Bangladesh tail-enders stuns England
Cricket can be best described in one word as uncertain. This perception evolved from countless uncertainties in this game that were difficult to understand. Yet one more added to the list of uncertainties that is the defeat of the mighty England by the minnows Bangladesh.
This year’s world cup cricket co-host Bangladesh is not a favorite team to reach anywhere ahead in the tournament is the prediction of the cricket pundits all over the world. We have seen how true the prophecy is by the humiliating defeat of Bangladesh against West Indies just days back. The same team now won the match against England that too from the brink of almost defeat. England’s 225 runs score may not be a non-achievable one, but after reaching 169 by losing 8 wickets it is indeed a difficult target for the bowlers of the team under pressure. Probably these two players on the crease did not feel any pressure thinking the result is a foregone conclusion and played bindaas (Go as you like).
Lots of introspection needed for the England Team, especially the captain of the team, to understand what went wrong in this game. It has only the last hope of reaching the next round by defeating the last match against West Indies. For Bangladesh it is just a win to boost players’ pride, nothing else; it has practically no chance to qualify for the second round, again who knows what uncertainty is in the store of cricket.
The two players that have become star for the country are Mahmudullah and Shafiul Islam.