Captain Saif Hasan led the side from the front
with a sublime 120 runs knock as Bangladesh Emerging Team romped to a six-
wicket win over visiting Ireland Wolves in the third match of the five-match
one-day series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today.
By virtue of the victory, Bangladesh took a 2-0 lead with the first match
being called off. The victory also meant Ireland, who lost the lone four-day
game, has no option to win the one-day series from here.
The game was delayed by two hours and started at 11 AM instead of 9 AM in
line with the Covid-19 medical protocol for the series as a local support
staff attached to the Ireland Wolves had tested positive for Covid-19
As per the protocol, re-test was conducted on the suspected person and
close contacts on the same day. Test results for all these individuals have
returned negative this morning.
Being sent to bat first, Ireland Wolves put up a respectable 260-7 but it
was not enough to make sure their victory against a rampant local side, who,
rode on captain Saif Hasan’s century, overhauled the target with 264-4 in
Saif indeed kept the side rolling even though the top order trio Tanzid
Hasan Tamim (17), Mahmudul Hasan Joy (16) and Yasir Ali Chowdhury (13)
couldn’t prolong their innings.
All of them got dismissed before crossing the 20-run mark but Saif found
an apt support from Towhid Hridoy, with whom he put on a 68-run for the
fourth wicket to take the side on the verge of the victory.
Saif struck 11 fours and five sixes in his 125 ball-120 after which he was
dismissed against the play of the game.
Hridoy and Shamim Hossain then formed another vital partnership, sharing 69
runs off just 40 balls in an undefeated fifth wicket stand to sail the side
home. Shamim blasted 44 off 25 with seven fours and one six while Hridoy
hammered 43 off 44 with three fours and one six.
Earlier, Ireland Wolves wobbled at the start of the innings but firstly
opener James McCollum resisted with 40 and then wicket-keeper batsman Lorcan
Tucker unleashed a quick fire knock to help the side get past 250.
Tucker clobbered nine fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 82 off 52.
Curtis Campher was the other notable scorer for visitors with 43 while
captain Harry Tector made 36.
Fast bowler Mukidul Islam Mugdho was the highest wicket-taker for
Bangladesh Emerging Team with 3-53 while Sumon Khan and Towhid Hridoy took
one wicket apiece.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)