Sport Desk: Bangladesh thrashed Ireland by eight wickets in their third match (fourth of the tournament) of the Tri-Nation Series at Malahide, Dublin on Friday.
Bangladesh, thanks to Soumya Sarkar's 87 off 68, scored 182 losing two wickets in 27.1 overs.
Bangladesh rode on the opening partnership of 95 between Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal followed by the 76-run stand to win the match quite comfortably in the end. Soumya was 87 not out. He faced only 68 balls and struck 11 fours and two sixes during his match-winning knock. Tamim made 47.
Earlier, Bangladesh's bowlers restricted Ireland to 181 runs in 46.3.
Mustafizur Rahman, the Fizz, picked up four wickets while the skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and the debut Sunzamul Islam captured two wickets each to help Bangladesh keep Ireland down to 181 in during the fourth match of the tournament.
Bangladesh’s left-arm pace sensation Mustafiz took 4-23 in nine overs. For the hosts, Ed Joyce was the highest run-getter with 46 from 74 balls.
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