Bangladesh lost to Ajid by 8 wickets despite scoring 306 runs in their last match in the World Cup. However, despite losing by a large margin, the Tigers gained in run rate. There was also concern about the Champions Trophy. Bangladesh was looking at India-Pakistan to play Champions Trophy. Bangladesh was disappointed by Pakistan, but India’s victory dispelled all fears.
Hosts India defeated Netherlands by a huge margin of 160 runs in their last match of the World Cup on Sunday (November 12). As a result, Bangladesh will definitely be able to play the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy.
Earlier, it was known from the last match of the Tigers, if Bangladesh scores 300+ runs and Australia crosses it before 20.4 overs, then Bangladesh will fall behind Sri Lanka only in run rate. But in reality it was not possible. Mitchell Marsh’s devastating 132-ball 177 with 17 fours and 9 sixes, David Warner and Steve Smith’s fifties also failed to do so. Ajid took 44.4 overs to win. At least Bangladesh did not fall behind Sri Lanka.
This is the first time in the history of the World Cup that all teams have won at least 2 matches each. Even though Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Netherlands have won two matches each, the Tigers have finished eighth as they are ahead of the other two teams in net run rate.
This is the Tigers’ second highest World Cup success despite their worst World Cup in recent memory. Earlier in 2007 World Cup, Bangladesh finished as seventh team in Super Eight. And making it to the quarter finals in 2015 is considered as the highest success so far. This time, Bangladesh finished in eighth place at the league level.