As Taskin Ahmed says that three wickets in an over as Bangladesh kept their mind to beat Ireland by 22 runs in a rain-affected match first Twenty20 international in Chittagong on last Monday. Bangladesh well scored of 207-5 in 19.2 overs before ended their innings due to rain, halting the game for more than an hour and then match against started to set Ireland a revised target of 104 runs in eight overs only. Ireland finished the match with 81-5 despite having a flying start with their run chase with 18 runs in the first over only, that was impressive though.
Taskin made visitors that will help to slow down with a three-wickets burst in the fourth over and then broke the opponent team. Before claiming another wicket in the final over finishing with 4-16, which is his career-best figure in T20Is. New player Gareth Delany top-scored for Ireland and was unbeaten on 21. “the pitch looked tricky at point for the new ones, but it got flatter and flatter. The disappointing to still come out from the wrong side,” as said by Ireland’s stand-in captain Paul Stirling.
Toss won by Ireland
Rony talukdar struck a career-best 67 from 38 balls to power Bangladesh to a strong total Stirling won the toss and elected to bowl first. Player Rony put on 91 runs in just seven overs in an opening stand with Liton Das as best duo combination, who made 47 off 23 balls only. Then Craig broke the calmness when he forced the other player out to Stirling at mid-off, and then harry sector soon had Najmul stumped him for 14 only.
Ireland was hoping for putting the brakes on Bangladesh’s scoring spree once Graham Hume bowled Rony, who smacked seven fours and three sixes in the maiden T20I fifty. Then, Shamim Hossain’s 30 runs. And Shakib Al Hasan’s 20 not out of 13 balls helped Bangladesh race past the 200 run. Before rain brought a great end though. Right-arm pacer young claimed 2-45 for the team Ireland. The game was Bangladesh’s First T20I at home against Ireland. That have made rested regular skipper Andrew Balbirnie for the 3-match series.
Shakib Al Hasan says they need one all-round performance. And that is what they are doing in the last few games. Adds the openers were really good and played with good intent and that is what they want for the game. Ends by saying, that the pacers have been good and they have stepped up when it is required. Rony talukdar has been the as the Man of the match. Paul Stirling says they were good in periods. But they were also a tad unlucky when they need to build more pressure against an opponent.
Adds pleasure to captain Ireland and he enjoys the whole match though. Earlier in the day, after being inserted, Bangladesh crossed the 200-run mark. Thanks to their opener but just as the innings were coming to an end. The rain arrived. And then three balls to go to complete the 20th, the covers were got on. Then there was a long break however, the rain stopped after a long time.
Bangladesh was dominant in their ODI series win. In the series opener, they posted a big total of 338/8. And out Ireland by 155 to win by 183 runs only. The second ODI produced no results due to rain but Bangladesh sealed the series with another one-side performance. It was a convincing win for Bangladesh to take a 1-0 lead in the series. And then it was their 4th win in a particular row for them. The start though was brilliant for the Ireland team. Chasing over more than 100 in 8 overs only. Ross Adair and paul Stirling hit the ball to all parts easily of the ground in the whole powerplay but once that ended. Wickets fell in heaps. Then Taskin was the star with the ball with a four-for but the likes of Shakib, Hasan Mahmud well played as well.
Paul Stirling as right-handed opener is a strong choice for the Ireland team that has a high run scorer against Bangladesh. Graham Hume finished as the top wicket-taker across. Both sides in the ODIs and then he is our tip for Ireland’s top wicket-taker in the whole match. There is no better batter in Bangladesh in such good form as Najmul Hossain Shanto.