ADELAIDE, Australia: Bangladesh knocked England out of the World Cup with a sensational 15-run Pool A victory at the Adelaide Oval on Monday (Mar 9) to enter the quarter-finals.
Rubel Hossain was Bangladesh’s star at the finish, clean bowling Stuart Broad and last man James Anderson to seal victory for the Tigers as England finished on 260 all out chasing a target of 276.
Earlier, Bangladesh — who had been eight for two — made 275 for seven after being sent into bat, with Mohammad Mamudullah (103) compiling the country’s first individual World Cup hundred and Mushfiqur Rahim making 89.
Defeat meant England — whose only win at the tournament so far has been against non-Test Scotland — couldn’t claim a quarter-final place but Bangladesh’s victory saw them into the last eight along with Sri Lanka.
New Zealand and Australia complete the qualifying picture from Pool A for the quarter-finals.
“We are really impressed by the attitude of our boys. All the boys chipped in,” said Mamudullah, the man of the match. “I tried to bat properly. Mushfiqur at the end was the aggressor and it was a good partnership. We thought we might have been 15-20 runs short, but we knew if we could get early wickets we were in. It’s really special for us.”