Bangladesh stumbled again against Ireland in the final warm-up match before the start of the T20 World Cup. However, against Sri Lanka, the bowling performance was favorable, but not this time.
Bangladesh lost by a big margin of 33 runs in the second official T20 World Cup warm-up match in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Batting first, the Irish scored 177/3 runs. In reply, Bangladesh managed to score 144 runs in the end.
For Bangladesh, Sohan hit 36 off 24 balls and Soumya hit 36 off 30 balls.
Bangladesh began in utter devastation as they pursued the run. In the first over, Naeem Sheikh came back after scoring three runs off four balls. The match’s captain Liton Das, was bowled in the next over. Bangladesh lost two wickets for a total of five runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim was unable to break the cycle of his poor form. This batsman, who is experienced in run drought, was bowled out after scoring four runs off four balls. So three wickets fell in the team’s 15 runs.
Soumya Sarkar, playing at number three, was doing well. He continued to increase the run, while he was at crease. Afif Hossain didn’t last long after he joined him. Benjamin White stopped Afif, who made 16 out of 16 balls.
Soumya later got another pair with Sohan. He was on his way to fifty. His inning, however, ended with an unlucky run out of 36 off 30 balls.
Sohan, on the other hand, increased the team’s run alone for the remainder of the time. Before returning from Mark Adair’s ball, he hit 36 runs off 24 balls. His dismissal in the 16th over effectively ended Bangladesh’s chances of victory. Sheikh Mehedi Hasan and Shamim Patwari, for example, did not receive any runs.
Bangladesh came close to 150 runs when Taskin Ahmed (14 off 11 balls) scored some runs.
After losing the toss, Bangladesh bowled in front of Ireland’s openers. At first, Sterling rode out the storm. Sterling finished with 22 runs in 16 balls, including 5 fours. Taskin bowled Bilbarni, who scored 25 points on 22 balls. He also apprehended George Dockrell.
However, there was no success. With an unbroken 99-run partnership with Harry Tector, Delney led the team to big capital. Despite the tector being a little slow (23 out of 23 balls), Delaney made a big run by compensating for it with a rain of sixes. This right-handed man eventually proved to be the difference between the two teams by scoring 88 runs from 50 balls.
Taskin was Bangladesh’s best player. This fast bowler took two wickets while allowing only 26 runs in four overs. Sheikh Mehedi, the off-spinner, did not take a wicket but allowed only 15 runs in three overs. Soumya Sarkar, an infrequent bowler, allowed only 13 runs in two overs.
The other three bowlers, on the other hand, were pale and expensive. Mostafiz did not play in the first warm-up match following his return from the IPL, but he scored 10 runs per over in this match. Mostafiz’s four overs yielded 40 runs to the Irish. Despite taking two wickets in the first over, left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed was disappointed. In three overs, he gave up 33 runs.
Captain Mahmudullah did not play in this match as a precautionary measure due to an injury, and Shakib Al Hasan is busy with the IPL.
Short score of T20 World Cup Warm up Match
Ireland: 18/3 in 20 overs (Sterling 22, Bilbirnie 25, Delney 88 *, Dockrell 9, Tector 23 *; Taskin 4-0-26-2, Sheikh Mehdi 3-0-15-0, Nasum 3-0-33 -1, Mostafiz 4-0-40-0, Shariful 4-0-41-0, Soumya 2-0-13-0)
Bangladesh: 144 in 20 overs (Naeem 3, Liton 1, Soumya 37, Mushfiqur 4, Afif 17, Sohan 38, Shamim 1, Sheikh Mehedi 9, Taskin 14 *, Nasum 0, Mostafiz 7; Young 2/21, Little 2/22 , Simi 1/19, Adair 3/33, White 1/37, Denley 0/9)