World Cup 2015 Match 33 England vs Bangladesh; Bangladesh in QFs, England knocked out

World Cup 2015 Match 33 England vs Bangladesh; Bangladesh in QFs, England knocked out

World Cup 2015 Match 33 England vs Bangladesh; Bangladesh in QFs, England knocked out: Bangladesh and England met at Adelaide Oval to decide which one of them qualifies for the quarterfinals from this match. The match turned out to be one of the most exciting one of this World Cup, fitting the tournament theme perfectly. Read the full review below for the details.

England had to win this match to qualify for the quarter finals and for a start won the toss at the Adelaide Oval and chose to field first. A decision based on the comfort of knowing the total to chase in an important match. Bangladesh began on the worst possible note ever losing both the openers in first 2 overs for 8 runs. Soumya Sarkar (40) and Mahmudullah got together to rebuild the innings and added 86 for the 4th wicket. Then Mahmudullah was joined Mushfiqur Rahim after Shakib was dismissd for just 2 runs in between. Together Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur not only added runs but increased the Bangladeshi run rate also.  Both of them added 141 runs for the 6th wicket. Mushfiqur scored 89 runs off 77 balls and Mahmudullah made the first century for Bangladesh in World Cup history by scoring 103 from 138 balls. The partnership between the two enabled Bangladesh to score 275/5 in 50 overs.

England vs Bangladesh
England vs Bangladesh review World Cup 2015 (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

The English bowlers were able to stop Bangladesh from scoring 300 or more. James Anderson and Chris Jordan both picked up 2 wickets each in the Bangladeshi innings Stuart Board and Moeen Ali took 1 each.

England knew that they had to win the match to qualify for the knock out stage because a loss would have knocked them out of the World Cup 2015. Moeen Ali (19) and Ian Bell (63) gave England a solid start with an opening start of 43 runs in 7 overs. After that Arafat Sunny, Shakib-Al-Hasan and Taskin Ahmed (2/59) put tremendous pressure on England in the middle overs with tight line and length and some great field placing by Captain Mashrafe Mortaza. Alex Hales (27) and Joe Root (29) tried to rebuild the innings but Mortaza removed both of them. English Captain Eoin Morgan’s nightmare of a tournament continued when he was dismissed by Rubel Hossain for a 0. Taskin Ahmed than removed James Taylor for 1 and the pressure on England became more and more unbearable. Jos Buttler(65) and Chris Woakes (42*) tried to take England to the win but brilliant pace bowling in the middle overs by Taskin Ahmed and Mashrafe himself tied England down without leaking runs. The end came quick with Rubel Hossain coming back to bowl the 49th over with England needing 16 runs in 2 overs with 2 wickets in hand. Rubel removed both Stuart Board and James Anderson in 3 balls to give Bangladesh an improbable and important win.

Bangladeshi bowlers especially Rubel Hossain who picked up 4/53 got valuable support from Taskin Ahmed (2/59), Mashrafe (2/48) and the spinners Shakib and Sunny. Thought the spinners didn’t pick up a wicket, they were instrumental in England being choked in the middle overs.
Mahmudullah was named Man of the Match for his 103.

Bangladesh now qualifies for the quarterfinals, where they might face off against Group B toppers India. Whereas England’s dismal World Cup campaign ends here with one game to go for them. Bangladesh had beat England in 2011 World Cup also to knock them out of that tournament and here they repeated the feat again.

Brief Scores:
Bangladesh 275/7 (Mahmudullah 103, M Rahim 89; J Anderson 2/45) defeated England 260 (J Buttler 65, I Bell 63; R Hossain 4/53) by 15 runs.

Trivia and Records:

# Mahmudullah recorded Bangladesh’s first ever World Cup century.

#Bangladesh have beaten England once before in 2011 World Cup in Chittagong, knocking the out of that tournament as well.

# Bangladesh qualified for the knockout stages for the first time in their 5th World Cup appearance.

# Most ducks for England in ODIs in a calendar year: Mike Brearley 5 in 1979, Eoin Morgan 4 in 2015. Andy Caddick 4 in 2000.

# Bangladesh’s last four ODIs against England: won, won, lost, won.