Monday 9 March 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 33rd Match

09 Mar 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - 33rd Match
(Pool A: England vs Bangladesh at Adelaide)

Mahmudullah, Rubel knock England out

Bangladesh vs England
275/7 (50) 260/10 (48.3)
Bangladesh won by 15 runs
Photo © ICC

England are out of the World Cup, a consistently abject challenge foundering once again with Bangladesh this time inflicting their fourth defeat in five matches, this time by 15 runs. After a high-octane finale, Bangladesh can delight in qualifying for the final stages of a major tournament for the first time. England, after fulfilling what will now be a hollow final match against Afghanistan, will return home to recriminations.

The possibility of elimination clung to their pursuit of 276 like stale cigarette smoke with only Jos Buttler summoning the wherewithal under the Adelaide floodlights to fling open the windows, and lay down the saucers of vinegar; to bring fresh air to a challenge that without his intervention would have died of suffocation much sooner than it did.

Mahmudullah, Rubel knock England out (espncricinfo):
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