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Malan smashes 140, England amass 364-9 v Bangladesh

Malan smashes 140, England amass 364-9 v Bangladesh


Opener Dawid Malan smashed 140 and solid century-plus partnerships with Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root to assist England rack up 364-9 in opposition to Bangladesh of their second match of the 50-overs World Cup on Tuesday.

Malan mixed with Bairstow in a 115-run opening stand to offer England a terrific begin after being put into bat by Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan.

Even after Bairstow departed for 52, there was no respite for Bangladesh as Malan raised 151 runs with Root, whose 82 adopted his 77 within the match opener in opposition to New Zealand.

Root additionally overtook Graham Gooch as England’s all-time main run-scorer within the match.

Malan clobbered 5 sixes and 16 fours in his 107-ball blitz earlier than dropping his off-stump to spinner Mahedi Hasan (4-71).

Shoriful Islam (3-75), having despatched again Jos Buttler in his earlier over, dismissed Root and Liam Livingston off successive deliveries however Sam Curran denied him a hat-trick.

England misplaced a clutch of wickets in fast successions and couldn’t profit from their closing 10 overs.

The defending champions, who suffered a nine-wicket thrashing by New Zealand of their opener, introduced in left-arm fast Reece Topley on the expense of spin-bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali.

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