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RESULT
7th Match, Group A, Nottingham, June 08, 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(18.2/20 ov, T:138) 138/4

Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
40 (25)
niall-o-brien
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 137/8(20 overs)
Ireland 138/4(18.2 overs)

Long after the game ends, Ireland will celebrate and Bangladesh will question certain captaincy decisions made by Ash. Was he right in bringing in the seamers against Kevin ? Should he have continued with the spinners? But that's for later. In the here and now, let's celebrate the Ireland victory. What nerves. What chutzpah. And what joy. The dug out erupted when Kevin smashed that last ball. The crowd are dancing and singing. The tournament, which has already seen Netherlands beat England and Australia on the brink, watches another Associate country deliver the sucker punch. For Bangladesh, it's sad deja-vu. They experienced the same sinking feeling against this very team in World Cup.

They bowled with skill and lots of heart to restrict Bangladesh to 137. Mashrafee hit out in the end and started well with the ball to give hope to Bangladesh. Niall counterattacked. And later, his brother Kevin closed the lid on Bangladesh.

Ashraful: We didn't bat well today. Ireland played very good cricket and all credit to them. When Mortaza batted really well, we thought if we can bowl well and field well we can win but they played really well. First of all, we didn't bat too well. Shakib bowled well but I guess they batted really well today."

Ash has been very gracious in defeat.

Porterfield: The target didn't seem steep. The bowlers got to swing it up front and they did really well. They {O'Briens} batted really well to take the game away from Bangladeshis." He also thanks the crowd for coming in to support the team.

Man of the Match Niall -: "It's been a brilliant team performance. We have been watching the tournament for a few days now and itching to come in and do well. The conditions certainly favoured us. Everyone batted really well.

The boys did well. The crowd have been brilliant again today. They follow us. We have belief in our selves. We will give a good game against India. "

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18.2
4
Rubel to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

Irish eyes are smiling ... What a stunning knock from Kevin. He thrashed this one over mid-off for the match-winning boundary. Kevin and Niall with the bat have completed the job started by their bowlers

18.1
2
Rubel to K O'Brien, 2 runs

Another short delivery, Kevin stands tall to carve it high over cover point. The Irish in the crowd are singing now. Great scenes here

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end of over 1814 runs
IRE: 132/4CRR: 7.33 RRR: 3.00
Kevin O'Brien33 (15b 3x4 2x6)
John Mooney17 (14b 2x4)
Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-23-1
Rubel Hossain 3-0-25-0
17.6
1
Shakib to K O'Brien, 1 run

retains the strike with a drive through the on side

17.5
6
Shakib to K O'Brien, SIX runs

Kevin the hero! He moved to the off side and had one almighty big swing over deep square leg. Whaddaplayyaaaa!

17.4
1
Shakib to Mooney, 1 run

turned to fineleg and they rush across for a quick single. It needed a direct hit to catch him short of the crease

17.3
1
Shakib to K O'Brien, 1 run

moves to the off stump - he has shown a liking to do that against the left-arm spinner - but adjusts to the ball outside off and pushes it calmly to cover point

17.2
1
Shakib to Mooney, 1 run

pushed through the point region for a single

17.1
4
Shakib to Mooney, FOUR runs

What a top shot! Under pressure, he has pulled off a reverse sweep in style. It was on the off and middle, he opened up his stance and crashed it over short third man

Sabbir: "Why Rubel?! As Shakib and Naeem, both have 2 overs in their hand...ashraful is going to hand over the match to Ireland..Strange Captaincy"

end of over 1713 runs
IRE: 118/4CRR: 6.94 RRR: 6.66
John Mooney11 (11b 1x4)
Kevin O'Brien25 (12b 3x4 1x6)
Rubel Hossain 3-0-25-0
Abdur Razzak 3-0-18-1
16.6
1lb
Rubel to Mooney, 1 leg bye

length delivery on the middle and leg, shapes to tap it to the on side but it goes to the off side off the pad ...

16.5
1
Rubel to K O'Brien, 1 run

full and on the middle, dragged to deep midwicket for a single..

16.4
4
Rubel to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

Fabulicious hit! Take a bow Kevin. He moves outside leg stump, Rubel put this in the slot and Kevin whacked it inside-out through wide mid-off. That screamed to the boundary

16.3
Rubel to K O'Brien, no run

Yet another short delivery , Rubel goes for the pull but cant' put bat to ball ...

16.3
1w
Rubel to K O'Brien, 1 wide

Another short delivery attempted by the youngster but he pushes it wide outside off. Pressure.

16.2
4
Rubel to K O'Brien, FOUR runs

Kevin Kevin goes the chant here .. Rubel drags in another short delivery and this time, Kevin lashes it superbly over extra cover... fine fine shot under pressure. ash has a chat with Rubel

16.1
2
Rubel to K O'Brien, 2 runs

bangs it short around off, Kevin pulls it high in the air, all the fielders look up but it falls safely in the wide midwicket region

Ash goes for another quick bowler .. Rubel to bowl

end of over 169 runs
IRE: 105/4CRR: 6.56 RRR: 8.25
Kevin O'Brien14 (7b 1x4 1x6)
John Mooney11 (10b 1x4)
Abdur Razzak 3-0-18-1
Mashrafe Mortaza 4-0-30-2
15.6
1
Razzak to K O'Brien, 1 run

he moves towards the off stump again but this time just paddles it for a single .. but he retains the strike.

15.5
Razzak to K O'Brien, no run

leans forward to push to point

15.4
6
Razzak to K O'Brien, SIX runs

What a biggie from Kevin! He walked towards the off stump, fetched the full delivery from the off stump and swung it high over midwicket boundary

15.3
1
Razzak to Mooney, 1 run

goes for the reverse sweep this time and gets a single to deep backward point

15.2
Razzak to Mooney, no run

from over the wicket, full, really full outside off, big swing attempted but no wood on leatehr

Best performances - batters
NJ O'Brien
NJ O'Brien IRE
40 runs (25)
3 fours3 sixes
Control
72%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
0 four3 sixes
21201311011
KJ O'Brien
KJ O'Brien IRE
39 runs (17)
4 fours2 sixes
Control
83%
Productive shot
leg glance
12 runs
1 four1 six
1500124017
Best performances - bowlers
DT Johnston
DT Johnston IRE
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza BAN
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
2
ECO
7.5
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Ireland
Niall O'Brien
Match numberT20I no. 96
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days8 June 2009 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
John Mooney
John Mooney
Jeremy Bray
Jeremy Bray
Regan West
Regan West
Boyd Rankin
Boyd Rankin
T20 debut
John Mooney
John Mooney
Jeremy Bray
Jeremy Bray
Regan West
Regan West
Boyd Rankin
Boyd Rankin
Umpires
England
Nigel Llong
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Asad Rauf
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
PointsIreland 2, Bangladesh 0
Ireland Innings
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ICC World Twenty20
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND22041.227
IRE2112-0.162
BAN2020-0.996
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG21121.175
PAK21120.850
NED2112-2.025
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL22040.626
WI21120.715
AUS2020-1.331
Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA22043.275
NZ21120.309
SCOT2020-5.281
Group E
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.787
WI32140.063
ENG3122-0.414
IND3030-0.466
Group F
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL33061.267
PAK32141.185
NZ3122-0.232
IRE3030-2.183