Tigers sent England home

Winning momentA double wicket blast out by Rubel Hossain in the 49th over of the match confirmed the Tiger’s ticket of the quarter finals of World Cup 2015. Rubel knocked out the stumps of Broad and Anderson in the penultimate over of the match and Bangladesh picked up a 15 run win over England in the Adelaide Oval today.

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Chasing the competent total of 275, England started their innings quite chokingly. Moin Ali (19 off 21 balls, 4×3) escaped from a strong leg before wicket shout from pacer Rubel Hossain through review decisions but ultimately fall down by running out of the crease. Keeper Mushfiqur Rahim shattered the stump of Moin taking a timely throw by Soumya Sarkar.

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mahmudullah and mushfiquEngland felt relief a little bit at a time when other opener Ian Bell and one down batsman AD Hales build a half century partnership. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza came back in his bowling mark and stroke right away. He picked up the wicket of Hales (27 off 34 balls, 4×4), a sharp catch from behind the wicket by Mushfiqur Rahim. England was 97 for 2 at that moment.

Ian Bell (63 off 84 balls, 4×7) completed his half century. In the 26th over of the innings, Rubel Hossain’s successive success of wicket taking shattered the English middle order batting. Bell was caught behind by Mushfiqur Rahim in the first ball of 26th over and English captain Ian Morgan fall into the safe hands of Shakib Al Hasan in the boundary line without scoring.

Young gun Taskin Ahmed sent Taylor (caught by Imrul Kayes; 1 off 4 balls) back in the pavilion. A 31 run 6th wicket partnership between Root and Butler was teared away by skipper Mashrafe Mortaza as Root was caught behind of a sharp delivery from the tiger skipper.

A solid 75 run partnership between Joss Butler and C Woakes helped England cruised towards the victory target for some moment. The partnership was broken by youngster Taskin Ahmed in the 45th over of the innings. The 8th wicket of England was gone after much drama as Jordan was run out by a throw of Shakib Al Hasan. The third umpire revealed the decision after a long review.


In the first half of the match a breathtaking century by the middle order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad has placed Bangladesh into a solid stand. Mahmudullah hit his maiden one day international century and he is the first Bangladeshi batsman to score a hundred in the World Cup. The prolific middle order batsman scored 103 runs playing 138 balls with 7 fours and 2 magnificent sixes and Bangladesh threw a comprehensive total of 275 runs in front of England.

first 100Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad put a 141 run partnership in the fifth wicket that built up the platform to stand on in the fight to reach the quarter finals. Mushfiqur eventually missed the hundred but played exquisitely well on his way to 89 (77 balls); he hit 8 fours and 1 six. Sabbir Rahman made a quick fire knock of 14 in 12 balls with a long over boundary.

New intrusion Imrul Kayes was the first to go; playing just two deliveries Imrul scored 2 runs and was caught in the slips by Jordan off the delivery of Anderson. Soon after that the other opener Tamim Iqbal was also caught in the slip cordon in a high pitched delivery of tall English opener James Anderson. Playing 7 balls, Tamim also picked up 2 runs.

Afterwards an 86 run third wicket partnership between Mahmudullah Riyad and youngster Soumya Sarkar helped Bangladesh to recover their initial disaster. Although started quietly rigidly, Soumya and Riyad opened up the run flow for the team. Soumya played easily in his way to 40 (52 balls) with 5 nicely timed 4 and a huge six. Soon after the departure of Soumya, Shakib Al Hasan got out (caught by Root off Ali) scoring just 2 runs playing 6 balls.

Brief Score:
Bangladesh 274/ 7
Mahmudullah Riyad 103, Mushfiqur Rahim 89
J M Anderson 2/45.
England 260 all out
J Butler 65, Ian Bell 63
Rubel Hossain 4/53, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 2/48, Taskin Ahmed 2/59.
Result: Bangladesh won by 15 runs.
Man of the Match: Mahmudullah Riyad

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