ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Dawid Malan played an epic inning as the defending Champions registered their first victory of the 2023 edition

England thrashed Bangladesh by a huge margin of runs and registered their first victory of the ODI World Cup 2023.

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ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Dawid Malan played an epic inning as the defending Champions registered their first victory of the 2023 edition

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Bangladesh were bowled out for only 227 runs as fast bowler Reece Topley took four wickets in his 10-over spell. Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim tried to sum up the mess for Bangladesh but it was too spread to be collected. The defending champions made a brilliant comeback after starting the campaign with a loss against the Kiwis. After coming into bat first, Dawid Malan led the side by scoring his highest ODI International run as Bangladesh were looking already out of contention from there.

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Dawid Malan and Joe Root combined to help England reach a massive 364/9 in Dharamsala. Malan smashed 140(107), while Root scored 82(68), as the two added 151 runs for the second wicket. Earlier, Jonny Bairstow and Malan gave England a strong start. They constructed a 115-run partnership for the opening wicket before Shakib al Hasan sent Bairstow home for 52(59).

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Bangladesh made a comeback during the end of England's batting inning as they could only add 68 runs and lost seven wickets towards the end. Mahedi Hasan returned with four wickets while Shoriful Islam picked up three wickets.

What went wrong for Bangladesh?

For England, it is a huge victory. They were outplayed by the Kiwis in the first match and they had to make a statement in this match. Jos Buttler's side went on to deliver a dominant display against the struggling Bangladesh side. Although Bangladesh started their campaign with a victory, they are not performing convincingly and that was evident in today's clash.

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It looked like they didn't have a game plan to come up against the defending champions which cost them a heavy defeat. Skipper Shakib bowled beautifully but couldn't contribute with the bat. The middle order was looking shaky and England just took advantage of that.

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