ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 9th match, Group B

Bangladesh v Ireland

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

Shafiul Islam to start things off..

Welcome back to the second half of this fascinating match. Gnasher here to start things off. How good is Bangladesh's total? We'll know far more after the first 10 overs. Ireland must make the most of the new ball and get ahead of the rate. They'll be plenty of spin to face.

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Porterfield, 1 wide, that's very wide to start with, pushed across the left hander and it's an easy call for the umpire

Slip and a short midwicket in catching positions

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Porterfield, no run, much better line, on off stump and it's met with a punchy drive that finds cover

Intense atmosphere inside the stadium...this could be an epic few hours

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Porterfield, FOUR, full outside off and this time a square drive finds the gap between cover and backward point

0.3

Shafiul Islam to Porterfield, no run, ooh, good comeback as he drags the length a touch shorter and the ball zips past the outside edge...not much carry

0.4

Shafiul Islam to Porterfield, no run, on middle and off, he plays around his front pad a touch but middles a drive to mid-on

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Porterfield, no run, bringing him onto the front foot again and the drive finds mid-off...the pitch-up route can go for runs, but he could also find the edge

0.6

Shafiul Islam to Porterfield, 1 run, touch wider and he throws his hands through the line, the ball flies off a thick outside edge down to third man

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End of over 1 (6 runs) Ireland 6/0 (200 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 4.08)
WTS Porterfield    5* (6b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-6-0
PR Stirling    0* (0b)     

Here we go, spin straight away as Abdur Razzaq shares the new ball

1.1

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, no run, over the wicket, on off stump and pushed back to the bowler

1.2

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, no run, on the back foot and he pushes out to midwicket

1.3

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, no run, pushed towards leg stump but Porterfield's flick can't beat square leg

1.4

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, 2 runs, a little shorter and this time he finds the gap on the leg side then the fielder manages to kick the ball away for a second run

1.5

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, 1 run, flatter ball which is pushes easily down to long on

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, round the wicket, on off stump and Stirling defends on the front foot

End of over 2 (3 runs) Ireland 9/0 (197 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 4.10)
PR Stirling    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0
WTS Porterfield    8* (11b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-6-0

Well, Shafiul's spell was brief. More spin in the form of Naeem Islam

2.1

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, worked into the leg side, can't find the gap

2.2

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, ooh, nearly, as a quicker ball skids off the surface and finds the inside edge into the leg side

2.3

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, very full and dug out back down the pitch

Slip in place and he's fairly wide

2.4

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, 2 runs, dragged down short and wide, hammered into the covers where it's fumbled again to allow a couple

2.5

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, real lack of bounce as this one is popped back down the pitch

2.6

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, onto the front foot and an inside goes into the leg side

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End of over 3 (2 runs) Ireland 11/0 (195 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 4.14)
WTS Porterfield    10* (17b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    1-0-2-0
PR Stirling    0* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-3-0

3.1

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, 1 run, pushed towards leg stump, worked behind square on the leg side and short fine-leg keeps them to a single

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, no run, stays in the crease and works into the leg side

3.3

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, no run, boy, that was tossed up miles, almost came down with snow on it and Porterfield plays over the top and nearly gets bowled

3.4

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, 1 run, worked down the ground

3.5

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, outside off stump, defended with bat and pad together into the off side

3.6

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, 1 run, dropped oh dear, not great cricket all round. Was dragged down very short, Stirling rocked back for the pull and picked out Raqibul at short midwicket who couldn't hang on. To be fair, he's very close and it was flying

End of over 4 (3 runs) Ireland 14/0 (192 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 4.17)
PR Stirling    2* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-6-0
WTS Porterfield    11* (20b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    1-0-2-0

4.1

Naeem Islam to Stirling, 1 run, full on off stump, Stirling comes onto the front foot and whips it down to long on

4.2

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, 1 run, round the wicket and Porterfield plays a neat drive down the ground

4.3

Naeem Islam to Stirling, 1 run, very full and he manages to force it away through midwicket out to the sweeper

4.4

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, nicely bowled, that straightened a touch from middle stump and is played into the off side

4.5

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, 1 run, goes back deep into the crease and drives down to long off

4.6

Naeem Islam to Stirling, 1 run, neatly worked into the leg side...steady start from both sides

End of over 5 (5 runs) Ireland 19/0 (187 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 4.15)
PR Stirling    5* (7b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-7-0
WTS Porterfield    13* (23b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-6-0

5.1

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, FOUR, that's a cracking sweep, he came right across his crease and took the ball from outside leg stump down to backwards square

5.2

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, on the pads but he finds the fielder at square leg

5.3

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, OUT, gone! Bangladesh have the breakthrough and the crowd goes wild. A very full delivery almost yorked Stirling, he jabs down on it and it dribbles from his boot back towards Rahim. The batsman, meanwhile, has stumbled out of the crease and can't get back as the stumps are broken. The TV umpire is called but it was an easy decision

PR Stirling st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 9 (18m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

A touch unlucky for the batsman but swift work from the keeper and a vital moment for the home side

Here comes Ireland's key batsman. Ed Joyce, once of England, back in his home colours at No. 3

5.4

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, gets a leading edge along the ground into the off side

5.5

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, defends solidly to the off side

Joyce's experience will be vital in this frenzied atmosphere

5.6

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, full on off stump and patted back towards the bowler

End of over 6 (4 runs) Ireland 23/1 (183 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 4.15)
EC Joyce    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-10-1
WTS Porterfield    13* (23b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    2-0-7-0

6.1

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, bowled from very wide of the crease around the wicket, pushed into the leg side

6.2

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended to the off side

6.3

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, 1 run, onto the front foot and he drives down to long off

6.4

Naeem Islam to Joyce, 1 run, angled towards leg stump, Joyce waits on the back foot and works it out to deep square

6.5

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, 2 runs, tossed up again round the wicket, Porterfield plays a well-controlled drive through the off side which goes wide of long off

6.6

Naeem Islam to Porterfield, FOUR, dragged down short this time and it's put away by Porterfield with a strong back-foot drive which beats deep cover and long off. Good placement

End of over 7 (8 runs) Ireland 31/1 (175 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.42, RRR: 4.06)
WTS Porterfield    20* (28b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    3-0-15-0
EC Joyce    1* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-10-1

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, outside off stump, Joyce onto the front foot and defends square on the off side

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 2 runs, short again outside off, Joyce cracks it into the off side but a good dive at cover saves the possible boundary

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, drifts to leg stump this time but Joyce can't put it away as he finds square leg

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 2 runs, flatter outside off stump and it's nicely steered away through backward point... was fully controlled and all along the ground, needed a slide by the fielder to prevent a boundary

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 1 run, this is very calm batting by Joyce as he places this one down to long on

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, no run, quicker on off stump, pushed into the covers and there's almost a mix-up as cover sprints in but Porterfield as able to get back in time

End of over 8 (5 runs) Ireland 36/1 (170 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 4.04)
WTS Porterfield    20* (29b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-15-1
EC Joyce    6* (9b)      Naeem Islam    3-0-15-0

8.1

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, pushed in at middle and leg, worked out to midwicket

8.2

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, more air on this one and again midwicket is in action

8.3

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, defended back down the pitch

8.4

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, leans forward and drives but mid-off is inside the circle

8.5

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, ooh, he nearly gets through with one that doesn't bounce much but Joyce is quickly down on it

8.6

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, lots of air, comes out as a full toss but Joyce can only find mid-on. He missed out there and it completes a maiden

End of over 9 (maiden) Ireland 36/1 (170 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.14)
EC Joyce    6* (15b)      Naeem Islam    4-1-15-0
WTS Porterfield    20* (29b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-15-1

Change of bowling, here's the captain

9.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Porterfield, OUT, gone! And he strikes first ball. Massive moment in the game. Coming round the wicket, it was a touch short on leg stump but Porterfield goes back and flicks it straight to Raqibul at midwicket. He wasn't going to drop this one.

WTS Porterfield c Raqibul Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 20 (31m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Bangladesh have got the early wickets they needed. Huge pressure on Ireland's middle order. Slow pitch and good spin bowling.

Niall O'Brien, the hero against Pakistan in 2007, needs a big innings

9.2

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, stays round the wicket, O'Brien onto the front foot and plays into the covers

9.3

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, short outside off, O'Brien skips onto the back foot and cuts it away through the off side...that will calm Ireland a little

9.4

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, better line and length, this one bounces a touch more and almost has O'Brien in a tangle as he drives to force into the off side

Shakib looks serious here...he knows how vast this game is for his country

9.5

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, big appeal, switched to over the wicket and strikes the pad but he's got a decent stride in and looks a fraction outside off

9.6

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, argh, poor ball to end the over...short again outside off and that's easy pickings for O'Brien as he punishes it through the off side

With this match continuing to bubble up brilliantly it's over to Mr Miller. Thanks Gnasher, hand me the keys to this contest. This is what I signed up for ...

End of over 10 (8 runs) Ireland 44/2 (162 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 4.05)
NJ O'Brien    8* (5b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-8-1
EC Joyce    6* (15b)      Naeem Islam    4-1-15-0

10.1

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, tweaker, angling into the pads from outside off, defended

10.2

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, pushed into the covers with a deadly-straight bat

10.3

Naeem Islam to Joyce, 1 run, scampered single for a push to mid-on, dicey but safe

10.4

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, no run, width outside off stump, but an attempted slap is under-edged to cover

10.5

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, no run, low full-toss, driven hard, but straight back to the bowler

10.6

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, cut hard out to point

End of over 11 (2 runs) Ireland 46/2 (160 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.18, RRR: 4.10)
NJ O'Brien    9* (8b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    5-1-17-0
EC Joyce    7* (18b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-8-1

interesting change, Ashraful's allsorts come into the attack

11.1

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, no run, cut uppishly, and bounces short of point

11.2

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, no run, forward and defended

11.3

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, driven into the covers, full stride

11.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, 1 wide, misdirected, down the leg side

11.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, 1 run

11.5

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, slightly shorter, sits up and is cut hard into the covers

11.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, no run, full length, tries to steer down to third man, but the ball bobbles down into the crease

End of over 12 (4 runs) Ireland 50/2 (156 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 4.10)
EC Joyce    8* (20b)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-4-0
NJ O'Brien    11* (12b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    5-1-17-0

12.1

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, pierces the gap with a full-faced stroke. Placement over power

12.2

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, no run, fully forward, well struck but more good fielding in the covers to cut off the run

12.3

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, no run, nearly a mix-up as Shakib swooped, but Joyce was sent back in good time

12.4

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, no run, forward and pushed to cover

12.5

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, turned off the toes to square leg, another single

12.6

Naeem Islam to Joyce, no run, big stride forward, Ireland are biding their time. Another over ticks by

End of over 13 (3 runs) Ireland 53/2 (153 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.07, RRR: 4.13)
EC Joyce    8* (21b)      Naeem Islam    6-1-20-0
NJ O'Brien    14* (17b 2x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-4-0

13.1

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run

13.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, no run, big stride forward, punched back to the bowler

13.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, 1 leg bye, slightly misdirected, flicked down the leg-side

13.4

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 3 runs, open-faced steer, using the width, and there's a gutsy piece of fielding at third man to rescue the boundary

13.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, no run, forward and defended into the covers

13.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, no run, text-book defence to see off the over

Bangladesh are rattling through them now. A good tactic. Eat up the overs before Ireland have a chance to notice

End of over 14 (5 runs) Ireland 58/2 (148 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.14, RRR: 4.11)
EC Joyce    8* (25b)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-8-0
NJ O'Brien    18* (19b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    6-1-20-0

Naeem Islam to continue. He's been tidy so far

14.1

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, no run, looped onto the toes from round the wicket, defended to cover

14.2

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, tossed up into the blockhole, driven down to long-off

14.3

Naeem Islam to Joyce, 1 run, makes a touch of room to fillet a cut to deep point

14.4

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, a similar stroke to return the compliment. Singles will suffice for now

14.5

Naeem Islam to Joyce, 1 run, on the toes, wheedled into the leg side

14.6

Naeem Islam to NJ O'Brien, no run, driven, hard, that was the four-ball. But it hits short cover and ends up a dot

That's what KP spent his innings doing against the Netherlands, incidentally ...

End of over 15 (4 runs) Ireland 62/2 (144 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.13, RRR: 4.11)
NJ O'Brien    20* (23b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    7-1-24-0
EC Joyce    10* (27b)      Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-8-0

Right, a bit of a gamble from Shakib, Rubel is back to inject some pace. Will this backfire, or will it get the wicket?

15.1

Rubel Hossain to Joyce, 1 run, wristy drive out to deep point. Joyce already looks happier with pace to work with

15.2

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, cracking delivery, excellent line, hint of late movement, and O'Brien is well beaten

15.3

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, probing the off stump, good bowling

There's a slip in place, so this is definitely a wickets move

15.4

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, back of a length, aiming for top of off. Good discipline and defended off the back foot

15.5

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, solidly struck, but the line and length is immaculate, and there's nothing to work with. Cover tidies up

15.6

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, struck hard again, into the covers, but that's an excellent over. Keeping up the pressure and hunting for the edge

So, it's a double pace injection. Shafiul has only bowled one over, but he's back as well

End of over 16 (1 run) Ireland 63/2 (143 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.93, RRR: 4.20)
NJ O'Brien    20* (28b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-1-0
EC Joyce    11* (28b)      Naeem Islam    7-1-24-0

16.1

Shafiul Islam to Joyce, no run, decent line, a fraction short, but watchfully steered to point

16.2

Shafiul Islam to Joyce, 1 run, on the pads, and mid-on had to swoop quickly to intercept. Another single

16.3

Shafiul Islam to NJ O'Brien, 2 runs, too much width, not a lot, but not a lot is too much on this pitch. Flashed hard down to third man

16.4

Shafiul Islam to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, on the toes, worked round the corner

16.5

Shafiul Islam to Joyce, no run, fuller and straighter, that's the spot. Mid-off tidies up

16.6

Shafiul Islam to Joyce, 1 run, drilled into the deep, but only a single. Ireland are batting within themselves for now, and rightly so.

End of over 17 (5 runs) Ireland 68/2 (138 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.18)
EC Joyce    13* (32b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-11-0
NJ O'Brien    23* (30b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-1-0

17.1

Rubel Hossain to Joyce, 2 runs, on the toes, tapped to midwicket, and that's good running as the fielder rushes in from the deep

17.2

Rubel Hossain to Joyce, 1 run, late outswing, but from a wide line. Flashed out to the sweeper on the cover boundary

17.3

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, FOUR, that's the danger of the extra pace. Not a bad delivery, but full enough for O'Brien to put the full face through the line. Cover can't intercept

17.4

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, good riposte, keeping O'Brien honest

17.5

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, slower ball, and jabbed out to point

17.6

Rubel Hossain to NJ O'Brien, no run, very full, very straight, hint of swing. That's the nut. Defended

Right, this is gripping. Time to hand over to Sahil Dutta, who is ... well ... gripped.

End of over 18 (7 runs) Ireland 75/2 (131 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 4.09)
NJ O'Brien    27* (34b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-8-0
EC Joyce    16* (34b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-11-0

Thanks Miller, I certainly am. I think.

18.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Joyce, OUT, huge wicket! Joyce has gone and Ashraful is celebrating wildly! Nothing shot, Joyce just turning the bat against the spin, took a leading edge and popped back to the bowler. The celebration was delirious. Bangladesh are all over this now!

EC Joyce c & b Mohammad Ashraful 16 (45m 35b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.71

After the wicket and all that celebrating, everyone is calming down with some drinks. Joyce was a crucial, experienced head to guide this chase. Just imagine if Ireland had Eoin Morgan to call on now... as it is, Andrew White is the new man.

18.2

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, forward and careful defence from White

18.3

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, Ashraful is really buzzing now, plenty of noise greets a forward defence

18.4

Mohammad Ashraful to White, 1 run, again White is popping forward and it runs off the edge fine of point for a single

18.5

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, nicely done from O'Brien, down the track and pushing a single to long-off. We hardly saw the Bangladesh batsmen leave their crease

18.6

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, quiet defence to end a big over for Ashraful

End of over 19 (2 runs) Ireland 77/3 (129 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.05, RRR: 4.16)
AR White    1* (4b)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-10-1
NJ O'Brien    28* (35b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-8-0

Shakib is back into the attack...

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, starts outside off, very low arm this time and O'Brien checks his drive, forcing it wide of point

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, White has barely picked his bat up so far, playing very carefully indeed

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, more resolute front-foot prodding from White

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, pushed back to the bowler, absolutely no intent to do anything more than block here

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, good line from Shakib, good length too and White isn't interested in anything bar survival

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, solid defence but Shakib and Bangladesh won't mind. Still, plenty of time left

End of over 20 (1 run) Ireland 78/3 (128 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 4.26)
AR White    1* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-1
NJ O'Brien    29* (36b 3x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    3-0-10-1

20.1

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, O'Brien is doing what White hasn't managed yet, working singles nicely. This time with the help of inside edge

20.2

Mohammad Ashraful to White, 1 run, good grief! After all that blocking White decides it's time to unleash the reverse sweep, played it well enough but for a single seems a touch risky

20.3

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, no run, oooh, uppish. Just too early on a drive and popped up towards cover

20.4

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, full toss but O'Brien misses out! Bunted it down the ground when, in less tense times, he might have thwacked it out the ground

20.5

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, turned neatly off the legs but a diving fielding cuts off a square-leg

20.6

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, another careful block from White

End of over 21 (3 runs) Ireland 81/3 (125 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.85, RRR: 4.31)
AR White    2* (12b)      Mohammad Ashraful    4-0-13-1
NJ O'Brien    31* (39b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-1

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, good running here allows O'Brien to pinch a single from a bottom-edged cut

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, wow, lovely turn but White is so intent on prodding defence that he's nowhere near it

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, lovely bowling again, drift, turn and bounce straight past a tentative, hanging defensive prod

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, touch more air on this and leg-sided too, but White just puts a bat in front of it and pats to the bowler

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to White, 1 run, finally he gets the single, pushing carefully into the leg side

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, brilliant over ends with a slides that, er, slides past O'Brien's outside edge

End of over 22 (2 runs) Ireland 83/3 (123 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.77, RRR: 4.39)
NJ O'Brien    32* (41b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-11-1
AR White    3* (16b)      Mohammad Ashraful    4-0-13-1

22.1

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, another very cautious defence from White

22.2

Mohammad Ashraful to White, 3 runs, it's either block or reverse-sweep from White, what an odd combination. Plays it nicely, fine and only some sharp boundary fielding prevents four

22.3

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler who scoots around to field

22.4

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, just a hint of width means O'Brien can cut, thoughts of two but only one available to deep cover

22.5

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, with no reverse-sweep on show it's simple defence

22.6

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, back to reverse-sweep mode. This is puzzling. Doesn't get much of it either

End of over 23 (4 runs) Ireland 87/3 (119 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 4.40)
AR White    6* (20b)      Mohammad Ashraful    5-0-17-1
NJ O'Brien    33* (43b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-11-1

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, a little bit short but Shakib finding turn, O'Brien watches it very carefully onto to the bat as he cuts for one

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, White hanging leg side of the ball, make sure he doesn't play around his pad in defence

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to White, FOUR, haha, it's that reverse sweep again! This time gets a very full connection - going with the spin -and sends it speeding to the fine leg rope

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, heave-ho but nowhere to go. That's the last rhyme I try, I promise. White aimed a huge slug across the line, tempted by the flight, but couldn't connect

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, after all that merriment it's back to disciplined defence

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to White, no run, careful, cautious, resolute defence to finish another good Shakib over

End of over 24 (5 runs) Ireland 92/3 (114 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 4.38)
AR White    10* (25b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-16-1
NJ O'Brien    34* (44b 3x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    5-0-17-1

24.1

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, no run, O'Brien on the cut, he's played it well all innings, but picks out point here

24.2

Mohammad Ashraful to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, on the cut again and this time pierces the infield to collect to deep point

24.3

Mohammad Ashraful to White, no run, worked to leg, but finds the infield

24.4

Mohammad Ashraful to White, OUT, Ashraful is dancing again! You'd think he's just won the tournament. As it is he snared White who played back to a ball he should have got forward to. Hung his bat out in defence and it spun back past the inside edge onto off stump

AR White b Mohammad Ashraful 10 (20m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.03

24.5

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, no run, tossed up and pushed out on the leg side by the second O'Brien - Kevin

24.6

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, Kevin, as he'll now be called, cuts this firmly out to deep point where some sliding fielding gives even more for the crowd to shout madly at

End of over 25 (3 runs) Ireland 95/4 (111 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 4.44)
KJ O'Brien    2* (2b)      Mohammad Ashraful    6-0-20-2
NJ O'Brien    35* (46b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-16-1

Bangladesh must be favourites now.

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Shakib is less than impressed as Niall shoves this out to deep cover

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, 1 wide, Shakib is annoyed again, with himself here as this slides down the leg side. Slip in place, by the way

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, neatly played, Kevin getting deep into his crease and clunking down the ground

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, no run, worked into the leg side, K O'B trying to give himself room which Shakib won't offer

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, no run, again this is blocked off the front foot

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, no run, solid defence. He looks a solid sort of fellow

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, full toss, O'Brien steps out to meet it and thumps a single down the ground to bring up the 100

End of over 26 (5 runs) Ireland 100/4 (106 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.84, RRR: 4.41)
KJ O'Brien    5* (7b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-21-1
NJ O'Brien    36* (47b 3x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    6-0-20-2

Ashraful has been taken out the attack, needs to relax after all that celebrating.

26.1

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, boom. Kevin O'Brien is a big lad and got everything behind this cut shot, mullering it to the rope at point

26.2

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, follows the boundary with a well-placed single, good stuff here

26.3

Abdur Razzak to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Niall gets very deep into his crease, watches the spin and helps it on its way for a single around the corner

26.4

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, touch short and O'Brien gives himself room by hanging leg side of the ball before bringing down his big bat and clumping to point

26.5

Abdur Razzak to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, Niall is the more dexterous of the two and opens the face nicely to pinch a single behind point

26.6

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, pushed down the ground for a single. Good over that for Ireland

End of over 27 (9 runs) Ireland 109/4 (97 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 4.21)
KJ O'Brien    12* (11b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-24-1
NJ O'Brien    38* (49b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-21-1

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, touch short from Shakib and it would have been costly but for some excellent diving fielding at midwicket as K O'B slugged it to leg

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, careful, soft-handed defence back to the bowler

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, good shot for none here, O'Brien getting inside the line and punching a drive to cover

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, OUT, what a catch! Get the celebrations going again, Tamim is the man! Niall O'Brien tried to chip a single to square leg, got too much on it and Tamim, haring in from the boundary, dived forward full length to scoop the ball inches off the turf. Crucial wicket that, could be the one that takes the game

NJ O'Brien c Tamim Iqbal b Shakib Al Hasan 38 (64m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 73.07

Bangladesh's two key players combined for that. Andre Botha, who bowled so well, is the new man.

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, no run, nicely bowled, touch of air, good line too and O'Brien can do nothing but block

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, Shakib screams at himself for landing this too short. It allowed O'Brien to cut firmly out on the off side

End of over 28 (2 runs) Ireland 111/5 (95 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.96, RRR: 4.31)
KJ O'Brien    14* (14b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-23-2
AC Botha    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-24-1

It won't be long before some of these celebrations end up on YouTube, when they do be sure to check them out. They are insane. Speaking of YouTube, do you know that ESPNcricinfo have their own channel?

28.1

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, no run, this seems to slide on with the arm past the outside edge

28.2

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, full toss that's smacked hard at cover who dives to field superbly. Plenty of smiles and back-patting from the Banglas, they are alive here

28.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, no run, Ashraful has a huge appeal as Botha is struck on the pads, not out though

28.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, no run, quietly pushed into the off side

28.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, no run, some width allows Botha to swing his arms through the line but no timing at all

28.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, no run, this pitches and burrows through, almost under Botha's bat

End of over 29 (1 run) Ireland 112/5 (94 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.86, RRR: 4.47)
AC Botha    0* (4b)      Mohammad Ashraful    7-0-21-2
KJ O'Brien    15* (16b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-23-2

29.1

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, no run, crowd getting even louder as O'Brien bottom edges a cut shot

29.2

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, this time O'Brien gets it away, needed plenty of muscle to get it down to long-off. No pace in the pitch at all

29.3

Abdur Razzak to Botha, no run, finally Botha lands firm bat on ball, but Razzak fields smartly off his own bowling

29.4

Abdur Razzak to Botha, no run, worked neatly into the leg side but straight to the fielder

29.5

Abdur Razzak to Botha, 4 leg byes, ooh, this is close but no review called for. Botha playing back and the ball slid through him, past the keeper too and ran away for four. Looked stone dead!

29.6

Abdur Razzak to Botha, no run, blocked into the off side to end an eventful over.

Gnasher though that previous ball was out, but it was just missing leg. Anyway, here he is.

End of over 30 (5 runs) Ireland 117/5 (89 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 4.45)
AC Botha    0* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-25-1
KJ O'Brien    16* (18b 1x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    7-0-21-2

Thanks Sahil. What a game we have brewing up

30.1

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, no run, a leading edge goes into the off side but along the ground

30.2

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, no run, on off stump, hint of turn and defended

30.3

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, SIX, goes for the big shot and clears long off with ease...he has some power behind him does O'Brien and that was just a clean swing through the line

30.4

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, onto the back foot and calmly punched out to deep cover...that's sensible play, Ireland need more of it.

Required rate isn't an issue here, it's all about wickets

30.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, no run, short outside off but Botha picks out cover as he drives

30.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, no run, slower through the air this time and it's pushed behind square on the off

End of over 31 (7 runs) Ireland 124/5 (82 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.31)
AC Botha    0* (10b)      Mohammad Ashraful    8-0-28-2
KJ O'Brien    23* (22b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-25-1

31.1

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, no run, close! Another leading edge as he tries to play to leg but it falls safely in the point area

31.2

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, forced through the off side

31.3

Abdur Razzak to Botha, no run, onto the back foot and played with a straight back to midwicket

31.4

Abdur Razzak to Botha, 1 run, tossed up outside off and flicked with a bit of style down to long on

31.5

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, no run, full on leg stump and it takes the pad as O'Brien misses his attempted flick

31.6

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, no run, touch short this time and O'Brien cracks it firmly to cover

End of over 32 (2 runs) Ireland 126/5 (80 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.93, RRR: 4.44)
KJ O'Brien    24* (26b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-27-1
AC Botha    1* (12b)      Mohammad Ashraful    8-0-28-2

32.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, FOUR, is the momentum changing again? Botha picks his gap over midwicket and clears the infield with ease

32.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, no run, whips this one along the ground to midwicket

32.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Botha, 1 run, heaves this through the leg side, less elegance than the first ball of the over and it came off the bottom of the bat

32.4

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, the counter-attack is on...width outside off and O'Brien throws everything at the shot which flies off a thick edge down towards third man. The fielder slides after it, but the momentum takes him into the rope

32.5

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, and another boundary, he's playing a blinder here, as he drives on the up over cover. Was given width by a flighted delivery and he didn't hold back.

The crowd has gone quiet again

32.6

Mohammad Ashraful to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, almost a double-bouncer (he once got a Test wicket with such a delivery) and it barely reached O'Brien who was on the back foot but managed to get the bottom of the bat on it. Gets a single to long on for his efforts

The victim of that double-bouncer was AB de Villiers. You-Tube it, classic viewing.

End of over 33 (14 runs) Ireland 140/5 (66 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.24, RRR: 3.88)
KJ O'Brien    33* (29b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Ashraful    9-0-42-2
AC Botha    6* (15b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-27-1

With the recent flurry of runs it's a change of tactic now with Rubel Hossain back into the attack

33.1

Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, on the stumps and tucked off middle down to long leg

A wide slip in place

33.2

Rubel Hossain to Botha, no run, back of a length on off stump, opens the face to backward point

33.3

Rubel Hossain to Botha, 1 run, lack of bounce again, it's on middle but Botha manages to work it through square leg

33.4

Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, no run, outside off, O'Brien on the back foot and drives to cover

33.5

Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, short outside off and it's greeted with a short-arm pull through midwicket

33.6

Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, no run, hint of movement into the batsman and he defends to the off side

End of over 34 (4 runs) Ireland 144/5 (62 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.23, RRR: 3.87)
KJ O'Brien    36* (33b 3x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-12-0
AC Botha    7* (17b 1x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    9-0-42-2

Another change of bowling with Shafiul Islam back into the attack

34.1

Shafiul Islam to Botha, 2 runs, cut away nicely from just outside off, he waited and placed the ball through backward point

34.2

Shafiul Islam to Botha, 1 run, goes for the full inswinger and it almost works but Botha squeezes it down to long leg off the inside edge

The required rate isn't all that much but the pitch is slow and the tail is near. Brewing into a cracking finish and if you have to leave your computer, we have a sparkling new iPhone and Android App to follow us on.

34.3

Shafiul Islam to KJ O'Brien, no run, We have review. O'Brien is struck on the pad as he plays across the line. It's a big appeal but given not out and Shakib makes the 'T' signal. Might be only clipping leg, which won't be enough and, in fact, it's fully missing the stumps. Good decision from Aleem Dar.

34.4

Shafiul Islam to KJ O'Brien, no run, good follow up, beats O'Brien outside off with a hint of away movement and the batsman is annoyed with himself

34.5

Shafiul Islam to KJ O'Brien, no run, full outside off and this time it's left alone...he has spare deliveries to play with

More movement with the changed ball

34.6

Shafiul Islam to KJ O'Brien, no run, laces a strong cover drive when offered some width but picks out the man at cover

End of over 35 (3 runs) Ireland 147/5 (59 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 3.93)
KJ O'Brien    36* (37b 3x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-14-0
AC Botha    10* (19b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-12-0

Back to spin with Abdur Razzak

35.1

Abdur Razzak to Botha, no run, on the stumps and worked out to midwicket

Bangladesh need another wicket here

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Botha, no run, slightly quicker on off stump and defended past slip

35.3

Abdur Razzak to Botha, 1 run, dragged down a little short which allow Botha to punch it off the back foot to long on

35.4

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, no run, round the wicket, tossed up and O'Brien drives to mid-on

35.5

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, stays leg-side of the ball and opens the face to find a gap at cover

35.6

Abdur Razzak to Botha, 1 run, worked from outside off, with the turn, through midwicket...150 for Ireland. Countdown time.

End of over 36 (3 runs) Ireland 150/5 (56 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 4.00)
AC Botha    12* (23b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-30-1
KJ O'Brien    37* (39b 3x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-14-0

36.1

Shafiul Islam to Botha, no run, worked from off the stumps out to midwicket

36.2

Shafiul Islam to Botha, no run, slower ball, Botha comes onto the front foot and he defends into the off side

36.3

Shafiul Islam to Botha, 1 run, very full outside off and he opens the face to guide down to third

36.4

Shafiul Islam to KJ O'Brien, OUT, gone! The game changes again. O'Brien can't believe what he's done. Dragged down by Shafiul, O'Brien's eyes lit up but he pulled it straight down the throat of deep square-leg

KJ O'Brien c sub (Suhrawadi Shuvo) b Shafiul Islam 37 (46m 40b 3x4 1x6) SR: 92.50

It was going so well for Ireland but now the lower order is going to have to get them home. The Bangladesh fans start to believe once again.

Still some batting available for Ireland with John Mooney and Trent Johnston, but no room for any more mistakes

36.5

Shafiul Islam to Mooney, no run, pushed across outside off, Mooney nearly chases it but leaves alone at the last moment

36.6

Shafiul Islam to Mooney, no run, outside off again and left alone

End of over 37 (1 run) Ireland 151/6 (55 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.08, RRR: 4.23)
JF Mooney    0* (2b)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-15-1
AC Botha    13* (26b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-30-1

Shakib continues to make the changes as Naeem Islam returns to the attack

37.1

Naeem Islam to Botha, FOUR, round the wicket, dragged down short and dispatched by Botha who unleashes a strong square cut which whistles to the boundary before the cover sweeper could barely start chasing it

37.2

Naeem Islam to Botha, no run, We have another review. Botha is struck on front of middle and leg as he plays forward. Has it straightened enough? My goodness me, that is as close as a review can come. It's the on-field call by a few millimetres. Nothing in it.

37.3

Naeem Islam to Botha, no run, punched down to mid-on

37.4

Naeem Islam to Botha, no run, on off stump and Botha pushes into the covers

37.5

Naeem Islam to Botha, 1 run, pulled down short this time which gives him to cut out to deep cover

That may have been a five-ball over

End of over 38 (5 runs) Ireland 156/6 (50 runs required from 12.1 overs, RR: 4.12, RRR: 4.10)
AC Botha    18* (31b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    7.5-1-29-0
JF Mooney    0* (2b)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-15-1

38.1

Shafiul Islam to Botha, no run, on off stump and it's pushes back down the pitch...it's been a good spell from Shafiul

38.2

Shafiul Islam to Botha, no run, tight on the stumps and he can't get it past the inner field on the off side

38.3

Shafiul Islam to Botha, 1 run, terrific yorker and well dug out from around leg stump, jabbed down towards mid-off and they scampered a quick single

38.4

Shafiul Islam to Mooney, no run, full outside off stump, Mooney chases it without any footwork and doesn't make contact

38.5

Shafiul Islam to Mooney, 4 leg byes, oh dear oh dear, that's not good for Bangladesh as he loses his line down the leg side and it clips the pad then eludes the keeper

38.6

Shafiul Islam to Mooney, no run, back on off stump and Mooney defends into the off side

End of over 39 (5 runs) Ireland 161/6 (45 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.12, RRR: 4.09)
JF Mooney    0* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-16-1
AC Botha    19* (34b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    7.5-1-29-0

39.1

Naeem Islam to Botha, 3 runs, full on off stump and it's played very late which sends the ball through third man and there's some excellent running

Who believes they can win this match?

39.2

Naeem Islam to Mooney, no run, big appeal but looks like an inside edge on that as he plays forward...yep, bat first

39.3

Naeem Islam to Mooney, no run, defended into the off side, nice line from the offspinner

39.4

Naeem Islam to Mooney, OUT, gone! Another careless shot from an Ireland batsman, but Bangladesh won't care how they get them. Was wide of off stump and he tried to sweep it and only managed to get a bottom edge into the stumps

JF Mooney b Naeem Islam 0 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

More wild celebrations all round. What a game this has been. Not always the best quality cricket, but compelling to watch

Trent Johnston guided Ireland home against Pakistan in 2007...can he do it again here? 42 runs is a long way off at the moment

39.5

Naeem Islam to Johnston, FOUR, not what Bangladesh needed at all...dragged down on leg stump and it's glanced very fine

39.6

Naeem Islam to Johnston, no run, on the stumps and worked out to midwicket

Well, this is breathless stuff and to take you to the conclusion it's back to Sahil

End of over 40 (7 runs) Ireland 168/7 (38 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.20, RRR: 3.80)
DT Johnston    4* (2b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    9-1-36-1
AC Botha    22* (35b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-0-16-1

40.1

Shafiul Islam to Botha, OUT, Shafiul strikes! Huge blow and that could be it, that must be it! The crowd are deafening. Full ball on leg stump and somehow Botha contrived to play around it

AC Botha b Shafiul Islam 22 (55m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

George Dockrell has never done much for Ireland with the bat, now he has the biggest task of his life...

40.2

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, no run, doesn't look like getting close to this. Full and quick, Dockrell poked, but the ball had long since passed him

40.3

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, no run, bat on ball this time, but not a lot of it. Pushed gently to cover. Trent Johnston is going to have to do this alone

40.4

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, no run, play and a miss! Again Dockrell doesn't look entirely sure of what's going on. Slower ball outside off and he was through his shot far too early. I say shot, it was more a poke

40.5

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, no run, prod, poke, fence, Dockrell is playing all his shots here and not connecting with many. Bangladesh need a win and they're almost there

40.6

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, no run, solid defence, finally, but that makes it a wicket maiden. Wonderful over from Shafiul when his team desperately needed it

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) Ireland 168/8 (38 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.09, RRR: 4.22)
GH Dockrell    0* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    6-1-16-2
DT Johnston    4* (2b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    9-1-36-1

Ireland have a batting Powerplay, by the way. This must be the time for it?

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Johnston, no run, careful defence from Johnston, eyeing the ball very suspiciously

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Johnston, 1 run, turned off the pads for a single, but that leaves Dockrell with four deliveries, which can't be great news for the tourists

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Dockrell, no run, Dockrell is barely picking up his bat, instead gently defending

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Dockrell, no run, once again Dockrell is rooted to the crease in defence

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Dockrell, 1 run, Dockrell is away, touch too short from Shakib and it's swung down to deep square

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Johnston, 1 run, ideal for Ireland, Johnston keeps the strike by nudging a single to midwicket. 35 runs will feel like 135 though

End of over 42 (3 runs) Ireland 171/8 (35 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.07, RRR: 4.37)
DT Johnston    6* (5b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-26-2
GH Dockrell    1* (8b)      Shafiul Islam    6-1-16-2

42.1

Shafiul Islam to Johnston, OUT, Shafiul does it again! Johnston has asked for a review but it looks gone, lbw prodding forward to a ball that nipped back. Yes indeed, time to celebrate, the review confirms the wicket. The light is disappearing now for Ireland

DT Johnston lbw b Shafiul Islam 6 (10m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Boyd Rankin has had a miserable day and he needs a miracle to drag Ireland back into this.

42.2

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, 1 run, gets a wide delivery outside off, he bowled a few of those, stabbed away to deep point

42.3

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, 1 run, turned away into space, looked like a couple was on but some chaotic calling meant only a single was taken

42.4

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, no run, outside off stump and left alone. Shakib has cut a very serious figure all day and is ordering his troops around firmly between deliveries

42.5

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, no run, play and a miss outside off

42.6

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, no run, fuller this time, Rankin was hanging back and held his bat a long way out from his body. Didn't look like connecting

End of over 43 (2 runs) Ireland 173/9 (33 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.02, RRR: 4.71)
WB Rankin    1* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    7-1-18-3
GH Dockrell    2* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-26-2

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Dockrell, 1 run, Dockrell gets very deep into his crease to push a single down the ground

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Rankin, no run, again Rankin has played and missed outside off stump. Shakib desperate to finish it off

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Rankin, no run, driven carefully to cover

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Rankin, no run, Bangladesh throwing themselves around the field. Whipped into the leg side but smartly fielded

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Rankin, no run, worked off the toes into the midwicket region

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Rankin, 1 run, finally Rankin picks up a single, fiddling this around the corner

End of over 44 (2 runs) Ireland 175/9 (31 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.97, RRR: 5.16)
WB Rankin    2* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-28-2
GH Dockrell    3* (10b)      Shafiul Islam    7-1-18-3

44.1

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, no run, full from Shafiul, Rankin swishes and misses. Looks every bit the No. 11 he is

44.2

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, no run, hint of swing here for the wild-eyed Shafiul, just tailed back into Rankin late

44.3

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, 1 run, driven, firmly but without much timing and it dribbles wide of cover

44.4

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, 1 wide, slower ball well wide of off stump, too wide for the umpire's liking, in fact

44.4

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, no run, banged in short and it loops slowly over Dockrell

44.5

Shafiul Islam to Dockrell, 1 run, nicely played here, worked off the pads down to deep square leg

44.6

Shafiul Islam to Rankin, OUT, that'll be that! Bangladesh have done it, Shafiul finishes with four as Rankin chips to short midwicket. The crowd go absolutely wild, as well they might. Halfway through the hosts were in big trouble after a shoddy batting performance but their bowlers have pulled off a vital victory

WB Rankin c Junaid Siddique b Shafiul Islam 3 (12m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

Bangladesh win by 27 runs Brave effort from Ireland, proved the value of good Associate teams, they bowled superbly on a wicket tailor-made for their take-the-pace-off bowlers. Bangladesh were hugely disappointing with the bat, especially given the start Tamim gave them. George Dockrell was a star for Ireland with his left-arm-spin but Bangladesh rallied and scrapped hard to pull of the victory. Shafiul Islam finished with four but it was the spinners who took the early wickets to leave Ireland struggling.

Andrew Miller will have a bulletin ready shortly to tell you all about it and we have a gallery to show you all about it.

Tamim Iqbal, who played well before a very soft dismissal has been named man of the match. Bit of a crowd pick that if you ask me.

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End of over 45 (3 runs) Ireland 178/10 (28 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.95, RRR: 5.60)
     Shafiul Islam    8-1-21-4
GH Dockrell    4* (12b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-28-2

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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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