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  1. In-play highlights as Ireland go out of the World Twenty20
  2. 12-over match ended by rain
  3. Bangladesh 94-2 after eight overs
  4. Ireland had to win to stay in the tournament
  5. Netherlands v Oman was washed out earlier today

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodbye

That is all for our coverage of the World T20 for today. Sorry we could only bring you eight overs of cricket but mother nature bested us and the four teams.

Tomorrow, Scotland take on Hong Kong in a dead rubber, leaving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to fight it out for a place in the Super 10s.

I'll see thee.

Captain's reaction

Ireland captain Will Porterfield: "It is disappointing. We are out and we knew winner takes all today. It makes the loss to Oman even harder to take.

"We missed some chances but these things happen. We pride ourselves on our standards. But it pales into insignificance when the weather comes."

Captain's reaction

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "It is disappointing when rain comes. But we started really well. Tamim is always important for us. He has been in form. It is a big boost to the team."

"We had a good Asia Cup. And we now have a very important match coming up. Always there is pressure on. It was a professional performance today."

England women win

Meanwhile, a positive result for England's women...

England's women beat @WHITE_FERNS by 4 wickets in #WT20 warm-up game. @natsciver hits last ball for 4 to win game

England's women beat @WHITE_FERNS by 4 wickets in #WT20 warm-up game. @natsciver hits last ball for 4 to win game

Winner takes all

Bangladesh have retaken top spot in Group A - on run-rate. With Ireland and the Netherlands (who face each other next in a dead rubber) both eliminated, this group is going down to a winner takes all game between Bangladesh and Oman on Sunday.

Ireland out

Well, they tried everything they could to get a game on here, but ultimately the rain has won out. Eight overs is the most cricket we are going to get today.

It is a shame that Ireland have gone out in such circumstances but they were always vulnerable after that opening-game defeat to Oman.

Match abandoned

The umpires have called time, not only on this game but also Ireland's hopes of reaching the next stage of the competition.

Smashing it down

Ban 94-2

The umpires are currently chatting with Ireland skipper Will Porterfield. Rod Tucker is under a huge umbrella. Good job as well because it is absolutely smashing it down. I think we're struggling here. Things look very grim for Ireland.


Ban 94-2

Yep, 108 off eight overs for Ireland is there is no more of the Bangladesh innings. And if it is just the minimum five overs they can fit in, Ireland will need 72.

They are targets you might fancy getting if it was off the last five overs of an innings, but going in cold and hitting from the off is a different thing altogether. 

State of play

Ban 94-2

The word on the street is that if Bangladesh do not get any more of their innings because of the rain (which looks likely as we still have set-in rain and thunder) then Ireland will be chasing 108 in eight overs. Mr Duckworth and Mr Lewis can be cruel.

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John Michael Poole: I see Ireland have picked up where they left off against Oman #shambolic

Chance to regroup

Ban 94-2

Ireland ended that eight-over stint on the field well, but it was punishing for them. Tamim hit four sixes in his innings of 47 to propel Bangladesh forward. However, the Irish now have chance to regroup as the rain falls.

Rain stops play

Ban 94-2

Almost as if someone up there was displeased by Tamim's dismissal, a huge bolt of lightning streaks across the sky. The rain then comes pouring down and the players retreat.


Tamim c Porterfield b Dockrell 47 (Ban 94-2)

That is a key wicket for Ireland. Dockrell is wiped for six by Tamim but gets his revenge by drawing a false stroke that chips the ball to Will Porterfield at midwicket.

Ban 84-1

McBrine continues and concedes four leg byes with a first ball that almost clips leg stump. To be fair, the spinners are getting some turn here. Bangladesh are on top, though, which Shabbir emphasizes with a huuuuuuge six into the stands. This is getting ugly for Ireland.

Ban 71-1 (Run-rate 11.83)

How costly is that missed stumping going to be for Ireland? Dockrell ends his over well, but it could have been so much better.

Missed stumping

Ban 67-1

Oh dear, Ireland. They have a golden chance to remove the brilliant Tamim as he dances down and misses a spinning delivery from new bowler George Dockrell but Niall O'Brien spills the ball and allows Tamim to get back.

Ban 63-1

Shabbir Rahman is the new man. He starts with a reverse sweep to get a single. Cocky.


Soumya st N O'Brien b McBrine 20 (61-1)

And there is the first wicket. Soumya dances down, eyeing another straight maximum, but misses to allow McBrine to strike. Ireland desperately needed that.

Ban 58-0

Will Porterfield turns to spin in the form of Andy McBrine. First ball? Tamim hits it straight down the ground for six.

Dropped catch

Ban 52-0

Rankin is off after going for 16 from his first over. Right-arm seamer Kevin O'Brien replaces him, going around the wicket to try and cramp up the batsmen. His length is poor, though, and Soumya whips to the on side for four. Rankin then fails to claim a catch at mid-off, allowing the ball to go for another boundary. To rub salt in the wound, Soumya then paddles another four. It is all going Bangladesh's way.

Ban 33-0

Tamim batted through against the Netherlands to score 83 in Bangladesh's first match. He is looking useful again here. He lofts a drive over mid-off off Murtagh for his second six and then hits a full ball through cover for four. Brilliant.

Russel Arnold

Former Sri Lanka all-rounder

"The Irishmen are starting to look at the ground. They've made a mess of that over."

Ban 20-0 (Tamim 12, Sarkar 3)

Bangladesh hit their stride as Tamim Iqbal whips one for six and the smashes a four down the ground.

Ian Bishop

Former West Indies pace bowler

"That's the second blemish in the field and that was an issue against Oman."

Ban 9-0

Oh no. That is poor from Ireland. Boyd Rankin starts really well but from a loose throw at the stumps Bangladesh get four over-throws. The throw was from McBrine - the man who dropped Sarkar - but two men were backing up and failed to get to it.

Ban 4-0

Good first over. Tim Murtagh taking pace off the ball and making it hard for Bangladesh, who should be one wicket down. Boyd Rankin is the man from the other end, with rain still in the air...

Dropped catch

Ban 3-0

Tim Murtagh starts well, drawing a block from Tamim Iqbal and then making the stop as the batsman dances down to club one down the ground. Strike swaps to bring Soumya Sarkar to the crease but his skied shot to deep midwicket is dropped by Andy McBrine. Should have taken it.

Ireland v Bangladesh

Tim Murtagh has the ball in his hand. Here we go...

Russel Arnold

Former Sri Lanka all-rounder

"120 is what Bangladesh will be thinking. They are at a disadvantage. The shorter the game, the better it is for Ireland."

Ireland v Bangladesh

There aren't many of them, but some brave fans have stuck it out and are now dancing in the stands at the prospect of some cricket. Some of them are wetter than than Titanic's tea towels.

Here come the Irish fielders, followed soon after by Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar...

Ireland v Bangladesh

So, Ireland have a chance, when it looked like they were going to washed away by the rain.

That could well be a big toss to win as well. We've waited a long time for some actual cricket and there is a very good chance it will have been worth it...

Not sure Ramiz Raja understood much of what Will Porterfield said, but he nodded politely...

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza: "We'd like to bowl as well, but now we have to bat well. We have to make a good total so that we can defend it later."

Ireland captain William Porterfield: "With a little bit of weather around, you prefer to chase.

"Losing to Oman feels like a long time ago. The lads are in good spirits."


Ireland v Bangladesh

Ireland: William Porterfield (capt), Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson, Niall O'Brien (wk), Kevin O'Brien, Andrew Poynter, Andy McBrine, Max Sorensen, Tim Murtagh, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin. 

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mithun Ali, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Hider Roni, Taskin Ahmed.


Ireland v Bangladesh

Hang on a sec! Here we go. This game has a pulse. The toss has taken place, Ireland have won it and are going to bowl first. Not a tough call that for Will Porterfield.

The game is going to be 12 overs a side. We should be getting under way in about 15 minutes.

A slice of action

Ireland v Bangladesh

M'colleague Steph has just run off and salvaged two slices of cake left over from a meeting upstairs. It's currently the best thing that has happened today. It will only be beaten when a ball is finally bowled in Dharamsala.

Come on rain, I think you've had enough... let's get you off.

Covers back on

Ireland v Bangladesh

It is still only light rain at the moment, but it is enough to have the covers speeding back on to the square. The ground staff in Dharamsala are earning their brass today.

One deadline to keep in mind... 21:18 local time (15:48 GMT) is the latest the covers need to be coming off at to ensure a five-overs-a-side game.



Ireland v Bangladesh

Would you believe it!

And as we say that, the rain starts again and the covers come back on... #WT20 #BANvIRE

And as we say that, the rain starts again and the covers come back on... #WT20 #BANvIRE