Bangladesh, who have already confirmed their spot in the final of the tri-nation series, registered a comfortable six-wicket victory over hosts Ireland at the Castle Avenue in Dublin today.
Sabbir Rahman comes down the track and smashes a boundary off Adair as the Tigers get over the line. A comfortable six-wicket victory for Bangladesh.
[Wicket] 40.4-BD278/4: Mosaddek Hossain c †Wilson b Adair 14 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 82.35
Adair takes his first ODI wicket as Mosaddek gets a healthy nick while trying to guide the ball down to third man only to find the keepers gloves.
Shakib cuts away McArthy down to square third man to bring up his 50 off 51 deliveries. Shakib, who recieved treatment on the field at the start of the over, is now walking off the field. Possible that this is a precautionary measure.
[Wicket] 32.3-BD224/3: Mushfiqur Rahim c †Wilson b Rankin 35 (39m 33b 5x4 0x6) SR: 106.06
After reaching the landmark of scoring 5000 ODI runs as a wicketkeeper the previous ball with a boundary, Mushfiqur falls the next ball as he tries to flick a ball which was going down the leg side and gets a faint edge. The keeper takes a sharp one-handed catch.
Shakib plays a beautiful straight drive off an Adair delivery to bring up two hundred for Bangladesh. The Tigers require another 91 runs from 124 deliveries with eight wickets in hand.
End of over 27-BD 185/2
The two experienced campaigner Mushfiqur and Shakib keep on building after a solid start provided by the openers.
Mushfiqur Rahim 19 (16b)
Shakib Al Hasan 23 (26b)
BJ McCarthy 7-0-48-1
MR Adair 6-0-25-0
Liton misses out on ton
[Wicket] 22.3-BD 160/2: Liton Das b McCarthy 76 (94m 67b 9x4 1x6) SR: 113.43
Liton plays a slower ball early and loses his stumps. He falls 24-run short of the three-figure mark.
[Wicket] 16.4-BD 117/1: Tamim Iqbal b Rankin 57 (68m 53b 9x4 0x6) SR: 107.54
Tamim chops one onto his stumps off a Rankin delivery. The left-hander departs after a well played 57 that featured nine boundaries.
15.6- BD 112/0: Liton goes deep into his crease and plays a late cut off a Dockrell delivery and brings up his fifty with a boundary.
Tamim Iqbal reached his second fifty of this series. His fifty which contains eight fours, was laced with some beautiful cricketing shots. Bangladesh have made an incredible start in their chase of Ireland's 292.
14.6 - 103/0: Liton smashes Rankin to deep square-leg to bring up the hundred-run stand between him and Tamim.
14.2 Ban 95/0: Tamim takes a single to reach his fifty in 46 deliveries.
End of over 9- BD 53/0
Tamim strikes back to back boundaries off Mark Adair's delivery in the ninth over to bring up the fifty-run opening partnership for Bangladesh.
Tamim, Liton give Tigers a steady start
End of over 5-BD 25/0
Openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das started steadily as the duo scored 25 runs in five overs. Tamim remains unbeaten on 12 off 18 deliveries while Liton is on 10 off 12 balls.
Liton Das 10 (12b)
Tamim Iqbal 12 (18b)
MR Adair 3-0-11-0
BJ McCarthy 2-0-12-0
Ireland post 292 for eight as Jayed bags a fifer
End of over 50- IRE 292/8
Abu Jayed's five for 58 in his second ODI helped Bangladesh restrict Ireland under the 300-total mark. The hosts lost their last five wickets for just 29 runs as they could manage 292 for eight.
[Wicket] 49.6-IRE 292/8: GH Dockrell b Mohammad Saifuddin 4 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00
Saifuddin removes Dockrell in the last ball of the innings as Dockrell exposes his stumps trying to play another paddle and the ball crashes into middle stump. Ireland post 292 for eight.
[Wicket] 49.4-IRE 291/7: MR Adair hit wicket b Mohammad Saifuddin 11 (17m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 157.14
Adair goes deep into his crease and chops off his stump with his bat while attempting to drive through the off side.
[Wicket] 48.4-IRE 287/6: GC Wilson c Shakib Al Hasan b Abu Jayed 12 (8m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00
Jayed bags a fifer as an attempted cover drive from Wilson was caught at point by Shakib.
[Wicket] 46.5- IRE 264/5: PR Stirling c Liton Das b Abu Jayed 130 (191m 141b 8x4 4x6) SR: 92.19
Jayed strikes again in the same over. This time it is the centurion Sterling. The Irishman tries to muscle back of a hand slower bowl only got the elevation and not the distance as the sweeper-fielder on the leg side takes a splendid catch.
[Wicket] 46.4-IRE 263/4: KJ O'Brien c Tamim Iqbal b Abu Jayed 3 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
O’Brien tries to go big but finds the fielder at long on.
[Wicket] 44.4-IRE 233/3: WTS Porterfield c Liton Das b Abu Jayed 94 (128m 106b 7x4 2x6) SR: 88.67
Jayed removes dangerous looking Porterfield to end a 174-run partnership for the third-wicket stand. The Irish skipper falls just six runs short of the three figure mark as he tries to go over the offside but only finds the fielder in the deep who takes a brilliant catch.
41.2 - IRE 200/2: Stirling made the most of the chances given to him by hitting a ton against Bangladesh today at Castle Avenue in Dublin. He reached his eighth ODI ton in 127 deliveries with a single off Saifuddin. His innings contains six fours and two sixes. Porterfield is batting on 71 at the other end.
Ireland flourish after early losses
33.4 - IRE 159/2: Porterfield takes a single off Shakib to bring up the hundred partnership between him and Stirling. Two deliveries ago he reached his maiden ODI fifty. First in 15 matches for Porterfield.
Stirling and Porterfield have consolidated the innings well with a 74-run partnership for the third wicket. Stirling reached his fifty in the 17th over while Mosaddek Hossain has completed eight overs. Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza brought himself on to bowl his very first over of the match in the 29th over. Stirling is making the most of two dropped chances in the 21st and 22nd over of the innings.
END OF OVER: 28 | IRE: 132/2 | RR: 4.71
WTS Porterfield 39 (58b)
PR Stirling 69 (86b)
Mashrafe Mortaza 1-0-3-0
Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-21-0
21.1 - IRE 101/2: It's Stirling again, this time off Shakib Al Hasan. Dropped again! Easy one for Saifuddin at point by he can't hold on.
20.6 - IRE 101/2: Dropped! Sabbir runs in from long-off after Stirling's lofted shot. Dives to get to the ball and manages to get his hands on the ball but can't quite reach it adequately.
Its drinks after 15 overs: Ireland are looking to consolidate after the loss of two wickets.
END OF OVER: 15 | IRE: 81/2 | RR: 5.40
WTS Porterfield 8 (15b)
PR Stirling 46 (45b)
Mosaddek Hossain 2-0-10-0
Mohammad Saifuddin 2-0-11-0
Jayed removes Balbirnie
[Wicket] 10.4 - IRE 60/2: Balbirnie c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abu Jayed 20 (32m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Balbirnie got off to a breezy start with a few boundaries. He chased one slightly down the leg side from Abu Jayed and Mushfiqur Rahim took the catch. The decision was not conclusive. No review system in place either.
Rubel makes the breakthrough
[Wicket] 3.5 - IRE 23/1: McCollum c Liton Das b Rubel Hossain 5 (18m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Rubel makes the breakthrough: Pacer Rubel Hossain, who returned to the side in the dead rubber after sitting out the earlier matches, makes the breakthrough for the Tigers. He was hit for a few runs but in the fourth over James McCollum nicked a length-delivery outside off-stump to Liton Das at slip.
Bangladesh bowl first with much-changed lineup
As was predicted, there have been a few changes in the Bangladesh lineup. Four in fact. All-rounder Soumya Sarkar, pacer Mustafizur Rahman, middle-order batsman Mohammad Mithun and spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz have made way for opener Liton Das,pacer Rubel Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain and all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin, who is coming back into the squad after sitting out the last match due to injury.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain
Ireland: Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andy Balbirnie, William Porterfield (capt), Kevin O'Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (wk), George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little
Ireland have won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangladesh. Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said after the toss that he would have liked to bat first but ‘losing the toss does not help’.
Bangladesh have gone about their business of experimenting in this series ahead of the World Cup. The lineup is likely to be different given that it is a dead rubber today as Bangladesh and Windies have already made the final of the tournament. Mash confirmed as such that there have been a few changes to the squad for this match.