Bangladesh defeated the world champion England for the very first time in T20i

Bangladesh put on a professional show in front of a full stadium. After getting off to a fast start, England would have aimed for a total of about 200, but the bowlers were outstanding in the final few overs to restrict them to 156. In response, Bangladesh's openers started off well, hitting 32 runs in the first three overs. They were both taken out in quick succession. On 0, Shanto played a reverse sweep and was ruled out by the referee. But, the left-hander was able to review it and played a fantastic inning. He made elegant strokes, enjoyed hitting boundaries, and amassed a 27-ball fifty. Towhid Hridoy, a debutant, was his companion, and before the midway point, the two of them had lowered the asking price to under 6 RPO. In an effort to get back into the game, England removed both of the set hitters in the space of seven deliveries. There were no more losses for the home team, though, as Afif Hossain and Shakib completed the game's conclusion with an unbroken 46-run stand. Bangladesh has just defeated England in this format, and they did it in style.

Jos Buttler | England captain: Bangladesh finished the innings really well. We were in a position to really kick on and launch at the end, but we couldn't manage to get away. We were probably 20 short of our score and we had to chase a little bit in the field. Low bounce and was a little bit slow but it played pretty well, it was consistent throughout the game. Bangladesh came out and played with a lot of intent and took the game on. That put us under a lot of pressure. We've got a lot of really good all-rounders, gives you a lot of options as a captain, it's a nice position to be in the field.

Najmul Hossain Shanto | Player of the Match: Towhid batted really well. I just watched the ball and played cricketing shots. I wasn't thinking about those two wickets. The way all the bowlers bowled, it was outstanding, especially Hasan and Taskin. I just had to bat normally. Rony and Litton started well, it helped the other batters.

Shakib Al Hasan | Bangladesh captain: The way we approached the game was fantastic, can't ask more from our team. When we were bowling, we were under the pump but no one panicked. Everyone knew what they needed to do. All the bowlers stuck to their plans. Other than my dropped catch, everyone fielded really well. (No fear approach) That's what we want to do. In T20s, when you don't think too much, you perform well. That's the environment we are trying to create in the dressing room. Hopefully, we can continue this. This is a very good start. If you think about 2024, we'll be playing the World Cup in West Indies. We can build on from here. We can only get better so that we can put a very good team when the World Cup comes.