The Day 23 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 saw a major upset with Bangladesh creating a history on March 9 by ousting England from the Cricket World Cup 2015’s group stage and securing a quarterfinal berth for the first time with a 15-run victory in a Group A game at the Adelaide Oval. The day saw contrast in emotions as jubilant Bangladesh cricket team led by their captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza danced, celebrated on the field while on the other side there was gloominess in England’s dressing room. Disappointment on English skipper Eoin Morgan’s face reflected the huge embarrassment and shame the team is going through. Also Read- England’s elimination among Top 5 Highlights of BAN vs ENG.
Bangladesh also cleared the path for Sri Lanka to join New Zealand and Australia from their pool in the last eight. New Zealand are sitting pretty at the top with 10 points, while Bangladesh and Australia have seven points each. Sri Lanka have six points, while fifth-placed England slumped to their fourth loss in five matches. They have two points, the same as Afghanistan. Also Read– 2015 Cricket World Cup Day 23: Highlights, Points Table and Schedule for upcoming matches of WC 2015.
Bangladesh had posted 275/7 in 50 overs thanks to Mohammad Mahmudullah (103) who became first batsman from his country to score a century in the World Cup. He forged a 141-run partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim (89). In reply, England were bowled out for 260 in 48.3 overs. Ian Bell (63), Jos Buttler (65) and Chris Woakes (not out 42) did their best, yet they fell short by 15 runs. For Bangladesh, medium pacers Rubel Hossain (4-53), skipper Moshrafe Mortaza (2-48) and Taskin Ahmed (2-59) did all the damage against the much-vaunted English team. Inputs from IANS.