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Summary

  1. England beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets (D/L)
  2. England chase 101 with 6.5 overs to spare
  3. Afghanistan 111-7 (36.2); three rain delays
  4. England's final Pool A game, Sydney
  5. NZ beat Bangladesh by 3 wkts, Hamilton

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By Phil Dawkes and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Here endeth England's 2015 World Cup. It won't be the last you hear about it, though. The knives are already out and you would think the cuts will be deep and ruthless. How will the ECB react? Watch this space.

Meanwhile, the tournament continues without a backward glance at Morgan's men. Join us again at around 00:30 GMT for India v Zimbabwe, followed by Australia v Scotland.

Final scorecard

England 101-1 (18.1 overs), won by 9 wickets on Duckworth-Lewis method.

Not out batsmen: Bell 52*, Taylor 8*

Fall of wicket: 83-1 (Hales 37)

Bowling figures: Shapoor 4-0-25-0, Dawlat 3-0-23-0, Hassan 5-0-17-1, Nabi 4.1-0-14-0, Shenwari 2-0-19-0.

Afghanistan 111-7 (36.2 overs): Shafiqullah 30, Jordan 2-13, Bopara 2-31

England won toss

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Eoin Morgan on his future as England captain: "My experience as captain has made me a better player and better person and I've learnt a lot about the team and my own performance.

"There will be a review from here so, with regards the captaincy, the decision is out of my hands."

Central contracts for ODI players?

England captain Eoin Morgan on central contracts for England one-day players: "They have probably improved us as a Test nation, so if they did the same for one-day cricket, it would be well received."

On introducing franchises for T20 domestic cricket: "I'm a huge fans of the IPL and the Big Bash. One thing it does do is take you out of your comfort zone - you play under huge pressure, in front of huge crowds and against international quality bowling."

Captain's view

England captain Eoin Morgan tells Sky Sports: "There have been some difficult lessons - things like building innings, building pressure with the ball - things like that have let us down.

"We made the same mistakes we have been doing for quite a while now. We haven't had a run of form as a team.

"Throughout this tournament we haven't gelled as a side. We have got on well together but we haven't managed to string tow performances together."

"There has to be a change in direction. Test match cricket has to remain a priority. But there has to be ca change because we haven't had success at World Cups."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England don't have an AB de Villiers... he's a freak. But we do have Jos Buttler and Alex Hales who weren't used properly in this tournament."

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Yvonne: England should employ Gary Kirsten as head coach (look how he lifted the Proteas and India) and also a motivational speaker as the Black Caps did. That should put the Aussies in their place.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"We need the Stokes, Billings and Hales of this world to come into the team. I like the look of Moeen Ali, but there's not many spinners either. To become a really good team, England need to find some high-class bowlers. If James Anderson falls over and gets injured, I worry for England in the Ashes. Who is going to hold up an end, never mind roll over the Aussies?"

Peter Moores
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Nigel in Leeds: England need to be slightly careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water at the end of the World Cup. It's the end of the road for Anderson, Bell, Bopara, Tredwell, Ballance and Morgan, with others such as Finn and Woakes having huge question marks over their future but fans should look at each player individually, not as a whole. Let's not forget Root was nearly dropped from all formats last summer. He's my captain for 2019 at the minute.

Captain's view

England captain Eoin Morgan: "We have learnt a lot from this tournament but it's nice to finish on a win. We've got a good squad of players here and it's important to realise we haven't clicked in this tournament. It's been challenging, I've learnt a lot about myself, the other players and I've learnt from Peter Moores. I've spent more time with him, and I've enjoyed that. The hunger is still there to be captain."

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Much of this post-mortem is picking over the shell that is the England side. However, we must all take time to say a fond farewell to Afghanistan, who brought plenty of spirit and joy to this tournament. Their win over Scotland was one of the reasons why this is shaping up to be one of the finest of World Cups. So farewell Rambo, Shapoor, Andy Moles and the rest of his men, you've been a fine advert for the associate nations.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"The bowling stock worries me. Look at Australia, they look to have more than us. We have 18 counties, we have academies, but where is our bowling stock? Where is the pace? Why aren't we producing fast bowlers? You can only win a certain amount of games without pace bowlers.

"I'd go with a younger set of players now. We have to somehow try and catch up with the rest of the world and how they play the game. It might have to get worse before it gets better. Look at Ian Bell, he's averaged 52 in this tournament at a strike-rate of 77 but I don't think he's influenced games."

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Paul H from London: "It's very frustrating reading all the positive comments about Bell when he is prodding the ball around for ones and twos. It's that mind-set that will prevent England from ever making the changes necessary to reform their style of play. We need to give big hitters like Hales and Ali the freedom to express themselves. Going at six an over will never win the World Cup."

Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi: "England bowled brilliantly, in the right areas and swinging it both ways.

"We have learned a lot - we have played against full members and seen how can they play, how can they build pressure."

On beating Scotland earlier in the tournament: "That was a great memory for us, our first victory in the World Cup."

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Mark: At least England will win their last World Cup game. Only one other country will probably be able to say that come the end of the tournament...

Afghanistan coach Andy Moles: "We are disappointed with the loss today but overall we've won some friends across the world by the way we have played our cricket. We are happy to put a different face on Afghanistan to the war-torn country.

"We need to show more character. We will review the tournament. Our next games are in Scotland and before then we will go through the footage and prepare to bat for longer periods. At the moment we live on a diet of Twenty20 games and we are struggling with the longer game.

"We will only get better by playing more full members. We are all clamouring to get a chair at the table. Hopefully we will be given a chance and will keep learning from these opportunities. We live in hope that somebody might hear our pleas."

Man of the match Chris Jordan, who took 2-13 for England: "It's nice to pick up this award. It swung around and Jimmy and Broady set the tone, so I'm grateful.

"I've not got the best memories of this World Cup. But any time you put on an England shirt you've got to enjoy it. Hopefully we can come back stronger next time."

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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"The banana skin was always a worry today but there's a bigger picture and structurally the game needs to change at home. We need a blank piece of paper: how can we get better moving forward? Are we producing enough high-quality players? Is our system allowing that? I'd say no."

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Darren in south Wales: Why is it that England always take the maximum amount of time to chase a score? If this was one of the big teams (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) the teams would already be back in the changing rooms by now. It doesn't count for much now but surely coming out and blasting that total away in 10-12 overs would make the future look so much better.

So, England finish with four points from their six Pool A fixtures. They beat the two teams that finished below them (both associate nations: Scotland and Afghanistan) and lost to the four teams above them: Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. I'll leave you to apply your own descriptive summary to that. I imagine we'll be unable to repeat most of them.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England were always going to do the job. The conditions today summed up England's one-day cricket. When the ball swings and nips around, England look good. But it doesn't happen that often abroad and you need more mystery, pace and invention."

Ian Bell and James Taylor
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ENGLAND WIN BY 9 WICKETS (D/L)

Bell claims the winning run. The celebrations are very muted. This has been a resounding win, but it is the thinnest silver lining attached to the biggest, darkest cloud.

100-1 (Bell 51, Taylor 8)

Dawlat Zadran is back. Bell claims a single before Taylor slices one to third man to take England to within one run of victory.

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Allan S Schoenherr: For once Geoffrey I disagree, we cannot drop Ballance he was magnificent at three last year, and has Trott done enough?

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Jonathan Trott should bat at number three in the Test team, he's played better over a longer period than Gary Ballance. He needs to get back into the team in his own position. It will be a big thing for him."

50 for Bell

Eng 97-1

Shapoor comes running in from Brisbane and Taylor is fooled by the pace of the delivery with a swing way before the ball reaches him. He was so early he could have had another go. Another single gives strike to Bell, who purposefully slices a ball over the slips for four. A single brings Bell his 50. Four more for victory.

Ian Bell
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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I think James Taylor might get a trip to the West Indies for the three-Test series over there. We've got to have a look at him. There's a lot of good judges saying they like the look of him and he's scored a lot of runs in the county cricket. I'd take Jonathan Trott too. If he's OK, he's got to play."

Eng 91-1 (Target 101)

A single to Bell, two scurried runs from Taylor and a wide down leg from Hassan moves England to within two big hits of victory.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"This has been a protracted match which has limped to its inevitable conclusion. There's 9,000 inside the SCG for this one, which I find quite surprising."

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Everything Sport: England's treatment of Finn has been poor. Why not play him in a game where he could get a few wickets and confidence?

Eng 87-1

Bell and Taylor show some nice invention with a couple of paddles to fine leg to collect a run apiece off Nabi. Looks like England are going to ease gently to victory.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"I was chatting to Jim Maxwell at tea. He asked who I thought would win the tournament, wanting me to say Australia. His face crumpled when I mentioned every other nation but."

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Dave in Birmingham: Even if Bell does well today then it will be qualified with "it's only Afghanistan" and "there was no pressure as England were already out of the WC". The many times he has done the business in pressure situations is just forgotten and the old stuff trotted out! All good players have changing fortunes.

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Ian White: Aus/NZ/SA would knock this total off in 10 overs max. England poodling along at 6 an over.

Eng 84-1 (Target 101)

Hassan finishes his over well, conceding just one run, which gets Taylor off the mark. I think I speak for everyone when I say I just want this game to be over now.

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Hales c Zazai b Hassan 37 (Eng 83-1)

Hales goes, and it is a tame dismissal. he looks to be trying to guide a length ball from Hassan down to third man but instead feathers an edge to the keeper. In comes James Taylor.

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Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Ian Bell
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"If Bell and Hales add 100 it will be the first time that England have had two opening partnerships of 100 or more in the same World Cup."

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"I'm into magic at the moment... watch out for Mickey's magic. I bought loads of tricks off a trader this morning. It's early days yet, I'm very much an apprentice magician but watch out for me in the next couple of weeks. I'll be making coins disappear, all sorts..."