Two tweets, that completely describe the England-Bangladesh match.
Mpumelelo Mbangwa tweets, “Well done Bangladesh! Just walked into the lounge to see the winning runs…who would have thought this after the 54 all out.”
Harsha Bhogle tweets, “well done bangladesh.you showed the strength to overcome “that” day.i feared you might crumble under weight of expectations.you didn’t.”
Michael Vaughan corrects his tweet, “Still wear your helmet lads.. To hide yourself from anyone seeing you..”
Whatever the stats say for the Zimbabwe former cricketer turned commentator but the words are apt for BD. Nobody would have thought BD would come back with BANG!…Boom! After 54 all-out, even English team would have termed them as One day wonder. It would have definitely made them complacent. Foe they played like they have already won the match against BD. English team finally paid price for their complacency.
The English team is tumbling down the hole. Their performance in this edition of World Cup has been better against good teams, as they defeated South Africa and almost defeated India. But their worst performances came against so-called weak teams. 3 wickets loss against Ireland, and 2 wickets loss against Bangladesh. In both these circumstances, English bowlers failed to contain rival batsmen. As Ireland went up to pile up 300 runs to chase England’s 327 and today Bangladesh after having suffered 54 all out in earlier match, came back well. It was Bangla tail that wagged in the end and wagged to finish the game in style.
English team have to do exceptionally well from here to keep their hope alive. While Bangladesh team, as Harsha tweeted, have overcome their fear of ‘that day‘. They have done extremely well today and need few more push ups to cross the barrier.
best of luck !!!