Cricket World Cup 2011

Bangladesh stun, Poms bungle

2011-03-11 19:00
Bangladesh Tigers (AP Photo)

Chittagong - Bangladesh tail-enders Shafiul Islam and Mahmudullah became the toast of the nation on Friday after steering their team to a stunning two-wicket World Cup win over England.

The co-hosts looked to be probably heading out of the competition when they collapsed to 169-8 chasing 225 to win on a tricky wicket.

But Shafiul decided attack was the best way ahead and he blasted 24 in as many balls to see his team over the line for the unlikeliest of wins as the home crowd went wild.

Earlier, Jonathan Trott top-scored for England with 67 backed up by Eoin Morgan (63) to help their side recover from a poor start in the Group B clash.

The result was an amazing turnaround for the home side who were skittled for just 58 against West Indies a week ago in Dhaka before losing by nine wickets.

Mahmudullah (21) and Shafiul added 58 runs in their unbroken ninth wicket to take their team to victory with an over left.

Bangladesh had been apparently cruising towards victory thanks to solid innings from Imrul Kayes (60) and Tamim Iqbal (38).

But they suddenly lost momentum with the victory in sight as five wickets tumbled for 14 runs before Shafiul and Mahmudullah rescued their country.

England now need to win their final match against the West Indies (March 17) to be sure of a quarter-final place while Bangladesh next face Netherlands on Monday and then South Africa on March 19. Wins would take them through.


Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Raqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammed Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain

England – Andrew Strauss (capt), Matt Prior (wk), Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Paul Collingwood, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Ajmal Shahzad


Full scoreboard of the World Cup Group B match between Bangladesh and England at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium on Friday:


A. Strauss c Siddique b Naeem 18

M. Prior st Rahim b Razzak 15

J. Trott c Siddique b Shakib 67

I. Bell c Naeem b Mahmudullah 5

E. Morgan c Kayes b Naeem 63

R. Bopara c Naeem b Razzak 16

G. Swann c and b Shakib 12

P. Collingwood run out 14

T. Bresnan c Shafiul b Rubel 2

Ajmal Shahzad b Shafiul 1

J. Anderson not out 2

Extras: (lb2, w8) 10

Total (all out, 49.4 overs) 225

Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Prior), 2-39 (Strauss), 3-53 (Bell), 4-162 (Morgan), 5-182 (Trott), 6-195 (Bopara), 7-209 (Swann), 8-215 (Bresnan), 9-217 (Shahzad), 10-225 (Collingwood).

Bowling: Shafiul 8-0-43-1 (w3), Rubel 8.4-0-40-1 (w2), Naeem 8-0-29-2, Razzak 10-2-32-2 (w3), Mahmudullah 5-0-30-1, Shakib 10-0-49-2


Tamim Iqbal b Bresnan 38

Imrul Kayes run out 60

Junaid Siddique run out 12

Raqibul Hasan b Shahzad 0

Shakib Al Hasan b Swann 32

Mushfiqur Rahim c Prior b Shahzad 6

Mohammad Mahmudullah not out 21

Naeem Islam b Shahzad 0

Abdur Razzak c Bresnan b Swann 1

Shafiul Islam not out 24

Extras: (b1, lb9, w23) 33

Total (for eight wickets, 49 overs) 227

Did not bat: Rubel Hossain

Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Tamim), 2-70 (Siddique), 3-73 (Raqibul), 4-155 (Kayes), 5-162 (Shakib), 6-166 (Rahim), 7-166 (Naeem), 8-169 (Razzak).

Bowling: Anderson 9-0-54-0 (w7), Shahzad 10-0-43-3 (w9), Bresnan 10-1-35-1 (w1), Swann 10-1-42-2 (w2), Bopara 3-0-19-0 (w4), Collingwood 7-0-24-0

Result: Bangladesh won by two wickets

Toss: Bangladesh

Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Cricket World Cup 2011

The day Aussies went 'soft'?

2011-04-01 07:37

Newly appointed Michael Clarke seems to represent a seismic change to Australian cricket captaincy characteristics. Read More


Who would you like to see named as the next Proteas' coach?


Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.