Mahmudullah was the star of the show with a magnificent century © Getty Images
Mahmudullah was the star of the show with a magnificent century © Getty Images

Bangladesh have beaten England by 15 runs in a Pool A  encounter at Adelaide and have qualified for the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. England have been eliminated from the tournament. England needed 276 runs to win from their 50 overs, the target which Bangladesh had set earlier, courtesy of a magnificent century from Mahmudullah and a quick fire 89 from wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim. This was a good total set by Bangladesh after England had won the toss and elected to bowl first.  LIVE BLOG: BANGLADESH VS ENGLAND

Bangladesh got off to the worst start as they lost two wickets, that of their openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes for just two runs. Bangladesh were reduced to eight for two in just 3.1 overs courtesy of some excellent bowling from James Anderson Then came the crucial partnership, which guided Bangladesh to a decent position. Full SCORECARD: BANGLADESH VS ENGLAND

It was a 86-run stand between Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah. Soumya Sarkar was then dismissed by by Chris jordan doe 40 and Shakib-al-Hasan went for a couple of runs after he edged a ball straight into the hands of Joe Root at first slip. Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim then put on 141 for the fifth wicket to put Bangladesh in a commanding position. This partnership was a record partnership for Bangladesh in World Cups for any wicket. Mushfiqur then was dismissed, not before he made an attacking 77-ball 89. Bangladesh eventually finished with 275 for seven in their quota of 50 overs and went into the break full of confidence. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage

England got off to a bright start with Ian Bell and Moeen Ali. They put on 43 for the first wicket before Moeen was run out due to a mix up with Bell. Alex Hales, who was included in the game in place of Gary Ballance was looking good on his way to a gritty 27 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza, who brough the 54-run stand to an abrupt end. Wickets of Ian Bell (63), Eoin Morgan (0) and James Taylor (1) soon followed after that, which put Bangladesh right on top and England in a spot of bother. Top 10 batsmen in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The wicket of Joe Root for 29 in the 36th over seemed like it was curtains for England, but an excellent 75-run stand between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler gave England some ray of hope and despite of Buttler’s dismissal for a 52-ball 65. Woakes was looking in good nick and he looked set to take over the line. Chris Jordan was dismissed for a duck after he was run out at the non striker’s end. His bat was in the air while he tried to land his bat inside the crease. Stuart Broad’s lusty blow for a huge in the 47th over looked like England will win it, but the last two wickets fell in quick succession and England were bowled out for 260 in 48.3 overs. Top 10 bowlers in ICC Cricket World Cup

England captain Eoin Morgan had earlier won the toss and elected to field first. England made two changes to their side. They got in Alex Hales and Chris Jordan in place of Gary Ballance and Steven Finn. Bangladesh were forced to make a change at the top with Imrul Kayes replacing Anamul Haque. Picture Gallery of match here

Brief scores:

Bangladesh: 275 for 7 in 50 overs (Mahmudullah 103, Mushfiqur Rahim 89; James Anderson 2 for 45) vs England 260 in 48.3 overs (Ian Bell 63, Jos Buttler 65; Rubel Hossain 4 for 53) by 15 runs.

Man of the match: Mahmudullah

(Pramod Ananth is a reporter at CricketCountry. He has represented Karnataka table tennis under-15, and is a hardcore supporter of Liverpool FC. His Twitter handle is @pramz)