Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Great scenes at the Kensington Oval. Everyone on their feet, Irish, West Indian, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, whatever. Cheers, whoops, tears, bugles, drums, all out in appreciation of a good day's cricket. Johnston, stump in hand, leads his band of merry men off the field, acknowledging the supportive crowd. Bashar lopes off, head down. Bangladesh have beaten India and South Africa, but came up short against Ireland. Some sloppy cricket from them.

Ireland were lead by their captain from the toss, and thanks to Porterfield, Kevin O'Brien and Johnston himself, put up a very good total. Their bowlers backed up the batting effort, the fielding was enthusiastic, the body language better than their opponents. This win will do them plenty of good. The Irish supporters out here should be proud of their side. Irish eyes are smiling, truly.

Well, its been fun for me. Hope you enjoyed the commentary. I'll see you tomorrow - for my third stint in a row, whew! - as I bring you all the action from whats been billed as a finals' dress rehearsal, Australia v Sri Lanka at St George's. Its a 13:30 GMT start, as always, so bring your drinks, popcorn, friends, jerseys or whatever floats your boat and join me for another day's cricket.

Until then, be good, and on behalf of the whole Cricinfo gang, cheers!

Wait a second, you thought I wouldn't tell you who the Man of the Match was? How could you? Its Porterfield, for his fine innings of 85. Now go in, and I will definitely see you all tomorrow.

41.2
W
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, OUT, all over! Johnston clears up Bashar, captain to captain, with a good length delivery on off stump, that sneaks past his ugly swipe and castles him! Ireland win by 74 runs and the crown erupts!

Habibul Bashar b Johnston 32 (92m 57b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.14

41.1
0
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets forward and just pushes to cover

END OF OVER:
41 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 169/9 (75 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.12, RRR: 8.33)

  • Shahadat Hossain0 (2b)
  • Habibul Bashar32 (55b)
  • WK McCallan8-1-25-2
  • DT Johnston7-0-40-1

Successful over from McCallan

40.6
0
McCallan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tossed up, spins away from his forward prod
40.5
0
McCallan to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended

Out lopes the No. 11, Shahadat Hossain. Any instructions from his captain? Not that I can see.

40.4
W
McCallan to Abdur Razzak, OUT, bowled! You-miss-I-hit kinda stuff! McCallan changes the pace, firing it in quicker on leg stump, Razzak exposes the stumps, swings at it, misses, and the base of leg stump is hit. Ireland one wicket away from their second win over Test-level competition

Abdur Razzak b McCallan 11 (29m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

40.3
0
McCallan to Abdur Razzak, no run, quicker, spins into him and he just manages to get bat on it, chopping to point
40.2
0
McCallan to Abdur Razzak, no run, flatter, he comes out and swings again, inside-edging onto his boot
40.1
0
McCallan to Abdur Razzak, no run, tossed up, he swings across the line to midwicket

We're into the home stretch now, folks. McCallan comes back on.

END OF OVER:
40 | 9 Runs | BDESH: 169/8 (75 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.22, RRR: 7.50)

  • Habibul Bashar32 (55b)
  • Abdur Razzak11 (17b)
  • DT Johnston7-0-40-1
  • AC Botha8-0-31-1
39.6
4
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, FOUR runs, short and wide, he cuts, Porterfield dives, cant stop it, its in the gap and runs away for four
39.6
1w
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, another slow, dibbly one down leg stump
39.5
0
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, no run, overpitched, Bashar drives back to Johnston on the bounce
39.5
1w
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, wayward delivery down leg stump

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18Shahriar NafeesTamim Iqbal
2nd27Aftab AhmedTamim Iqbal
3rd3Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
4th45Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
5th9Habibul BasharMohammad Ashraful
6th29Habibul BasharMushfiqur Rahim
7th3Habibul BasharMashrafe Mortaza
8th4Mohammad RafiqueHabibul Bashar
9th31Habibul BasharAbdur Razzak
10th0Habibul BasharShahadat Hossain