Match Details

BAN vs IRE 2nd ODI, BAN vs IRE 2023

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So that's all from our side as well. With the second match being called off, Bangladesh lead the series 1-0, with the third and final match of the series set to be played on 23rd March.  We appreciate your participation from all across the world. On behalf of my co-commentators Prince Suman and Saipavan Janaki Scorers/Analysts Ashok Dayma and Yogesh Kumar, I, Deepak Prakash, am signing off. Please join us for the other fixtures across the world. Until then, Ta-Ta, Bye-Bye.
8:09 PM IST | So, we have the final update folks, the match has been called off, and rain has had the final say. 

Earlier, after being invited to bat first, Bangladesh put on a phenomenal total of 349 runs in 50 overs, which is the highest-ever total posted by Bangladesh in an ODI match.

Their batting started off steadily, with a 42-run opening partnership. But it was Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto who really set things in motion, with a sensible and well-executed 101-run partnership for the second wicket. This laid the foundation for the rest of the team to build upon.

And build they did, with wicket-keeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim putting on a truly impressive display. He not only scored a century but did so in the fastest ever for a Bangladesh player in an ODI match. With his brilliant performance, Bangladesh were able to post a mammoth 349 runs in the allotted 50 overs.

From the bowling front, Graham Hume shone with the ball for the visitors as he scalped three wickets and bowled two maiden overs in his allotted 10 overs.

Just as the first innings came to an end, it started to rain, and unfortunately, the game had to be abandoned. It was a disappointing end to what promised to be an exciting contest, and  Rahim's excellent innings went in vain. Bangladesh lead the series 1-0, with the third and final match of the series set to be played on 23rd March.
7:50 PM IST | The latest news from the center is it's still drizzling at the moment, and the covers are firmly in place.
7:44 PM IST | The cut-off time for a 20-over game is 9:03 PM IST (9:33 PM Local). 
7:33 PM IST | The live pictures show that the rain has eased off, but we are still waiting for the official statement.
6:44 PM IST | The scene at the Sylhet is not promising as it's still raining. The cut-off time to resume the game is 7:36 PM IST (8:06 PM Local).
06.30 PM IST: Still we don't have postive update. Raining at the venue. Stay tuned for the further updates...
06.00 PM IST: Here we go,  as it was predicted the rain god has arrived and the pitch is under covers at the moment. Oh, as I speak, it has got heavier now. One hopes it passes away soon. Fingers crossed🤞🤞
5:30 PM IST! A brilliant display of batting by Bangladesh as they posted 349 runs after 50 overs. Scintillating innings by Mushfiqur Rahim as he scored a century.

After being invited to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a slow start as they scored 42 runs for loss of 1 wicket in the powerplay. Tamim Iqbal and Litton das started the inning sensibly and added 42 runs for the first wicket. In the last overs of the powerplay, Tamim Iqbal lost his wicket to steal a run.

Najmul Hossain Shanto joined Litton Das at no 3 and both batters started the rotating strike, after some over both batters had taken aggressive routes and stitched 101 runs stand. In the process, Litton Das completed his 8th ODI half-century and 2000 runs in ODI. However, Curtis Campher broke this partnership by dismissing Litton Das 70(71).

Last match hero Shakib Al Hasan came at the crease but was unable to continue his form as Graham Hume trapped him at the gully. Towhid Hridoy joined Najmul Hossain Shanto at the crease and both batters tried to build a partnership but their progress was halted when Graham Hume trapped Shanto(73 0ff 77) behind the wicket.

Mushfiqur Rahim comes at no 6 and continued his form and smashed boundaries all over the ground and added a blistering 100 runs to take the tally to 349. In the process, Mushfiqur Rahim completed 7000 runs in ODI and got his 9th ODI century. On another side, Towhid Hridoy played a crucial inning in the middle as he scored 49 off 34 balls.

From a bowling point of view, Graham Hume was the pick of the bowler as he extracted 3 wickets, while Mark Adair and Curtis Campher extracted a solitary wicket each.            

So,  350  is the target for Ireland. It’s a mammoth target to chase. Can they chase this down? Find out as the chase starts soon on the other side. Stay tuned!

Milestone Alert: 

  • Tamim Iqbal completed 15,000 International runs. First Bangladeshi batter to do so

  • Mushfiqur Rahim completed his 7000 ODI runs

  • Mushfiqur Rahim’s 60-ball century is the fastest by a Bangladesh batter

  • Litton Das completed his 2000 ODI runs today

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Mushfiqur Rahim
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Mushfiqur's 60-ball 100, is the fastest by a Bangladesh batter. 

Previous record Shakib off 63 balls against Zimbambe in 2009
Rahim you beauty! He completed his 9th hundred in ODI. 
49.6 G Hume to M Rahim
1 Fuller delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Rahim flicks it to mid-wicket for a single to bring up his well-deserved century on the occasion. He gets a standing ovation from the crowd and his team mates.
1 ball and 1 run needed for Rahim to bring up his hundred.
49.5 G Hume to M Rahim
2 Fuller delivery on the stumps. Rahim flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Rahim is on 99 now. 
2 balls left!! Can Rahim get to his Century?