England will look for their second straight win in Group 1 when they clash with Bangladesh in a Super-12 T20 World Cup 2021 match in Abu Dhabi Wednesday afternoon. Bangladesh lost their first match against Sri Lanka after both teams qualified to this stage of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. England will be upbeat after their win against defending champions West Indies. More than the win, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid's ability to spin out the Caribbeans for a paltry 55, will inspire Eoin Morgan's team to keep Bangladesh in check. Interestingly, this will be the first time England and Bangladesh will clash in a T20 international. The Bangla Tigers will need a solid team effort to match England. So far, Mohammad Naim has shown with the bat with two fifties in three innings but the top and middle order will have to do more. Shakib Al Hasan remains the fulcrum of the Bangladesh team but they will need more match-winners at this stage of the competition. England's batting remains a worry. Morgan's poor form that started with the IPL 2021 in UAE continues. But there is enough experience in the England top half as Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are perfectly capable of grabbing quick runs. Follow live cricket scores of BAN vs ENG here.
18:35 PM IST: England win
It's all over. Jonny Bairstow pulls Shoriful Islam for a boundary to bring an emphatic win for England by eight wickets. England win two in two while Bangladesh have lost both their Super 12 games.
18:26 PM IST: Brilliant catch
What a catch by Nasum Ahmed at the third man boundary. Shoriful bowls short, Jason Roy upper cuts, Nasum runs inside to take a brilliant diving catch. But the job as been done as Roy departs for 38-ball 61. England 114/2 (13).
18:20 PM IST: Roy fifty
The body language says it all for Bangladesh. The aggression that they are known for is missing from the players. For England, both their wins (they are winning here) have come easily. Meanwhile, Jason Roy brings up his fifty with a brutal six off Nasum Ahmed. England 102/1 (12)
18:10 PM IST: England on cruise mode
At the halfway stage, England are 90/1 after 10 overs. Things have slowed down a bit for England. Jason Roy (44*) and Dawid Malan (17*) are taking it slow.
18:03 PM IST: Malan opens arms
A four to start and end the over bu Dawid Malan. England 75/1 (8). Jason Roy is giving him company with unbeaten 36.
17:58 PM IST: Roy Fireworks
Jason Roy taking the Bangladesh attack apart. The right-handed batter hits Mahedi Hasan for a six and four off the third and fourth balls. England 63/1 (7)
17:53 PM IST: 50 Up For England
Interesting over from Mustafizur Rahman. A caught behind appeal off the first ball, but Jason Roy only hits the pad. Roy then hits the fourth ball for a four. Four leg byes to end the over. 10 from it. England 50/1 (6)
17:46 PM IST: Buttler Goes
Nasum Ahmed gets his first over. Jos Buttler takes a couple off the second, then holes out at long off. Caught by Mohammad Naim. Buttler goes for 18 off 18. Dawid Malan joins Jason Roy in the middle. England 39/1 (4.5)
17:41 PM IST: England off to a brisk start
Jos Buttler hits the first six of the England innings, lofts Shakib Al Hasan over for a biggie. Looks like England want to finish early. Jos Buttler (10*) and Jason Roy (15*). England 28/0 (3)
17:37 PM IST: Roy fireworks begin
And the fireworks from Jason Roy have just started. He slams Mustafizur Rahman for back-to-back boundaries in the final two balls of the second over. Roy (14*), Buttler (1*). England 18/0 (2)
17:33 PM IST: England begin chase
Shakib Al Hasan opens the Bangladesh attack. A four and three singles from the first over. England 7/0 (1). Jason Roy (6*) and Jos Buttler (1*) at the crease
17:15 PM IST: Innings break
England have bowled 50 dot balls in the innings and it clearly shows how dominant they were today. Tymal Mills finish with 3/27 including two in the final two balls of the innings. For Bangladesh, losing wickets in regular intervals cost them dearly. They finish at 124/9 in 20 overs.
17:06 PM IST: Nusum hits
Two sixes and a four in the same over by Nusum Ahmed off the bowling of Adil Rashid. Much needed for men in Green. Bangladesh 119/7 (19)
16:59 PM IST: Mahedi departs
Just when Mahedi Hasan (11) and Nurul Hasan (11*) needed to accelerate, the former gives a simple catch to Chris Woakes at short fine leg off Tymal Mills. England's bowlers have been top notch throughout. Bangladesh 98/7 (17.1)
16:48 PM IST: Mahmudullah departs
Liam Livingstone is having his day. After the big wicket of Rahim, the Englishman now dismisses rival captain Mahmudullah, caught by Chris Woakes for 19. As it seems, it will be tough for Bangladesh to reach the 150-run mark. Bangladesh 83/6 (15)
16:37 PM IST: Bangla lose fifth
Oh, Dear! Bangladesh have lost half of their side with just 72 runs on board. A huge mix up between Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain results in the latter sacrificing his wicket. Bangladesh 76/5 (13)
16:28 PM IST: Liam removes the Living-Stone Rahim
Liam Livingstone strikes in his first over. And he dismisses Mushfiqur Rahim, plumb in front for 29. Bangladesh are in big big trouble. Again, Eoin Morgan so apt with his bowling changes. Bangladesh 63/4 (11)
16:19 PM IST: Rahim, Mahmudullah shine
50 up for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim is slowly opening his arms while Mahmudullah is playing the second fiddle. Couple of fours from both the batsmen no matter how they come from. Mahmudullah (12*), Rahim (27*). Bangladesh 60/3 (10)
16:12 PM IST: 12 from Jordan's over
12 runs coming from a Chris Jordan's over which include two wides and a leg bye. This is also the second time in the innings Bangladesh have accumulated 10 or more runs in the over. Mahmudullah (2), Rahim (19*). Bangladesh 42/3 (8)
15:59 PM IST: Shakib departs
England firing all cylinders at the moment. After Moeen Ali, now Chris Woakes dismisses Shakib Al Hasan for 4, thanks to a fantastic catch by Adil Rashid at square leg. The top three of Bangladesh are back in the hut within the powerplay, Mahmudullah joins Rahim in the middle. Bangladesh 27/3 (6)
15:57 PM IST: Bangladesh on building mode
Things have gone down slow for Bangladesh after losing both the openers early. Just a four in the nest two overs as the Mahmudullah's men will take it step by step to build the sinking ship. Shakib Al Hasan (2*) and Musfiqur Rahim (8*). Bangladesh 24-2 (5)
15:49 PM IST: Moeen Ali strikes
Just what the doctor ordered. Moeen Ali dismisses both the openers in the third over to put Bangladesh in spot of bother early. He dismisses Liton Das (9) and Md Naim (5), Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim currently at the crease. Bangladesh 15/3 (3)
15: 40 PM IST: Woakes silences
After a couple of fours in the first over, Chris Woakes silences the fireworks giving just three runs in the second. Liton Das (9*) and Md Naim (4*). Bangladesh 13/0 (2)
15:35 PM IST: Solid start
England captain Eoin Morgan starts with spin straightaway. Moeen Ali concedes two runs in first four balls before Liton Das hits the final two for a couple of fours to take 10 runs from the opening over for Bangladesh.
15:18 PM IST: Captains speak
Eoin Morgan: We know how this wicket will behave since our boys have played here during the IPL 2021. We would have bowled first since we have been good at chasing recently.
Mahmudullah: We want to put some runs on board and defend it. Just a change for us. Shoriful is in for Saifuddin.
15:11 PM IST: Playing XIs
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
15:05 PM IST: Toss
Bangladesh have won the toss and they will bat first.
14:58 PM IST: Team news
Mohammad Saifuddin, who performed brilliantly in the last four matches is ruled out of the tournament due to back pain. Rubel Hossain, who is with the team as a reserve, has been named as his replacement.
14:49 PM IST: Head-to-head
Incidentally, Bangladesh have never played England in a T20 international match and this would be their first meeting.
14:33 PM IST: Welcome
Hello and welcome to another T20 World Cup 2021 live coverage, this time it's England taking on Bangladesh.
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, David Willey, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Tom Curran
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah(c), Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Shamim Hossain