Bangladesh Emerging Team 260 (Joy 123, Adair 3-27) beat Ireland Wolves 255 for 9 (Doheny 81, Saif 3-31) by five runs
Mahmudul Hasan Joy struck a maiden List-A century to set up Bangladesh Emerging Team's five-run win over Ireland Wolves at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. The home side clinched the one-day series 4-0, with Joy being adjudged Player-of-the-Match and Player-of-the-Series for his two fifties and the century.
Batting first, Bangladesh Emerging made 260 in 49.4 overs. Joy shepherded the innings till the 49th over, making 123 off 135 balls with nine fours and three sixes. Anisul Islam Emon (41) and Mahidul Islam Ankon (33) also made handy contributions with the bat but the Ireland Wolves bowlers, Mark Adair in particular, made sure they were kept to a gettable total.
Adair took three wickets - and effected a run-out - while Ruhan Pretorius and Harry Tector took two each. Peter Chase and Gareth Delany chipped in with one wicket each.
Stephen Doheny then kept Ireland's chase together till the 35th over. The opener made 81 off 99 balls with nine fours and a six, while Adair completed a fine all-round showing with 45. Neil Rock struck three fours in a quick 35, and it all added up to the visitors needing 11 runs off the final over to take a consolation win. But pacer Rejaur Rahman Raja snuffed out those chances with an accurate final over.
Bangladesh Emerging captain Saif Hassan took three wickets while Shafiqul Islam and Tanvir Islam took two each.
The two sides will play a one-off T20 on March 16, before the visitors depart early due to modified Covid-19 restrictions back home.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84