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12:00 AM, May 20, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 20, 2017

Mash pleased

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza expressed his satisfaction over the bowling and batting performance in the tri-series match against Ireland yesterday that Bangladesh comprehensively won by eight wickets.

"The winning side is always happy and I think the way the boys are playing is the most satisfying thing for us. I'm happy with both [batting and bowling]," Mashrafe said after the match.

"We got early wickets, something which was important and something we missed in the previous matches. Batting wise our openers did really well and the good thing is that they didn't give up, they finished the job," he continued.

Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar starred with the bat, scoring 87 not out of 68 deliveries, after a fine bowling and fielding display. PHOTOS: COLLECTED

He singled out Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman and Tamim Iqbal for praise. Soumya shared a 95-run opening partnership with Tamim, who scored 47, and finished the match with a 68-ball 87 after Mustafizur Rahman set the platform by taking a four-wicket haul.

The highlight of which was Mosaddek Hossain's diving catch -- to set up an easy win for the Tigers against Ireland in Malahide yesterday. PHOTOS: COLLECTED

“Soumya [Sarkar] batted really well and Tamim [Iqbal] as well. I already spoke about Soumya, but Mustafizur [Rahman] has been really good; not only today, but for the past two-and-a-half-years. He has been doing a really good job for us and I hope he will continue to perform." 

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