Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ireland Win Cricket Match

Ireland beat Bangladesh in the World Twenty 20 cricket tournament yesterday. An excellent bowling performance saw Bangladesh scoring only 137 in their 20 overs. Wicket keeper Niall O'Brien was man of the match with a great stumping and a strong performance with the bat in spite of an ankle injury. He and his brother Kevin scored 79 between them to win with 10 balls and six wickets to spare. Ireland was on paper the weakest team in the group. Ireland play India on Wednesday 10 June at 5.30pm but are guaranteed to progress to the Super Eights part of the tournament because Bangladesh have already lost to India.
Report here.

Another big surprise is that one of the favourites, Australia, lost their two group matches and are out of the tournament.

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