Shakib Al Hasan and debutant Tauheed Hriday star Bangladesh as they beat Ireland by 183 runs. cricket news

NEW DELHI: Experienced Shakib Al Hasan and debutant tawheed heart The duo put on a stellar performance with the bat to guide Bangladesh to a record 183-run victory over Ireland in the first One Day International in Bangladesh’s Sylhet on Saturday.
Both Shakib and Tauheed, who had missed out on qualifying centuries, put on 135 for the fourth wicket after losing Tamim Iqbal (3), Liton Das (26) and Najmul Hossain (25) cheaply to reduce Bangladesh to 81–3. defeated.
Shakib scored 93 and Tauheed added 92 to take Bangladesh to their highest ODI score of 338–8 after the visitors asked them to bat.
abadot hussain Claimed 4-42 and left-arm spinner nasum ahmed Ireland were bowled out for 155 in 31 overs, taking 3-42.
Became the second Bangladeshi cricketer after Shakib Tamim to score 7,000 ODI runs.
Shakib is now only the third cricketer after Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi to cross that milestone in ODI runs and 300 ODI wickets.
He changed gears after reaching his third consecutive ODI half-century and hitting Harry Tector for five boundaries in an over.
He fell seven runs short of his 10th ODI century after following a wide yorker from Hume.
Tauheed played the best debut innings for Bangladesh in ODIs, putting on 80 for the fifth wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 44 off 26 balls.
Graham Hume dismissed both the batsmen in the same over before taking the wicket of Taskin Ahmed but the visitors could not stop the flow of runs.
Captain Tamim Iqbal said after the match, “The way we batted was exceptional. It wasn’t the easiest wicket to bat on in the first 20 overs. But Shakib was brilliant, Tauheed was impressive too.”
George Dockrell was the last man out after scoring 45, which was Ireland’s highest score.
Stephen Doheny and Paul Stirling added 60 runs in the opening stand but once Shakib dismissed Doheny for 34, Ireland fell to 5–76, never to recover.
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie said, “At the halfway point we weren’t too disappointed as the wicket was good and the lights were the best time to bat.”
“But we kept losing wickets and there was no partnership.”
Hume finished with a career-best 4-60 but the hosts withstood the early pressure of the Irish bowling attack.
The remaining ODIs will be played in Sylhet on Monday and Thursday.
Ireland, who will also play three Twenty20 Internationals and one Test during their tour, last toured Bangladesh in 2008 for a bilateral series.
(with AFP inputs)


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