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Tigers clinch dead rubber before final

  • Published at 04:11 pm May 15th, 2019
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Bangladesh's Abu Jayed bowls during their tri-series match against Ireland in Dublin Wednesday AFP

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.

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.  

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.

MATCH 6

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)

Bowling

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)

Bowling

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