ICC World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan Takes Sly Dig on Bangladesh Before England Clash
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan took a sly dig at Bangladesh ahead of their clash with hosts on Saturday.
England are considered the biggest favorites to win World Cup this summer. But the hosts had lost the game against Pakistan in their second game. Speaking ahead of the game, Michael Vaughan predicted an easy win for Bangladesh.
When asked about his thoughts on the game, Michael Vaughan tweeted: “Easy win for Bangladesh !!!!!”
Easy win for Bangladesh !!!!! 😉 https://t.co/8aDgFCEqj6
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 8, 2019
Bangladesh are playing some inspirational cricket in this World Cup. After winning against South Africa in their opening game, the Tigers came close to winning against New Zealand as well. However, they were on the losing side against the Kiwis. But despite the talent, England in home conditions are a daunting task for almost all other teams in this World Cup.
It is clearly a dig at Bangladesh ahead of the game by the former skipper. Many expect England to win this game, despite their odd blip against England.
England Batsmen Rampant Against Bangladesh
English batsmen had taught Bangladesh bowlers a cricketing lesson on Saturday. After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza asked England to bat first.
The England openers gave their team a head start on the day. They stitched together an impressive century stand for first wicket. Jonny Bairstow scored his first fifty in this world cup. On the other hand, Jason Roy was in different form altogether.
The explosive opener took the attack to Bangladesh bowlers. In the process, he scored his first hundred in world cup cricket. He eventually managed to score an impressive 153 and propel England to a huge score.
Jos Buttler took on the responsibility to up the run rate in the final overs. Buttler scored a quick fire 64 from just 44 balls. Although, Bangladesh bowlers came back strong to dismiss other notable batsmen in quick succession, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes swung their bats at the end.
They scored 45 runs from 17 balls for seventh wicket and helped England reach 386/6 in their 50 overs. Even though there are some notable batsmen in Bangladesh batting lineup, it is a daunting task ahead of their batsmen to chase a mammoth 387.
We can really appreciate Michael Vaughan though, if his prediction does come true at the end of the game.
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