Bangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands, 2012 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Ireland T20I Series - 1st T20I

Ireland v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 71 runs

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, no run, outside offstump and hit to extra cover

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, 1 run, dropped down in front of point and quick running

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Stirling, 1 leg bye, looks to clip the ball off the legs and misses it.

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, SIX, its outside offstump and Porterfield lifts the ball over the cover boundary. Great shot

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, no run, played to short mid-wicket. He misfields but they turn down the run

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, 1 wide, slower ball but it goes down legside

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, 1 run, strays onto the legstump and clipped to square leg

End of over 1 (10 runs) Ireland 10/0 (181 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 9.52)
WTS Porterfield    8* (5b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-9-0
PR Stirling    0* (1b)     

1.1

Abul Hasan to Porterfield, FOUR, clipped over the top of mid-wicket and it just beat the fielder to the boundary

1.2

Abul Hasan to Porterfield, SIX, top edge from the Ireland captain and it flies to the rope over the keepers head

1.3

Abul Hasan to Porterfield, FOUR, short ball this time and Portfield is onto it in a flash and pulls it to the square leg boundary

1.4

Abul Hasan to Porterfield, no run, drops the ball into the offside and looks for the run.

1.5

Abul Hasan to Porterfield, no run, looks to drive the ball through the covers but doesnt quite time it

1.6

Abul Hasan to Porterfield, 1 run, clips the ball off the pads and runs. Short leg picks up the ball and throws at the wicket. Stirling is well home

End of over 2 (15 runs) Ireland 25/0 (166 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 12.50, RRR: 9.22)
WTS Porterfield    23* (11b 2x4 2x6)      Abul Hasan    1-0-15-0
PR Stirling    0* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-9-0

2.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Porterfield, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to deep mid-wicket

2.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, 2 runs, looks to drive the ball over cover. Doesnt time it and goes over point in the air

2.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man and its an easy single

2.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Porterfield, no run, looks to pull and misses

2.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Porterfield, 1 run, drops the ball in front of point and they run a quick single

2.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, no run, looks to play the big shot over the top and misses. Stirling is lucky not to get stumped

Spin from both ends now.

End of over 3 (5 runs) Ireland 30/0 (161 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 9.47)
PR Stirling    3* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0
WTS Porterfield    25* (14b 2x4 2x6)      Abul Hasan    1-0-15-0

3.1

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, 1 run, hits the ball in the air just back past the bowler. Long-on fields

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, goes down an one knee and cuts the ball to cover

3.3

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, 1 run, wants to go back and pull the ball, its not there to hit and goes to long-off instead

3.4

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, OUT, Porterfield comes down the wicket and misses the ball. He is stumped by miles. He was looking good till then

WTS Porterfield st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 26 (15m 16b 2x4 2x6) SR: 162.50

3.5

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, gets on the front foot and hits the ball to short mid-wicket

3.6

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 2 runs, pulls the ball to deep square leg and they run two quickly. Good stop by the fielder on the boundary

End of over 4 (4 runs) Ireland 34/1 (157 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.50, RRR: 9.81)
EC Joyce    2* (2b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-4-1
PR Stirling    4* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0

4.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, no run, pulled round the corner but straight to short leg

4.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, OUT, looks to hit the ball to mid-off and takes a quick single, the throw comes in and hits the stumps. Stirling is out by a yard. Poor running there.

PR Stirling run out 4 (18m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 1 run, clipped off the pads to square leg

4.4

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, outside offstump and left alone

4.5

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, hits him on the pads and there is a big shout but the umpire says no

4.6

Shakib Al Hasan to NJ O'Brien, no run, looks to turn it into the offside and misses the ball

End of over 5 (1 run) Ireland 35/2 (156 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 10.40)
NJ O'Brien    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0
EC Joyce    3* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-4-1

5.1

Mahmudullah to Joyce, no run, hits the ball to cover and there is no run

5.2

Mahmudullah to Joyce, no run, hits the same fielder again

5.3

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 2 runs, hits the ball over the top of the extra cover fielder

5.4

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 3 wides, down legside and the fielder cant stop it

5.4

Mahmudullah to Joyce, no run, looking for the quick single into the offside but the run wasnt there

5.5

Mahmudullah to Joyce, no run, hits the ball to the extra cover fielder

5.6

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run, hits the ball through the covers and they run quickly

End of over 6 (6 runs) Ireland 41/2 (150 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.83, RRR: 10.71)
EC Joyce    6* (9b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-6-0
NJ O'Brien    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0

6.1

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 1 wide, down legside

6.1

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 1 run, played off the legs through square leg. Joyce wants 2 but is wisely sent back

6.2

Abdur Razzak to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, reverse sweep from Niall gets him a quick run

6.3

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, dropped into the offside but there is no run there

6.4

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, no run, goes for the big hit over the top but it isnt timed and goes back up the pitch

6.5

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 1 leg bye, looks to sweep and doesnt connect

Last over was only 5 balls

End of over 7 (4 runs) Ireland 45/2 (146 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.42, RRR: 11.23)
EC Joyce    7* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-1
NJ O'Brien    1* (4b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-6-0

7.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Joyce, no run, hits back to the bowler

7.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Joyce, 3 runs, hits it to cow corner and is just stopped before the ropes. Thats good fielding

7.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to NJ O'Brien, no run, played to cover

7.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to NJ O'Brien, SIX, hit high over the square leg boundary and it goes into the trees. They have lost the ball

7.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to NJ O'Brien, 1 run, clipped to the deep square leg boundary

7.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Joyce, 1 run, hits it high into the legside and it drops safely

End of over 8 (11 runs) Ireland 56/2 (135 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 11.25)
EC Joyce    11* (16b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-20-0
NJ O'Brien    8* (7b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-1

8.1

Elias Sunny to Joyce, no run, looks to sweep the ball and misses

8.2

Elias Sunny to Joyce, OUT, looks to pull the ball over the square leg boundary and doesnt quite time it. Ashraful takes an easy catch

EC Joyce c Mohammad Ashraful b Elias Sunny 11 (18m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

8.3

Elias Sunny to NJ O'Brien, OUT, the ball goes through Niall and its a smart bit of fielding to stump him. Hattrick ball to come

NJ O'Brien st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Elias Sunny 8 (16m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

8.4

Elias Sunny to Wilson, no run, gets forward and defends into the offside

8.5

Elias Sunny to Wilson, no run, knocks the ball back down the wicket

8.6

Elias Sunny to Wilson, no run, defends forward and thats a double wicket maiden for Sunny

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Ireland 56/4 (135 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.22, RRR: 12.27)
GC Wilson    0* (3b)      Elias Sunny    1-1-0-2
KJ O'Brien    0* (0b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-20-0

9.1

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, no run, defends forward

9.2

Abdur Razzak to KJ O'Brien, OUT, and another wicket goes down. Kevin played forward to the ball and it spun past the bat and hit the wicket. Ireland are in big trouble now!

KJ O'Brien b Abdur Razzak 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Mooney, 1 wide, down legside

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Mooney, no run, hit to short mid-wicket and there is no run

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Mooney, no run, hits to mid-wicket and again there is no run

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Mooney, no run, tries to sweep the ball and misses

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Mooney, no run, looks to play the reverse sweep and doesnt time it again. What a couple of overs from Bangladesh

End of over 10 (1 run) Ireland 57/5 (134 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.70, RRR: 13.40)
JF Mooney    0* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-2
GC Wilson    0* (3b)      Elias Sunny    1-1-0-2

10.1

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, hits the ball to the cover sweeper

10.2

Elias Sunny to Mooney, 1 run, comes down the wicket and plays the ball to long-on

10.3

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, clipped off the legs down to long leg

10.4

Elias Sunny to Mooney, OUT, Sunny gets another one. Mooney plays forward to the ball and it turns past the bat and hits the wickets. Its turning into a Sunny day for Bangladesh

JF Mooney b Elias Sunny 1 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

10.5

Elias Sunny to Cusack, no run, looks to guide the ball through third man but cant beat the fielder

10.6

Elias Sunny to Cusack, no run, hits Cusack on the pads but it was going down legside.

End of over 11 (3 runs) Ireland 60/6 (131 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.45, RRR: 14.55)
AR Cusack    0* (2b)      Elias Sunny    2-1-3-3
GC Wilson    2* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-2

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, no run, gets down the pitch and hits it into the offside

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, no run, looks to sweep the ball but misses

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, no run, goes for the reverse sweep and misses

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, no run, looks to cut the ball but it goes straight to point

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, 1 run, gets a better conection this time and it goes to the cover sweeper

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Cusack, no run, pitched up again and Cusack can only hit it into the gully

End of over 12 (1 run) Ireland 61/6 (130 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.08, RRR: 16.25)
AR Cusack    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-9-2
GC Wilson    3* (10b)      Elias Sunny    2-1-3-3

12.1

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, clipped into the legside and they run an easy single

12.2

Elias Sunny to Cusack, no run, looks to sweep and misses, its death by spin here

12.3

Elias Sunny to Cusack, 1 run, hits down to long-off and they run through

12.4

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, swept round the corner and its an easy single

12.5

Elias Sunny to Cusack, no run, clipped off the hips and Cusack wants a single and its not there

12.6

Elias Sunny to Cusack, OUT, there goes another one. Cusack looks to pull the ball through mid-wicket. He misses and Sunny hits. Ireland are going to do well to bat out the 20 overs here

AR Cusack b Elias Sunny 1 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

End of over 13 (3 runs) Ireland 64/7 (127 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.92, RRR: 18.14)
     Elias Sunny    3-1-6-4
GC Wilson    5* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-9-2

13.1

Abul Hasan to Wilson, no run, hit straight to mid-off

13.2

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, guided down to third man

13.3

Abul Hasan to Johnston, no run, outside offstump and goes through to the keeper

13.4

Abul Hasan to Johnston, 3 runs, hits high over point and they get three runs due to a misfield

13.5

Abul Hasan to Wilson, no run, hits the ball into the covers and there is no run

13.6

Abul Hasan to Wilson, no run, looks to cut the ball and misses

Sunny's last over here!

End of over 14 (4 runs) Ireland 68/7 (123 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.85, RRR: 20.50)
GC Wilson    6* (16b)      Abul Hasan    2-0-19-0
DT Johnston    3* (2b)      Elias Sunny    3-1-6-4

14.1

Elias Sunny to Johnston, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler.

14.2

Elias Sunny to Johnston, FOUR, goes down on one knee and pulls the ball to the square leg boundary

14.3

Elias Sunny to Johnston, OUT, Sunny gets his five for! Johnston goes for the same shot again and Razzak takes an easy catch on the rope

DT Johnston c Abdur Razzak b Elias Sunny 7 (5m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

14.4

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 2 runs, gets an eage past the keeper and they run two quickly

14.5

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, clipped off the legs and they run through

14.6

Elias Sunny to Sorensen, no run, hits the ball into the covers and there is no run

End of over 15 (7 runs) Ireland 75/8 (116 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 23.20)
MC Sorensen    0* (1b)      Elias Sunny    4-1-13-5
GC Wilson    9* (18b)      Abul Hasan    2-0-19-0

15.1

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 2 runs, gets the edge and takes past the keeper

15.2

Abul Hasan to Wilson, no run, looks to drive the ball and cant get it past the mid-off fielder

15.3

Abul Hasan to Wilson, FOUR, its pitched up and driven over the covers. Too little to late you feel here

15.4

Abul Hasan to Wilson, no run, its a straighter ball and Wilson can only defend it forward

15.5

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, looks to pull the ball and it land safe just in front of Shakib at square leg

15.6

Abul Hasan to Sorensen, 1 run, played into the legside and they run through

End of over 16 (8 runs) Ireland 83/8 (108 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.18, RRR: 27.00)
MC Sorensen    1* (2b)      Abul Hasan    3-0-27-0
GC Wilson    16* (23b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    4-1-13-5

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sorensen, 1 run, pulls the ball to deep square leg

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, no run, hits it back to the bowler

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, no run, looks to paddle the ball but doesnt hit it. The keeper catches the ball and he appeals, no one else does

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, SIX, pulls it over cow corner and into the trees. Good shot from Wilson

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, hits the ball to the cover sweeper

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sorensen, no run, guided down to the point fielder

End of over 17 (8 runs) Ireland 91/8 (100 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.35, RRR: 33.33)
MC Sorensen    2* (4b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-0
GC Wilson    23* (27b 1x4 1x6)      Abul Hasan    3-0-27-0

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, FOUR, cut through the vacant slips and to the ropes. Its getting very very dark out there

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, 2 runs, driven to long-off and the fielder takes a while to pick up the ball so they get too

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, no run, looks to pull the ball but misses it

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, 1 run, drives the ball back back past the bowler. It hits the stumps at the non-strikers end and goes to long-on

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, no run, looks to pull the ball but misses it. It hits him on the pads, there is an appeal but the umpire says no. Probably too dark for him to see it.

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, 1 run, its outside offstump and is cut to the cover sweeper

End of over 18 (8 runs) Ireland 99/8 (92 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 46.00)
MC Sorensen    3* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-28-0
GC Wilson    30* (31b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sorensen, no run, swing and a miss outside offstump

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sorensen, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it through the covers

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, FOUR, driven through the covers and Ashraful dives but cant stop it getting to the ropes

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, drives the ball through the covers

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sorensen, SIX, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it over the man at long-off

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Sorensen, no run, tries it again and misses

End of over 19 (12 runs) Ireland 111/8 (80 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.84, RRR: 80.00)
MC Sorensen    10* (10b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-26-0
GC Wilson    35* (33b 3x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-28-0

19.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, 1 run, driven down to long-off

19.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, 1 run, looks to pull the ball and gets an under edge. The keeper fields it well

19.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, FOUR, cuts the ball in the air over the top of point

19.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, 1 run, hits the ball in the air but drops in front of deep mid-wicket

19.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, no run, outside offstump and Sorensen misses with the cut. Last ball coming up

19.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, 1 run, plays the ball to deep mid-wicket and they jog through. Bangladesh win by 71 runs

Bangladesh where worthy winners of the match today. Tamim and Shakib got Bangladesh off to a good start and it was carried on further down the order. 190 was always going to be a tough target for Ireland to reach and they really struggled once bangladesh started bowling spin.

Elias Sunny has just been named man of the match for his bowling figures of 5-13. Thats the best bowling performance by a Bangladesh player in T20 internationals. Ireland lost too many wickets to put up a real challenge, so Bangladesh now go 1-0 up in this three match series.

Luckly we do not have too long to wait as the next game is going to be on Friday. So please join me then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a very cloudy Belfast. Goodnight.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Ireland 119/8 (72 runs required)
MC Sorensen    12* (13b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-36-0
GC Wilson    41* (36b 4x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-26-0
Series Results
Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast - Jul 21, 2012
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast - Jul 20, 2012
Bangladesh won by 1 run
Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast - Jul 18, 2012
Bangladesh won by 71 runs
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Photos

Jul 18, 2012

Elias Sunny receives his Man of the Match award, Ireland v Bangladesh, 1st T20, Stormont, July, 18, 2012

Elias Sunny receives his Man of the Match award

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