Shakib Al Hasan and debutant Towhid Hridoy each narrowly missed centuries however nonetheless guided Bangladesh to a document 183-run victory over Ireland in Saturday’s first one-day worldwide in Sylhet.
Shakib hit 93 and Towhid added 92 to information Bangladesh to their highest ever ODI rating of 338-8 after the vacationers put them in to bat.
Ebadot Hossain led the reply with 4-42 and left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed chipped in with 3-42 to bowl out Ireland for 155 runs simply shy of 31 overs.
“The way we batted was exceptional. Wasn’t the easiest wicket to bat for the first 20 overs. But Shakib was brilliant, Towhid also impressive,” skipper Tamim Iqbal stated after the match, in accordance with Cricbuzz.
George Dockrell was the final man dismissed after making 45, Ireland’s highest whole.
Stephen Doheny and Paul Stirling placed on 60 runs within the opening stand however as soon as Shakib dismissed Doheny for 34 Ireland collapsed to 5-76, by no means to get better.
“We were not too disappointed at the halfway stage as the wicket was good and the best time was to bat under lights,” Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie stated.
“But we kept losing wickets and didn’t get any partnerships.”
Graham Hume completed with a profession finest 4-60 however the hosts shrugged off early strain from the Irish bowling assault.
Shakib and Towhid added 135 for the fourth wicket to raise Bangladesh from 81-3 after Tamim (3), Litton Das (26) and Najmul Hossain (25) all fell cheaply.
He grew to become the second Bangladeshi cricketer to succeed in 7,000 ODI runs after Tamim.
Shakib is now additionally simply the third cricketer to surpass that milestone in ODI runs and 300 one-day wickets after Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.
He shifted gears after reaching his third successive ODI fifty and hitting Harry Tector for 5 fours in an over.
He fell seven runs in need of his tenth ODI hundred after chasing a large yorker from Hume to get the underside edge.
Towhid performed one of the best debut innings for Bangladesh in ODIs, including 80 runs for the fifth wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim, who struck 44 off 26 balls.
Hume eliminated each batsmen in the identical over earlier than taking the wicket of Taskin Ahmed however the vacationers had been unable to cease the move of runs.
The remaining ODIs can be performed in Sylhet on Monday and Thursday.
Ireland, who will even play three Twenty20 internationals and a Test throughout their tour, final visited Bangladesh for a bilateral collection in 2008.