Tigers restrict Ireland to 181

Staff Correspondent | Update:

MustafizSpeedster Mustafizur Rahman bagged four wickets as Bangladesh restricted Ireland to a lowly 181 runs in their tri-nation series match on Friday.

Winning the toss, Tigers skipper Mashrafe Mortaza opted to bowl first and his bowlers made sure his decision gets proven right.

The first over, bowled by Rubel Hossain, was a maiden while Mustafizur Rahman removed Paul Stirling in the second over, which was a wicket maiden.

Mosaddek Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan also soon joined the party, as did Sunzamul Islam, who struck in the very first over on his ODI debut.

Opener Ed Joyce made 46 while Niall O’Brien added 30 to give the Irish scorecard a decent look, but Mustafiz struck thrice in quick succession to unsettle the middle and lower order.

George Dockrell chipped in 25 late on to ensure his team go past 150.

Mashrafe and Sunzamul both grabbed two wickets.

The tournament’s first meet between the teams was washed away while both the teams lost their respective second matches to New Zealand.

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