Tri-nation series in Ireland
Ireland score 181/10 against Bangladesh
Mustafizur Rahman took four wickets while Mashrafe Mortaza and Sunzamul Islam picked up two wickets each to assist Bangladesh keep Ireland down to 181 in 46.3 overs during the fourth match of the Tri-Nation Series at Dublin (Malahide) on Friday.
Bangladesh’s left-arm seamer Mustafiz took 4-23 in nine overs to peg back Ireland. For the hosts, Ed Joyce was the highest run-getter with 46 from 74 balls.
Mashrafe took the last wicket to fall when Peter Chase was caught behind in the 47th over.
Chase gets an edge to a ball outside off-stump and Mushfiqur Rahim flies to his left and takes an diving catch inches off the ground.
Bangladesh were on the driving seat against Ireland after Mustafizur Rahman picked up his fourth wicket to leave the hosts tottering at 136 for 7 in 33.1 overs.
Another one bites the dust, and Fizz gets his fourth. Short ball and Wilson looks to hook, but is given out down the leg-side. Looks like it might have been his hip not the bat.
A brilliant catch by Mosaddek Hossain gave Mustafizur Rahman his third wicket to leave Ireland struggling at 134 for 6 in 31.4 overs.
Sunzamul Islam got his maiden wicket in ODI cricket when he dismissed Ed Joyce for 46 to leave Ireland at 126 for 5 in 29 overs.
Bangladesh look to be on the ascendancy as Sunzamul gets the fourth wicket to fall during Ireland’s innings. Joyce falls just before his fifty, comes down the pitch, and tries to smash the ball over the long-on boundary. The ball goes high in the air and Tamim Iqbal completes the dismissal easily.
Mustafizur Rahman came back and gave Bangladesh an important wicket by removing Niall O’ Brien for 30 to leave the hosts at 116/4 in 27.3 overs.
Ed Joyce and Niall O’ Brien consolidated after Balbirnie’s departure and steadied ship with their 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The partnership reached 54 runs in 12.4 overs where Ireland were 115/3 after 27 overs
Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan gave his team the third breakthrough when he sent back Andy Balbirnie for 12 to leave the hosts at 61 for 3 in 14.2 overs.
The arm-ball does the trick, and Shakib strikes! The batsman plays down the wrong line, and the ball disturbs his furniture to the delight of Bangladeshi players, a fantastic start for the Tigers.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and opted to field first. They had some nervy moments in the abandoned first match against Ireland and their batting and bowling failed to shine in the second match against New Zealand. Sunzamul Islam makes his debut today, and he replaces Mehedi Hasan Miraz for this game.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Sunzamul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Ireland: William Porterfield(c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien(w), Andrew Balbirnie, Kevin O'Brien, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase