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)

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 wide, begins with a wide down the leg side...a gentle loosener

0.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, on leg stump, a hint of swing but it's easily flicked out to deep square leg

0.2

Shafiul Islam to Prior, no run, that's a good one, Prior is beaten by one which straightens from outside off stump and draws the batsman into a loose push

0.3

Shafiul Islam to Prior, no run, beauty! Two in two, but this one was better. Started closer to the stumps and held its line to zip past the outside edge. Squared up Prior completely

0.4

Shafiul Islam to Prior, no run, fuller and wider outside off which allows Prior to leave alone

0.5

Shafiul Islam to Prior, 1 run, back of a length outside off, driven square towards backward point who can't stop it cleanly despite a good dive

0.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, worked off middle and leg to the man at deep square

England 4/0   Shafiul Islam 1-0-4-0

2.1

Shafiul Islam to Prior, 1 run, leans forward and opens the face to guide the ball through backward point...looks for two but third man is round quickly

2.2

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, full outside off, drives and gets a thickish out edge down to third man

2.3

Shafiul Islam to Prior, FOUR, hint of width and it's met with a flowing square drive which races between point and cover...that will make Prior feel better

2.4

Shafiul Islam to Prior, no run, tighter to off stump, Prior onto the front foot and pushed down to mid-on

2.5

Shafiul Islam to Prior, no run, full on off stump and pushed firmly towards the bowler...playing with the full face is key for Prior

2.6

Shafiul Islam to Prior, no run, full on middle and off, pushed to mid-on...a decent finish to the cover

England 12/0   Shafiul Islam 2-0-10-0

4.1

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, 1 run, short on leg stump and it's tucked neatly out to deep square

4.2

Shafiul Islam to Prior, no run, back of a length on off stump and Prior defends back to the bowler

4.3

Shafiul Islam to Prior, 2 runs, a touch straight this time, Prior works it through midwicket

4.4

Shafiul Islam to Prior, FOUR, that's a lovely shot, a long half volley which Prior leans into and drives it perfectly through the covers...that's how he plays in Test cricket

4.5

Shafiul Islam to Prior, 1 run, pushed towards leg stump, trying to compensate, and it's worked down to long leg

4.6

Shafiul Islam to Strauss, FOUR, edged! Strauss loses control as he drives but no second slip in place, although it may have been wide of him, and it beats third man to cross the rope

England 25/0   Shafiul Islam 3-0-22-0

30.1

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, bustles in energetically as always but the line is wide and Trott drives to cover

30.2

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, Trott tries to steer this behind point but finds the man

30.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, happily picked off to deep square, it's rare Trott misses out on his legs

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

30.5

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, slower ball around off stump which Trott spots but can only pat to cover

30.6

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, stabbed into the ground and it bounces up over Shafiul's out-stretched hand for one

England 126/3   Shafiul Islam 4-0-25-0

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

32.2

Shafiul Islam to Trott, no run, Trott times a fuller ball very firmly down the ground to mid-off

32.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, Trott on the walk, ambling up the crease before prodding to point and haring a single

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   Shafiul Islam 5-0-27-0

34.1

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, this keeps a touch low and with Trott sitting on the back foot he had to hurriedly stab it out on the leg side

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

34.4

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, Trott solidly pushes a single down the ground. What a contrasting pair these two are

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   Shafiul Islam 6-0-32-0

36.1

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, Shafiul has found a decent rhythm here, landing another yorker that Trott squeezes to midwicket

36.2

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

36.3

Shafiul Islam to Trott, 1 run, full and straight ball meets a full and straight bat to milk down to long-on

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   Shafiul Islam 7-0-41-0

48.1

Shafiul Islam to Shahzad, OUT, gone! full, straight, Shahzad had a swing and missed. Superb finish to the innings for Bangladesh. Not very clever from Shahzad

A Shahzad b Shafiul Islam 1 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

48.2

Shafiul Islam to Anderson, no run, cracker first up, moves away past Anderson's outside edge...too good for the No. 11

48.3

Shafiul Islam to Anderson, 1 wide, pushed across well wide of off stump and that'll be an extra

48.3

Shafiul Islam to Anderson, no run, beaten again outside off, top stuff from Shafiul

48.4

Shafiul Islam to Anderson, no run, beaten again...three times in the over, very full and it reverses past the outside edge

48.5

Shafiul Islam to Anderson, 1 run, superb delivery, a full, late, reverse swinger which Anderson someone edges down to third man

48.6

Shafiul Islam to Collingwood, no run, excellent finish...it's full and wide, Collingwood tries to jab it away but is beaten and they can't steal a bye. Then, quite oddly, the umpire's decide to ask to check with the third umpire. It can't be a Bangladesh review as they had none left, but it looks like they were persuaded to check

England 219/9   Shafiul Islam 8-0-43-1

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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