When you see the groundsmen taking a lap of honor around the ground, when captain is found wiping tears in middle of the venue and all that after half of home crowd had left the stadium ~ you know something incredible has happened. Yes, Bangladesh registered only their 2nd win over England today and kept their quarter final hopes alive, winning this group B match from the jaws of defeat..
Chasing relatively easier target of 226, home team were off to rocket start with Tamim Iqbal smashing English fast bowlers to all parts of Chittagong and then Imrul Kayes batted on like a rock and completed his thousand runs in ODI career, unfazed, despite losing Raqibul Hasan and Junaid Siddique from other end. Captain Shakib Al Hasan was keeping Kayes company and everthing looked set for an easy victory untill a freak run sent Kayes packing and then Ajmal Shahzad bowled couple of jaffas to dismiss Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam.
8 wickets down for 169 on board, crowd started abandon the venue but there was another twist in the tale as Mahmudullah Riyad and Shafiul Islam put together an unforgettable undefeated half century to sail Bangladesh ship to shores. Shafiul scored his highest ODI score and hit the only six of the match.
England gave away 33 extras which didn't help their cause either.
Earlier, England batsmen failed to adjust to slow and low conditions at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium although Eoin Morgan played a remarkable innings untill he was out to a good catch by man of the match Imrul Kayes.