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Bangladesh paceman Rubel Hossain (R) celebrates the final wicket of England’s James Anderson (C) in Monday’s match in Adelaide. Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP (Saeed Khan/AFP)
Bangladesh paceman Rubel Hossain (R) celebrates the final wicket of England’s James Anderson (C) in Monday’s match in Adelaide. Photo: Saeed Khan/AFP
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World Cup: England vs Bangladesh in 5 milestones

Mahmudullah’s debut century, England’s poor chasing record against test nations in World Cups and more

Bangladesh’s victory against England on Monday at Adelaide has bagged them a World Cup quarterfinal spot for the very first time. England, though, had nothing to go back home with except a solitary win against Scotland.

Here are five other milestones that were crossed or remain to be conquered after the Pool A group match:

1. 275 runs: The highest score Bangladesh have made against England in ODIs. The last time they hit big against the English was 260 runs in Dhaka in 2010, but lost by two wickets and an over and a ball to spare.

Mahmudullah celebrates after scoring his century. Photo: James Elsby/AP
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Mahmudullah celebrates after scoring his century. Photo: James Elsby/AP

2. 103 runs: This was not only Mahmudullah’s debut century (that bagged him a Man of the Match award in Monday’s game) but also the first one made by a Bangladeshi in a World Cup. This eclipsed Tamim Iqbal’s 95 that came four days ago versus Scotland.

3. The loss continues England’s dismal record of having successfully chased a higher score against a Test nation in World Cups. The one and only time this happened was in 2007, when they won against hosts West Indies in the Super Eights stage by chasing down 301 runs. Their other successful chases in World Cups came against associate nations.

4. 141 runs: The highest World Cup partnership for Bangladesh, between Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim. In fact, they’ve had such a good run that three other partnerships from this tournament figure in their top five list—with Mahmudullah being involved in two of them.

5. Five Bangladeshi players were part of their national team during two World Cup victories against England in 2015 and 2011—Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain.

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