result
9th Match, Group B (D/N), Dhaka, Feb 25 2011, ICC Cricket World Cup
(45/50 ov, target 206)178
Bangladesh won by 27 runs
player of the match
Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Shafiul secures Bangladesh vital victory

Bangladesh's bowlers held their nerve to atone for the failures of their batsman, as the pluck of the Irish proved insufficient to overcome the most fervent atmosphere of the World Cup so far

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Sahil Dutta
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh205/10(49.2 overs)
Ireland178/10(45 overs)
end of over 453 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 178/10CRR: 3.95 RRR: 5.6
George Dockrell4 (12)
Shafiul Islam 8-1-21-4
Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-28-2

Bangladesh win by 27 runs Brave effort from Ireland, proved the value of good Associate teams, they bowled superbly on a wicket tailor-made for their take-the-pace-off bowlers. Bangladesh were hugely disappointing with the bat, especially given the start Tamim gave them. George Dockrell was a star for Ireland with his left-arm-spin but Bangladesh rallied and scrapped hard to pull of the victory. Shafiul Islam finished with four but it was the spinners who took the early wickets to leave Ireland struggling.

Andrew Miller will have a bulletin ready shortly to tell you all about it and we have a gallery to show you all about it.

Tamim Iqbal, who played well before a very soft dismissal has been named man of the match. Bit of a crowd pick that if you ask me.

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44.6
W
Shafiul to Rankin, OUT

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

Boyd Rankin c Junaid Siddique b Shafiul Islam 3 (12m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07
44.5
1
Shafiul to Dockrell, 1 run

nicely played here, worked off the pads down to deep square leg

44.4
Shafiul to Dockrell, no run

banged in short and it loops slowly over Dockrell

44.4
1w
Shafiul to Dockrell, 1 wide

slower ball well wide of off stump, too wide for the umpire's liking, in fact

44.3
1
Shafiul to Rankin, 1 run

driven, firmly but without much timing and it dribbles wide of cover

44.2
Shafiul to Rankin, no run

hint of swing here for the wild-eyed Shafiul, just tailed back into Rankin late

44.1
Shafiul to Rankin, no run

full from Shafiul, Rankin swishes and misses. Looks every bit the No. 11 he is

end of over 442 runs
IRE: 175/9CRR: 3.97 RRR: 5.16
Boyd Rankin2 (9)
George Dockrell3 (10)
Shakib Al Hasan 8-0-28-2
Shafiul Islam 7-1-18-3
43.6
1
Shakib to Rankin, 1 run

finally Rankin picks up a single, fiddling this around the corner

43.5
Shakib to Rankin, no run

worked off the toes into the midwicket region

43.4
Shakib to Rankin, no run

Bangladesh throwing themselves around the field. Whipped into the leg side but smartly fielded

43.3
Shakib to Rankin, no run

driven carefully to cover

43.2
Shakib to Rankin, no run

again Rankin has played and missed outside off stump. Shakib desperate to finish it off

43.1
1
Shakib to Dockrell, 1 run

Dockrell gets very deep into his crease to push a single down the ground

end of over 432 runs • 1 wicket
IRE: 173/9CRR: 4.02 RRR: 4.71
Boyd Rankin1 (4)
George Dockrell2 (9)
Shafiul Islam 7-1-18-3
Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-26-2
42.6
Shafiul to Rankin, no run

fuller this time, Rankin was hanging back and held his bat a long way out from his body. Didn't look like connecting

42.5
Shafiul to Rankin, no run

play and a miss outside off

42.4
Shafiul to Rankin, no run

outside off stump and left alone. Shakib has cut a very serious figure all day and is ordering his troops around firmly between deliveries

42.3
1
Shafiul to Dockrell, 1 run

turned away into space, looked like a couple was on but some chaotic calling meant only a single was taken

42.2
1
Shafiul to Rankin, 1 run

gets a wide delivery outside off, he bowled a few of those, stabbed away to deep point

Boyd Rankin has had a miserable day and he needs a miracle to drag Ireland back into this.

42.1
W
Shafiul to Johnston, OUT

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

Trent Johnston lbw b Shafiul Islam 6 (10m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
end of over 423 runs
IRE: 171/8CRR: 4.07 RRR: 4.37
Trent Johnston6 (5)
George Dockrell1 (8)
Shakib Al Hasan 7-0-26-2
Shafiul Islam 6-1-16-2
41.6
1
Shakib to Johnston, 1 run

ideal for Ireland, Johnston keeps the strike by nudging a single to midwicket. 35 runs will feel like 135 though

Best performances - batters
Tamim Iqbal portrait
Tamim Iqbal BDESH
44 runs (43)
7 fours
0 six
Control91%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
3 fours
0 six
044159480
Niall O'Brien portrait
NJ O'Brien IRE
38 runs (52)
3 fours
0 six
Control85%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
16 runs
1 four
0 six
038411714
Best performances - bowlers
Shafiul Islam
Shafiul Islam BDESH
O
8
M
1
R
21
W
4
ECO
2.62
Andre Botha
AC Botha IRE
O
9
M
1
R
32
W
3
ECO
3.55
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Cricket World Cup
Season2010/11
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
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)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama
PointsBangladesh 2, Ireland 0