Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie said beating England in a Test would "easily be our best achievement in cricket" as the underdogs prepare to face Ben Stokes' men at Lord's this week.
Bangladesh national cricket team returned to the country after beating Ireland 2-0 in their last World Cup Super League series in Chelmsford on Tuesday evening.
Twelve out of the 18 net bowlers provided by the Irish Cricket Board to the Bangladesh national team to help them prepare for the upcoming series in Chelmsford in England are of Bangladeshi origins.
Bangladesh batters Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim have put together a 46–stand run stand to take control of their chase of 137 against Ireland as they managed 89 runs for the loss of two wickets at lunch on Day four of the one-off Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricketing Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.
Bangladesh opener Liton Das, who was sent to open the innings with Tamim Iqbal, got dismissed early after a rapid 19-ball 23 as the Tigers were at 32 runs for the loss of one wicket while chasing Ireland's 137 in the morning session of Day four of the one-off Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.
It didn't take long for Bangladesh to pick up the remaining two Ireland wickets in the morning session of Day four of the one-off Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday as the Tigers bundled out the visitors for 292, taking nine overs to bowl them out.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s decision to not introduce himself into the bowling attack till the 66th over of the first innings against Ireland raised a lot of questions on the opening day of their lone Test in Mirpur. Shakib, eventually, bowled only three overs on that day.
Ireland applied themselves to the task at hand as Harry Tector along with Lorcan Tucker knuckled down with a 42-run stand for the sixth wicket at lunch to give their side a platform to set Bangladesh a target on the third day of the one-off Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.
Bangladesh left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam sent back right-handed batter PJ Moor to break a 38-run stand for the fifth wicket to leave Ireland five down for 56 after the end of the 34th over in the morning session on the third day of the one-off Test against Ireland at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.