• Tiger knock out England

    England were knocked out of the World Cup by a spirited Tiger who grabbed a quarterfinal spot following a dramatic 15-run victory in a tight Pool A match in Adelaide on Monday.
    Mahmudullah scored 103 and brother-in-law Mushfiqur Rahim made 89 as the Tigers recovered from eight for two to post a challenging 275 for seven after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions.
    England, needing a win to stay afloat after winning just one of their previous four Pool A matches, were bowled out for 260 as seamer Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets and wicket-keeper Rahim held four catches
    Ian Bell made 63 but England slipped to 163 for six before Jos Buttler (65 off 52 balls) and Chris Woakes (42 not out) briefly revived their hoped with a 75-run stand for the seventh wicket.
    But the dismissals of Buttler and Chris Jordan off successive balls in the 46th over turned the match Bangladesh’s way.
    “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.”
    ENGLAND: MM Ali, IR Bell, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan (capt), JWA Taylor, JC Buttler (wk), CR Woakes, CJ Jordan, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson
    BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed



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