ICC World Cup: A very special victory against England, says Mahmudullah

Adelaide: Adjudged man-of-the-match for his game winning 103, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah described their 15-run upset against England as a really "special victory".

Mahmudullah. Pic/AFP 
Mahmudullah. Pic/AFP 

Tottering at 8 for 2, Mahmudullah's innings rescued Bangladesh to post a formidable score of 275 for 7 on the score board.

England tried hard but failed to scrape past the total as they were bowled out for 260.

"For us, this victory is really special, and a big thank you to all of the fans for supporting us," Mahmudullah said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Soumya Sarkar (40) and veteran batsman Mushfiqur Rahim (89) too played the perfect fiddle batting around Mahmudullah who credited both for their efforts.

"Really impressed by the attitude of our boys. All the boys chipped in and everything went well. I was just trying to bat properly and not think too much.

"Soumya batted really well, along with Mushy (Mushfiqur Rahim), who was the aggressor towards the end," the 29-year-old said.

Bangladesh have already qualified for the quarter-finals with a game on hand, their last inconsequential tie against co-hosts New Zealand on March 13 in Hamilton.

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