ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 5th match, Qualifying Group

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh won by 101 runs

1.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, the ball died slightly on its way through to the keeper past the batsman who left that well alone

1.2

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that one died again, with a bit more movement away from the lefthander

1.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good areas from Ireland and that one sailed through this time

1.4

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, the ball died once more and Saleh was quick to shoulder arms and leave that be

1.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, more of the same, the ball angling across the lefthander and once more he perfects his leave

1.6

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, ooh, that one kept a bit low and the batsman jabbed at that one but he left it as it went away from him

Bangladesh 0/0   AJ Ireland 1-1-0-0

3.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, More bounce for this one - but only comparatively, it's still pretty low - hitting the dry section of the pitch and that leaves the batsman and finds the keeper

3.2

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Ooh, uppish drive dropped by a diving Chigumbura in the covers. A difficult chance, low and to his right, and he got a hand to it but the chance went down.

3.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, wide of off-stump

3.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 no ball, an overstepped no-ball follows the wide

3.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, better from Ireland, pushed up and that's guided easily into the covers

3.4

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone, excellent areas

3.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left that one alone again, and that's a great seam position, stable and the ball arcs gently away from the lefthander

3.6

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, wider from the bowler and the batsman cracks a delicious cut but straight to point where it's leapt on and smothered

Bangladesh 9/0   AJ Ireland 2-1-2-0

5.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended into the covers

5.2

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended on the back foot this time

5.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, Straight drive is cut off by the man at mid-off who slides at full stretch. Typically good fielding from Zimbabwe, this

5.4

Ireland to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, squeezed into the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on

5.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, strays right down leg

5.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed right up there and that's defended into the covers

5.6

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the button and that's quickly defended by the batsman just outside the off stump

Bangladesh 12/1   AJ Ireland 3-1-5-0

7.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, whipped off the hips on the front foot and that races through the square-leg boundary

7.2

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended this time

7.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, banged in but that one doesn't get up - there's really not a lot of pace in this pitch at all - and the batsman has time to defend that on the back foot

7.4

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, hit out square to the boundary where it's winged back in

7.5

Ireland to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, a bit wayward down the leg side and that's tucked away with the batsman taking his bottom hand off the bat on the follow-through of that shot

7.6

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, ooh, too straight from the bowler and the batsman is quickly onto that one helping it round to right behind him

Bangladesh 22/1   AJ Ireland 4-1-15-0

9.1

Ireland to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, strangled down the leg-side and that's really very well held by Taylor, diving low to his left and getting his left glove underneath it to scoop it up. That's a good decision from the umpire to match; the batsman just getting a shade of glove on it. Zimbabwe's tails are up pretty early on indeed

Aftab Ahmed c †Taylor b Ireland 3 (20m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

9.2

Ireland to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, straight and the batsman isn't sure what to do with that so he leaves it and it crashes into him

9.3

Ireland to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, squeezed off his hips and that one goes square

9.4

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, ooh, lovely delivery just moving away a little but from the lefthander who's in all sorts of difficulties and somehow fails to get an edge on it. Ireland asking all the questions here and Bangladesh don't have many answers

9.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, whipped to fine leg where it's comfortably picked up and returned

9.6

Ireland to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, scrambled single

Bangladesh 29/2   AJ Ireland 5-1-18-1

11.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, jabs bat down on a length ball that keeps low, this is a slow, tough wicket to play shots on

11.2

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, wide once more and Taylor takes

11.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, too much width and Nafees climbs into a great cut behind square

11.4

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, guided to gully

11.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, too much width from the strawberry blond, needs to keep that line tight

11.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Dropped onto the legside, Nafees once a single to Gary Brent but gets sent back - Brent shies and misses, would have been out

11.6

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, guided to gully again, Ireland looking tired as his radar begins to mis-fire

Bangladesh 40/2   AJ Ireland 6-1-23-1

42.1

Ireland to Habibul Bashar, no run, in the block hole, pace man back and doing the stuff straight away

42.2

Ireland to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, full outside off driven to third man

42.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, watchfully played to midwicket

42.4

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, no run, hits the fielder at cover

42.5

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, low full toss, hit to deep square takes him to 99

42.6

Ireland to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, strong hit over mid on and one bounce into the crowd

Bangladesh 188/3   AJ Ireland 7-1-29-1

44.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, full and straight and clipped like a king through midwicket

44.2

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, he's picking his spots now, finding the space at wide fine leg by moving across his stumps

44.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, whacked out to deep midwicket, already seven off the over

44.4

Ireland to Farhad Reza, no run, wide of off stump, lucky not to be called, plays and misses

44.5

Ireland to Farhad Reza, OUT, more width, another swing but can only find the bottom of the bat and it loops to extra cover. Tough pitch to come in and smash it around on - he's made a duck

Farhad Reza c Utseya b Ireland 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

44.6

Ireland to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, width again, but this time the batsman finds the middle and gives it a meaty thump to the gap at extra cover

Bangladesh 198/5   AJ Ireland 8-1-38-2

49.1

Ireland to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, chopped out to deep point

49.2

Ireland to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, full and clubbed past the bowler with an extraordinary piece of improvisation - good fielding though

49.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, width and slapped to cover for one

49.4

Ireland to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, more width and a swipe over point

49.5

Ireland to Mohammad Rafique, 1 leg bye, that Strauss shot again but it hits his pad and the bowler can't stop them taking the run

49.6

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, last ball is smeared to midwicket and that's it for Bangladesh

Bangladesh 231/6   AJ Ireland 9-1-45-2
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Photos

Oct 13, 2006

Saqibul Hasan plucks off a superb catch off his own bowling to dismiss Elton Chigumbura, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, October 13, 2006

Saqibul Hasan plucks off a superb catch to dismiss Elton Chigumbura

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Oct 13, 2006

The Bangladesh players walk off after a job well done, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, October 13, 2006

The Bangladesh players walk off after a job well done

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