clipped in the air, and that is a well-earned wicket from Dockrell! Tamim attempted to work the ball when he had been better off leathering it, and Ireland have called a temporary halt to the onslaught
10.30pm Hypocaust: "Totally unsatisfying and I feel for the players but hopefully these washouts have highlighted the ridiculous situation associate teams are in. It's probably hoping too much that this farcical qualifying stage might prompt some changes from the ICC but we can dream..."
Quite so, and I've little doubt we'll hear more on that when Will Porterfield speaks to the press shortly. Scotland and Netherlands have both made their point eloquently. But there's nothing more they can do on this occasion. Anyhow, nothing more to see here. Assuming the power goes back on in the press box, Melinda Farrell and Sid Monga may yet provide us with some post-match reaction, but from me, Andrew Miller, it's goodnight, and thanks for dropping by.
10.25pm What a shame. It nearly got interesting, and while Tamim Iqbal was teeing off, it was certainly worth watching. But in the end the weather has wrecked the show.
Aakash: "This is insane!!!! These teams have qualified by playing a tournament earlier and now have to go back because of rain?? " That's the measure of it. Qualify for the qualifier, then miss out on a chance to qualify because of the elements. That's cricket for you.
10.20pm It's over. Match abandoned. The rain has won, it's time to go home. Bangladesh resume pole position in their group, ahead of Oman on net run rate, but alas for Ireland, it's time to join the Netherlands on a slow trudge back to Europe.
10.16pm Ketan: "Any news on rain? Hows it going there? It close to 5 PM here in London and thinking of going to an Irish pub! Is that a good idea?" I think that's an exceptional idea, assuming you need to drown your sorrows.
10.14pm Sid Monga reckons we'd need to be back on the field by 10.36pm for an eight-over rumpus. But, he adds mournfully, "it is bucketing now. That should be curtains..."
10.08pm Mohandas Menon, statistical guru that he is, delivers the following permutations. In the event of further rain after a restart, Ireland's score needs to be 72 at five overs, 84 at six, 96 at seven, or 108 at eight.
10.03pm Wes: ""Chasing a revised target is always favourable" I'm sure Wessels, Kirsten, Cronje et al would have a different view!" Different strokes for different blokes ... blame Richie Benaud for that debacle! The new system, as Winston Churchill said of democracy, is "the worst form of government, except for all the others" ... but Ireland have got off lightly in the recalculation, in my opinion.
10.01pm Right, if Bangladesh don't get any more of their innings, Ireland's target will be 108 in eight overs.
9.58pm Jmani: "Common Andrew. The game is off. Nothing to report. Stop relaxing and post our comments. Keep us entertained rather than the chatter and coffee at your workplace. U cannot relax at cricinfo. " Is there a webcam in here?
9.55pm Fahad Naseer: "Its DRS, not DLS." Negative, it is both, Messrs Duckworth and Lewis have recently been joined by Professor Stern. Not a lot of people know that ...
Rain stops play Oh crumbs ... it's only a flurry compared to what we had earlier, but there was some lightning around the ground too.
It is getting heavier I fear. But, the interesting bit could be if DLS comes into play. Chasing a revised target is always favourable for whatever reason, insufficient T20 data or whatever. But it's conjecture at this stage...
tossed up onto a good length from round the wicket, respectfully dabbed to short cover
worked off the hip to square leg
turn and bounce. Interesting
down the leg-side
flogged high into the night sky, and Wilson at deep midwicket tries the same trick he played against Oman to claw the ball back into play. But he couldn't get it right this time!
clipped to midwicket
Hemaq: "Give them 20 overs and teams are scoring 140-150 and give them 12 and likely to score the same - Confused!" Less concern about wickets in hand, I guess. You tee off from the word go
back and across, defended from the crease back down the track
better ball, respectfully played
we have lift-off! Down the track, under the ball, smashed into the stands at deep midwicket!
shorter this time but more lively turn. Tamim waits and waits before pulling calmly through midwicket
tip and run, good sharp running
sharp turn from the straight and narrow, but too much for O'Brien to gather as a deflection off the knee does him in
edward: "Ireland didn't understand the blessing rain offered. They could have gone crying "if only ..." and had much sympathy. As things are going all they do is embarrass themselves." Harsh. There's time yet to get their act together ...
good areas, defended into space at short midwicket and Dockrell has to field in his followthrough
short and shovelled out to deep midwicket. Timing is purring now
Hardik Lohani: "That's match fumbled by O'Brein! So disappointing, Nepalese here rooting for associates. COME ON!"
dabbed out to point and they scamper through for a single
flogged down to long-off, the shy hits the stumps and there was briefly the chance for an over-throw
stumped, or is he! O'Brien had Tamim at his mercy, but he fumbled the initial chance, and couldn't retrieve the ball in time! Oh dear, Ireland have been sloppy
reverse sweep, and Tamim has timed the pants off that! Powered in the air, clean through what was originally point
Twin spin. It's Dockrell
zanorashe: "it's good to see Tamim in good touch, he is a terrific player to watch. go tigers" Agreed. One of my all-time favourite players.
dabbed off the pad to steal the strike with a single to square leg