Tamim Iqbal: The way we batted was exceptional. Wasn’t the easiest wicket to bat for the first 20 overs. But Shakib was brilliant, Towhid was also impressive. Mushi’s innings made the difference, shout out to him. The bowlers also bowled very well under lights. The first 20-25 overs wasn’t that easy to bat on, it was on the slower side. It is good for us to play on sporting tracks and we will do better. (On Mushfiqur’s keeping) He has been doing this for the last 17 years. People forget that there will be ups and downs, but he has been amazing. The way Ebadot bowled was very special to see. Special mention to Nasum too, he doesn’t play too many ODIs, but when he does, he bowls really well.
Towhid Hridoy | Player of the Match: (On missing out on a century on debut) A little bit hurt, but I am happy, very good for me from the beginning. I felt good when I batted with Shakib, he inspired me. I was a bit confident. I just tried to execute my plans and it worked.
Andrew Balbirnie: We were not too disappointed at the halfway stage as the wicket was good and the best time was to bat under lights. But we kept losing wickets and didn’t get any partnerships. We were a bit out of sync but don’t want to use that as an excuse, Bangladesh have been playing a lot of cricket and continued from there. We want to compete and beat teams like these on a regular basis. But the batting was not up to standard but we will do better on Monday.
The asking rate was mounting and it meant that Ireland needed to find the boundaries. Nasum showed his guile and kept the procession going for the tourists, taking a 3-fer in the process. Dockrell was the lone man fighting but Ebadot returned to castle him, bowling out Ireland under 31 overs. Earlier, outstanding knocks from Shakib, Hridoy, and a breezy cameo from Mushfiqur helped Bangladesh to post their highest ever ODI total. The Irish bowlers were off-colour today. The pacers bowled too short and that allowed the opposition batters to get their eye in. The spinners were not on the money either. All in all, a forgettable performance for the visitors. Stick around for the presentations..
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Series: Ireland tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Venue:Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet,Saturday, March 18, 2023
Toss:Ireland won the toss and opt to bowl
Date & Time: Mar 18, 02:00 PM LOCAL
Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed , Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain
Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Graham Hume, Mark Adair
Stadium:Sylhet International Cricket Stadium