Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed was lucky enough as he had a narrow escape in the 7th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against England. The game between the two teams took place at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. 

Luck favored Taskin Ahmed as the bails didn’t fall despite the ball hitting the stumps. The incident took place on the second last ball of the match. Sam Curran bowled a full delivery on the leg side, the ball had a deflection and was taken by keeper Jos Buttler on the right side. 

It seemed the ball deflected off the pad or the bat. But to many’s surprise, the replays showed that the ball hit the stumps. What caught the attention of many was even after hitting the sticks, the bails didn’t fall. Here’s the video: 

The luck, however, didn’t last long for Taskin Ahmed as he was out the next ball. Sam Curran bowled a middle stump yorker to which he tried to swing wildly. The ball went past him and shattered the stumps. 

With his wicket, England bundled out Bangladesh for 227 runs and won the game by a margin of 137 runs. With the bat, the defending champions posted a gigantic total of 364 runs. They were on the top with the ball as well they didn’t let the opposition batters settle in. 

Taskin Ahmed had a decent out with the ball as he bowled 6 overs and conceded 38 runs. He picked one wicket as well in his spell. 

ENG vs BAN: We have to move on, keep doing the right things – Shakib Al Hasan after Bangladesh’s loss 

Shakib Al Hasan talked about the loss Bangladesh suffered. He admitted that his side couldn’t execute the plans well but they need to move on as it’s a long tournament. He explained: 

“We did well in the last 10 overs but it will always be tough to chase 350. We planned well, but we couldn’t execute. The ball was swinging nicely, needed to put in the right areas and build momentum. Once they got the momentum it was tough to contain them.

“I think the position they were in, they could have scored 380-390, we restricted them well. But I think 320 would have been a good total to chase here. It is a long tournament, we have a tough fixture coming up in Chennai, NZ are playing well. We have to move on, keep doing the right things and take it one game at a time.” 

Bangladesh will be next seen in action when they will take on New Zealand in Chennai on Friday (13th October).


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