He delivered crucial early wickets, notably claiming the prized scalp of Shakib Al Hasan, causing Bangladesh to feel despondent. Shakib’s wicket fell in the sixth over of Bangladesh’s chase. Topley delivered an exceptional ball that caught Shakib off guard.
The left-arm fast bowler sent a delivery that straightened sufficiently to deceive Shakib’s forward stroke and hit the off-stump’s top, proving nearly impossible to play. This dismissal left Bangladesh struggling at 26/3 after 14.2 overs.
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Topley also took the wickets of Tanzid Hasan (1 run from 2 balls) and Nahmul Hasan Shanto (dismissed for a golden duck) with five overs remaining.
Reece Topley excels following England’s posting of 364-9 in the World Cup match
In the first innings, England was asked to bat and posted a total of 364/9 within their allotted 50 overs. Dawid Malan was the top scorer with an impressive 140 runs from 107 balls, including 5 sixes and 16 boundaries. He formed significant partnerships of 101 and 151 runs with Jonny Bairstow (52 off 59) and Joe Root (82 off 68) for the first and second wickets, respectively. Despite a strong start, England faced a middle-order collapse.
Mahedi Hasan had an outstanding performance with the ball, securing figures of 4/71, while Shoriful Islam claimed three wickets. Taskin Ahmed and Shakib each took one wicket. As of now, Bangladesh has reached 93/4 after 17 overs, with Litton Das scoring 64 runs from 56 balls, and Mushfiqur Rahim contributing 16 runs from 27 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan and his team will play their next match against New Zealand at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 13. Meanwhile, England will face Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on October 15.