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Bangladesh register biggest ever win

Staff Correspondent
18 Mar 2023 13:47:53 | Update: 18 Mar 2023 21:54:14
Bangladesh register biggest ever win
Bangladesh's players celebrates after the dismissal of Ireland's Andy McBrine (not pictured) during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and Ireland at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on March 18, 2023 — AFP Photo

Bangladesh beat Ireland by 183 runs, their biggest win ever, in the first one-day international at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on Saturday.

Bangladesh set a target of 339 batting first, in reply, Ireland were all-out on 155.

Bangladesh’s Ebadot Hossain bagged four wickets.

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Ireland opted to field first winning the toss but they could not control the game as they had hoped as the Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy dug in to build a 135 run fourth wicket partnership.

Shakib scored 93 and debutant Hridoy scored 92, which also the highest score as a debutant for Bangladesh in the ODIs. In the later part of the Bangladesh innings, Mushfiqur Rahim played a cameo innings of 44 which led the side to a total of 338-8.

Coming to chase, Ireland were put under pressure as Bangladeshi bowlers gave them no space. Ebadot, Taskin Ahmed led the pace attack to shake the foundation of the Ireland innings as they were down to 76-5 in the 18th over.

Nasum Ahmed took three wickets while Taskin bagged two. Shakib took the other wicket.