Bangladesh has received a 5% fine on their match fees due to their sluggish over rate in the match against England, which they lost by 137 runs at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala.
Under Shakib Al Hasan’s leadership, Bangladesh allowed England to score 364-9 in the first innings and could only manage 227 in response.
Additionally, to compound their defeat, Bangladesh fell one over short of completing the 50 overs, as determined by match referee Javagal Srinath after accounting for time allowances.
As per Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, pertaining to infractions related to maintaining the minimum over-rate, players are penalized with a five percent deduction from their match fees for each over that their team does not complete within the prescribed time.
The allegations presented by the match referee were brought forth by the on-field umpires Ahsan Raza and Paul Wilson, along with input from the third umpire Adrian Holdstock and fourth umpire Kumar Dharmasena.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan acknowledged the penalties, eliminating the requirement for a formal hearing. Previously in the competition, Sri Lanka incurred a 10 percent fine on their match fee for a comparable violation in their defeat to South Africa at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
“We planned well, but we couldn’t execute” – Shakib Al Hasan thoughts on Bangladesh’s loss to England
Bangladesh commenced their ODI World Cup journey on a positive note by defeating Afghanistan. However, their momentum waned when they faced the formidable England team.
Having chosen to field first, Bangladesh encountered difficulties in containing England, who comfortably amassed a substantial total in their initial innings. Dawid Malan registered a century, and Joe Root contributed his second consecutive fifty in the tournament.
In response, Reece Topley’s exceptional opening spell dismantled the batting lineup of the Bangla Tigers. Although Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim managed to score half-centuries, it was insufficient as Bangladesh fell considerably below the target.
Expressing his view during the post-match presentation, Shakib Al Hasan suggested that a feasible target to pursue would have been approximately 320 runs.
“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.”
Bangladesh’s upcoming league-stage encounter is set to take place against New Zealand on Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.