Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ireland beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets to enter Super Eight

Ireland played an exceptional cricket on a day when require to make it to the Super Eight of ICC world twenty20. They have beaten test playing nation Bangladesh quite convincingly by 6 wickets.

The hungrier side was always going to come up tops and Ireland took a massive stride by keeping a reckless Bangladesh to 137. Bangladesh batted with the freedom of a team that believed they were already in the next stage and paid the price, stumbling after a shaky start. Thanks to M.Mortza quick fire 33 runs of 16 balls that gave some respectability to Bangladesh.

Ireland didn’t got-off to good start but the O’Brien brothers make it possible for their team by playing some good cricket with bat. First it was N. O’Brien who smashed 40 runs of 25 balls and then K. O’Brien finished the game with blistering 39 runs of just 17 balls.

N. O’Brien was declared Man-of-the-Match for his quick fire 40 runs of 25 balls.

Match Summary (Ireland won by 6 Wickets)

Bangladesh – 137/8 in 20 Overs

M.Mortaza- 33* T.Iqbal –22

T.Johnson– 4-0-20-3 K.McCallan- 4-0-17-1

Ireland – 138/4 in 18.2 Overs

N.O’Brien- 40 K.O’Brien–39

M.Mortaza – 4-0-30-2 A.Razzak- 3-0-18-1

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