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   WB Rankin 1-0-10-0

2.1

Rankin to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, better delivery to start this Rankin over. On a length around off stump, the ball slides off a thick edge down to third man

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

2.5

Rankin to Imrul Kayes, no run, good line and length to Kayes, and compact defence

2.6

Rankin to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, width is a dangerous thing for a bowler. Kayes has the chance to free his arms and eases his blade through the line, hurtles off to the point boundary. Whirlwind start for Bangladesh

Bangladesh 32/0   WB Rankin 2-0-22-0

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.

14.6

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nurdled out to point

Bangladesh 86/3   WB Rankin 3-0-28-0

16.1

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pace on the ball with Rankin, he just needs to find a length and line after a shocking start. This is okay, Mushfiqur up on his toes to defend

16.2

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, too much width this time, allows Mushfiqur to work down to third man

16.3

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller and straighter and nothing Mushfiqur can do but defend

16.4

Rankin to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Rankin digs this in and the ball almost stops on landing. Mushfiqur could have played about three shots before the ball arrived

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   WB Rankin 4-0-31-0

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

34.6

Rankin to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, a slip is in place for Ashraful, who gets off the mark with a cautious nudge

Bangladesh 151/5   WB Rankin 5-0-35-0

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

36.5

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, turned to backward square with a flick of the wrists. Another single to the cause

36.6

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

Bangladesh 156/6   WB Rankin 6-0-38-0

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

38.2

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run

38.3

Rankin to Naeem Islam, FOUR, much needed boundary, but it's needed a horrid misfield from Johnston to get it, sliding to the ball and letting it through him

38.4

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, this is driven hard, but straight to mid-off

38.5

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, big swish outside off stump, big miss too

38.6

Rankin to Naeem Islam, FOUR, flash outside off stump again, this time there is an edge but with no slip in place it flies away for another boundary. Poor old Rankin is having a tough game

Bangladesh 167/7   WB Rankin 7-0-46-0

46.1

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, decent enough start for the "tall figure" of Rankin. Flicked around the corner for a single

46.2

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, no run, ooh, the bowler is lucky here, too short, too wide and a flashing cut found cover. Rankin really hasn't gone well today

46.3

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, floated up very full and very wide. Too wide for the umpire's liking. Razzak aimed an almighty thwack but couldn't reach it

46.3

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, no run, this is a much better delivery, very full, hit Razzak on the full. Given out straight away but review called and replays show it missing off stump! The crowd have gone absolutely mental! You'd think Razzak had just hit his fourth six in a row!

46.4

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, no run, another long appeal from Rankin here, this was definitely not out though. Full outside off, Razzak aimed a heave-ho and missed by a distance

46.5

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, far too wide here, miles outside off stump

46.5

Rankin to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, Razzak would have wanted more here, full toss outside off stump but it slides off the edge to deep point

46.6

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, Rankin's line is wrong again but it only costs a single as Naeem clips to deep square to keep the strike

Bangladesh 190/8   WB Rankin 8-0-51-0

48.1

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 3 wides, what on earth is Rankin doing. He's completely lost his line and shoved this a mile down the leg side, the keeper couldn't collect and it was only some sliding fielding from Johnston that prevented five wides. Not sure Rankin was the best option here

48.1

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, there we go, that's the place to bowl. Back of a length and straight and defended carefully

48.2

Rankin to Naeem Islam, no run, bit fuller this time, the line is key and it's straight. Naeem blocks back to the bowler

48.3

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, too much width outside off this time, Naeem slices down towards third man and scampers hard for a couple

48.4

Rankin to Naeem Islam, 1 run, single fiddled into the leg side. Ireland will at least need 200 now. Rubel has to survive these two deliveries

48.5

Rankin to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, he didn't know much about it but Rubel is off strike. Aimed to work it to leg and it came off towards point, they ran the single that brings up the Bangladesh 200

48.6

Rankin to Naeem Islam, FOUR, he didn't know much about it but Rubel is off strike. Aimed to work it to leg and it came off towards point, they ran the single that brings up the Bangladesh 200

Bangladesh 204/9   WB Rankin 5-0-62-0

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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