15 Mar 2011

Race for group B quarterfinal spots heat up as Bangladesh win

6:27 am on 15 March 2011

The Bangladesh cricketers made short work of their Dutch opponents in their Group B clash overnight to keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes very much alive but England will not be amused.

The six-wicket victory in Chittagong catapulted the co-hosts to the fourth place in the group, leapfrogging England, with six points from five matches.

Bangladesh face South Africa in their final group assignment on Saturday but could be assured of a quarter-final berth even before that if England, trailing them by one point, go down to West Indies on Thursday night.

Four teams from each group make it to the quarter-finals and Bangladesh will fancy their chances after the comprehensive win against the Dutch.