Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

NJ O'Brien
40(25) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
2 1 2 0 13 11 0 11
KJ O'Brien
39(17) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 5 0 0 12 4 0 17

Best performances - Bowlers

DT Johnston
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mashrafe Mortaza
O4
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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

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