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.
@Irelandcricket have made a decent start with Paul Stirling set on the crease with William Porterfield after losing James McCollum early in their innings. https://t.co/NKTJHEptX6#IRELAND #CRICKET #IRELANDCRICKET #CI #PORTERFIELD #WILLIAM #PAUL #STIRLING #PAULSTIRLING #BCBTIGERS— Dhaka Tribune Sports (@Sport_DT) May 15, 2019
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.
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