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Bangladesh-Ireland series

BAN-IRE second match washed out after Mushfiq storm



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The second ODI between Bangladesh and Ireland at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) has been called off due to the persistent rain.

The hosts had posted a massive 349 for six in 50 overs thanks to Mushfiqur Rahim's century, breaking their previous record for an ODI total (388/8), just two days prior.

Rain ruined the rest of the game though, which had to be called off at 8.32pm local time, without a single ball bowled in the chase.

Mushfiqur's unbeaten century, Litton Das 70 and Najmul Hossain Shanto 73 powered the Tigers to reach 349-6 in 50 overs.

Mushfiq smashed the fastest 60-ball hundred for Bangladesh, the latter also crossed the 7000-run landmark in ODIs. Mushfiqur struck 14 boundaries and two sixes to hit his 9th ODI hundred. 

Batting first, openers Litton Das and Tamim Iqbal gave Bangladesh a steady start as the duo put on 42 runs for the opening partnership before Tamim got runout. The captain took 31 balls to score 23 aided by four boundaries registering 15000 International runs.

The game took a quick turn when Shanto and Liton amassed a 101-run partnership, Liton scored 70 off 71 while Shanto struck 73 in 77 balls to toil Ireland bowlers.

Towhid Hridoy played a blistering knock of 49 in just 34 balls, hitting four 4's and a six, he partnered with Mushfiqur to pile up 128 runs for the fifth wicket but fell prey to Mark Adair before scoring his second ODI fifty.  

Bangladesh won the first match by a massive 184 runs in the first ODI after registering the highest total of 338 runs in the ODI format.