England Out Of Cricket World Cup After Bangladesh Defeat

09/03/2015 5:39 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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England's James Anderson is bowled by Bangladesh’s Rubel Hossain, right, during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Adelaide, Australia, Monday, March 9, 2015. Bangladesh defeated England by 15 runs. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

ADELAIDE - England were knocked out of the World Cup by a spirited Bangladesh who grabbed a quarter-final spot following their narrow 15-run victory in a tight Pool A match in Adelaide on Monday.

Put into bat, Mahmudullah struck Bangladesh's first World Cup century and starred in two key partnerships to lift Bangladesh to 275 for seven.

Three-times finalists England made a mess of their chase on an Adelaide Oval track that held no demons and folded for 260 in the penultimate over.

Bangladesh looked a bundle of nerves towards the end but Rubel Hossain (4-53) claimed two wickets in the 49th over to trigger wild celebrations.

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