ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

42.4

Botha to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a couple into the leg side

42.5

Botha to Abdur Razzak, no run

42.6

Botha to Abdur Razzak, no run, on off stump and defended into the off side

Bangladesh 172/8   Abdur Razzak 2* (3b)

43.5

Stirling to Abdur Razzak, no run, tossed up from round the wicket, pushed firmly out to midwicket

43.6

Stirling to Abdur Razzak, no run, touch shorter and he rocks onto the back foot but can only whip it straight to the midwicket man again

Bangladesh 173/8   Abdur Razzak 2* (5b)

44.4

Botha to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, edge, precious useful edge means this speeds down to third man where Johnston runs around to cut off without alarm this time

44.5

Botha to Abdur Razzak, 3 runs, finally a big shot attempted, Razzak clearing his front leg and slogging, didn't get all of it and it looped down to deep cover where White slid round and kicked the ball to safety just inside the rope. Smartly done

Bangladesh 179/8   Abdur Razzak 7* (7b)

45.1

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, no run, oh dear, how has Razzak missed that!? Gift short and wide outside off stump, but the flat-footed slash missed

45.2

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, this time Johnston is back on a line and length, slower ball too, and it's forced to mid-on, the batsman injecting all the pace on that

45.4

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, again the delivery is good, very full, Razzak whips it to deep midwicket but there is a fielder out there

Bangladesh 182/8   Abdur Razzak 9* (10b)

46.2

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, no run, ooh, the bowler is lucky here, too short, too wide and a flashing cut found cover. Rankin really hasn't gone well today

46.3

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, floated up very full and very wide. Too wide for the umpire's liking. Razzak aimed an almighty thwack but couldn't reach it

46.3

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, no run, this is a much better delivery, very full, hit Razzak on the full. Given out straight away but review called and replays show it missing off stump! The crowd have gone absolutely mental! You'd think Razzak had just hit his fourth six in a row!

46.4

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, no run, another long appeal from Rankin here, this was definitely not out though. Full outside off, Razzak aimed a heave-ho and missed by a distance

46.5

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, far too wide here, miles outside off stump

46.5

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, Razzak would have wanted more here, full toss outside off stump but it slides off the edge to deep point

Bangladesh 189/8   Abdur Razzak 10* (14b)

47.2

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, three full tosses in a row, at least this was struck hard. Straight to the man at the boundary though, who slides well at deep midwicket to keep this to one

47.6

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, OUT, another one goes. Razzak at least trying to up the pace. Slower ball and he's through a leg-side slug far too early, canons off the back pad onto the stumps. Can Bangladesh even reach 200? What a disappointing showing it's been

Abdur Razzak b Johnston 11 (28m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

Bangladesh 193/9   Abdur Razzak 11 (16b)

Photos

Feb 25, 2011

The Mirpur crowd savoured Bangladesh's victory, Bangladesh v Ireland, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, February 25, 2010

The Mirpur crowd savoured Bangladesh's victory

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Feb 25, 2011

Shafiul Islam was Bangladesh's hero at the end with four wickets, Bangladesh v Ireland, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, February 25, 2010

Shafiul Islam was Bangladesh's hero at the end with four wickets

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