one of many extra comical moments in Bangladeshi cricket.
One Twitter consumer known as it “ridiculous”, whereas one other requested “what prize do Bangaldesh get for the worst LBW evaluation name within the historical past of cricket?”
One other exclaimed “oh, my eyes!”
It will show to not make a lot distinction within the consequence of the match, with Rashid solely including two extra runs in his contribution to England’s whole of 326/7, the best ODI whole in Mirpur in 5 years, led primarily by an impressive comeback ton from Jason Roy.
Roy put to mattress conjecture round his batting type, described as “smoke”, to make 132 off 124 balls, taking Bangladesh’s left-arm spinners to the sword with the reverse sweep, and milking the right-armers with the standard sweep.
“It was a plan (to brush and reverse sweep) with the quantity of flip,” Roy stated on his innings.
“To go over level was the most secure choice for me.
“I attempted to go over cowl a few instances, it was simply too sluggish and an excessive amount of spin.
“I believe you needed to maintain your boundary choices quite simple.”
Journalist Georgie Heath described Roy as like “that ex you’re simply getting over…after which he goes and performs like this and the door reopens for him to walk straight again in.”
Bangladesh have been skittled for 194 in reply, handing England the collection and Bangladesh’s first house ODI collection loss since England’s final go to in 2016/17.
With England’s ODI aspect in a relentless state of flux and compelled to take a again seat with an upcoming Ashes collection forward of a subcontinental World Cup marketing campaign, the win demonstrated England are in no scarcity of world-class aggressors that may put sides to the sword at will.