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Bangladesh vs Ireland, 2nd ODI at Sylhet, BAN v IRE, Mar 20 2023 - Match Result

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2nd ODI (D/N), Sylhet, March 20, 2023, Ireland tour of Bangladesh
(50 ov) 349/6

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Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: @ashishpant43
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 349/6(50 overs)
100* (60)
3/58 (10)

Thanks, everyone for tuning in today. We will be back for the third ODI which will be staged on March 23 at the same venue. Till then, this is Ashish Pant signing off on behalf of Thilak and Ranjith. Ciao!

8.32pm The rain has had the final say and the match has officially been called off, informs Isam. It was looking grim from the time the rain made its first appearance at the end of the first innings and it never really relented. At least, we did have the time to see that scintillating innings from Mushfiqur Rahim, where he smashed the fastest century by a Bangladesh batter in ODIs. The hosts also slammed their highest score in ODIs, beating the previous best that they posted in the first game. Eventually, it was the weather that won on the day. Bangladesh will head into the third ODI 1-0 up.

Adil: "It might seem strange but I love reading comments coming from people near the grounds affected by rain. It feels like there are multiple reporters on the field keeping us informed"

8.20pm Isam updates that rain is still falling steadily. Covers still firmly in place.

8.05pm Looking at live pictures, there is a bit of activity on the outfield. Having said that, the umbrellas are still up firmly. Even if the rain relents, it will take some time to drain all the water. Reminder that the cut-off time for a 20-over game is 9.33pm.

ahs: "3km away from stadium and the rain has been stopped,no more possibility of rain in next 4 hours." Fingers crossed.

Safi: "My favorite innings is Shakib's 124* not out against the West Indies in the 2019 World Cup. Chasing a huge total of 322 with such ease in 40 overs (huge thanks to Liton as well) was incredible to watch"

7.48pm Scrap that last bit of info as Isam informs that the rain is heavier now. Sigh! The forecast was never great, to be honest. But the at least we have time before the game can get officially called off.

7.35pm There might be some hope afterall. Isam informs that rain is getting lighter. The outfield has taken a battering, regardless.

Shahab Uddin Kh: "I think Mahmudullah's knock against England in 2015 i's the best interms of importance. The 2nd one is Shakib and Mahmudullah's knock in 2017 Champions Trophy. Mushfiqur Rahim's knock may 5th in my eye."

AJ: "No mention of Mahmudullah's 103 vs England at the 2015 WC? So much significance in that knock - first Bangladeshi ton at a WC and contributed to a historic victory as well."

Saad sristy: "ashraful's 94, ashraful's 101, shakib's 90 these are the common best inns selection which all before 2010. interesting. for me ashraful's 94 was the best hard hitting inns by any bangladeshi."

yousuf zamil: "Its a k.m away from the stadium and its pouring down at the moment.Those who know about Sylheti rain shouldn't have any hope to see some actions..Its down to 3rd odi now "

7.15pm Still raining, FYI! The covers are firmly in place. No activity on the outfield. It might be a while until we see any action.

Tarif Sherhan: "my favorite ODI knocks by Bangladeshi batters: 1. Moh'd Ashraful's Century against Australia at Cardif 2. Moh'd Ashraful's 92 against England the very next match 3. Shakib Al Hasan's 90 against Sri Lanka in 2009 4. Tamim Iqbal's fifty against India at WC 2007 5. Moh'd Ashraful's 80 against South Africa in WC 2007."

Abdullah : "It was certainly a great ton, but the greatest ever ton in Ban's ODI would be either Shakib's or Mahmudullah's ton against the black caps in champions trophy. It was incredible how they fought back on a foreign soil. "

Tanvir: "In case of hitting knock, Ashraful's 94 (52) vs England stands number 1 for me."

Faisal : "This Mushfiqur innings ranks right at the top along with Miraz's rescue against India and Ashraful's century against the mighty Aussies!"

6.55pm Another bit of update is that there will be more time extensions, which leaves a bit of room for a start time. New information: Match has to end at 11:57pm. So new cut off time is 9:33pm. And, as we wait for the weather to clear, where do you think this knock from Mushfiqur ranks in the history Bangladesh ODIs?

Bpagur: "Do the scores/wickets count if a match is abondoned? Such as will Mushi's century be in book if the match is abondoned today?" The records will stand.

6.40pm Still raining in Sylhet. Isam informs that 8:06pm is the cut-off time to start the 20-over innings. He further adds that the shower is quite heavy at the moment.

6:31 pm It's raining and it's quite heavy. We'll bring you more updates as we have them. Meanwhile you can shift to an exciting WPL game.

6:19 pm Welcome back, and not the best of news as Isam informs that it's raining heavily at the moment and the covers are on. Bangladesh posted their highest ODI score a couple of days day and today they have surpassed and piled up 349. On the other hand, Ireland have their task cut out and has to go nearly seven an over from the go

end of over 5010 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 349/6CRR: 6.98 
Mushfiqur Rahim100 (60b 14x4 2x6)
Taskin Ahmed1 (1b)
Graham Hume 10-2-58-3
Mark Adair 10-1-60-1

6.00pm What a knock by Mushfiqur! Gets the record for the fastest century by a Bangladesh batter in ODIs Excellent knock and Bangladesh reach 349 for 6, their highest total in ODIs. This will take some getting from Ireland. The ball was moving all the way in the first ten over under cloudy skies but the bowlers could not strike. The first wicket came via a run out before Litton and Shanto dug in adding 101 runs off 96 balls. Ireland did stage a comeback with three quick wickets but Mushfiqur Rahim and Towhid Hridoy's stand of 128 off 78 balls completely took the game away from Ireland. They leaked runs both side of the stumps and the Bangladesh batters made merry. Mushfiqur slammed 14 fours and two sixes in his century to set up a record score. Ireland could not chase down 339 the other day. Can they chase down 350, today? Join Thilak in a bit to find out.

Islam Saif: "One of the best innings in ODI for Bangladesh! Take a bow Mushi- MR15!!"

EshanHarryNz: "Bangladesh are looking threatening in ODI format. This team looks set that is without Mehidy too only gets stronger when he is included. "

49.6
1
Hume to Mushfiqur, 1 run

Tucks it away and that is the fastest century in ODIs by a Bangladesh batter! What a knock, what a cricketer! Low full toss on middle and leg, he works it to deep midwicket. Gets a run and completes a ton off just 60 balls. Takes off his helmet, is elated as he thanks the almighty.

On 99

49.5
2
Hume to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

Low full toss on middle stump, he flicks it to the right of on. He gets two.

On 97 now

49.4
4
Hume to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

Cheeky and four! Mushfiqur gets closer to that fastest century by a Bangladesh player. Low full toss on off, he gets across and scoops it over short third.

49.3
2
Hume to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

Full on leg stump, he flicks it to the left of deep square leg. A weak throw and they make it back for two.

Mushfiq has four balls to complete his ton

49.2
1
Hume to Taskin, 1 run

Length on middle and leg, he drags it to deep midwicket.

Taskin Ahmed comes in

49.1
W
Hume to Yasir Ali, OUT

Gets his third wicket of the night and Yasir perishes! Back of a length ball outside off. Yasir backs away looking to flay it over the off side. Gets no connection on it and the ball balloons straight up. The fielder runs across from short third and completes the catch around the point area.

Yasir Ali c Doheny b Hume 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 12m) SR: 100

Hume to bowl the last over.

end of over 495 runs
BAN: 339/5CRR: 6.91 
Mushfiqur Rahim91 (56b 13x4 2x6)
Yasir Ali7 (6b 1x4)
Mark Adair 10-1-60-1
Graham Hume 9-2-48-2
48.6
Adair to Mushfiqur, no run

Another short ball and once again misses the pull.

48.5
4
Adair to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

Slaps it hard past mid-off! Into the 90s goes Mushfiqur. Misses his length and Mushfiqur won't miss out. Drills the drive and with that Bangladesh reach their highest score in ODIs, beating the one they scored a couple of days back.

48.4
Adair to Mushfiqur, no run

Banged in short, he looks to pull it away, cannot connect once again. No wide called.

48.3
Adair to Mushfiqur, no run

Oh, lovely yorker on middle stump. That can only be dug back to the keeper.

48.2
Adair to Mushfiqur, no run

Slower back of a length ball outside off, he looks to carve it over short third. Can't get any bat on it

Around the wicket

48.1
1lb
Adair to Yasir Ali, 1 leg bye

Length on middle and leg, raps him on the pads as the ball goes to the on-side. They sneak in a leg-bye.

Andy C: "Whether or not Mushy makes the fastest Bang century, they are on target to pass their highest team total of 338-8 set...two days ago!"

end of over 4810 runs
BAN: 334/5CRR: 6.95 
Yasir Ali7 (5b 1x4)
Mushfiqur Rahim87 (51b 12x4 2x6)
Graham Hume 9-2-48-2
Mark Adair 9-1-56-1
47.6
1
Hume to Yasir Ali, 1 run

Another low full toss, shin-high on leg that can only be flicked to deep midwicket. Excellent over from Hume.

47.5
1
Hume to Mushfiqur, 1 run

Again, very full on middle. He backs away and whips it to long-on. Lot of bottom hand involved there.

Can Hume finish well?

47.4
1
Hume to Yasir Ali, 1 run

Fuller again on off that only be pushed to long on. Good two balls from Hume.

Long on goes back, fine leg comes in for Yasir

47.3
1
Hume to Mushfiqur, 1 run

Excellent yorker on off stump that can only be squeezed to short third

47.2
2
Hume to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

On a length again outside off, he drills it to the right of deep cover for another couple of runs. Onto 85 now.

47.1
4
Hume to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

Bludgeoned! Length ball well outside off. He gets well across and lofts it to the deep cover. Almost fell down playing the shot, but did not lose his shape.

Asru: "Can Bangladesh score 350 ? What's your opinion? " Certainly on.

end of over 478 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 324/5CRR: 6.89 
Mushfiqur Rahim79 (47b 11x4 2x6)
Yasir Ali5 (3b 1x4)
Mark Adair 9-1-56-1
Curtis Campher 10-0-73-1
46.6
1
Adair to Mushfiqur, 1 run

Fuller outside off, he punches it to long off.

46.5
1
Adair to Yasir Ali, 1 run

Low full toss outside off, he pushes it to deep cover by getting across.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Mushfiqur Rahim
100 runs (60)
14 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot
34 runs
5 fours1 six
Control
73%
Najmul Hossain Shanto
73 runs (77)
3 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot
15 runs
1 four0 six
Control
78%
Best performances - bowlers
GI Hume
O
10
M
2
R
58
W
3
ECO
5.8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
MR Adair
O
10
M
1
R
60
W
1
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossIreland, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Series resultBangladesh led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4542
Match days20 March 2023 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Umpires
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