England made the most of the very English conditions on offer at the SCG to avoid further embarrassment at the World Cup.
Eliminated from the World Cup and with the press a baying mob, the last thing England want to do is play another match before catching the plane home.
In the World Cup of 2011, England kept the tournament alive in the early stages by losing to Ireland and Bangladesh and beating West Indies and South Africa, thereby scraping into the quarter-finals before producing an anaemic performance against Sri Lanka.
Samiullah Shenwari's 96 proved the difference as Afghanistan beat Scotland by one wicket in the final over at the World Cup.
Scotland and Afghanistan are both searching for their first win of the 2015 ICC World Cup and will do battle in Dunedin from 2200 GMT tonight.
Afghanistan put in a spirited performance on their World Cup debut but ultimately Bangladesh's greater experience showed through as they ran out winners.