Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WTS Porterfield
85(136) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 3 2 1 4
Mohammad Ashraful
35(36) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 4 9 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

WK McCallan
O8.0
M1
R25
W2
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mashrafe Mortaza
O10.0
M1
R38
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

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!
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

  • 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
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

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

WTS Porterfield
85(136) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 3 2 1 4
Mohammad Ashraful
35(36) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 4 9 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

WK McCallan
O8.0
M1
R25
W2
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mashrafe Mortaza
O10.0
M1
R38
W2
Eco3.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039