Sunny spins Bangladesh to huge win in opening T20I ...

Sunny spins Bangladesh to huge win in opening T20I over Ireland

Tags: Bangladesh tour of Ireland and Netherlands 2012, Ireland Vs Bangladesh 1st T20I at Belfast - Jul 18, 2012, Mohammad Elias Sunny, Shakib Al Hasan

Published on: Jul 18, 2012

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Bangladesh crushed hosts Ireland by 71 runs in the opening T20I at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Stormont, Belfast on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. It was a strong batting show from the visitors as they piled up 190 for 5 after they were put into bat first by the Ireland Captain William Porterfield.

By BV Swagath

Bangladesh crushed hosts Ireland by 71 runs in the opening T20I at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Stormont, Belfast on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. It was a strong batting show from the visitors as they piled up 190 for 5 after they were put into bat first by the Ireland Captain William Porterfield.

The top scorer for Bangladesh was Shakib Al Hasan with 57 from 33 balls with 9 fours followed up by Ziaur Rahman, who made an unbeaten 40 (from 17 balls with 5 sixes). Mahmudullah also played an entertaining cameo of 23 from 15 balls (with a four and 2 sixes). For the hosts, veteran seamer Trent Johnson bowled well giving away only 23 runs off his 4 overs.

Elias SunnyIn their run chase, Ireland crashed to 119 for 8 with debutant left-arm spinner Elias Sunny wrecking them apart with figures of 4-1-13-5. Another left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak took 2 for 9 in 4 overs. The top scorer for Ireland was Gary Wilson with an unbeaten 41 (from 36 balls with 4 fours and a six). Elias Sunny got the Man of the Match award in what was his maiden T20I for Bangladesh.

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