Monday, June 8, 2009

Highlights and scoreboard of Ireland vs Bangladesh

Bangladesh was expected to make it to the Superb Eights beside the defending champions "India" but Ireland had a different script for them.The climax of the script was that Ireland beat Bangladesh by six wickets to seal a Superb Eight birth along with India.Bangladesh reached a respectable total of 137 mainly because of the cameo played by Mortaza at the end.Mortaza cut loose at the end and hit some lusty blows.


T. Iqbal run out 22
J. Siddique c Bray b Johnston 13
M. Ashraful c K O'Brien b Johnston 14
S. Al Hasan c G Wilson b Johnston 7
Mahmudullah st N O'Brien b Cusack 7
R. Hasan b McCallan 13
M. Rahim c Mooney b West 14
M. Mortaza not out 33
N. Islam b Rankin 7
A. Razzak not out 0

Extras: (w-6 lb-1) 7

Total: (eight wickets; 20 overs) 137

Even when Ireland had to chase around 140 there where very little hopes on them to reach the Superb Eight.But they played really well to win the match by 6 wickets and 10 balls to spare.


Bray c Raqibul Hasan b Mashrafe Mortaza 2
W. Porterfield c and b Razzak 23
N. O'Brien c Hossain b Al Hasan 40
G. Wilson c Ashraful b Mortaza 10
J. Mooney not out 17
K. O'Brien not out 39

Extras: (lb-4, w-3) 7

Total: (four wickets; 18.2 overs) 138

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