Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round effort helped Bangladesh seal its largest-ever victory when it beat Ireland by 183 runs within the three-match one-day worldwide sequence opener on Saturday.
Shakib hit 93, his third straight half-century, after which added a wicket to contribute within the crew’s victory.
The talisman additionally reached the 7,000-run mark, solely the second Bangladeshi batter after Tamim Iqbal to take action, when he was on 24 and have become solely the third participant within the historical past with 7,000 runs and 300 wickets concurrently.
Towhid Hridoy scored 92 on debut as Bangladesh compiled 338-8, its highest-ever ODI rating, a complete that the Irish couldn’t problem as they have been bowled out for 155 in 30.5 overs.
Shakib and Hridoy mixed for 135 off 125 for the fourth wicket stand to put a strong platform. Mushfiqur Rahim contributed with a 26 ball-44, hitting three fours and as many sixes.
Bangladesh misplaced its skipper Tamim Iqbal for 3 when he edged pacer Mark Adair at first slip after Ireland despatched the host in to bat.
Liton Das (26) and Najmul Hossain (25) received the beginning however each of them didn’t consolidate, leaving Bangladesh at 81-3 in seventeenth over.
Hridoy confirmed a fearless strategy as Shakib collected runs well, principally counting on singles and doubles.
After mentioning his 53rd half-century off 65 balls with a single, Shakib went after pacer Graham Hume, taking 22 runs together with 5 fours.
Hume, who claimed his career-best 4-60, took the last word revenge, denying Shakib his tenth century. His 89-ball knock included 9 boundaries.
Hridoy reached his half-century off 55 balls and grew in confidence. He got here down closely on leg-spinner Gareth Delany to hit him two sixes.
Mushfiqur Rahim additionally joined the get together as Bangladesh’s inning received the tempo.
But Hume got here again strongly to deal a double blow within the area of two balls. He claimed Mushfiqur, ending 49 ball-80 runs partnership between him and Hridoy after which castled Hridoy as he approached a century on debut.
Hridoy missed out the century by eight runs however his 92 off 85 that studded by eight fours and two sixes was a finest rating by a Bangladeshi batter on debut.
Ireland made a assured begin with Stephen Doheny and Paul Stirling including 60 of their opening stand in 11.2 overs.
Shakib had Doheny caught by Mushfiqur on 34 to interrupt by.
Fast bowler Ebadot Hossain, who returned figures of 4-45 for his career-best effort, received into act by claiming two wickets in his consecutive two overs. He eliminated Stirling (34) and Harry Tector (3).
Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed (2-25) and left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed (3-43) ripped by Ireland’s center order earlier than Ebadot got here again in his second spell to scrub up the tail.
Before being the final man out, George Dockrell made team-high 45.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com