ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

9.1

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, starts well enough, around off stump and Mushfiqur pushes into the off side

9.2

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again Mushfiqur is forward, this time inside-edging a drive to mid-on

9.3

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Mushfiqur is away, courtesy of a misfield at point that allows him to jog a single

9.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, oh dear, five good balls and all the pressure is released with a bad delivery. With fine leg up in the circle it's down the leg side and Mushfiqur flicks his first boundary

Bangladesh 67/2   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (4b 1x4)

10.6

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the pads, tucked off the toes to midwicket. A very tidy over

Bangladesh 68/2   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (5b 1x4)

12.5

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, shuffles back and across, and defends in front of off. Slow, slow delivery once that had pitched

12.6

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nudged out to point, that's another over gone

Bangladesh 78/3   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (7b 1x4)

13.5

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, big stride forward (relatively speaking) and poked to point. Fuller length that time

13.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked off the toes, and picked up at midwicket. And the Manhatten graph shows how well Ireland have done since those early overs. It was 10 an over for the first four. Barely four an over for last 10

Bangladesh 80/3   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (9b 1x4)

14.6

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nurdled out to point

Bangladesh 86/3   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (10b 1x4)

16.1

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pace on the ball with Rankin, he just needs to find a length and line after a shocking start. This is okay, Mushfiqur up on his toes to defend

16.2

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, too much width this time, allows Mushfiqur to work down to third man

16.3

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller and straighter and nothing Mushfiqur can do but defend

16.4

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Rankin digs this in and the ball almost stops on landing. Mushfiqur could have played about three shots before the ball arrived

Bangladesh 89/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 8* (14b 1x4)

17.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, wonderful start, thrown up, dipping, landing around off stump and defended carefully

17.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, excellent length and line again, nothing for the batsman but defence

17.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, first the flight, now the turn! Ripper from Dockrell, landing around leg and spinning towards the outside edge

17.4

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, touch shorter this time but Mushfiqur can't time his cut shot

17.5

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back to a fullish length, touch of flight from an easy action, careful defence once more

17.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, maiden over to begin Dockrell's World Cup career. Excellent over it was too. The man will be an England legend in no time

Bangladesh 89/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 8* (20b 1x4)

18.3

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, run down to third man here

18.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur really taking his time, trying to rebuild this innings but he needs to work some singles

Bangladesh 92/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 9* (22b 1x4)

19.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, touch too short again and Mushfiqur cuts to deep point

19.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, ah, that Mushfiqur sweep! Down low and smashing a sweep to deep midwicket

Bangladesh 97/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 12* (24b 1x4)

20.5

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and Mushfiqur is unable to get much on it

20.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, touch too short and too much room as well. Mushfiqur times a cut shot nicely and it speeds out to deep point

Bangladesh 103/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 13* (26b 1x4)

21.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, being all of 4ft high, Mushfiqur can play plenty off the back foot and punches down the ground

21.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, again Mushfiqur is back and finding space to unfurl a cut shot to deep point

Bangladesh 104/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 14* (28b 1x4)

22.2

Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, no bounce here and Mushfiqur, hanging on the crease, has to jab his bat down in defence

22.3

Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hint of width but it keeps low and finds the toe-end of a flat-footed slash outside off stump

22.4

Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, very straight, good length too and Mushfiqur's punch is neatly collected by the bowler

22.5

Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, enough room to flash a cut shot out to deep point

Bangladesh 107/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 15* (32b 1x4)

23.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, ah spin here for Dockrell, enough to check the drive from Mushfiqur

23.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur is down on the sweep and almost makes a hash of it as it bobbles off a flurry of arms and bat

23.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, "down, down!" screams O'Brien. Despite a dive Dockrell couldn't reach it though and a single milked back past him

23.5

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lovely delivery, some flight and dip, hint of spin and Mushfiqur very respectful in defence

23.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, batsman will be annoyed with this. Dragged down a touch short but the lack of pace in the pitch meant the cut shot came off the toe-end and trickled to point

Bangladesh 109/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 16* (37b 1x4)

24.4

Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, more noise from the crowd as this is driven square of the wicket on the off side

24.6

Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, four singles in a row as the over ends by Mushfiqur turning his hands over the ball to send it to deep square. Good work

Bangladesh 113/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 18* (39b 1x4)

25.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, anyway, with the new ball Dockrell finds a typically good length and line and is prodded into the leg side

25.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, picked off to midwicket, neatly played

25.4

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, poor delivery, far too short but the bounce is so low and the pitch so slow that it seems impossible to find the boundary

25.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball to finish a good over, thrown up, hint of spin, blocked to mid-off

Bangladesh 117/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 20* (43b 1x4)

27.2

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, fuller and driven very firmly, good shot too, wide of cover point

27.3

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, mowed hard, Mushfiqur loves that sweep shot, but it goes straight to midwicket

27.4

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed quietly back out on the off side

27.5

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, squeezed off the front foot and it squirts wide of point for a single

Bangladesh 124/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 23* (47b 1x4)

28.2

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and cut hard, but straight to point

28.3

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, driven without much timing to mid-on, who scoots round to field sharply

28.4

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another dot ball, pressure building as this firm cut shot is excellently intercepted at point

28.5

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, that will make Mushfiqur feel better, gets a full ball on his pads and whips a couple straight of midwicket

28.6

Mooney to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another good Irish over ticks by with defence. These two can carry on prodding and taking what singles are on offer until the 38th over I imagine

Bangladesh 128/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 25* (52b 1x4)

29.2

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, driven hard and back at the bowler, the mid-off is deeply set and runs around quickly to field

29.4

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, very flat and on the pads, the batsman uses the angle to push into the leg side

29.6

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, carefully worked into space to end a good over of singles for Bangladesh

Bangladesh 134/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 28* (55b 1x4)

30.1

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flicked down to long-on

30.4

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, cunning improvisation from the Mighty Atom! Across the crease, down on one knee, and flicked over fine leg for Bangladesh's first boundary in ten overs

30.5

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good line and length, right on the money, defended

30.6

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, stands tall, deep in the crease, and driven out to midwicket

Bangladesh 140/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 33* (59b 2x4)

31.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tucked off the toes to wide mid-on. Singles are the currency at the moment

31.5

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, held back in the flight, Mushfiqur shuffled in his crease, and worked down to third man

31.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, another very tidy over, just four coming from it, and Ireland maintain control

Bangladesh 144/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 35* (62b 2x4)

32.1

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good delivery, inswinging and yorker-length, drilled back to the bowler

32.2

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, O'Brien's got this ball going a bit, a hint of reverse maybe. And a hint of an appeal too. Going down, and bat involved. Otherwise close

32.3

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shuffled out to third man

Bangladesh 145/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 36* (65b 2x4)

33.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Dockrell strikes! The teenager makes the breakthrough, and it's a poor stroke. An injudicious sweep, against the spin, an easy top-edge, and the man on the 45 backpedals to swallow a sitter

Mushfiqur Rahim c White b Dockrell 36 (95m 66b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Bangladesh 147/5   Mushfiqur Rahim 36 (66b 2x4)

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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