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)

16.5

Mahmudullah to Morgan, no run, Morgan carefully defends his first ball back to the bowler

16.6

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, with a flick of the wrists, Morgan is away, turning this around the corner to keep the strike

England 54/3   EJG Morgan 1* (2b)

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Morgan, no run, hint of leading edge here back to the bowler

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Morgan, no run, good lines from Razzak, nothing on offer for Morgan and he pats back to the bowler

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Morgan, 1 run, flipped around the corner to get Trott on strike. Already Morgan finding the gaps better than Bell did

England 55/3   EJG Morgan 2* (5b)

18.1

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, excellent work from Morgan, skips down and drives firmly. Only a diving stop at mid-on saved a boundary

18.4

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan whips his hands over the ball to send it around the corner

18.6

Mahmudullah to Morgan, no run, Morgan wanted a single but was quickly sent back as an inside edge ran towards fine leg

England 59/3   EJG Morgan 4* (8b)

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Morgan, 1 run, hint of width is enough for Morgan to unfurl a cut shot, which he doesn't time all that well

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Morgan, no run, this runs off the inside edge into the midwicket region

England 64/3   EJG Morgan 5* (10b)

20.3

Mahmudullah to Morgan, no run, round the wicket, on middle and defended off the inside edge to the leg side

20.4

Mahmudullah to Morgan, FOUR, finally some intent and no surprise it's from Morgan as he uses his feet and lofts this over midwicket

20.5

Mahmudullah to Morgan, no run, defended to the off side

20.6

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, cut away towards backward point and he keeps the strike

England 70/3   EJG Morgan 10* (14b 1x4)

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, FOUR, greeted by a lovely lofted off drive from Morgan, just opened the face and lifted the ball over mid-off and it almost carried for six

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, touch quicker and flatter, defended back to the bowler

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, worked from outside off down to long on

England 75/3   EJG Morgan 15* (17b 2x4)

22.1

Mahmudullah to Morgan, no run, on the back foot, opens the face but doesn't risk a single to backward point

22.2

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, tossed up from round the wicket, pushed into the covers for a tight single as Trott has to get a wriggle on

22.4

Mahmudullah to Morgan, no run, fuller on off stump, Morgan caught on the back foot but is able to defend

22.5

Mahmudullah to Morgan, FOUR, more excellent footwork from Morgan as he skips down the pitch outside off then chips expertly over midwicket with sweet enough timing to beat long on

22.6

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, cut out to the deep cover sweeper

England 82/3   EJG Morgan 21* (22b 3x4)

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, takes this from well outside off stump into a gap in the leg side...he works the field so well

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, takes the pad into the off side

England 86/3   EJG Morgan 22* (24b 3x4)

24.3

Mahmudullah to Morgan, FOUR, dragged down short and Morgan is so quickly into position as he pulls it all along the ground through midwicket

24.4

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, tucked off leg stump to short fine leg

24.6

Mahmudullah to Morgan, 1 run, is this the breakthrough? Trott struggling to make his ground as Morgan calls for a quick single to cover. Gee, it's mighty close. A missing frame job. He just made it. But it was very tight.

England 94/3   EJG Morgan 28* (27b 4x4)

25.1

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, FOUR, edged! good start from Rubel as Morgan pushes outside off but it didn't quite carry to the keeper then eluded his grasp. Races down to third man

25.2

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, 1 wide, loses his line down the leg side

25.2

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, full on the stumps, driven firmly back to the bowler

25.3

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, full on off stump, driven sweetly but straight to cover

25.4

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, nicely bowled on middle and off, defended back to Rubel

25.5

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, tight on middle, nothing for Morgan to work with and he defends to cover

25.6

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, ooh, offered some width but he slashes and misses - undone by a lack of bounce

England 99/3   EJG Morgan 32* (33b 5x4)

26.2

Naeem Islam to Morgan, no run, round the wicket, on middle, pushed out to midwicket

26.3

Naeem Islam to Morgan, 1 run, pulled down short, there was some turn but very slow and Morgan easily works it into the square-leg area

England 101/3   EJG Morgan 33* (35b 5x4)

27.3

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, ooh, well bowled, he cuts Morgan in half with one that nips back off the seam to the left hander

27.4

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, defended into the off side

27.5

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, 2 leg byes, uses his feet and is taken on the pad, half an appeal but it's outside leg stump and the result is a couple of leg byes to fine leg

27.6

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, pushed into the covers

England 111/3   EJG Morgan 33* (39b 5x4)

28.3

Naeem Islam to Morgan, FOUR, brings out the sweep, gets a bottom edge which goes very fine and despite a hard chase the fielder can't pull it in

28.4

Naeem Islam to Morgan, no run, defended into the leg side

28.5

Naeem Islam to Morgan, no run, on off stump, defended again

28.6

Naeem Islam to Morgan, no run, tries to cut but can't beat pont

England 118/3   EJG Morgan 37* (43b 6x4)

29.2

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, opens the face and plays to backward point

29.3

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, big appeal, Morgan plays across the line and misses but it may have pitched outside leg and they don't review...it was the right decision

29.4

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, tight line on off stump, Morgan can't beat backward point

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, FOUR, uses his feet, meets it on the full and finds the gap between cover and mid-off with superb timing...more excellent placement from Morgan. This is a gem of an innings

29.6

Rubel Hossain to Morgan, no run, drives again and finds mid-off

England 123/3   EJG Morgan 41* (48b 7x4)

30.4

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, 1 run, touch too short and enough width for Morgan to steer a cut shot to deep third man

England 125/3   EJG Morgan 42* (49b 7x4)

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, Morgan on the reverse, big wind up as always but he too doesn't quite time it

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 2 runs, with men set behind square for the reverse Morgan has a big gap in front of square to thump a couple into

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, and this time with the softest of hands he runs a single to point

England 130/3   EJG Morgan 45* (52b 7x4)

32.1

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, 1 run, bit of grunt from Shafiul as he delivers and it slides off the face down to third man

32.4

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, no run, big wind up from Morgan, looked like he wanted to flip into the leg side, but the line was too close to off and he had to defend

32.5

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, no run, good yorker here, Shafiul bustling in as usual but finding a good line this time

32.6

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, no run, very tight line cramps Morgan for room and it can only be patted back to the bowler

England 134/3   EJG Morgan 46* (56b 7x4)

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan is timing the ball so well these chip shots are almost dangerous, it flies two-bounces out to the man at deep midwicket

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 2 runs, sloppy from Bangladesh, misfield at cover turns a dot into two. Just a dangerous period for the home side here, they're letting a very good start be undone

England 139/3   EJG Morgan 49* (58b 7x4)

34.2

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, no run, flash and a miss outside off stump! It was up there to drive but Morgan, one away from 50, missed it

34.3

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, 1 run, fifty for Morgan, his 11th and, in the circumstances, one of the best. Coming off the back of a flight from England he's sauntered into a tense World Cup encounter on a sluggish pitch and played dreamily

34.5

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, no run, exchange of words from the fiery Shafiul and flinty Morgan. Strange to see Morgan drawn into any of that. It was a full ball that came off an inside edge back to Shafiul who fielded in his follow through

34.6

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, 2 runs, ah, very calmly done. After the words last delivery no hint of anything but clear thinking and Morgan coolly flicks wide of deep midwicket

England 144/3   EJG Morgan 52* (62b 7x4)

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, tossed up a touch here and invited Morgan down the wicket to flick just wide of midwicket

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, Morgan gets forward to defends

England 147/3   EJG Morgan 53* (64b 7x4)

36.2

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, 1 run, deftly worked off the face to third man

36.4

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, 2 runs, nicely done from the batsman, couple of steps down the wicket before flicking around the corner

36.5

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, no run, good slower ball deceives Morgan enough to force a defence

36.6

Shafiul Islam to Morgan, FOUR, precise timing, precise placement, wonderful shot. Very easily flicked off the legs wide of deep midwicket for four. Shafiul looks despondent but not much wrong from him

England 156/3   EJG Morgan 60* (68b 8x4)

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, no run, blocked carefully off the front foot

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 2 runs, too short and a touch too much width, allows Morgan to hammer a cut to deep point

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Morgan, 1 run, another chip shot flipped up over the infield towards midwicket

England 160/3   EJG Morgan 63* (71b 8x4)

38.4

Naeem Islam to Morgan, OUT, magic for Bangladesh! Brilliant catch has brought them back into the game. Imrul Kayes running in from deep fine leg and diving to scoop the ball inches from the turf. Morgan got just too much top-edge on a sweep and it was enough to end a mighty comeback innings

EJG Morgan c Imrul Kayes b Naeem Islam 63 (84m 72b 8x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

England 162/4   EJG Morgan 63 (72b 8x4)

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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