Sabbir's ton spurs Tigers 199-run win vs Ireland A

Sabbir’s ton spurs Tigers 199-run win vs Ireland A

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Dhaka– Sabbir Rahman hammered a century (100 retired out) in Bangladeshis’ huge 199 runs win against Ireland A team in the practice match at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast, Ireland on Wednesday.Batting first after winning the toss, Bangladeshis amassed 394-run for 7 in 50 overs and restricted Ireland A team at 195 for all in 41.2 overs.Sabbir retired at 285/5 on the 40th over, playing 86 balls to fire 16 boundaries and one over boundary.Sabbir shared a partnership of 103-run in 13.4 overs paired with opener Tamim Iqbal in the 2nd stand which carried the team total to 147/2 in 22.2 overs from 44/1 in 8.4 overs.Tamim departed from the 2nd pair scoring 86 off 74 balls, including 14 boundaries and two sixes as he was caught by Tyrone Kane off Craig Young.Mahmudullah Riyad (49 off 31b; 8×4; 1×6), Shakib Al Hasan (44 off 27b; 5×4; 2×6) and Mushfiqur Rahim (41 off 24b; 4×4; 2×6) were the other notable scorers for Bangladesh.Mosaddek Hossain (31 off 27b; 5×4) and Soumya Sarkar (17 off 25b; 3×4) were other double figure scorers for the side.Opening the innings the Tigers faced the first jolt losing Soumya Sarkar at 44/1 in 8.4 overs.Shane Getkate took three wickets for 60 runs in 7 overs. Andy McBrine bagged two wickets for 69 runs while Tyrone Kane took one wicket 82 runs, both delivered 10 overs each.Jack Tector made a half century for Ireland A scoring 60 off 91 balls, including seven boundaries, and was caught by Shakib off skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza at 152/5 on 31.3 over.Opener James Shannon (31 off 37b; 5×4), Adam Dennison (24 off 25b; 3×4), Sean Terry (22 off 25b; 2×4) and Andy McBrine (18 off 22b; 1×6) were the other double digit scorers for the side.Mustafizur Rahman, Mashrafe, Shakib and Rubel Hossain bagged two wickets each for Bangladeshis conceding 17, 31, 32 and 35 runs in 5.2, 7, 8 and 7 overs respectively.The Tigers played the one-off practice match ahead of the Ireland Tri-nation Series starting at Malahide in Dublin on May 12. New Zealand is another nation taking part in the Tri-nation Series.UNB news agency

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