Tri-Nation Series: Bangladesh win by 8 wickets


MNA Sports Desk: An all-round performance from Bangladesh enabled them to overwhelm Ireland by eight wickets in the fourth match of the Tri-Nation Series at Dublin.

Chasing 182, 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.

Winning the toss, Tigers skipper Mashrafe Mortaza opted to bowl first and his bowlers made sure his decision gets proven right. Cutter-master Mustafizur Rahman bagged four wickets.

The tournament’s first meet between the teams was washed away while both the teams lost their respective second matches to New Zealand.