ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

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

Bangladesh 6/0   Tamim Iqbal 6* (5b 1x4)   WB Rankin 0.5-0-6-0

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   Tamim Iqbal 10* (6b 2x4)   WB Rankin 1-0-10-0

1.1

Johnston to Imrul Kayes, (no ball) FOUR, ooh, four more but Kayes had no idea where this was. Outside off stump and Kayes threw his bat at it, flew off the inside edge, past the stumps and away to the boundary. No ball too, so free hit time

Bangladesh 15/0   Imrul Kayes 4* (1b 1x4)   DT Johnston 0-0-5-0

1.5

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, just a fraction too close to the pads and Tamim takes full toll. Flicks of the wrists, nothing more than that and it hurtles through the square leg region

Bangladesh 20/0   Tamim Iqbal 14* (10b 3x4)   DT Johnston 0.5-0-10-0

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

Bangladesh 25/0   Tamim Iqbal 18* (12b 4x4)   WB Rankin 1.2-0-15-0

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   Imrul Kayes 10* (5b 2x4)   WB Rankin 2-0-22-0

3.2

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, catch that, if you dare! Length ball that Tamim hammers back airily in the direction of the bowler, who had barely got his arm up by the time the ball and dented the advertising hoarding

Bangladesh 36/0   Tamim Iqbal 25* (16b 5x4)   DT Johnston 1.2-0-14-0

3.3

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, four more! This is electrifying. More edge than middle but Tamim won't care, he's flying now. Flashes at some width and it flies off a top edge through fine third man

Bangladesh 40/0   Tamim Iqbal 29* (17b 6x4)   DT Johnston 1.3-0-18-0

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

Bangladesh 47/0   Tamim Iqbal 35* (23b 7x4)   JF Mooney 0.4-0-6-0

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   Mushfiqur Rahim 5* (4b 1x4)   AC Botha 1-0-6-0

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

Bangladesh 72/3   Shakib Al Hasan 4* (4b 1x4)   AC Botha 1.5-0-10-1

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

Bangladesh 77/3   Shakib Al Hasan 9* (8b 2x4)   JF Mooney 4.3-0-18-1

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

Bangladesh 84/3   Shakib Al Hasan 15* (14b 3x4)   WB Rankin 2.1-0-26-0

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

Bangladesh 101/4   Raqibul Hasan 8* (17b 1x4)   AC Botha 5.3-0-20-2

30.4

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, cunning improvisation from the Mighty Atom! Across the crease, down on one knee, and flicked over fine leg for Bangladesh's first boundary in ten overs

Bangladesh 140/4   Mushfiqur Rahim 33* (57b 2x4)   KJ O'Brien 0.4-0-6-0

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

Bangladesh 163/7   Naeem Islam 7* (8b 1x4)   WB Rankin 6.3-0-42-0

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   Naeem Islam 11* (11b 2x4)   WB Rankin 7-0-46-0

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   Naeem Islam 29* (37b 3x4)   WB Rankin 5-0-62-0

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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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