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.

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  • Mark

    Do we not have an away strip ?

    Still a fine effort from our bowlers and good luck lads with the run chase . Hopefully , our own Barmy army – Fianna Fail will be stumpted before luchtime tomorrow ….

    We need to get on our bikes pronto though , we need a Lance Klusener , ……….. we need a Lance Armsrong …..

  • ItwasSammyMcNally

    looks doable

  • Mark

    I agree Sammy …. we need O’Brien or Joyce to score 50 plus as Beefy gets into the commentary box…

  • Mark

    Chris Martin is in the crowd ….

  • SethS

    Decent effort from the Irish bowlers

    Should win this.

  • Pete Baker

    Joyce gone for 16 runs. And just when Ireland were getting on top of the required run rate…

  • Mark

    Come back Eoin Morgan … all is forgiven !!

  • Mark

    We need Cane and Abel to hang there in for a while …. steady the ship

  • perseus

    have to bat sensibly, stay at the crease

  • Mark

    He plays like a young Victor Costello as well

  • Pete Baker

    Big over from Kevin O’Brien

    Ireland 140-5 from 33 overs.

    Just need to hold onto the wickets…

  • SethS

    Still only 4 an over needed, no need to go mad.

  • Mark

    Will we need the Irish tail to wag ?

  • Mark

    Woff Woff ..

  • Mark

    Wuff Wuff even ….

  • Pete Baker


    Kevin O’Brien gone for 37.

    Ireland 151-6 from 36.4 overs.

  • Mark

    Damp squib at the end …. Kyle make a few good points .

    Paul Allott is no Richie Benaud or …….Richie Boyd Barrett

  • SethS

    Dear me. Should have won this game, though once the 2 O’Briens were out always going to be tough.

  • Mark

    Dominic Cork wanted Ireland to win ……. he looks like a young Richie Boyd Barrett who should be paying me at this stage lol .

  • john

    Should have won a number of loose shots when there was no need the run rate was low so dont know why some of the middle order went for a few risky slogs. Not to worry progress to the next round is now impossible but at least they may get to scalp one of the big boys – West Indies looking vunerable.

  • The England v Ireland match is taking place right now.

    England are batting first and are 233-2 after 38 overs.