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It was pretty poor, to be knocked out of the World Cup is unbelievably disappointing: Eoin Morgan

09-Mar-2015

Bangladesh knocked England out of the World Cup with a sensational 15-run Pool A victory at the Adelaide Oval on Monday to make the quarter-finals. There is a good chance that they may face defending champions India in the next round.

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Mahmudullah scored 103 and brother-in-law Mushfiqur Rahim made 89 as the Tigers recovered from eight for two to post a challenging 275 for seven after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions.

England, needing a win to stay afloat after winning just one of their previous four Pool A matches, were bowled out for 260 as seamer Rubel Hossain claimed four wickets and wicket-keeper Rahim held four catches.

Ian Bell made 63 but England slipped to 163 for six before Jos Buttler (65 off 52 balls) and Chris Woakes (42 not out) briefly revived their hoped with a 75-run stand for the seventh wicket.

But the dismissals of Buttler and Chris Jordan off successive balls in the 46th over turned the match Bangladesh's way.

 

It was pretty poor, to be knocked out of the World Cup is unbelievably disappointing,

said England captain Eoin Morgan, whose side will bow out having failed to beat a Test nation at the tournament with their only win thus far against Scotland.

"I'm gutted, we've struggled and fallen away since we arrived here. We wanted to get to the quarter-finals and from there fight through three games."

This was Bangladesh's third win over England in their last four one-day internationals, including the two-wicket success in Chittagong during the previous World Cup four years ago.

"I feel very proud," said Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who led his side superbly in the field.

England will return home after their closing 'dead' league match against Afghanistan in Sydney on Friday.

Source: NDTV



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