Bangladesh beat Ireland by eight wickets

Dhaka,  Mon,  21 August 2017
Published : 19 May 2017, 21:55:15 | Updated : 19 May 2017, 21:58:48
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Bangladesh beat Ireland by eight wickets

Bangladesh cricket team beat Ireland cricket team by eight wickets in their tri-nation ODI on Friday.

Soumya Sarkar starred in the chase with 87 runs after Mustafizur Rahman’s 4/23 helped Bangladesh restrict Ireland to 181, says Ekattor Television.

Earlier, UNB reports, the host side played 46.3 overs for all wickets to collect the total where opener Ed Joyce top-scored 46 off 74 balls, including three boundaries.

Mustafizur started his bowling charisma in the very second over of the innings by sending back Irish opener Paul Stirling (0).

Later, the left-arm pacer captured Niall O'Brien (30 off 42b; 1x4; 1x6),  Kevin O'Brien (10 off 11b; 1x4) and Gary Wilson (6 off 17b) -- conceding only 23 runs in nine overs.

Debut Sunzamul Islam dismissed Ireland opener Ed Joyce in the last ball of his first spell for maiden ODI wicket while hunted Barry McCarthy (12 off 23b; 1x4) as his 2nd one by lbw.   Sunzamul conceded 22 runs in five overs.

Joyce fell short of four runs for a half century as he was caught by Tamim Iqbal at long-on when the team score was 126/5 in 29 overs. Barry McCarthy was out at 171/8 in 43.2 overs.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Moratza conceded 18 runs in 6.3 overs for two wickets -- George Dockrell and Peter Chase -- in the end.

George Dockrell scored 25 off 50 balls with a boundary and was caught by Mushfiqur Rahim at 180/9 in 46.2 overs.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan bowled out Andy Balbirnie (12 off 24b;      1x6) at 61/3 in 14.2 overs while skipper William Porterfield (22 off 25b; 3x4; 1x6) was caught and bowled by Mosaddek Hossain at 37/2 in 8.3 overs.
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