Ireland slip to Bangladesh defeat in Twenty20 warm-up

Shakib Al Hasan put in a match-winning performance as Bangladesh saw off Ireland in a World Twenty20 warm-up clash in Fatullah.

Ireland slip to Bangladesh defeat in Twenty20 warm-up

Shakib Al Hasan put in a match-winning performance as Bangladesh saw off Ireland in a World Twenty20 warm-up clash in Fatullah.

The all-rounder clubbed 58 from 32 balls as part of Bangladesh’s first-up 179 for three and then took two for 13 as the Irish were seen off by 44 runs.

Bangladesh had been in some trouble at 63 for three when Shakib and captain Mushfiqur Rahim joined each other at the crease, but a partnership of 116 (Rahim 59 from 30) saw them post a healthy total.

Ireland never looked in danger of reaching it and short of a run-a-ball 44 from opener Ed Joyce they were flat in their response.

Stuart Thompson added 35 lower down the order but the damage had already been done.

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