England made it two wins from two in the T20 World Cup after an emphatic win over Bangladesh on Wednesday. A Jason Roy half- century paved victory for England as they romped to their target with more than five overs to spare.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat against an unchanged England side who defeated the West Indies on Saturday. On a pitch that looked to favour batting, Bangladesh were soon in trouble after slumping to 26 for 3.
Two in two balls for Moeen
Moeen Ali grabbed two wickets in successive balls to put England in control. Mushfiqur Rahim offered some resistance before falling to Liam Livingstone for 29. The Lancashire all rounder had Captain Mahmudallah caught at backward point for 19 to leave Bangladesh 83 for 6 with 31 balls to go.
Only some big hitting from Nasum and Nurul, including taking 17 off an over from Adil Rashid, enabled Bangladesh to reach an under par 124 for 9.
Tymal Mills finished with 3 for 27, with Ali 2 for 18 and Livingstone 2 for 15.
Target of only 125 posed few problems
A target of 125 was never really going to trouble England. Although England lost Jos Buttler for 18, it was down to Roy to see England virtually home with 61 off 38 balls.
Once Roy had fallen, a patient unbeaten 28 from Dawid Malan saw England comfortably over the line to see England home.
The result now means that Bangladesh will find it extremely difficult to make the semi-finals after two losses. For England, they march on after comfortably disposing of the West Indies and now Bangladesh they are looking good.
Up next for England will be a much stiffer task when they face Australia in Dubai on Saturday.