Bangladesh send England out of World Cup

2015 World Cup

Bangladesh pulled off an astonishing effort against England on Monday, winning by 15 runs in Adelaide as they defended 275, knocking the Big Three side out of the tournament.

England needed to record two points to stay alive in the event, needing to win this and their game against Afghanistan to advance to the quarter finals. The Tigers needed just one point from two games, so this win sees them advance.

England have now just the one win against Scotland to look back on, and while they will probably beat the Afghans, they will rue being all out here for 260, after allowing the Tigers to recover with the bat and Mahmudullah scored a ton.

England's first mistake was opting to bowl first, given the poor track record of sides batting second under lights at this year's event. Also, chasing at Adelaide in notoriously tough, and if they'd reached the 276 required, it would have been the third-highest ODI chase here.

Openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes were both out inside three overs, both to James Anderson, and it seemed like England were on their way. Two further wickets with the score under 100 increased that hope.

But a century from Mahmudullah, the country's first at a World Cup, ensured a nifty rescue mission, while Mushfiqur Rahim's 89 was also to prove vital. Mahmudullah's ton came off 131 balls, and he was man of the match as a result.

England's chase was a rollercoaster of excitement, as the openers put on 43 for the first wicket. Moeen Ali was then run out for 19, while Ian Bell continued on to a slow half century. Eoin Morgan was out for a fifth duck in nine knocks.

Joe Root also tried to save matters, but he could not find the freedom that saw him score a ton in the previous game. He and Alex Hales both made it to the high 20s, but both were sent packing by an in-form Mashrafe Mortaza.

England's last hope was Jos Buttler, and when he was batting it seemed like they would scrape home. He was assisted by Chris Woakes for much of his knock as they took the score from 163 to 238, before Buttler was caught behind for 65.

Then the drama ramped up even further when Chris Jordan took a crazy single and was run out for a duck. He dived to make his ground and it looked safe, but replays caused the third umpire to controversially deem his bat in the air.

With Stuart Broad and James Anderson both bowled out in the same over by Rubel Hossain, giving him four wickets, Woakes was left stranded on 42 not out as the Tigers celebrated as though they'd won the whole thing.

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