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1st ODI, Mirpur, March 18, 2008, Ireland tour of Bangladesh
(39.5/50 ov, T:186) 186/2

Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 61 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Ireland Innings
Bangladesh Innings
Match Details
Ireland  (50 ovs maximum)
William Porterfield c †Dhiman Ghosh b Mashrafe Mortaza11919005.26
Reinhardt Strydom c †Dhiman Ghosh b Mashrafe Mortaza829401027.58
Eoin Morgan  b Farhad Reza3555721163.63
Niall O'Brien c Farhad Reza b Mahmudullah1521222171.42
Kevin O'Brien lbw b Shakib Al Hasan2044552045.45
Andre Botha run out (Abdur Razzak)2228352078.57
Alex Cusack c Farhad Reza b Mashrafe Mortaza3861800162.29
Trent Johnston (c)not out 3141662075.60
Dave Langford-Smith not out 32400150.00
Extras(b 5, lb 4, w 3)12
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 3.70, 204 Mts)185/7
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (William Porterfield, 4.6 ov), 2-20 (Reinhardt Strydom, 10.2 ov), 3-43 (Niall O'Brien, 15.6 ov), 4-81 (Eoin Morgan, 25.6 ov), 5-97 (Kevin O'Brien, 30.3 ov), 6-115 (Andre Botha, 34.5 ov), 7-180 (Alex Cusack, 49.1 ov)
Mashrafe Mortaza1042232.20472000
4.6 to WTS Porterfield, first strike! excellent line and length from Mortaza, in the channel outside the off stump and Porterfield is drawn forward into the drive, thick edge produced and the ball goes straight to the keeper. 8/1
10.2 to R Strydom, edged to the keeper. 20/2
49.1 to AR Cusack, good length delivery and Cusack goes hard at it, not a well timed shot in the end and the ball balloons up towards deep cover where Reza nicely settles under it. 180/7
Abdur Razzak1003603.60402110
15.6 to NJ O'Brien, gone! line and length delivery and O'Brien' drives hard and staright to Reze at cover. 43/3
Shakib Al Hasan1013813.80373000
30.3 to KJ O'Brien, got'm! tossed up and on the stumps, O'Brien goes for the sweep but fails to make contact - loud appeal and up goes the finger. 97/5
Farhad Reza1004914.90323110
25.6 to EJG Morgan, yorker length delivery and Morgan plays all over it. 81/4
Bangladesh  (T: 186 runs from 50 ovs)
Tamim Iqbal c Thompson b Langford-Smith1318242072.22
Shahriar Nafees not out 9012117211074.38
Aftab Ahmed c Strydom b Johnston11101620110.00
Mohammad Ashraful (c)not out 64901308071.11
Extras(w 8)8
TOTAL39.5 Ov (RR: 4.66, 172 Mts)186/2
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Tamim Iqbal, 5.4 ov), 2-56 (Aftab Ahmed, 9.2 ov)
Kevin O'Brien503006.00164020
Dave Langford-Smith704917.00319050
5.4 to Tamim Iqbal, now Ireland draw the first blood as Tamim tries to cut and does not roll his wrists properly and it goes straight to point where Thomson does no mistakes. 25/1
Trent Johnston611712.83272010
9.2 to Aftab Ahmed, Gone ! drives in the air to mid on where Strydom snaps the catch. 56/2
Andre Botha612003.33253000
Kyle McCallan802803.50231000
Alex Cusack3.501604.17152000
Greg Thompson402606.5072000
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Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossIreland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Mashrafe Mortaza
Series resultBangladesh led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2693
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 days18 March 2008 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Greg Thompson
Greg Thompson
Reinhardt Strydom
Reinhardt Strydom
List A debut
Reinhardt Strydom
Reinhardt Strydom
Enamul Haque
Sri Lanka
Tyron Wijewardene
Reserve Umpire
Nadir Shah
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
  • Ireland innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • 50 runs in 18.5 overs, 72 mins
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • 100 runs in 31.5 overs, 125 mins
  • 150 runs in 43.1 overs, 174 mins
  • Bangladesh innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • 50 runs in 8.5 overs, 37 mins
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • 100 runs in 24.1 overs, 106 mins
  • 150 runs in 34.3 overs, 151 mins
  • Shahriar Nafees 50 off 75 balls in 111 mins
  • Mohammad Ashraful 50 off 76 balls in 114 mins