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Bangladesh won by 7 wickets after the scare

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  • 07 April, 2023 23:23:14

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Sports Desk:  Before this test match with Ireland, Bangladesh had experience of playing test matches against a total of 11 teams. And it was against these 11 teams that Bangladesh first appeared in white clothes and lost. But this time, the Tigers have managed to cover the wound to some extent. Bangladesh won by 7 wickets in their first appearance in red ball cricket against the Irish.

Batting with a target of 138 runs, Bangladesh reached the target of winning by losing 3 wickets after playing 27 overs. And the hosts' collection in the first innings was 369 runs. Ireland scored 214 runs in their first innings, and the Irish stopped at 292 runs in the second innings.  

Bangladesh was aggressive from the start chasing a small target. Bangladesh team management brought changes not only in the style of play, but also in the batting order. Nazmul Hossain Shanto was Tamim Iqbal's opening partner in the first innings, but today, Liton Das has made the innings a success.

Litton is usually seen batting in the lower middle order in Tests, but today he batted in the T20 mood after coming to the opening. He left the wicket on the very first ball of the innings and opened the run book with a six through the cow corner. The opener found the boundary with a great cut shot at point again in the next ball. 

After such a great start, he tried to hold it and bat. And it is as if Liton has brought danger. The last ball of the fifth over by Mark Adair was a long shot. The opener couldn't contain his greed, the timing was not right while pulling it, as a result the ball touched his helmet and hit the stumps. 23 runs from 19 balls came from his bat before returning to the dressing room.

Lytton went back but Tamim was the aggressor at the other end. This experienced opener also played shots with open arms from the beginning. Shanto also tried to bat in the same manner by playing at three. But this batter could not take advantage. He was caught in the slip by 4 runs. Bangladesh lost 2 wickets before completing the team's half-century on his departure.

After that Mushfiq and Tamim spent the rest of the time well till the lunch break. Mushfiqur in particular batted brilliantly. Tamim Iqbal became the first cricketer from Bangladesh to reach the milestone of 14,000 runs in international cricket. Today Mushfiqur Rahim joined the elite club as the second cricketer of the country.

Tamim could not last long after returning from lunch break. In the 21st over of the innings, Tamim was caught at midwicket while pulling the ball shot by White. The opener added 31 runs off 65 balls to his name before returning to the dressing room.

After that Mushfiq completed the rest of the work with Muminul Islam. The first innings centurion batted brilliantly in this innings as well. Picked up a personal half century. In the fourth wicket, Bangladesh reached the goal of victory easily with the continuous partnership of these two experienced batsmen. 

Earlier, Ireland started the fourth day's play with 286 runs for 8 wickets on the previous day. Ebadat Hossain has fully realized the extra advantage that the pacers have on the wicket in the morning. This pacer met the wicket when he came to bowl his first over. 

Andu McBrien, who avoided an innings loss, got the Irish back in the match with a polar length delivery from Ebadat. Ebadat uprooted his stumps in the second ball of the 112th over of the innings. He managed to add only 1 run to the last day's run before returning to the dressing room. In the end he scored 72 runs off 156 balls with 8 fours and one six.

After three overs, Ibadat attacked again. This time the victim of this pacer is Graham Hume. Ebadat kept the last ball of the 116th over at good length outside the off stump, while playing the off side, the ball touched the edge of the bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Liton Das. The pacer hammered the final nail in the coffin of the Irishmen by sending Hume back to 14 runs. Ireland were all out for 292 runs in the second innings. 


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