Ireland take on Bangladesh

Running a bit late on this.. but you can catch up with Ireland’s latest Super-8 match in the Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh via the usual suspects – overbyover.. scorecard.. and live commentary. It’s probably their only best chance to grab some points. Ireland won the toss and will bat first Ireland 243-7 from 50 overs. Solid opening partnership with Bray out for 31 and Porterfield going on to make 85. Competitive total set. The bowlers will need to keep the extras to a minimum but with some early wickets Ireland have a good chance here. Interestingly, the TMS commentators pointed out that a win would result in regular One Day International series being scheduled for the Ireland team. Which isn’t a bad incentive. Now Chasing 244. Bangladesh all out for 169 from 41.2 overs Ireland win! That seems to mean that Ireland will now be officially ranked as a One Day International side by the ICC for the first time (12th I think). As such the ICC have said they will be actively encouraging other ranked sides to play Ireland over the next two years. And it was a great, proficient and efficient win. Man of the match award goes, deservedly, to William Porterfield.