Ireland v Bangladesh, Tri-nation series, Malahide May 19, 2017

Mustafizur, Sarkar hand Ireland a drubbing

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Bangladesh 182 for 2 (Sarkar 87*, Tamim 43) beat Ireland 181 (Joyce 46, Niall O'Brien 30, Mustafizur 4-23) by eight wickets
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Highlights - Bangladesh thump Ireland

Mustafizur Rahman's spell accounted for the cream of Ireland's batting and helped Bangladesh cruise to their first win in the tri-nation series.

Ireland, sent in to bat, were bowled out for 181 in 46.3 overs with Mustafizur taking 4 for 23 off nine overs. Soumya Sarkar then struck his second successive half-century as Bangladesh cruised to victory by eight wickets in the 28th over.

Ireland's inability to convert starts - three batsmen made 25 or more but no one got to 50 - resulted in them losing wickets in clumps. They lost Paul Stirling in the first over, but recovered briefly: they were 60 for 2 in 14 overs when Andy Balbirne played all around a Shakib Al Hasan delivery and was lbw. In a nine-over spell courtesy spin, Ireland managed just 31.

The only resistance came when Ed Joyce, who top scored with 46, and Niall O'Brien put together 55 for the fourth wicket. Mustafizur returned to dismiss O'Brien to expose the lower-middle order with 22.3 overs still to play.

George Dockrell's 50-ball 25 lifted Ireland to 181 before Mashrafe Mortaza, the captain, brought the innings to a close. Mashrafe and Sunzamul Islam, the debutant left-arm spinner, finished with two wickets apiece.

Bangladesh's openers - Tamim Iqbal and Sarkar - started steadily, before they went into overdrive in the ninth over when Sarkar blasted Barry McCarthy for two fours and a six. Tamim, generally the aggressor, built gradually to make 47 before the O'Brien brothers combined to break a 95-run stand. Tamim, looking to run the ball down, could only get a faint nick through to the wicketkeeper.

Sabbir Rahman found his groove quickly, making an enterprising 35 that included three fours and a six, before falling with Bangladesh 10 short of victory. Sarkar was unbeaten on 87 at the finish.

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  • Ain_EL_Sabet on May 21, 2017, 16:16 GMT

    For CT this should be the team, except one change - taskin or saifuddin in place of rubel hossain. I dont think rubel would be effective against big teams in big tournament.

  • cricfan7243099183 on May 21, 2017, 4:36 GMT

    BD team shows maturity & experience in international arena in this game. hope they will continue this till CT. Bangladeshi pace attack was excellent but expect return Taskin for more consolidate attack. Another good think Fizz back in form Sarkar, Sabbir Also. Another thing rising star like Sarkar, Sabbir, Fizz, Taskin, Mossadek, Miraj all are under 25 all are take key role for BD team next 2 or 3 years with all respect BD senior Cricketers when they retire those boys may capable to take BD team as top Cricket site. also have some very talented backup cricketer like Nasir, Mominul, Liton, Shanto, Kamrul Rabbi, Al Amin Hoosian,Taijul, Mohammad Mithun, Saifuddin, Arafat Sunny so BD cricket now in right path. Bangladeshi cricket play good cricket last 2 years against top cricketing nation. now time to show those performance in outside country they didn't win any game in NZ tour but play competitive game thats good. also do well SL tour now time to shows temperament in CL.

  • Cricinfouser on May 21, 2017, 3:53 GMT

    Don't hate the team or players if you love the game. The more team plays it, the game become more competitive just like the football. Respect all the team botom to top as all are trying hard to make this beautiful gentleman game more enjoyble.

  • zahid_roar_of_tigers on May 21, 2017, 3:45 GMT

    the haters, stay honest with your opinions and logic. Not a single BD fan saying BD will win CT because they have won a match against Ireland. This poor point has been posted by the haters to insult BD. BD fans are only saying they are hopeful about their team to do well in CT. and that is not because one poultry win they have against Ireland, but because the consistent progress they have been showing in last couple of years in ODI's and test matches

  • mahbub4149 on May 21, 2017, 3:27 GMT

    BD needs another good pacer to pair Mustafiz. Line and length of Mash is good but he will retire soon. Taskin has pace but lack of L&L. Rubel so. BD management should think of it. A good pair of Fizz will be devastating.

  •   Jamal Mahmud on May 21, 2017, 2:49 GMT

    @rashid_ravian you have lack of knowledge about our players age . All are bellow 30 yet . beside this sabbir is 24 .

  • SammySoSo on May 20, 2017, 19:18 GMT

    Well said Rashid. By retiring the top 3 players in the team - Sakib, Tamim and Shabbir - we will surley lose every match and become the laughing stock of people like you. Sakib always delivers - either with the bat or the ball. Tamim is in good nick and has scored aplenty, lately. Have u been watching the last 2 series in SL and NZ? Shabbir can do better. But given his ability in limited overs cricket, he deserves a longer rope.

  • THETRUEROWNOK on May 20, 2017, 19:09 GMT

    I think Bangladesh will win their next two match against NewZealand,,,,,,,one in this series and other in CT......Best wishes!!!!

  • Fogu on May 20, 2017, 15:00 GMT

    Yet you are commenting here casus. What does that say.

  • rashid_ravian on May 20, 2017, 14:36 GMT

    BD cricket neex to retire shakib, mashrafe, sabir and tamim, because they are not performing. BD is not capable to win a single match against good opponent outside asia.

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