Bangladesh A clinch series in curtailed match

Bangladesh A 172 for 6 (Al-Amin 67, McCarthy 2-32) beat Ireland A 170 for 7 (Balbirnie 83, Imran 3-33) by four wickets

Bangladesh A clinched the one-day series against Ireland A with a four-wicket win in the fourth game in Cox’s Bazar. The match was a 20-over per side affair – both teams agreed to a shortened fourth match as they did not want to play three one-dayers in as many days. The final match of the series, on October 26, will be a 50-over match.

The home side strode towards the 171-run target through a quick third-wicket stand between captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Al-Amin. They added 58 runs in just 5.2 overs, with Shanto’s 26-ball 47 including four boundaries and three sixes.

After Shanto’s dismissal in the tenth over, Al-Amin took Bangladesh A within ten runs of victory, before he was dismissed for 67 off 40 balls. He struck eight fours and two sixes. Barry McCarthy took two wickets while there was one each for Andrew McBrine, Peter Chase, Stuart Thompson and Simi Singh.

Earlier, Andy Balbirnie‘s quickfire 83 took Ireland to a competitive 170 for 7. Balbirnie struck seven fours and four sixes in his 51-ball innings. He added 65 runs for the fourth wicket with Sean Terry, who made a run-a-ball 28. Pace bowler Imran Ali Enam took three wickets while Mahedi Hasan, Abu Hider and Abul Hasan took one each.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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