England knocked out of cricket World Cup after humiliating defeat to Bangladesh

England players James Taylor, left, and Ian Bell walk with teammates from the pitch.
England players James Taylor, left, and Ian Bell walk with teammates from the pitch.

ENGLAND have been knocked out of the World Cup after a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh in Adelaide.

Eoin Morgan’s men were consigned to a group-stage exit, alongside the likes of the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan, after failing to chase down 275 for seven.

It was an achievable target just large enough to tease the nerves out of a chastened England team as they were bowled out for 260 in 48.3 overs.

It signalled the end of a calamitous campaign for England.

England had some reason to feel aggrieved, however, after Chris Jordan was contentiously adjudged run out by third umpire Simon Fry after Jos Buttler had kick-started a rousing comeback with 65 from 52 balls.

England captain Morgan said: “It was pretty poor, to be knocked out of the World Cup is unbelievably disappointing.

“I’m gutted, we’ve struggled and fallen away since we arrived here.

“We wanted to get to the quarter-finals and from there fight through three games. The changes which we made at the start of the tournament were necessary and I believe they were right to be made.

“It comes down to performance, some of our guys performed but we didn’t do it as a unit.”