Ian Bell stroked a fluent half-century as England defeated Afghanistan easily by nine wickets in a rain-curtailed game at the Sydney Cricket Ground to finish their disastrous World Cup campaign on a decent note.
So much has been said about England so far, there is hardly anything that hasn't been analyzed, scrutinized or criticized. England’s problems galore are now public news even in remote cricket-playing countries.
England and Bangladesh went down to the wire, with Bangladesh holding on to advance, leaving England and their fans to wonder what went wrong. I put it to our Twitter followers to come up with their thoughts on the situation, using three words or less.
It was joy for Asian underachievers and agony for the traditional bigwigs at the Adelaide Oval as Bangladesh, on the back of a Mahmudullah century, knocked England out of the World Cup, winning a fiercely contested game by 15 runs.