England vs Bangladesh ICC CWC Match 7 Report: Dawid Malan was in the mood as were Joe Root and Reece Topley as England bounced back strong from the first defeat, thrashing Bangladesh for 137 runs in the 7th match of ICC World Cup 2023. Malan’s maiden World Cup hundred and Joe Root’s 82 guided England to a score of 364/9. In reply, Bangladesh wrapped up 137 runs prior to the target.
Openers Started Well
Malan and Bairstow started in style, both amassed their first hundred partnership together. After Bairstow fell, Root Joined Malan for a ride, and it ended in amassing 151 runs in 19.3 overs. However, Bangladesh’s astute death-bowling, with Shoriful Islam and Mahedi Hasan taking regular wickets, caused England to stumble in the final 10.3 overs, losing seven wickets for 68 runs.
Topley Toppled Bangladesh Batters
Despite this late slide, Bangladesh was left with a daunting run rate, and their target exceeded their highest successful second-inning chase in ODIs. The task became even more challenging as Reece Topley’s brilliant bowling performance claimed three wickets in his opening over and another in his fourth over. Bangladesh struggled to 26 for 3 and quickly fell to 49 for 4.
Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim provided some resistance with half-centuries, adding 72 runs at nearly a run a ball. Still, their partnership couldn’t change the outcome, with Woakes dismissing Litton and Topley sending Mushfiqur back. As per the England vs Bangladesh ICC CWC Match 7 Report, Bangladesh’s innings shifted to damage control mode, focusing on limiting the impact on their net run rate.
England’s margin of victory was a confidence boost following their loss to New Zealand. They once again batted first after losing the toss but showed significant improvement in the top order. Malan and Bairstow provided a solid start, with Malan’s impressive form leading to his fourth ODI century. Malan scored 100 runs off 107 balls and became the oldest Englishman to score a World Cup century. As his partnership with Root developed, England’s tempo increased, reaching 61 for 0 after ten overs.
Reece Topley, making his World Cup debut, played a pivotal role by taking four wickets in his opening spell and finishing with figures of 4 for 29. Although England stumbled in the final overs, their commanding total proved insurmountable for Bangladesh.
England vs Bangladesh ICC CWC Match 7 Report: Score Summary
364 for 9 (Malan 140, Root 82, Mahedi 4-71)
227 (Litton 76, Topley 4-43)
England won by 137 runs