Bangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands, 2012 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Ireland T20I Series - 3rd T20I

Ireland v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

The players or on the way back out. Tamim is going to face the first ball. Johnston coming in from the City End for the first time in the match

0.1

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, its outside offstump and guided to Porterfield at point

0.2

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slower ball from the bowler, Tamim hits it back to Johnston

0.3

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, strays onto legstump and the ball is clipped to deep square leg. Mooney fields the ball

0.4

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, hits Ashraful high on the back leg. They all appeal but its too high

0.5

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives up to mid-off

0.6

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, chips the ball up in the air and lands just before short mid-wicket

Sorensen coming on from the Dundonald end

End of over 1 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/0 (137 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.21)
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (2b)      DT Johnston    1-0-3-0
Tamim Iqbal    2* (4b)     

1.1

Sorensen to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tuckes the batsman up with a short ball. Ashraful doesnt know where its gone. Lands at his feet

1.2

Sorensen to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, drops the ball into the offside and wants the run. Porterfield runs in quickly to stop it

1.3

Sorensen to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, guides the ball down to third man and there is an easy run

1.4

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets on the front foot and drives the ball straight to Poynter at extra cover

1.5

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, no run, looks to hit the ball over the top. He swings and misses, Wilson gathers the ball

1.6

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim doesnt move his feet and reaches out for the ball. He is lucky not to get the outside edge

End of over 2 (1 run) Bangladesh 5/0 (136 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 7.55)
Tamim Iqbal    2* (7b)      MC Sorensen    1-0-1-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (5b)      DT Johnston    1-0-3-0

2.1

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, looks to play the ball into the legside, it takes the outside edge and flies down to third man. Lucky there

2.2

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, cuts the ball through point and Sorensen dives at the ropes. He can only take it over the boundary

2.3

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, looks to turn the ball into the legside, misses the ball and hits him on the pads. Johnston fields

2.4

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, slower ball and Niall OB watches the ball flash past him at mid-off

2.5

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slower ball again from Johnston and Tamim cuts the ball to cover.

2.6

Johnston to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slower ball again and Tamim plays the ball down to Dockrell at short leg

Dark clouds have started coming over the ground

End of over 3 (10 runs) Bangladesh 15/0 (126 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.41)
Tamim Iqbal    11* (12b 2x4)      DT Johnston    2-0-13-0
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (6b)      MC Sorensen    1-0-1-0

3.1

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside offstump and left alone by Tamim

3.2

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, hit into the legside and the fielders are on the rope, so its an easy single

3.3

Sorensen to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pops up off the pitch and Ashraful does well to guide it down to point

3.4

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, gets an inside edge which takes it past the keeper

3.5

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length ball and its hit back to Sorensen. He stops the ball well

3.6

Sorensen to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, big hit from Tamim, hits it over cover. KOB chases the ball back but it beats him to the rope

Murtagh is coming on to bowl. Hopefully we will not get an rain

End of over 4 (10 runs) Bangladesh 25/0 (116 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 7.25)
Tamim Iqbal    20* (17b 4x4)      MC Sorensen    2-0-11-0
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (7b)      DT Johnston    2-0-13-0

4.1

Murtagh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, its outside offstump and its hit to cover. No chance of a run there

4.2

Murtagh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drops the ball into the offside and runs. Mooney runs in from extra cover and throws at the stumps. Tamim is just in

4.3

Murtagh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drives the ball back down the pitch and Murtagh sticks out his left hand and stops the ball well

Wilson is going to stand up to Murtagh. Might be a slower ball coming

4.4

Murtagh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, its outside offstump and Tamim misses the ball.

4.5

Murtagh to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, leans into the shot and plays it to deep square leg. KOB fields the ball

4.6

Murtagh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, another run out chance! It hit the pads and goes towards Porterfield at point. He pick up the ball and throws. Tamim is just home

Johnston coming back on for the last over of the powerplay

End of over 5 (3 runs) Bangladesh 28/0 (113 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 7.53)
Mohammad Ashraful    5* (10b)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (20b 4x4)      MC Sorensen    2-0-11-0

5.1

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, its short and Ashraful hooks the ball to the square leg boundary. Great shot

5.2

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, another boundary, hits it through KOB in the covers.

5.3

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside offstump and there is a play and miss. Bangladesh are ahead on D/L if we need it

5.4

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, plays across the line and misses the ball. Wilson gathers the ball well

5.5

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short ball again and its pulled past Poynter at short mid-wicket. No chance to stop that. Great over so far Bangladesh

5.6

Johnston to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, its gets better for bangladesh. Its another short ball and Ashraful lifts it over Wilson. What a great shot

End of over 6 (16 runs) Bangladesh 44/0 (97 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 6.92)
Mohammad Ashraful    21* (16b 4x4)      DT Johnston    3-0-29-0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (20b 4x4)      TJ Murtagh    1-0-2-0

6.1

Murtagh to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, its outside offstump and Tamim plays at the ball. he gets the faintest edge and takes it very fine

6.2

Murtagh to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pitched up from Murtagh and its driven down to long-on. The powerplay has finished so more fielders are back

6.3

Murtagh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drives the ball again to long-on. Its an easy run

Thats the fifty for Bangladesh

6.4

Murtagh to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up and defended back up the pitch

6.5

Murtagh to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, driven down to long-on

6.6

Murtagh to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, knocked back to the bowler

End of over 7 (7 runs) Bangladesh 51/0 (90 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.28, RRR: 6.92)
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (18b 4x4)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    27* (24b 5x4)      DT Johnston    3-0-29-0

7.1

Dockrell to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, swept round the corner and Johnston does well to stop the boundary

7.2

Dockrell to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended into the offside

7.3

Dockrell to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, gets down early and plays the reverse sweep. Beats Johnston this time at short third man

7.4

Dockrell to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, goes back in the crease and hits to square leg

7.5

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, comes down the wicket but can only hit it back to Dockrell

7.6

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, goes back in the crease and hits it into the legside. There is no run there

Spin from both ends now. Stirling is coming on

End of over 8 (7 runs) Bangladesh 58/0 (83 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 6.91)
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (20b 4x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    34* (28b 6x4)      TJ Murtagh    2-0-9-0

8.1

Stirling to Tamim Iqbal, no run, reaches forward for the ball and only just misses the outside edge

8.2

Stirling to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, driven off the pads to KOB at deep mid-wicket

8.3

Stirling to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, goes back in the crease and plays the ball square on the offside

8.4

Stirling to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Tamim tucks the ball off his legs and Wilson runs and fields

8.5

Stirling to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played round the corner and short leg fields

8.6

Stirling to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, faster ball from Stirling and its clipped to square leg

End of over 9 (4 runs) Bangladesh 62/0 (79 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.88, RRR: 7.18)
Mohammad Ashraful    24* (23b 4x4)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    36* (31b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    1-0-7-0

9.1

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hit back to the bowler

9.2

Dockrell to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, hit down the throat of Mooney at long-off

Mohammad Ashraful c Mooney b Dockrell 24 (34m 25b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.00

9.3

Dockrell to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hit back to the bowler

9.4

Dockrell to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, driven down to long-on

9.5

Dockrell to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, hit into the legside

9.6

Dockrell to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, driven down the ground

End of over 10 (3 runs) Bangladesh 65/1 (76 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 7.60)
Tamim Iqbal    38* (34b 6x4)      GH Dockrell    2-0-10-1
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (1b)      PR Stirling    1-0-4-0

10.1

Stirling to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, cut into the legside

10.2

Stirling to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, driven along the ground

10.3

Stirling to Tamim Iqbal, no run, knocked back to the bowler

10.4

Stirling to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, hits the ball high into the air. Its a diving catch from Sorensen to dismiss him. What a catch

Tamim Iqbal c Sorensen b Stirling 39 (39m 37b 6x4 0x6) SR: 105.40

10.5

Stirling to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, knocked back the bowler

10.6

Stirling to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, driven down the ground

End of over 11 (3 runs) Bangladesh 68/2 (73 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.18, RRR: 8.11)
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (4b)      PR Stirling    2-0-7-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (0b)      GH Dockrell    2-0-10-1

11.1

Dockrell to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, down legside and its a wide

11.1

Dockrell to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, looks to pull the ball through square leg and hits it down Niall's throat. Bangladesh falling apart here

Shakib Al Hasan c NJ O'Brien b Dockrell 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

11.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, knocked into the offside

11.3

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hit back to the bowler

11.4

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, played into the legside and Dockrell runs and fields

11.5

Dockrell to Mahmudullah, no run, knocked back to the bowler

11.6

Dockrell to Mahmudullah, no run, played into the offside

End of over 12 (2 runs) Bangladesh 70/3 (71 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.83, RRR: 8.87)
Mahmudullah    0* (2b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-12-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (3b)      PR Stirling    2-0-7-1

12.1

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played to point

12.2

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 leg bye, clips the pad and there is a huge shout from Wilson. Not out

12.3

KJ O'Brien to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower ball from KOB, slashed down to third man. Runrate over 9 an over now

12.4

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, another slower ball goes to Poynter at square leg. He throws at the non-strikers end and just misses

12.5

KJ O'Brien to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer from KOB which Mahmudullah ducks

12.6

KJ O'Brien to Mahmudullah, no run, pitched up and driven down the ground to long-on. Only 4 off that over

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh 73/3 (68 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 9.71)
Mahmudullah    1* (5b)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (6b)      GH Dockrell    3-0-12-2

13.1

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, hits down to point and they set off early

13.2

Stirling to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short and pulled to square leg. Sorensen fields

13.3

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, cut to point and no run

13.4

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, drives down to long-on

13.5

Stirling to Mahmudullah, SIX, hits the ball high over cowcorner

13.6

Stirling to Mahmudullah, OUT, hits the ball into air and down Murtagh's throat at deep square leg

Mahmudullah c Murtagh b Stirling 9 (9m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

face 5

End of over 14 (9 runs) Bangladesh 82/4 (59 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.85, RRR: 9.83)
     PR Stirling    3-0-16-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (9b)      KJ O'Brien    1-0-2-0

14.1

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, hit the ball into the covers and he sets off. Rahman doesnt and he is run out. Not facing a ball

Ziaur Rahman run out 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

14.2

KJ O'Brien to Nasir Hossain, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

14.3

KJ O'Brien to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, drives the ball, through the covers

14.4

KJ O'Brien to Nasir Hossain, no run, knockes back to the bowler

14.5

KJ O'Brien to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, driven down the ground

14.6

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, kncked back to the bowler

End of over 15 (5 runs) Bangladesh 87/5 (54 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.80, RRR: 10.80)
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (11b)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0
Nasir Hossain    5* (4b 1x4)      PR Stirling    3-0-16-2

15.1

Stirling to Nasir Hossain, OUT, pulled round the corner and Johnston takes a good catch at short leg

Nasir Hossain c Johnston b Stirling 5 (4m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.2

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, driven to long on

15.3

Stirling to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, knocked back past the bowler

15.4

Stirling to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, hits to long-on

15.5

Stirling to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, hit into the legside

15.6

Stirling to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pushed straight to point

End of over 16 (5 runs) Bangladesh 92/6 (49 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.75, RRR: 12.25)
Mashrafe Mortaza    3* (3b)      PR Stirling    4-0-21-3
Mushfiqur Rahim    6* (13b)      KJ O'Brien    2-0-7-0

16.1

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, knocked down the ground

16.2

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, played into the legside

16.3

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, hit in the air to deep mid-wicket

16.4

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, drives the ball high over long-on great shot

16.5

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide, down legside

16.5

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, hit hard back to the bowler. Well stopped

16.6

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, hits down the ground and Johnston runs well to field

End of over 17 (12 runs) Bangladesh 104/6 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.11, RRR: 12.33)
Mashrafe Mortaza    12* (7b 1x6)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-19-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (15b)      PR Stirling    4-0-21-3

17.1

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, cuts the ball past point and they run well

17.2

Dockrell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, goes back in the crease and cuts the ball past point

17.3

Dockrell to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, hits the ball a mile over long-on. Great shot

17.4

Dockrell to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, hits the ball back to the bowler

17.5

Dockrell to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, there's another six. Comes down the crease and hits the ball over cow corner. Great shot

17.6

Dockrell to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX, its another big hit and KOB gets under the ball. He drops the ball over the boundary

End of over 18 (21 runs) Bangladesh 125/6 (16 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 8.00)
Mashrafe Mortaza    30* (11b 4x6)      GH Dockrell    4-0-33-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (17b)      KJ O'Brien    3-0-19-0

18.1

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, cuts the ball outside the offstump and it stopped well at point

18.2

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX, its another big six. He hits the ball high over cowcorner. Great shot

18.3

KJ O'Brien to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, driven down to long-off

18.4

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, wide of offstump and its a play and miss

18.5

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide, too far outside offstump and its called a wide. Bangladesh closing in on the win here

18.5

KJ O'Brien to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, its not over yet! KOB gets Mortaza to miss a straight one and he hits the wicket.

Mashrafe Mortaza b KJ O'Brien 30 (16m 13b 0x4 4x6) SR: 230.76

Six runs to get in 7 balls.

18.6

KJ O'Brien to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, pitched up and its hit by Razzak just in front of Murtagh at deep square leg

six balls to go.

End of over 19 (11 runs) Bangladesh 136/7 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.15, RRR: 5.00)
Abdur Razzak    1* (1b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-28-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (20b 1x6)      GH Dockrell    4-0-33-2

19.1

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, down legside, not the start that Ireland wanted from Johnston

19.1

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, no run, better ball outside offstump and Razzak plays and misses

19.2

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, its it hard down to long-off, the ball comes back in quickly to stop the second

19.3

Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, its not over by a long shot. Johnston pitches the ball up and its missed by the batsman. Its hit him straight in front and he is given out

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Johnston 18 (41m 20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 90.00

19.4

Johnston to Elias Sunny, 1 run, hits the ball into the legside and they run straight away. 2 needed off 2. If its a tie it might be a super over here

19.5

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, hit past the short mid-wicket and the scores are tied.

All the fielders have come in and the batsman are talking in the middle

19.6

Johnston to Elias Sunny, 1 run, its pitched up from Johnston. It goes past the short mid-wicket and KOB runs in and picks up the ball. He throws at the non-strikers end. He misses, if he had hit Sunny would have been out. What a finish! Second day running!

What a finish again. One run yesterday and last ball today! I think that we have all got our breath back after the end of the game. Bangladesh win the last game by two wickets and so win the series 3-0. The truth is in the last 2 games it was much closer then that.

Mortaza has been named Man of the Match for both his bowling and his batting. He took 4-19 and then hit a quick fire 30 off 13 balls, which won Bangladesh the match today.

Bangladesh now move on to the Netherlands for two T20 games against Scotland and the Netherlands. For Ireland South Africa A are up next, touring throughout August.

That just leaves me to thanks you for following my commentary over the past week. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a cloudy Stormont ground in Belfast. Goodnight.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Bangladesh 141/8
Elias Sunny    2* (2b)      DT Johnston    4-0-34-1
Abdur Razzak    3* (4b)      KJ O'Brien    4-0-28-1
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 21, 2012

Mashrafe Mortaza collects his Man-of-the-Match award, Ireland v Bangladesh, 3rd Twenty20, Stormont, July 21, 2012

Mashrafe Mortaza collects his Man-of-the-Match award

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Jul 21, 2012

Bangladesh celebrate their Twenty20 whitewash over Ireland, Ireland v Bangladesh, 3rd Twenty20, Stormont, July 21, 2012

Bangladesh celebrate their Twenty20 whitewash over Ireland

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