Host Ireland scored 319 runs for 6 wickets in 45 overs determined by Harry Tector’s century in the rain interrupted match. As a result, Bangladesh must score 320 runs to win. The visiting Bangladesh team will come down to bat in no time.
Rain in Chelmsford delayed the toss by almost an hour and a half. Then when the rain subsided it was decided to play the game in 45 overs. And the game started almost two hundred and two hours after the scheduled time.
At the beginning of the match, Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal invited Ireland to bat after winning the toss. After losing the toss, Irish opener Paul Sterling returned home with a personal scoreless run in the first over by Hasan Mahmud. Another opener Stephen Doheny scored 12 runs.
However, Harry Tector handled team leader Andy Balbirnie in the third wicket pair. At this time, the two made a pair of 98 runs. Balbirnie was on his way to fifty. But he returned to personal 42 runs by Shariful. Besides, Tucker was out for 16 runs and Kampfer was out for 8 runs.
Meanwhile, Tector ruled the Bangladeshi bowlers with George Dockrell in the sixth wicket pair. The duo made a partnership of 115 runs off just 68 balls. That’s how the Irish got a huge collection. Tector took personal century. Get out for 140 runs. His impeccable innings of just 113 balls was lined with seven fours and ten sixes.
Meanwhile, George Dockrell remained unbeaten on 74 runs after completing his half-century. His innings of just 37 balls was decorated with three fours and four sixes. And Mark Adair remained unbeaten on 20 runs from 8 balls.
Hasan Mahmud and Shariful Islam took maximum two wickets each for Bangladesh. Besides, Taijul Islam and Ibadat Hossain got one wicket each.