Bangladesh out of ICC T20 WC

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Bangladesh bites the dust this time. After Australia and Scotland Bangladesh is the third team to bow out of the second edition of the T20 World Cup. So, till now Australia and Bangladesh are the two Test playing nations to go out of the tournament.
After putting up a decent performance against India, Bangladesh seemed to be doing all wrong. In the score of 137 for 8, Bangladesh never really had any partnership going. The best among the partnerships was that of only 25 for the second wicket. And out of the total of the 8 wickets to fall, 7 were sent back inside the 100 run mark – 94 to be precise. All this shows how disciplined the Irish bowling attack was against a team that is ranked higher than theirs.
Ireland’s 6-wicket win ensures that Bangladesh is out of the T20 World Cup. Ireland had earlier scored an upset win over Pakistan to send them packing in the 2007 World Cup. Bangladesh having been beaten by India earlier has been again beaten by Ireland.
When wickets were falling in a hurry one after the other, it was only due to Mashrafe Mortaza’s late flourish of 33 that, the Bangladeshi score got some respectability. In the tournament having already noticed an upset from match 1 itself, the Bangla team might have long understood that the score was not a safe one. And if Netherlands could beat England – their higher ranked opponents – Ireland can do this to us too. And the fear came true when Ireland overhauled their total of 137 in just 18.2 overs for the loss of only 4 wickets.
O’Brian brothers did the trick for Ireland. Niall and Kevin almost single-familedly one the match for Ireland. Niall socred a 25 ball 40 which had 3 sixes to boast of while Kevin’s unbeaten 39 came off only 17 balls.


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