ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

39.1

Dockrell to Shafiul Islam, no run, Dockrell to bowl out then, throws this one up, lands it one a perfect length and line and quietly defended

39.2

Dockrell to Shafiul Islam, no run, again the length is good, again the line is good, again the flight is good. What's a batsman to do

39.3

Dockrell to Shafiul Islam, no run, Shafiul hanging back and swishing without much fortune outside off

39.4

Dockrell to Shafiul Islam, no run

39.5

Dockrell to Shafiul Islam, no run, ooh, lucky here for the batsman as he swishes hard, bottom edges and the ball goes this far over the stumps

39.6

Dockrell to Shafiul Islam, no run, Dockrell finishes an excellent spell as he started, with a maiden. He's a hugely promising young man and no doubt the England selectors will be keeping an eye!

Bangladesh 167/7   Shafiul Islam 0* (6b)

40.2

Botha to Shafiul Islam, no run, Shafiul looks a little stuck here. Rooted to the crease and prodding to point, needs to find a way to get Naeem on strike

40.3

Botha to Shafiul Islam, no run, again this is steered without much footwork or intent to the point fielder

40.4

Botha to Shafiul Islam, no run, more careful, nothing defence. Good work from Botha and precious deliveries ticking by

40.5

Botha to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, finally the single is taken, driven to mid-off for a sharp single. Naeem will want the strike though so needs a single here

Bangladesh 169/7   Shafiul Islam 1* (10b)

41.1

Stirling to Shafiul Islam, no run, starts well enough, around off stump, not much Shafiul can do

41.2

Stirling to Shafiul Islam, no run, again the line is good and Shafiul doesn't look like working a single

41.3

Stirling to Shafiul Islam, no run, prodded into the leg side

41.4

Stirling to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, finally Shafiul is away from strike, shovelling this into the midwicket region

Bangladesh 170/7   Shafiul Islam 2* (14b)

42.1

Botha to Shafiul Islam, no run, Botha is full and straight and Shafiul merely stabs it to point

42.2

Botha to Shafiul Islam, no run, the crowd beginning to get impatient now, understandably. Shafiul again with a perfect defence

42.3

Botha to Shafiul Islam, OUT, Shafiul's torturous innings ends as he pops forward and plays around a straight ball. He called for a review but it only confirmed the worst, heading half-way up leg stump. Three wickets now for Botha, all he's done is bowl straight

Shafiul Islam lbw b Botha 2 (14m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.76

Bangladesh 170/8   Shafiul Islam 2 (17b)

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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