Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first.
Venue:Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Umpires: Langton Rusere & Nitin Menon
What Actually Happened
Winner: England won by 8 wickets
Scores:Bangladesh 124/9 – England 126/2
Player of the Match: Jason Roy 61 (38)
Tymal Mills (4-0-27-3)
Shoriful Islam (3.1-0-26-1), Nasum Ahmed (3-0-26-1)
Mushfiqur Rahim 29 (30)
Jason Roy 61 (38)
Moments of The Day: Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Tymal Mills a Revelation
Chris Woakes has been outstanding at the front. Originally not thought of as a T20 bowler, but Archer’s absence & Wood (in the squad) out with injury meant he found a spot. 4-0-12-1 meant that Bangladesh never got the start they wanted after Moeen Ali scalped the openers.
Tymal Mills was an X-factor selection post his Hundred performance even though he was out of the side for 4-5 years. He has repaid his faith beautifully. In this game, he made sure Bangladesh do not go in with mometum.
Jason Roy made a meal of the chase– 61 (38) with 5 fours and 3 sixes. Good innings by Dawid Malan as well – 28* (25).
I dreamt of being a No. 3 batsman saving test matches and hitting winning runs. Well, that did not exactly go to plan, but I have since become an avid follower of the game.
As long as there is a live cricket, you can guarantee that I will be checking the scorecards, watching the game live on TV, and certainly, discussing the game and statistics with family and friends.