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Dashing Mortaza stuns Ireland

Just when Ireland thought they finally had the beating of Bangladesh, a savage batting assault by Mashrafe Mortaza ended their hopes and gave the visitors a 3-0 win in the series.

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Match Details


Ireland , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Bangladesh won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

21 July 2012 (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 141/8 | RR: 7.05

  • Elias Sunny2 (2b)
  • Abdur Razzak3 (4b)
  • Trent Johnston4-0-34-1
  • Kevin O'Brien4-0-28-1

What a finish again. One run yesterday and last ball today! I think that we have all got our breath back after the end of the game. Bangladesh win the last game by two wickets and so win the series 3-0. The truth is in the last 2 games it was much closer then that.

Mortaza has been named Man of the Match for both his bowling and his batting. He took 4-19 and then hit a quick fire 30 off 13 balls, which won Bangladesh the match today.

Bangladesh now move on to the Netherlands for two T20 games against Scotland and the Netherlands. For Ireland South Africa A are up next, touring throughout August.

That just leaves me to thanks you for following my commentary over the past week. This is Justin Smyth saying goodbye from a cloudy Stormont ground in Belfast. Goodnight.

Johnston to Elias Sunny, 1 run, its pitched up from Johnston. It goes past the short mid-wicket and KOB runs in and picks up the ball. He throws at the non-strikers end. He misses, if he had hit Sunny would have been out. What a finish! Second day running!

All the fielders have come in and the batsman are talking in the middle

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, hit past the short mid-wicket and the scores are tied.
Johnston to Elias Sunny, 1 run, hits the ball into the legside and they run straight away. 2 needed off 2. If its a tie it might be a super over here
Johnston to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, its not over by a long shot. Johnston pitches the ball up and its missed by the batsman. Its hit him straight in front and he is given out

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Johnston 18 (41m 20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 90.00

Johnston to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, its it hard down to long-off, the ball comes back in quickly to stop the second
Johnston to Abdur Razzak, no run, better ball outside offstump and Razzak plays and misses

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st62Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
2nd5Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
3rd2Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
4th13MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
5th0Ziaur RahmanMushfiqur Rahim
6th5Mushfiqur RahimNasir Hossain
7th48Mashrafe MortazaMushfiqur Rahim
8th3Abdur RazzakMushfiqur Rahim
9th3Abdur RazzakElias Sunny