2nd T20I, Belfast, Jul 20 2012, Bangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands
(20 ov, target 147)145/6
Bangladesh won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
50* (33)
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• The Report by Ger Siggins at Stormont

Mahmudullah strangles Ireland at the death

Two near-perfect overs from the offspinner Mahmudullah proved the difference between two well-matched sides

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh146/6(20 overs)
Ireland145/6(20 overs)
Ed Joyce41 (44)
Gary Wilson37 (27)
end of over 208 runs • 2 wickets
IRE: 145/6CRR: 7.25 
Trent Johnston6 (1)
John Mooney0 (0)
Mahmudullah 4-0-28-2
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-31-0

Phew now that was a game of cricket.

Bangladesh win the game by one, yes one run. It also means that they take a winning 2-0 lead in the series.

Nasir Hossain has just been named Man of the Match for his unbeaten 50 in the Bangladesh innings.

The good news is that we get to do this all again tomorrow, when we have the final game of this series.

That just leaves me to wish you all a good night and this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Belfast

Mahmudullah to Johnston, SIX runs

Johnston opens his shoulders and hits the ball high over cow corner. Doesnt matter though because Bangladesh win by 1 run.

Mahmudullah to Joyce, OUT

its nearly all over now. Joyce had to hit the ball and it went straight to Tamim at long-off. Only one ball left

Ed Joyce c Tamim Iqbal b Mahmudullah 41 (66m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 93.18

The batsmen crossed so Joyce is on strike

Mahmudullah to Poynter, OUT

wicket for Bangladesh. Poynter came down the ground and hit it straight down Shakib's throat at long-on. What a time for a wicket

Andrew Poynter c Shakib Al Hasan b Mahmudullah 12 (15m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
Mahmudullah to Poynter, no run

hits the ball back down the ground and it hits Joyce. Ireland dont run

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run

goes down on one knee but can only hit it along the ground to long-off

Lots of field changes

Mahmudullah to Poynter, 1 run

overpitched and hit to deep mid-wicket. Quick fielding out there

end of over 199 runs
IRE: 137/4CRR: 7.21 RRR: 10.00
Ed Joyce40 (42)
Andrew Poynter11 (9)
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-31-0
Mahmudullah 3-0-20-0

10 mneeded off the last over

Tension every where in the ground.

Shakib to Joyce, no run

looks to hit the ball down the ground. Shakib grabs the ball and knocks over the non strikers stumps. Poynter is just home

Shakib to Joyce, 2 runs

Joyce drives the ball through deep mid-wicket and its just cut off before the boundary

Shakib to Joyce, 2 runs

hits the ball through mid-wicket and the fielders are all out. They get two

Shakib to Joyce, 2 runs

cuts the ball square on the offside, the crowd is cheering for it to go but Ashraful cuts it off

Shakib to Poynter, 1 run

drive to long-off, wants the second but it isnt there

Shakib to Poynter, 2 runs

hits the ball high to cow corner, Joyce goes for the second and Shakib cant take it so he gets home

end of over 184 runs
IRE: 128/4CRR: 7.11 RRR: 9.50
Andrew Poynter8 (7)
Ed Joyce34 (38)
Mahmudullah 3-0-20-0
Abdur Razzak 4-0-30-1

Great over from Bangladesh. Ireland now need 19 off 12 balls

The tension is rising here.

Mahmudullah to Poynter, 1 run

drives the ball down to long-off and Joyce wants the second. Its not there so Poynter is still on strike

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run

hits the ball to short mid-off and Joyce sets off straight away. The throw comes in and it misses

Mahmudullah to Poynter, 1 run

gets on the front foot and drives to long-on

Mahmudullah to Poynter, no run

doesnt hit the ball and the keeper gathers

Mahmudullah to Poynter, no run

can only play it back to the bowler

Mahmudullah to Joyce, 1 run

gets an inside edge just past the keeper. Lucky again

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 124/4CRR: 7.29 RRR: 7.66
Andrew Poynter6 (3)
Ed Joyce32 (36)
Abdur Razzak 4-0-30-1
Mashrafe Mortaza 2-0-22-0

23 off 18 balls

Razzak to Poynter, 2 runs

chips the ball just over the head of the bowler. Joyce wants two and he sets off quickly. The throw doesnt come in in time

Razzak to Poynter, FOUR runs

gets the front foot forward and hits the ball over mid-wicket. It races to the rope

Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands
Player Of The Match
Nasir Hossain
Nasir Hossain
Series resultBangladesh led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 250
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.15, Interval 18.15-18.30, Second Session 18.30-19.45
Match days20 July 2012 - day (20-over match)
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Mark Hawthorne
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Richard Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Noel McCarey
Match Referee
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Dev Govindjee