ICC Cricket World Cup, 9th Match, Group B: Bangladesh v Ireland at Dhaka, Feb 25, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B
Bangladesh won by 27 runs
25 February 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
9.1

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, starts well enough, around off stump and Mushfiqur pushes into the off side

9.2

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, again Mushfiqur is forward, this time inside-edging a drive to mid-on

9.3

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Mushfiqur is away, courtesy of a misfield at point that allows him to jog a single

9.4

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, no run, no pace on the ball whatsoever. This makes Collingwood look rapid, and Tamim is less than impressed as he mistimes a cut

9.5

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, just a single here, no pace for Tamim to work with and it's nudged around the corner

9.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, oh dear, five good balls and all the pressure is released with a bad delivery. With fine leg up in the circle it's down the leg side and Mushfiqur flicks his first boundary

Bangladesh 67/2   AC Botha 1-0-6-0
11.1

Botha to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, the silence is absolutely deafening, as Tamim drives a bit lazily outside off stump, and the skipper Porterfield leans forward at point to take the most crucial wicket of the day so far!

Tamim Iqbal c Porterfield b Botha 44 (52m 43b 7x4 0x6) SR: 102.32

11.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, on the toes, flicked to square leg

11.3

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib stands tall on the back foot to drive into the covers

11.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a swish from deep in the crease, midwicket tidies up without alarm

11.5

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, sweet shot, just a fraction over-pitched, and Shakib leant into a straight drive, all weight transferral, minimum power. Nice

11.6

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed down to long-off to complete the over. This is nip-and-tuck now!

Bangladesh 73/3   AC Botha 2-0-11-1
13.1

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended out to midwicket, good discipline from Ireland's bowlers

13.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended off the back foot again

13.3

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short, and a bit loose, carved greedily into the covers but smart fielding intercepts

13.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, down the leg side

13.4

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, driven down the ground, no great pace on the ball or the shot. Long-off tidies up

13.5

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, big stride forward (relatively speaking) and poked to point. Fuller length that time

13.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked off the toes, and picked up at midwicket. And the Manhatten graph shows how well Ireland have done since those early overs. It was 10 an over for the first four. Barely four an over for last 10

Bangladesh 80/3   AC Botha 3-0-13-1
15.1

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, cautious from Shakib

15.2

Botha to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, now then, now then! This is a massive wicket! Shakib can't make his lifeline count, as he is beaten for lack of pace off the pitch, plays too early off the back foot and spoons a simple return catch to the bowler!

Shakib Al Hasan c & b Botha 16 (17m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

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   AC Botha 4-0-13-2
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

18.3

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, run down to third man here

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

18.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur really taking his time, trying to rebuild this innings but he needs to work some singles

Bangladesh 92/4   AC Botha 5-0-16-2
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

20.5

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and Mushfiqur is unable to get much on it

20.6

Botha to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, touch too short and too much room as well. Mushfiqur times a cut shot nicely and it speeds out to deep point

Bangladesh 103/4   AC Botha 6-0-22-2
40.1

Botha to Naeem Islam, 1 run, lovely shot earns a single and a cheer from the beleaguered crowd, punching past extra cover

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

40.6

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, can't find it, short of a length, no pace on the ball and driven straight to mid-off

Bangladesh 169/7   AC Botha 7-0-24-2
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

42.4

Botha to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a couple into the leg side

42.5

Botha to Abdur Razzak, no run

42.6

Botha to Abdur Razzak, no run, on off stump and defended into the off side

Bangladesh 172/8   AC Botha 5-0-26-3
44.1

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, Botha bustles in, lands it back of a length around middle and nowhere for the batsman to go

44.2

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, yeesh, this slower ball almost didn't reach the batsman. He had to wait and wait before pushing gently out to cover

44.3

Botha to Naeem Islam, 1 run, carefully threaded through the infield, just a single but Bangladesh will take that now now

44.4

Botha to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, edge, precious useful edge means this speeds down to third man where Johnston runs around to cut off without alarm this time

44.5

Botha to Abdur Razzak, 3 runs, finally a big shot attempted, Razzak clearing his front leg and slogging, didn't get all of it and it looped down to deep cover where White slid round and kicked the ball to safety just inside the rope. Smartly done

44.6

Botha to Naeem Islam, no run, back of a length is the response and it's a good one. Naeem up on his toes trying to squeeze this away but can't

Bangladesh 179/8   AC Botha 6-0-32-3
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