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Stirling survives twice in back-to-back deliveries

  • Published at 07:25 pm May 15th, 2019
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Ireland's Paul Stirling attempts to play a shot during their tri-series match against Bangladesh in Dublin Wednesday Cricket Ireland

Two missed chances, and Paul Stirling formed Ireland’s highest ODI partnership (174) for the third wicket with captain William Porterfield

Ireland 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. 

Stirling eventually scored 130 off 141 balls. 

The first chance was grassed in the last ball of the 21st over. 

It was a lofted drive from the Irish opening batsman against Bangladesh spinner Mosaddek Hossain, and the ball went up in the air towards long off. 

Sabbir Rahman was stationed in that region and he charged in front to take the catch only to drop it while trying to take it with a dive. 

Sabbir was perhaps fraction of a second late to react, and Stirling survived. 

In the very next over, Stirling got lucky once again as this time, Saifuddin dropped his catch while Shakib al Hasan was bowling. 

Two missed chances, and Stirling formed Ireland’s highest ODI partnership (174) for the third wicket with captain William Porterfield.

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