result
33rd Match, Pool A (D/N), Adelaide, Mar 9 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
(48.3/50 ov, target 276)260
Bangladesh won by 15 runs
player of the match
Mahmudullah
Bangladesh
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• The Report by David Hopps

Mahmudullah, Rubel knock England out

England are out of the World Cup, a consistently abject challenge foundering once again with Bangladesh inflicting their fourth defeat in five matches, this time by 15 runs

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Rohan Sharma
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh275/7(50 overs)
England260/10(48.3 overs)
Jos Buttler65 (52)
Ian Bell63 (82)

10.30 pm: Bangladesh pull off a famous victory in Adelaide as they achieve their dream of progression into the quarter-finals. Mahmudullah's innings, which was the first time a Bangladeshi had hit a World Cup ton, set the tone, along with knocks from Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur.

Bangladesh's bowlers then answered with a thoroughly disciplined performance with the ball. Rubel Hossain was just mesmeric at the end to deliver those two fatal blows.

We hope you enjoyed our coverage of this thriller from Adelaide. Don't forget to tune into Match Point, which should be starting very shortly. We will be back again tomorrow as the Men in Blue face off against the mighty Shamrock nation. Till then, this is Rohan Sharma signing off for ESPNcricinfo.

Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh captain: Feel very proud and a special thanks to the team management and coaching staff, and of course to the boys as well. Thought the wicket was really good and we had to bowl well. In the start we were not so good, but in the middle we came back well. Mahmudullah scored his first hundred for Bangladesh, and Mushfiqur was also brilliant at the end. I think Rubel Hossain will be very happy now as he picked up four crucial wickets. Tamim did feel really bad after that dropped catch, as he is one of our best fielders, but in the end it didn't matter. Really happy for all those people back home who have wanted us to make it this far. This is for you guys. We had a good combination today, especially with the seven batsmen. They showed their guts today, and the bowlers then did a very good job.

Eoin Morgan, England captain: Pretty poor to be knocked out this early from a World Cup. Unbelievably disappointing. I thought the guys bowled well at half time, especially with the short boundaries and the way the wicket played. We bowled reasonably well, but we couldn't quite match it up with the bat. I can't pick where it went wrong. I am gutted at the moment. We struggled and fought and fought our way to try and get through to the quarter-finals, and then from there find a way through to the last few games. Again, the changes we made at the start of the tournament were necessary. The two again we made today were also necessary. We had gone four games into the group stages without the results we wanted. It ultimately comes down to the performance, and some of them did, but not all of us as a unit. We have tried to address the problem, but obviously it hasn't worked. Our expectations were higher than the way we performed, so it is obviously disappointing. No idea what will happen from here. Again, there will be an inquest over the next few weeks to see what went wrong, and then we will go from there.

10.18 pm: Don't go anywhere just yet as we expect more quotes from the match presentation.

Mahmudullah, Man of the Match: Really impressed by the attitude of our boys. All the boys chipped in and everything went well. I was just trying to bat properly and not think too much. Soumya batted really well, along with Mushy, who was the aggressor towards the end. We thought we were about 15-20 runs short initially, but we thought that if we got early wickets, then we were in with a chance. For us this victory is really special, and thank to all of the fans for supporting us. Tamim is one of the best fielders in our team, so a catch can be dropped in the match. The way Rubel bowled those last two balls, was just something really special.

Mahmudullah wins Man of the Match for his 103 in the first innings.

10.15 pm: Pool A has been decided now, with New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka into the quarter-finals.

10.13 pm: England showed plenty of heart to run this chase close, but in the end, Bangladesh's bowlers, and lack of extras, proved to be the difference. They are overjoyed as they embrace one another in the dressing room. This victory now takes them to 7 points, as they now have the luxury of playing New Zealand next without any undue pressure of qualification into the second stage. Spare a thought for England though, who look to be answering a lot of tough questions in the coming days...

10.11 pm: Stunned silence from the England dressing room as the Bangladesh players flop on top of one another on a pile. This goes up in the echelons of Bangladesh cricket as one of its greatest cricketing days. Bangladesh have pretty much secured their progression into the knockouts as England are bundled out of the tournament.

48.3
W
Rubel to Anderson, OUT

and Rubel has knocked the England lions out of the 2015 World Cup with a full, almost yorker-length ball which castles Jimmy as he looked to get it away through the off side

James Anderson b Rubel Hossain 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
48.2
Rubel to Anderson, no run

goes for the yorker, although misses the mark slightly as Anderson had a flick at it, with this continuing through to the slip in place

What a match we are having here in Adelaide! James Anderson is the final England bat as they look to get over the line and knock off these final 16. Bangladesh, though, will not make it easy as they search for the final death blow

48.1
W
Rubel to Broad, OUT

The men in green are on top once more as Rubel delivers a 142 kph length straight on the stumps which Broad plays all around. Met with huge celebrations across the ground as the balance shifts once more towards Bangladesh

Stuart Broad b Rubel Hossain 9 (10m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150

This match is slipping out of Bangladesh's hands, although a wicket here could make things highly interesting. Rubel has been tasked the responsibility of getting it

end of over 4815 runs
ENG: 260/8CRR: 5.41 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 from 12b
Stuart Broad9 (5)
Chris Woakes42 (40)
Taskin Ahmed9-0-59-2
Shakib Al Hasan10-0-41-0
47.6
1
Taskin to Broad, 1 run

slower, back of a length delivery which Broad is able to get bat on ball too as they scamper through for another tight single, reducing the equation to a very manageable 16 off 12

Expect to see that Tamim drop played over and over again if this does not shape well for Bangladesh....

47.5
1
Taskin to Woakes, 1 run

fires in a yorker on middle which is just dug out as they scurry through for the tight single. There is a shy at Broad's end from the bowler, but he misses

47.4
2
Taskin to Woakes, 2 runs

dropped Tamim might just have cost Bangladesh the match as he bobbles this attempted bludgeon over long on, with this landing to him in the region, after being in the air for a little while. Ends up bursting through his hands as the ball carried a bit more than he had expected

20 off 15 now as England could canter from here

47.4
2nb
Taskin to Broad, (no ball) 1 run

looks like the situation is getting to Taskin as he delivers an above-waist height full toss which is sliced away off the back foot through third man

47.3
2lb
Taskin to Broad, 2 leg byes

full delivery down the leg side which is tickled away through fine leg for a brace

47.2
6
Taskin to Broad, SIX runs

shortish length which Broad manages to pull high over midwicket, with this just carrying over to the rope to give England half a dozen. Really tilts the scales with that strike. Taskin now under pressure

47.1
1
Taskin to Woakes, 1 run

fires in a yorker just outside of off which the batsman is able to get bat on as they scurry through for the run

end of over 477 runs
ENG: 245/8CRR: 5.21 • RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Chris Woakes38 (37)
Stuart Broad1 (1)
Shakib Al Hasan10-0-41-0
Taskin Ahmed8-0-46-2

Shaunnyboy: "A tie in this match will make the qualifications even more interesting!"

46.6
1
Shakib to Woakes, 1 run

gets this one wrong as he offers a full toss which is slapped away, but not well enough to pierce the boundary at deep extra-cover, as there was protection out there

46.5
Shakib to Woakes, no run

bowls another dot which has Woakes under a bit of pressure now

46.4
Shakib to Woakes, no run

fails to dig out this one darted in just outside of off, with Mushfiqur running back after this bounced over

prudvi raj: "Very tough decision. Surprised to see that was given out. whatever happened to benefit of doubt in favor of batsmen. "

46.3
1
Shakib to Broad, 1 run

guides away a single now square off the wicket to get off the mark

46.2
1
Shakib to Woakes, 1 run

now guided away through long off, exposing Broad, who is now on the hot seat

46.1
4
Shakib to Woakes, FOUR runs

Woakes reminds the Adelaide crowd he is still around with a powerful sweep through backward square to find the boundary

Stuart Broad is the new batsman for England

end of over 469 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 238/8CRR: 5.17 • RRR: 9.50 • Need 38 from 24b
Chris Woakes32 (32)
Taskin Ahmed8-0-46-2
Shakib Al Hasan9-0-34-0

England eight down now, and their hopes may feel slightly dashed, especially after the Jordan dismissal

45.6
W
Taskin to Jordan, OUT

Jordan gets into a mix-up as he works away this back of a length to the off side, going down the track in hopes of Woakes reciprocating, but when he sees him stay put, is forced to get back to his end, putting in a dive before the direct hit took shape. The umpire wants to be careful though as he looks at the replays, which show that the bat may have just turned on Jordan as he attempted to make his ground, with the angle suggesting he might not have had the relevant portion of the bat on the ground when the bails were disturbed. I wouldn't want to be a third umpire right now. Huge decision in the context of the game. The result has come in, and it is given out, which is greeted with a huge roar across the ground. Jordan can't believe it, but he has to go.

Chris Jordan run out (Shakib Al Hasan) 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Chris Jordan walks into a pressure-cooker situation with England still needing 38 off 25 balls

45.5
W
Taskin to Buttler, OUT

Taskin might just well be the toast of Dhaka tonight as he induces an outside edge to this attempted dab from Jos, who looked in two minds as to whether to go back or forward to this slightly back of a length outside his off stump. Met with wild jubilation from the Adelaide crowd as Bangladesh now go just ahead on the cards

Jos Buttler c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 65 (75m 52b 6x4 1x6) SR: 125
45.4
2
Taskin to Buttler, 2 runs

finds the blockhole, but only just, as Buttler is able to work this down to long on, with the batsmen hustling the first to get back for the second in time

45.3
1
Taskin to Woakes, 1 run

able to spear in a yorker on middle and leg which is dug away towards the off side

Best performances - batsmen
Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah
103 runs (138)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
992542611118
Mushfiqur Rahim portrait
Mushfiqur Rahim
89 runs (77)
8 fours
1 six
Control87%
Productive shot
slog shot
19 runs
2 fours
1 six
64229160824
Best performances - bowlers
Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain
O
9.3
M
0
R
53
W
4
ECO
5.58
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
James Anderson, player portrait
JM Anderson
O
10
M
1
R
45
W
2
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah
Match numberODI No. 3630
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days9 March 2015 - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Bowden
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsBangladesh 2, England 0