Bangladesh want their main batsman Shakib-al Hasan to score some runs in this warm-up game © Getty Images
Bangladesh want their main batsman Shakib-al Hasan to score some runs in this warm-up game © Getty Images

(Can Bangladesh win their second warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 following an impressive show against Pakistan or will Ireland make a comeback after the loss against Scotland? Catch Live Cricket Scores of the match here)

Ireland 190/6 | Overs 46.5 : That’s game, set and match! Ireland have toppled Bangladesh by four wickets in their final warm-up match. Bangladesh failed to win any of their warm-up matches. That makes it two losses from two games for Bangladesh, whereas Ireland have registered their first win after an abject loss to Scotland. Andrew Balbirnie was the star with the bat for Ireland, guiding them home, ensuring that there were no hiccups after a minor middle order collapse. He finished with an unbeaten 63. Andrew balbirnie 63 (79), John Mooney 2 (5). Here’s the Match Report

Ireland 181 /6 | Overs 46 : Taskin Ahmed has struck for Bangladesh against the run of play as Kevin o’Brien departs. John Mooney has joined Andrew Balbirnie in the middle. Ireland have been made to sweat in pursuit of a modest 190. But after a loss to Scotland in the first warm-up match Ireland will take some confidence from a win here if they manage to get over the line. Andrew balbirnie 56 (76), John Mooney 1 (3)

Ireland 168/5 | Overs 44 : Andrew Balbirnie is turning out to be an extremely reliable middle order batsman for Ireland. He has played the rescue act time and again in recent times for Ireland, he has notched up a half-century in the company of Kevin o’Brien as Ireland inch closer to their target against Bangladesh. Andrew balbirnie 50 (70), Kevin o’Brien 18 (13)

Ireland 160/5 | Overs 43: OUT! Ed Joyce is out after playing an important knock of 47. Kevin O’Brien is he new batsman for Ireland and he starts off with a boundary. Andrew Balbrinie is still out there and he’s gotten the team in a good position. Bangladesh can sniff a chance here. Andrew Balbirnie 47 (64), Kevin O’Brien 13 (9)

Ireland 109/4 | Overs 32: 100 up for Ireland! They have played reasonably well so far and are on course to get a win here, if they don’t wickets in a hurry. Bangladesh on the other hand are in desperate need of quick wickets, bit don’t seem to be getting them despite some good bowling. Ed Joyce 36 (74), Andrew Balbirnie 21 (24)

Ireland 86/4 |27 : Overs OUT! Gary Wilson is out bowled by Taijul Islam for just nine. He was just trying to defend most of the deliveries and his patience ran out and was therefore cleaned bu by Taijul, who picks up his first wicket of the game. Ed Joyce is still there at the other end, but he is running out partners soon. Ed Joyce 29 (64), Andrew Balbirnie 5 (4)

Ireland 68/3 | Overs 20: OUT! Bangladesh strike again to dismiss Niall O’Brien for just five. O’Brien was not looking too comfortable to give Nasir Hossain his first wicket of the game. Ireland must now look to consolidate and not lose any further wickets. Gary Wilson is the new batsman. Ed Joyce 23 (39), Gary Wilson 3 (13)

Ireland 63/2 | Overs 16: Ireland are going at a decent rate. The key for them will be not to lose wickets at regular intervals. That could really hamper their chances of winning the game. Bangladesh on the other hand have to be more aggressive and pick up a series of wickets id they want to defend this small total. Ed Joyce 24 (31), Niall O’Brien 5 (15)

Ireland 47/2 | Overs 12: OUT! Ireland lose their second wicket as their captain William Porterfield is dismissed for 24. Porterfield got off to a good start but couldn’t carry on as he has been caught behind off the bowling Al-Amin Hossian. Niall O’Brien is the new batsman for Ireland with Ed Joyce at the other end. Match very delicately poised at the moment.  Ed Joyce 8 (13), Niall O’Brien 0 (4)

Ireland 40/1  | Overs 10: Ireland are building some momentum now after the dismissal of Paul Stirling. Skipper WIlliam Porterfield and veteran batsman Ed Joyce will try to guide their team in a winning position, without losing any further wickets.  William Porterfield 22 (37), Ed Joyce 8 (13)

Ireland 21/1 | Overs 6: OUT! Paul Stirling is dismissed for five off 10 balls and Bangladesh pick up their first wicket. All-rounder Shakib Al Hassan picks up the wicket caught by Al-Amin Hossain. Bangladesh need to pick up more wickets like these to peg their way back into this game. Seems like a good contest here at Sydney. Ed Joyce is the new batsman.  William Porterfield 11 (23) ,Ed Joyce 0 (2)

Ireland 20/0 | Overs 5: William porterfield and Brian Sterling are ensuring that their team don’t lose any wickets in the initial stages and have done well up till now. Al-Amin Hosain and Taskin Ahmed are finding it difficult to break the Irish resistance. But they need to pick up a few quick wickets to get back into the match. William Porterfield 11 (23), Brian Stirling 5 (7)

Ireland 15/0 | Overs 4: Ireland get their innings underway as they look to chase down a target of 190. Shouldn’t be a particularly difficult task for Ireland considering that they have a decent batting line-up. Bangladesh must try to restrict Ireland and at the same time make sure that all their bowlers are well tested. Skipper William Porterfield and Brian Stirling open the innings for Ireland and they made a slow start so far, but have ample time to get this small total. William Porterfield 8 (21), Brian Stirling 4 (3)

Bangladesh 189 | Overs 48.2:  So Bangladesh failed to reach 200. Poor display of batsmanship by the whole batting unit. There was lack of application, lack of determination. Only Soumya Sarkar top scored with 45. Amongst Irish bowlers, John Mooney and Max Sorensen took three wickets each. Others supported them well. Now its upto their batsmen to score 190 and win this contest.

Bangladesh 182/9 | Overs 45: Poor showing by the Bangladesh batting unit. Thery are currently struggling to reach even the 200-run mark. Mashrafe Mortaza is their only hope, who is currently batting on 18 off 24 balls.

Bangladesh 158/7 | Overs 39: In the run of play Bangladesh have lost four important wickets. First Soumya was run-out and missed a well deserved half century. Next Shakib also threw his wicket away. After that it was Mushfiqur Rahim, who got to George Dockrell for 39. Now the latest casualty was Sabbir Rahman who once again failed to impress.  

Bangladesh 97/3 | Overs 25: Anamul has lost his wicket after playing out the difficult overs. Andrew McBrine gets his wicket. Meanwhile Soumya is batting really well. He is on 43 off 43. Shakib has joined him at the wicket.

Bangladesh 71/2 | Overs 18: Good partnership is developing between Anamul and Soumya. Especially young Soumya is batting quite well. He is also batting quite aggressively. He is not on 28 off 24 balls. Anamul is nearing is half-century.

Bangladesh 44/2 | Overs 12: OUT! Big wicket, Mominul is gone. Max Sorensen strikes for Ireland. The Bangladesh team management has promoted Soumya Sarkar in the batting order. He joins Anamul now. Aggressive start by Sarkar.

Bangladesh 29/1 | Overs 9: Both batsmen looking to play out the initial overs. Irish bowlers are bowling in good areas. Tough period for Anamul and a Mominul. Billy Bowden, Kumar Dharmasena are the on-field umpires for this game.

Bangladesh 20/1 | Overs 6: OUT! Poor start by Bangladesh. Their in-form batsman Tamim is gone. Mominul Haque  comes at number three. Good bowling by the Irish new ball bowlers.

Bangladesh 10/0 | Overs 3:  Bangladesh openers, Tamim Iqbal,Anamul Haque are at the crease and looking in good touch once gain. For Ireland John Mooney and Max Sorensen have opened the bowling.

Toss Update:

Ireland win toss and decide to field first.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the ICC World Cup 2015, 13th warm-up match between Bangladesh and Ireland at Sydney. I am Sandipan Banerjee and I will bring you the live updates of the match. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS

Bangladesh and Ireland will play their second and last warm-up game ahead of the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Bangladesh had a very good outing in their first warm-up game against Pakistan at the same venue, which they narrowly lost. Ireland on the other hand suffered a thrashing in the hands of Scotland. So in this game both teams will look for a crucial win to gain momentum and confidence before the starting their campaigns in the upcoming cricket festival, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

The Asian team will enter the World Cup as a side with an outside chance of beating the big players, while having the weaponry to beat the minnows. They can’t be considered as serious contender to lift the coveted Cup even though they can beat the best of sides on their day. In their most recent One-Day International (ODI) series they gave fellow-strugglers Zimbabwe a 5-0 thrashing. The whitewash may have given them confidence and motivation but also a false sense of strength as Zimbabwe themselves are a very weak sides. The Bangladesh side is filled with young players bubbling with talent but it is unlikely if they’ll make it beyond the quarter finals at best.

On the other hand it is a measure of Ireland’s success at the last two World Cups that it will no longer count as a stunning shock if they defeat a Test nation in Australia and New Zealand. Whether it was knocking Pakistan out of the 2007 edition in the Caribbean or seeing Kevin O’Brien produce the fastest-ever World Cup century in a memorable victory over England in Bangalore four years ago, the game’s elite have learnt to respect the men in green, AFP reported.


Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Andy Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andy McBrine, John Mooney, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien (wk), Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed

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