March 9, 2015 | Cricket
England crashed out of the Cricket World Cup in a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh at the Adelaide Oval. Mahumdullah made 103, in his first ever ODI century and the first World Cup hundred by any Bangladesh batsman. Add to that a 5th wicket stand of 141 with wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim 89, and Bangladesh wound up with 275/7 from 50 overs. England’s chase of 276 was in vain as they were bowled out for 260; wicket keeper Jos Buttler 65, Ian Bell 63, Chris Woakes 42 not out. Bowling for Bangladesh, Rubel Hossain took 4/53 from 9.3 overs. The loss to England is an ironic one; they’ve hosted the World Cup final in 1975, yet they’ve never won the tournament, and they certainly won’t be winning this time. The Englishmen pack their bags after their final match with Afghanistan.
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