ICC World Cup 2011 February 27, 2011

Just a case of avoiding the banana peel

Shakil Kasem, writing for the Daily Star , looks at the Bangladesh-Ireland match and asks other than the fact that it was a battle of wills rather than of wits, what else was of significance.

Shakil Kasem, writing for the Daily Star, looks at the Bangladesh-Ireland match and asks other than the fact that it was a battle of wills rather than of wits, what else was of significance.

As a contest it was top drawer, but really it was just poor cricket triumphing over even poorer cricket. Ireland had their chance for some vertical mobility in this competition but blew it conclusively. Bangladesh after all the hype and hoopla about its team and its supposed prowess, stood the risk of being sued for deception.

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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