ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

17.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, wonderful start, thrown up, dipping, landing around off stump and defended carefully

17.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, excellent length and line again, nothing for the batsman but defence

17.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, first the flight, now the turn! Ripper from Dockrell, landing around leg and spinning towards the outside edge

17.4

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, touch shorter this time but Mushfiqur can't time his cut shot

17.5

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back to a fullish length, touch of flight from an easy action, careful defence once more

17.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, maiden over to begin Dockrell's World Cup career. Excellent over it was too. The man will be an England legend in no time

Bangladesh 89/4   GH Dockrell 1-1-0-0

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

19.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, touch too short again and Mushfiqur cuts to deep point

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

19.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, ah, that Mushfiqur sweep! Down low and smashing a sweep to deep midwicket

Bangladesh 97/4   GH Dockrell 2-1-5-0

21.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, being all of 4ft high, Mushfiqur can play plenty off the back foot and punches down the ground

21.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, again Mushfiqur is back and finding space to unfurl a cut shot to deep point

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   GH Dockrell 3-1-7-0

23.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, ah spin here for Dockrell, enough to check the drive from Mushfiqur

23.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur is down on the sweep and almost makes a hash of it as it bobbles off a flurry of arms and bat

23.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, "down, down!" screams O'Brien. Despite a dive Dockrell couldn't reach it though and a single milked back past him

23.4

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

23.5

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lovely delivery, some flight and dip, hint of spin and Mushfiqur very respectful in defence

23.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, batsman will be annoyed with this. Dragged down a touch short but the lack of pace in the pitch meant the cut shot came off the toe-end and trickled to point

Bangladesh 109/4   GH Dockrell 3-1-9-0

25.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, anyway, with the new ball Dockrell finds a typically good length and line and is prodded into the leg side

25.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, picked off to midwicket, neatly played

25.3

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

25.4

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, poor delivery, far too short but the bounce is so low and the pitch so slow that it seems impossible to find the boundary

25.5

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

25.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good ball to finish a good over, thrown up, hint of spin, blocked to mid-off

Bangladesh 117/4   GH Dockrell 4-1-13-0

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

31.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tucked off the toes to wide mid-on. Singles are the currency at the moment

31.4

Dockrell to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, flicked square

31.5

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, held back in the flight, Mushfiqur shuffled in his crease, and worked down to third man

31.6

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, another very tidy over, just four coming from it, and Ireland maintain control

Bangladesh 144/4   GH Dockrell 5-1-17-0

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

33.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Dockrell strikes! The teenager makes the breakthrough, and it's a poor stroke. An injudicious sweep, against the spin, an easy top-edge, and the man on the 45 backpedals to swallow a sitter

Mushfiqur Rahim c White b Dockrell 36 (95m 66b 2x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

33.4

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, forward and prodded determinedly back down the track

33.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, really reaching for the ball with hard hands, it's not a hand grenade, honest

33.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, blocked in a don't-you-dare-come-near-me style. Relax, it's only the World Cup!

Bangladesh 147/5   GH Dockrell 6-1-18-1

35.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, loopy doopy stuff from Dockrell, so slow it barely reaches the bottom end. Ashraful swishes urgently into the covers

35.2

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, gah. Down on one knee, patted to backward square. A carbon copy of the Mushfiqur dismissal. And another failure for the erratic Ash

Mohammad Ashraful c White b Dockrell 1 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

35.3

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, no run, a swish, and a miss

35.4

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, 1 run, clocked out to deep cover

35.5

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

35.6

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, no run, defended out to the off side. Another drip-fed over from Dockrell

Bangladesh 153/6   GH Dockrell 7-1-20-2

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

37.3

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, no run, forward and blocked

37.4

Dockrell to Naeem Islam, 1 run, blocked into the covers for a single

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   GH Dockrell 8-1-23-2

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   GH Dockrell 9-2-23-2

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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