It’s not the first time that England have been beaten by teams that have been ranked below them.
Here, we look at some of their embarrassing defeats in limited-overs format.
WORLD TWENTY20, 2009
LOST TO NETHERLANDS BY FOUR WICKETS
England went into the tournament as huge favourites to get their World Twenty20 campaign off to a winning start when they faced Associate side Netherlands in London. But, obviously, the Dutch never read the script and stunned the hosts in their own backyard with a memorable four-wicket triumph at the Home of Cricket – Lord’s. Set a target of 163 after Luke Wright had scored 71, Tom De Grooth’s vital 49 saw them home off the final ball. To make matters worse, Stuart Broad had the chance to wrap up the win but missed a stumping chance.
2011 WORLD CUP
LOST TO IRELAND BY THREE WICKETS
Batting first, England put Ireland under of pressure when they amassed 327 at Bangalore thanks to Jonathan Trott (92) and Ian Bell (81). And when the Irish were 106-4 with 27 overs to play, it seemed there was always going to be one winner. But what happened next will go down as one of cricket’s greatest shocks.
Kevin O’Brien let the batting do the talking in style, smashing 113 runs off 63 balls to rattle the England bowlers and complete an unlikely victory in the 49th over.
WORLD TWENTY20, 2014
LOST TO NETHERLANDS BY 45 RUNS
Lightning struck twice on England as the Dutch proved their 2009 triumph was no fluke. Nothing was riding on the match given both sides were unable to advance but the men in orange rose to the occasion. Chasing 134, England had a horrendous time with the bat as they were all out for a paltry 88. Only four boundaries were scored with Ravi Bopara’s 18 the top-score. Interim coach Ashley Giles summed it up by saying: “Today was pretty embarrassing; it was a poor, poor performance.”
2015 WORLD CUP
LOST TO BANGLADESH BY 15 RUNS
Eoin Morgan’s side knew exactly what was needed if they wanted to advance to the knockouts and that was to win. Against Bangladesh, England were already up against it when they conceded 275 with Mahmudullah scoring a century. And while Jos Buttler hit a 52-run knock, the batsmen had no answer to Rubel Hossain, who claimed 4-53. It was the third time in five World Cups that England exited the tournament in the group stage, while for the Tigers they advanced past the first round for only the second occasion.
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10:30pm – Pakistan beat Scotland by 48 runs in first T20I
Meanwhile at Edinburgh, Pakistan have completed at 48-run win over Scotland in the first of the two T20Is. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat first. His side put up 204-4 on the board in their 20 overs before his bowlers restricted the hosts to 156-6 to complete a comprehensive win. Read more about the match in our report and talking points.
8:00pm – Afghanistan’s Mujeeb ur Rahman to use new technique in first Test against India
The spinning sensation has revealed he will use some tips shared by Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin when Afghanistan play India in their first-ever Test match this week. Read the full story here.
6:45pm – Pakistan elect to bat first in T20I against Scotland
Less than two days after they sensationally beat the No1 ranked ODI outfit England, Scotland are locking horns with Pakistan in the first of the two T20Is slated between the two sides. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has meanwhile won the toss and elected to bat first. Follow the live ball-by-ball updates from this mouthwatering T20I here.
6.12pm – Paine wants handshake to heal wounds from ball-tampering scandal
Touring captain Tim Paine has asked England counterpart Eoin Morgan if both sets of players can indulge in the football-style ritual, as part of the visitors’ charm offensive.
Morgan has agreed to the request, but the practice will only happen for Wednesday’s opening encounter of the five-match series.
“They don’t have to do it but it’s something we want to bring in at the start of a series, not before every game,” said Paine, of the handshake idea.
To read more click HERE.
2.17pm Bangladesh women’s team get cash reward after Asia Cup triumph
Bangladesh women’s cricket team have been rewarded with a cash reward following their T20 Asia Cup win over India on Sunday.
The Tigers arrived back home on Monday night following their six-wicket triumph against six-time champions India, which sealed their maiden title.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board revealed that there will be a 20 million taka ($236,000) cash reward and promised to review salaries.
Read the full story HERE.
12.23pm: Batting down the order “like quicksand” – Dhoni
India legend, and triumphant Chennai Super Kings captain, MS Dhoni has likened batting down the order to the experience of stepping into quicksand and admitted that age might necessitate a move up the order.
“I was sure in my mind that I wanted to bat up the order, because with age, me batting down the order was like quicksand,” Dhoni told the Hindustan Times.
“I wanted to make sure that I wanted to take the responsibility of winning the game, but I was coming so [far] down the order that I was not giving time to myself.
With 455 runs in 16 matches, Dhoni, 36, was one of the driving forces behind CSK’s title win in IPL 2018. Dhoni’s tally was just six runs short of his best season ever. It was also just the third time he had faced more than 300 balls in a season. He faced 302.
Hafiz Kaleem scored a quick-fire 93 as Phoenix Medicines thrashed Mir CC by 147 runs to win the Al Dhaid Ramadan Cup.
Put in to bat first, Phoenix Medicines made a fine start with Rohan Mustafa (25) and Kaleem adding 79 runs for the first wicket.
Kaleem was joined by M Wasim and the duo again put on 86 runs for the second wicket to put Phoenix Medicines in a great position.
While Wasim faced 38 balls to hammer 73 supported by six boundaries and five sixes, Kaleem hit a 38-ball 93 including seven hits to the fence and nine over it.
Some small contributions from the middle order meant Phoenix Medicines posted a superb 263 for eight in 20 overs.
Chasing Mir CC found the going tough as Mir CC collapsed to 116 in 12.3 overs. Taswar Ali, Rohan Mustafa and Tahir Lateef all claimed two wickets each for the winners.
Other award winners:
Player Of The Final – Hafiz Kaleem,93 Runs
Best Batsman – Dawood Ejaz (Mir CC) 213 Runs
Best Bowler – Tahir Lateef, 10 wicket
Player Of The Tournament – Waqas Raja