Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bangladesh World Cup Cricket Summary 2011

Summary of Matches Bangladesh played in 2011 Cricket World Cup:

#1 Bangladesh against India in Dhaka, Day night Match, 19/02/2011
This was the first match of World Cup 2011. It was a big match indeed. There was a lot of talk before the game. India could remember their nightmare defeat against Bangladesh in the last world cup group match. But as the match starts, it was all Sehwag. He made a blistering hundred (175 from 140 balls) and easily took the match from Bangladesh. Don’t forget the unbeaten hundred from Virat Kohli (100 from 83 balls). India reached 370/4 in 50 over. After a poor bowling performance from Bangladesh, they were much better in their batting performance. In one stage Bangladesh were 55/0 in just 6 over but could not get going after the first wicket fall. Chasing a mammoth total of 370 they managed to get 283. Thanks to Tamim (70 from 86 balls) and Shakib (55 from 55 balls) for the fifties. Shakib al Hasan decided to field first after winning the match that proved totally wrong at the end. Bangladesh lost by 87 runs.

#2 Bangladesh against Ireland in Dhaka, Day night match, 25/02/2011
Bangladesh was the favorite for this match. To qualify for the next round, Bangladesh eyed that match. Ireland is an associate member of ICC. Shakib al Hasan won the toss and elected to bat first. Bangladesh was going really well with Tamim’s bat. They were 41/0 after 5 over. Then they started to lose wickets in a regular interval and could manage only 205 to defend after the loss of all 10 wks in 49.2 over. Both Rahim and Rokibul scored 30 odd runs each. It was an exciting chase from Ireland. They were hoping for a win but could not because of Shafiul. In his second spell, Safiul took 4 wks (8-1-21-4) and won the game for Bangladesh. Before getting all out Ireland managed to get 178. Bangladesh won by 27 runs. The spectators were ecstatic. The cheered every wks and dot balls for Bangladesh. They made the win for Bangladesh. After the match the people came out to the road and celebrated the winning. It was a very proud moment for Bangladesh. Tamim was man of the match for his 44 runs.

#3 Bangladesh against West Indies in Dhaka, Day night Match, 04/03/2011
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first. Despite of wining the toss, nothing went in Bangladesh’s way. Bangladesh was all out for only 58 runs, which was the lowest total of Bangladesh in their ODI history. No player could resist against the West Indian bowlers. West Indies won the match for 9 wickets. A lot of blaming came in Bangladesh’s way after the match. Even the crowd joined the party. Some people pelted stones to the player’s team bus being frustrated in their way to the hotel after the match. Chris Gayle immediately tweet the incident by Twitter and the news spread thorough internet quite faster. This was unexpected behavior from the crowd. The showed their emotion but in a wrong way which embarrassed us in front the whole cricket world. The next day, some people gathered in the hotel gate and apologized to West Indies team on behalf of Bangladeshi cricket lovers.

#4 Bangladesh against England in Chittagong, Day night Match, 11/03/2011
After that heavy defeat against West Indies, it was tough for Bangladesh to come back. The next match was against England and it was a must win game for Bangladesh. England was sent to bat first and they managed only 225 runs in the scorecard. Trott (67) and Morgan (63) only looked strong in front the Bangladeshi spinners. Once again Bangladesh made a good opening partnership but was lost in the mid over. Once they lost their 8th wks in 169, it seemed like all over. But the Shafiul magic was still to be displayed. In the 9th wk partnership Shafiul (24*) and Mahmudullah (21*) made an unbeaten 58 runs partnership and reached to the destination. Bangladesh won by 2 wickets in a crunch match. Imrul Kayes was man of the match for his 60 runs.

#5 Bangladesh against Netherlands in Chittagong, Day match, 14/03/2011
It was rather an easy win for Bangladesh. Bangladesh easily chased down Netherlands’s 160 at the end. So a convincing wins for Bangladesh. Imrul kayes is the man of the match for the second time in a row for his unbeaten 73.

#6 Bangladesh against South Africa in Dhaka, Day Match, 19/03/2011
This was a must win game for Bangladesh to qualify for the Quarter Final. South Africa won the match and decided to bat first. They had a decent start and reached 284 in 50 overs. For Bangladesh it was tough to chase as 284 was a very defend able total. Bangladesh could think Dale Steyn and Morkel, two South African main strike bowlers was rested for this match. But guess what, another horror batting performance by Bangladesh and they all out for just 78 runs !! Totally unprofessional !! It was a game for nothing after they lost some quick wickets at the start. Bangladesh lost by 206 runs and kicked out from the tournament.


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