Bangladesh Emerging Team took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day series against Ireland A with an eight-wicket win in the fourth game at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Pace bowler Sumon Khan took four wickets to help bowl out Ireland A for 182 inside 47 overs, which the hosts chased down with 51 balls remaining.
Khan rocked the visitors when he had opener Jeremy Lawlor and captain Harry Tector caught behind off consecutive balls in the 11th over. Curtis Campher was out next, in Khan's next over, as Ireland slipped to 54 for 4.
Khan, who was adjudged Player of the Match, took his fourth in the 47th over when he bowled Peter Chase to wrap up the Ireland A innings. His new-ball partner Mukidul Islam, left-arm spinner Rakibul Hasan and Saif Hassan took two wickets each.
Chase bowled Tanzid Hasan and had Yasir Ali caught behind in the fourth over of the chase as the home team slumped to 10 for 2. But that was all the inroads the Ireland A attack could make as Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Towhid Hridoy took Bangladesh Emerging Team home, with an unbroken 176-run third-wicket stand. Joy struck 80 off 135 balls with eight fours while Hridoy hammered nine fours in his 97-ball 88.
The fifth and final match of the one-day series will be held in Dhaka on March 14 before the two-match T20 leg.