Bangladesh Dominates Ireland in Second T20I Match

Bangladesh Dominates Ireland in Second T20I Match: Bangladesh emerged victorious over Ireland by 77 runs in the second T20I match, winning the series with one game to spare. The team’s captain Shakib Al Hasan and opener Liton Das played a crucial role in their success.

Bangladesh Dominates Ireland in Second T20I Match
Bangladesh Dominates Ireland in Second T20I Match

Ireland’s Struggle in Chasing 203-run Target against Bangladesh

Ireland failed to chase Bangladesh’s 203-run target, scoring only 125 runs while losing 9 wickets in the stipulated 17 overs. Only Curtis Kampfer was able to score a half-century, making 50 runs in 30 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. The middle-order batsman was the only Irish player who performed well. Eight other players failed to reach double figures.

Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed’s Impressive Performance

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan took 5 wickets for 22 runs in 4 overs, and fast bowler Taskin Ahmed took 3 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs, contributing significantly to the team’s victory.

Liton Das and Rony Talukdar’s Explosive Partnership

Bangladesh lost the toss and were invited to bat first. The start of the match was delayed due to rain and the match was reduced by 3 overs. Opener Liton Das contributed the highest 83 runs in 41 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes, becoming the fastest player from Bangladesh to complete a half-century. He achieved this feat in 18 balls, breaking Mohammad Shariful’s 20-ball record against the West Indies in 2007.

For the first wicket, Liton Das and Rony Talukdar had an explosive century partnership of 124 runs in 9.2 overs. This is the highest partnership by an opener in a T20I from Bangladesh. Mohammad Naeem and Soumya Sarkar shared a century partnership of 102 runs against Zimbabwe in 2021.

Bangladesh Dominates Ireland in Second T20I Match

Captain Saqib Al Hasan remained unbeaten on 38 runs off 24 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Tauhid Hridoy was dismissed for 24 runs off 13 balls with 3 fours and 1 six.

Ireland’s spinner Benjamin White took 2 wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs. Mark Adir took 1 wicket for 52 runs in 4 overs. Bangladesh won the first match by 22 runs. The third game will be played on Friday.

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