Shahadat Mallick came all the way from the United States to watch the World Cup and his beloved Bangladesh, a team which feels like family to him. "I have seen history," said Mallick, who was in Adelaide last Monday to see the Tigers claim a famous 15-run win over England which took them into the quarter-finals for the first time. "I watched the win over England that took us to the quarters and it's a great delight for me. "I grew up in Dhaka and have some relatives who have played for Bangladesh, so cricket is very much in my blood but now I rarely get an opportunity to watch as I am based in US." Mallick was just one of hundreds of Bangladeshi fans who thronged Hamilton's Seddon Park for their last World Cup Pool A match against New Zealand on Friday.
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