Bangladesh registered a historic victory over England on Thursday. Bangladesh team defeated T20 World Cup champions England by 6 wickets in the first T20 match of the bilateral series. The England team had set a target of 157 runs in front of Bangladesh while playing first. Which the host team achieved by losing four wickets with 12 balls remaining. With this, Bangladesh took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The England team is currently on a tour of Bangladesh, where a series of T20 matches is being played after the ODIs. The first match of this three-match series was played on Thursday at Zahar Ahmed Chaudhary Stadium. In this match, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, England scored 156 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
Captain Jose Butler played a brilliant inning of 67 runs for England. During this, Butler hit 4 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from him, only Philip Sholt was the only batsman, who scored 38 runs in 35 balls. Apart from these two, no other English batsman could even cross the figure of 20 runs. Hasan Mahmood took 2 wickets for Bangladesh. All other bowlers took 1-1 wickets.
Chasing the target of 157, the Bangladesh team did not start well, Ronnie Talukdar was dismissed in the fourth over after scoring 21 runs. Wickets fell but the pace of runs did not decrease. Nazmul Hussain Shanto played an important inning of 51 runs in 30 balls. At the same time, captain Shakib Al Hasan scored an important 34 runs in 24 balls to give the team a memorable victory against the world champion England team.