Visiting Bangladesh have knocked a whopping 199 win against Ireland Wolves in the sole preparation match in Irish soil before the commencement of tri – nation series containing Ireland, New Zealand and Bangladesh. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আইরিশদের উড়িয়ে দিয়ে প্রস্তুতি পর্ব সম্পন্ন মাশরাফিদের]
The win was, in fact, a matter of time for Bangladesh after the Tigers posted a massive 394 runs on the board after batting first at the Stormont Cricket Ground in Belfast.
The Irish team, all they could do was in the opening partnership of 50 runs between J Shannon and J Tector which was dislodged by Rubel Hossain in the tenth over.
Rubel brought back to back breakthroughs picking up J Anderson as well immediately after that. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza captured another opener J Tector in between Rubel’s breakthroughs and Irish eleven faltered losing track of their chase.
For Bangladesh, youngster Mustafizur Rahman was the most successful campaigner for the team. Bowling half of his quota (5.2 overs), Mustafizur claimed 2 wickets conceding just 17 runs with a maiden.
Shakib Al Hasan also blazed with the ball after batting well, took 2 wickets in the end to run Irish Wolves out of wickets.
Even Soumya Sarkar and Subashis Roy also picked up two wickets for Bangladesh.
In the first half of the game, a glittering hundred by Sabbir Rahman along with Tamim Iqbal’s 86 took Bangladesh to a pick of 394 runs in their innings.
Bangladesh 394/7 (50 overs)
Sabbir Rahman 100, Tamim Iqbal 86, Mahmudullah Riyad 49
Gettake 3/60, McBrine 2/69, Young 1/82
Irish Wolves 195 all out (41.2 overs)
J Tector 60, S Gettake 24, S Terry 22
Mustafizur Rahman 2/17, Mashrafe Mortaza 2/31, Shakib Al Hasan 2/32
Result: Bangladesh won by 199 runs.
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Courtesy: Somoy Tv.