Bangladesh took on England in the second ODI of the 3-match ODI series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal took a terrible DRS call against England’s Adil Rashid who had clearly blocked the ball with his bat as pacer Taskin Ahmed bowled a yorker.
Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal’s strange DRS review left fans in splits
The English side got a great start as their opener Jason Roy played a scintillating knock scoring 132 runs off just 124 deliveries in the second ODI against Bangladesh. The Bangladesh side found themselves in a spot of bother as they invited England to bat after winning the toss.
England had crossed the 300 mark in the 48th over when the game witnessed a hilarious moment. Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed bowled a perfect yorker to Adil Rashid which was comfortably blocked by the English batter. To everyone’s surprise, Bangladesh fielders including skipper Tamim Iqbal started appealing for Leg Before Wicket.
When the on-field umpire rejected the appeal, Tamim Iqbal eventually decided to call for the Decision Review System as he looked confident to get the dismissal. DRS made it further clear that the ball was nowhere close to the pad and had clearly made contact with Adil Rashid’s bat.
The video of the terrible DRS call taken by Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has gone viral across social media platforms. A few cricket fans termed it as the ‘Worst DRS Appeal Of The Year.’
What prize do Bangladesh get for making the worst LBW review call in the history of cricket? pic.twitter.com/SfJWRdCpXc— Jon Reeve (@jon_reeve) March 3, 2023
A bizarre review by Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI against England. pic.twitter.com/TEAxR4dxhD— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 3, 2023
Bangladesh went for a review! 😭 pic.twitter.com/bF8sHDTQ8e— Faiz Fazel (@theFaizFazel) March 3, 2023
Talking about the game, England posted a mammoth total of 326 runs courtesy of Jason Roy’s 132 while English skipper Jos Buttler too chipped in with a quick-fire 76 off just 64 balls. Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed took 3 crucial wickets while giving away 66 runs off his 10-over spell. Mehidy Hasan Miraz too grabbed a couple of wickets.
In response to England’s massive total, the Bangladesh side didn’t get any momentum throughout their innings. Shakib Al Hasan was the highest run-getter as he scored 58 runs while Tamim Iqbal scored 35 runs. Bangladesh eventually fell short by 132 runs allowing England their second victory in the series.
England’s all-rounder Sam Curran was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped 4 important wickets while leggie Adil Rashid too grabbed 4 wickets. Jason Roy was adjudged the Player of the Match for his stellar knock of 132 runs which put the English side in the driver’s seat.