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England vs Bangladesh: Past meetings between the two teams in ICC tournaments

A look back at past meetings between England and Bangladesh in ICC tournaments ahead of their Champions Trophy 2017 opening clash on Thursday

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: May 31, 2017 20:40 IST
Bangladesh players celebrate after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against England at Adelaide Oval on March 9, 2015.
Bangladesh players celebrate after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against England at Adelaide Oval on March 9, 2015.(Getty Images)

England and Bangladesh face off in the opening match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Thursday. Here is a look at the previous occasions the two teams have played each other at ICC tournaments:

2000 ICC knockout, Kenya, Nairobi - England beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Nasser Hussain hits out on his way to 96 during the England vs Bangladesh ODI match in the ICC Knockout tournament at the Gymkhana Ground, Nairobi, Kenya. (Getty Images - Tom Shaw/ALLSPORT)

This match happened just before Bangladesh got Test status. However, the English side was way too good, winning by eight wickets. After Bangladesh made 232 in 50 overs, England’s Alec Stewart and Nasser Hussain hammered them, putting up a 175-run partnership for the second wicket. It was a demoralising loss for the Asian team that had just a year back surprised Pakistan at the World Cup.

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2007 ICC World Cup, Bridgetown, Barbados - England beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets

Paul Nixon of England walks off after England defeated Bangladesh during their ICC Cricket World Cup Super Eights match at the Kensington Oval on April 11, 2007 in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Getty Images)

Bangladesh shocked world cricket by beating and ousting India in the league phase and qualifying for the Super Eights. The youthful, enthusiastic team was expected to cause more upsets. They nearly did when they ran England close before losing. After having been restricted to 143 in 37.2 overs, they reduced England to 110/6. Paul Collingwood and Paul Nixon saw them through with four wickets in hand.

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2011 ICC World Cup, Chittagong, Bangladesh - Bangladesh beat England by 2 wickets

Shafiul Islam and Mahmudullah of Bangladesh celebrate scoring the winning runs as Andrew Strauss of England holds his head in his hands during their 2011 ICC World Cup Group B match. (Getty Images)

By the time the World Cup returned to the subcontinent, Bangladesh were a Test nation and co-hosts. Their array of slow bowlers were always going test England. The four-pronged spin attack restricted England to 225. Although Bangladesh huffed and puffed, Imrul Kayes (60), with good contribution for Shakib Al Hasan and Naeem Islam, saw them through.

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2015 ICC World Cup, Adelaide, Australia - Bangladesh beat England by 15 runs

Bangladesh players celebrate after winning the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against England at Adelaide Oval. (Getty Images)

This would probably be Bangladesh’s most memorable win considering what it did to their confidence. After they were struggling at 99/4, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim added 141 runs for the fifth wicket and helped the team get to 275. The Bangladesh seamers, for a change, became the stars as they shared eight wickets to hand the team a 15-run win and a place in the quarterfinals.