May 15, 2010, 15:46 | Update: May 15, 19, 19:21
Bangladesh took good care of Ireland by taking two wickets at the start. Mashrafeera could not keep up with the continuation of the last match of the triple-series league. Winning the toss in Dublin's Clintrefo Cricket Ground match, the hosts first used to get the chance to catch the Bangladeshi fielders. Young pacer Abu Zayed Rahey showed an excellent performance with the ball but Ireland drew challenging runs to 292 runs in the red-green side in front of the team.
Paul Stirling and William Porterfield played a good role in the third wicket partnership after losing the two wickets for 59 runs. Ireland has a huge collection of these two people with the strength of the bat.
Sterling paceman Abu Zayed suffered 130 runs before being dismissed. He has spent 141 balls. And Porterfield did not score a hundred, but he played a wonderful innings of 94 runs in 106 balls.
Although the others did not have much success with the ball, Rahi played very well to play in the second ODI of the career. The Bangladeshi pace bowler has got five wickets in 58 runs. Saifuddin has got two wickets for two wickets.
As the final was already confirmed, the Bangladesh team named in the field of four changes in the XI match in today's match will be confirmed. Today's match against the Irish is a battle against the rules for the Tigers.
The tri-series final against the West Indies on Friday will be followed by the World Cup Cricket shortly after. The team management has decided to rest some of the regular players of the next tough time to keep the players neat. Liton Das came to the place of Soumya government. Faced with two backs in front of the West Indies, it is a bit of back pain. So with Tamim, right-handed Liton will be seen to open the batting today. Mithun has been given rest in batting. In place of him, allrounder Mohammad Saifuddin has not been brought back to the squad.
On the other hand, pacer Mustafizur Rahman was adjudged the best player in the match against the last Caribbean. But the team that has recently recovered from the injury, wants to make this important member fit in the World Cup. The left-handed pacer has been given the opportunity to rest in the XI for Rubel Hossain. Apart from Mustafiz, offspinner Mehdi Hasan Miraj has not been kept in the eleventh XI. In place of Miraj, batting all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain Saikat has been included in the squad. And one-day debut against West Indies, Abu Jaide-Rahi, could not do anything in his first match, but he got another chance today.
However, the senior players of the Bangladesh team want to practice as many matches as possible before the World Cup. So Mushfiq, Mahmudullah all are playing today. As a result, two young Yasir Ali and Nayeem Hasan, who are in Ireland with the team, have to sit in the sidebanks today. In the same situation allrounder Farhad Razor has also been there.