England have been knocked out of the 2015 Cricket World Cup after succumbing to a 15-run defeat against Bangladesh in a Pool A clash of the World Cup today. After being inserted into bat by England skipper Eoin Morgan, Bangladesh posted a competitive total of 275/7 from their 50 overs thanks to Mahmudullah’s maiden century in One-Day International (ODI) history.
In reply, England got bowled out for 260, with the failure to build any substantial partnerships costing them dearly. Courtesy of Bangladesh’s famous victory, they now have 7 points in 5 matches and are guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals while England will be going home after playing a consolation game against Afghanistan next.
Here are the best tweets from the match:
DO NOT SAY WE HAVENT PRIORITISED ODI CRICKET! We played a back to back Ashes to make sure England played 6 months of ODI’s before this WC!
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 9, 2015
The captain of Afghanistan says that they will not take England lightly.
— Dennis Does Cricket (@DennisCricket_) March 9, 2015
England players have same face on right now as captain Russell from Lagaan did when he found out he was standing beyond the boundary line
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) March 9, 2015
It’s a sensational effort for England to go out in the 1st round of a tournament arranged specifically to make that as difficult as possible
— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) March 9, 2015
“It’s obviously a surprise that we’re knocked out this early.” – Eoin Morgan. Speak for yourself.
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) March 9, 2015
Hope nobody has called it an ‘upset’, for this isn’t. Dedicate this win to the Bangladesh fans who stood by the team in thick and thin.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 9, 2015