Sunday, June 4, 2023

Shantar’s century and Hriday’s fifty win Bangladesh

The visiting Bangladesh did not take any pressure in the high-scoring match at Chelmsford. Nazmul Hossain Shantar’s century and Tawheed Hriday’s fifty won the Tigers by 3 wickets. At the start of the match, the hosts scored 319 runs for 6 wickets in 45 overs. In response, Bangladesh confirmed the victory with 3 balls and 3 wickets in hand.

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 opener Liton Das scored 21 runs. The country’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could not do much. He scored 26 runs before getting out.

Meanwhile, Nazmul Hossain Shanto played Apontal with Tawheed Hriday in the fourth wicket pair. At this time, both of them scored 131 runs together. The Tigers got the basis for the victory. After completing his personal half-century, Shanto brought up his maiden century in ODIs. Get out for 117 runs. Playing only 93 balls, his innings is decorated with 12 fours and three sixes.

Meanwhile, Tawheed Hridoy stopped at 68 runs after completing his fifty. His 58-ball innings was decorated with five fours and three sixes. Meanwhile, Miraj scored 19 runs and Taijul scored 9 runs with the bat. Meanwhile, Mushfiq left the field after confirming the victory. He remained unbeaten on 36 runs. And Shariful left the field for 4 runs.

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.

(13 May/mm


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