Liton Das struck a 41-ball 83 and skipper Shakib Al Hasan took 5-22 as Bangladesh defeated Ireland by 77 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Bangladesh routed Ireland by 77 runs in the alternate T20 transnational in Chattogram on Wednesday to decide the three- match series.
Nature Liton Das struck a 41- ball 83 and commander Shakib Al Hasan took 5- 22 in a game reduced to 17 overs because of rain detainments.
Liton’s half- century off just 18 deliveries was the fastest by a Bangladeshi batter, surpassing Mohammad Ashraful’s 20 ball- fifty in 2007 against the West Indies at the T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh had won the first match by 22 runs through the DLS system.
Put in to club first, Bangladesh scored nearly 12 runs per over to collect a hefty 202- 3. The callers responded with 125- 9.
Liton and Rony Talukdar combined for a Bangladesh record of 124 runs for the opening stage to give their side a solid launch.
They incontinently went after the Irish bowlers and picked up 73 runs in the first five overs. Liton brought up his 10th half- century by pushing legpsinner Ben White’s delivery to backward square leg for a single.
Talukdar treated another legspinner Gareth Delany with two sixes to join the party.
White, who ultimately ended with numbers of 2- 28 in Bangladesh’s run fest, handed some relief by dismissing Talukdar after he hit 44 off 23.
Liton appeared to be on course of his maiden century but edged one off White that spun slightly.
Shakib and Towhid Hridoy kept the runs flowing and added 61 off 29 before the ultimate was removed on 24 in the penultimate delivery. Shakib wasn’t out on 38 off 24.
Ireland’s run- chase sustained a major reversal when fast cracker
Taskin Ahmed( 3- 27) had Paul Stirling caught by Liton on the first delivery of the innings.
Shakib also got into the act, with a slower delivery that thwarted Lorcan Tucker( 6). He also struck doubly in his alternate over to get the better of Ross Adair and Delany for single- number figure.
Shakib gave Bangladesh another double- gate over to complete his alternate five- for, dismissing George Dockrell and also Harry Tector, who struck three sixes for his 16 ball- 22. Curtis Campher top- scored for the callers with 50 from 30 balls.
The brigades conclude the series Friday before a one- off test starting coming Tuesday in Dhaka.
Shakib Al Hasan came the each- time leading gate- taker in T20 Internationals during Bangladesh’s 2nd T20I against Ireland in Chattogram on Wednesday.
Shakib’s total lattices census now stands at 136, two further than Tim Southee’s 134. The Bangladesh each- rounder started the contest with 131 lattices to his name and picked a fifer.
Shakib got the lattices of Ross Adair, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector and George Dockrell during the innings, with Dockrell being the corner gate.
He finished the four over share with numbers 5- 22. before in the match, Shakib struck 38 runs off 24 deliveries as Bangladesh mounted 202 runs in the rain- reduced 17- over match.
Shakib reached the record census in 114 matches. His career bowling-average daises at20.67 at an frugality rate of6.80. He’ll be in action for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2023. Know More Latest Cricket News…