ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

0.1

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gentle start all round, nothing like the madness of the start against India. This is floated up wide outside off stump and even Tamim is happy to have a sighter

0.2

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slightly close to off stump this time, no great pace, Tamim flashes a mistimed drive to cover. The crowd crescendo thinking it was more

0.3

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, touch shorter here, straighter too from Rankin and Tamim pops up on his toes to dab back to the bowler

0.4

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Tamim is away, Bangladesh are away. Touch too short this time, leg side too and Tamim with a flick of the wrists sends it running down to fine leg

0.5

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, don't bowl there, not on this pitch, not to Tamim! Floated up full and wide and Tamim dismissed it. Flowing blade sending it skimming to the rope at point

0.6

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, have all of that! This wasn't even a bad ball. Straight on a length, Tamim rocked forward and punched a drive down the ground, mid-off had no chance as it sped to the rope

Bangladesh 10/0   Tamim Iqbal 10* (6b 2x4)

1.2

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Johnston has found his line and length this time and it keeps a little low which means Tamim jabs his defence down

1.3

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, no great pace but a tight line and length which brings a valuable dot ball for Johnston

1.4

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hint of width allows Tamim to drive, but it's a careful shot and finds cover

1.5

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, just a fraction too close to the pads and Tamim takes full toll. Flicks of the wrists, nothing more than that and it hurtles through the square leg region

1.6

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, decent ball to finish, back of a length around off stump. Tamim gets back to try and punch a drive but can't get any power on the shot

Bangladesh 20/0   Tamim Iqbal 14* (11b 3x4)

2.2

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, wow, Tamim is in the mood! Slower ball wide of off, Tamim didn't bother moving his feet much, just swung through the line and nailed it over mid-off

2.3

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, no run, better ball, width is fatal so the line has to be here - around off stump - Tamim blocks, against all his will

2.4

Rankin to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, ah lovely shot, taken from around middle-and-off and whipped through midwicket

Bangladesh 28/0   Tamim Iqbal 21* (14b 4x4)

3.1

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, carefully defended into the off side

3.2

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, catch that, if you dare! Length ball that Tamim hammers back airily in the direction of the bowler, who had barely got his arm up by the time the ball and dented the advertising hoarding

3.3

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, four more! This is electrifying. More edge than middle but Tamim won't care, he's flying now. Flashes at some width and it flies off a top edge through fine third man

3.4

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, better line and length and punched to short cover

3.5

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, carefully blocked this time. Tamim has earned the right to block a few

3.6

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, like all the best batsmen in the right mood, Tamim keeps the strike off the last ball of the over. Flicking to deep square

Bangladesh 41/0   Tamim Iqbal 30* (20b 6x4)

4.1

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gentle but accurate start, around off stump. Tamim whips it hard to deep midwicket

4.3

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run

4.4

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, oh dear, with fine leg up this is no place to be bowling. A gift for Tamim. Shortish and outside leg stump, all Tamim needed to do was get a bat on it and he got plenty of it, flicking his seventh boundary

4.5

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, leg-sided again and Tamim collects a couple working fine of square leg

4.6

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full and straight to finish another painful Ireland over. Not quite sure what you do with Tamim in this mood, perhaps gamble with the gold that this Dockrell

Bangladesh 49/0   Tamim Iqbal 37* (25b 7x4)

5.5

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, this is turning out to be a decent over for Ireland, Tamim nudges a single to deep square. Can Johnston finish well?...

Bangladesh 51/0   Tamim Iqbal 38* (26b 7x4)

6.1

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Mooney finds a fullish length and middle-stump line and Tamim blocks hard back to him

6.2

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good shot for one this, flicked hard off middle through midwicket

Bangladesh 52/0   Tamim Iqbal 39* (28b 7x4)

7.1

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Johnston finds an off stump line, he also finds the middle of Tamim's bat but it goes straight to cover

7.2

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length and Tamim offers the straightest of blades in defence

7.3

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, much fuller this time, almost yorker length, turned to deep midwicket for a quiet single

7.5

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, the pitch seems a touch slow and Tamim's back-foot punch finds cover here

7.6

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, given this was a shin-high full toss Johnston is luck to get away wit it. Quietly prodded to deep square. Decent mini-period for the Irish here

Bangladesh 56/1   Tamim Iqbal 41* (33b 7x4)

8.1

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, just another single, worked off the pads to deep square

8.6

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run, touch of width here but Tamim is more circumspect after the wickets and stabs this to point

Bangladesh 61/2   Tamim Iqbal 42* (35b 7x4)

9.4

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, no pace on the ball whatsoever. This makes Collingwood look rapid, and Tamim is less than impressed as he mistimes a cut

9.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, just a single here, no pace for Tamim to work with and it's nudged around the corner

Bangladesh 63/2   Tamim Iqbal 43* (37b 7x4)

10.1

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run, chopped hard to point, but can't beat the field

10.2

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tidy work, hitting a good line and length

10.3

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run, worked calmly up to mid-off, precious dot-balls these ...

10.4

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Mooney is working to a good field. Hitting a line on off and angling away. Tamim defends to short cover

10.5

Mooney to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slightly too straight, and angled wide of midwicket for a single

Bangladesh 68/2   Tamim Iqbal 44* (42b 7x4)

11.1

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, the silence is absolutely deafening, as Tamim drives a bit lazily outside off stump, and the skipper Porterfield leans forward at point to take the most crucial wicket of the day so far!

Tamim Iqbal c Porterfield b Botha 44 (52m 43b 7x4 0x6) SR: 102.32

Bangladesh 68/3   Tamim Iqbal 44 (43b 7x4)

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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