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Mustafizur four restricts Ireland to 181

Sun Online Desk     19th May, 2017 07:16:12 printer

Mustafizur four restricts Ireland to 181

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Ireland managed to score 181 for all wickets in 46.3 overs against Bangladesh in their third match of the Tri-Nation Series at Malahide, Dublin on Friday.


Tiger’s pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman has brought back to his rhythm today and claimed four wickets conceding 23 runs in nine overs with two maidens.


EC Joyce and NJ O'Brien become top scorer of the Irish team with 46 and 30 runs respectively.


Mustafiz made the first breakthrough for Bangladesh dismissing Ireland batsman Paul Stirling in the second over of the innings, keeping the Irish on zero.


Debutant Sunjamul made his debut memorial by claiming two wickets. Captain Mashrafe also claimed two by conceding 18 runs in 6.3 overs with a maiden.


Mosaddek departed Ireland's 2nd stand of 37 in 7 overs between skipper William Porterfield and Ed Joyce.


Porterfield scored 22 off 25 balls featuring three boundaries and one six before giving return catch to Mosaddek, leaving the team on 37/2 in 8.3 overs.


In the 2nd ball of his 2nd over, Shakib bowled out Andy Balbirnie (12 off 24b; 1x6), hunting down the third Irish batsman on 61/3 in 14.2 overs.


Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first.