After the four-dayer, the two sides will lock horns with each other in five unofficial ODIs and two T20s
Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam bagged five wickets as Bangladesh Emerging Team bundled out visiting Ireland A Team for 151 on the opening day of the one-off four-day match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong Friday.
Ireland Wolves captain Harry Tector won the toss and batted first but his decision to make good use of the morning wicket backfired as they were all out within 67 overs.
In reply, the home side reduced the deficit to 70 as they posted 81 at stumps for the loss of opener Tanzid Hasan’s (41) wicket.
Tanzid’s enterprising innings lasted 39 balls but not before he struck eight fours during his nearly hour-long vigil at the crease.
Overnight batsmen Saif Hasan (22) and Mahmudul Hasan Joy (18) will resume the second day’s play Saturday, looking to lay the platform for a big first innings total.
Tanvir earlier scalped five wickets conceding 55 runs from 23 overs, including eight maidens, as Ireland Wolves lost wickets at regular intervals in the face of some disciplined bowling by the hosts.
This was the 24-year old Tanvir’s maiden five-wicket haul in his first-class career spanning 11 games.
Tanvir was ably supported by right-arm seamer Ebadat Hossain and part-time spinner and captain Saif, who picked up two wickets each, while right-arm paceman Khaled Ahmed took one.
Seven Ireland A batsmen reached double digit but none of them converted those knocks into significant ones; middle-order batter Curtis Campher top-scoring with 39.
After the solitary four-dayer, the two sides will lock horns with each other in five unofficial ODIs and two T20s.
Bangladesh Emerging Team 81/1 in 23 overs (Tanzid 41, Saif 22*) trail Ireland Wolves 151 in 67 overs (Tanvir 5/55, Saif 2/15) by 70 runs