Bangladesh pacer Abu Jayed was the star performer with the ball with a five-wicket haul, conceding 58 runs in nine overs
Bangladesh easily chased down their target of 293 runs with six wickets and seven overs to spare against host Ireland in their tri-nation ODI series match at the Clontarf Cricket Club ground in Dublin Wednesday.
Openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das made a brilliant opening wicket partnership at the top as these two put on 117 together before Tamim was dismissed. Tamim departed after a well-made 57 off 53 deliveries with nine boundaries.
The other opener Liton’s promising innings ended in the 23rd over as the right-handed batsman was cleaned up by Barry McCarthy. Liton’s entertaining innings ended on 76 off 67 balls with nine fours and a six.
No 3 batsman Shakib al Hasan also scored a half-century but was forced to leave the field due to injury in the latter part of their innings.
Eventually Bangladesh chased down the target with all-rounder Mahmudullah and No 7 batsman Sabbir Rahman were unbeaten on 35 and seven respectively.
The inclusion of paceman Abu Jayed Rahi in @BCBtigers' 15-man @cricketworldcup squad raised some eyebrows, but a five-wicket haul in just his second ODI may justify his addition for the gala event.https://t.co/lw4oC5PFOF#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #CRICKET #BANGLADESHCRICKET #RAHI— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) May 15, 2019
Earlier, Ireland won the toss and elected to bat first.
Bangladesh made four changes to their playing XI from their last match against the West Indies Monday in Dublin.
Liton, middle-order batsman Mosaddek Hossain, all-rounder Saifuddin and pacer Rubel Hossain came in to the playing XI replacing Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman.
Ireland scored a challenging 292 losing eight wickets in their stipulated 50 overs. Opener Paul Stirling played a magnificent innings of 130 with eight fours and four sixes, while captain William Porterfield made 94.
Bangladesh pacer Abu Jayed was the star performer with the ball with a five-wicket haul, conceding 58 runs in nine overs. Saifuddin took two wickets while Rubel picked up one.
Stirling, Porterfield build foundation
Stirling batted until the 47th over and registered his eighth ODI hundred along the way.
Ireland lost two wickets within 11 overs as Rubel got the first breakthrough in the fourth over and Jayed removed previous match centurion Andy Balbirnie in the 11th over.
Stirling then formed a brilliant partnership with his skipper, which laid the foundation for Ireland to post a challenging total.
Stirling however, got lucky twice as Bangladesh fielders Sabbir and Saifuddin dropped two catches in the last ball of the 21st over and first ball of the 22nd over respectively.
Eventually Stirling and Porterfield added 174, which is Ireland’s highest third-wicket stand in ODIs.
Stirling got out after scoring 130 but Porterfield missed out on his hundred, falling six short of a well deserved three-figure milestone.
Ace all-rounder @Sah75official conceded 23 runs in one over, which is his most expensive over in his ODI career of 198 matches.https://t.co/xKR3K5VHUT#BCBTIGERS #BCB #TIGERS #BANGLADESH #CRICKET #BANGLADESHCRICKET #SHAKIBALHASAN #SHAKIB #BANGLADESHCRICKETTEAM #BANGLADESHTEAM— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) May 15, 2019
Bangladesh concede runs in slog overs
Bangladesh bowlers gave away 99 runs in the last 10 overs and picked up six wickets.
In the previous two ODIs against the West Indies in Malahide and Clontarf, Bangladesh leaked 68 and 64 respectively.
The two most expensive overs for Bangladesh in the innings came in the 43rd and 46th over.
Tigers skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza bowled the 43rd over and gave away 19 runs. Porterfield smashed two sixes and one four in that over.
The 46th over was bowled by Shakib and he leaked 23. This is the most expensive over bowled by Shakib in his ODI career.
This time Stirling took the charge and smashed two sixers and two boundaries.
Meanwhile, Jayed bowled well in the slog overs and took four wickets in his three-over spell.
@Irelandcricket opener Paul Stirling was dropped twice in back-to-back deliveries and the right-hander made good use of his double life in the end with the eighth ODI century of his career.https://t.co/ysz1scgy2F#IRELAND #CRICKET #IRELANDCRICKET #PAULSTIRLING #PAUL #STIRLING— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) May 15, 2019
IRELAND INNINGS R B
Stirling c Liton b Jayed 130 141
McCollum c Liton b Rubel 5 10
Balbirnie c Mushfiq b Jayed 20 20
Porterfield c Liton b Jayed 94 106
O'Brien c Tamim b Jayed 3 4
Adair hit wicket b Saifuddin 11 7
Wilson c Shakib b Jayed 12 6
Dockrell b Saifuddin 4 5
McCarthy not out 1 1
Extras (lb 6, w 6) 12
Total (50 Overs) 292/8
Fall Of Wickets
1-23 (McCollum), 2-59 (Balbirnie), 3-233 (Porterfield), 4-263 (O'Brien), 5-264 (Stirling), 6-287 (Wilson), 7-291 (Adair), 8-292 (Dockrell)
Jayed 9-0-58-5, Rubel 7-2-41-1, Saifuddin 9-0-43-2, Mosaddek 8-0-32-0, Shakib 9-0-65-0, Mashrafe 8-0-47-0
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Tamim b Rankin 57 53
Liton b McCarthy 76 67
Shakib retired hurt 50 51
Mushfiq c Wilson b Rankin 35 33
Mahmudullah not out 35 29
Mosaddek c Wilson b Adair 14 17
Sabbir not out 7 8
Extras (lb 9, w 11) 20
Total (43 Overs) 294/4
Fall Of Wickets
1-117 (Tamim), 2-160 (Liton), 3-224 (Mushfiq), 4-278 (Mosaddek)
Adair 10-0-52-1, McCarthy 10-0-61-1, Little 8-0-67-0, Rankin 7-0-48-2, Dockrell 8-0-57-0
Bangladesh won by six wickets
MoM: Abu Jayed