Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st T20I, Highlights: Rony Talukdar, Taskin Ahmed Shine As Bangladesh Beat Ireland By 22 Runs (DLS)
Ban vs Ire, 1st T20I, Highlights: Top-knock from Rony Talukdar, followed by a four-wicket haul from Taskin Ahmed guided Bangladesh to a 22-run victory in a rain-curtailed first T20I match against Ireland on Monday
Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st T20I, Highlights: Top-knock from Rony Talukdar, followed by a four-wicket haul from Taskin Ahmed guided Bangladesh to a 22-run victory in a rain-curtailed first T20I match against Ireland on Monday. Bangladesh have taken 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Earlier, Ireland skipper Paul Stirling won the toss and opted to field against Bangladesh in the first T20I of the three-match series on Monday at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. (Scorecard)
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Litton Das(w), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling(c), Ross Adair, Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Benjamin White
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That is it from this game then! 29th is when the second T20I game will be played and that is a must-win for the visitors if they are to stay alive in the series whereas, Bangladesh with a win can seal the series. That game begins at 1330 IST (0800 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!
Shakib Al Hasan says they need all-round performances and that is what they are doing in the last few games. Adds the openers were really good and played with good intent and that is what they needed. Ends by saying, the pacers have been really good and they have stepped up when needed.
Rony Talukdar has been awarded the MAN OF THE MATCH!
Paul Stirling says they were good in periods, they were also a tad unlucky but they needed to build more pressure. Adds it is pleasure to captain Ireland and he enjoys it.
... TIME FOR PRESENTATION ...
Earlier in the day, after being inserted, Bangladesh crossed the 200-run mark thanks to their openers but just as the innings was coming to an end, the rain arrived and with three balls to go to complete the 20th, the covers were got on. Then there was a long break however, the rain stopped and Ireland needed 104 in 8 overs which they were not able to chase.
A convincing win then for Bangladesh to take a 1-0 lead in the series and it is also their 4th win in a row. The start though was brilliant for Ireland. Chasing over 100 in 8 overs, Ross Adair and Paul Stirling hit the ball to all parts of the groud in the Powerplay but once that ended, wickets fell in heaps. Taskin Ahmed was the star with the ball with a four-fer but the likes of Shakib, Hasan Mahmud and Mustafizur Rahman were also very impressive.
A SINGLE TO END! Bangladesh win by 22 RUNS (DLS). A full one on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
FOUR! Takes full toll of the Free Hit! Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for a boundary.
NO BALL SIGNALED! Full and outside off, Delany looks to swing but misses.
Rony Talukdar seems like he has injured himself! A full one outside off, this is carved past point for two. Rony Talukdar had dived to stop the ball. He might have hurt his shoulder.
A low full toss, this is hit through mid-wicket for one.
Another dot! On middle, shorter. Curtis Campher looks to play the paddle scoop but misses.
OUT! TAKEN! What a catch that is! WOW! Taskin has 4 now! On the pads, a slower one. Harry Tector is through the flick shot early. It goes uppishly towards deep square leg. Mehidy Hasan dives forward and takes it. Five legal deliveries will now win it for Bangladesh.
Just a single to end! 33 needed then in the last over. On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
Slower and shorter and outside off, Harry Tector looks to cut but misses.
Another yorker, this is jammed out towards cover for one.
Two more! On middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for a couple.
Two! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.
Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off for one.