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
14y
• The Bulletin by Will Luke

Unconvincing England battle past Bangladesh

England have done what neither India nor South Africa could manage: they have beaten Bangladesh. That they managed it with more than five overs remaining belies the mess their batsmen got themselves into in chasing a mere 144

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh143/10(37.2 overs)
England147/6(44.5 overs)

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

end of over 42Maiden
ENG: 136/6CRR: 3.23 RRR: 1.00
Paul Nixon15 (30)
Paul Collingwood21 (66)
Abdur Razzak 9-1-28-2
Mashrafe Mortaza 7-2-23-0

Back-to-back maidens. But it's wickets, not maidens, that Bangladesh need now.

41.6
Razzak to Nixon, no run

Nixon again looks for a gap on the leg side and fails to find it

41.5
Razzak to Nixon, no run

right back, hurriedly turned to midwicket

41.4
Razzak to Nixon, no run

angled to backward point

Best performances - batters
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan BAN
57 runs (95)
6 fours
1 six
Control82%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
6117583314
Michael Vaughan portrait
MP Vaughan ENG
30 runs (59)
3 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
13 runs
1 four
0 six
00774417
Best performances - bowlers
Sajid Mahmood
SI Mahmood ENG
O
8.2
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
3.24
Monty Panesar portrait
MS Panesar ENG
O
7
M
2
R
25
W
3
ECO
3.57
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossEngland, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Sajid Mahmood
Sajid Mahmood
Match numberODI no. 2568
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days11 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsEngland 2, Bangladesh 0