Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh scored crucial points with their win against Scotland. Getty

Bangladesh have sealed a crucial victory over Scotland in Group A of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Saxton Oval, Nelson, on Thursday.

The Asian side chased down the total of 318 runs as they managed 322 runs for the loss of four wickets, with 11 balls to spare. A combined team effort helped Bangladesh post their highest ODI chase and saw them win the latest tie by six wickets.

Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and put the Scots to first. They went on to post a huge total of 318 runs for the loss of eight wickets, with their opening batsman Kyle Coetzer shining with the bat after scoring 156 runs in 134 balls.

Taskin Ahmed picked up three wickets and was the best bowler for Bangladesh. In their run chase, they lost their opening batsman Soumya Sarkar in the second over after managing just two runs.

Tamin Iqbal (95) and Mahmudullah (62) laid the foundation for Mortaza's side to chase the target and they were well supported by Mushfiqur Rahim (60).

Following the dismissal of these three batsmen, it was Shakib Al Hasan (52) and Sabbir Rahman's (42) quick knock in the end that helped Bangladesh seal a crucial victory.

Bangladesh have five points from four games and are level on points with third place Australia, with only the net run rate separating the two sides. England are fifth in the table with two points and they need two wins to make it to the quarter finals.

Bangladesh face England on Monday, followed by a clash against New Zealand on March 13. A victory or a wash out over the Three Lions will help the Asian nation make it to the next round of the tournament, while sending the English side out of the World Cup at the same time.