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Bangladesh Emerging Team have clinched the ODI series 4-0 as the young Tigers beat Ireland Wolves by 5 runs in the fifth and final match in Mirpur Sunday. Mahmudul Hasan Joy hit his maiden List A century, which helped Bangladesh to get a fighting score of 260 runs. The first match was abandoned due to Ruhan Pretorius Corona positive result.
Ireland Wolves needed 12 runs in the last over to win. Where Rezaur Rahman Raza conceded only 5 runs to get the clean swept over visitors.
Ireland Wolves did not have a good start as they set a target of 261 for victory. Fast bowler Shafiqul Islam returned Jeremy Lawlor on team's 6 runs. Stephen Doheny, another opener, made a 97-run stand with Mark Adair after overcoming the initial push.
Saif Hasan broke the tie by returning Adair who scored 45 off 63 balls. Although Doheny scored at one end, the batsmen at the other end were in the procession. In the middle.
Doheny, who picked up a half-century, finally stopped with 81 off 99 balls. Shamim Hossain Patwari returned this right-handed batsman.
Lorcan Tucker then tried to take the helm of the team but could not make the innings big. Saif's ball fell into LBW before and he scored 17 runs from 23 balls. Gareth Delaney could not settle down that day as Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam returned with 7 runs.
Neil Rock fought in the end but could not finish the match. Rock's 35 off 38 balls only reduced the gap of defeat margin. Tanvir took 3 Saif and 2 for Bangladesh.
Earlier, after losing the toss, the batsmen of Bangladesh Emerging team could not make a good start. Anisul Haque Emon started the innings with Saif Hasan on the day of seven changes in the XI. Despite playing in the first 4 matches, the team management rested Tanjid Hasan Tamim on this day.
Mark Adair returned Saif to the dressing room when Bangladesh had 15 runs on board. The captain of the team made only 3 runs from 14 balls. Then another opener Anisul handled the initial disaster with Joy. 49 runs came from the pair of these two. When Anisul returned with 41 runs off 31 balls, the partnership have broken. The right-handed batsman hit 6 fours in the innings.
After the departure of Anisul, Joy made a 45-run partnership with Towhid Hridoy. This pair broke with Hridoy’s departure, he made 20 runs from 39 balls. Shahadat Hossain Dipu and Shamim could not settle down. Shahadat returned with 13 runs and Shamim left with 11 runs.
After Shamim's departure, Mahidul Islam made a partnership of 81 runs with Joy. The pair broke up when the Mahidul returned to 33 runs. Joy completed his first century in the series with 124 balls. In the end, the right-handed batsman stopped after making 123 off 135 balls.
He hit 3 sixes and 9 fours in this innings. After Joy returned to the dressing room, no other batsman could stand. Adair took three wickets and Ruhan Pretorius took two.
Joy was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant century. The young batman, who scored 285 runs with one century and two half centuries, was also adjudged man of the series.
Bangladesh Emerging Team 260/10 in 49.4 overs (Mahmudul 123, Anisul 41, Ankon 33; Adair 3/27, Tector 2/37, Pretorius 2/51) beat Ireland Wolves 255/9 in 50 overs (Dohney 81, Adair 45, Rock 35; Saif 3/31, Tanvir 2/39, Shafiqul 2/57) by 5 runs