Ireland didn’t get off to a good start in response to 247 runs in Chelmsford. The hosts lost two wickets in two consecutive overs. As of writing this report, the Irish have collected 27 runs for 2 wickets.
Now Stephen Doheny is batting for 5 runs and Harry Tector is batting for zero runs.
Earlier, Irish team leader Andrew Balbirnie invited Bangladesh to bat after winning the toss at the beginning of the match. Liton Kumar Das returned to Sajghar for zero runs in the first over. Another opener Tamim Iqbal returns for 14 runs off 19 balls. And 20 runs came from the bat of Shakib Al Hasan.
Meanwhile, Nazmul Hossain Shanto made a 50-run partnership with Tawheed Hriday in the fourth wicket pair. Tigers were playing positive cricket at that time. But when Shanta got out for 44 runs and Hridoy got out for 27 runs, the Tigers were under pressure again. Mehdi Hasan Miraj was dismissed for 27 runs.
Meanwhile, Mushfiqur Rahim started to play alone. Picked up a personal half century. After that, he could not stay at the crease for long. Back to 60 runs. Besides, Taijul scored 14 and Shariful scored 16 runs.