Published: February 25, 2011
An explosive start by a rampant Tamim Iqbal has been marred as Ireland removed top four Bangladeshi batsmen as the two sides meet in a Group B match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.
A large crowd in red and green who occupied large part of ‘Home of Cricket’ and thousands others glued in front of TV screens hold their breaths in wait to see the middle-order recover the loss and put a fighting score to register first win in the 2011 tournament of cricket’s biggest show.
Tigers skipper Shakib Al Hasan who has paired with a resolute wicket-keeper-cum-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim was looking cool on the crease at the beginning. But he ultimately proved suffering inside the early wicket fall and lofted a catch to his offside on the fifth ball of 15th over. But he was lucky that Porterfield dropped the catch at point.
However, Ireland hit again: Andre Botha second delivery in the 16th over was a puzzle for Shakib. Result: the Bangladesh skipper gave an easy catch back to the bowler. Silence descended in whole Mirpur as well as the whole country