England are hosting Bangladesh in the opener of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and England were also runners up last time they featured in event they lost to India in the final in what was a nerve-wrecking game. England won the toss and opted to field, considering rain could pay a visit later on, England opted to field first. Bangladesh got off to a steady start not losing too many wickets like they did against India, where they were tamed. England bowlers were decent but without luck, even when luck came their way they were not able to capitalise on it and hence Bangladesh find themselves in a positive spot as we speak. But the moment we are focussing on is when Moeen Ali the allrounder, who is otherwise sound in the field, dropped a sitter. In fact, on any other day he would have taken that 9 out of 10 times. But luck ran out for him.
VIDEO: The life and times of Soumya Sarkar’s innings.
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It was a set Soumya Sarkar, Bangladesh were on 20 for no loss. Tall, Jake Ball was the bowler and he was slanting the ball back into the left hander Soumya Sarkar. Sarkar in an attempt to flick the in dipper to the leg side, the shot was on but he miscued it in the air. It seemed Moeen Ali was daydreaming as he dropped the sitter. They were lucky and really lucky that Sarkar departed soon after that and did not cash in on the drop. This is something Bangladesh will have to change if they want to be world beaters. He made a well made 28 off 34 balls but could not take it further.