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Ireland Wolves to return home empty-handed

After losing a four-day game, four one-days, Ireland Wolves lost the solitary T20 match to Bangladesh Emerging team as well, and thus, they are all set to return home empty-handed.

On Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Sumon Khan bagged four wickets in this game while Towhid Hridoy hit a fifty to guide Bangladesh Emerging to the win.

Ireland won the toss and opted to bowl first. They conceded 184 runs taking seven wickets in 20 overs. Bangladesh opener Anisul Islam suffered a duck and Mahmudul Hasan Joy, who hit a century in the final one-day, scored eight only.

Despite this early failure, Saif Hassan (48), Yasir Ali (22), Towhid (58) and Shamim Hossain (28) batted well to post a total of 184 which eventually proved to be too tough to chase down by the Ireland Wolves.

Shamim once again was tremendous with the bat as he scored 28 off 11 balls with four sixes.

For Ireland Wolves, Peter Chase took two wickets while Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher and Shane Getkate bagged one wicket each.

In reply, Ireland tumbled for 154 in 18.1 overs with Lorcan Tucker hitting the highest individual innings of 38 for them.

Stephen Doheny (29), Harry Tector (22), Neil Rock (16), Shane Getkate (26) and Mark Adair (11) have also reached two-digit scores, but their efforts were not enough to avoid a defeat.

For Bangladesh, Sumon Khan bagged four wickets conceding 28 runs in 3.1 overs while Tanvir Islam and Aminul Islam took two wickets each.

Earlier in the five-match one-day series, Sumon Khan was the best bowler taking seven wickets while Mukidul Islam Mugdho bagged six and Saif took Saif Hassan five. Ruhan Pretorius and Mark Adair also bagged five wickets each for Ireland.

In the same series, Mahmudul ended up the event scoring the most runs, 285, with a century and two fifties. In the top five batsmen, Towhid Hridoy (226), Saif Hassan (190) and Shamim Hossain (130) also have managed a place each while Ruhan Pretorius is the only Irish batsman to have placed in the top five batsmen with scoring 142 runs.

Source: United News of Bangladesh