Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain produced inspired spells of pace bowling to help Bangladesh script a famous win against England and qualify for the quarter-finals. It also meant that England have been knocked out of the World Cup in the Group stages.
Mortaza got just enough movement off the deck to trouble the batsmen and take two wickets. In particular, he bowled a fine leg-cutter to snaffle the key wicket of Joe Root. Hossain too bowled with fire by snaffling two wickets in one over to put Bangladesh in the ascendancy during the middle part of the game.
Thousands of jubilant fans would have certainly erupted in joy on the streets of Dhaka after Bangladesh won a humdinger. In fact, England made a fine start with Ian Bell and Moeen Ali stitching a brisk partnership. However, Moeen was run out on the back of miscommunication.
Bell and Alex Hales looked to build a partnership, but once both of them were dismissed, they struggled to keep the scoreboard moving. Eoin Morgan continued to find runs hard to come by and was dismissed for a duck. Root and Buttler tried to make a good fist of the chase, before Root got out.
However, Buttler played with unrestrained bravado to take England closer to victory, but once he was dismissed, they found themselves in trouble. To make it worse for them, Chris Jordan perhaps got a tough decision as he was adjudged run out by the third umpire. Rubel came back to take the wickets of James Anderson and Stuart Broad and bowl out England.
Earlier, Mahmudullah helped Bangladesh to recover after Anderson struck upfront to leave them in a spot of bother. Mahmudullah played each ball on its merit and looked to anchor the innings. Mushfiqur Rahim also played a key role. He frustrated the English pacers with his flair and improvisation. The way he slog swept Jordan for a boundary gave a glimpse of his ability to play cheeky shots. England though, bowled reasonably well in the end overs to pull the batting side back.
Mahmudullah was adjudged man of the match.
Bangladesh 275 for 7 in 50 overs
England 260 for 10 in 48.3 overs