3rd T20I, Belfast, Jul 21 2012, Bangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands
(20 ov)141/8
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets
Player Of The Match
30 (13) & 4/19
• Ger Siggins at Stormont

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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Scorecard summary
Ireland140/8(20 overs)
Bangladesh141/8(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 141/8CRR: 7.05 
Elias Sunny2 (2)
Abdur Razzak3 (4)
Trent Johnston 4-0-34-1
Kevin O'Brien 4-0-28-1

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 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, 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
Johnston to Razzak, 1 run

its it hard down to long-off, the ball comes back in quickly to stop the second

Johnston to Razzak, no run

better ball outside offstump and Razzak plays and misses

Johnston to Razzak, 1 wide

down legside, not the start that Ireland wanted from Johnston

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 136/7CRR: 7.15 RRR: 5.00
Abdur Razzak1 (1)
Mushfiqur Rahim18 (20)
Kevin O'Brien 4-0-28-1
George Dockrell 4-0-33-2

six balls to go.

K O'Brien to Razzak, 1 run

pitched up and its hit by Razzak just in front of Murtagh at deep square leg

Six runs to get in 7 balls.

K O'Brien to Mortaza, OUT

its not over yet! KOB gets Mortaza to miss a straight one and he hits the wicket.

Mashrafe Mortaza b KJ O'Brien 30 (16m 13b 0x4 4x6) SR: 230.76
K O'Brien to Mortaza, 1 wide

too far outside offstump and its called a wide. Bangladesh closing in on the win here

K O'Brien to Mortaza, no run

wide of offstump and its a play and miss

K O'Brien to Mushfiqur, 1 run

driven down to long-off

K O'Brien to Mushfiqur, SIX runs

its another big six. He hits the ball high over cowcorner. Great shot

K O'Brien to Mushfiqur, no run

cuts the ball outside the offstump and it stopped well at point

end of over 1821 runs
BAN: 125/6CRR: 6.94 RRR: 8.00
Mashrafe Mortaza30 (11)
Mushfiqur Rahim11 (17)
George Dockrell 4-0-33-2
Kevin O'Brien 3-0-19-0
Dockrell to Mortaza, SIX runs

its another big hit and KOB gets under the ball. He drops the ball over the boundary

Dockrell to Mortaza, SIX runs

there's another six. Comes down the crease and hits the ball over cow corner. Great shot

Dockrell to Mortaza, no run

hits the ball back to the bowler

Dockrell to Mortaza, SIX runs

hits the ball a mile over long-on. Great shot

Dockrell to Mushfiqur, 1 run

goes back in the crease and cuts the ball past point

Dockrell to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

cuts the ball past point and they run well

Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands
Player Of The Match
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza
Series resultBangladesh won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberT20I no. 251
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 days21 July 2012 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Tim Murtagh
Tim Murtagh
Ireland Image
Mark Hawthorne
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Richard Smith
Reserve Umpire
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Keith Smith
Match Referee
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Dev Govindjee