Heroes stand up when you most expect them to. Times when mere mortals fail to fathom the gravity of the situation, these heroes push everyone aside, take centre stage and shine for everyone to see. Shakib Al Hasan donned the cape for Bangladesh one more time last night. At a time when Bangladesh needed its most successful cricketer to deliver, Shakib stepped up and how. Coming in at 12-3, chasing 265, everyone had expected Bangladesh to hand in the towel, but Shakib wanted to go in for that last dash, that last dash which might take his country into the semi finals of an ICC event.
Mahumudullah played an equally superb knock as well, pacing the innings to perfection and playing the perfect hand along with Shakib. The duo scripted one of Bangladesh’s most famous wins, a victory that would definitely find itself in the cricketing folklore of the country.
While we haven’t really recovered from what transpired last night, the Champions Trophy is ready to dish out another colossal encounter when the most celebrated rivalry in cricket would make an appearance in a virtual knockout game at the Edgbaston.
While England have already qualified for the semi finals only a win would take Australia through, so it is still all to play for, like we need to say that during an England-Australia encounter. England would be itching to stamp their authority over the Aussies before the Ashes and would be looking to go into the semi finals with a perfect record.
Australia need their top order to fire big time because it would be very tough to out bat England otherwise.
Let’s get to business now!
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