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ICC flashes back on Bangladesh knock out England in WC 2011

Remembering one of the most memorable days of cricketing celebration in Bangladesh, ICC has posted the winning moments of Tigers stunning England in World Cup 2011.

 

‘Take a bow Mahmudullah’ – were the words floating in the cricket world at that moment when Bangladesh’s crisis man Mahmudullah Riyad clubbed the winning four off Tim Bresnan – shunned Andrew Strauss’s team to come out with a thrilling 2 wicket victory in Chittagong and kept their World Cup dreams alive.

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England batted first and set the home team a target of 226 runs to win.

In reply, Bangladesh slumped to 169 for eight; when it seemed no hopes hovering over the Chittagong sky, Shakib Al Hasan’s men remarkably raised from the phoenix and shocked England at the death.

With the assistance of tail ender Shafiul Islam, Mahmudullah delivered the mighty blow to the strong English attack, unbeaten scoring 21 off 42 deliveries compiling one other four apart from the winning one.

On the other side, paceman Shafiul became the toast of the nation as he survived against all odds with a run a ball 24. Along with four shots of fours, the lanky pacer struck a single six as well.

Watch the winning  moment here-

The result was an amazing turnaround for the home side who were submerged for just 58 against West Indies a week ago.

“You never know with cricket. It’s unbelievable,” said Vice-captain Tamim Iqbal after the match, “We knew that he (Shafiul) could bat but not like that,” he said.

The England skipper Andrew Strauss looked stunned and bemused after losing their second Group B thriller against a supposedly weaker opposition.

 

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