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.

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  • Sinn Feinner

    Should they not change their name to ENGLAND B
    seeing as 5 more are planning to try and play for England

    Sod them I hope the Bangladeshians thump them

  • Pete Baker

    Decent opening partnership for a change.

    91-0 from 25

    Porterfield looking for his 50 and Bray nervous, but scoring.

  • Pete Baker

    Looking too hard for that 50.

    Porterfield causes Bray to be run-out for 31

  • slug

    A good start. lets not lose it.

  • Radishchev

    Running between the wickets or, omre accurately, calling by batsmen seems to have been something of an issue of late. Something for Simmons to work on?

  • Radishchev

    Huge over from O’Brien, K.J. – still, for my money, the biggest hitter in the side (Johnston would push him close).

  • Pete Baker

    Bangladesh seem to be coming apart in the field

  • Pete Baker

    Decent knock by Porterfield.. out for 85

    Johnston in.

  • Pete Baker

    Interesting point in the TMS commentary.

    A win here would put Ireland in the official ICC ODI rankings which would mean they’ll be in line for regular one day international series rather than just one-off irregular games.

  • Pete Baker

    And that’s the 200 up in the 46th over

  • bohereen

    exciting

  • Pete Baker

    And there’s an early wicket!

    Bangladesh 18-1 of 6.3 overs

  • Pete Baker

    And after an expensive opening spell by Rankin.. Botha takes a wicket with his first ball.

    45-2 off 10.1

  • slug

    Now 48/3 after 13.1 a slow start for Bangladesh.

  • Pete Baker

    A crucial wicket there as Bangladesh looked about to accelerate away with this.

    93-4 from 20.

  • Pete Baker

    The dangerous looking Mohammad Ashraful out for 35 – from 36 balls including five 4s one 6

    102 for 5 from 22

  • slug

    122-5 on 30 overs. Bangladesh will need to up their batting quite a lot to win this.

  • slug

    IN saying that, they just struck 2 fours!

  • Mick Fealty

    Bangladesh require another 105 runs with 2 wickets and 15.4 overs remaining…

    TMS: “they’ve out played Bangladesh from start to finish…”

  • Mick Fealty

    TMS: “There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple”

  • Mick Fealty

    Nice one… 75 runs with 1 wicket remaining … Abdur Razzak

  • Mick Fealty

    Ireland join the ranked one day teams… powerful stuff!!!! Even Jonathan Agnew thinks it’s sticking out!!!

  • Mick Fealty

    “Irish cricket has been a success story…” “we really have to make sure this is not a one off…” great news for the game, and for Ireland… punching way, way above their weight… And good man John Kenny…

  • Pete Baker

    Although the RTÉ cricket budget has been spent for the next decade.

    Great win though. Bangladesh seemed genuinely shocked at the position they found themselves in after that Ireland innings.

  • Mick Fealty

    Cric info: “Great scenes at the Kensington Oval. Everyone on their feet, Irish, West Indian, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, whatever. Cheers, whoops, tears, bugles, drums, all out in appreciation of a good day’s cricket. Johnston, stump in hand, leads his band of merry men off the field, acknowledging the supportive crowd. Bashar lopes off, head down. Bangladesh have beaten India and South Africa, but came up short against Ireland. Some sloppy cricket from them.

    Ireland were lead by their captain from the toss, and thanks to Porterfield, Kevin O’Brien and Johnston himself, put up a very good total. Their bowlers backed up the batting effort, the fielding was enthusiastic, the body language better than their opponents. This win will do them plenty of good. The Irish supporters out here should be proud of their side. Irish eyes are smiling, truly.”

  • Pete Baker

    Next up.

    Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

  • gulp..

  • merrie

    This is great news. Now that Ireland qualifies for one-day internationals perhaps the five players planning to play for England will stay with Ireland, and maybe Joyce etc. will come back.

    There will be a chance to play Australia again. Ireland may thrash the Aussies next time around (or maybe the time after that…)

  • Pete Baker

    merrie

    Joyce would need to complete the same residency requires he fulfilled for England before being eligible for Ireland again – 4 years I think.

    And it’s still not full Test level, which was his target.

  • SuperSoupy

    The rules (lifted from politics.ie):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_towel_explanation_of_cricket

    You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
    When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

  • slug

    Does Scotland have one day international status?

  • Radishchev

    No, only Kenya and now Ireland have fulfilled the criteria – winning two competitive matches against established full members.

  • slug

    I have researched my own question and the answer is no.

    In fact one day international status is currently only held by the ten test status nations and can lead on to test status. Despite being called “permanent”, one day international status can be removed if the team preforms badly. Ireland must aim to develop as a result of this promotion, something that should be possible given the large number of migrants from GB and elsewhere moving into the greater Dublin and Belfast areas.

  • Fun to think of Ireland playing England at Stormont; and don’t forget the cricket too 😉

  • If I follow the way the ranking points are worked out properly, the should join the ODI table in 11th place – ahead of Kenya and just a few points behind Zimbabwe. Although don’t take my word for it until the ICC update the table themselves…

  • mnob

    Is the Maze site suitable for cricket ?

  • does or will the GAA support Irish cricket?

  • Bill

    It is why we entered. Beating two test sides and getting cricketing lessons from Australia, New Zealand and , um, some place else that is bad at maikng Soap Operas.

  • Merrie

    Some more quotes, this time from Martin Gough, BBC’s Test Match Special:

    The novelty value of an Ireland team made up of truck drivers, teachers, farmers and salesmen taking on the world’s best has faded as the tournament wore on.

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    …It has been fun to be working around the squad and their entourage for the last three weeks as the enjoyment of playing at this level has shone through.

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    [Trent] Johnston’s inspirational leadership, spinner Kyle McCallan’s unflappability, Niall O’Brien’s cocky self-assuredness and Rankin’s determination have all stood out on the field.

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    John [Kenny] was just one of those leaping around in the press box as Bangladesh wickets fell through the afternoon. A few of the rest of us became a little less impartial than normal too.

  • Irish Aussie

    There will be a chance to play Australia again. Ireland may thrash the Aussies next time around (or maybe the time after that…)

    Posted by merrie on Apr 15, 2007 @ 10:22 PM

    Settle down mate