England vs Bangladesh LIVE: Score and result from T20 World Cup 2021 fixture today

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England wrapped up an eight-wicket win to move to two-from-two at the T20 World Cup  (Getty Images)
England wrapped up an eight-wicket win to move to two-from-two at the T20 World Cup (Getty Images)

England have cruised to an eight-wickets victory over Bangladesh to continue their perfect start at the T20 World Cup. After Eoin Morgan’s side crushed West Indies in their opening match with a blistering display of bowling which saw them all out for 55, England were again impressive as they restricted Bangladesh to 124.

Moeen Ali removed Bangladesh’s openers with back-to-back deliveries, while Liam Livingstone took out the experienced pair of Mushfiqur Rahim and captain Mahmudullah just as they were beginning to build momentum. Chris Woakes yielded just 12 runs before Tymal Mills took consecutive wickets at the end of the innings to take his total to three.

Given a target of 125, Jason Roy smashed 61 runs from 38 balls alongside Jos Buttler (18) and Dawid Malan (28 not out) to secure a comfortable victory that sees England top Group 1 ahead of Saturday’s clash against Australia. Follow all the reaction and latest updates from the T20 World Cup below.

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England vs Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh win the toss and elect to bat first; England unchanged

  • England set target of 125 to win; Roy leads chase with 61 from 38 balls

  • England wrap up victory with eight wickets to spare

England cruise to eight-wickets win over Bangladesh

14:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Two matches, two wins and two dominant performances. England’s T20 World Cup campaign continued at a devastating pace as they beat Bangladesh by eight wickets, with 35 balls to spare, to solidify their position at the top of Group 1.

In an all-round team performance, it was Jason Roy who emerged with the most credit, striking a swift 61 that broke the back of England’s chase of a lacklustre target of 125, helping the team to within 13 runs of victory before falling. It was a fitting celebration of the Surrey batter’s 50th T20i cap - clean strikes right through this seventh half-century in the format and second at an ICC event.

Vithushan Ehantharajah reports as England claimed another impressive victory to ensure they move into Saturday’s clash against Australia full of confidence.

England thrash Bangladesh to maintain perfect start at T20 World Cup

England cruise to eight-wickets win over Bangladesh

14:23 , Jamie Braidwood

England captain Eoin Morgan, reacting to his side’s eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh.

On England’s bowlers: “They’ve started the tournament exceptionally well. They’ve adapted to the conditions really well. Today they’ve been disciplined and that’s been backed up by good catching in the field.”

On strength in depth: “I think it’s a huge compliment to how our white ball has really come along. Quite a big squad of players were involved in the 2019 success and that’s leant itself to T20 as well.”

On Jason Roy: “He was crucial. It’s nice for him and Dawid to get some time at the wicket. The way he played was so imposing and when you play like that on a slow wicket it makes it very difficult to set a field. It’s good to see him in good touch.”

England cruise to eight-wickets win over Bangladesh

14:13 , Jamie Braidwood

“At the start of my career it felt like there were sporadic T20s here and there, so it’s been nice to get into more of a routine over the last couple of years,” adds Roy, who was celebrating his 50th cap today.

“You want to get off to a good start but sometimes these pitches make it hard to do so. Today I was able to find a few gaps but it’s definitely a case of keeping wickets in hand, and then powering through the end of the innings.

“I’ve been working on [facing spin] over the last few years and it’s a part of my game that has improved a lot. Today was a big test up against two left-arm spinners and two left-arm seamers, and I had to use a lot of the sills that I’ve learned.

England cruise to eight-wickets win over Bangladesh

14:09 , Jamie Braidwood

It was all very straight-forward for England against a disappointing Bangladesh side. But it’s a commanding performance from the world’s number-one ranked side, one which shows why they held that status coming into this T20 World Cup.

Here’s England’s player of the match, Jason Roy: “That was a very special match. We had to back up our last performance against the West Indies and we made a fast start with the ball. Our bowlers deserve a lot of credit.”

England cruise to eight-wickets win over Bangladesh

14:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Bairstow steps up and hits a fine four to square leg on the first ball of the 15th over to wrap up England’s win. A thoroughly dominant display.

14th over: England 122-2 (Malan 28, Bairstow 4)

14:03 , Jamie Braidwood

Malan hits a lovely four to square leg to leave England within one hit of the win. Bairstow has the chance to finish it there and then but settles for a single.

13th over: England 114-2 (Malan 22, Bairstow 2)

13:58 , Jamie Braidwood

Jonny Bairstow comes in and knocks his first ball for two as the 13th over comes to an end. England require just 11 more runs to win their second match of the tournament.

WICKET! Roy c Nasum b Shoriful (England 112-2)

13:57 , Jamie Braidwood

Make that three sixes! With the half-century secured, Roy stoops to scoop a six to fine leg at the start of the 13th over. But his stand comes to an end a couple of balls later, as he this time tries to find the off-side. Nasum makes a fine diving catch as Roy is given a standing ovation. He finishes on 61.

12th over: England 104-1 (Roy 54, Malan 21)

13:52 , Jamie Braidwood

Roy brings up his half-century with a fine shot driven down the ground for six. He finishes the over on 54 runs, which has been secured from 34 balls and includes five fours and two sixes.

11th over: England 93-1 (Roy 46, Malan 18)

13:48 , Jamie Braidwood

England continue to find their shots with ease - they really haven’t been put under any pressure from the Bangladesh bowling attack.

They are coasting towards their target as Roy moves in on his half-century,

10th over: England 88-1 (Roy 46, Malan 16)

13:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Shakib drops the speed of his deliveries but it makes little difference as Roy and Malan continue to keep the ball in play. A mis-field from Shakib on the last ball of the over rather sums up Bangladesh’s efforts so far. Time for drinks.

9th over: England 83-1 (Roy 42, Malan 15)

13:37 , Jamie Braidwood

England are operating a no-dot policy at the moment. Roy and Malan keep the scoreboard ticking but slicing, sweeping and driving Mahedi for eight runs on five balls.

8th over: England 75-1 (Roy 36, Malan 13)

13:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Malan maintains England’s momentum as he hits Nasum for four on his first ball of the over. Malan and Roy then keep the scoreboard ticking with four consecutive singles before Malan lobs the mid-wicket cover with a shot that skips towards the boundary.

7th over: England 63-1 (Roy 33, Malan 3)

13:28 , Jamie Braidwood

Roy steps into Mahedi’s delivery and squeezes a six down the ground and over the head of the diving Bangladesh fielder, before he hits a square ball to off-field for a quick four. England are cruising towards their target.

6th over: England 50-1 (Roy 23, Malan 1)

13:24 , Jamie Braidwood

Roy steadies himself after those appeals as he deals with Mustafizur with a couple of singles, before he turns on two consecutive deliveries to steer the ball to fine leg for consecutive boundaries. Bangladesh considered the appeal as Roy brings up 50 for England.

5th over: England 40-1 (Roy 18, Malan 0)

13:21 , Jamie Braidwood

Dawid Malan comes in to finish off the fifth over, but there are big appeals from Bangladesh on the opening ball of the sixth! Mustafizur thinks he’s caught Roy with his swing, but ultra edge shows that there was no contact with his bat.

WICKET! Buttler c Naim b Nasum (England 39-1)

13:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Bangladesh needed that! Buttler looks to lob the ball into the off-side but didn’t get a proper connect and is picked off by Naim, who carries on his run to make the catch.

4th over: England 37-0 (Roy 17, Buttler 16)

13:13 , Jamie Braidwood

Shoriful takes over for Bangladesh but England continue to bat away their length deliveries. Buttler swats away a toss for four before a run of three singles in a row improves England’s impressive start.

3rd over: England 28-0 (Roy 15, Buttler 10)

13:10 , Jamie Braidwood

Brilliant stuff from England’s openers. Buttler takes aim at a length ball from Shakib and powers England's first six of the day down the ground. Buttler then adds another two, in what has been an ominous opening three overs from England

2nd over: England 18-0 (Roy 14, Buttler 1)

13:06 , Jamie Braidwood

Big appeals from Bangladesh on Mustafizur’s first delivery! He strikes Roy’s pads but the ball was just pitched to the outside and the umpire is unmoved. Mustafizur continues to aim his swing at the outside, before Roy knocks back another four down the pitch. Roy then makes a second four in a row as he clips the ball on his inside edge.

1st over: England 7-0 (Roy 6, Buttler 1)

12:59 , Jamie Braidwood

Bangladesh send out left-arm spinner Shakib for the first ball, which Jason Roy swats away for an opening four.

England vs Bangladesh: England set 125 to win

12:56 , Jamie Braidwood

Chris Woakes: “As a unit we bowled really well today, so I’m happy with that. “It was a great catch from Adil and it changes T20 games, it was a big moment for us.”

England vs Bangladesh: England set 125 to win

12:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Bangladesh may have added some runs with a late flurry, but the damage was done early in the innings as England made it through their powerplay to the cost of just 27 runs for three wickets. The wicket of Shakib, taken thanks to a wonderful catch from Rashid, was key, as was Livingstone’s removal of Mushfiqur just as he was building momentum. The disastrous run-out of Afif topped off a poor batting display for Bangladesh, even if Nasum was able to add to quick sixes late on.

WICKET! Mustafizur b Mills (Bangladesh 124-9)

12:45 , Jamie Braidwood

And Mills takes back-to-back wickets to finish the innings! This time he delivered a fine Yorker to dismiss Mustafizur for a 0. The incoming Bangladesh batsman was nowhere near it.

WICKET! Nurul c Buttler b Mills (Bangladesh 124-8)

12:44 , Jamie Braidwood

England take an eighth wicket with the penultimate ball of the innings following a successful challenge. Mills takes his second of the match after Nurul touched his bouncer with the top of his gloves, and Buttler made the catch in behind.

19th over: Bangladesh 119-7 (Nasum 19, Nurul 13)

12:37 , Jamie Braidwood

Finally, Bangladesh get their first six of the match! Nasum swings hard on Rashid’s spin and sends the ball over the boundary to the off-side.

And another! In the same move, Nasum scoops another ball to the off-side, before he completes a fine innings with a clipped four to backward square leg.

That’s more like it from Bangladesh, even though it’s likely to be too little, too late.

18th over: Bangladesh 102-7 (Nasum 3, Nurul 12)

12:33 , Jamie Braidwood

Woakes had another chance for a catch - it would have been a spectacular one - but he wasn’t able to get his palm to the ground to pick up Nasum’s skier. Bangladesh tick over the 100-mark but are still struggling to improve their run rate.

WICKET! Mahedi c Woakes b Mills (Bangladesh 98-7)

12:29 , Jamie Braidwood

But that’s a tame way for Mahedi’s brief spurt to come to an end. He looks to scoop a delivery from Mills over his shoulder but the shot is weak and lands in Woakes’ hands at fine leg.

17th over: Bangladesh 98-6 (Mahedi 11, Nurul 11)

12:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Mahedi is giving this a go. He steps into Rashid’s spin and drives a shot to the off-side for his second boundary in quick succession.

16th over: Bangladesh 90-6 (Mahedi 4, Nurul 9)

12:25 , Jamie Braidwood

Roy makes a diving stop as Mills keeps Bangladesh to just a couple of singles with his first few balls, but his final delivery of the over is clipped on the outside edge by Mahedi. Morgan dives as he tries to keep it in play but it goes for four. It had been a long time since Bangladesh had last managed to find the boundary and that is just their eighth of the match.

15th over: Bangladesh 83-6 (Mahedi 0, Nurul 5)

12:20 , Jamie Braidwood

Livingstone skips another couple of deliveries to good length as the 15th over comes to an end and Mahedi Hasan takes to the crease. Tymal Mills comes in for the next over as England look to wrap this up.

WICKET! Mahmudullah c Woakes b Livingstone (Bangladesh 83-6)

12:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Sensing the need to go for it, Mahmudullah takes a swing at a Livingstone delivery to the off-side. He completely skies it, though, as Woakes takes a simple catch in the in-field. Bangladesh lose their captain.

14th over: Bangladesh 80-5 (Mahmudullah 18, Nurul 5)

12:14 , Jamie Braidwood

Jordan slips to 0-15 after bowling another wide, as Nurul adds a couple. But England remain in a good position.

13th over: Bangladesh 76-5 (Mahmudullah 17, Nurul 3)

12:10 , Jamie Braidwood

To add to Bangladesh’s frustration, Afif had hit Livingstone for four just a couple of balls earlier. Nurul comes in and picks up three runs on Livingstone’s final two balls of the over.

WICKET! Afif run out (Bangladesh 73-5)

12:05 , Jamie Braidwood

Disaster again for Bangladesh! Mahmudullah hit a ball to square leg and Bangladesh looked for a second as if they were about to benefit from an England misfield. But suddenly the Bangladesh captain and Afif were caught in no-man’s land as they miscommunicated on whether to go for it, and Buttler was able to hit the stumps from close range.

12th over: Bangladesh 66-4 (Mahmudullah 15, Afif 1)

12:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Mahmudullah takes a wild swing at a low ball from Wakes and must been panicking as he missed the ball, only for it to to run on to Buttler.

An excellent over from Woakes is soured only by an over-throw that gifts Bangladesh a run on the final ball.

11th over: Bangladesh 63-4 (Mahmudullah 13, Afif 0)

11:59 , Jamie Braidwood

Mushfiqur goes for 29 as Livingstone enjoys an opening over of 1-3. A crucial over in this innings.

WICKET! Mushfiqur b Livingstone (Bangladesh 63-3)

11:57 , Jamie Braidwood

Big shouts from England for LBW, and it’s given after a review! Livingstone, with the ball in hand hand for the first, makes a full toss and traps Mushfiqur at the crease. The batsman tried a reverse sweep but replays showed he missed the ball and the ball was inline when it hit his pads. The decision is reversed and Livingstone gets a big wicket for England just as Bangladesh were gathering steam.

10th over: Bangladesh 60-3 (Mahmudullah 12, Mushfiqur 27)

11:53 , Jamie Braidwood

While we pause for drinks, here’s the highlights of the first half of the innings: Rashid’s over-the-shoulder catch to dismiss Shakib.

10th over: Bangladesh 60-3 (Mahmudullah 12, Mushfiqur 27)

11:50 , Jamie Braidwood

Bangladesh survive a review on the first ball of the over after Morgan thought he had run out Mushfiqur. The replays showed he’d clearly made it home, however. Mahmudullah steps into a short ball from Mills for a double before the fast bowler forces him back, but the Bangladesh captain bats it away for a single. Mushfiqur then lifts a short ball over Buttler for four, before he evades the England fielders with a square shot to the offside. A good over for Bangladesh, and this looks to be a promising partnership for them.

9th over: Bangladesh 49-3 (Mahmudullah 8, Mushfiqur 20)

11:44 , Jamie Braidwood

Good response from Bangladesh. Mahmudullah steps into Rashid’s spin and find the boundary on the off-side after picking up a couple of singles.

8th over: Bangladesh 43-3 (Mahmudullah 3, Mushfiqur 19)

11:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Chris Jordan’s first ball of the over is driven by Mushfiqur for a double, before he clips another delivery to third man and finds the boundary. It hadn’t been the slickest of overs from Jordan and he bowls a wide on the last ball of the over, before Mahmudullah cuts the ball square for a single.

7th over: Bangladesh 30-3 (Mahmudullah 1, Mushfiqur 11)

11:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Wow, what a catch that almost was from Tymal Mills! Mushfiqur switches on Rashid ball to the leg side and catches it clean. It looks set for the boundary but for a magnificent leap from Mills. He gets his fingertips to the ball but can’t quite hold on. Still, he denies the boundary.

6th over: Bangladesh 27-3 (Mahmudullah 0, Mushfiqur 9)

11:31 , Jamie Braidwood

Another great over from England - as Woakes ensures Bangladesh can’t get any momentum. Mushfiqur adds a couple of singles but England had good cover in the field.

That brings an end to Bangladesh’s power play and Rashid is taking the ball now up against two right handers.

WICKET! Shakib c Rashid b Woakes (Bangladesh 26-3)

11:26 , Jamie Braidwood

What a catch from Adil Rashid! Shakib is out for four after trying to scoop the ball over his shoulder. Rashid scampered back before turning and diving to make the catch. That was quality.

5th over: Bangladesh 24-2 (Shakib 2, Mushfiqur 8)

11:25 , Jamie Braidwood

With Moeen back on the ball, Mushfiqur wraps up a steady over for Bangladesh by hitting the spinner with a boundary down the field.

4th over: Bangladesh 18-2 (Shakib 1, Mushfiqur 3)

11:22 , Jamie Braidwood

Woakes takes the ball back for his second over as Bangladesh look to steady the ship. Woekes hits Mushfiqur with a bouncer before the Bangladesh man takes swing at square leg, but England have a fielder in position and it’s only a single.

Mushfique seems to have hurt his finger in that Woakes bouncer and is receiving some treatment.

3rd over: Bangladesh 15-2 (Shakib 0, Mushfiqur 1)

11:18 , Jamie Braidwood

A lovely over from Moeen Ali as the England spinner takes out Bangladesh’s openers in two balls. Mushfiqur gets off the mark on the final ball of the over.

WICKET! Naim c Woakes b Moeen (Bangladesh 14-2)

11:13 , Jamie Braidwood

Two wickets in two balls for Moeen Ali! After Liton hit a ball high into the sky, Naim follows with a tame shot on the next ball that is easily caught by Chris Woakes. Disaster for Bangladesh. Moeen’s on a hat-trick...

WICKET! Liton c Livingstone b Moeen (Bangladesh 14-1)

11:12 , Jamie Braidwood

2nd over: Bangladesh 13-0 (Liton 9, Naim 4)

11:11 , Jamie Braidwood

Chris Woakes takes the ball before Naim teases Dawad Malan with a scooped shot that the England man can’t quite reach out in the cover. A further ball from Woakes delivered to off-stump hits Liton’s pad. England appeal but to no avail.

1st over: Bangladesh 10-0 (Liton 9, Naim 1)

11:07 , Jamie Braidwood

An exceptional start from Liton Das! After a couple of singles, Liton steps into a short ball from Moeen Ali and scoops the shot over the bowler’s head for his first boundary. The next ball brings the same result, with another bouncing shot to the off-side boundary.

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

11:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Mohammad Naim and Liton Das will open for Bangladesh while Moeen Ali has the ball in his hands and looks set to bowl first.

Here we go!

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:55 , Jamie Braidwood

The players are making their way out on the pitch on what looks to be a roasting hot day in Abu Dhabi. Time for the anthems.

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:49 , Jamie Braidwood

Adil Rashid, speaking to Sky Sports: “We don’t take anybody lightly. We take it a day at a time, a game at a time. We know Bangladesh are a very strong side and they have quality players but if we stick to what we do, hopefully we’ll do well.”

Rashid says his shoulder is “all good” and is feeling confident ahead of England’s second match of the tournament.

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:42 , Jamie Braidwood

England are unchanged while Bangladesh make one alteration, with Shoriful Islam coming in for Taskin Ahmed.

England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingston, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills

Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah, Nurah Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:37 , Jamie Braidwood

England have looked good when chasing in recent matches, and captain Eoin Morgan says his side are happy to do so again.

Morgan confirms that England have named an unchanged side from their opening win against West Indies.

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:34 , Jamie Braidwood

Bangladesh win the toss and will bat first.

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:31 , Jamie Braidwood

England’s meeting with Bangladesh is their first encounter in a men’s T20I, as the Tigers look to bounce back following their opening defeat of the Super 12 to Sri Lanka.

“We know the challenges we’ll face,” England’s Jos Buttler said. “We’ve played against them lots in 50-over cricket. We know they are a dangerous side. They have got a lot of experience in T20 cricket as well, some very good players playing quite a specific style that is quite unique to them.

“We focus obviously and try to plan for the opposition but at the same time we are focusing on ourselves, trying to get our level of intensity to the place it needs to be.”

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England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:20 , Jamie Braidwood

Last time out: England got off to a flying start in what was a rematch of the 2016 final against West Indies, with Adil Rashid posting historic numbers as they bowled their opponents out for just 55 runs. Rashid’s four for two was bolstered by Moeen Ali’s two for 17, before England quickly reached their target with 70 balls to spare to claim a statement victory in their World Cup opener.

“I think it’s as good as it gets to start a world tournament like that,” captain Eoin Morgan said. “Full credit has to go to our bowling unit, we stuck to our guns and the guys were very disciplined. We fielded well, took our chances and built pressure and momentum to create the rest of the chances throughout the innings.”

England beat West Indies by six wickets to produce statement start to T20 World Cup

England vs Bangladesh: T20 World Cup

10:05 , Lawrence Ostlere

England are taking on Bangladesh in the second match of their Super 12 campaign at the T20 World Cup. Eoin Morgan’s side crushed West Indies with a blistering display of bowling which saw them all out for 55, before wrapping up victory in only 8.2 overs to get off to the perfect start in Dubai on Sunday, and are now in pole position in group 2.

They will have to be wary of hot conditions this time at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, in what is their only group game scheduled to be played during the daytime heat. But Bangladesh do not arrive in great form, having toiled in qualifying with a defeat by Scotland, and then losing their Super 12 opener to Sri Lanka.

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