Two decent games took place on Tuesday in the ICC World Cup, as England secured a victory over Bangladesh by a huge margin, whereas Pakistan chased down a humongous total against Srilanka to make it the highest run chase ever in the history of the ICC World Cup. Read the full article to know more.
England beat Bangladesh by 137 runs
The English batsmen showcased a phenomenal performance on the pitch batting first, winning the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, who scored 52 of 29 and 82 of 68, respectively. Kudos to Dawid Malan, who registered a magnificent hundred of 140 from just 107 balls and gave a tough time to the Bangladeshi bowlers.
England eventually took the score to a match-winning 364 and demolished Bangladesh within 227. Though Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim tried to fight by scoring half-centuries, it wasn’t enough to beat the English bowlers from taking wickets at frequent intervals. Malan received the Man of the Match award for his innings.
Pakistan marking a record-breaking run chase
On the other hand, when it seemed like Pakistan was going to lose the match, they marked the biggest run chase in the Cricket World Cup ever, thanks to the incredible performance of their Pakistan batters. The match itself was a treat to watch, as fans witnessed four centuries in the game, two each from both teams. Srilanka batted first and put up a big score of 344. They indeed batted brilliantly as Pathum Nissanka scored a half-century, and Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickarma registered, destroying 77 ball 122 runs and 89 ball 108 runs innings, respectively.
Hardly anyone thought that Pakistan would fight back like this, and indeed, they did an outstanding job in the likes of Abdullah Shafique and Muhammad Rizwan, who scored an incredible 113 of 103 balls and 131 of 121 balls, respectively. Fans also witnessed the dedication of Rizwan when he struggled with his cramp but never gave up, fought for his team, scored a hundred, and took his team past the victory margin. Eventually, he received the Player of the Match award.
5 centuries in a day
The record, which is even more exciting, is that the day witnessed 5 centuries in a day from 2 games. Experts have predicted that this World Cup will see the most centuries scored ever, and it seems like the record is already on the verge of being broken. It hasn’t been many days since the World Cup started, and several teams haven’t even played their second game. Already, the number of centuries has been sky-high, and there are more to come. Big names like Subhman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, David Warner, and Ben Stokes are also expected to join the list, and it will indeed be a banger to see.