England suffered an early exit from the 2015 Cricket World Cup today, losing to Bangladesh by 15 runs in a dramatic group stage tie in Adelaide.
Captain Eoin Morgan called it a "surprise" England were knocked out so soon.
"It was pretty poor, to be knocked out of the World Cup is unbelievably disappointing.
"At half-time I thought the boys had bowled well but with the short boundary and with the wicket with playing the way it was, the target was within reach.
"I'm gutted, we've struggled and fallen away since we arrived here. We wanted to get to the quarter-finals and from there fight through three games. The changes which we made at the start of the tournament were necessary and I believe they were right to be made. It comes down to performance, some of our guys performed but we didn't do it as a unit.
"That's happened too often since we landed in Australia. I've no idea what happens from here. It's a surprise we've been knocked out so early.
Former greats of English cricket then lead the reaction:
Kevin Pietersen said he "cannot believe the humiliation":
I CANNOT BELIVE THIS! I JUST CANNOT! But, well done Bangladesh! You deserved it! #ENGvBAN— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 9, 2015
DO NOT SAY WE HAVENT PRIORITISED ODI CRICKET! We played a back to back Ashes to make sure England played 6 months of ODI's before this WC!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) March 9, 2015
Well done Bangladesh ! England pathetic ! When are we going to pick the selectors to pick a team for the 1 day format ? Time for change !!Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) March 9, 2015
Australian radio station 3AW posted this cheeky tweet:
JUST IN | Bangladesh has avoided embarrassment, holding off a brave challenge from World Cup minnow England by 15 runs in Adelaide.3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) March 9, 2015
Geoffrey Boycott said on BBC: "You need individuality, originality, flair, and you need different players. The task is to get the players to play their own way, to their full ability, without fear."
Michael Vaughan added:
My Hawkeye Data tells me i can only manage to chase down 4 pints in the next 45 mins......Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 9, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: England crash out of the Cricket World Cup. Here’s the latest pic from Adelaide: pic.twitter.com/EVXtx5MQpT
Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 9, 2015