ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

4.1

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

4.2

Mooney to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, Kayes hangs deep in his crease to work a single to midwicket to bring Tamim back on strike. Decent start from Mooney

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   JF Mooney 1-0-8-0

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

6.3

Mooney to Imrul Kayes, no run, Kayes tries to repeat the shot but doesn't quite time it as well

6.4

Mooney to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, OUT, stunning work from O'Brien behind the sticks! Absolute lightening and the crowd is dumbstruck. Complete shock and silence as Kayes tries to flick to leg, overbalances momentarily and O'Brien makes a leg-side stumping look easy. Much, much needed for Ireland and the wicket has come through a moment of inspiration from one of their best

Imrul Kayes st †NJ O'Brien b Mooney 12 (29m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

6.4

Mooney to Junaid Siddique, no run, difficult to convey just how quiet it's gone in the stadium. Like 30,000 people have drained away in a flash. This is full and straight and blocked back to the bowler

6.5

Mooney to Junaid Siddique, no run, more careful defence from Junaid here

6.6

Mooney to Junaid Siddique, no run, the second good over in a row ends with Junaid blocking to point. The blaring music and Irish chatter is all you can hear at the ground at the moment

Bangladesh 53/1   JF Mooney 2-0-10-1

8.1

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

8.2

Mooney to Junaid Siddique, 2 byes, oops, what happened here? Full toss - slower ball - that Junaid swung at and missed and it went through the keeper for a couple

8.3

Mooney to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, more legitimate runs this time, punched hard into space for a couple

8.4

Mooney to Junaid Siddique, no run, good work from Mooney, finding a straightish line back of a length and it's blocked back to the bowler

8.5

Mooney to Junaid Siddique, OUT, he's gone! None of the fielders looked that interested first up but some lazy running from Junaid has cost him his wicket. Mistimed a drive to mid-off and looked to skulk a single, Ed Joyce's throw hit direct and Junaid was a fraction short of his ground

Junaid Siddique run out 3 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

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   JF Mooney 3-0-13-1

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

10.6

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

Bangladesh 68/2   JF Mooney 4-0-14-1

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

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   JF Mooney 5-0-19-1

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   JF Mooney 6-0-22-1

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

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   JF Mooney 7-0-25-1

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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