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Bangladesh hammer Eire, seal three-match sequence 2-0

CHITTAGONG: Shakib Al Hasan took 5 wickets and Liton Das hit a quick-fire half-century as Bangladesh hammered Eire by means of 77 runs in the second one T20 to seal the three-match sequence 2-0 in Chittagong on Wednesday. Liton hit a career-best 83 off 41 balls and Rony Talukdar made 44 off 23 as the 2 openers guided Bangladesh to 202-3 in a rain-reduced 17 overs.

Shakib then claimed 5-22 to limit Eire to 125-9 and grow to be the main world wicket-taker in T20s, overtaking New Zealander Tim Southee’s 134 wickets. Curtis Campher top-scored for Eire with 50 nevertheless it got here a lot too overdue. The guests had been by no means within the contest after Taskin Ahmed, who completed with 3-27, claimed a wicket off the primary ball of the innings. Shakib then decreased Eire to 43 for six. Liton and Rony shared 124 runs of their opening stand, the most efficient get started by means of Bangladesh in a T20, after Eire captain Paul Stirling received the toss and elected to bowl.

Liton, who hit 10 fours and 3 sixes, reached his fifty off 18 balls, the fastest T20 fifty for Bangladesh. He surpassed Mohammad Ashraful’s 20-ball half-century in opposition to West Indies in 2007. Leg-spinner Ben White earned Eire their first step forward when he compelled Rony to provide a catch to Mark Adair at lengthy on. White, the one Eire bowler to provide Bangladesh any hassle, additionally disregarded Liton in his subsequent over sooner than completing with 2-28. On the other hand, Shakib (38 no longer out) and Towhid Hridoy (24) placed on 61 runs for the fourth wicket to assist Bangladesh placed on a large general.

“That used to be a tough day, for sure about that… There have been most definitely some of the identical mistakes from the previous few weeks. So a hell of so much to paintings on,” Stirling mentioned. Bangladesh received Monday’s opening recreation by means of 22 runs. The 3rd tournament is scheduled on the identical venue on Friday. The house facet additionally received the previous three-match one-day world sequence 2-0. Bangladesh “are a powerful workforce anyplace they play on this planet”, Stirling mentioned. “We knew (the excursion) used to be going to be difficult. We most definitely didn’t assume it used to be going to be as one-sided as it’s been,” he mentioned. – AFP

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