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Match Details


Ireland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Bangladesh led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

17.15 start, First Session 17.15-18.30, Interval 18.30-18.40 Second Session 18.40-19.55

Match days

18 July 2012 (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

20 | 8 Runs | IRE: 119/8 (72 runs required, RR: 5.95)

  • Max Sorensen12 (13b)
  • Gary Wilson41 (36b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza4-0-36-0
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-26-0

Bangladesh where worthy winners of the match today. Tamim and Shakib got Bangladesh off to a good start and it was carried on further down the order. 190 was always going to be a tough target for Ireland to reach and they really struggled once bangladesh started bowling spin.

Elias Sunny has just been named man of the match for his bowling figures of 5-13. Thats the best bowling performance by a Bangladesh player in T20 internationals. Ireland lost too many wickets to put up a real challenge, so Bangladesh now go 1-0 up in this three match series.

Luckly we do not have too long to wait as the next game is going to be on Friday. So please join me then, this is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a very cloudy Belfast. Goodnight.

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, 1 run, plays the ball to deep mid-wicket and they jog through. Bangladesh win by 71 runs
Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, no run, outside offstump and Sorensen misses with the cut. Last ball coming up
Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, 1 run, hits the ball in the air but drops in front of deep mid-wicket
Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, FOUR runs, cuts the ball in the air over the top of point
Mashrafe Mortaza to Sorensen, 1 run, looks to pull the ball and gets an under edge. The keeper fields it well
Mashrafe Mortaza to Wilson, 1 run, driven down to long-off
  • Elias Sunny's unique record

    The Bangladesh left-arm spinner, has become the first player to be named Man of the Match on debut in two formats

  • Sunny's five gives Bangladesh bright start

    Bangladesh spun their way to an emphatic 71-run victory in the first Twenty20 international against Ireland in Belfast

  • Ireland tough in home conditions

    On the face of it this series of three Twenty20s may seem trivial, but it is a significant contest for both sides as they use these games as preparation for the World Twenty20

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st32WTS PorterfieldPR Stirling
2nd2EC JoycePR Stirling
3rd22EC JoyceNJ O'Brien
4th0NJ O'BrienKJ O'Brien
5th0KJ O'BrienGC Wilson
6th4JF MooneyGC Wilson
7th4GC WilsonAR Cusack
8th8DT JohnstonGC Wilson
9th47GC WilsonMC Sorensen