result
38th Match, Super Eights, Bridgetown, Apr 11 2007, ICC World Cup
(44.5/50 ov, target 144)147/6
England won by 4 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/27
sajid-mahmood

Well, England win the match but hardly cover themselves with glory, while Bangladesh again underline that they are in the Super Eights on merit. That's it from me, Martin Williamson, and Jenny Thompson. Tomorrow's offering is New Zealand against Sri Lanka with the winners almost guaranteeing themselves a last-four berth. Join us at 9.00am (1300GMT) for all the action.

The English element in a disappointing crowd go wild, the neutrals reflect on what might have been, while the England dressing-room look relieved more than jubilant. That was a mighty close thing, and Bangladesh really ran them ragged for a time there.

44.5
4
Mortaza to Nixon, FOUR runs

banged in, Nixon onto it quickly and lofting the ball behind square on the leg side

England's NRR has not been helped here ...

44.4
Mortaza to Nixon, no run

met with a straight and quite lifeless bat

All the field in, understandably.

44.3
Mortaza to Nixon, no run

full and angled across Nixon, who punches it to mid-off

44.2
4b
Mortaza to Nixon, 4 byes

leg side, but the ball really spat as well, and it rocketed under Nixon's armpit and over the keeper's head

44.1
1
Mortaza to PD Collingwood, 1 run

saved by a thick inside edge - it was cleaning him up otherwise - and a run as the ball shoots into the point region

end of over 442 runs
ENG: 138/6CRR: 3.13 RRR: 1.00
Paul Nixon16 (35)
Paul Collingwood22 (73)
Abdur Razzak 10-1-30-2
Mashrafe Mortaza 8-3-23-0
43.6
Razzak to Nixon, no run

Nixon tries another reverse sweep, the ball bobbles into the off side and Collingwood, who had called for and come for the run, has to dive full length to regain his ground. A poor throw helped him out

43.5
1
Razzak to PD Collingwood, 1 run

driven to long-off ... it's carnage out there now, two in two balls

43.4
1
Razzak to Nixon, 1 run

runs to deep midwicket - at last, the first scoring shot for 23 balls, and some excuse for the sarcastic cheers

43.3
Razzak to Nixon, no run

again he looks to reverse sweep but it's too wide outside off and Nixon pulls out of the stroke

43.2
Razzak to Nixon, no run

an attempted reverse sweep, he misses and leg slip fields the ball as it bounces off the body

43.1
Razzak to Nixon, no run

outside off, Nixon sniffily leaves

end of over 43Maiden
ENG: 136/6CRR: 3.16 RRR: 1.14
Paul Collingwood21 (72)
Paul Nixon15 (30)
Mashrafe Mortaza 8-3-23-0
Abdur Razzak 9-1-28-2

Three maidens on the trot.

42.6
Mortaza to PD Collingwood, no run

that one beats Collingwood, who had taken two steps to meet it, Mortaza appeals but it was too high going down the leg side

42.5
Mortaza to PD Collingwood, no run

same length, Collingwood back and dead bats the ball to Mortaza

42.4
Mortaza to PD Collingwood, no run

and again, Collingwood can do no more than push the ball to midwicket

42.3
Mortaza to PD Collingwood, no run

good line from Mortaza, tight and keeping Collingwood pinned down

42.2
Mortaza to PD Collingwood, no run

worked to midwicket

42.1
Mortaza to PD Collingwood, no run

short of a length, Collingwood goes back, into line and blocks