World Cup 2015: Bangladesh knockout England, likely to face India in quarters | Score

New Delhi, Pankaj Kumar Samantray | Updated : 09 March 2015, 07:16 PM

Bangladesh did it again in World Cup 2015. In a huge upset, Bangladesh knockout Eoin Morgan-led England side out of the cricket World Cup 2015, setting up a quarter final clash with defending champions India. The Bangla tigers rose to the occasion to defeat England by 15 runs.

Put into bat, Bangladesh rode on Mahmudullah’s maiden World Cup ton to post a challenging 275 runs and then put up a dazzling fight to restrict England to 260 runs in 48 overs. In the process, he also become the first Bangla player to score a century in World Cup.  

Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim switched a crucial 141 partnership to lift Bangladesh from 99 for 44. James Anderson and Chris Jordan bagged two wickets each, but gave away too many runs on a placid track.

The batting woes continued for the Three Lions as it’s both the openers were unable to convert their starts. The middle order crumbled under the pressure of a must-win match to keep their World title dream alive. Skipper Morgan’s bad form continued as he survived only three balls without troubling the scorers.  

Robel Hossian took four crucial wickets to put England in trouble at critical junctures. Ian Bell and Jos Buttler tried to rescue the side but were unable to save England's dying fortunes.

Hossian got good support from skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Taskin Ahmed as both claimed two wickets each.

The pool A is having a clear picture now, with New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh qualifies for the quarter-finals.

First Published: Monday, March 09, 2015 09:02 AM
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