Ireland Tri-Nation Series, 2019

Ireland vs Bangladesh - Match 6

Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin

Date & Time: 15 May 2019

Bangladesh 294/4

RR: 6.83 | Bangladesh beat Ireland by 6 wickets

commentary

Thus, the league phase of the tri-nation series ends with another simple win for Bangladesh. They head into the final as favorites to win it, with two wins already in the series over their opposition in that game, West Indies. It will be played on the 17th of May, Friday and will begin at 1045 local time (0945 GMT). See you for that one. Till then, it is goodbye from us. Take care and cheers!

Victorious Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza says that it was a nice wicket to bat on. Adds that their bowling wasn't too bad as they restricted Ireland under 300. Lauds the batting effort, especially from the top order. Mentions that they have a lot of confidence heading into the final and considers it a very important match. Signs off by saying that they have to play really well on that day.

Ireland skipper, William Porterfield says that it was disappointing for them. Adds they they were short with the bat and ball and praises Bangladesh for playing better than them. Regarding future games, Porterfield informs that they will be facing Afghanistan and they know what to expect from them.

Abu Jayed is given the Man of the Match award for his maiden fifer in ODIs. First, he thanks the Almighty and then thanks his bowling coach, Courtney Walsh.

Earlier in the morning, Ireland won the toss and elected to bat first but they could only rack up 292, that too mainly due to a ton by Paul Stirling and a good knock of 90-plus from their skipper, William Porterfield. The lower order did wield the willow a bit but they could not get over 300, which would still be a little under par on this beautiful batting deck. Thus, the total of 292 proved far too little in the end and the hosts ended the tri-nation series without a win. The presentation to follow...

Coming to the bowling of the Irish, well, not much can be said. They were off the mark again today as they were throughout the series. Adair was the only bowler with an economy of under 6 runs per over, which is one of the reasons why the victory of the Bangla Tigers got delayed a bit and entered the Powerplay 3.

Needing 293 to win, Bangladesh got off to a sedate start with 58 runs in the Powerplay 1 losing no wicket. The openers went on to add 117 and it was when Tamim chopped on, that Ireland had their first wicket. Liton Das too got dismissed after scoring 76. Shakib Al Hasan was batting beautifully and got to his half ton but then had to limp off due to a side strain. That would be the only worry for the Asian side as they head into the final with another commanding victory.

This chase has been another stroll in the park for Bangladesh. They have been the best side on show in this tri-nation series and showed us why exactly once more! A complete batting performance where every batsman in the top 5 scored more than 30, with 3 of them getting to their half centuries. And when a team does that, usually a target of 293 is chased down with ease!

42.6
4
M Adair to S Rahman, FOUR! Bangladesh win by 6 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)! Sabbir finishes it handsomely. He gives the charge to a length ball and hammers it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
42.5
1
M Adair to Mahmudullah, Width on offer outside off, it's guided down to third man for a run.
42.4
0
M Adair to Mahmudullah, Full and angling in on middle, Mahmudullah brings down a straight bat and pushes it out to mid-wicket.
42.3
0
M Adair to Mahmudullah, Slower shortish ball outside off, Mahmudullah taps it down to point.
42.2
1
M Adair to S Rahman, Offers width outside off, Rahman throws his bat at it and under edges it down to third man for a run. One boundary away now...
42.1
0
M Adair to S Rahman, Beauty! Adair gets a good length ball to nip away from a length around off, Sabbir is squared up completely as the ball screams past the outside edge.
41.6
1
G Dockrell to S Rahman, Loopy and on off, drilled down to long off for a run.
41.5
1
G Dockrell to Mahmudullah, Dockrell shortens his length and delivers it outside off, Mahmudullah cuts it to deep point for a run. One big hit away now.
41.4
6
G Dockrell to Mahmudullah, SIX! Tossed up ball on off, Mahmudullah shimmies down the track and launches it over long on for a maximum.
41.3
1
G Dockrell to S Rahman, Knocks down a full ball through mid off for a run.
41.2
0
G Dockrell to S Rahman, Arm ball on off, skidding back in, Sabbir defends it near his front pad. It drops in front of the stumps and then rolls behind. Rahman stops it with his leg.
41.1
1
G Dockrell to Mahmudullah, Flatter and shorter outside off, Mahmudullah reaches out for it and slaps it to deep cover for one.

George Dockrell is back on.

40.6
0
M Adair to S Rahman, Angles in a length ball on off, Sabbir defends it by covering the line.
40.5
0
M Adair to S Rahman, Lands it on a good length outside off, Sabbir covers his stumps and allows it through.

Sabbir Rahman walks in next with 15 more needed.

40.4
0
M Adair to M Hossain, OUT! Guided into the hands of the keeper! Another good take by Wilson. Too late though. Good length delivery in the zone outside off, Mosaddek probably tries to run it down to third man but ends up edging it too close to the keeper. Gary does the rest.
40.3
1
M Adair to Mahmudullah, A leg stump half-volley, it's nudged to fine leg for a run.
40.2
1
M Adair to M Hossain, Shortish and outside off, guided down to third man for one.
40.1
0
M Adair to M Hossain, Fullish and outside off, driven off the front foot to mid off.

Powerplay 3 time. A maximum of five fielders are now allowed outside the ring. Mark Adair returns into the attack. 17 needed more.

39.6
0
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Ducked under. Mahmudullah receives a short ball and leans back to allow it through to the keeper.
39.5
1
B McCarthy to M Hossain, Shortish and on off, Mosaddek gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through square leg for a single.
39.4
1
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, A gentle delivery this time, on the slower side, Mahmudullah glides it down to third man for a run.
39.3
1
B McCarthy to M Hossain, Nicely driven again, this time by Mosaddek. Full and outside off, Hossain strokes it to sweeper cover for one. 19 more needed.
39.2
1
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Gets on the front foot and drives a full ball to deep cover for a single.
39.1
1
B McCarthy to M Hossain, Short and outside off, Hossain goes on his toes and taps it down on the off side for a run.
38.6
4
J Little to Mahmudullah, EDGY FOUR! Little pitches it up and outside off, Mahmudullah gets on the front foot for a big booming cover drive. But it takes the outside edge and flies wide of the keeper for a boundary at third man. 16 from the over, 22 needed more off 11 overs.
38.5
1
J Little to M Hossain, Goes full this time but the line is too straight, it's worked through backward square leg for one.
38.4
4
J Little to M Hossain, FOUR! Poor bowling! Little is short with his length, it's too wide outside off and Mosaddek has cracked it off his back foot to the point fence.
38.4
0
J Little to Mahmudullah, Two wides. Slips it down the leg side, Mahmudullah fails to flick and the keeper also fails to collect. They cross.
38.3
4
J Little to Mahmudullah, FOUR! A direction-less delivery, short and drifting down the leg side, Mahmudullah pulls it down to fine leg for a boundary. Easy pickings.
38.2
1
J Little to M Hossain, Short ball again, around off, Mosaddek lifts his front leg and pulls it behind square leg for a run.
38.1
0
J Little to M Hossain, Short delivery outside off, Mosaddek goes on the back foot and taps it down to point.
37.6
1
B McCarthy to M Hossain, Short of a length on off, pulled away to the left of deep mid-wicket who does well to mop it up and just keep the Bangladeshi batsmen down to a single. 5 runs off this over.
37.5
1
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single.
37.4
0
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Defended towards the leg side by the batsman.
37.4
0
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Wide! Too high for a bouncer. Mahmudullah did not even duck and the ball went over his head. Wided.
37.3
0
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Another back foot defense towards the left of the bowler. McCarthy bowling a good line.
37.2
0
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on off, defended back towards the bowler by Mahmudullah.
37.1
1
B McCarthy to M Hossain, Run down to third man for a single by Hossain.
37.1
0
B McCarthy to M Hossain, Wide! Bowled down the leg side by the bowler and it is adjudged wide by the umpire.
36.6
1
J Little to M Hossain, Pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single by Mahmudullah. Single taken and that brings up the 250 for Bangladesh. 43 runs needed now in 78 balls.
36.5
0
J Little to M Hossain, Pushed towards the left of cover for a single by the batsman.
36.4
1
J Little to Mahmudullah, Bouncer on the middle stump line, Mahmudullah was initially looking to pull that one but then just angles this fine on the leg side for a run.
36.3
1
J Little to M Hossain, Turned through square leg for a run by MH.
36.2
0
J Little to M Hossain, Back of a length on middle, Hossain looks to flick the ball but gets hit high on the thigh pad as he misses.
36.1
0
J Little to M Hossain, On a length outside off, Mosaddek looks to cut the ball but fails to put bat on ball.

Retired hurt! Shakib is seen walking out of the field of play. He seems to be in trouble with some pain in his thigh. Stranded on 49! Mosaddek Hossain walks out replacing Shakib.

35.6
1
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, Square cut from Shakib for a single to third man. Gets to his 42nd fifty in ODIs with that single. This has been a very mature innings from him despite experiencing pain due to his side strain.
35.5
1
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
35.4
0
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, FOUR LEG BYES! Poor bowling. Straying on the hips. A length ball from Barry on the hips, Mahmudullah looks to pull this away fine on the leg side for a boundary. But he misses and the ball goes off the thigh pad fine on the leg side for a boundary.
35.3
0
B McCarthy to Mahmudullah, Outside off, short of a length. Mahmudullah looks to cut this away on the front foot without any foot movement. He misses the ball.
35.2
1
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, Back of a length on off, pushed off the back foot towards to deep cover for a single by SAH!
35.1
0
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, Length ball on off, driven back to mid off by the southpaw.

Barry McCarthy comes back on now!

34.6
0
J Little to Mahmudullah, Played to the point region by the batsman. Dot ball to end a 9-run over.

The ball has been lost. A replacement has been called for.

34.5
6
J Little to Mahmudullah, SIX! He has not let that blow affect him! In fact, Mahmudullah responds perfectly! A short length ball again, this time the batsman nails the pull and gets it way over deep square leg. Into the forest there.
34.4
0
J Little to Mahmudullah, Ouch! That would have hurt! A short length ball on middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull but misses the ball and gets hit hard on the ribs. Takes a moment to compose himself.

Play halted as the physio has come out! Shakib is lying down on the ground and seems to have hurt his hamstring. Some stretching going on his left leg. Bangladesh will hope that there is nothing serious. Shakib is now back on his feet and trying to stretch his back. Takes some painkillers also and is looking fine to continue...

34.3
1
J Little to Al Hasan, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
34.2
1
J Little to Mahmudullah, Short delivery on middle, pulled behind square leg for a single.
34.1
1
J Little to Al Hasan, Sliding down the leg side, Shakib taps it down towards square leg and picks up a run.

DRINKS BREAK! Bangladesh are motoring along here without any trouble. They are in cruise control of the game and nothing but a miracle will see the Irish make a comeback. Shakib is getting some valuable time in the middle before the World Cup and would want to remain till the end in this chase. The last phase of the chase coming up... Joshua Little to bowl after the drinks break.

33.6
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, On the pads, turned towards the leg side for a single by the southpaw. 6 runs off the over. 62 needed now!
33.5
1
G Dockrell to Mahmudullah, It's fired in full on off, Mahmudullah looks to push it down the ground but the ball goes off the inner half towards the leg side for a run.
33.4
2
G Dockrell to Mahmudullah, Punched from the crease to the right of deep cover by Mahmudullah. Makes up for the dot ball by getting a couple of runs on this one.
33.3
0
G Dockrell to Mahmudullah, Flighted on middle, pushed back to the bowler. Nice, says the keeper!
33.2
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Flatter on off, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single by the southpaw.
33.1
1
G Dockrell to Mahmudullah, Flatter on off, pushed towards cover by Mahmudullah and he exchanges strike.
32.6
0
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Another back foot defense to end the over.
32.5
0
B Rankin to Al Hasan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery and back to the bowler.
32.4
1
B Rankin to Mahmudullah, Off the mark straightaway, a length ball on middle, worked behind square leg for a single by the new batsman.

Mahmudullah walks out to bat now.

32.3
0
B Rankin to M Rahim, OUT! Goes the very next ball after hitting a boundary and that is due to a sensational catch from the keeper! A length ball on the hips, Rahim looks to glance it fine on the leg side but fails to get it away from the wicket-keeper. Wilson there dives to his left and holds on for a stunner. The 64-run stand is broken and Mushfiqur falls right after the landmark ball. He will be disappointed that he has not finished this game off.
32.2
4
B Rankin to M Rahim, FOUR! All too easy for Mushfiqur! A short length ball on middle, Rahim pulls this wide of fine leg and picks up a boundary. Mushfiqur gets to 5000 runs in ODIs as a keeper!
32.2
0
B Rankin to M Rahim, Wide! This attempted short ball goes wayward down the leg side. It is wided.
32.1
0
B Rankin to M Rahim, Bouncer outside off, left alone by the batsman who sways out of the way of the ball.
31.6
4
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, FOUR! Cut away hard behind point! Short one outside off, cut away by Al Hasan who went deep in his crease there. The ball is put in the gap and to the rope.

Dockrell seems to be in some pain here! That ball was ferociously struck and the spinner has hurt his fingers. Takes some time to recover and is good to go again now...

31.5
0
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Shorter one on middle, Shakib pulls this back down the ground to the bowler. George stops it with his left hand but that surely must have hurt.
31.4
1
G Dockrell to M Rahim, Short outside off, cut away by Mushfiqur to deep point for a single.
31.3
0
G Dockrell to M Rahim, Flighted on middle, MR defends the ball well coming in front. There is a slight appeal as the bowler thought the ball hit the pad first.
31.2
0
G Dockrell to M Rahim, Flighted outside off, Rahim defends the ball towards point coming ahead.
31.1
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Outside off, pushed towards cover by Shakib for a single.

George Dockrell comes back on now.

30.6
1
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Flicked off the hips towards fine leg for a single. Shakib keeps strike for the next over. 80 runs needed now.
30.6
0
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Wide! Bowled well down the leg side and it is penalized by the umpire.
30.5
2
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Good fielding! A short length ball on middle, pulled away by Shakib behind square on the leg side. Two runs taken. 50-run stand comes up!
30.4
0
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Short outside off, cut hard towards point where McCollum makes a good stop to his right.
30.3
1
B Rankin to M Rahim, Catch it is the call but the ball falls short of the fielder. One run taken. A short length ball outside off, Rahim pulls it away behind square leg. The ball goes to the fielder on a couple of bounces. Single taken.
30.2
1
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Back of a length outside off, dabbed down to third man by the southpaw for a run.
30.1
1
B Rankin to M Rahim, Short of a length on middle and leg, pulled away to fine leg for a single by Mushfiqur.
29.6
1
M Adair to M Rahim, Run down to third man by Rahim for another run. This partnership has moved to 46!
29.5
1
M Adair to Al Hasan, On a length outside off, pushed to deep cover for a single by the left-handed batsman.
29.4
1
M Adair to M Rahim, The batsman guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
29.3
1
M Adair to Al Hasan, A length delivery on off and middle, flicked through mid wicket for a single.
29.2
4
M Adair to Al Hasan, FOUR! Shakib drives this one past mid off as it is full on off. The ball beats the man in the circle and hence it is a boundary. Lovely shot! It also brings about the 200 for the team!
29.1
0
M Adair to Al Hasan, Cut in half! And what a take by the keeper. Adair comes from around the wicket and looks to angle it into the left-hander. The ball goes through Shakib and to the keeper's right where Wilson makes a one-handed stunning stop.
28.6
0
B Rankin to M Rahim, Length ball on off, tapped towards point by MR. He wants the single but is sent back by his partner.
28.5
0
B Rankin to M Rahim, Short outside off, cut away to point.
28.4
1
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Short of a length on the hips, Shakib misses the glance and the ball goes off his sides towards the right of the keeper. A run is taken and it has been given off the bat.
28.3
0
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Back of a length again, defended the ball towards mid-wicket by the southpaw.
28.2
0
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Back of a length on off, pushed back to the bowler from the crease.
28.1
1
B Rankin to M Rahim, A length delivery outside off, Rahim cuts it towards point. The fielder from extra cover runs in and gets to the ball but cannot save the single.

Boyd Rankin is back into the attack.

27.6
1
M Adair to M Rahim, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. They pick up a single.
27.5
1
M Adair to Al Hasan, Continues bowling short, the line is outside off, Shakib forces it down towards third man for one.
27.4
4
M Adair to Al Hasan, FOUR! It's raining fours here at The Village! Short in length wide outside off, this is really poor bowling by Adair, Shakib rocks back and whacks it past the right side of backward point for a boundary. Under 100 needed now!
27.3
1
M Adair to M Rahim, Probably a slower one, on middle and leg, Rahim moves inside the line and nudges it to fine leg for one.
27.2
0
M Adair to M Rahim, Short in length and on off, Rahim pulls it across the line but finds the mid-wicket fielder.
27.1
4
M Adair to M Rahim, FOUR! Good start to the over. A pacey delivery but it's short and wide outside off, begging to be hit. Rahim latches onto it and spanks it square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary.
26.6
1
B McCarthy to M Rahim, A touch short and outside off, Rahim punches it square of the wicket on the off side for a run. 8 from this over,
26.5
0
B McCarthy to M Rahim, Some extra bounce this time from a good length. Rahim moves back inside the crease and plays it down to backward point.
26.4
1
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, A back foot punch by Shakib as he forces it down to sweeper cover for one.
26.3
1
B McCarthy to M Rahim, Shortish and outside off, Mushfiqur goes back and cuts it through point for a single.
26.2
4
B McCarthy to M Rahim, FOUR! Full ball on the pads, Rahim flicks it after coming inside the line of the delivery through square leg. Fine leg runs in and puts in a dive but cannot prevent the boundary.
26.1
1
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, Width on offer outside off, Shakib reaches out for it and slaps it to sweeper cover for a run.
25.6
0
M Adair to M Rahim, Fails to put it away! Short in length and wide outside off, Rahim cracks it off his back foot but finds the point fielder. Just one from the over.
25.5
0
M Adair to M Rahim, Serves it on a length close to off stump, Rahim stays back and plays it down to point.
25.4
1
M Adair to Al Hasan, Goes on the back foot to a short ball and pushes it in the gap at covers for one.
25.3
0
M Adair to Al Hasan, Lands it on a length and outside off, it's pushed with an angled bat to point.
25.2
0
M Adair to Al Hasan, Angles in a full ball on off, from 'round the wicket, Shakib pushes it back to the bowler.
25.1
0
M Adair to Al Hasan, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

Mark Adair returns into the attack. 108 needed off 138 balls.

24.6
0
B McCarthy to M Rahim, Change of pace. A pitched up ball around off, Rahim plays it softly towards point and looks for a run. A loud no from Shakib follows. McCollum in the meanwhile tries to stop the ball running across to his right from point but slips. No harm done to him. Dot ball to end the over.
24.5
1
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, Nicely done. The length is short and Shakib picks it early. He swivels and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
24.4
0
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, Too full in length and on middle, Shakib keeps it out on the leg side.
24.3
1
B McCarthy to M Rahim, Fullish and on off, Rahim plays it with soft hands towards point and scampers across to the other end.
24.2
4
B McCarthy to M Rahim, FOUR! Crunched! Full this time, outside off, Rahim takes his front leg forward and drives it handsomely through covers for a boundary.
24.1
0
B McCarthy to M Rahim, Stifled appeal for an lbw! A length ball on middle, angling down, Rahim tries flicking but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but it's missing leg and hence the umpire shakes his head.
23.6
1
G Dockrell to M Rahim, Short outside off, cut away to deep cover for a single by Rahim. 5 singles off the over. 123 off 156 is the equation now.
23.5
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, This time the drive goes past the bowler to his left and down to long on for a run. 4 singles so far off this over.
23.4
0
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Flighted ball on middle, driven towards the bowler by Shakib.
23.3
1
G Dockrell to M Rahim, Turned towards square leg by Rahim off the back foot. Another single.
23.2
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Shakib has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single to long on.
23.1
1
G Dockrell to M Rahim, Flighted outside off, driven down the ground to long off for a single by Rahim. The short extra-cover fielder got a hand to that one but could not stop it completely.
22.6
1
B McCarthy to M Rahim, Flicked away slightly uppishly through square leg for a single by Rahim. He keeps strike for the next over.
22.5
0
B McCarthy to M Rahim, Another lovely drive towards mid off by Mushfiqur.
22.4
4
B McCarthy to M Rahim, FOUR! Mushfiqur gets off the mark in style. Really full ball on the pads, Rahim flicks it away so easily through backward square leg. The ball reaches the rope and MR has a strike rate of 400 now!

Mushfiqur Rahim walks out to bat now.

22.3
0
B McCarthy to L Das, OUT! Yorker, bowled! The bowling change has worked wonders! A really full ball dipping in the blockhole from McCarthy and Liton tries to get the bat down but cannot keep it out. The ball goes on to disturb the timber behind. The second one falls for Bangladesh! The budding partnership of 43 is broken. Can Ireland get a few more and come back into the game? 133 needed in 165 balls.
22.2
1
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, A short of good length delivery, pulled towards backward square leg for a single.
22.1
0
B McCarthy to Al Hasan, A length ball on middle, Shakib misses the flick and is hit on the pad.

Barry McCarthy is back on.

21.6
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Pushed back down the ground for a single to long on. 9 runs off the over, 5 singles and a boundary!
21.5
1
G Dockrell to L Das, Flighted on middle, Liton comes ahead to defend this ball but the ball goes off the inside edge and rolls towards square leg for a run.
21.4
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Flatter on middle, Shakib turns this one towards the leg side for a single.
21.3
1
G Dockrell to L Das, Punched towards deep cover for a single by Liton Das.
21.2
4
G Dockrell to L Das, FOUR! Crashed through extra cover! A flighted ball on middle, Liton Das makes a little room and smacks this past the fielder at extra cover. The fielder in the deep knew he had no job there other than retrieving the ball from the other side of the rope.
21.1
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Punched back down to long on for a single by Al Hasan.
20.6
2
J Little to L Das, The 150 comes up! A short length ball outside off, dabbed down to the left of the third man fielder by Das. A couple of runs taken easily.
20.5
0
J Little to L Das, Punched towards cover by Liton.
20.4
6
J Little to L Das, SIX! Top edge that travels all the way! A short ball on middle, Liton Das looks to pull the ball away but gets a top edge. The ball flies with the wind and over deep fine leg where the boundary is also a short one. This is hard on the bowler, it was a good ball that got punished.
20.3
1
J Little to Al Hasan, Fuller length on the pads, clipped away through square leg for a single by the southpaw.
20.2
0
J Little to Al Hasan, On a length on off, Shakib looks to defend from the crease but the ball goes off the outside half towards point.
20.2
0
J Little to Al Hasan, Wide! The attempted bouncer is down the leg side and it is wided by the umpire.
20.1
1
J Little to L Das, Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep cover for a single by Liton. This is just too easy for Bangladesh.
19.6
2
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Flighted outside off, driven wide of deep cover again by the southpaw. Two runs easily picked up.
19.5
0
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Flatter one on off, pushed towards the left of the bowler where Dockrell runs and fields the ball.
19.4
1
G Dockrell to L Das, Driven to long off for a single by Liton.
19.3
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Another ball played really late by Shakib towards the off side but this time the ball goes closer to the cover fielder and hence, only a single can be picked up.
19.2
2
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Really clever cricket. A flatter one outside off, Shakib dabs the ball with soft hands towards deep point and comes back for the second run. Excellent running.
19.1
4
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, FOUR! Flighted outside off, Shakib needed no invitation to bring out the crunching drive of his. He powers it through extra-cover for a boundary. No chance for the fielder in the deep.
18.6
0
J Little to L Das, Outside off on a length, Das tries to push the ball towards the off side. The ball goes past the outside edge.
18.5
1
J Little to Al Hasan, Sprayed on the pads this time, Shakib flicks it fine towards deep fine leg and picks up a single.
18.5
0
J Little to Al Hasan, Wide! Shakib looks to put bat on ball but it is well down the leg side. It is wided by the umpire.
18.4
1
J Little to L Das, Another good effort at mid off! Saves three runs there. A fuller one outside off, Liton drives this towards mid off to his left. Rankin dives to his left and gets his left hand to the ball. Single is taken.
18.3
0
J Little to L Das, On a length on middle, defended back towards the bowler by LD.
18.2
0
J Little to L Das, A length delivery outside off, Das taps it to point.
18.1
2
J Little to L Das, Good effort in the deep. A fuller length ball outside off, driven hard through extra cover by Das. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and stops the ball with a tumbling dive. Two runs taken.

Joshua Little is back into the attack and even before he bowls the first ball, he wants some sawdust on the landing area!

17.6
1
G Dockrell to L Das, Really full outside off, Das drives this down the ground. It goes to long off for a single and Liton retains strike for the next over.
17.5
0
G Dockrell to L Das, Flatter on off, Liton comes ahead and defends this ball towards the bowler.
17.4
0
G Dockrell to L Das, Cut almost off the off stump by Das but the ball goes straight to short third man.
17.3
0
G Dockrell to L Das, Flighted on off, Das defends this towards cover and looks for a single but is sent back by his partner.
17.2
0
G Dockrell to L Das, Turned towards mid-wicket by Liton Das.
17.1
1
G Dockrell to Al Hasan, Flatter on middle, worked to deep mid-wicket by Shakib.
16.6
4
B Rankin to L Das, Edged and FOUR! A short ball wide outside off, Liton looks to cut this one really late but gets an outside edge that goes past the diving keeper to his right. The ball goes really fine and to the fence. Das would have had his heart in his mouth there for a moment.
16.5
1
B Rankin to Al Hasan, Off the mark straightaway! Fuller outside off, Shakib angles this away to third man for a single.

Drinks break. An excellent start by the Bangladesh openers has just been broken as Tamim Iqbal chopped on. The southpaw was looking really good out there and so is Liton Das. Ireland will need more wickets quickly if they want to stop this game from slipping away quickly. Meanwhile, Bangladesh would want the new man in, Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das to build another partnership.

16.4
0
B Rankin to T Iqbal, OUT! Chopped on! Tamim's entertaining innings has been brought to an end due to his own cheekiness. A short ball on middle, Iqbal looks to dab the ball fine on the off side but it was too close to his body. The ball goes off the inner half of the bat and onto the leg stump. This is the wicket that Ireland desperately needed, they have a slight window to come back into the game now. They need a few more though. An excellent partnership of 117 finishes.
16.4
0
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Wide! Bowled down the leg side. It is penalized by the umpire.
16.3
0
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Fuller length ball outside off, driven hard towards cover by the southpaw. Dot ball as the gap was not found or else it was surely a boundary.
16.2
4
B Rankin to T Iqbal, FOUR! Pitching on a length outside off, Tamim slashes hard to fetch a boundary through point.
16.1
0
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Short outside off, Tamim looks to run this down past the keeper but fails to put bat on ball.
15.6
4
G Dockrell to L Das, FOUR! FIFTY FOR DAS! His 2nd in ODIs. And what a way to get there too. A shorter one outside off, Liton dabs it away really late wide of the keeper and beats short third man to his left for a boundary. Has been a solid innings so far from Liton.
15.5
2
G Dockrell to L Das, Poor stuff! Flighted outside off, Liton Das drives it to the right of deep cover and puts pressure on the fielder in the deep. Rankin there takes his eyes off the ball and hence misfields and lets the ball go behind but recovers to pull it back in time. Two runs taken.
15.4
1
G Dockrell to T Iqbal, Turned away towards mid-wicket by Tamim for a single. Three singles so far off the over.
15.3
1
G Dockrell to L Das, Cut away to deep cover for a run by LD.
15.2
0
G Dockrell to L Das, Shorter length on middle, Liton makes room and looks to cut it late but the ball goes to short third man and at good pace. No run taken.
15.1
1
G Dockrell to T Iqbal, Flighted on middle, patted towards square leg for a single by Tamim and he picks up a single.

George Dockrell comes on to bowl now.

14.6
4
B Rankin to L Das, FOUR! Das has nailed it. Ranking switches to 'round the wicket and digs in a short ball on middle, Das stands tall and blazes his pull shot to the deep square leg fence. 45 runs have come since Powerplay 1, great going from Bangladesh.
14.5
1
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Straighter in line and tucked behind square leg for one.
14.4
1
B Rankin to L Das, Drifting down the leg side, helped down to fine leg for one.
14.3
2
B Rankin to L Das, On the pads, it's flicked firmly through square leg for a couple of runs.
14.2
1
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Good length delivery outside off, Tamim guides it to third man for a run. 46th ODI fifty for Tamim! He continues with his good form and it's welcoming for Bangladesh before the World Cup.
14.1
1
B Rankin to L Das, Fractionally short and on middle, Das uses his wrists and flicks it behind square leg for a run.
13.6
4
J Little to T Iqbal, FOUR! Little digs in a short ball on middle, angling down, Tamim stays back inside the crease and pulls it powerfully behind square leg for a boundary. 8 from the over.
13.5
1
J Little to L Das, A little bit of width on offer outside off, Das goes back and chops it down to third man for a run.
13.4
1
J Little to T Iqbal, Lands it on a length around middle, Tamim lunges and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.3
1
J Little to L Das, Shortish and on off, Liton is on the back foot and taps it down in the direction of third man for one.
13.2
1
J Little to T Iqbal, Shortish and on middle, angling down, Tamim glances it behind square leg and rotates the strike.
13.1
0
J Little to T Iqbal, Angles in a length ball around off, Tamim strides forward and tries to tap and run. But it has gone quickly to covers.
12.6
1
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Full and on middle, Tamim helps it towards mid-wicket and scampers across to the other end.
12.5
1
B Rankin to L Das, Turns it off his pads on the leg side, finds the gap behind square leg for a run.
12.4
1
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Stays on the back foot and punches it to covers for one.
12.3
0
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Four leg byes! On a length and sliding down the leg side, Tamim tries to flick but misses and it goes off his pads to fine leg for a boundary.
12.2
1
B Rankin to L Das, Good length ball on middle and leg, helped behind square leg for one.
12.1
1
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Lands it on a length and outside off, Tamim drops it in front of backward point and pinches a single. The fielder charges to the ball, tries to have a shy at the striker's end but misses. Liton makes it with a dive.
11.6
1
J Little to T Iqbal, On middle, nudged towards mid-wicket for a run.
11.5
4
J Little to T Iqbal, MISFIELD, FOUR! Poor, very poor from Dockrell. Short in length and on middle, Tamim gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through square leg. George in the deep tries to stop it by running across to his left but fails to pick it up cleanly. It goes past his hands and meets the fence.
11.4
0
J Little to T Iqbal, In the channel outside off, left alone.
11.3
1
J Little to L Das, Angling away from the batsman, Das runs it down to third man for a run.
11.2
1
J Little to T Iqbal, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
11.1
2
J Little to T Iqbal, Straighter delivery, flicked through square leg for a couple of runs.
11.1
0
J Little to T Iqbal, Wide! Slips it down the leg side, Iqbal tries flicking but misses.
10.6
2
B Rankin to L Das, On a length on pads, pushed towards wide mid on for a single by Das.
10.5
0
B Rankin to L Das, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
10.4
4
B Rankin to L Das, FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Liton Das cuts the ball past the point. There is no chance for third man to come around and Das picks up another boundary through the point region.
10.3
1
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Back of a length on off, tucked away behind square leg for a single by the southpaw.
10.2
0
B Rankin to T Iqbal, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
10.1
1
B Rankin to L Das, Lands it on a length and outside off, Das reaches out for it with an angled bat and guides it down to third man for a run.

Powerplay 2 begins. Now, there can be a maximum of 4 fielders outside the ring. Bowling change as well. Boyd Rankin is introduced into the attack.

9.6
1
J Little to L Das, Off the outside half and the ball goes in the air but it is safe as it goes where there is no fielder. A length ball outside off, Das looks to open the face and push it through point but the ball takes the outside edge and flies wide through the gully region for a single down to third man. Bangladesh are 58 for no loss at the end of PP1.
9.5
0
J Little to L Das, On a length outside off, pushed towards the cover region.

Some sawdust being brought out here. Little seemed to have a little issue with the landing area...

9.4
4
J Little to L Das, FOUR! This time the cut goes over the fielders in the circle on the off side. A short ball outside off, Das chops this one over point and picks up a boundary at the vacant deep point region.
9.3
0
J Little to L Das, That one kept a tad low! Outside off, Das looks to cut it away but the ball keeps low and goes under his bat.
9.2
0
J Little to L Das, Outside off and Liton Das fails to capitalize on the width. He mistimes his chopped shot towards cover. Could have picked up a boundary there.
9.1
0
J Little to L Das, On a length outside off, pushed towards cover confidently by Liton.

Joshua Little now comes into the attack.

8.6
1
M Adair to L Das, Back of a length on middle, Liton flicks it away through mid-wicket for a single. 11 runs off the over! Bangladesh on the charge here.
8.5
1
M Adair to T Iqbal, Iqbal guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
8.4
4
M Adair to T Iqbal, FOUR! This is off the middle of the bat! A length ball outside off, lifted nonchalantly over covers. There is no fielder back there, easy boundary.
8.3
4
M Adair to T Iqbal, Dropped and FOUR! A length ball outside off, Tamim looks to dab it fine to the third man region but the ball goes off the outside half and to the left of the keeper. Wilson behind the stumps, dives to his left and gets a hand to it but cannot hold on. The ball runs away behind for a boundary.
8.2
1
M Adair to L Das, Dabbed down to third man by Liton for a single. Brings his partner on strike.
8.1
0
M Adair to L Das, Back of a length outside off, pushed from the crease towards cover-point by LD.
7.6
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Pushed towards mid on by the southpaw to end the 8-run over with a dot.
7.5
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, On length outside off, TI comes ahead and defends the ball with a straight bat.
7.4
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Another solid drive but this time the ball goes straight to the fielder at mid off.
7.3
4
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, FOUR! There comes the trademark Tamim cover drive and this time the ball is in the gap. A fuller length ball outside off, Iqbal leans forward before finding the gap with a push-drive through covers.
7.2
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Back of a length on middle, defended back towards the bowler.
7.1
4
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, FOUR! Valiant effort in the deep that goes in vain. A low full toss on leg, Tamim easily flicks it away to the right of deep fine leg who runs and tries to keep it in with a dive but fails to do so.
6.6
0
M Adair to L Das, Kept out by Liton to end the over.
6.5
1
M Adair to T Iqbal, Good fielding! A fuller length ball outside off, Tamim's trademark cover drive comes out. It goes to the left of cover, where Dockrell dives and half-stops the ball. Surely saved three runs there.
6.4
1
M Adair to L Das, Fuller on the pads, Liton misses out. The ball goes off the inner half and slowly towards short fine leg. It allows the batsmen to exchange strike.
6.3
0
M Adair to L Das, Jaffa! A length ball on off and slight away movement! Das looks to defend that ball but the movement causes the ball to whiz past the outside edge. Good bowling, this!
6.2
0
M Adair to L Das, Off the leading edge! A length ball on off, Liton looks to flick that away but the ball goes off the leading edge and towards cover as he had closed the face too early. Luckily for the batsman, it does not carry to the fielder there.
6.1
0
M Adair to L Das, Back of a length on off, Das drops the ball towards point and looks for a single but the batsmen decide against taking it.
5.6
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, On a length on off, defended towards the off side by the southpaw.
5.5
3
B McCarthy to L Das, Good fielding in the deep! A length ball on middle, whipped away through square leg. The fielder in the deep keeps the ball in and saves a run for his team as the batsman complete three runs.
5.4
0
B McCarthy to L Das, Good comeback from the bowler! On a length on middle, Das defends the ball from the crease.
5.3
4
B McCarthy to L Das, FOUR! All class! A length ball outside off, Liton drives this beautifully through the covers and holds his stance for the camera. Lovely shot!
5.2
0
B McCarthy to L Das, Pushed towards the leg side by Das.
5.1
1
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Loud appeal! On a length, pitching outside leg. Tamim looks to flick the ball but misses. The ball raps him on the pads and there comes an appeal but the umpire is unfazed. The ball rolls towards the right of point, a run is picked up.
4.6
0
M Adair to L Das, Serves it on a length outside off, Liton drives it through the line but finds the cover fielder.
4.5
1
M Adair to T Iqbal, In the channel around off, angling away, Tamim taps it down towards third man for a run.
4.4
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, A good looking drive off the front foot by Tamim but he finds the wide mid off fielder.
4.3
4
M Adair to T Iqbal, FOUR! Good attempt from the mid off fielder but to no avail. Too full in length around off, Tamim drives it down the ground and Porterfield rushes across to his left from mid off. Dives to stop the ball but ends up parrying it past mid on for a boundary down the ground.
4.2
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, Delivers it on a length and close to off stump, Tamim is on the front foot to defend but once again does so from the inside half of his bat to the leg side.
4.1
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, Fractionally short and on off, Tamim gets back to punch it through the line but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket.
3.6
1
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Lands it on a length around middle, Tamim clips it off his pads towards mid-wicket where the fielder dives over the ball and allows it through. The mid on fielder chases it down and the batsmen take a single.
3.5
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Pitched up ball on off, driven off the front foot but straight to the cover fielder inside the ring.
3.4
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, A back foot punch this time by Tamim but he has played that in the direction of the bowler. Barry collects the ball on one bounce in this followthrough.
3.3
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Angling across the left-hander, it's on a good length and Tamim makes a watchful leave.
3.2
4
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, FOUR! No need to run for that. Tamim was waiting for room outside off. As soon as he gets it, he goes on the back foot and slaps it through point.
3.1
0
B McCarthy to T Iqbal, Good line from McCarthy. Keeps it close to off stump on a length and Tamim defends it from the crease to the off side.
2.6
0
M Adair to L Das, Good length ball on off, defended from the crease with an angled bat to point.
2.5
4
M Adair to L Das, FOUR! Nice shot from Liton. A half-volley outside off, Das presses forward and drives it crisply through covers for a lovely boundary. Didn't try to hit it too hard, just timed and placed his shot to perfection.
2.4
0
M Adair to L Das, Shortish and outside off, Liton goes on the back foot again and pushes it back to the bowler. Good start from Adair, this.
2.3
0
M Adair to L Das, Stays on the back foot to a length ball and plays it down to covers.
2.2
0
M Adair to L Das, Good length delivery in the zone outside off, left alone by Das.
2.1
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, Serves it around leg, Tamim fails to flick and it goes off his pads to fine leg. They cross for a leg bye. Tamim was just ambling across to complete the run and in the end had to rush and plant his bat inside the line.
1.6
2
B McCarthy to L Das, Sliding down the leg side, it's eased behind square leg for a couple of runs. 7 from the over, a good one for Bangladesh.
1.5
0
B McCarthy to L Das, Lands it on a length close to off stump, Liton stays back and pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point.
1.4
0
B McCarthy to L Das, Angling into the batsman, on middle, a good looking flick shot by Das but he once again finds mid-wicket.
1.3
4
B McCarthy to L Das, FOUR! Liton is off the mark with a boundary. He receives a gift on his pads and easily nudges it down to fine leg for a boundary.
1.2
0
B McCarthy to L Das, Covers the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler.
1.1
0
B McCarthy to L Das, Good length ball on middle, turned on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
1.1
0
B McCarthy to L Das, Wide! Slips a full ball down the leg side, Liton lets it through to the keeper.
0.6
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, On a length around off, tapped from the back foot to point. Tidy start from Adair.
0.5
2
M Adair to T Iqbal, Bangladesh are away on the fifth ball of the chase. A pitched up ball around leg, Tamim leans forward and works it wide of the mid on. The fielder runs across to his left to stop the ball and the batsmen take two runs.
0.4
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, Presses forward to a full ball and defends it back to the bowler.
0.3
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it to covers.
0.2
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, This time the length is full around off, Tamim plays close to his body and opens the face of his bat to push it towards point.
0.1
0
M Adair to T Iqbal, Starts with a good length ball on middle and off, Tamim stays on the back foot and defends it to the leg side.

Time for the run chase. Tamim Iqbal has a new opening partner in Liton Das for this match. Mark Adair to kick off proceedings with the first new ball. Two slips in place. Here we go again...