Bangladesh knock England out of World Cup

In a thriller Bangladesh beat England by 15 runs to knock them out of the World Cup in the very first round. And with this win Bangladesh will secure its last-eight berth, England will fly home after it complete the formalities in its last encounter against Afghanistan. Bangladesh will likely to face India in the next stage. The centurion for Bangladesh Mahmudullah was rewarded with Man of the Match award.


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 scored 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.

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