Rain plays spoilsport as tri-series opener ends in no result

Tamim Iqbal scored an unbeaten 64
Tamim Iqbal scored an unbeaten 64
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Bangladesh 157-4 (Tamim 67no) v Ireland
First match, Tri-Series, Dublin
No Result
Scorecard

Heavy and persistent rain played spoilsport as the first game of the tri-series between Ireland and Bangladesh in Dublin ended without a result with only 31.1 overs of play possible.

Ireland won the toss and decided to filed first in gloomy conditions. After drizzle delayed the proceeding at the start of the day, game kicked started at 11:10 local time.

In his first two overs, Peter Chase (3-33) accounted for Soumya Sarkar (5) and Sabbir Rahman (0) to leave the visitors reeling at nine for two.

Tamim Iqbal (64 not out) and Mushfiqur Rahim (13) looked positive as they scored seven boundaries between them in the first powerplay to take the score to 43 for two.

Just when the duo were looking good, Barry McCarthy (1-43) and Chase further dented Bangladesh's hopes with the wickets of Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan (14) respectively.

Tamim was accompanied by a positive strokemaking Mahmudullah (43 not out) and the duo added 87 runs between them with the former completing a fifty.

When the score was 157 for four in 31.1 overs, it began to rain heavily at Malahide following which the game could not resume leading to an abandonment.

The second game of the series will be played at the same venue with Ireland taking on New Zealand on Sunday.

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