Finally, Ireland got a victory in Bangladesh. They lost the first two games in the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh. But skipper Paul Stirling played a fantastic innings in the 3rd match to avoid the clean sweep against the home team. Today, Ireland defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium to end the three-match T20 series.

Toss: Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, won the toss and decided to bat first at Chittagong.

Top order collapsed

The top order of Bangladesh have been brilliant throughout the series. Especially, Liton Kumar Das and Rony Talukdar were terrific in the first two games. But the two openers failed to get a good start today against the Irish bowlers. Bangladesh lost their first wicket in the 2nd over as Liton Kumar departed the pitch after scoring only five runs. After that, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Rony Talukdar also failed to get runs. Due to the aggression of Irish bowlers, Bangladesh went three men down in 24 runs.

Shamim Hossain tried hard

When the top order failed to make a good score, young lad Shamim Hossain tried very hard to help the team. He was not in the first two matches. That is why the third game was an opportunity for him to prove himself. However, Shamim Hossain did a very good job against the Irish bowlers, scoring his first-ever T20 half-century. Before losing the wicket, Shamim Hossain scored the highest 51 off 42 balls with two sixes and five fours. Relying on his bat, Bangladesh hardly scored 124 runs today.

Paul Stirling fired up to sink Bangladesh

Chasing the small target, Ireland also lost some early wickets. In-form pacer Taskin Ahmed hit first for Bangladesh as he bowled out Ross Adair in the 3rd over. Lorcan Tucker, the following batter, also failed to stay long. He lost his wicket to Shoriful Islam in the 6th over.

Although the two batters returned to the pavilion in a short time, Paul Stirling remained strict between the wickets. He continued hitting boundaries to chase the target. With Stirling scoring 77 runs from 41 balls before losing his wicket, the team was able to complete the chase within 14 overs. As a result, Ireland ended the T20 series with a victory against Bangladesh.

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