A brilliant 92 runs by Zakir Hasan enabled Bangladesh A to record a thumping 87 runs victory over Ireland A in the first ODI at Wicklow, Dublin in the early hours of today.
Earlier, Bangladesh asked to bat first, piled up impressive 289 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs. Thanks to brilliant Zakir Hasan’s dazzling 92 runs off 92-ball studded with eight glorious boundaries and three eye catching sixers enabled Bangladesh A to post a challenging total.
Zakir along with Saif Hassan (37) put on impressive 139 runs for the first wicket partnership. Fazle Rabbi with a quick fire 53, Al Amin with 47 runs and skipper Mominul Haque with 23 were the other notable Bangladesh A batsmen.
Chase with three for 63 and Tyrone Kane with three for 67 were the leading Ireland A bowlers.
In reply, Ireland A batsmen found Bangladesh A bowlers meant business when they came out to bat, against some very disciplined bowling, Irish A batsmen found runs hard to come by as they struggled to be bowled out for 202 runs in 46.3 overs.
Bangladesh A- 289 for 6 in 50 overs,
Zakir Hasan 92 off 92 balls (4×8,6×3), Fazle Rabbi 53 off 41 balls,
(4×5,6×1), Al Amin 47 off 41 balls, Saif Hassan 37 off 74 balls Chase 3/63,
Tyrone Kane 3/ 67
Ireland A- 202 all out in 46.3 overs, Tyrone Kane 49, Getkate 38, S Thompson 23, Harry Tector 23, Garth 19.
Shrariful Islam 3/40, Khaled 2/27, Saifuddin 2/35, Sunzamul Islam 2/35