Bangladesh Knock into Quarter-final round.

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March 9, Adelaide, England v/s Bangladesh, Pool A.

England’s hopes of enters to the quarters in the World Cup ended following a 15-run defeat against Bangladesh in a Pool A match at Adelaide, Oval on Monday.

After registered win against Eng,Bangal tigers has enter  into the quarter-finals round  along with New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka from this pool.In first innings Bangladesh batsman batted decently and posted a fighting total of 275-7 in 50 overs. For Bangladesh Mahmudullah played an outstanding knock and completed his century with this Mahudullah became the 1st Bangladesh’s batsmen who scored the century in World cup. Mahmudullah scored 103 in a defiant 141-run stand with half century-maker Mushfiqur Rahim to lead Bangladesh back from a disastrous start.For Mahmudullah, it was his maiden One-day hundred and it could not have come at a better time as his side is still in the race to qualify for the quarterfinals. Mahmudullh, along with Mushfiqur Rahim, who smashed his way to 89 off 77 balls, lifted Bangladesh from a sloppy start by adding 141 runs for the fifth wicket. Eng Paceman James Anderson (2/45) had provided England a fiery start by removing both the openers — Imrul Kayes (2) and Tamim Iqbal 2 .

In a reply England’s batsmen appeared uncomfortable they lost their Wickets  in regular time interval and was all out for 260 in the 49th over.In middle over Ian Bell played sensibly and scored  63 ,then  Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes  raised some hopes for England both batted brilliantly  and added 75 runs  both scored 65 and 45* respectively .But the dismissals of Buttler and Chris Jordan off successive balls in the 46th over turned the match Bangladesh’s way.

Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets for Bangladesh.

“It was pretty poor, to be knocked out of the World Cup is unbelievably disappointing,” said England captain Eoin Morgan, whose side will bow out having failed to beat a Test nation at the tournament with their only win thus far against Scotland.

“I’m gutted, we’ve struggled and fallen away since we arrived here. We wanted to get to the quarter-finals and from there fight through three games.”

MATCH SUMMARY- Bangladesh: 275/7 in 50 overs (Mahmudullah 103, Mushfiqur Rahim 89; James Anderson 2-45, Chris Jordan 2-59).England: 260 in 48.3 overs ( Jos Buttler 65 ,Ian Bell 63 , ; Mashrafe Mortaza 2-48, Chris Woakes 45 not out; Rubel Hossain 4-53, Taskin Ahmad 2-59).

MAN OF THE MATCH – Mahmudullah

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