ICC World Cup 2011: Bangladesh V Ireland

The Ireland cricket team open their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 tournament today against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat.

Concern about the Bangladeshi openers may have been justified, but a discplined Ireland managed to bowl them all out for 205 runs, in 49.2 of the 50 overs.

Ed Joyce will be hoping for a successful return to the Ireland side in the innings to come.

Bangladesh 205 all out.

Ireland 206 to win.

I’ll update when I can, but here’s the BBC scorecard, and a text commentary, and the cricinfo ball-by-ball text comentary.

Update  Stirling st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 9 (10balls 1×4 0x6) FoW 23-1

Porterfield c Raqibul Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 20 (30b 2×4 0x6) FoW 36-2

Joyce c & b Mohammad Ashraful 16 (35b 0x4 0x6) FoW 75-3

White b Mohammad Ashraful 10 (27b 1×4 0x6) FoW 93-4

NJ O’Brien c Tamim Iqbal b Shakib Al Hasan 38 (52b 3×4 0x6) FoW 110-5

KJ O’Brien c sub (Suhrawadi Shuvo) b Shafiul Islam 37 (40b 3×4 1×6) FoW 151-6

Mooney b Naeem Islam 0 (9b 0x4 0x6) FoW 164-7

 Botha b Shafiul Islam 22 (36b 2×4 0x6) FoW 168-8

Johnston lbw b Shafiul Islam 6 (6b 1×4 0x6) FoW 171-9

Rankin c Junaid Siddique b Shafiul Islam 3 (13b 0x4 0x6) FoW 178-10

Ireland 178 all out from 45 overs

Bangladesh win by 27 runs.  Has to go down as a missed opportunity for Ireland.