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)

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

England 12/0   MJ Prior 6* (6b 1x4)   Shafiul Islam 1.3-0-10-0

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

England 20/0   MJ Prior 12* (13b 2x4)   Shafiul Islam 2.4-0-17-0

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   AJ Strauss 11* (16b 1x4)   Shafiul Islam 3-0-22-0

6.6

Naeem Islam to Strauss, FOUR, ah, that's a shame, hint of width which allows Strauss to cut again and this time it flies finer through third man

England 31/0   AJ Strauss 15* (22b 2x4)   Naeem Islam 1-0-4-0

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

England 69/3   EJG Morgan 9* (12b 1x4)   Mahmudullah 2.4-0-14-1

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

England 74/3   EJG Morgan 14* (15b 2x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 0.1-0-4-0

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

England 81/3   EJG Morgan 20* (21b 3x4)   Mahmudullah 3.5-0-21-1

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

England 91/3   EJG Morgan 26* (25b 4x4)   Mahmudullah 4.3-0-27-1

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

England 98/3   EJG Morgan 32* (28b 5x4)   Rubel Hossain 3.1-0-9-0

27.1

Rubel Hossain to Trott, FOUR, great timing...a touch short from Rubel and it's just a flick off his hip from Trott, bisected fine leg and deep square at pace. Trott's first boundary

England 108/3   IJL Trott 33* (54b 1x4)   Rubel Hossain 4.1-0-14-0

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

England 118/3   EJG Morgan 37* (40b 6x4)   Naeem Islam 6.3-0-27-1

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

England 123/3   EJG Morgan 41* (47b 7x4)   Rubel Hossain 5.5-0-20-0

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)   Shafiul Islam 7-0-41-0

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Trott, FOUR, too short again from Shakib, how many times has he been too short today!? Trott needs no second invitation to whip through midwicket and times it well enough to beat a tumbling effort on the boundary

England 168/4   IJL Trott 59* (87b 2x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 6.3-0-33-0

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Swann, FOUR, that's the way to do it...first ball Swann brings out the reverse hit over cover, connects well and collects the first boundary of the Powerplay

England 187/5   GP Swann 4* (1b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-44-1

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

England 193/5   RS Bopara 14* (20b 1x4)   Abdur Razzak 9.3-2-27-1

45.5

Rubel Hossain to Swann, FOUR, doesn't pitch again, Swann backs away to give himself room and thumps it well over mid-off

England 206/6   GP Swann 10* (5b 2x4)   Rubel Hossain 6.5-0-28-0

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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