Ireland send Bangladesh packing their bags

Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 9:30 [IST]
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Ireland send Bangladesh packing

Trent Bridge: Ireland thrashed Bangladesh by six wickets to reach Super Eight stage of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup match at Trent Bridge.

The O'Brien brothers, Kevin and Niall, shared a 79 runs partnership between them as Bangladesh exited the tournament after a second defeat in three days following a loss to defending champions India who also progress to Super Eight Stage.

Niall scored a 25-ball 40, studded with three fours and as many sixes while Kevin fired an unbeaten 17-ball 39, smashing four fours and a couple of sixes to help Ireland reach the target with 10 balls to spare.

For Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza took two wickets for 30 runs, while Shakib and Abdur Razzak bagged one each.

Bangladesh, who had to win to stay in the tournament, lost half their side by the 11th over with just 66 runs on the board. Trent Johnston three-wicket haul helped Ireland to restrict Bangladesh to 137 for eight.


Niall O'Brien was declared man of the match after smashing 40 off 25 balls and hopes Ireland can shock India in Wednesday's final group game.

"We believe in ourselves and we believe we can win every match so hopefully we can give India a game on Wednesday," he said at the post-match presentation ceremony.


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