Result
3rd T20I, Bangladesh Women tour of Ireland at Dublin, Jul 1 2018
151/4
(20 ov, target 152)
152/4
Ire Women won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Player Of The Series
Bangladesh Women
IRE-W Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
IRE-W: 152/4CRR: 7.6 
Isobel Joyce22 (14)
Eimear Richardson0 (0)
Jahanara Alam4-0-39-0
Nahida Akter4-0-20-1

Well what a game of cricket we have had here today, Ireland looked to be falling behind in the chase. Yet a 3rd wicket partnership between Gaby Lewis and Laura Delany changed the game.

Even though they were both run out in the final couple of overs, a breezy 22 off 14 from Isobel Joyce won the game for Ireland

Bangladesh just couldn't take enough wickets to cause the Irish to panic, yet Ireland kept their nerve to hold on for the win.

The presentations are just going on in front of us and Jahanara Alam has just been presented with the trophy for player of the series, well deserved.

What a three games we have had, two last ball wins, a huge six to win the other. I'm sure that both teams will be hoping to take this form into the WT20q.

Both teams will be flying across to the Netherland's this week to take part in the qualifiers. If they give half the excitement that we have had over the past 4 days, then people will be in for a treat.

So that just leaves me to thank you for following my commentary over the past few days, this is Justin Smyth saying goodnight from Sydney Parade!

19.6
1
Jahanara Alam to IMHC Joyce, 1 run
Its a full ball outside off-stump, Joyce reaches out and guides the ball into the covers. There is a fielder there but she has to dive to stop the ball, so Joyce charges down the other end and Ireland win!

The crowd is going crazy here as the scores are tied

19.5
4
Jahanara Alam to IMHC Joyce, FOUR runs
Joyce goes down early and sweeps the ball past the short fine leg, the scores are tied!
19.4
2
Jahanara Alam to IMHC Joyce, 2 runs
pulls the ball to deep mid-wicket, the throw in isn't strong and they come back for the second

Crazy bit of running there from the Irish Captain, still need 7 off 3

19.4
w
Jahanara Alam to Delany, 1 wide, OUT
Alam spears the ball wide and the Umpire spreads his arms wide. The batters look to pinch a run and Delany is always struggling.
L Delany run out (Jahanara Alam) 46 (61m 38b 5x4 0x6) SR: 121.05
19.3
1
Jahanara Alam to IMHC Joyce, 1 run
rocks back in the crease and pulls the ball towards mid-wicket, doesn't get a good connection on the ball

Joyce goes early to scoop the ball and Alam pulls out of the delivery. This is getting tense

Joyce moves early and Alam pulls out of the delivery again, bit of games here

19.2
1
Jahanara Alam to Delany, 1 run
the ball is wide outside off-stump, protecting the gaps in the legside, slides the ball out to point
19.1
1
Jahanara Alam to IMHC Joyce, 1 run
hits the ball flat and hard down to long-on, the fielder stops the ball with her body and then rockets the ball back in
end of over 196 runs
IRE-W: 141/3CRR: 7.42 • RRR: 11.00
Laura Delany45 (37)
Isobel Joyce13 (9)
Nahida Akter4-0-20-1
Rumana Ahmed3-0-24-0

Last over, Ireland need 11 runs off 6, Bangladesh just need to stop them...

Alam to bowl it

18.6
Nahida Akter to Delany, no run
Delany looks to get on strike for the final over, wants to clip the ball into the legside and gets hit on the pad. The keeper gathers the ball and takes off the bails, but Delany had dived back in the crease
18.5
1
Nahida Akter to IMHC Joyce, 1 run
sweeps the ball hard round the corner, excellent diving stop from Islam
18.4
1
Nahida Akter to Delany, 1 run
lovely flighted delivery from Akter, clips the ball through square leg for another single
18.3
1
Nahida Akter to IMHC Joyce, 1 run
hits the ball on the full out to deep square leg

Bangladesh move short fine leg into place

18.2
2
Nahida Akter to IMHC Joyce, 2 runs
scoops the ball round the corner, the keeper has to chase the ball back and they come back for the second
18.1
1
Nahida Akter to Delany, 1 run
hits the ball back past a diving bowler, the fielders are alive in the deep and keep them to a single
end of over 189 runs
IRE-W: 135/3CRR: 7.5 • RRR: 8.50
Isobel Joyce9 (6)
Laura Delany43 (34)
Rumana Ahmed3-0-24-0
Nahida Akter3-0-14-1

17 off the last 12 balls

Delany is on strike

17.6
4
Rumana Ahmed to IMHC Joyce, FOUR runs
and there is the boundary ball, its another sweep shot and Joyce gets the ball square on the legside and into a gap
17.5
2
Rumana Ahmed to IMHC Joyce, 2 runs
clips the ball to wide long-off, turns back quickly for the second
17.4
Rumana Ahmed to IMHC Joyce, no run
huge appeal for LBW as the ball hits Joyce on the pad, the Umpire has to tell the fielders to calm down
17.3
1
Rumana Ahmed to Delany, 1 run
hits the ball hard down to long-on, fielder gets the ball in quickly
17.2
1
Rumana Ahmed to IMHC Joyce, 1 run
clips the ball towards cow corner, bounces a couple of times before it goes to the fielder
17.1
1
Rumana Ahmed to Delany, 1 run
comes down towards the bowler, hits it up to long-off
end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
IRE-W: 126/3CRR: 7.41 • RRR: 8.66
Isobel Joyce2 (2)
Laura Delany41 (32)
Nahida Akter3-0-14-1
Salma Khatun4-0-26-0

26 needed off 18 balls, this game is right in the balance

16.6
2
Nahida Akter to IMHC Joyce, 2 runs
sweeps the ball in the air just out of the fielders reach on the legside, fielder runs down from deep mid-wicket to field
16.5
Nahida Akter to IMHC Joyce, no run
full ball, gets some bat on the ball and can only hit it back to the bowler
16.4
1
Nahida Akter to Delany, 1 run
comes down to the bowler and turns the ball into a full toss, hit up to long-off

Is that the game changer?

16.3
w
Nahida Akter to Delany, OUT
hits the ball back down the pitch, the bowler get a finger on the ball and deflects it onto the stumps. Its terrific reactions from Nahida and the big hitting Lewis is gone.
GH Lewis run out (Nahida Akter) 50 (44m 31b 7x4 1x6) SR: 161.29
16.2
4
Nahida Akter to Delany, FOUR runs
Delany moves her front foot out of the way and smashes the ball hard to wide long-on. Really flew off the bat