Bangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands, 2012 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Netherlands T20I Series - 1st T20I

Netherlands v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the match between Netherlands and Bangladesh.

Yesterday the fans of Bangladesh team had a disappointing time as their team not only lost the match but also took a dip in the rankings table, from number 4 to number 9

The captains are out in the middle for the toss. Meanwhile the weather prediction for the day is sunny and hot, very hot. About 28 degrees I'd say. A stiff north-easterly breeze blowing across the pitch left to right as seen from the pavilion end.

Toss: Netherlands have won the toss and are batting

Rahim, Bangladesh captain, says that the bowlers need to impove their line and length.

Borren, Netherlands captain, hopes to see some batsman from his team replicating the efforts of Berrington from yesterday

Mashrafe to open the bowling for Bangladesh

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, no run, good length ball on the off stump. He comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, no run, fuller length ball outside the off stump. Swart comes down the track and looks to defend it. He is beaten by the movement and is squared up

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, 1 leg bye, comes down the track and looks to turn it to square-leg. The Inward movement beats the flick and they run a leg-bye instead

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Barresi, no run, now there is some juice on the pitch. Masharafe is looking to exploit it. Barresi looks to defend it and is beaten by the away movement

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Barresi, OUT, and that's the first blood. Short of a good length delivery that Barresi looks to pull. he misjudges the length and the ball hits the top of off.

W Barresi b Mashrafe Mortaza 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Tom Cooper comes to the middle. He will have good memories of the ground as he has a century here against Afghanistan

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cooper, no run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

End of over 1 (1 run, wicket maiden) Netherlands 1/1
TLW Cooper    0* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-1-0-1
MR Swart    0* (3b)     

Nazmul Hossain into the attack now

1.1

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Swart comes down the track in an attempt to loft it away on the leg side. He gets a leading edge to sweeper cover for a couple

1.2

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, FOUR, and another edge! This time it's the inside edge as Swart looks to pull a ball outside the off stump and beats the keeper who is standing up

1.3

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to cover point for a single

1.4

Nazmul Hossain to Cooper, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Cooper stands tall and drives it to long-on for a single

1.5

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Swart comes forward and drives it to extra-cover- his first confident stroke

1.6

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

End of over 2 (9 runs) Netherlands 10/1
MR Swart    8* (8b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-9-0
TLW Cooper    1* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-1-0-1

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, 1 wide, wide down the leg stump line

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, 1 run, good length ball on the leg stump. Swart pushes it to short fine-leg and takes a quick single

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Cooper, OUT, now that's the wicket Bangladesh wanted. It was a fuller ball on the leg stump. Cooper looks to exploit the short boundary at the cow corner. He ends lofting it straight into the hands of Shakib. No celebrations for the wicket. They are still recuperating from the loss yesterday

TLW Cooper c Shakib Al Hasan b Mashrafe Mortaza 1 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, no run, comes forward and defends it to cover

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, 1 run, good length ball on the leg stump. Swart pushes it to square-leg for a single

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Szwarczynski, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. He comes forward and defends it to cover point

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Szwarczynski, 1 run, off the outside edge to short third-man for a single. Mashrafe appealed for LBW there, but the umpire had nothing to do with it

End of over 3 (4 runs) Netherlands 14/2
ES Szwarczynski    1* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-1-4-2
MR Swart    10* (11b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-9-0

Shakib, whom we call Sanjay Murari, is into the attack now

3.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Szwarczynski, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

3.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Szwarczynski, OUT, fuller ball on the middle stump. Szwarczynski comes down the track and lofts it into waiting hands of Ziaur Rahman at mid-on

ES Szwarczynski c Ziaur Rahman b Shakib Al Hasan 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

3.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Borren, no run, off the pads to cover

3.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Borren, no run, pushes it to square-leg

3.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Borren, FOUR, comes down the track and lofts it to long-on for a boundary. He needs to play a captain's innings here

3.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Borren, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square-leg for a leg-bye

End of over 4 (5 runs) Netherlands 19/3
PW Borren    4* (4b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-1
MR Swart    10* (11b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-1-4-2

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Borren, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to the point fielder for a leg-bye

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, no run, good length on the off stump. Swart comes forward and defends it to the leg side

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Swart, 1 run, turns it behind square for a single

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Borren, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Borren looks to cut it and is beaten the late movement. Mashrafe was impressive yesterday too and is continuing the good job today

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Borren, no run, comes forward and defends the good length back onto the pitch

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Borren, 1 leg bye, good length ball on the middle stump and going down the leg side line. Borren runs a leg-bye as the ball trickles to point

Lot of questions asking us why we call Shakib as Sanjay Murari. The answer is doppelganger

End of over 5 (3 runs) Netherlands 22/3
PW Borren    4* (8b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-5-2
MR Swart    11* (13b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-4-1

5.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Borren, 1 run

5.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Swart, FOUR, pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary

5.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Swart, SIX, comes down the track and lofts it over long-on for a six

5.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Swart, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket and runs a quick single

5.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Borren, no run, looks to sweep and is beaten by the turn

5.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Borren, no run, flighted ball on the middle stump. Borren defends it back onto the pitch

End of over 6 (12 runs) Netherlands 34/3
PW Borren    5* (11b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-16-1
MR Swart    22* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-5-2

Nazmul comes back into the attack

6.1

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, 2 runs, cuts it to deep point for a single

6.2

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, 2 runs, flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

6.3

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, FOUR, slower and shorter ball on the leg stump line. Even a fifth grade could have dispatched it. Swart does the same as he pulls it to backward square-leg for a boundary

6.4

Nazmul Hossain to Swart, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Swart pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

6.5

Nazmul Hossain to Borren, FOUR, nothing is going Nazmul's way. He bowls a peach of a delivery outside the off stump. Borren comes forward looking to defend and gets an outside edge to third-man for a boundary

6.6

Nazmul Hossain to Borren, 1 run, comes forward and defends it to the off side for a single

End of over 7 (14 runs) Netherlands 48/3
PW Borren    10* (13b 2x4)      Nazmul Hossain    2-0-23-0
MR Swart    31* (20b 3x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-16-1

Razzak comes into the attack

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Borren, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to midwicket for a single

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Swart, 1 run, turns it to short fine-leg for a single

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Borren, 1 run, Borren comes down the track and pushes it to depe midwicket for a single

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Swart, 1 run, a stumping chance ! Swart comes down the track in an attempt to loft it away and got an edge. Rahim can't collect the ball as he misses the stumping

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Borren, OUT, looks to reverse sweep and gets the ball to point. the point fielder throws the ball back to Rahim who whips the bails off. Needless piece of running there

PW Borren run out 12 (19m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

7.6

Abdur Razzak to de Grooth, 1 run

End of over 8 (5 runs) Netherlands 53/4
TN de Grooth    1* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-0
MR Swart    33* (22b 3x4 1x6)      Nazmul Hossain    2-0-23-0

8.1

Elias Sunny to de Grooth, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

8.2

Elias Sunny to de Grooth, no run, drives it to cover

8.3

Elias Sunny to de Grooth, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

8.4

Elias Sunny to Swart, no run

8.5

Elias Sunny to Swart, 2 runs

8.6

Elias Sunny to Swart, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten by the turn

End of over 9 (3 runs) Netherlands 56/4
MR Swart    35* (25b 3x4 1x6)      Elias Sunny    1-0-3-0
TN de Grooth    2* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-5-0

9.1

Abdur Razzak to de Grooth, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. He flicks it to deep midwicket for a single

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Swart, no run

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Swart, 2 runs, waits a touch longer and plays it with the turn . He late-cuts it to third-man for a couple

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Swart, 1 run, turns it to deep midwicket for a single

9.5

Abdur Razzak to de Grooth, 1 run, on the leg stump. He turns it to fine-leg for a single

Rajesh says "Looking at the dutch and irish performances...one does feel if ICC should give them more opportunity to play against stronger teams...also Afghanistan which has made a impressive progress over the years"

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Swart, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

End of over 10 (5 runs) Netherlands 61/4
MR Swart    38* (29b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-10-0
TN de Grooth    4* (6b)      Elias Sunny    1-0-3-0

10.1

Elias Sunny to de Grooth, 1 run, comes down the track and pushes it to midwicket for a single

10.2

Elias Sunny to Swart, FOUR, comes down the track and lofts it to long-on. Mashrafe, for a moment, thought he was in with a chance to take the catch, but dived a touch early and drops it. It is called a boundary after a discussion between the umpires

10.3

Elias Sunny to Swart, 1 run, sweeps it to deep square-leg for a single

10.4

Elias Sunny to de Grooth, no run, comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

10.5

Elias Sunny to de Grooth, 1 run, employing the sweep to good effect as he sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

10.6

Elias Sunny to Swart, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. He makes room to cut it to deep point and runs hard to take a couple

End of over 11 (9 runs) Netherlands 70/4
MR Swart    45* (32b 4x4 1x6)      Elias Sunny    2-0-12-0
TN de Grooth    6* (9b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-10-0

11.1

Abdur Razzak to de Grooth, FOUR, moves back and late-cuts it to third-man boundary

11.2

Abdur Razzak to de Grooth, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Swart, SIX, flighted ball on the leg stump. Swart comes down the track and lofts it over long-on for a six. What's more, he brings up his half-century with that stroke

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Swart, 1 run, sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

11.5

Abdur Razzak to de Grooth, 2 runs, good length ball on the leg stump. de Grooth pushes it to deep square-leg for a couple

11.6

Abdur Razzak to de Grooth, 1 run, pushes it to point for a single

End of over 12 (15 runs) Netherlands 85/4
TN de Grooth    14* (13b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-25-0
MR Swart    52* (34b 4x4 2x6)      Elias Sunny    2-0-12-0

Ziaur Rahman into the attack

12.1

Ziaur Rahman to de Grooth, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. de Grooth paddles it to short fine-leg for a single

12.2

Ziaur Rahman to Swart, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Looks to pull it and is beaten

12.3

Ziaur Rahman to Swart, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single

12.4

Ziaur Rahman to de Grooth, 2 runs, lofts it inside-out to sweeper cover for a couple

12.5

Ziaur Rahman to de Grooth, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. de Grooth reverse paddles it over short third-man for a boundary. Second boundary for him

12.6

Ziaur Rahman to de Grooth, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. de Grooth guides it to short third-man for a single

End of over 13 (9 runs) Netherlands 94/4
TN de Grooth    22* (17b 2x4)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-9-0
MR Swart    53* (36b 4x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-25-0

Mahmudullah comes into the attack

13.1

Mahmudullah to de Grooth, OUT, that's a superb catch by Abdur Razzak! de Groot comes down the track and lofts it to wide long-off. Razzak runs to his left and dives. He manages to wrap his hands and take a superb catch

TN de Grooth c Abdur Razzak b Mahmudullah 22 (21m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

13.2

Mahmudullah to Swart, 1 run, flattish ball on the leg stump. Swart sweeps it to square-leg for a single

13.3

Mahmudullah to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Bukhari makes room and slaps it to long-on for a single

13.4

Mahmudullah to Swart, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side for a single

13.5

Mahmudullah to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 bye, flighted ball outside the off stump. Bukhari looks to defend it and is beaten. So is Rahim They run across for a bye

13.6

Mahmudullah to Swart, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

13.6

Mahmudullah to Swart, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a single and brings the hundred up

End of over 14 (6 runs) Netherlands 100/5
MR Swart    56* (39b 4x4 2x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-1
Mudassar Bukhari    1* (2b)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-9-0

Shakib aka Sanjay Murari back into the attack. For those of you asking who he is, he is on the scoring duties for the West Indies V New Zealand Test

14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Swart, 1 run, pulls it to leg side

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Mudassar Bukhari, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid-off

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short third-man for a leg-bye

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Swart, OUT, Swart is gone! Fuller ball outside the off stump. He moves across and lofts it straight it into the hands of Nasir Hossain at deep midwicket

MR Swart c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 57 (59m 41b 4x4 2x6) SR: 139.02

14.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mudassar Bukhari, no run

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 leg bye

End of over 15 (3 runs) Netherlands 103/6
Mudassar Bukhari    1* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-17-2
TGJ Gruijters    0* (0b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-1

15.1

Mahmudullah to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run

15.2

Mahmudullah to Gruijters, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

15.3

Mahmudullah to Gruijters, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. He cuts it tot he point fielder

15.4

Mahmudullah to Gruijters, 1 run, pushes it to vacant midwicket region for a single

15.5

Mahmudullah to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump. Bukhari comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

15.6

Mahmudullah to Gruijters, no run, comes forward and drives back a full-toss to the bowler

End of over 16 (3 runs) Netherlands 106/6
TGJ Gruijters    1* (4b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-8-1
Mudassar Bukhari    3* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-17-2

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, cuts it to point and takes a single

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gruijters, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. He pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Gruijters, 1 run

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Gruijters, 1 run

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End of over 17 (6 runs) Netherlands 112/6
TGJ Gruijters    4* (7b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-23-2
Mudassar Bukhari    6* (11b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-8-1

17.1

Mahmudullah to Gruijters, 1 run

17.2

Mahmudullah to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run

17.3

Mahmudullah to Gruijters, 1 run, comes forward and lofts it to sweeper cover for a single

17.4

Mahmudullah to Mudassar Bukhari, FOUR, cuts it past the backward point fielder for a boundary

17.5

Mahmudullah to Mudassar Bukhari, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Bukhari forces it to long-on for a single

17.6

Mahmudullah to Gruijters, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to extra-cover for a single

End of over 18 (9 runs) Netherlands 121/6
TGJ Gruijters    7* (10b)      Mahmudullah    3-0-17-1
Mudassar Bukhari    12* (14b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-23-2

Razzak replaces Shakib

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Gruijters, 1 run, spears it into the leg stump. He makes room and drives it to cover for a single

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Mudassar Bukhari, OUT, fuller ball and wide outside the off stump. He spots the batsman coming down and spears it outside off. Bukhari looks to drive and gets a top edge to short third-man. Junaid takes the catch by diving forward

Mudassar Bukhari c Junaid Siddique b Abdur Razzak 12 (16m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Seelaar, 1 run, well the pace on the ball is progressively increasing. He spears it onto the pads. Seelaar makes room and drives it to cover for a single

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Gruijters, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Seelaar, 1 run

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Gruijters, 2 runs, plays it with soft-hands to midwicket. They run like hares to take a couple. There is an appeal for run-out too but the replays show that the batsman was in

End of over 19 (6 runs) Netherlands 127/7
TGJ Gruijters    11* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-31-1
PM Seelaar    2* (2b)      Mahmudullah    3-0-17-1

Mashrafe to bowl the final over

19.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Seelaar, no run, Seelaar is beaten by a leg-cutter outside the off stump. Good start to the over by Mashrafe

19.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Seelaar, SIX, fuller ball on the off stump. Seelaar makes room and lofts it to long-off where Shaki dives and can't get his hands on it. Ball sails over the ropes to the collective delight of the spectators there

19.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Seelaar, 1 run, square-drives it to point for a single

19.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gruijters, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Gruijters lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary

19.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gruijters, 2 runs, full-toss on the leg stump. Gruijters turns it to midwicket and takes a couple

19.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gruijters, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Gruijters looks to pull it and gets a top-edge to fine-leg boundary. 17 runs off the over. Spoiling Mashrafe's figures a bit, that over

Swart led the charge, pretty similar to what Berrington did yesterday, and his dismissal seemed to have put the brakes on scoring. The final over, off which 17 runs were scored, might be the difference maker

End of over 20 (17 runs) Netherlands 144/7
TGJ Gruijters    21* (16b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-22-2
PM Seelaar    9* (5b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-31-1
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