Ireland vs. Bangladesh: In the first Twenty20 match, which was hampered by rain, the hosts won by 22 runs.

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Published: 3/28/2023 4:36:09 AM
Rony Talukdar top-scored for Bangladesh with 67

Rony Talukdar top-scored for Bangladesh with 67

In the first of three T20 international matches between the two countries that were impacted by rain, Bangladesh defeated Ireland by 22 runs using the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

Before rain in Chittagong prematurely ended the hosts' innings, they had posted 207-5 in 19.2 overs, with Rony Talukdar scoring a career-high 67 from 38 balls.

When the game resumed, Ireland was facing the daunting task of chasing 104 runs off eight overs.

The tourists put forth a valiant effort, but they could only muster 81-5.

With an unbeaten 21 off 14 balls, Gareth Delany led all scorers for Ireland. Harry Tector (19) and acting captain Paul Stirling provided valuable support. (17).

Taskin Ahmed displayed exceptional ball control, finishing with 4-16.

Mark Adair and Stirling shared the first wicket for 32 runs, but after Mark Adair was dismissed for 13 by Hasan Mahmud, three more wickets fell quickly, leaving Ireland at 40-4.

After that, Tector and Delany added 32 runs for the fifth wicket, but the chase was too difficult.

Earlier, after Stirling won the toss and decided to bowl, Rony and Liton Das put on 91 runs in just seven overs in their opening partnership. Das scored 47 off 23 balls.

When Craig Young forced Liton to hole out to Stirling at mid-off, the stand was broken, and Tector quickly had Najmul Hossain stumped for 14.

Once Graham Hume bowled Rony, who smashed seven fours and three sixes in his first T20I half-century, Ireland hoped to halt Bangladesh's scoring run.

Shakib Al Hasan's 20 not out off 13 balls and Shamim Hossain's 30-ball 30 helped Bangladesh surpass the 200-run mark before it started to rain.

right-handed runner Young scored 245 points for Ireland.

As Ireland rested regular skipper Andrew Balbirnie for the three-match series, this was Bangladesh's first T20I at home.

The previous three-match one-day international series was won by Bangladesh 2-0. Early in April, the teams will get together for a special test.

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