Bangladesh’s shameful defeat to Ireland by 33 runs
Published: 05:10 PM, 14 October 2021 Updated: 06:20 PM, 14 October 2021
Bangladesh lost to Ireland in the second official warm-up match of the upcoming T20 World Cup. The Bangladesh cricket team, who lost to Sri Lanka in the first warm-up match, now lost to Ireland by a huge margin of 33 runs.
Batting first after winning the toss, Ireland scored 177 runs. Gareth Delany remained unbeaten on 88 off just 50 balls. Besides, Harry Tector remained unbeaten on 23 off 23 balls. Among others, Paul Stirling scored 22 off 16 balls, Andrew Balbirnie scored 25 off 22 balls and George Dockrell scored 9 off 9 balls.
For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed took two wickets and Nasum Ahmed one. Although Taskin, Soumya Sarkar and Mahedi Hasan bowled in a controlled manner, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum and Shariful Islam gave quite expensive runs!
To tackle the target of 178 runs, Bangladesh lost two openers ‘as usual’ – Naim Sheikh (3 off 4 balls) and Liton Das (1 off 3 balls) within 5 overs.
Later, Mushfiqur Rahim (4 off 4 balls) also returned to the dressing room in the team’s 15 runs. In such a situation, Soumya Sarkar and Afif Hossain Dhrubo tried to handle the pressure.
Afif returned to the dugout after scoring 17 runs off 16 balls during the team’s 52 runs. Soumya was run out for 37 runs off 30 balls. Shamim Hossain Patwari (1 off 7 balls) failed to score in today’s match too.
Nurul Hasan Sohan attacked the bowler in a difficult situation. However, like Saumya, he also has to stop at 30. Before returning to the dressing room, he scored 38 off 24 balls with six fours.
In the end, Bangladesh scored 144 runs after losing all the wickets in the last ball of the innings.
Toss: Ireland (batting)
Ireland: 177/3 (20 overs); Delany 88*, Stirling 22, Balbirnie 25, Tector 23 *, Dockrell 9; Taskin 26/2, Nasum 33/1.
Bangladesh: 144/10 (20 overs); Sohan 36, Soumya 37, Afif 17, Taskin 14 *; Adair 33/3, Young 21/2, Little 22/2.
Result: Ireland won by 33 runs.