ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

35.3

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, no run, a swish, and a miss

35.4

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, 1 run, clocked out to deep cover

35.6

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, no run, defended out to the off side. Another drip-fed over from Dockrell

Bangladesh 153/6   Naeem Islam 1* (3b)

36.5

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, turned to backward square with a flick of the wrists. Another single to the cause

Bangladesh 155/6   Naeem Islam 2* (4b)

37.3

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, no run, forward and blocked

37.4

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, 1 run, blocked into the covers for a single

Bangladesh 158/6   Naeem Islam 3* (6b)

38.2

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run

38.3

Rankin to Naeem Islam, FOUR, much needed boundary, but it's needed a horrid misfield from Johnston to get it, sliding to the ball and letting it through him

38.4

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, this is driven hard, but straight to mid-off

38.5

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, big swish outside off stump, big miss too

38.6

Rankin to Naeem Islam, FOUR, flash outside off stump again, this time there is an edge but with no slip in place it flies away for another boundary. Poor old Rankin is having a tough game

Bangladesh 167/7   Naeem Islam 11* (11b 2x4)

40.1

Botha to Naeem Islam, 1 run, lovely shot earns a single and a cheer from the beleaguered crowd, punching past extra cover

40.6

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, can't find it, short of a length, no pace on the ball and driven straight to mid-off

Bangladesh 169/7   Naeem Islam 12* (13b 2x4)

41.5

Stirling to Naeem Islam, no run, plenty of screams and shouts as Naeem thinks about a single before deciding against it to mid-on

41.6

Stirling to Naeem Islam, no run, far too easy for Stirling, this is shoved down the leg side but Naeem misses out which means Shafiul has the strike next over

Bangladesh 170/7   Naeem Islam 12* (15b 2x4)

43.1

Stirling to Naeem Islam, no run, on the stumps and he can't get it away

43.2

Stirling to Naeem Islam, no run, it's been very hard to get the ball away with no pace to work with

43.3

Stirling to Naeem Islam, no run, opens the face and tries to beat backward point but can't...more pressure building

43.4

Stirling to Naeem Islam, 1 run, finally finds a gap, worked into the leg side out to deep square

Bangladesh 173/8   Naeem Islam 13* (19b 2x4)

44.1

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, Botha bustles in, lands it back of a length around middle and nowhere for the batsman to go

44.2

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, yeesh, this slower ball almost didn't reach the batsman. He had to wait and wait before pushing gently out to cover

44.3

Botha to Naeem Islam, 1 run, carefully threaded through the infield, just a single but Bangladesh will take that now now

44.6

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, back of a length is the response and it's a good one. Naeem up on his toes trying to squeeze this away but can't

Bangladesh 179/8   Naeem Islam 14* (23b 2x4)

45.3

Johnston to Naeem Islam, 1 run, it's full and straight and cut off at cover before a really silly shy at the stumps allows a single

45.5

Johnston to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, the line slips a fraction down leg and it allows Naeem to clip a couple straight of deep midwicket. The crowd are in full voice, urging something from their team

45.6

Johnston to Naeem Islam, 1 run, good work from Naeem, keeps the strike by dinking a single to cover and haring off for a sharp single. Just four good overs and Bangladesh will feel right in this

Bangladesh 185/8   Naeem Islam 18* (26b 2x4)

46.1

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, decent enough start for the "tall figure" of Rankin. Flicked around the corner for a single

46.6

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, Rankin's line is wrong again but it only costs a single as Naeem clips to deep square to keep the strike

Bangladesh 190/8   Naeem Islam 20* (28b 2x4)

47.1

Johnston to Naeem Islam, 1 run, another full toss but again the batsmen can't cash it. Leg stump this time as well, but worked to midwicket

47.3

Johnston to Naeem Islam, no run, back of a length, Naeem cuts hard but picks out cover

47.4

Johnston to Naeem Islam, no run, big, walking appeal from Niall O'Brien as Naeem flashes and misses outside off stump. Think the sound was bat hitting ground though

47.5

Johnston to Naeem Islam, 1 run, Johnston lands the yorker which is bunted out to mid-off. It's tight bowling but the batsmen are not trying anything here

Bangladesh 193/8   Naeem Islam 22* (32b 2x4)

48.1

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 3 wides, what on earth is Rankin doing. He's completely lost his line and shoved this a mile down the leg side, the keeper couldn't collect and it was only some sliding fielding from Johnston that prevented five wides. Not sure Rankin was the best option here

48.1

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, there we go, that's the place to bowl. Back of a length and straight and defended carefully

48.2

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, bit fuller this time, the line is key and it's straight. Naeem blocks back to the bowler

48.3

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, too much width outside off this time, Naeem slices down towards third man and scampers hard for a couple

48.4

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, single fiddled into the leg side. Ireland will at least need 200 now. Rubel has to survive these two deliveries

48.6

Rankin to Naeem Islam, FOUR, he didn't know much about it but Rubel is off strike. Aimed to work it to leg and it came off towards point, they ran the single that brings up the Bangladesh 200

Bangladesh 204/9   Naeem Islam 29* (37b 3x4)

49.2

Johnston to Naeem Islam, OUT, that will be all, Naeem trying something inventive, which is no bad thing, getting down on one knee to scoop over short fine leg, gets too much bat on it and it loops straight to the man.

Naeem Islam c Dockrell b Johnston 29 (64m 38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 76.31

Bangladesh 205/10   Naeem Islam 29 (38b 3x4)

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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