After dominating Ireland in the first ODI of the series, Bangladesh looked headed towards a win in the second match, but a washout hindered their plans of clinching the series early. The hosts notched up 349 runs on the board thanks to a fabulous unbeaten knock by Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 100 off 60 deliveries.
Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto also scored 70 and 73 runs respectively, and were integral for Bangladesh in the first innings. Ireland did not get the chance to chase as rain caused the game to be abandoned without a ball being bowled. The hosts will look to clinch the series in the third match, whereas Ireland will be desperate looking to level the series.
BAN vs IRE Match Details
Bangladesh vs Ireland, 3rd ODI, Ireland Tour of Bangladesh 2023
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Date & Time: March 23, 2:00 PM IST
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BAN vs IRE Pitch Report:
The surface at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium has been a batter’s paradise, and the side bowling first could have a massive advantage. A high-scoring contest can be expected, and a score of over 300 can be a good score.
BAN vs IRE Probable Playing XIs
Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed
Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume
BAN vs IRE Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Mushfiqur Rahim put in an excellent performance in the second ODI against Ireland. The 35-year-old scored an unbeaten century in just 60 deliveries and propelled his side to a massive score of 349. However, the knock went in vain due to the washout, and Rahim will look for a repeat in the third ODI.
Probable best bowler
The hosts did not get the chance to bowl in the second ODI due to the washout. Edabot Hossain would be keen on repeating his performance from the first ODI, where the pacer picked up four wickets. His performance could be key for the hosts if they are looking to clinch the series.