Nazmul Hossain Shanto is batting positively for the team in response to 320 runs in Chelmsford. Tawheed heart is accompanying him. The Tigers are moving forward with that. Till writing this report, Bangladesh’s collection is 166 runs for 3 wickets in 25.3 overs.
Now Shanta is batting for 79 runs and Hridoy is batting for 28 runs.
Bangladesh did not get off to a good start chasing runs. Team leader and opener Tamim Iqbal got out after scoring only 7 runs. Another Liton Das scored 21 runs. And the country’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored 26 runs.
Meanwhile, Nazmul Hossain Shanto is playing Apantal with Tawheed Hriday.
Earlier in Chelmsford, the toss was delayed by almost an hour and a half due to rain. 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.