Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Long after the game ends, Ireland will celebrate and Bangladesh will question certain captaincy decisions made by Ash. Was he right in bringing in the seamers against Kevin ? Should he have continued with the spinners? But that's for later. In the here and now, let's celebrate the Ireland victory. What nerves. What chutzpah. And what joy. The dug out erupted when Kevin smashed that last ball. The crowd are dancing and singing. The tournament, which has already seen Netherlands beat England and Australia on the brink, watches another Associate country deliver the sucker punch. For Bangladesh, it's sad deja-vu. They experienced the same sinking feeling against this very team in World Cup.

They bowled with skill and lots of heart to restrict Bangladesh to 137. Mashrafee hit out in the end and started well with the ball to give hope to Bangladesh. Niall counterattacked. And later, his brother Kevin closed the lid on Bangladesh.

Ashraful: We didn't bat well today. Ireland played very good cricket and all credit to them. When Mortaza batted really well, we thought if we can bowl well and field well we can win but they played really well. First of all, we didn't bat too well. Shakib bowled well but I guess they batted really well today."

Ash has been very gracious in defeat.

Porterfield: The target didn't seem steep. The bowlers got to swing it up front and they did really well. They {O'Briens} batted really well to take the game away from Bangladeshis." He also thanks the crowd for coming in to support the team.

Man of the Match Niall -: "It's been a brilliant team performance. We have been watching the tournament for a few days now and itching to come in and do well. The conditions certainly favoured us. Everyone batted really well. The boys did well. The crowd have been brilliant again today. They follow us. We have belief in our selves. We will give a good game against India. "

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18.2
4
Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, Irish eyes are smiling ... What a stunning knock from Kevin. He thrashed this one over mid-off for the match-winning boundary. Kevin and Niall with the bat have completed the job started by their bowlers
18.1
2
Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, 2 runs, Another short delivery, Kevin stands tall to carve it high over cover point. The Irish in the crowd are singing now. Great scenes here

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END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | IRE: 132/4 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 3.00)

  • KJ O'Brien33 (15b)
  • JF Mooney17 (14b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan3-0-23-1
  • Rubel Hossain3-0-25-0
17.6
1
Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, retains the strike with a drive through the on side
17.5
6
Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, SIX, Kevin the hero! He moved to the off side and had one almighty big swing over deep square leg. Whaddaplayyaaaa!
17.4
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mooney, 1 run, turned to fineleg and they rush across for a quick single. It needed a direct hit to catch him short of the crease
17.3
1
Shakib Al Hasan to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, moves to the off stump - he has shown a liking to do that against the left-arm spinner - but adjusts to the ball outside off and pushes it calmly to cover point
17.2
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Mooney, 1 run, pushed through the point region for a single
17.1
4
Shakib Al Hasan to Mooney, FOUR, What a top shot! Under pressure, he has pulled off a reverse sweep in style. It was on the off and middle, he opened up his stance and crashed it over short third man

Sabbir: "Why Rubel?! As Shakib and Naeem, both have 2 overs in their hand...ashraful is going to hand over the match to Ireland..Strange Captaincy"

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | IRE: 118/4 (20 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 6.66)

  • JF Mooney11 (11b)
  • KJ O'Brien25 (12b)
  • Rubel Hossain3-0-25-0
  • Abdur Razzak3-0-18-1
16.6
1lb
Rubel Hossain to Mooney, 1 leg bye, length delivery on the middle and leg, shapes to tap it to the on side but it goes to the off side off the pad ...
16.5
1
Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, 1 run, full and on the middle, dragged to deep midwicket for a single..
16.4
4
Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, FOUR, Fabulicious hit! Take a bow Kevin. He moves outside leg stump, Rubel put this in the slot and Kevin whacked it inside-out through wide mid-off. That screamed to the boundary
16.3
0
Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, no run, Yet another short delivery , Rubel goes for the pull but cant' put bat to ball ...
16.3
1w
Rubel Hossain to KJ O'Brien, 1 wide, Another short delivery attempted by the youngster but he pushes it wide outside off. Pressure.

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.900
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.540
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017