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Shafiul turns it around for B'desh

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Feb 26, 2011 at 12:17pm IST

New Delhi: Bangladeshi seamer Shafiul Islam's spell of 4/21 broke the back of the Irish batting order and played a major role in his team's 27 run victory over Ireland in a World Cup Group B clash at Mirpur on Friday.

Requiring 55 to win in over 13 overs and Kevin O'Brien going great guns, Ireland had the finishing line well in sight before Shaiful turned the match on its head.

With the score reading 151/5, O'Brien was caught by substitute fielder Suhrawadi Shuvo to give Shaiful his first wicket of the match.

Shafiul turns it around for Bangladesh

Shafiul Islam's spell of 4/21 broke the back of the Irish batting order.

The Bangladeshi pacer then went on to dismiss Andre Botha, Trent Johnston and Boyd Rankin as Ireland lost their last three wickets for 10 runs to be bowled out in 45 overs.

Shafiul in fact recovered just in time from a shoulder injury to take part in this all important clash.

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