ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 28th match, Group B

Bangladesh v England

Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

38.5

Naeem Islam to Bopara, no run, Bopara watches the spin and prods it around the corner

38.6

Naeem Islam to Bopara, 1 run, touch short means the ball sits up and allows Bopara to punch a single down the ground and steal the strike

England 163/4   RS Bopara 1* (2b)

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, no run, driven firmly but straight to cover

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, 1 run, more air from Shakib here and Bopara's flowing drive heads out to deep cover. They think about two but neither are great runners

England 164/4   RS Bopara 2* (4b)

40.2

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, no run, defended to the on side

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, no run, pushed into the covers

40.4

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, no run, good stuff, fired in at leg stump and played to the leg side

40.5

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, 1 run, touch short outside off, Bopara opens the face and forces it square through the covers

England 173/4   RS Bopara 3* (8b)

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, no run, plays round his front pad into the leg side

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, 1 run, pushed down to long on

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, no run, walks around his crease but ends up being taken on he pad

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, 1 run, is this out? Trott struggling to make his ground again, but the throw is poor and with a stretch he makes it. Bopara had given himself room to drive through the off side, but rifled it straight at cover. A good throw and Trott was gone

England 178/4   RS Bopara 5* (12b)

42.1

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, 1 run, driven down to long off

42.6

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, 1 run, moves around the crease but just tickles it to short fine leg

England 181/4   RS Bopara 7* (14b)

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, no run, goes for a big sweep but the ball turns outside off and he's nowhere near it

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, no run, gives himself room to drive but, for the third time, picks out cover

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, 1 run, down the pitch but Shakib saw him coming and pulled his length back, all Bopara could do was tap a single to midwicket

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Bopara, 1 run, drives out to cover

England 183/5   RS Bopara 9* (18b)

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, 1 run, backs away to leg and yet again finds the fielder on the edge of the cover ring

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, FOUR, finally manages to get one through the covers, did well to connect well enough as it didn't bounce much but it was very short and gave Bopara plenty of time

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, 2 runs, lofted straight down the ground and Swann is quickly back to the non-striker's end

44.5

Abdur Razzak to Bopara, OUT, another goes in the Powerplay...Bopara's struggle is over as he backs away and slaps it straight to cover. He couldn't play the finishing role today

RS Bopara c Naeem Islam b Abdur Razzak 16 (22m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

England 195/6   RS Bopara 16 (22b 1x4)

Photos

Mar 11, 2011

Umpire Daryl Harper makes a decision, Bangladesh v England, World Cup 2011, Group B, Chittagong, March 11, 2011

Umpire Daryl Harper makes a decision

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Mar 11, 2011

Shafiul Islam kept calm to see Bangladesh to victory, Bangladesh v England, World Cup 2011, Group B, Chittagong, March 11, 2011

Shafiul Islam kept calm to see Bangladesh to victory

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