Bangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands, 2nd T20I: Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast, Jul 20, 2012
Bangladesh won by 1 run

Porterfield to face the first ball

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, no run, hits it straight to the cover fielder and there is no run

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, 1 no ball, oversteps and its going to be a free hit

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, no run, looks to cut the ball and misses

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, FOUR, much better shot from Porterfield. Hits it to the square on the offside boundary

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, no run, guides the ball to the point fielder

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, no run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball, goes straight to Ashraful in the covers

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Porterfield, FOUR, short and on legstump, Porterfield pulls the ball through long leg and the fielders dont even chase it

Spin coming on now, this is where Ireland struggled on Wednesday

End of over 1 (9 runs) Ireland 9/0 (138 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 7.26)

    • WTS Porterfield 8 (7b 2x4)
    • PR Stirling 0 (0b)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-9-0
1.1

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, looks to cut the ball and misses, lucky not to get an edge

1.2

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, FOUR, drops the ball short and Stirling cuts the ball square on the offside

1.3

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, guides the ball down to point and there is no run

1.4

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, looks to hit the ball over the top, goes to mid-on

1.5

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, 1 run, turns the ball to mid-wicket and there is no one there to stop it

1.6

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, no run, clips the ball off the pads and square leg stops it well

Spin from both ends, Shakib is coming on

End of over 2 (5 runs) Ireland 14/0 (133 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.38)

    • WTS Porterfield 8 (8b 2x4)
    • PR Stirling 5 (5b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-5-0
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-9-0
2.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, no run, looks to cut the ball but goes to extra cover

2.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, 1 run, hits it cleanly down the ground to long-off

2.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Porterfield, 1 run, clips the ball to square leg and its an easy run

2.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, 1 run, dropped in the deep. Hit to long-off and the fielder running in cant get to it

2.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Porterfield, no run, goes through to the keeper

2.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Porterfield, FOUR, guided past the keeper and a misfield means they get the boundary

End of over 3 (7 runs) Ireland 21/0 (126 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.41)

    • WTS Porterfield 13 (11b 3x4)
    • PR Stirling 7 (8b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-7-0
    • Abdur Razzak 1-0-5-0
3.1

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, FOUR, hit through mid-wicket and it bounces twice before the rope

3.2

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, 1 run, played into mid-wicket and there is no fielder there, Razzak has to field himself

3.3

Abdur Razzak to Porterfield, 1 run, goes back in the crease and pulls to deep mid-wicket, Ashraful fields it

3.4

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, FOUR, swept off the legs and there is no one at long leg to stop it

3.5

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, OUT, its a terrible mix up, Stirling hit it to point and Porterfield wanted the run on a misfield. Stirling sent him back and a dive cant save him

WTS Porterfield run out 14 (14m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

3.6

Abdur Razzak to Stirling, no run, tries to cut the ball and it goes no where

End of over 4 (10 runs) Ireland 31/1 (116 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 7.25)

    • PR Stirling 16 (13b 3x4)
    • EC Joyce 0 (0b)
    • Abdur Razzak 2-0-15-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-7-0
4.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, no run, comes down the wicket and drives

4.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, no run, clipped off the legs straight to square leg

4.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, no run, hits him on the full and there is a hugh appeal, not out. Probably going down leg side

4.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 1 run, clipped through the legside to deep square leg

4.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Stirling, 1 run, gets down on one knee and hits to deep mid-wicket

4.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 1 run, pitched up and clipped to deep square leg again

Sunny is coming on now. Man of the match on Wednesday

End of over 5 (3 runs) Ireland 34/1 (113 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.80, RRR: 7.53)

    • EC Joyce 2 (5b)
    • PR Stirling 17 (14b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-10-0
    • Abdur Razzak 2-0-15-0
5.1

Elias Sunny to Joyce, no run, gets on the front foot and defends

5.2

Elias Sunny to Joyce, no run, hits the ball to backward point

5.3

Elias Sunny to Joyce, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to long-on

5.4

Elias Sunny to Stirling, FOUR, great shot from Stirling, comes down the pitch and hits it straight to long-off. That flew off the bat

The ball has gone into the trees and the spectators are looking for the ball. the third umpire has come out with a new set of balls

5.5

Elias Sunny to Stirling, no run, looks to sweep and misses, it hits the pad and there is a hugh appeal. Umpire Smith is unmoved

5.6

Elias Sunny to Stirling, 2 runs, hits it through long-on and the fielder has to run a long way to get it.

End of over 6 (7 runs) Ireland 41/1 (106 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.83, RRR: 7.57)

    • PR Stirling 23 (17b 4x4)
    • EC Joyce 3 (8b)
    • Elias Sunny 1-0-7-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-10-0
6.1

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 2 runs, cuts the ball past the diving fielder at point

6.2

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 2 runs, clipped past the short leg fielder and they run quickly

6.3

Mahmudullah to Joyce, no run, defends the ball into the offside

6.4

Mahmudullah to Joyce, no run, looks to play it forward and it hits the pad. Goes no where

6.5

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run, driven through extra cover and stopped on the ropes

6.6

Mahmudullah to Stirling, 1 run, clipped off the pads through square leg and they settle for the single. Stirling wants the strike

End of over 7 (6 runs) Ireland 47/1 (100 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.71, RRR: 7.69)

    • PR Stirling 24 (18b 4x4)
    • EC Joyce 8 (13b)
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-6-0
    • Elias Sunny 1-0-7-0
7.1

Elias Sunny to Stirling, 2 runs, hits the ball over extra cover, there is a shout of "catch it" but no one is ther

7.2

Elias Sunny to Stirling, OUT, big wicket here for bangladesh, Stirling went back in the crease and the ball turned past the bat. It knocked over the stumps. Sunny is delighted

PR Stirling b Elias Sunny 26 (29m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

Wilson has been pushed up the order after his 41 in the first game

7.3

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

7.4

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, comes down the pitch and drives to long-off. Good fielding keeps it to one

7.5

Elias Sunny to Joyce, no run, comes down and hits the ball to short mid-on

7.6

Elias Sunny to Joyce, no run, wide of offstump and Joyce goes for the big shot. He misses and it goes through to the keeper

End of over 8 (3 runs) Ireland 50/2 (97 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 8.08)

    • EC Joyce 8 (15b)
    • GC Wilson 1 (2b)
    • Elias Sunny 2-0-10-1
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-6-0
8.1

Mahmudullah to Wilson, no run, goes past the outside edge to the keeper

8.2

Mahmudullah to Wilson, FOUR, great shot from Wilson. He reverse swept the ball down to long leg and there was no fielder there to stop it

8.3

Mahmudullah to Wilson, 1 run, clipped off the ;legs and Joyce calls quickly, they both get home safely

8.4

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run, hits the ball over the head of the bowler down to long-on.

8.5

Mahmudullah to Wilson, 2 wides, goes down legside and the keeper cant stop it

8.5

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run, sweeps the ball down to deep square leg and there is an easy single

8.6

Mahmudullah to Wilson, 1 run, waits for the ball and drops it in front of point. The fielder was on his heels and so they run through

End of over 9 (10 runs) Ireland 60/2 (87 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 7.90)

    • GC Wilson 7 (6b 1x4)
    • EC Joyce 10 (17b)
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-16-0
    • Elias Sunny 2-0-10-1
9.1

Elias Sunny to Wilson, no run, comes down the wicket and smothers the spin

9.2

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, comes down the pitch and hits the ball to deep mid-wicket

9.3

Elias Sunny to Joyce, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits the ball to the cover sweeper

9.4

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 2 runs, comes down the wicket and hits to deep extra cover, Rehman dives to stop the ball well

9.5

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drive to long-off

9.6

Elias Sunny to Joyce, no run, goes back in the crease and hits it into the offside

Bangladesh have gone back to pace. Hasan is coming on

End of over 10 (5 runs) Ireland 65/2 (82 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 8.20)

    • EC Joyce 11 (19b)
    • GC Wilson 11 (10b 1x4)
    • Elias Sunny 3-0-15-1
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-16-0
10.1

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, pitched up and driven to mid-on. Wilson calls the run quickly

10.2

Abul Hasan to Joyce, 1 run, hits the ball square on the offside and Ashraful fields on the cover boundary

10.3

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 2 runs, pulled to long-leg and Rehman puts the dive in to stop the boundary. Good fielding

10.4

Abul Hasan to Wilson, no run, looks to drive the ball and its too quick for him. Goes through to the keeper

10.5

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, drops the ball into the slips and Joyce calls him through

10.6

Abul Hasan to Joyce, 1 run, hits the ball high in the air over mid-wicket. The fielder runs in from deep square leg but cant get to it

End of over 11 (6 runs) Ireland 71/2 (76 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.45, RRR: 8.44)

    • EC Joyce 13 (21b)
    • GC Wilson 15 (14b 1x4)
    • Abul Hasan 1-0-6-0
    • Elias Sunny 3-0-15-1
11.1

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts it through the covers

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, 1 run, inside edges the ball past the stumps. Wilson was lucky there

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 1 run, hits the ball down to long-on. Bounces once before it gets to Rehman

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, 2 runs, hits it through extra cover and Ashraful runs quickly to stop the ball

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Wilson, 1 run, hits the ball through mid-wicket

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 2 runs, slower ball from Razzak and Joyce hits it over extra cover. Its in the air but lands safe and Ashraful throws it in

End of over 12 (8 runs) Ireland 79/2 (68 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 8.50)

    • EC Joyce 17 (24b)
    • GC Wilson 19 (17b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 3-0-23-0
    • Abul Hasan 1-0-6-0
12.1

Abul Hasan to Wilson, FOUR, its short and Wilson hits it to cow corner. Ashraful cant cut it off, it a welcome boundary for Ireland

12.2

Abul Hasan to Wilson, no run, looks to guide the ball past cover but cant beat the fielder

12.3

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 3 runs, pulls the ball down to long leg. Ashraful chases after the ball and stops it with his foot just before the rope

12.4

Abul Hasan to Joyce, 1 run, gets the outside edge and flies through 2nd slip. Down to third man

12.5

Abul Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, thick edge and it goes down to third man

12.6

Abul Hasan to Joyce, 1 wide, too far outside the offstump

12.6

Abul Hasan to Joyce, no run, its outside offstump and Joyce looks to cut the ball and misses. Good over from Ireland, 10 from it

End of over 13 (10 runs) Ireland 89/2 (58 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 8.28)

    • EC Joyce 18 (26b)
    • GC Wilson 27 (21b 2x4)
    • Abul Hasan 2-0-16-0
    • Abdur Razzak 3-0-23-0
13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, FOUR, gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it very straight. Perfectly between the two deep fielders

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, 1 run, cuts the ball to point and runs quickly

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, no run, looks to cut the ball but its too fast for him

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 2 runs, hits the ball through mid-wicket and Wilson sets off early for the 2nd run. Good running

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 1 run, hits it through mid-wicket and Ashraful fields

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Wilson, FOUR, great shot from Wilson, he gets down early and sweeps the ball to long leg. Brings up the 100 for Ireland

Sunny has changed ends and now is bowling into the sun.

End of over 14 (12 runs) Ireland 101/2 (46 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 7.66)

    • GC Wilson 36 (24b 4x4)
    • EC Joyce 21 (29b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-22-0
    • Abul Hasan 2-0-16-0
14.1

Elias Sunny to Joyce, 1 run, clipped to deep square leg

14.2

Elias Sunny to Wilson, 1 run, drops the ball short and Wilson pulls the ball to deep mid-wicket

14.3

Elias Sunny to Joyce, no run, short again and hit to short mid-on

14.4

Elias Sunny to Joyce, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball to point.

14.5

Elias Sunny to Wilson, no run, comes down the pitch but can only defend forward

14.6

Elias Sunny to Wilson, OUT, Sunny gets a wicket with his last ball. Wilson came down the wicket and missed the ball. Mushfiqur had an age to take off the bails. Wilson is very disappointed

GC Wilson st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Elias Sunny 37 (27m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 137.03

End of over 15 (3 runs) Ireland 104/3 (43 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.93, RRR: 8.60)

    • EC Joyce 23 (32b)
    • Elias Sunny 4-0-18-2
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-22-0
15.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Joyce, FOUR, cracking shot from Joyce. Its a short ball and Joyce is onto it in a flash and pulls it through mid-wicket. First boundary for Joyce

15.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Joyce, 1 run, looks to pull the ball again and doesnt time it. It goes in the air and just lands safe.

15.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to O'Brien, 1 run, no duck for KOB today. He goes for a big shot and doesnt time it. Goes down to long-on

15.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Joyce, 3 runs, guides the ball through point and the fielder cant stop it. Short third man stops it just before the ropes

15.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to O'Brien, FOUR, pitched up and KOB gets on the front foot and drives it through the covers.

15.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to O'Brien, no run, guides the ball to point. Loud shout of no comes up from KOB

There is definitely a game on here. Ireland need 30 off 24 balls.

End of over 16 (13 runs) Ireland 117/3 (30 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 7.50)

    • KJ O'Brien 5 (3b 1x4)
    • EC Joyce 31 (35b 1x4)
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-22-0
    • Elias Sunny 4-0-18-2
16.1

Abdur Razzak to Joyce, 1 run, played off the legs and down to deep mid-wicket

16.2

Abdur Razzak to O'Brien, no run, looks to pull the ball but misses and it hits the pad

16.3

Abdur Razzak to O'Brien, OUT, big wicket for Bangladesh. KOB looks to come down and whack the ball. Its a smart bit of keeping and he is stumped

KJ O'Brien st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 5 (7m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Poynter, no run, gets forward and defends

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Poynter, FOUR, gets the front foot forward and hits the ball over mid-wicket. It races to the rope

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Poynter, 2 runs, chips the ball just over the head of the bowler. Joyce wants two and he sets off quickly. The throw doesnt come in in time

23 off 18 balls

End of over 17 (7 runs) Ireland 124/4 (23 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 7.66)

    • AD Poynter 6 (3b 1x4)
    • EC Joyce 32 (36b 1x4)
    • Abdur Razzak 4-0-30-1
    • Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-22-0
17.1

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run, gets an inside edge just past the keeper. Lucky again

17.2

Mahmudullah to Poynter, no run, can only play it back to the bowler

17.3

Mahmudullah to Poynter, no run, doesnt hit the ball and the keeper gathers

17.4

Mahmudullah to Poynter, 1 run, gets on the front foot and drives to long-on

17.5

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run, hits the ball to short mid-off and Joyce sets off straight away. The throw comes in and it misses

17.6

Mahmudullah to Poynter, 1 run, drives the ball down to long-off and Joyce wants the second. Its not there so Poynter is still on strike

Great over from Bangladesh. Ireland now need 19 off 12 balls The tension is rising here.

End of over 18 (4 runs) Ireland 128/4 (19 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.11, RRR: 9.50)

    • AD Poynter 8 (7b 1x4)
    • EC Joyce 34 (38b 1x4)
    • Mahmudullah 3-0-20-0
    • Abdur Razzak 4-0-30-1
18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Poynter, 2 runs, hits the ball high to cow corner, Joyce goes for the second and Shakib cant take it so he gets home

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Poynter, 1 run, drive to long-off, wants the second but it isnt there

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 2 runs, cuts the ball square on the offside, the crowd is cheering for it to go but Ashraful cuts it off

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 2 runs, hits the ball through mid-wicket and the fielders are all out. They get two

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, 2 runs, Joyce drives the ball through deep mid-wicket and its just cut off before the boundary

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Joyce, no run, looks to hit the ball down the ground. Shakib grabs the ball and knocks over the non strikers stumps. Poynter is just home

10 mneeded off the last over Tension every where in the ground.

End of over 19 (9 runs) Ireland 137/4 (10 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.21, RRR: 10.00)

    • EC Joyce 40 (42b 1x4)
    • AD Poynter 11 (9b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-31-0
    • Mahmudullah 3-0-20-0
19.1

Mahmudullah to Poynter, 1 run, overpitched and hit to deep mid-wicket. Quick fielding out there

Lots of field changes

19.2

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run, goes down on one knee but can only hit it along the ground to long-off

19.3

Mahmudullah to Poynter, no run, hits the ball back down the ground and it hits Joyce. Ireland dont run

19.4

Mahmudullah to Poynter, OUT, wicket for Bangladesh. Poynter came down the ground and hit it straight down Shakib's throat at long-on. What a time for a wicket

AD Poynter c Shakib Al Hasan b Mahmudullah 12 (15m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

The batsmen crossed so Joyce is on strike

19.5

Mahmudullah to Joyce, OUT, its nearly all over now. Joyce had to hit the ball and it went straight to Tamim at long-off. Only one ball left

EC Joyce c Tamim Iqbal b Mahmudullah 41 (66m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.18

19.6

Mahmudullah to Johnston, SIX, Johnston opens his shoulders and hits the ball high over cow corner. Doesnt matter though because Bangladesh win by 1 run.

Phew now that was a game of cricket. Bangladesh win the game by one, yes one run. It also means that they take a winning 2-0 lead in the series.

Nasir Hossain has just been named Man of the Match for his unbeaten 50 in the Bangladesh innings.

The good news is that we get to do this all again tomorrow, when we have the final game of this series. That just leaves me to wish you all a good night and this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Belfast

End of over 20 (8 runs) Ireland 145/6 (2 runs required)

    • DT Johnston 6 (1b 1x6)
    • JF Mooney 0 (0b)
    • Mahmudullah 4-0-28-2
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-31-0
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