Ireland did an encore of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean when they shocked Bangladesh, as they have now pushed Bangladesh out of the ICC World Twenty20 in England.
Bangladesh had no answer really to Ireland’s eager contest. The team that intended to plot India’s downfall became the first team to drop out of the Twenty20 tournament. Ireland produced the acumen and the goods on the day and were aptly rewarded.
Bangladesh failed to put together a partnership of note and their batting suggested a desperation that betrayed them. Until Mashrafe Mortaza’s sixteen ball thirty-three, Bangladesh looked paltry. Their total at the end of the batting innings was no less bright, finishing as they did on 137.
Apart from a few hiccups that did not really threaten the Ireland flourish, the O’Brien brother, Niall and Kevin, with forty and thirty-nine respectively after William Porterfield made his early contribution, saw Ireland safely through the Super Eights, taking India with them.
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