ABU DHABI: Jason Roy took the match away single-handedly from Bangladesh for England as they notched their second consecutive win in T20 World Cup 2021 by eight wickets.
The right-handed opener smashed unbeaten 61 off 38 balls laced with five boundaries and three sixes to help England notch an easy win.
Earlier, it was England bowlers’ day as they restricted Bangladesh to paltry 124-9 in 20 overs in eighth match of the mega event here on Wednesday.
Tymal Mills bagged three wickets, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone took two wickets each, and Chris Woakes managed to take a scalp after they were asked to bowl first.
Bangladeshi batters were failed completely as their highest scorer Mushfiqur Rahim made just 29 off 30 including three boundaries. Skipper Mahmudullah made 19 whereas Nasum Ahmed remained not out for as many runs as the captain. Nasum tried to give fight back with his two maximums and a boundary.
In reply, Roy alongside Dawid Malan smashed Bangladeshi bowlers after England lost Jos Buttler for 39. Buttler scored run-a-ball 18.
Roy and Malan made 73 runs together to put a solid stance on the English side. Malan remained not out for 28 runs which included three boundaries.
For Bangladesh, Shoriful Islam and Nasum Ahmed bagged a wicket each.
Bangladesh had won the toss and decided to bat first against England
BANGLADESH: Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan †, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
ENGLAND: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler †, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills