42nd Match, Super Eights, Bridgetown, April 15, 2007, ICC World Cup
(41.2/50 ov, T:244) 169

Ireland won by 74 runs

Player Of The Match
85 (136)
Ireland Innings
Bangladesh Innings
Match Details
Ireland  (50 ovs maximum)
William Porterfield c Mohammad Rafique b Mashrafe Mortaza851361753062.50
Jeremy Bray run out (Shakib Al Hasan/†Mushfiqur Rahim)31701111044.28
Eoin Morgan run out (†Mushfiqur Rahim/Shahadat Hossain)5971055.55
Niall O'Brien c Tamim Iqbal b Shakib Al Hasan1014210071.42
Kevin O'Brien run out (sub [Farhad Reza]/†Mushfiqur Rahim)48445822109.09
Trent Johnston (c)c Shahriar Nafees b Mashrafe Mortaza30233821130.43
Andrew White run out (sub [Farhad Reza]/†Mushfiqur Rahim)44600100.00
Dave Langford-Smith not out 64710150.00
Andre Botha not out 11200100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 11, nb 5, w 6)23
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.86, 220 Mts)243/7
Fall of wickets: 1-92 (Jeremy Bray, 25.3 ov), 2-101 (Eoin Morgan, 27.5 ov), 3-128 (Niall O'Brien, 33.2 ov), 4-176 (William Porterfield, 41.3 ov), 5-215 (Kevin O'Brien, 47.1 ov), 6-233 (Andrew White, 48.5 ov), 7-237 (Trent Johnston, 49.3 ov)
Mashrafe Mortaza1013823.80383003
41.3 to WTS Porterfield, tame end to his innings! Slower ball, Porterfield gets down on one knee, goes for the paddle, mistimes it, and the top-edge is gobbled up easily by short fine leg. 176/4
49.3 to DT Johnston, gone! Low full toss again, just outside off stump, and he pops that up to Nafees at cover, placed their for this very delivery, to end a captain's cameo. 237/7
Shahadat Hossain915105.66333112
Abdur Razzak904805.33282220
Mohammad Rafique1004204.20271020
Shakib Al Hasan1004414.40261000
33.2 to NJ O'Brien, good catch! Tossed up, he quickly gets into position to play the reverse sweep, connects very well off the middle of the bat, but Tamim flings himself forward at short third man and holds onto it firmly. 128/3
Aftab Ahmed20804.0050010
Bangladesh  (T: 244 runs from 50 ovs)
Tamim Iqbal  b Johnston2959964049.15
Shahriar Nafees c †NJ O'Brien b Rankin718291038.88
Aftab Ahmed c †NJ O'Brien b Botha1292011133.33
Shakib Al Hasan run out (Botha)38120037.50
Mohammad Ashraful c Langford-Smith b Rankin3536435197.22
Habibul Bashar (c) b Johnston3257922056.14
Mushfiqur Rahim  b McCallan1626312061.53
Mashrafe Mortaza c & b Langford-Smith035000.00
Mohammad Rafique c Johnston b Langford-Smith2990022.22
Abdur Razzak  b McCallan1121290052.38
Shahadat Hossain not out 023000.00
Extras(lb 4, w 18)22
TOTAL41.2 Ov (RR: 4.08, 189 Mts)169
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Shahriar Nafees, 6.3 ov), 2-45 (Aftab Ahmed, 10.1 ov), 3-48 (Shakib Al Hasan, 12.4 ov), 4-93 (Tamim Iqbal, 19.6 ov), 5-102 (Mohammad Ashraful, 21.6 ov), 6-131 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 30.4 ov), 7-134 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 31.2 ov), 8-138 (Mohammad Rafique, 33.4 ov), 9-169 (Abdur Razzak, 40.4 ov), 10-169 (Habibul Bashar, 41.2 ov)
Boyd Rankin804225.25342190
6.3 to Shahriar Nafees, first blood! Banged in short, Nafees swivels on the pull, done in by the extra bounce as the ball darts into him, gets the glove and the ball pops up for a simple catch for the 'keeper. 18/1
21.6 to Mohammad Ashraful, gone! Rankin bangs one short on leg stump, Ashraful moves to hook, times it beautifully off the middle of the bat, but straight down Langford-Smith's throat at fine leg, didnt have to move an inch, well placed he was!. 102/5
Dave Langford-Smith1012722.70432030
31.2 to Mashrafe Mortaza, hah, caught and bowled to get rid of Mortaza! An innocuous delivery, a slow full toss, that he just tamely pushes back to the bowler!. 134/7
33.4 to Mohammad Rafique, caught! Johnston takes it at midwicket, Langford-Smith bangs it short, Rafique moves on to the back foot and plays a feeble pull, the ball lobs towards midwicket where Johnston runs backwards to his right and takes it over his shoulder, Ireland inch closer to a famous and thoroughly well-deserved victory. 138/8
Andre Botha803113.87323100
10.1 to Aftab Ahmed, gone, first ball! Full, wide, Aftab leans across, chasing it, and gets a thin edge that the 'keeper, expertly chasing the ball's pattern too, snaps up! Botha! O'Brien!. 45/2
Trent Johnston7.204025.45235020
19.6 to Tamim Iqbal, cleaned 'em up! Tamim backs away to leg, exposing the stumps, and Johnston chases him with a yorker that he drags onto the stumps...celebrations for the Irish captain and his wards! There's that little fancy jig he does!. 93/4
41.2 to Habibul Bashar, 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!. 169/10
Kyle McCallan812523.12323000
30.4 to Mushfiqur Rahim, comeback, and how! McCallan strikes back in classical offspinner's fashion! Fingers roll over the seam, tosses it up, deceives Rahim totally in the flight, beaten by the spin and the balls sneaks through to disturb the furniture! Beauty!. 131/6
40.4 to Abdur Razzak, 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. 169/9
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Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossIreland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
William Porterfield
Match numberODI no. 2572
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days15 April 2007 - day (50-over match)
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsIreland 2, Bangladesh 0
  • Ireland innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Ireland: 50 runs in 13.3 overs (86 balls), Extras 8
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (WTS Porterfield 35, JP Bray 10, Ex 8)
  • Drinks: Ireland - 55/0 in 15.0 overs (WTS Porterfield 36, JP Bray 11)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • WTS Porterfield: 50 off 88 balls (3 x 4)
  • Ireland: 100 runs in 27.4 overs (173 balls), Extras 13
  • Drinks: Ireland - 128/3 in 33.2 overs (WTS Porterfield 68)
  • Ireland: 150 runs in 38.3 overs (240 balls), Extras 17
  • Ireland: 200 runs in 45.3 overs (284 balls), Extras 21
  • Bangladesh innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (91 balls), Extras 13
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 61/3 in 15.0 overs (Tamim Iqbal 17, Mohammad Ashraful 9)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 21.0 overs (136 balls), Extras 15
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 131/6 in 30.4 overs (Habibul Bashar 14)
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 37.1 overs (233 balls), Extras 18
  • Official Attendance - 15,541
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