Bangladesh A and Ireland A earlier played out a 2-2 draw in the five-game one-day series
Opening batsman Soumya Sarkar finally got back among the runs as Bangladesh A beat Ireland A by four wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series in Dublin, Ireland Monday. Soumya has been going through a lean patch recently but he finally struck a fifty to propel Bangladesh A to victory.
Chasing 153 runs, the visiting side reached their destination in 18 overs, riding on Soumya’s 41-ball 57, featuring five fours and three sixes. No 3 batsman Nazmul Hossain Shanto and youngster Afif Hossain chipped in with 38 and 35 not out respectively.
Ireland A’s Andy McBrine and Peter Chase bagged three and two wickets respectively.
MATCH REPORT: Wolves defeated in first T20 against Bangladesh at @ClontarfCC despite a 41 from @SimiSingh147 and 3-23 from @mcbrine_andy. The two sides are back in action on Wednesday at 4pm at the same venue. Read more: https://t.co/nnJy7cHPIa #BackingGreen pic.twitter.com/pyb7qVgqhI— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) August 13, 2018
Earlier, Ireland A, batting first, posted 152 before being dismissed in their stipulated 20 overs. Middle-order batsman Simi Singh top-scored for his side with 41.
Bangladesh A seamers Shariful Islam and Saifuddin and spinner Taijul Islam notched two wickets respectively.
The two teams will take on each other Wednesday in the second and penultimate T20 at the same venue. Bangladesh A and Ireland A earlier played out a 2-2 draw in the five-game one-day series.
Bangladesh A 155/6 in 18 overs (Soumya 57, Shanto 38) beat Ireland A 152 (Simi 41, Saifuddin 2/21) by four wickets