Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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!

Habibul Bashar b Johnston 32 (92m 57b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.14

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 (75 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.12, RRR: 8.33)

  • Shahadat Hossain0 (2b)
  • Habibul Bashar32 (55b)
  • Kyle McCallan8-1-25-2
  • Trent 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

Abdur Razzak b McCallan 11 (29m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

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
40.2
0
McCallan to Abdur Razzak, no run, flatter, he comes out and swings again, inside-edging onto his boot
40.1
0
McCallan to Abdur Razzak, no run, tossed up, he swings across the line to midwicket

We're into the home stretch now, folks. McCallan comes back on.

END OF OVER:
40 | 9 Runs | BDESH: 169/8 (75 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.22, RRR: 7.50)

  • Habibul Bashar32 (55b)
  • Abdur Razzak11 (17b)
  • Trent Johnston7-0-40-1
  • Andre Botha8-0-31-1
39.6
4
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, FOUR runs, short and wide, he cuts, Porterfield dives, cant stop it, its in the gap and runs away for four
39.6
1w
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, another slow, dibbly one down leg stump
39.5
0
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, no run, overpitched, Bashar drives back to Johnston on the bounce
39.5
1w
Johnston to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, wayward delivery down leg stump

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
18Shahriar NafeesTamim Iqbal
27Aftab AhmedTamim Iqbal
3Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
45Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
9Habibul BasharMohammad Ashraful
29Habibul BasharMushfiqur Rahim
3Habibul BasharMashrafe Mortaza
4Mohammad RafiqueHabibul Bashar
31Habibul BasharAbdur Razzak
0Habibul BasharShahadat Hossain

World Cup

Super Eights
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.4
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.73
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NL3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BDESH3214-1.523
INDIA31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886