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World Cup 2015: Mashrafe Mortaza dedicates win over England to 'freedom fighters'

Adelaide: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Monday dedicated his country's historic win over England in the World Cup cricket to the 1971 "freedom fighters".Tigers stormed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup, beating England

IANS [ Updated: March 09, 2015 19:32 IST ]
world cup 2015 mashrafe mortaza dedicates win over england
world cup 2015 mashrafe mortaza dedicates win over england to freedom fighters

Adelaide: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Monday dedicated his country's historic win over England in the World Cup cricket to the 1971 "freedom fighters".

Tigers stormed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup, beating England by 15 runs in a breathtaking match on Monday at Adelaide Oval.

Mahmudullah's ton and Mushfiqur Rahim's half-century helped Bangladesh put up a challenging 275 for 7 in 50 overs, bdnews24 reported.

England crumbled under the attacking bowling of skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed.

At the award ceremony, the captain dedicated the win to "all the freedom fighters of Bangladesh" and "all those people working very hard".

Bangladesh became an independent nation in 1971 after months of "Liberation war" against Pakistan. Until then, it constituted the eastern wing of Pakistan.

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