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9th Match, Group B (D/N), Mirpur, February 25, 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(45/50 ov, T:206) 178

Bangladesh won by 27 runs

Player Of The Match
44 (43)
Bangladesh Innings
Ireland Innings
Match Flow
Bangladesh  (50 ovs maximum)
c Porterfield b Botha44435270102.32
st †NJ O'Brien b Mooney12122920100.00
run out (Joyce)3890037.50
c White b Dockrell3666952054.54
c & b Botha1620173080.00
run out (White)3869871055.07
c White b Dockrell1690016.66
c Dockrell b Johnston2938643076.31
lbw b Botha217140011.76
b Johnston1116280068.75
not out 22700100.00
Extras(b 2, nb 1, w 8)11
TOTAL49.2 Ov (RR: 4.15)205
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Imrul Kayes, 6.3 ov), 2-61 (Zunaed Siddique, 8.5 ov), 3-68 (Tamim Iqbal, 11.1 ov), 4-86 (Shakib Al Hasan, 15.2 ov), 5-147 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 33.3 ov), 6-151 (Mohammad Ashraful, 35.2 ov), 7-159 (Raqibul Hasan, 38.1 ov), 8-170 (Shafiul Islam, 42.3 ov), 9-193 (Abdur Razzak, 47.6 ov), 10-205 (Naeem Islam, 49.2 ov)
47.6 to Abdur Razzak, another one goes. Razzak at least trying to up the pace. Slower ball and he's through a leg-side slug far too early, canons off the back pad onto the stumps. Can Bangladesh even reach 200? What a disappointing showing it's been. 193/9
49.2 to Naeem Islam, that will be all, Naeem trying something inventive, which is no bad thing, getting down on one knee to scoop over short fine leg, gets too much bat on it and it loops straight to the man.. 205/10
6.3 to Imrul Kayes, stunning work from O'Brien behind the sticks! Absolute lightening and the crowd is dumbstruck. Complete shock and silence as Kayes tries to flick to leg, overbalances momentarily and O'Brien makes a leg-side stumping look easy. Much, much needed for Ireland and the wicket has come through a moment of inspiration from one of their best. 53/1
11.1 to Tamim Iqbal, the silence is absolutely deafening, as Tamim drives a bit lazily outside off stump, and the skipper Porterfield leans forward at point to take the most crucial wicket of the day so far!. 68/3
15.2 to Shakib Al Hasan, now then, now then! This is a massive wicket! Shakib can't make his lifeline count, as he is beaten for lack of pace off the pitch, plays too early off the back foot and spoons a simple return catch to the bowler!. 86/4
42.3 to Shafiul Islam, Shafiul's torturous innings ends as he pops forward and plays around a straight ball. He called for a review but it only confirmed the worst, heading half-way up leg stump. Three wickets now for Botha, all he's done is bowl straight. 170/8
33.3 to Mushfiqur Rahim, Dockrell strikes! The teenager makes the breakthrough, and it's a poor stroke. An injudicious sweep, against the spin, an easy top-edge, and the man on the 45 backpedals to swallow a sitter. 147/5
35.2 to Mohammad Ashraful, gah. Down on one knee, patted to backward square. A carbon copy of the Mushfiqur dismissal. And another failure for the erratic Ash. 151/6
Ireland  (T: 206 runs from 50 ovs)
c Raqibul Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan2030312066.66
st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak910181090.00
c & b Mohammad Ashraful1635450045.71
c Tamim Iqbal b Shakib Al Hasan3852643073.07
b Mohammad Ashraful1027201037.03
c sub (Sohrawordi Shuvo) b Shafiul Islam3740463192.50
b Shafiul Islam2236552061.11
b Naeem Islam0816000.00
lbw b Shafiul Islam661010100.00
not out 412210033.33
c Junaid Siddique b Shafiul Islam313120023.07
Extras(lb 9, w 4)13
TOTAL45 Ov (RR: 3.95)178
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Paul Stirling, 5.3 ov), 2-36 (William Porterfield, 9.1 ov), 3-75 (Ed Joyce, 18.1 ov), 4-93 (Andrew White, 24.4 ov), 5-110 (Niall O'Brien, 27.4 ov), 6-151 (Kevin O'Brien, 36.4 ov), 7-164 (John Mooney, 39.4 ov), 8-168 (Andre Botha, 40.1 ov), 9-171 (Trent Johnston, 42.1 ov), 10-178 (Boyd Rankin, 44.6 ov)
36.4 to KJ O'Brien, gone! The game changes again. O'Brien can't believe what he's done. Dragged down by Shafiul, O'Brien's eyes lit up but he pulled it straight down the throat of deep square-leg. 151/6
40.1 to AC Botha, Shafiul strikes! Huge blow and that could be it, that must be it! The crowd are deafening. Full ball on leg stump and somehow Botha contrived to play around it. 168/8
42.1 to DT Johnston, Shafiul does it again! Johnston has asked for a review but it looks gone, lbw prodding forward to a ball that nipped back. Yes indeed, time to celebrate, the review confirms the wicket. The light is disappearing now for Ireland. 171/9
44.6 to WB Rankin, that'll be that! Bangladesh have done it, Shafiul finishes with four as Rankin chips to short midwicket. The crowd go absolutely wild, as well they might. Halfway through the hosts were in big trouble after a shoddy batting performance but their bowlers have pulled off a vital victory. 178/10
5.3 to PR Stirling, gone! Bangladesh have the breakthrough and the crowd goes wild. A very full delivery almost yorked Stirling, he jabs down on it and it dribbles from his boot back towards Rahim. The batsman, meanwhile, has stumbled out of the crease and can't get back as the stumps are broken. The TV umpire is called but it was an easy decision. 23/1
39.4 to JF Mooney, gone! Another careless shot from an Ireland batsman, but Bangladesh won't care how they get them. Was wide of off stump and he tried to sweep it and only managed to get a bottom edge into the stumps. 164/7
9.1 to WTS Porterfield, gone! And he strikes first ball. Massive moment in the game. Coming round the wicket, it was a touch short on leg stump but Porterfield goes back and flicks it straight to Raqibul at midwicket. He wasn't going to drop this one.. 36/2
27.4 to NJ O'Brien, what a catch! Get the celebrations going again, Tamim is the man! Niall O'Brien tried to chip a single to square leg, got too much on it and Tamim, haring in from the boundary, dived forward full length to scoop the ball inches off the turf. Crucial wicket that, could be the one that takes the game. 110/5
18.1 to EC Joyce, huge wicket! Joyce has gone and Ashraful is celebrating wildly! Nothing shot, Joyce just turning the bat against the spin, took a leading edge and popped back to the bowler. The celebration was delirious. Bangladesh are all over this now!. 75/3
24.4 to AR White, Ashraful is dancing again! You'd think he's just won the tournament. As it is he snared White who played back to a ball he should have got forward to. Hung his bat out in defence and it spun back past the inside edge onto off stump. 93/4
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  • Bangladesh innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 67 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (35 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (Tamim Iqbal 37, Imrul Kayes 12, Ex 1)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 19 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 86/4 in 15.2 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 5)
  • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 20.3 overs (124 balls), Extras 6
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (Mushfiqur Rahim 24, Raqibul Hasan 26, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 147/5 in 33.3 overs (Raqibul Hasan 30)
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 34.5 overs (210 balls), Extras 6
  • Over 42.3: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - Shafiul Islam (Struck down)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0 (Batting side - 26 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 46.3: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - Abdur Razzak (Upheld)
  • Bangladesh: 200 runs in 48.5 overs (294 balls), Extras 11
  • Innings Break: Bangladesh - 205/10 in 49.2 overs (Rubel Hossain 2)
  • Ireland innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0 (Bowling side - 18 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Ireland - 75/3 in 18.1 overs (NJ O'Brien 27)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 4
  • Over 34.3: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - KJ O'Brien (Struck down)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 35.6 overs (216 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Ireland - 151/6 in 36.4 overs (AC Botha 13)
  • Over 37.2: Review by Bangladesh (Bowling), Umpire - RJ Tucker, Batsman - AC Botha (Struck down)
  • Ireland innings: 1x5 ball over (38th over, bowled by Naeem Islam, called by Umpire RJ Tucker)
  • Over 42.1: Review by Ireland (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - DT Johnston (Struck down)
  • Attendance - 26,728
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 3108
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days25 February 2011 - daynight (50-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsBangladesh 2, Ireland 0
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