ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

15.3

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, starts with a textbook defence

15.4

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, again less than no pace to work with, these a dream conditions for the Irish

15.5

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, carefully pushed back into the off side

15.6

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, wicket maiden. The crowd are stunned, pin-drop silence

Bangladesh 86/4   Raqibul Hasan 0* (4b)

16.5

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, very full, very straight and bunted back to the bowler

16.6

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good over, Bangladesh are really on the mat now. Driven without much intent or timing to cover

Bangladesh 89/4   Raqibul Hasan 0* (6b)

18.1

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, starts as well as he was from the other end. No pace, around middle, attempted work to leg doesn't connect

18.2

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, (even) slower ball, picked off for a single to the leg side. Really sticks in the pitch. 230 will be a tough chase

18.4

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length, tucking the batsman up for space and it's prodded back to the bowler

18.5

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, precious little timing for Raqibul, how long ago those opening five overs seem. Milked down the ground for a single

Bangladesh 92/4   Raqibul Hasan 2* (10b)

19.1

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, touch too short from Dockrell, Raqibul rocks back but picks out cover with his drive

19.2

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, first run off Dockrell, turned into the leg side

19.4

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, just been a bit short this over Dockrell. Raqibul deep in his crease to defend

19.5

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, single picked off into space, again Raqibul playing off the back foot

Bangladesh 95/4   Raqibul Hasan 4* (14b)

20.1

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, excellent defensive work from Botha, he dreams of pudding pitches like this, nothing for Raqibul to work with

20.2

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, again the line is good, the length is good, the pitch is slow, what's Raqibul to do?

20.3

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, boundary, precious boundary! Overpitched and Raqibul leant into a drive, timing on this track against an old ball is no mean feat, but he did it beautifully

20.4

Botha to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, the boundary is followed by a single, worked into space

Bangladesh 102/4   Raqibul Hasan 9* (18b 1x4)

21.3

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, better length from the Doctor, Raqibul picks out the infield in defence

21.4

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run

21.5

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, Raqibul will be disappointed with this, missing out on a shortish wide ball

21.6

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, driven firmly wide of the bowler, who, despite a dive and plenty of imploring from the keeper, could not get hold of it

Bangladesh 105/4   Raqibul Hasan 10* (22b 1x4)

22.1

Johnston to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, not a great start to the new spell, fired down the leg side. Worked to fine leg for an easy single

22.6

Johnston to Raqibul Hasan, no run, blocked back to the bowler to end a good comeback over for Johnston

Bangladesh 107/4   Raqibul Hasan 11* (24b 1x4)

23.4

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, this is worked into space for another single

Bangladesh 109/4   Raqibul Hasan 12* (25b 1x4)

24.1

Johnston to Raqibul Hasan, no run, Johnston continues with a good line and length and nothing the batsman can do but defend

24.2

Johnston to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower ball here, genuine offspinner, doesn't do much off the pitch though but another dot ball clocked up

24.3

Johnston to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, overpitched and the crowd goes wild as a drive finds deep cover. Fair to say the supporters haven't had much to cheer of late

24.5

Johnston to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, another single, good work from these two this over, flicked around the corner

Bangladesh 112/4   Raqibul Hasan 14* (29b 1x4)

25.3

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, good flight here, accurate as well and it's milked down the ground

25.5

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, worked into the leg side for another single. Decent stuff from bowler and batsman

Bangladesh 117/4   Raqibul Hasan 16* (31b 1x4)

26.1

Mooney to Raqibul Hasan, no run, starts well, back of a length around off stump and blocked to point

26.2

Mooney to Raqibul Hasan, no run, exactly the same length and line and nothing for the batsman to work with

26.3

Mooney to Raqibul Hasan, no run, touch wider this time but the batsman bottom-edges the cut shot and it dribbles out on the off side

26.4

Mooney to Raqibul Hasan, no run, very good over so far, Raqibul pushing back to the bowler

26.5

Mooney to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, after four good balls this is a touch too wide and Raqibul crisply punched it through extra cover

26.6

Mooney to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short ball to finish, dragged from outside off down wide of mid-on

Bangladesh 120/4   Raqibul Hasan 19* (37b 1x4)

27.1

Stirling to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, decent, gentle offspin to start. Around middle, not much spin, turned gently into the leg side

27.6

Stirling to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, another single to end a decent introductory over for Striling

Bangladesh 125/4   Raqibul Hasan 21* (39b 1x4)

28.1

Mooney to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, these two are beginning to rotate the strike nicely now. Single taken down the ground from a back-foot drive

Bangladesh 126/4   Raqibul Hasan 22* (40b 1x4)

29.1

Stirling to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, worked into the square-leg region

29.3

Stirling to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, another single prodded to the leg side

29.5

Stirling to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, Raqibul deep into his crease and pushed back to down the ground

Bangladesh 133/4   Raqibul Hasan 25* (43b 1x4)

30.2

KJ O'Brien to Raqibul Hasan, no run, pushed out to cover

30.3

KJ O'Brien to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, nurdled down to third man

Bangladesh 136/4   Raqibul Hasan 26* (45b 1x4)

31.1

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good flight and bite, nudged down to third man

31.2

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, good use of the feet, driven into the covers

31.4

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, flicked square

Bangladesh 143/4   Raqibul Hasan 28* (48b 1x4)

32.4

KJ O'Brien to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full length once again, and definite late movement. This promises to be a very useful spell

32.5

KJ O'Brien to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good shape again, a fraction of width allows Raqibul to go for his stroke, but more sharp fielding in the covers

32.6

KJ O'Brien to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, driven down to long-on, tidy stuff

Bangladesh 146/4   Raqibul Hasan 29* (51b 1x4)

33.1

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, round the wicket, pitches middle and leg, and straightens. Defended

33.2

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, good use of the feet, and driven down to long-off

Bangladesh 147/4   Raqibul Hasan 30* (53b 1x4)

34.1

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, worked off the back foot, out to point

34.2

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good line and length to complement the extra pace

34.3

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, short and sharp, good delivery and a poor stroke, a lofted pull into space on the leg-side. Very high on the bat, and plugs between two fielders!

34.4

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, outside off, a swish and a miss

34.5

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, clipped down to fine leg

Bangladesh 150/5   Raqibul Hasan 33* (58b 1x4)

35.5

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, good footwork, dancing in the crease and driven wide of point

Bangladesh 153/6   Raqibul Hasan 34* (59b 1x4)

36.1

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short and smackable, but no wood on that shot

36.2

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, driven to mid-on

36.3

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good attacking line, wider on the crease and aiming at the stumps. Defended to cover

36.4

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, flicked off the hip

36.6

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, short, and pulled hard out to midwicket

Bangladesh 156/6   Raqibul Hasan 36* (64b 1x4)

37.1

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, super flight and bite from Dockrell, landing on a sixpence and zipping past the edge

37.2

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, fractionally shorter, and pushed out to point

37.5

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defended again

37.6

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, Raqibul finally uses his feet, but only to defend a single to mid-off

Bangladesh 159/6   Raqibul Hasan 38* (68b 1x4)

38.1

Rankin to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, not even in the frame! Pushed to mid-on, aggressive fielding, one-handed pick up and under-arm and Raqibul has to go! Replays show he was at least two feets short of the crease, another careless way to go, and Ireland have this game by the scruff now

Raqibul Hasan run out 38 (87m 69b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.07

Bangladesh 159/7   Raqibul Hasan 38 (69b 1x4)

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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