England cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in its Super 12 T20 World Cup match to register its second straight win of the tournament. Chasing a modest 125, openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler (18 off 18) set the platform with a 39-run stand before one-drop Dawid Malan (28* off 25) joined in the chase to take England home. Roy fell for a 38-ball 61 in his 50th T20I match as Jonny Bairstow (8* off 4) took England home with a pull to the deep square leg boundary.
After opting to bat, Bangladesh was rocked by three early blows within the Powerplay that removed openers Litton Das (9 off 8) and Mohammad Naim (5 off 7) and Shakib Al Hasan (4 off 7). Moeen Ali struck twice off consecutive deliveries in the third over before Adil Rashid pulled off a stunner at short fine off Woakes to send back Shakib. Mushfiqur Rahim’s (29 off 30) defiance was short-lived as he was caught in front by Liam Livingstone before Afif Hossain’s comical run out and skipper Mahmudullah’s dismissal left Bangladesh reeling at 83 for six. Tymal Mills’ three wickets in the death dented any attempt of a late flourish as Bangladesh was reduced to 124/9 in its 20 overs.