Bangladeshkicked England out of the World Cup with a breathtaking 15-run Pool A victory at the Adelaide Oval on Monday to make the quarterfinals.
Rubel Hossain (four for 53) was Bangladesh’s star toward the completion, clean bowling Stuart Broad and last man James Anderson to seal triumph for the Tigers as England completed on 260 full scale pursuing a focus of 276.
Opener Ian Bell made 63 preceding Jos Buttler’s dashing 65 undermined to see England to triumph. Earlier, Bangladesh – who had been eight for two – made 275 for seven in the wake of being sent into bat, with Mohammad Mamudullah (103) incorporating the nation’s first individual World Cup hundred and Mushfiqur Rahim making 89.
English captain Eoin Morgan, who was out for his fifth nothing in his last 11 innings, conceded his side had fell underneath principles. “It was really poor, to be thumped out of the World Cup is unimaginably disillusioning. I’m gutted, we’ve battled and fallen away since we touched base here. We needed to get to the quarterfinals and from that point battle through three recreations,” said Morgan.
Rout implied England – whose just win at the competition so far has been against non-Test Scotland – couldn’t guarantee a quarterfinal place however Bangladesh’s triumph saw them into the last eight alongside Sri Lanka.
New Zealand and Australia complete the qualifying picture from Pool A for the quarterfinals. “We are really impressed by the attitude of our boys. All the boys chipped in,” said Mamudullah.
“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,” Mamudullah added.
Britain rolled out two improvements from their past diversion against Sri Lanka, acquiring assaulting batsman Alex Hales and seamer Jordan set up of Gary Ballance and Steven Finn separately.
Bangladesh additionally rolled out two improvements, dropping all-rounder Nasir Hossain and the injured Anamul Haque to play Kayes and left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny.