ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

11.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, on the toes, flicked to square leg

11.3

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib stands tall on the back foot to drive into the covers

11.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a swish from deep in the crease, midwicket tidies up without alarm

11.5

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, sweet shot, just a fraction over-pitched, and Shakib leant into a straight drive, all weight transferral, minimum power. Nice

11.6

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed down to long-off to complete the over. This is nip-and-tuck now!

Bangladesh 73/3   Shakib Al Hasan 5* (5b 1x4)

12.1

Mooney to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stands tall again, punched off the back foot

12.2

Mooney to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, chopped from a flat-footed stance, out to short cover

12.3

Mooney to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, a full-toss on the toes, whisked around the corner, no-one was going to cut that off. A gift

12.4

Mooney to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, clipped into the leg side once again, this pair need to go deep into the innings now

Bangladesh 78/3   Shakib Al Hasan 10* (9b 2x4)

13.1

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended out to midwicket, good discipline from Ireland's bowlers

13.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended off the back foot again

13.3

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short, and a bit loose, carved greedily into the covers but smart fielding intercepts

13.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, down the leg side

13.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, driven down the ground, no great pace on the ball or the shot. Long-off tidies up

Bangladesh 80/3   Shakib Al Hasan 11* (13b 2x4)

14.1

Rankin to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, that's four of them already ... the extra pace, and extra bounce, work in the batsman's favour. Enough width to attack and that streaks through point

14.2

Rankin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, punched off the back foot, sharp fielding in the covers again. Ireland have been tigerish, to borrow their opponents' favourite animal

14.3

Rankin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a chopped cut shot, straight to the fielder at point

14.4

Rankin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, round the wicket, and Rankin overcompensates with the angle, that fizzes down leg

14.4

Rankin to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended out to midwicket, a hip-high delivery

14.5

Rankin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, dropped! Just when I was praising their fielding, Porterfield drops a clanger at point! A regulation cut, it seemed to reach him before he was set, and the chance was lost ... his reaction suggests he never saw it out of the crowd.

Bangladesh 86/3   Shakib Al Hasan 16* (18b 3x4)

15.1

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, cautious from Shakib

15.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, now then, now then! This is a massive wicket! Shakib can't make his lifeline count, as he is beaten for lack of pace off the pitch, plays too early off the back foot and spoons a simple return catch to the bowler!

Shakib Al Hasan c & b Botha 16 (17m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Bangladesh 86/4   Shakib Al Hasan 16 (20b 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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