Bangladesh beats Ireland by 5 runs and wins 2-0 in ODI cricket series

Bangladesh scored 274 points out of 48.5 ounces after being sent to bat. Ireland were in a good position in the chase, needing 10 runs to win after Hassan Mahmood’s last over, but then lost two wickets within three deliveries to finish at 269-9.

Bangladesh won the series 2-0, winning by three wickets in the second ODI after a rout at the start.

Iqbal was steady early in the innings for Bangladesh, sharing 49 for the second wicket with Najmul Hossain Shanto (35) and 70 for the third wicket with Litton Das (35) before he was caught by George Dockrell’s bowling Craig Young.

Mushfiqur Rahim (45) and Mehidi Hasan Miraz (37) opened the scoring at mid-on before Irish seamer Mark Adair took three late wickets to make it 4-40.

Irish opener Paul Stirling scored 60 and captain Andy Balbirnie added 53 in a partnership with the second wicket of 109 that laid a solid foundation for the reply.

Lorcan Tucker made a half-century with 53 balls and Harry Tector scored 45 before wickets began to fall in the last 10 overs. Killed by Mahmood on first and third innings in the last over, Ireland needed six off the last ball, but Craig Young couldn’t handle Yorker.

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