Shafiul Islam picked up a career best 4 wickets for 21 runs to give Bangladesh their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Playing in front of a massive home crowd, Bangladesh were bowled out cheaply for 205 runs but the bowlers rose to the occasion knocking over Ireland for just 178 runs in their chase. There were contributions from all the bowlers with Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Ashraful chipping in with 4 wickets between them and Abdur Razzak and Naeem Islam picking up one each. Earlier in the day a great fielding display combined with disciplined bowling helped Ireland to take control of the Bangladesh innings after Tamim Iqbal had imposed himself on the Irish with a flurry of boundaries. Bangladesh though were bowled out for 205 in the last over of the innings after a couple of fantastic spells from Andre Botha and George Dockrell.
After winning the toss, Bangladesh decided to bat first hoping to repeat the batting heroics that they showed against India and they did indeed start that way. Tamim Iqbal clobbered several boundaries off both opening bowlers - Boyd Rankin and Trent Johnston. Bangladesh were flying with 49 on the board after just 5 overs. Ireland captain William Porterfield rung the changes by bringing John Mooney and Andre Botha into the attack. Mooney got Imrul Kayes out for 12 off a wide ball with Naill O'Brien completing a brilliant stumping. Bangladesh lost the wicket of Junaid Siddique (3) off a direct hit by Ed Joyce. Tamim Iqbal made better than a run a ball 44 before he fell trying to play another expansive drive through the off side. The run rate had been slowing down consistently since the first wicket fell and regular wickets ensured that the Bangladeshis couldn't get quick runs.